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Celebration

Today's MTM theme was celebration/party. I had some really cute ideas for today's theme, however with our busy schedule the past few days and our music class this morning a muffin tin lunch was not in the cards (we went out for pizza instead). I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in such a fun theme so we whipped up a quick muffin tin, added some pizazz and tada here is our take on a Muffin Tin celebration.First we blew up some balloons, what's a party without ballons? Then we … [Continue reading...]

Bare Walls?

Do you have bare walls that need a little sprucing up? Do you want custom artwork without the price tag? If you answered yes, then this post is for you!This What's Hot Wednesday post features a fabulous idea I got from Shannon at Eightcrazy. I have also seen this idea all over blogland, but this is where I first saw the idea to create custom art for my walls.My dining room had one lone picture that was too small for the wall and for almost a year now I have been searching for something to … [Continue reading...]

All Aboard…

Our Trip to UtahA month later I am finally getting around to posting some pictures of our trip to Utah. We took a trip June 27-July 5 to Utah to visit our family. We went with Grandma & Grandpa Y, Aunt Bethany and Josh. We had a blast and enjoyed doing lots of fun activities. The kids were even great with all the traveling, new surroundings and varied schedules.Here are some of my favorite things we got to do (besides visiting with family, which we did not get enough pictures of.)We took a … [Continue reading...]

Ladybug, Ladybug

This morning Aubrey firmly announced she wanted to make an art project. It has been quite some time since we have done an art project. With vacations & most recently sick kids I haven't had the time or energy to organize one, but since she asked it was a must.I asked her what she wanted to do and she said "paint a bug." So I popped over to No Time For Flashcards for some inspiration and we settled on painting a pretty ladybug. Here is how you can make your very own.1. Gather your … [Continue reading...]

MTM – Monkey Bites

My oh my how we have missed Muffin Tin Monday! We have been quite busy this July and have been on several vacations so we have missed the last few MTM, but we are back and I was excited to see that today's theme was "Dips & Sauces."I have seen this idea several times now over at Her Cup Overfloweth and have been waiting for the right time to use it. For today's muffin tin we made "monkey bites" and they were a huge hit. You have to try this!We had peanut butter & maple syrup for our sticky … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Sundae’s

The 3rd Sunday in July is know as Ice Cream Sundae Day. Who would pass up an opportunity to have ice cream sundaes, not us!I found our ice cream dishes that rarely get used and created yummy sundaes with all the toppings. They were a big hit with all of the kids and Aubrey wanted to know if tomorrow was Ice Cream Sunday Day too.Piper couldn't wait to get her hands on that yummy looking treat.Parker wanted nothing to do with a picture, he was much too busy eating! … [Continue reading...]

What’s Hot Wednesday – Crafter’s Corner

On our recent trip to Utah (I know I still need to post those vacation pics) I learned about this amazing little store Crafters Corner. My aunts had a wedding shower for my sister and she got this super cute recipe holderI fell in LOVE and needed one for myself so we planned a little excursion to their store, which was a little out of the way but oh so important. We walked inside and I had to control my urge to snatch up everything in site. Such cute stuff! They specialize in metal & wood … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday

It's Monday which means it is time for Muffin Tin Monday! It feels like an eternity since the last MTM we participated in, but in reality it has only been a week. We missed last weeks MTM because we were hereBryce National Park, UtahWe took a trip to Utah to visit family and had a blast. We got to play in the Mountains, ride horses on the farm, go swimming with cousins and celebrate 4th of July with an old fashioned parade & fireworks (lots of pictures to come.)We just got home last night and … [Continue reading...]

7 Successful Years

Happy 7th Anniversary to Us!Justin and I are celebrating 7 years of marriage today and after reflecting on the last 7 years I would say they have been pretty successful.We are still married (despite all the quirky habits and various life roller coasters), we have a beautiful home and three wonderful children. I am super blessed to have such a helpful, caring and adventurous husband. He keeps things light and funny, always knows when to make me laugh and is usually up for anything.We didn't … [Continue reading...]

MTM- Copy Cat Theme

Monday already? Time is rushing past me at warp speed and this particular Monday is clearly a reminder. Today, June 22nd is a big day at our house, the twins are 9 months old and Mommy & Daddy are celebrating 7 years of wedded bliss!Today's MTM theme was "Copy Cat" and I have been excited about this one for weeks. It was very difficult deciding which talented mommy's muffin tin I would copy. There are so many inspiring ones to choose from, like these "monkey bites" or this dessert tin and … [Continue reading...]