Archives for August 2012

Saturday Show & Tell #26

It’s True…He’s Lost It!  My husband lost 8 1/2 pounds in just one week and is still going! Why? We’ve decided that, as a family, we need to be more healthy in our eating habits. Since my husband and I have been really busy with the start of school and volleyball, we’ve been unable to […]

My Husband’s Really Losing It!

8 1/2 pounds lighter in just one week! ‘Mr. Cheerios and Lattes’ would say that it wasn’t easy his first few days as he dealt with feeling hungry throughout the day, but as day 5-6 rolled around he was feeling great, with a lot more energy! As a teacher and coach, his fall season is […]

Homemade Crockpot Cinnamon Applesauce

Nothing screams Fall-time like the smell of apples and cinnamon. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year, and our Homemade Crockpot Cinnamon Applesauce is one of our family’s favorites on a cool afternoon! Smells trigger so many memories, and one hope I have is that the smell of our crockpot applesauce will trigger memories […]

Play to Write-Write to Read: Week 4

Welcome to Week 4! If you are joining us for the first time, I encourage you to first read Play to Write-Write to Read: Week 1. Then, be sure to come back and join us for this week’s play group activities! Welcome back! Last week was one of my favorite weeks yet! We have been […]

Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken

This is one of those meals that everyone enjoys! My husband frequently asks if I’m making ‘Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken’ when he sees I’m thawing chicken for dinner. I obviously don’t make this recipe enough… Our toddler boys refer to it as ‘cheesy chicken’ and I love that it’s easy, quick, delicious, and makes everyone happy! […]

Pre-Reading: Letter Matching Activity

Like many of you, we have had Letter Magnets on our refrigerator since our oldest began toddling around the kitchen. Our boys occasionally play with them, but it wasn’t until recently until I tried an activity I saw at Chalk in my Pocket that our magnets began to collecting a lot more attention! I am thrilled at […]

Indoor Family Camping Adventure

As Back to School draws near, so does the time for a few last family adventures! In the heat of summer, with a few reports of West Nile Virus around the area, and not to mention some big’ol summertime bugs {that make me shiver even thinking about}, I decided that Indoor Camping was the perfect […]

Saturday Show & Tell #25

25th Saturday Show & Tell!  One of my favorite things about blogging has been all the little surprises! Yes, I am a planner and an organizer, but for those exact reasons I think the excitement and ‘daily newness’ of blogging has kept me going this year. I know it definitely has been that way with […]

Photo Canvas & Business Card Review & Giveaway

I was thrilled this summer when invited me to sample some of their products! They create everything from banners, to car magnets, to canvas prints, to business cards. I immediately knew two products I would LOVE to have: business cards for Cheerios and Lattes and a canvas print of family photo I hoped to take on […]

The Best Playdough Recipe {Soft, Easy, Smells Great & Long Lasting}

My little guys LOVE playdough! It’s one of the greatest and easiest imaginative toys for little ones! I love that playdough can be used in so many different ways again and again.  My biggest complaints about most playdough recipes is that they are stinky, gets hard way too quickly, and is such a waste when […]