December 3, 2012

December 2012 Bloggy Moms Blog Hop

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I'm REALLY looking forward to checking out a variety of blogs during this blog hop. I've felt the need and desire to jump back into the blogging scene and this is just the way to do it. Over the past few months I've been working on something else that has kept me away from my blog. I know that some of you are a lot more multi-talented than that, but...not me. I've been taking care of things at home on top of all that...but, I'm back here now, and I'm thrilled about that. If you're joining me here, I give you a great BIG "Welcome!"I hope you'll stick around and catch up with me once in a while...For now, I'll be gathering my thoughts and getting ready to jump back in to my blog...In the mean time, click here to branch out, meet some new bloggers, and chat with some of the ones you may already know. I feel blessed that you have stopped by.

November 2, 2012

Daylight Saving Time 2012

August 5, 2012

Homeschool Funnies

Here is a new homeschooling/unschooling funny for the week. Can any of you relate to this? I'm certain that I've said things similar to this...

July 16, 2012


 Kmart is honoring an ad misprint making The $19.99 Boxes of Huggies Snug Dry only $5.99 or .99 if they also honor the additional $5.00 discount for Rewards members. The ads are in front at the store, called Saving Guide. You might even be able to price match the ad at Target and Walmart. Good luck!

*Some stores might make an amendment, some will deny the offer, some will give you the deal like my store did.

July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July !

I hope you all have a safe and Happy Independence Day!

The land of the free, thanks to our brave!

June 11, 2012

Magic Marker Monday

Have you checked out Magic Marker Monday this week? I highly recommend you check it out. You'll really enjoy seeing all the inspiring creations that you'll find.

This week I'm sharing this WW II painting created by my DS:

It still amazes me that he refuses to paint anything that he sees any where but in his mind. He will not dare look at a picture and copy it. He will only paint and draw from the mind. He painted this one for my Daddy who loves planes.

Muffin Tin Monday

 This week for Muffin Tin Monday, I created somewhat of a
R A I  N B O W:

                strawberries,mandarin oranges, scrambled eggs,
                a green smoothie,blueberries, and raspberries.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your creative and delicious ideas this week!

Are you new to Muffin Tin Monday? Click on over and see what it's all about!

The winner is...

The winner of the $25 dollar gift card to Home Depot is...Mrs. K.

Thank you to every one who entered! It was such a pleasure reading about all the Dads in your life. I really enjoyed that. I appreciate all of y'all and look forward to seeing more of you in blog world.

June 4, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday

I just adore Muffin Tin Monday. We missed it last week due to the holiday. I had this lovely Memorial Day muffin tin planned...but, alas the mind is the only place it exists. Maybe I'll still come through with it when we're working on our Celebrating America curriculum.

As for this I haven't lost my gosh darn lovin' mind. :)  Let me explain:
 This is popcorn cereal. The kidlets love it! It's leftover popcorn! You sprinkle on some sugar, pour on some milk, and there you go, popcorn cereal! The muffin tin contains: milk (for pouring) ,cantaloupe,fresh berry juice, and popcorn. What do you think?

I'm looking forward to hopping around and checking out your muffin tins! :)

June 1, 2012

Celebrating Dad: A Giveaway and a Blog Hop

What makes a giveaway fun? How about a central place to enter multiple giveaways that features many great prizes to help you celebrate the daddy in your life.

I'm participating in the Celebrating Dad event by giving away a $25 dollar gift card to Home Depot!

If you would like to try to win this for the special person in your life, just following the instructions below:

When you're done here, hop along to check out the other fabulous giveaways!

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May 21, 2012

Married to the Military Monday-Funny

For this weeks edition of Married to the Military Monday, I would like to share this funny portrayal of the military spouse. I hope you're all off to a good start to your week.

Muffin Tin Monday

How was your weekend? Mine seemed to go by just a little too fast. After we were all sick for several days, we really wanted to have some fun times this weekend. After missing a birthday party last weekend, we were happy to make one this past weekend. We made some good memories and I'm looking forward to a three day weekend at the end of this week.

Let's start this week off right and get onto Muffin Tin Monday, shall we?

Here we have sliced strawberries and kiwi, spinach/artichoke dip, chocolate chip and oreo bites, carrots, celery, and grape tomatoes, mozarella and cheddar cheese and some butter crackers.

