Yearly Archives: 2010

Say Good-bye to Yellow

Say Good-bye to Yellow

Back in our working days, DH and I always made sure we looked our best.  Without kids, we could easily spend a few hours in Ross Dress-for-Less trying out clothes to update our wardrobe. I wore professional dresses and suits, he usually wor ...
A Dot Here, A Dot There, Glue Dots EVERYWHERE!

A Dot Here, A Dot There, Glue Dots EVERYWHERE!

My brother and I have figured out where our skills lie.  I was blessed with English and Art skills, while Andrew was blessed with Math and Science skills.  I love to travel, Andrew is okay with staying near home.   We both love plays and mu ...
Recyling my Refrigerator

Recyling my Refrigerator

When we moved back from California, our house there wasn’t sold yet. The old owners (of our new home in Iowa) left their appliances behind so we figured we might as well leave our old refrigerator in California for the new owners.  Un ...
Things are definitely flaming here…

Things are definitely flaming here…

Here’s the problem with my reviewing Duraflame Stax: I am married to a Canadian, former Army officer, who is capable of growing a very full beard. You KNOW what that means. The second he spotted the Duraflame Stax by the fireplace, he ...
On-the-go with Frozen Yogurt

On-the-go with Frozen Yogurt

During the school year, I often have lunch with the kids. One day, I watched as several kids asked the lunch lady to help them open their Go-Gurt. I’m always cautious about sending things in their lunchbox that I think may go bad so I ...
Winners – Various Giveaways!

Winners – Various Giveaways!

Is anyone besides me wondering where days and nights go when the kids are out of school? I used to surf and blog during the day while the kids were at school then really focus on my blog when the kids went to bed. Well… things are a b ...
Cupcakes with Sprinkles!

Cupcakes with Sprinkles!

Every night, without fail, my family gathers around the table and we play a family game. For the past three weeks, the game of choice has been Take the Cake by Gamewright. This game works well in our family as it’s geared from childre ...
Perfect Size for Kids or for Dieting!

Perfect Size for Kids or for Dieting!

Snacking is a tough thing for me.  It’s a weakness.I snack when I’m stressed. I snack when I’m bored. I snack when I’m sad. I snack when I’m hungry. I snack… Therefore I am… Not thin. Both my parent ...
Every One Starts as a Vegetarian

Every One Starts as a Vegetarian

As a parent, between classroom volunteering, shuttling between extra-curricular activities, play dates and field trips, it’s just exhausting. As the end of school gets closer, just like the kids, I count down until summer break. For m ...
Wait! How many calories?

Wait! How many calories?

Growing up in the countryside of eastern Iowa had many advantages.  Our neighbors were only a minute’s walk away (but there wasn’t a store for miles). It was an acreage as opposed to a farm so we didn’t have the duties of ...