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Monday, August 31, 2009

Friend making Monday

Friend Makin Monday

1. Do you cook every night?
Almost! We have been WAY better about eating at home lately, and I am usually the one who cooks, but occasionally DH will make tacos or breakfast or something!

2. What kind of laundry detergen
t do you use & why?

I use Tide when I buy what I like, but right now I have arm and hammer as well as ALL. I use Dreft for the baby, oxy clean for the diapers and lots of baking soda.

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?

Loads at a time, but it usually piles up and I end up leaving some of it in the dryer and washer and have to do it again.... Im bad at laundry! :)
4. How often do you eat out per week?
Not at all lately! Used to be a lot, but we have been really good all summer!

5. Where do you usually eat out?

Arby's is my favorite, but I love mexican food and pizza which are kind of fast food?

6. What is your favorite retail store?
I only shop at Walmart and the Hobby Lobby it seams lol.

7. What's your favorite thing to drink?
Water and 3/4 sprite, 1/4 raspberry crystal light!

8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?


9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?
95%. DH helps clean when the house is a total mess, and takes out the trash most of the time, but I do all the rest!

10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
The baby helps me put clothes in and out of the dryer and likes to put things away and clean up her toys.

11. Do you go to church?

Yep! We are the primary teachers for the 8 year olds!

12. Do you have a housework schedule?

No, just clean what is a mess!

13. Do you keep a working budget?

The budget is to pay all the bills, then food and that is basically what we have the money for! :)

14. What do you do at night as a family?
Play outside, go swimming, go to the hot tub that kind of stuff.

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?

By taking the weekend off! lol!! And by trying to get the house clean.
16. What do your mornings look like?

I wake up and we take DH to school, then I come home and do homework all morning. A drag but it has to be done! :)

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?

Around 7:30-8

18. What time do you go to bed at night?

Between 10:30 and 11.

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}

I pull off the bill sections and the envelopes only and throw everything else in the recycle bin!

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
My brain. And I have a calender for the big stuff.

If you have been wondering....

If you have been wondering how to snag something out of my Etsy shop, here is your chance to do it for free! My sister in law over at the Buzz is doing a giveaway party to celebrate the coming arrival of my newest niece, and I am doing a giveaway that starts today! The winner can choose from either a skirt set or a birthday set, and you know I can make something else if there is nothing you like that is in stock! SO head over there and sign up! Make sure to mention I sent you! And you could always just buy something.... lol Thanks for supporting us! :) Hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Think about it Sunday

Ah, school has started! My most favorite time of year! The weather turns cool, the kids are all back in school and not at the pool or the Walmart, football season starts, and soon enough the leaves start to change. I LOVE fall! Where I live it is beautiful, but very, very short! It seams like we go from hot to freezing overnight! The baby got a whole new wardrobe the other day, but it is still WAY too hot for her to wear much of any of it yet! The air conditioning totally throws you off! hehe. I think today we will be spending a good part of outside, we need to savor the few hot days we have left! Then it is back to school tomarrow.... and back to meetings, homework, clubs...... yipee.

So what is your favorate season and why? Hope you have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Its the weekend!

That means working on fish tanks and family parties, and church for us around here, what are you all doing this weekend? If you havnt had a chance to look HERE to see if you won something, well you should! Because everything not claimed by next week will become mine! hehehe, so scratch that, dont look :)

Recipes will be out to you all as soon as I have enough energy to write mine down.... so that means you can still send some in until the end of the day to

Hasve a great day and see you all tomorrow!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Things im working on Thursday

Your kids are going to be SO jealous of my baby and my niece this Christmas. Its ok, I can say it because it is true! :) Why you might ask.....(The lens on my camera is broken, so these pictures are off her site! :) )

Thats right! I taught myself how to crochet last week and this is my first project- the yo gabba gabba! Go to crafty is cool and buy yourself the pattern! If you have ever wanted to learn to crochet this is your chance! The paterns are great, they are super easy and well layed out, and the maker of the pattern is very nice and helpful with any questions you might have! Really guys! All you need is some yarn, a crochet hook and a computer with google and you can figure out how to make these darling little guys all your own! Shoot me an email if you have any questions! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless and WTF Wed

Now for the WTF. If it is illigal in Utah to text while driving, how in the world do dumb college kids think they can text and RIDE A FREAKIN BIKE?!?! Oh how I hate driving DH to school some days! It is like a maze to miss hitting kid after kid after kid! Not to mention PEOPLE- THE SIDEWALK IS NOT FOR BIKES!!!!! yesterday we are walking down the sidewalk and someon yells "EXCUSE ME!" and then goes plowing around us on her bike.... ug!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blog hop- funny pictures

This weeks blog hop is about "TIME TO LAUGH. Post your favorite joke, cartoon, funny picture or video. We all need a good laugh sometimes, what a great way to start the week. " SO here is my funny for the week..... (Some may think this is mean, but really, trust me, it was TOO FUNNY! Expecially her face the second her daddy took her down!)

MckLinky Blog Hop

Crunchy Tuesday- Composting

So you have all heard about recycling, hopefully you are all doing it in your own little way! I try, but my husband isnt very good at it, so we are working at it! Our town actually had an amazing recycling program! We live in a fairly small town (well we have 2 Walmarts lol) and they give out recycling cans to every resident so they can recycle easier!

