Monday, May 31, 2010

I might be MIA till next week...

We are on the one and only State I'd ever move to...if I {ever} had to move...
We had a 13.5 hour drive through the night, with all 3 kids. It went amazingly well! We stopped once for gas and once for a food/potty/feeding Kenzie stop. We hit some bad 40 crosswinds and down pour rain, to where you couldn't see anything {thank goodness the hubs was driving then}

We got here, hung out with some family for a bit and then headed here...

For a Dogers vs. Rockies baseball game. PERFECT weather and great seats, made for a great time.
Chase kept yelling 'Go Joe Mauer.' He was a little confused, but watched most of the game.

We are doing last minute wedding stuff for my cousins wedding this Friday and then heading home again Saturday night.
I plan to finally get my tattoo that I have been thinking about for quite awhile, on Saturday before we leave.
{Any guesses on how many tattoos I already have?!}
This one will for my kids on my foot.

I have a lot of blogs to catch up on, but this has been great time away with family and friends! 
(Pictures are sure to come soon!)

Check back tomorrow for a great giveaway from
I {heart} this shop!

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Vintage Pearl

The winner of the

giveaway is...

MomBrose over at Triple Blessing 

Please e-mail me at Thanks to all who entered! 
(the winner was chosen with
Remember Kristen has some great vinyls for great prices, so if you didn't win, make sure to head over to Magically Made and purchase one!

 I {LOVE} personalized things!
jewelry | clothes | bags | blankets

So when I got the chance to do a giveaway from
 I {JUMPED} at the chance!
The Vintage Pearl has everything personalized. Everything is hand-stamped, using sterling silver, fresh water pearls and/or birthstones.
 My favorite piece is their dainty drops necklace
I {HEART} this necklace!
Here are a few more that I would love to add to my jewelry box...
The vintage pearl is offering one of my readers a $50 gift certificate to their shop.
Mandatory entry...go to The Vintage Pearl and pick out what you would use the gift certificate on, if you won. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me what you picked!

Extra entries...
 1 extra entry- follow my blog or let me know you do
2 extra entries- add my button to your blog, or let me know you have it already
  2 extra entries- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave me a link)
3 extra entries- Comment for the {first time} and let me know how long you've been reading my blog
3 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link
  10 extra entries- Buy something from The Vintage Pearl, and let me know what you bought
***Be sure to leave a comment for EACH separate entry you are entitled*** 
 This giveaway will end Saturday, June 5th and the winner will be chosen with

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I need your opinion...

**Don't forget to enter in my giveaway from Magically is the last day!**


 I need your opinions on this...
It is a big thing and I want to know what each of you use/do, that have kids...

5 Point harness car seats VS. High back booster car seats

I have watched {TONS} of videos on 5 point harnesses being better and safer. I have been through the 3 hours car seat safely course and learned tons. I am very picky when it comes to putting car seats in cars. I triple check that they are in right and tight!
Chase now weighs 36 pounds and has been in a high back booster since he hit 31 pounds. He just seems more comfortable in it and it is more big kid to him. He also has a little bit more 'freedom' and movement...{BUT is it safer} 
Abby only weighs 26 pounds and she sometimes sits in her high back booster but is more comfortable and probably MUCH safer in her 5 point harness. 
We are going on a long car trip (13 hours without stops)
I am FOR SURE putting Abby in her 5 point harness car seat, but what about Chase

How old is your child, how much do they weigh and what kind of car seat are they in? 
(any help would be appreciated!) 

Are you like me and just LOVE personalized jewelry!?

If so...check back tomorrow morning....I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Winner and Yard Work!

The winner of the
giveaway is...

Ashley over at The Thames Trio

Congrats Ashley, please e-mail me at
(The winner was chosen with

*** can still head on over to Butterfly Egg Designs and order one of her items.
She has great deals on her stuff that I would highly recommend! 


This was a yard working weekend!
I am now starting to hate yard work, especially with it being upper 80's and {really} humid!
This is our big project {one of the three we have planned for the summer}

A mess of a waterfall, that was here when we moved in. I really wouldn't mind getting my brother's Bobcat and leveling the whole thing....but my hubby has different plans.
{what are they?}
I really couldn't tell you. I just do as I am told, by up rooting all the plants and moving all the rocks. He promises it will look 100 times better when we are done.
Yard work and Jillian's 'Shred'...I think I am going to be sore in the morning!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Playing Catch Up...

I have been so busy lately and haven't posted many of the {MANY} pictures I have been taking. 
I spend the kids nap time doing {THE SHRED} and relaxing for a bit, if time prevails.
Nights I am usually exhausted from the sun and the kids and just want to QT with the hubby and then off to catch some Z's. 
This weekend will be pretty relaxing, no big plans, except another Twins game on Saturday.
Twins vs. Brewers!

