Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day everyone! We don't have a whole lot planned for it. Hubby prefers to keep his special days low key and inexpensive. I did use Michael's camera and made a photo collage for hubby's work desk. He hasn't had a photo of the kids since Lina was 3.¬†$5 for a photo collage to…

Splurge A Little

I bought myself a dozen roses this week. Absolutely gorgeous orange/apricot/yellow/pink petals, a sweet scent, and they were on discount. Oh yeah. $2 for the whole dozen. Being laid off, I typically avoid unnecessary spending. Michael is still trying to bounce back after losing Poppy. Lina is still trying to shake off the heartbreak of…

Lemons

Life has been kind of sour for us this year, but this post isn't about a metaphor. Aldi's had a 2 pound bag of lemons for only .99! I don't like lemons or lemonade or really anything that tastes like lemons. It's a side effect of having to use lemon scented cleaning products my whole…

Library Day and a Book Hunt

Everyone has a happy place. Mine is home improvement stores. <gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it> Auggie's is the library. When we ask him if he wants to go bye-bye, he yells "Yes! Audric go to library!" Asked him what he wants to be when he grows up... "A library." His sister…

Waterfalling

This weekend hubby had an unexpected day off. The generators at his work had to be replaced. In order to do that, the electricity had to be turned off. He works in a call center... work wasn't going to happen. So we decided to go waterfalling with the kids. I do not view waterfalling to…

Starting Summer (School)

I believe that learning takes place year round. I'm sorry, but that's how I've always been. When I was in school, I would beg my mom to buy me workbooks or I would read the encyclopedia (I hate phrases that show my age...) to try to learn something new. I. AM. A. NERD. And I…

Say What?

You all!! Can you believe that?? I missed my 100th post because I schedule these in advance most of the time. May Wrap Up was it. I'm so very happy that I have been able to stick with this blog! Even if I don't pay attention to how often I post or how many posts…

Take Them Hiking

Despite being overweight, one of our favorite activities has always been hiking and that is an enjoyment that we have been able to share with our oldest children. It is not easy to go hiking with a baby, so it had been a few years since we had indulged ourselves in this free family activity.¬†Three-year-olds,…

Performance Pancakes

Dance recital was this weekend and although it didn't go as planned, it started with a special breakfast for dress rehearsal. Need: 1 1/2 cup pancake mix 1 egg 1 banana, mashed 1 tbsp peanut butter water chocolate hazelnut spread, to taste *optional* Add the egg and peanut butter to the mashed banana. Mix well.…

Keeping Up With the S.M.

If you are thinking that this is some sort of 50 shades of whatever, you are wrong. S.M. stands for social media and I suck at keeping up with my accounts. I only have 1 personal account and that's on Facebook. My business accounts though... Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Snapchat (I don't use that…