Monday, April 30, 2012

dear environment..... i do love you

Something has changed at our house.... Mark and I gave up a major vice. Paper towels. We used paper towels like it was nobody's business and I was keenly aware that we overindulged in the paper towel department. I started feeling guilty so in honor of Earth Day we went cold turkey. Do you see these white towels? We now use them for everything, and I mean everything. I think Mark was a little scared at first, but it's totally working out and I have had only one or two withdrawals. I'm feeling pretty good about our change and I know it's saving us some money at the same time. This is an easy peasy lemon squeezy change.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


We are eating "real food" over at our house. I have made a huge push to cut out highly processed foods and sugars. Go here to read more about my inspiration on my Family and Frills blog at

Sunday, April 22, 2012

it's still the same

How in the world did we ever let microwave popcorn become a household staple? There is absolutely nothing good about it and it's certainly not good for you. We are pretty much only eating "real food" now so I went back to my childhood and bought a hot air popcorn popper. And yes, it's still exactly the same as when we were little. Butter dish on top, kernels spit out, and always exciting for kids. It takes the same amount of time as a bag of popcorn and the only effort required is to pour the popcorn into it. I felt like I was a kid all over again. The biggest problem was finding one. I checked multiple places, but finally got lucky at Kohl's and it was only $19.99. Easy to find online too.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

who wants a good laugh?

Please tell me you saw this on Pinterest. I saw this months ago and I am still laughing. 
Nailed it!

Well my sister and I were dying of laughter when we came across the website Craft Fail
We were literally laughing on the floor looking at all of these "Nailed It" photos.
(and make sure you say "Nailed It" multiple times each day- it makes life so much more fun).

Friday, April 13, 2012


Yesterday, my baby girl had an allergy test. There were some tears but we got through it.

I was thankful for the iPad. I rarely let the kids use it (mean mom, I know), but it was a life saver in the doctor's office with three kids. Well.... it was a lifesaver until the very end when my two year old pulled down the doctor's blinds. That was embarrassing. I wish I could show you the look on his face.

Never a dull moment, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Happy Friday!

go see it

The tea party I threw for my sweet daughter is on my Family and Frills blog at OC Family.

winner winner

Using the Random Number Generator, the Veggie Tales Giveaway winner is Priscilla! Congrats!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

poor bunnies

I am making an effort not to be wasteful, even with Easter candy. Two of these cute little bunnies got made into chocolate chips for some banana chocolate chip muffins. I can't wait to think of other ways to use the remainder bunnies and candy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

just kicked off my shoes


My mom made these for Easter, aren't they cute? Little deviled egg chicks! In case you were wondering, the eyes are little slices of black olives and the nose is a tiny piece of carrot. She saw the idea somewhere on Pinterest. Isn't Pinterest so much fun?

Friday, April 6, 2012


With Easter upon us I can't think of a better giveaway than a Veggie Tales DVD for your kiddos. It's no secret that I love Veggie Tales. I love their characters, story lines, lessons, and songs of course! And the lesson in Robin Good? That there is no hurt too big for God. To see more about Robin Good go here.

To win your own copy leave a comment below. So easy! If you are leaving an anonymous comment make sure your first name and email address is included.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 11th at 11:59pm PST. Good luck!!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

join me

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Surely my favorite pictures are the ones where you catch unexpected smiles and moments. 

easter is around the corner

Check out my latest blog post over at my OC Family blog called Family and Frills!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

look what i made

It's been a long two weeks! My computer rendered itself useless and then my phone was stolen. Not good for blogging and designing. But I am back trying to wade through all of the to-do's and to catch up.

I have been so excited to show you what I made:

My own Sock Bunnies from Ashley at Lil Boo Blue's tutorial. Just in time to surprise my sweet kids in their Easter baskets. In total it cost me about $7.50 to make all three because I had everything but the socks. They are nowhere near as cute as Ashley's, but I still love them because I made them myself! I am so glad that I gave it a try!