So, here is a little picture catch up...

This little muffin is growing up so fast. The past 5 months have been a blast! We love watching her smile, roll, and giggle at all the silly things we do!
Gardening was our daycare theme this are the kids in action...
 {planting sunflowers and carrots}
Making.... (can you guess??)
Cups of dirt!
She loves being outside! She fits right in our family!
Playing with her auntie!
An attempt at a picture of all 3 (without bribe candy) 
They LOVE the park!
See...we are having so much fun, we tend to forget to come inside and take a break!

This past week has been gorgeous upper 70's all week and it will be 90 degrees here by Sunday!
{Finally getting a little *sun kissed* on this Casper body} 

Don't forget to enter in my giveaway from Magically Made to win one of these...
{More great giveaways to come!}

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Magically Made GIVEAWAY & Review!

Kristen over at Magically Made makes vinyl wall decals and sayings. I {HEART} them so much! I went from none in my house, to three. My husband probably thinks I am crazy.
Kristen got her vinyl machine for Christmas. The first year she just did vinyl for herself and her friends. After that first year, she started her Etsy shop. She started it as a fun out, since she was an accountant during the day and didn't get to use her creative side very much. She is now a stay-at-home mom to her cute little 7 month old girl. She loves being a mom but still enjoys having a little out with her Etsy shop.
Look how great they are...
and this one...
and this one!
Kristen sent me this adorable vinyl for the girls room...
{I LOVE this saying!}
I love art and pictures on my walls, but these look so good and are pretty easy to apply. As long as you can center things and use a level, they are pretty easy.

They come all rolled up to ship and are ready to apply, out of the package.
 Kristen is great to work with and is offering one of my readers a vinyl or their choice.
Go over to Magically Made and let me know what phrase/saying you would choose, if you win.
Then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know which one you chose.

Want another entry?!
{Who wouldn't!?}
 1 extra entry- follow my blog or let me know you do
2 extra entries- add my button to your blog, or let me know you have it already
  2 extra entries- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave me a link)
3 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link
  10 extra entries- Buy something from Magically Made and let me know what you bought.
***Be sure to leave a comment for EACH separate entry you are entitled*** 
 This giveaway will end Saturday, May 27th and the winner will be chosen with 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010



Winner Winner!!!
The winner for the

Giveaway is...
 Rachel over at Kiss the Olive Goodnight!

Congrats Rachel! Please send me an e-mail at
(the winner was chosen with

Monday, May 17, 2010


Muffin | Kenzie | Sweet Pea

You truly are the sunshine in our day!
These past 5 months have flown by. {I think it goes faster each kid you have}

At 5 months... 
* You areGrabbing everything
* You LOVE your cereal and ususally scream when it is gone
* You have tried sweet potatoes
* You weigh 14.5 pounds
* You wear size 2 diapers
* You are wearing 3-6 month clothes {6 month pants for the length, but the waist is always way too big}
* You love your elephant toy the best
* You smile {all} the time!
* You finally found your toes
* You roll over, usually the minute I put you on your back
* You have rolled from back to belly, then back to back {a couple times}
* You are starting to get separation anxiety and usually cry when mommy walks away from you
* You STILL won't take a bottle {we are crossing our fingers for soon}
* You are in your big girl crib and sleep through the night, pending on you sister waking you up now and then.

Your smile is just like your brothers, you are his little clone
We love you muffin!

Busy weekend!

What a fun, but {very} busy weekend. 
Wedding, cleaning, organizing, yard work, BBQ with friends. We did it all and I am one tired mama!

 Amongst everything else....
This adorable, sweet and smiley little girl...
...turns 5 months old today!

I am a little behind, so I hope to get her 5 month post up later today, if not, tomorrow morning. 


This is one of my many projects that I did this weekend...

These are my supplies

almost done...

  There you have it, my magnetic ribbon picture board, for my office/work room

**Don't forget to enter in my giveaways on my right sidebar**

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pictures for Baby Food Post!

**Baby Food Revised!**
I forgot to add pictures when my last post posted too early, so here they are.

My old processor broke, so I invest in this AWESOME processor/blender/mixer/chopper.
I {heart} my ninja!

Add your veggie/fruit to your processor, with some water.

Puree it, until it is smooth and free of lumps

Once you get the consistency you like, by adding more water...

Start to put the pureed food into containers or ice cube trays
(I have leftover Gerber food containers from kids from daycare)

Freeze and then thaw when you are ready to use.

When I make different kinds of mixed foods, later down the road, I will post pictures of the ones I try.

Here is my little muffin enjoying her sweet potatoes
(she screamed after it was all gone, she wanted more)
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