7QT: Montana Vacay & Saturday Laughs

- 1 - #Updates - We're in Montana!  On vacation! - So far the only real updates are that the plane rides were good and - We went to a zoo here, which was fun. - My kids played the piano. - My MIL hung out with TR in the morning and let Hobbs and I sleep in!  It was wonderful and I feel like a new person. - We're going to Yellowstone! - It's so pretty here.  <3 - 2 -  Dessert of the Week Brownies and Drumstick Ice Cream - YUM! We had this after our Family Dinner last night. … [Read more...]

7QT: Marriage, the Beach, Toilets & More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's teething seems to have slowed down a bit. - We still have not heard from Cupcakes' potential preschool. - We got a new toilet!!!  The one that was here when we moved in was just not ok. - AND we installed it ourselves!  (Well, mainly Hobbs did.) - Hobbs has a cold, and I very much hope the rest of us don't catch it! - I've noticed the blogosphere is already excited for Fall.  I don't know if I'm ready to get on board with this yet... - 2 - Dessert of the … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Things to Do When Hobbs is Off

As August starts to come to a close, I'm making sure that we're making the most of the end of our summer!  All too soon, we're going to have to start wearing winter coats and scraping the snow and ice off our windshields.  Now is the time to be out 'n about! Here are my 5 Favorite things to do when my husband, Hobbs is off work. Shopping - Especially Outdoor Malls: We don't have to spend any a lot of money.  We just go to walk around and window shop.  And we love to get lunch.  It's a … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Things to Do in the Summer #5Faves

I love Summer; it is such a wonderful time of the year. And I very much dislike winter.  So I'm happy to share five of my favorite activities during the summer: 1. Draw on the sidewalk / driveway with chalk 2. Go exploring with the kids. 3. CARNIVALS! 4. Picnics.  Yum! 5. The 4th of July   If you're looking for fun and free (or cheap) activities to do with your kids during the last month-ish of summer, I wrote a post of 101 ideas!  Click the picture! What are YOUR … [Read more...]

7QT: Summer Fun, Bookmark, Websites and More

- 1 - #Updates - Caleb's still teething. - They might be closing our beloved Splash Pad. - I think I need a new logo. - We're going to a carnival tonight. - My brother's birthday is this weekend! - We bought Cupcakes a backpack (25% on Cartwheel!) because - We might be sending her to preschool! - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream! I should have taken a picture - we haven't purchased ice cream in forever!  (I had a coupon, haha) - 3 - Beautiful Handmade Bookmark As you know … [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...]

7QT: Milestones, Time Travel and more

- 1 - Happy Friday Next week is my last week on Maternity Leave (subject to change ATM)... - 2 - Dessert of the Week PIE French Silk is still my reigning fave! What's YOUR favorite pie?  Are you a pie guy?? - 3 - Tootsie Roll is a Movin'! Ok so if you'll look at the first two photos… he did not roll over; I rolled him over, BUT.  I had him with his head on that sun on his back and he scooted himself all the way off the mat near Cupcakes, as you can see in the second … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Improve Kids Water Safety

A Guest Post by Kaitlin who blogs at An Apple Per Day When it comes to keeping kids safe in and around the water, the general rule of thumb is “layers of protection.” In other words, the old saying, “Less is more,” definitely does not apply when it comes to kids and water safety. Making sure that all of the basics are covered from the inside (of the house) outward to the pool is one of the best ways to keep kids and their friends enjoying the pool all season long. {Picture Source - … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Breathtaking Beauty in Montana

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7QT: Vacation Tomorrow!

- 1 - Happy Friday! Friday before Vacation is the best kind of Friday!  What are you doing this weekend!? - 2 - Dessert of the Week: Peanut Butter Cookies.  Classic.  :) YUM! - 3 - VACATION! We're going on vacation tomorrow.  There' won't be internet access.  WHAT??  It's crazy for this blogger to wrap her head around.  So I might be incommunicado.  I will obviously be trying to upload my gorgeous mountain pictures to instagram and twitter and what not... Here's a picture of … [Read more...]