Review: Katie Brown Celebrates
A few weeks ago I won the book “Katie Brown Celebrates” from the book blog bookingmama.blogspot.com and the Hachette Book Group. I received it the other day and couldn’t wait to look through it. I LOVE cookbooks! I could sit and read through cookbooks all day long. But, this is more than a cookbook, it…Read More →
Snow Is Magical!
We had a snowstorm yesterday and another expected tomorrow. This morning when I woke up everything was quiet and covered in that footprint free, perfect snow. This quote from J.B. Priestley describes it quite well for me… “The first fall of snow…is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and…Read More →
A House Full of Memories!
Yesterday we celebrated the day we purchased our house. I thought it was a fun way to remember the day we brought the kids out to see their new house and all the memories we have created here over the last 5 years. I still remember the boys running from empty room to empty room…Read More →
This is what is so great about small town Iowa!
This weekend was our small town of 700’s Christmas celebration. It is a chance for us to get everyone together and share in the Christmas spirit. On Saturday, they served pancakes, eggs, and sausage to everyone and then each one of the kids picked out a toy and visited with Santa. Then on Sunday, there…Read More →
Lands End Survey Opportunity
Mom Select and Lands End are offering an opportunity to win a Lands End $100 Gift Card. All you have to do is fill out their very quick survey. It only took me 4 minutes to complete the survey. Click on the link to complete the survey….http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=v1XWko6pU98QYbCX2rp9hw_3d_3d Once complete you will be entered to win…Read More →
Stress Is Over!
Tonight I got my haircut (very relaxing for me), and then went to Toys R Us where I was able to COMPLETE my Christmas shopping, at least the stuff I am responsible for. (I can’t speak for my husband.) It was amazing that I found everything I was looking for…exactly what I wanted…some even “on…Read More →
It’s a Snow Day = Cookies
Today was our first No School Snow Day of this school year. Our kids didn’t have school on Monday for a prescheduled teacher work day…so this is day 2 of them being home! I decided we needed to be a little more structured today or we might all go crazy! So, this morning Bennett and…Read More →
I wanted to introduce you to a song and a group that our family loves! The Go Fish Guys are a Christian group of 3 guys who “make music that kids love and won’t drive parents bonkers”. If the kids and I have tasks to complete…I frequently put a Go Fish CD on because it…Read More →
A Snowman Idea and Storytime
A few months ago I offered to lead a storytime for toddlers at our small town library. So, in November I held my first storytime with 4 little ones. We learned about leaves and it was a fun hour in my day! This month my theme is “Snow”. So, thanks to my friend Tina,…Read More →
First snowfall of the Season!
This weekend we had our first snowfall of the season. The snow was wet and perfect for snowman making and snowball throwing. The kids couldn’t decide what to do first….decorate the tree (as we had originally planned) or go out and build the snowman! Both got accomplished and we have a new addition to our…Read More →