7QT: 4th of July, My Birthday, & More

- 1 - #Updates - TODAY IS MY 6 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! - 4th of July was awesome! - My husband threw me an awesome surprise party! - At the party I got a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card, which I used to buy a laminator! - I got a very nice package in the mail for a very nice person for my birthday!  It's called a RAK (random act of kindness) and I was blown away!  Picture on my IG. - I met a friend for lunch this past week because she's moving out of state!  It was really nice; I … [Read more...]

Fun & Easy Firework Art Project for Kids

  I found this great simple 4th of July art project on Pinterest, and I already had all the supplies necessary to do it!  This was such an easy craft and Cupcakes really enjoyed it.  The tricky part was finding the time when she was awake but Tootsie Roll was napping.  We squeezed it in because she actually woke up before he did during the afternoon nap! Supplies: - Red & Blue Paint - A White Piece of Paper - About 8 Flexi Straws - Scotch Tape Instructions: 1. Assemble the … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom, to me, and to all you lovely mom readers! … [Read more...]


- 1 - #Updates HAPPY EASTER!! - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: How to Attract New Readers to your Blog The author of this post on Live Randomly Simple suggests submitting posts / articles to sites and blogs that accept submissions.  She has a whole long list on this one of her Blog Tips posts!  Check it out; it sounds like a great idea. - 3 - Easter … [Read more...]

We had a Wonderful Easter! Photo Collage Dump!

I'm kind of super proud of these collages. We had a great day. I would love to see all of your Easter photos too! If you wrote Easter blog posts, put your link in the comments. Smiley face. … [Read more...]

My (and Cupcakes’) 5 Fave Shopkins #5Faves

Alright technically, these are my nine favorite Shopkins, but I'll tell you my *absolute* faves of these nine.  Have you heard of these things?  They're similar to the Crazy Bones of my day, but cuter!  And colorful!  They're apparently all the rage.  Cupcakes' friend told us about them, and now we try to find them at Target and they're always sold out.  My brother gets them for her on eBay.  It's possible he's more into them than she or I!  Are you / your children a collector / … [Read more...]

10 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

  Our St. Patrick's Day Party this past Saturday was so much fun! I had forgotten how amazing / funny the movie Quiet Man is! Cupcakes loved helping me make all the treats for our party, including the cupcakes, haha. Here are Some Ideas for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Little Kids today! 1. Go looking for shamrocks in the yard. 2. Make shamrock sugar cookies using three hearts. 3. If your kids are old enough explain three hearts ^^^ making one shamrock are like the … [Read more...]

7QT: St Patrick’s Day Party, Pizza Bagels & More

- 1 - #Updates It's feeling spring-ier and spring-ier outside!  Still, snow is everywhere and it's ugly.  I read one of my timehops from last year and it said, "I just want it to pour down rain to make all the ugly snow go away!"  That would be nice. It's Friday the 13th.  Good luck out there today! - 2 - Blog Stuff My goal is to read one blog post that I've pinned to my Bloggy & Social Media pin board per day.  I particularly enjoyed this one: - 3 - Fun, Quick Lunch Idea: … [Read more...]

Baby Led Weaning, Motorcycle Babes & other Saturday Laughs

5. Go home, baby… you're drunk.   4. She likes to force her love on him… while he struggles to get away.  Classic brother behavior.   3. So glad they have these things at the mall so I could snap this photo:   2. Accidental Baby Led Weaning… mmm peas!   1. I only let Cupcakes have one banana per day so when she goes in the kitchen and sees one, she always gets excited and tells her daddy, "I'm going to go tell mommy if I've had a banana … [Read more...]

Cupcakes’ Christmas Wedding

For this week's Saturday Laughs, I'm going to recount for you Cupcakes' description of her "Christmas Wedding".  It's pretty much the cutest.  In her words... On The Guest List: Mommy, Grandpa, Nana, Tootsie Roll, Daddy, Grandma, Poppa, Auntie Jenn, Uncle Jeff, Uncle Bob, and Auntie Amy. Decorations: Christmas Tree.  I moved it and put it in her bed to climb on top way up high.  There's a bow on the Christmas tree and decorations. There's going to be flowers in the aisle - those … [Read more...]