5 Faves: Electronics in my House

I am doing this post in honor of the hour I spent fixing the problems with my xbox. I turned a Cat in the Hat movie for the kidlets to watch so I could make dinner.  When I came back out, the screen was so dim.  I thought maybe it was the movie because the Cat and the Hat and his little human friends were in the ocean, but it was still weirdly dark.  And then, when the characters moved to an icy surface region, it was still dim. After the kids went to bed, I turned the TV/Xbox back on in hopes … [Read more...]

7QT: Back to Chi Town

- 1 - Happy Friday I'm sad that our vacation is over, but I'll tell you one thing I'm very happy about: normal eyes!  I found out this past week that I am very allergic to dogs (I thought it was just cats).  WOWZA my eyes were in agony!  I'm happy that they're much better now!! - 2 - Dessert of the Week PIE!  Pumpkin Pie for our early Thanksgiving!  It was so super delicious as was the Pistachio Pudding and Blueberry Delight!  Wish I had pictures... here's the Thanksgiving spread at … [Read more...]

Home / Family Organization: Kitchen Command Center and Finances Binder

Not too long ago, I found my friend Beth Anne's post "Easy Binder Organization for Bills and Mail" on Pinterest.  I hate it when mail piles up, and it happens way more often than I'd like.  I have a command center, which I really do love... Isn't it glorious??  Its a big cork board, which I got at Michael's, and pinned to it are the following: Thirty One Organizer, Calendar, White Board, Post-Its, Cleaning Schedule and Important Notices. In the organizer, I have a place for Mail, Paid Bills, … [Read more...]

How To Make Witch Hat Halloween Treats

  How to Make Chocolate Witch Hats For Your Halloween Party or Whatever This is a great treat to make because it requires so few ingredients and kids are easily able to help while having a lot of fun!  Cupcakes LOVED helping me make (and eat) these delicious witch hats. Ingredients   Fudge Striped Cookies Hershey's Kisses Orange Vanilla Frosting (We bought Halloween Frosting that was already orange, but you could also buy regular vanilla frosting and color it with yellow … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Cupcakes, Tootsie Roll & Their Parents

  This is our first time carving pumpkins in our new home, and its Tootsie Roll's first time actually getting to see the pumpkin being carved.  He was there last year, but couldn't see through my abdomen. I am SO excited for Halloween! Poll: What is Your Favorite Thing about Halloween? [You could also answer this poll on my Facebook page] … [Read more...]

7QT: Halloween Baby & other Halloween Stuff

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's been a pretty fun week.  Our little family went to the pumpkin patch, we did more organizing and cleaning… last weekend we had our awesome Stock the Bar Party and it was a great time. Happy Half Birthday to Tootsie Roll! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Halloween Marshmallow Fluff with Gummy Worms and Oreos!  a sponsored post from TruMoo - It's NO BAKE!  Check it out! - 3 - Pumpkin Patch I want to show you all about it, but I kind of think that should be its … [Read more...]

Progress on our House – Party and Wall Decorating

Housewarming Party Theme: Stock the Bar / Halloween We're throwing a housewarming party and the theme -since we don't need any presents - is Stock the Bar!  I found this awesome idea for an invitation.  Here's the top half of ours: I'll write a post all about it after it's over so I can take pictures of everything.  So stay tuned! We Also Put Up Some Wall Decorations In the hallway between the kids' rooms, I put up my old calendar from when I was a Kindergarten teacher so Cupcakes and I … [Read more...]

Progress on our House – Garage, Tootsie Roll’s Room

The bank repaired the garage for us because those violations added up to $4000!  So that was awesome.  However, they didn't paint or install siding.  Thankfully, I have an awesome dad! and he painted it for us!!  Our village demands that the garage walls match the house so the color we chose was Mushroom Cap.  I like that name.  :)  I was telling Hobbs… If the village didn't insist about the color match, I don't think it ever would have occurred to me to do the garage the same color as the … [Read more...]

Goodbye Apartment!

We've been back and forth to the apartment so many times this month scrambling to get everything out.  I seriously have NO IDEA how we've accumulated so much stuff.  I'm trying so hard to sell / donate / trash things to widdle it down!  Luckily, I've just discovered Facebook Garage Sales!  Have you heard of this??  Just go to Facebook and search your town + "garage sale" and see if anything comes up!  I've found two groups near me, and even finding buyers for some of my stuff.  I got $30 for our … [Read more...]

7QT: Future Blogger, Moving & 5 Months

- 1 - Happy Friday! This week has been dragging… I'm so glad we're at the end! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Waffle Cone Carmel Vanilla Ice Cream (Market Pantry)! We bought more of this at the grocery store and the cashier was going on and on about it with me.  Her and her daughter love it too.  They say it's their secret.  So I'm letting the secret out to you, my fabulous blog readers.  Give it a try!  We did because they were out of our classic Oreo flavor and we love it so much!! - 3 … [Read more...]