Monday, May 11, 2015

Busy Baby Resting Mommy; Hopping Corn

I cannot remember if I shared this or not, but this is a great experiment to try with your kiddos. I would say the age should determine how in depth you get with the science of it. Even if you don't go too in depth with it, even little ones might enjoy watching the corn dance with "magic".

I found this on Pinterest. You can find the original posting here. does such a great job describing this experiment that I will just tell you to go read their directions.

And have fun with this! It's a great way to entertain your kiddo while resting and conserving your energy!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Oops I Did it Again

I spent a good part of my Saturday outside this weekend. My Little had a soccer game that ran over and then we spent some time putting together a swing for our back deck. Thanks to that I've officially gotten my oh-yeah-my-medicine-makes-me-burn-like-nobody's-business-and-now-I've-learned-my-lesson-for-the-summer sunburn.

Ordinarily a sun burn can be really annoying to a person. Unfortunately, I get the sunburn with the additional issue of dealing with neuropathic pain that runs along the places that are sun burnt. It feels like I have volts of electricity running under my skin when I have been burnt. Similar to the unpleasant sensation you feel if you would stick your tongue to a nine volt battery.

Needless to say I will be using lotion til fall now.

In the mean time don't mind the smell people, that's just me slathered in aloe!

Monday, April 27, 2015


What time is it?

It's freckle time!!

Everybody now... Duhn Nuh Nuh Nuh    Nuh Nuh   Nuh Nuh...

Monday, April 20, 2015


I've been making a journal for my girly since she was two years old. It's full of jokes she loved at three, funny stories, and letters I've written to her about what's happening in her life. I decided to add some art work to it for her. I love the way it turned out and thought I'd like to share. (Incidentally, part of the picture is a little blurred as I had to paint over my girly's name in Photoshop.)

Sent from my iPhone

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Fools

I know this is super late. April Fools is the first and now we've landed on April 13th. I happened upon this while I was uploading some pictures and I had to share with all of you!

This was a super simple April Fools joke I play on L!! And as you can see, she was perplexed!!

Are you ready for it? I made a bowl of cereal, made sure all the cereal came in contact with the milk to make it wet, and then I popped it in the freezer. In the morning I pulled it out and set it down in front of L and you couldn't tell it was frozen until she tried to stick her spoon in it.


Monday, April 6, 2015


I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter spent with family! Ours was great!

Monday, March 30, 2015


I was looking back through pictures of my husband and I and suddenly realized how far we've come in our journey to be healthier. We're at 70 pounds lost together and counting!!