7QT: Updates, Pinterest Tips, Etsy & More

- 1 - #Updates - Hubby cleaned out the gutters.  YAY! - Tootsie Roll is teething again.  NOT YAY! - We still have to re-register Cupcakes for gymnastics for the summer. - Hubby and I have been sucked back into Candy Crush. - We're thrilled with the nice weather, and have resumed going on walks! - We redeemed $15 more in Target gift cards with the Shopkicks app! - My sister and her new husband are still on their honeymoon. - The kids, my mom, and I are going shopping tomorrow and I … [Read more...]

Dear Marvel & Jurassic World Toy Companies, Hubs and I are Mad at You

WARNING: Contains **Spoilers** Dear Marvel Toy Maker, We found a set of Avengers toys at Target and this conversation happened: HOBBS: We should get this set for Cupcakes and TR for Christmas! ME: Oh yeah we should!  How awesome! ME: Hey... where's Black Widow?? [granted, I'm no Scarlett Johansson fan and I'm also not a fan of the name Black Widow but nothing I can do about either of those things.] HOBBS: Well there's no Hawkeye either. ME: YES there is!  Look!  Where the eff is Black … [Read more...]

Cute DIY Cinderella Mouse Craft: Gus Gus & Jac

Have you seen the new Cinderella movie?  It took us a while, but Cupcakes and I finally went with my mom to see it!  I might say this a lot, but I LOVED the movie!  Loved!  The message was beautiful and even though I cried pretty much the whole time, I couldn't have been happier with how it was done. Cupcakes loved it too.  So we wanted to do some Cindrella-related crafts and activities. We had this Scholastic book from a couple of Easters ago.  I found them at Jewel (Albertson's to some … [Read more...]

Nap Time Reviews: The Social Network & Feed

"We lived on farms and then we lived in cities and now we're going to live on the Internet!" - Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in The Social Network Both my kids are sleeping and I'm watching The Social Network.  <-- As soon as I typed that, they woke up.  Ha!  Anyway, I'm pretty fascinated by Facebook.  It changed the world.  In many ways, it's brought people closer together, and in other ways, it's caused us to become more isolated.  A lot of people have a lot of opinions, but as for … [Read more...]

7QT: Irish Stuff, Due Date Coming, Legos

- 1 - Happy Friday! HAPPY SPRING!! I've had a pretty good week.  :)  But the weather is still rough.  It keeps convincing me that spring is really coming but then BOOM snow! Here's a picture taken MARCH 20: It got so much worse than the above picture, but I took it early.  :-/ - 2 - Dessert of the Week Girl Scout Cookies. 'nuff said. - 3 - Lego Movie We took Cupcakes to see her second movie at the theater and it was The Lego Movie.  I have to say it was really fantastic! … [Read more...]

Puddles, Birthdays, Listening & other Saturday Laughs

5. Cupcakes has combined my "how dare you" jests towards Hobbs and Anna's (from Frozen) "Don't you dare!" towards Kristoff to come up with her own phrase: "How don't dare you!" 4. Sometimes, in the movie theater, I am the only one who laughs at a hilarious one-liner.  Apparently in RoboCop, I was the only one who thought "Why is America so robo-phobic?!" was laugh-out-loud-worthy.  Eep! 3. Cupcakes gets so shy about people singing Happy Birthday.  I used to be the same way as a kid (and … [Read more...]

7QT: All Hallows

- 1 - HAPPY FRIDAY What a great week! - 2 - Dessert of the Week ... will undoubtedly be candy.  ;-) - 3 - All Hallows Eve It was a rainy Halloween, but at least it was very warm!  We had a great time.  We got to do a little trick or treating and then we went to our annual Halloween restaurant. P.S. If you want to learn how I made our sweet skeleton family costumes, click here! - 4 - All Hallows As Catholics, the celebration continues!  Today is all saints day, where … [Read more...]

Elliot Broidy’s Sugar (Movie Trailer)

Hey guys! An opportunity came across my keyboard to share with you a preview for this new movie.  I watched this trailer and it looks really interesting.  Movies based on true stories can be quite moving.  Let me know what you think of the movie preview! Want to see 90210 star Shenae Grimes in a dramatic leading role? Check out the latest movie by executive producer Elliott Broidy called "Sugar". Shenae's leading role takes her to Venice Beach, California where she ends up making lasting … [Read more...]

7QT: Moving Up, Warm Bodies, 31 & More

- 1 - Happy Friday! I love how chilled out my daycare center is in the summer.  It is so much more relaxing. - 2 - Bigger and Better I'M MOVING UP TO THE 4s ROOM!  I'm going to get to be a four year old -instead of two year old- teacher and I could not be more excited.  You have no idea how much chasing 16 two year olds around 8 hours a day 7 days a week will ware.  you. down.  I love my two year olds but am so happy to be moving to the pre-k classroom.  I think I am much better suited … [Read more...]

7QT: Dessert, Date Night, Summer

- 1 - HAPPY FRIDAY! - 2 - DESSERT! Recipe coming soon, but don't worry, it's on the Quaker Oats lid - with a few omissions. I made oat meal cookies this week.  I absolutely LOVE them, so much so that I always have the ingredients on hand.  This was actually the first thing I ever baked by myself.  :) - 3 - Summer's here! Cupcakes is excited!  She loves riding things at the park and on bikes at school.  :)  She also loves shadows.  I need your help with some ideas.  Click here for … [Read more...]