My husband enjoyed the same meal. He said that it was the best part of his day. Of course he had a little more than this. ;)

Oh, though it's not in the muffin tin this week I'm curious to know what you all think about Naked Juice. Have you tried it?

May 15, 2012

UPrinting Giveaway Winner!

The winner is...

Congratulations! You've won the labels from UPrinting!

   Please check the e-mail address that you used to enter the giveaway.

  Thank you all for entering. I appreciate each and everyone of my readers. ♥

May 14, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday

Recently, I had many Aunt Jemima coupons and happily used them. I'd heard several times, "Mommy these are good, but they're not yours." :) That makes my heart smile. The Aunt Jemima pancakes fit so nicely in the big muffin tin cups for Muffin Tin Monday. I've enjoyed putting them in there, and they enjoy eating them...This week, I tried my hand at homemaking some, and..though they're bigger...They were very much adored.

   sliced turkey sausage and turkey bacon, kiwi, chocolate milk, mini-blueberry pancakes, syrup, and more blueberry pancakes. :)

Let's see what you're having over at Muffin Tin Monday!

May 12, 2012

Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2012

Stamp Out Hunger 2012

Don't forget to help stamp out hunger today. This is their 20th year! Place non-perishable items by your mailbox. The letter carrier will pick them up and take them to your local food bank or pantry.

Here's an example from their page of items to donate:
Donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.

This is a fabulous way to help out. Every year you are able to visit the page, or Facebook page and see how much your town helped out during the food drive. This makes a huge difference. One can goes a long way!

May 8, 2012

Farm Rich Coupons Giveaway

Heather is hosting an awesome giveaway on her blog. Head on over to I'd Rather Be Changing Diapers and enter to win two coupons for free Farm Rich Products. There's a lot of other useful, fun content over there too.

Let me know if you win! Good luck!

Wordless Wednesday

May 7, 2012

Magic Marker Monday

Though Daddy is home safe and sound right now, I thought I would share this for Magic Marker Monday this week. This is how you send birthday messages when your Daddy is deployed:

Muffin Tin Monday

Here's my simple Muffin Tin Monday this week: sliced kiwi, turkey sausage, chocolate milk, mini-pancakes, and syrup for dipping.

Today I'm going to be ordering some fun stuff for Muffin Tin Mondays. I'm excited about that. :)

I'm looking forward to checking out your Muffin Tin Monday posts this week.

May 3, 2012

Starbucks Half Priced Frapuccinos!

This is your friendly reminder that the Starbucks Frappuccino® Happy Hour starts tomorrow! From Friday May 4th-Sunday May 13th you can get a half-priced Frapuccino between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Starbucks. Get one every day, every other day, any of those days you want...just make sure you get one on the last participating day...That's Mother's Day! ;o)

May 2, 2012

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Today I have the pleasure of giving away one of their products to one of you! One of my lucky readers will be receiving a set that includes 250 2×3.5″ personalized stickers, printed on 70 lb label matte, front only printing, with a 4 business day turnaround. These custom stickers will be designed by you. You'll get a chance to view free proof and see the finished product before you order it! UPrinting will even correct any technical issues, so there's no need to worry. How cool is that?

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Wordless Wednesday (Superman edition!)

April 30, 2012

Magic Marker Monday

It's been a while since I linked up to Magic Marker Monday. I truly enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations that are shared. Even if you have nothing to share or link up, you should really check it out. It's sure to put a smile on your face!

Though, it's not created with paints or markers this time, I have something to share with you. I recently had a gingerbread flop in the kitchen. I thought it was done for, but my DS had other plans to make it special. He told me what items he needed, and politely asked me to leave him alone so that he could surprise me. I did as he instructed, and a while later, he called me back to see this:

Muffin Tin Monday

It's time for Muffin Tin Monday! Hmmm...I don't know why I took such a crooked picture this week!

Nevertheless, here it is in all it's glory! Here we have a chocolate cupcake, (I know...I'm a good Mommy!) :) sliced strawberries, chocolate milk, French toast sticks, syrup, and turkey sausage.)

For more Muffin Tin Fun, check out Muffin Tin Mom!