Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday-This little piggy. . .

We taught little dude how to do "This little piggy went to market. . ." And he likes to do it to himself. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's Walk!

Our family walks each fall in honor of my niece who has Type 1 Diabetes. We have many friends and family members that live with diabetes each day and this is one way we can show our support. My sister's family and friends walk in AL each year, where they live, and we walk in Tulsa to support them.

If you are local, we would love to have you walk with us! If you are not local and want to support us through a small donation, we would be thrilled! Most importantly, please keep praying they find a cure - they are very close and lots of promising things are on the horizon! 

Here is the link to sign up or donate. Thank you!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Label everything, friends!

Every time I go to freeze something, I just know that I will remember what is in the bag/container so don't bother labeling it. Really, how hard can it be to remember, right? I will certainly never forget freezing exactly 2 cups of mango, or 1/2 a can of rotel, right?


Big Daddy was cleaning out the freezer yesterday and came across this bag:

Hmmmm...wonder what it is...

Maybe it's bananas. You know that it is insane to throw away nasty brown bananas when you might use them one day?

Let's peek IN the bag:

Oh my - nope. Not bananas. Princess P suggested it was poop, but I'm 99.9% sure I would remember if I froze a Ziploc full of poop balls. At least I hope I would!

Hmmm...Maybe they are cookies. Let's bake them and see what happens.

YES! They turned out to be absolutely delicious cookies that I have zero recollection of making/freezing. Zilch. Captain C at least vaguely remembered it and filled me in, but honestly, I've got nothing, which is a very weird feeling. I wonder what else I've forgotten.

From now on, I will keep a Sharpie close and label everything...just in case I do decide one day to freeze some poop.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Candy Sprinkle Ring

0147_web I was so excited to receive my send item to review for rosieMADE. This time it was this cute Candy Sprinkle Soda Cap Ring from Miss Courageous. Each ring is handmade with an actual bottle cap, candy sprinkles, and resin. The bright colors will match just about any outfit and at only $10, it is a cheap accessory that is fun for back to school days. I always see people wearing around big chunky rings and think they are so cute. While that is not my personal style, I love seeing them on others.

When our unique ring arrived Princess P claimed it as her own and started thinking of what to wear with it. It is very well made and withstood some pulling and fiddling by me to see just how sturdy it is. LOL. It is a little heavy so not something Paige can wear on her right hand while she is doing school, but it is so cute that she still loves it. I think it would be a perfect, fun gift for that hard to buy for teen girl. It would conversation starter for sure. Our boys collect bottle caps so this is fun for P to have to be like them.

Millie Hilgert is the brains and brawn behind Miss Courageous. She takes common items and makes them fabulous. Check out her other creations by clicking here. My boys would love the upcycled Lego items!

For the entire month of September, you will receive a free candy sprinkle ring with any purchase of $25 or more using coupon code rrcrew813. You need to place the ring in your cart prior to entering the coupon code, which can be combined with other offers. This offer is good through 9/30/13.

And that's not all! RosieMADE is having a $100 giveaway right now that you can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and let me know if you win!

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Disclaimer: I received this rung in exchange for giving my honest review of this product. All opinions are my own.  

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Quality time

Big Daddy has had to travel a lot lately for work, so when he surprised us by coming home early, we called in a "favor" and headed to Branson for some quality family time. I took pictures for a sweet family that lives in Branson this spring and they offered to let us stay in their condo for a week whenever we wanted. Well, this week, we wanted. :)

It worked out to be perfect timing for us. CC is off on Monday for Labor Day so we essentially have 2 weeks to do one week of CC work. Big Daddy's parents had just returned from vacation so they could keep Wondermutt and Super Turtle. So we headed out Thursday and got home tonight.

We drove up Thursday afternoon and checked in and ran to Branson Landing for dinner and browsing. Then back to the condo to swim and watch cable. We have only Netflix at home....not even normal stations on our TV since early summer (when I messed up the sound and can't figure out how to fix it - lol). So we enjoyed watching some History Channel and/or Disney Channel, depending on the person.

We got up Friday and headed to Silver Dollar City. It was a perfectly HOT day, but there is so much shade there that it is bearable...and there were very low crowds so we were able to get on any ride we wanted, as many times as we wanted without a wait.This was the first time we have been since they opened the Outlaw Run. I had to try it with the boys. P sat out most of the bigger coasters, but I tried most of them at least once. More than once and I get woozie. It was a blast. We had B1G1 free tickets so could have gone back again Saturday or Sunday but did enough on Friday that we decided to skip it. We just hung out and swam, watched TV, ate, shopped, slept, and had a nice, relaxing few days.

Some of my favorite memories are walking through Silver Dollar City or Bass Pro Shop and Terrific T or Princess P reaching for my hand. Such sweet memories and I know they are growing up fast and won't do this forever. I'm so glad we took this time and so thankful for the bartering we did to make it extra nice. Having a 2 bedroom condo was awesome, and they had several pools to chose from while we were there.

We are sorely lacking in quantity time as a complete family the past few months, so having some quality time was a dream. Here are a few pics from the short trip.

Night swimming was fun!

At our 2nd Bass Pro of the trip. This time in Springfield.

She wanted "one of those donut things with the sugar on top."
Awesome accommodations.

Protecting the flooded mine.

You can see how busy the place was. This was their 2nd time to ride. Big Daddy sat this time out.

Yes, I was there too.


We talked T into riding Wild Fire and it became his favorite ride.

Obligatory SDC pose.
We have been home 2 hours and C has mowed the neighbor's yard, T and Big Daddy went to Lowes and to get the dog and turtle, P has been riding her bike and watching Netflix, I've done laundry and this one is in the same room. I'm so glad we made intentional time to be together. It's hard to come by sometimes.