The next big step to recycling is composting! This idea means that you take all of your food, lawn, leaf and some paper scraps and water and let them basically rot and make a gardening fertilizer type soil mixture that makes gardens and flowers thrive! THIS is a great website that has all sorts of things about composting. So what exactly would you put into a compost pile? Obvosly not things like pet waste, paper that is not acid free (newspaper, colored papers ect.), things that should be recylced, (alluminum, glass ect.) meat, bones, fish, fats and dairy are also things that should not be composted!

So what do you think? Would you throw all/most of your scraps in a bucket and putting it in the backyard to rot? Would you be able to plant in the soil that has this rotten compost? Im not sure about it! lol. I have used it, and I know people, like my parents, grandparents, who do it, but I am not quite convinced. Let me know what your ideas are about it! Anyone do it themselves? Lets hear about it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The results are in!

The big 200 post giveaway was a big hit! I think it is a bit sad that so little amount of people entered, but hey, the ones who took the time to do so were truly rewarded! Here is the list of the winners! If you won something PLEASE shoot me a quick email to letting me know what you won (or your choice) and your address. I will then forward it on to the sponsor and you should be getting those prizes in the mail soon! Here are the winners!!

Bittersweet Designs- No slip farm socks # 20 Rachel Demilles
Cherry Hill- Waterproof labels- # 4 The Royal Family
Bubby's- Shirt vest-# 15 Sarah
Add a lil charm- tutu bow holder- # 25 Brandy
Diddle Designs- Personalized bucket- # 14 shooting star mag
SKnaturals - Organic baby shoes- #4- Anne
Goodies by Lynette- #2 The Royal Family
Twilight Keychain- #5 The Palmers
Beloved enchanted- 10 hair bows- #5 Jackie at 3 little ones
My Organic Breast Pads - Breast pads- #9 Chrissy D
Claudias- Cupcake set- #24 The Dumells
Little Things Design- Teething rattle- #1 The Royal Family
Custom Kids- Cape- #2 Melissa Chef set- #30 Cliff

Congrats everyone! Make sure you all visit all of my sponsors!!! Better luck next time! :)

School is back in session! :)

That means more time to do what "I" want.... Oh wait, my kid doesn't go to school, but my second kid AKA husband does! haha So that means not only do I have to take him to and from school (the battery in his truck is dead, of course :( ) But it also means extras like meetings of the sheep and veterinary club, for which he is the vice president for each! But lets not stop there, I have taken on the task of bringing a new kid into our house for a couple hours a week, so now I will have 2 most days! (2 18 month olds, what am I getting myself into?!?) Oh, and there is that little thing called MY schooling.....

SO I guess back to school doesnt mean I get to relax in the least! I hope it means something different for you! Let me know what it does mean and link me to posts you are doing this week about your kids going back to school! :)

Dont forget to enter the giveaways! I will be drawing for them around 5 this evening! SO you have until then to get on it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Wow, it feels like forever since I have actually written something on here! :) This week had some serious ups and downs, including getting our awesome 100 gallon fish tank up and going, and also loosing our dog to an accident. So it has been pretty emotional! The other night we watched "8 Seconds" and ended up both bawling for like an hour straight! What movie can YOU not watch without crying? Leave me a comment and I will make sure to stear clear lol, or not! :)

I am giving everyone one last chance to sign up for the recipe swap! Just email your stuff to me at it doesn't matter, you can send it ANYTHING we would just be happy to have it! Either way that should be getting sent out tomorrow!

I will be back up and running tomorrow, and hope you all got a chance to sign up for some giveaways!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Giveaway- Custom Kids!

***Custom kids- is offering up a custom made chefs hat and apron to one lucky reader AND a cape for another reader! 2 winners on this one guys!!
Here's a little about me:
I am a lucky stay at home mother of two great and wonderful kids.
I love to sew in my spare time and most of all I love creating unique, custom items for children. There is nothing more pleasing than being able to tap into a child's interest and transforming a idea into a reality.


***Little things designs- is giving away one of their amazingly cute turtle teething rattles! Here is what she has to say-
I am a hard working mommy trying to find a way to make a living at home. I love to sew and create. Here you will find my creations for little ones. All of my toys are made from quality 100% cotton fabrics, so they will be delicate on a young baby or child's skin when they are playing.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Giveaways Claudiayazzy

**** Claudiayazzy at- has kindly offered to give away one of her cupcake sets- but they arnt to eat, they are made out of 2 cute onsies and 2 washcloths! SO cute you have to see for yourself! Perfect for you to keep or the perfect baby shower gift!

Giveaway- my Breast Buddies!

***My Breast Buddies- is offering up a set of her beautiful nursing pads! Seriously, you will want to wear them even if you arnt nursing lol- they are that PRETTY and soft! She was sweet enough to send some to me and seriously guys, they are GREAT! Head over to her site and let me know which ones you would choose if you won!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Giveaway! Beloved enchanted

***Belovedenchanted- is giving away a 10 pack of hairbows- 10! She makes the cutest things, and the best part of her hairbow shop is the fact that she has only sons, and makes these bows for her daughters!

Here is what her shop profile says- Mommy of boys, auntie of girls! I craft girl things because I'm surrounded with boy things.
Lifelong crafter, I've tried it all, and now I own a collection of remainders from it all! Don't pretend you don't know what I mean fellow craftaholics! Welcome to my store where a culmination of all these years of learning finally bears fruit.

Wordless Wed