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Black & White 30th Birthday Bash

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This past weekend we had a Black & White Bash for my 30th birthday. Whoa, the big 3-0!We sent the kids to Grandma & Grandpa Y's for the night, invited our favorite friends, told them to dress in black or white, decked the house out in B&W, made some yummy food and let the good times roll.Yummy FoodChocolate Fountain with goodiesB&W Birthday CakeThanks to my sister and hubby for helping put the event together (my sweet hubby helped make the tissue pom pom's), you guys rock. We had a blast and I … [Continue reading...]

Under the Big Top – MTM

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Last night I checked Her Cup Overfloweth's blog to see what the theme for Muffin Tin Monday was. I was thrilled to see she had picked a Circus theme, what fun. I quickly figured out what we were going to have in our muffin tin, but wanted to create a craft/activity to go with the theme. after some searching and a few ideas later one kept nagging at me. At 10:30 at night I decided we needed to have a circus tent to play with. I saw some adorable ideas out in blogland, like this and this, but … [Continue reading...]

Aubrey, Aubrey Shopping with Mama

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Aubrey waited all day for Daddy to come home so she could play dress up with him, unfortunately when he got home we needed to run some errands. She was all dressed up and insisted she wear her blue dress shopping with her fancy shoes, hey who am I to argue. Beside the fact that she looked adorable, I reasoned that every girl needs to dress up and be fancy on occasions for no reason at all. So off we went shopping and here are some pictures from our outing.She walked up to the mannequin and … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday -Faces

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We cheated and made our muffin tin on Sunday because Daddy thought this was a fun one and didn't want to miss out on the action (plus it was helpful to have an extra set of hands.)The theme was People/Faces so we decided to play with our food and make "pizza faces." Here is what was in our muffin tin...Pizza Sauce, mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, red bell pepper and cheddar cheese.Everyone got an English Muffin that they could use to create their faces. Parker and … [Continue reading...]

Climbing Adventure

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Today while we were fixing dinner Miss A. asked to eat outside and since it was fairly pleasant we decided that was a great idea. We enjoyed a new recipe for low-fat pulled pork sandwiches and ramen noodle salad, yummy!After dinner the kids were playing in the back yard running, giggling and generally being silly. I was enjoying the moment and trying to take in the sweet sound of laughter from my kids. The next thing I know I look over and see this...Yep that's right, my 11 month old son is … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Swap

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Who doesn't love to get a package in the mail? Well I know I do! It's always fun to open up the mailbox and find something other than junk mail and bills. So last week when I grabbed the mail I was thrilled to find that our Muffin Tin Swap package had arrived. I can't wait to use these adorable bear muffin tins (the ideas are already brewing) and I have big plans for our new party picks.We participated in the Muffin Tin Swap hosted by Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth to help stock up our … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday

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Yeah! It's Muffin Tin MondayHappy Monday! Today there was no theme for Muffin Tin Monday, so we decided to create our muffin tin with Aubrey's favorite things (AKA - Mom was busy all morning and forgot to make plans for MTM.)Here is what we had:Mac n cheese, marshmallows, PB&J Aubrey look-a-like, goldfish and blueberries.Today we even let Parker & Piper participate in MTM with their very own muffin tin. They had yummy mac n cheese. At first they weren't sure what to do with this strange … [Continue reading...]

Decorative Tray

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Anyone who knows me knows that I hate clutter and can't stand for things to not be in their proper home! I am notorious for throwing things away because they were in a spot they didn't belong. This pet peeve of mine has become increasingly difficult to manage since the kids came along and our lives have gotten a little more hectic. I recently noticed our bathroom counter had become a catch all, so I set out to change that.Yuck, just look at that basket of hodge podge stuff!I stumbled upon this … [Continue reading...]

Trains, Planes & Automobiles – MTM

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Today's theme for MTM was Trains, Planes & Automobiles. I have to admit this one was not an easy theme for me, not to mention what I did come up with didn't fit in our muffin tin. But once again little Miss A. loved lunch and enjoyed "playing" with her food. Her airplane was doing some amazing tricks and her choo-choo train kept welcoming everyone "All Aboard."Here is our muffin tin:Front Row - Spare parts - blueberry "wheels", bannana "wheels" & pretzel "body parts"Back Row - candy … [Continue reading...]

Stupendous Stegosaurus

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This morning while I was cleaning up from breakfast Miss A. announced she wanted to paint a dinosaur. Really? Not sure where this idea came from but since it has been a while since we did a craft project I knew I needed to indulge her desire.I had no clue where to start so I headed over to No Time for Flashcards because I have seen several dinosaur crafts on her site. Jackpot! They made a hand print stegosaurus that looked cute & easy.We gathered our supplies; paint, paper, scissors, … [Continue reading...]