7QT: What I’m Watching, Doing and Making

- 1 - Here's What's Up I want these Quick Takes to be better...  Dwij at House Unseen and Jenna at Call Her Happy are making changes to theirs and I noticed that mine could use some sprucing.  I guess I want to talk more about what's going on in my life. - 2 - Screen Time As much as I try to limit screen time (mostly for my littles), it still seems to be a big part of my life.  So here's what we're watching and doing.  Don't judge.  ;-) On Netflix Cupcakes' TV watching is very very … [Read more...]

7QT: Delicious-ness, Gymnastics & my New E-mail

- 1 - Happy Friday! We have a fun day planned for today: a mall play date and then a library play date.  Fun times!  Do you have any play dates on the horizon? - 2 - Dessert of the Week Yummy Warm Apple Crisp.  It's easy and so much fun to make! Try it and serve with Vanilla Ice Cream. - 3 - Gymnastics I've been wanting to get Cupcakes into Gymnastics for over a year and we finally did it!  A friend of mine has a daughter who is the same age and since we live in the same town … [Read more...]

7QT: New Year, New Header, New Host

- 1 - Happy Friday! I'm excited about some new changes that are happening on the blog.  I'll share. How's your week going? - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream.  Bad choice because it's FREEZING where I am.  Just the worst.  So glad I don't have to take my kids out in it to go to work at the moment! - 3 - New Header Have you noticed??  Now I have BOTH my kids (Tootsie Roll's only 8 months, guys.  Geez!) represented, as well as some classic family photos. I had been intimidated by … [Read more...]

January Sponsor Love

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Easy Snowman Craft to Make Ornaments or Whatever

I need to do more crafts with my kid(s), and what better time to start than Christmas time??  I found an amazing one on pinterest from the blog, Crafts for All Seasons: Glue Snowmen. Supplies Needed: Wax Paper Elmer's Bottle Glue Sequence or Small Buttons Christmas Ribbon Bits of Scrap Paper for Top Hats Beads & Fun Beads   Method: - Put out a sheet of wax paper. [I used Parchment Paper here, and I think that was a HUGE mistake.  I should have just gone out and bought … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Christmas Tree Decorating at my Parents House

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{Wordless} My Little Pony Birthday Party

  Details Here: How to Throw a Fabulous My Little Pony Party for your Little Girl!  Everything is on theme: Food, Games, Activities, Outfits, Nail Polish, Loot Bags, etc.  Check it out, and if you like it, please share!  :) … [Read more...]

Hats, my Sister, Tables, Scissors, and other Saturday Laughs

5. So I *LOVE* Black Friday, but I could tell that it wasn't Cupcakes' favorite... at least she had a lot of fun trying on these awesome hats: 4. Usually, TR gets one jar of baby food... one veggie or one fruit.  But since it was Thanksgiving, I thought he should have a feast like we did so I let him have the following (in jar food): Turkey with Gravy, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, and Apple Sauce.  It was just like our meal!  Anyway, he was disgusting when it was all over so my mom and sister … [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...]

We’re Home! But it Was Not an Easy Trip…

  This little one is a PRO traveler.  This time she wore her back pack AND dragged her suitcase behind her, which was so helpful.  You wouldn't think such a small family would have so much luggage, but we packed light and still had so much to lug around: Cupcakes' suitcase & backpack Tootsie Rolls' suitcase & diaper bag BIG suitcase for Mommy and Daddy (checked) Hobbs' backpack My purse Stroller & TR's carseat Cupcakes' carseat When we landed in Chicago at 7pm. … [Read more...]