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Muffin Tin Monday -Faces


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...]



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...]