December, 2011

Eitech Construction Building Kits for Kids Review & Giveaway

Eitech Construction Building Kits for Kids Review & Giveaway

We recently had the opportunity to build an Eitech Beginner Solar Set Helicopter/Aircraft Construction Set. I was really excited for my daughter to try, because it’s not something she has done before. Normally, it’s all dolls and dress up, but I think an educational toy that is designed to encourage learning through building, how-to, while teaching […]

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Bring a Little Sicilian into Your Kitchen with This Easy Way to Cook Couscous

Bring a Little Sicilian into Your Kitchen with This Easy Way to Cook Couscous

photo credit For this Sicilian couscous recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients: 2 1/2 cups couscous 1/2 cup olive oil Salt 1 pinch saffron threads 1 cup calamari, cleaned and cut into rings 1 cup fresh small shrimp, peeled 10 1/2 cups fish stock 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped 1 cup of tomato paste/puree 1 medium-sized onion, finely diced Hot fish […]

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Happy Holidays ♥

Happy Holidays ♥

Happy Hanukkah – Merry Christmas – Happy Kwanzaa from our family to yours!  

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Music Together – Family Favorites & Lullabies CD Review and Giveaway

Music Together – Family Favorites & Lullabies CD Review and Giveaway

I will admit, I am nervous when I bring music aimed at kids in to my home. Not because I am afraid to be silly but because it’s hard to find good kid music you can really get in to. When daddy found out we would be reviewing the Music Together Family Favorites & Lullabies CD’s, he […]

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Sometimes a small and simple birthday get together is the way to go!

Sometimes a small and simple birthday get together is the way to go!

So last week we celebrated my daughter’s 2nd birthday. Just a small get together with some family for dinner and cupcakes. As much fun as I have planning birthday parties, this year we thought small and simple would just be better. Right now, she absolutely LOVES baby dolls. A true girly girl. So I knew […]

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes for dinner?

Chocolate Chip Pancakes for dinner?

One of our favorite dinner ideas is actually breakfast for dinner! Not only is it one of my family’s favorite meals, it’s the easiest concept to make, especially when I run out of dinner ideas. I usually start out with frying up the bacon…then cooking the pancakes…then scrambling some eggs. But recently I was sent a Frigidaire […]

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The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution Book

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution Book

The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution by Elizabeth Pantley was a tricky little guide to help me get my little ones to eat and eat healthier without even knowing it. It was also an eye opener to the decisions that we make and the repercussions they may have down the road depending on the foods we […]

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My Baby Clothes Review and Giveaway

My Baby Clothes Review and Giveaway

We celebrated my daughter’s 2nd birthday last weekend with my mom, father-in-law and his wife, and my sister-in-law and her husband. Just a simple dinner and cupcakes since we weren’t sure when baby was going to arrive and did not have the time to plan anything big. Even though it was low key at our house […]

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Bulk & Freezer Cooking Ideas {Veggies}

Bulk & Freezer Cooking Ideas {Veggies}

Having prepared meals on hand for the arrival of a new baby (or other life changes) and be a great tool to reduce stress and help keep your budget in line. Prepping veggies in bulk can make it easy to add nutrition to your day in a hurry. Here are some ideas for bulk prepping […]

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Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet girl!

Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet girl!

Dear Kendall, No words can describe how perfect you are. Your beautiful blond curls, your silly laugh, and the way you can give cuddles all day long. I love that you can go and play quietly by your self. Which is probably your way of avoiding Carleigh for a bit. You love your baby dolls and […]

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Pregnancy 2.0 Party – From @MommyParties!

Pregnancy 2.0 Party – From @MommyParties!

As I type this I am kicking myself because a couple of weeks ago I was so thrilled and excited to be hosting a Pregnancy 2.0 Party with a some of my girl friends, and had so much fun I completely forgot to take a single picture during the party. That’s pregnancy brain at it’s best people! […]

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

So a couple of weeks ago I bought three huge cans of pumpkin from Costco. Last week I decided to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for breakfast. Of course they were a hit in this house! So this week I thought I would go ahead and make Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. You read […]

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Baby Gourmet – Effortlessly Delicious Organic Baby Food

Baby Gourmet – Effortlessly Delicious Organic Baby Food

Organic baby food. It’s something we all want for our children, maybe something we even start, but realistically if you’re like me you might get three or four meals in before you realize you don’t have the time, energy or effort to deal with the details. Especially with two or more little kiddos running around. […]

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Small Victories for the American Cancer Society

Small Victories for the American Cancer Society

I still can’t believe it’s been over eight years since we lost my grandpa to Pancreatic Cancer. It feels like it’s been forever, yet it just happened. I remember how quickly he went from being perfectly happy and healthy to sick and barely remembering who we were. It happened so quickly. Sadly, last year we also […]

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MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software

I was first introduced to scrapbooking years ago from a friend. I started to make an album for my daughter and got to about her first Christmas. Well, five years later, I still haven’t finished it. As much as I would love to do more scrapbooking, I just can never find the time to. MyMemories, is a digital […]

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Mega Brands Hello Kitty Dream House Review

Mega Brands Hello Kitty Dream House Review

Holiday season is in full swing and I would love to share with you a recent review we did! Mega Brands sent us over their Mega Bloks Hello Kitty Big House to have the girls try out. I can honestly say, this has been one of my daughter’s most favorite toys. Create and decorate a beautiful home […]

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