7QT: Rainbow Sheep, Blog Tips, Adorable Babies & More

- 1 - #Updates Well we're all feeling better since having the stomach flu last week. What's new with you? - 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 - When Will the Teething End?! Tootsie Roll had a few good nights this week, but some really rough DAYS!  That is surprising, and I try to avoid giving him ibuprofen until night time (but I will when he's completely … [Read more...]

5 Faves: Food Pins I’ve Actually Done

I really like Jenna's 5 Faves link party on Wednesdays because it really gets me thinking and writing on a more personal level, both of which make me a happy blogger. The thing about getting my brain juices flowing and my mind thinking is that it doesn't really work when I'm exhausted.  And since I'm new to the 5 Faves, I was hoping you would forgive me if I write a post just this once that's not too brain-y, and think-y.  Starting after this post, I will brainstorm these new Wednesday … [Read more...]

7QT: Cupcakes Birthday Week!

- 1 - Happy Friday! We're still celebrating Cupcakes' Birthday week!  Tuesday was the actual day; check out the great pictures here: {Wordless} Cupcakes had a Wonderful Birthday! And here's my post from her actual day: Happy 4th Birthday, Cupcakes! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Cupcakes' Birthday Cupcakes! - 3 - Texas Pete Red Velvet Cake Cones Speaking of CUPcakes, this past Sunday, I wrote a post for Texas Pete with a recipe for some awesome Red Velvet Cake Cones.  And what's even … [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...]

The House is Ours. What’s Next? Home-Buying Process

Did you know we bought our first house??  It's true! It was a foreclosure and, although it was a LOT nicer than any of the other foreclosures we saw at our price point, it still has a lot of problems.  I've already told you that it's in violation of 29 codes.  I actually think we're at 27 violations now because the bank took care of two of them.  (YAY!) In addition to the necessary repairs, we're spending money on painting and on furniture. I'll show you the paint jobs after we've … [Read more...]

7QT on my Last Day of Maternity Leave

- 1 - Happy Friday It's here.  Gulp.  Wasn't he just born?! I'll be reporting to work in two days. Pray for me. PLEASE. - 2 - Dessert of the Week "Last-Week-of-Maternity-Leave" Cupcakes - 3 - Positive Thoughts Journal or… Think Happy Thoughts Journal or… Choose Happiness Journal. I bought a little sketchbook.  $4. And in it, I'm going to make artwork out of all my favorite motivational sayings that I've found on Pinterest.  And I'm going to bring it to work.  And pull … [Read more...]

You Rock, Valentine! Easy & Cute Gift Idea

iPod Valentines: You Rock! My amazing teaching assistant, Barbie went searching for an awesome Valentine's gift for our students and found the iPod pictured above.  She found a ton of iPod Valentine's Ideas for inspiration on Pinterest. Here's how *we* did it. Materials: Mini Conversation Hearts Boxes Hershey's Kisses Pink & White Construction Paper Black Marker Red Curling Ribbon Scissors Glue Stick Method: Wrap Conversation Hearts Box with a strip of pink construction … [Read more...]

Get Good at Pinterest! (BlogHer Post #6)

I learned more about Pinterest at BlogHer than maybe any other social media site.  I want to share all of it with you!!  My number one traffic source is Pinterest, and it's also pretty much amazing, so I'm kind of obsessed with it. Follow these Steps to Step Up Your Pinterest Game! 1. Get Verified on Pinterest I've wanted to do this since I first found out it could be done, but I wasn't able to figure out how to do it.  This time, I was even more determined than ever.  I tried doing what … [Read more...]

DIY: Foaming Hand Soap

A few months ago, I found a pin to make your own foaming hand soap.  Since it saves a ton of soap and I love foaming soap, AND it was super easy, I made some. If I remember the pin correctly, all you do is fill a bottle a quarter of the way with hand soap and the rest of the way with very hot water, and shake.  Couldn't get any easier.  How much is generic brand hand soap?  Like $1.29 or something?  Now you can make it go 4 x as far!  That's practically nothing.  :) However, since I wanted … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for Christmas

I'm so happy about being off for 4 days and spending some time with my family for Christmas.  <3  I just wish Hobbs was off on Christmas.  At least he'll be there in the morning... I still haven't finished wrapping presents and I even have one more thing to buy!  Ug.  Way too much going on this year.  How did YOU do this Christmas?  Have you been finished for a while now? I'd like to share some things that I found on Pinterest for today's blog post. Check them out: Source: … [Read more...]