Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween

Photo Credit: Rochelle, just rochelle      Does this look familiar? It could be from any child’s trick or treat bag.  Maybe they should be called temptation bags.  Either way, I don’t plan on keeping most of the candy the kids receive tonight.  What can we do with all the candy?      Option 1: a… Continue Reading

iPad Giveaways From Around the Web

Photo Credit: Plutor Embracing Beauty is having an iPad giveaway on her blog Vergetcom is having an iPad giveaway on twitter once they hit 4,000 followers Copyright solver is having an iPad giveaway on facebook Find it Quick is having an iPad giveaway *this is a referral link Steamy Kitchen is having an iPad giveaway on her website… Continue Reading

Keeping Active During Cold Months

Photo Credit: jurvetson     Winter is quickly approaching.  Our family is brainstorming different activities we can do to stay fit and healthy.  After all, humans don’t hibernate in the winter (as much as we might want to).        Idea #1:  Wii dance offs.  We all enjoy the variety of dance games available on the… Continue Reading

Fall Fun

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. -Elbert Hubbard Fall is almost here!… Continue Reading

R.W. Knudsen Juice Review and Gelatin Recipe

     R.W. Knudsen offers a variety of organic and natural juices.  Recently, we were able to try the Just Pomegranate and Just Blueberry juices.  Since we are not typical juice drinkers, we brainstormed what we could make with the juice.  The kids voted and decided on making gelatine.      We followed the directions on… Continue Reading

Mapping It Out

Photo Credit: ausiegall Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.Twyla Tharp       Last week I hit a wall.  Which left me with a couple of choices, give up, or push past it.  I chose the later and reached out.  Alyssa and… Continue Reading

My Bucket List

Photo Credit: paul (dex) If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.-Antonio Porchia      How many of you have a bucket list?  Have you added to it over time?  Do you try to check something off it every year? Or is it just a list of… Continue Reading

The Wall

Photo Credit: josef.stuefer If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably won’t lead anywhere.  -Frank A. Clark    This week my weight hit a wall.  My weight loss has been slowing and this Saturday it came to a halt. It may have been earlier, but I only weigh one day each week.  What… Continue Reading

Quiet Time

Photo Credit: Ian Sane “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”Susan L. Taylor Quotes Fall is almost here!… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Photo Credit: Pink Sherbet Photography  I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau     Fall is here, to my children it means yummy apples and pumpkin.  They love it when I make breakfast cookies.  So, I played around and… Continue Reading