Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ That’s What Pa’s are made for!

Going to Mimi’s house is always fun, but the boys love it when Pa is there.  Why?  Wrestling, of course!  Uh oh, 4 against 1!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Family Fun Days!

This summer my sister in law, Amy, and I decided that it would be fun to get the boys together to play at least once a week.  And to make it even more fun, we have had small projects for the kids to do when they get together. 

The Thursday before 4th of July we decided to make Rice Krispy Treat Pops like these.  Mimi and I were talking and decided it would be even more fun to let the kids decorate the “popsicles” after dipping them in chocolate.

First, the kids decorated a Rice Krispie treat flag “cake.”


Then it was time to dip and decorate!  Jacob enjoyed trying to get the M&M’s to stick.



The kids placed their creations on a plastic cutting board to dry while they went to play.

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Jackson had a lot of fun eating the sprinkles and M&M’s. 


Overall, we had a great time making these.  Note for future attempts, M&M’s don’t stick well.

I am so thankful that we have taken a day out of each week to spend time as a family.  Getting together with Amy and Jackson is such a precious time! 

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This post is linked up to Tuesdays Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


So, I have totally fallen off of the menu planning wagon.  Our dinners are so completely boring!!  This week, I am posting our menu to help keep me accountable and to ask for your advice.  Please comment with your favorite recipes or blogs for family friendly recipes.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Monday – Hamburgers

Tuesday – Chicken Quesadillas

Wednesday – Tater Tot Casserole

Thursday – Chicken Fingers

Friday – Pork Roast

Saturday – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sunday – Spaghetti

This post is linked up to Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie!

Don’t forget about the Christmas in July Specials in our Etsy shop!  Buy any monogrammed shirt and get a matching skirt for only $5.  Buy any 2 hairclips, get 1 free (of equal or lesser value).  Specials end July 22, 2010.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sneak Peek Sunday

It’s Sunday!  Hope everyone had a great week last week.  We are gearing up for another fun week at our house.  The kids are excited to go to the library and turn in their Summer Reading logs. 

In our Etsy shop, Mimi and I have been extra busy this week making new things for fall and finishing up custom orders. 

Here are some of the newest listings from our Etsy shop.

Funky Monkey – Hot Pink / Lime Green Monkey Earflap Hat


Tractor Birthday Shirt


New Style Wallet


Watch for some new things coming this week…

Hairclip Holders


Hello Kitty Beanie


Hot Pink and Black Crochet Flower Hairclip and Headband Set


Have a fantastic week!  Join us on our Facebook page to be the first to know about new products and upcoming giveaways.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Family Traditions ~ Lots of 4th of July Fun

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday week!!  Sorry for being so long between posts.  Mimi and I are hoping that the blog will be updated more regularly with more about all the fun we are having around here!  And with three boys in my house, we have a lot of FUN!

As long as I can remember, the 4th of July meant going to Grandma Dee Dee's cabin, playing in the water, going on boat rides, and having fun with fireworks.  Well, this year did not disappoint!  It was so much fun to see the kids enjoy the tradition that my family started when I was a kid. 

The cabin is a great place for boys to enjoy all there is to enjoy about the great outdoors....

Andrew went kyaking, fishing, paddleboating, swimming, and boat riding. 

Jacob loved all of it.  He is Prince Charming after all. At the end of the first day, he told Grandma "This is the funnest day ever!"

Caleb was not so sure about swimming in the water, but he got over most of his fears and swam with me.  Thank goodness because it was so HOT!

And my little sister Tara caught a HUGE catfish! 


What fun summer traditions have you and your family been celebrating? 

This post is linked up to Finer Things Friday at Amy's Finer Things


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Birthday Shirt Redo

Hello, Mimi here. Charissa has been very busy with the boys this summer, having lots of FUN! She'll be back soon, hopefully with lots of pictures!

We've kind of neglected the blog lately, but like I said Charissa has been busy, so I wanted to bounce something off ya'll! I love the Birthday Shirts in our Etsy shop, but I've been wanting to try something a little different with them. Naturally I didn't want to waste a shirt just in case, you know, it was u.g.l.y! This is what I came up with. An apron to practice on! How's that? Anyway, I love the little monkey in this design, added to the number 3 with the lacy stitch around it. So here's where you come in!

What do you think? Do you like the monkey combined with the number? Oh, and I added the balloons because the design was a little low on the apron.

Come on, help me out here. I need a little feedback! I'm also thinking about a certain Kitty, maybe a robot or spaceship for little boys, a barn and tractor, maybe?

If you have a minute, tell me what you think!

Have a great 4th of July weekend. And may God bless America!


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