The Thirty Year Anniversary

Me as a flower girlThis photograph was taken exactly 30 years ago. I have no idea who that boy in the picture is, but I can tell you who the girl is. Me. At the ripe old age of four I was the flower girl in my sisters wedding. With that said:

Happy anniversary to my sister and brother in law! Thirty years strong, may there be many more!

This, however, is not the story of my sister’s wedding. Continue reading

Family Fun at the Nebraska State Fair

Last month we went to the Nebraska State Fair and I completely spaced sharing our pictures with all of you! The kids had a blast, and want to grow up way too fast to ride on the big rides. I’m just happy keeping them in the kiddie rides for as long as possible! They grow up way too fast.

Anyway, here’s a few highlights of our state fair experience. Yes, most of them are rides. It’s hard to keep the kids interested and occupied while going through the buildings.

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Today’s To Do List

Todays To Do ListI’ve told you about my to do list obsession, and usually that’s enough to motivate me. Today, though, I’m having a hard time pulling myself away from Candy Crush. I know, I know, I never should have opened it, but I did and now I’m trying to pull myself out of the motivational downward spiral.

To give my to do list more power today, I’m going to share it with all of you. And it’s a lofty list. I’m not sure I’ll finish it all, but if I have you to keep me accountable, I just might get a good chunk of it done! Continue reading

What’s On and Around Your Workstation?

What's On and Around Your Workstation?This past month and a half I’ve been a lot busier than usual. I mean, a lot.

I’ve been behind on dishes and laundry, which are my top cleaning priorities. I’ve been doing my best to keep up on the blog, especially those things that are time sensitive. There were events, parties, get togethers, extra shopping and more adventures for the girls to go on. It’s been a crazy month or so, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

The other day I sat down in my usual family room spot to get some work done and I looked over at my work station I have set up next to the couch and I realized I have a mess on my hands! Continue reading

Elsa and Anna Dresses for Halloween

How to Make a Frozen Elsa Dress

Halloween is upon us again and it’s time to make the costumes for the girls.  Charlie wants to be Elsa and Lena wants to be Anna, and both girls have specific ideas about how their costume should look.

I’m not one to use a sewing machine much, but I want too.  I’ll get there someday, but for now the idea of making fancy Elsa and Anna dresses hurts my head. After perusing Pinterest for awhile I came across A Thrifty Mom and her no sew Elsa dress tutorial. Yes, please! Continue reading

Pet Adoption Month and Pedigree Dog Food

This shop for Pedigree dog food and Pet Adoption Month has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.Pet Adoption Month and Pedigree Dog Food

This is a question I never thought I’d be asking. A couple of years ago we adopted Glory and since then I’ve asked my family, what are  you feeding your dog?

Did you know dogs eat a lot? The bigger the dog, the bigger the appetite.

This is Glory. Continue reading

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener Review

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I received a sample of the product for review purposes.Knife Sharpener Review

Cooking is one of my favorite things in the world. It really is. Yes, there are a ton of other things I love too, but cooking is up there.  It’s something about the combination of creating something that tastes awesome and the methodic order of chopping vegetables.

Are you raising your eyebrows at me yet? I know, most people don’t enjoy the repetition of mutilating defenseless vegetables, but I find a bit of relaxation in it, especially the organizational aspect of the preparation. That’s a little quirk of mine I’ll tell you more about another time.  Continue reading

IPhone 5 Armband – Pro Athlete Quality Review

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I received a sample of the product for review purposes.iPhone 5 armband review title

I received the iPhone 5 armband from Muv for review just in time for my two month wellness challenge.

I’ve always wanted an armband for my phone, and I’m glad I had the chance to try it out.  I’m still getting used to it though, even after a month. My iPhone 5 fits great in the case, however I don’t like that it’s only big enough for the phone and not the case. For me that makes it clumsy to pull my phone out of its case in order to put it in the band. Continue reading