Saturday, July 31, 2010

A visit to Miss Mustard Seed. . . . .

Okay, so I like to do a little “blog hopping” and see what all other bloggers are talking about. So somehow I ended up at a blog called Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog. While there I saw that she is doing a really neat giveaway and when I saw what all was to be included in the giveaway, I immediately thought of some of you who follow my blog. To see what she is giving away head on over to "Miss Mustard Seed in a Box" 2000 follower Giveaway.   This giveaway ends on Friday August 6.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Making Ice Cream

Several weeks ago Kaelyn told me that she really likes to “create and play with Play-Doh”.  So I surprised her with the Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe.  The cost of this was $14.99, to make the deal sweeter, I had a coupon for this particular product for $5.00 off, making it $9.99 + tax. I used a $10 gift card that I had, therefore I didn’t pay much out of pocket.


So yesterday she pulled it out for her and my two nephews to make some “ice cream cones” with.


Waylon doing some serious ice cream making.

DSCN2066Wyatt with his ice cream .

It says that you can make lots of tasty looking make believe treats, like the ones below.3111554_Image_4Supposedly the fun doesn't stop with cones and sundaes. They say you can let your imagination run wild as you make all kinds of Play-Doh candies, cookies and pretzels. Press, swirl and twirl a world of magical treats. Well here at our house we were not able to get any of our “magical treats” to turn out like theirs. Imagine that.

Then you can also decorate and celebrate.

3111554_Image_5 They say you can decorate the make-believe cake with candles, flowers and whatever else you can think of. Play-Doh makes it easy to make whatever your imagination cooks up. Apparently our imaginations do not cook up pretty things like the above picture. We were also unsuccessful in our endeavor to make pretty cakes.

The age range for the Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe is ages 3 to 6.  After seeing Kaelyn and the boys playing with this, I would not recommend it for anyone under the age of 6.  Another thing is the clean up, it can get quite messy. Although she enjoys playing with this that she doesn’t mind the clean up so much.

I am so thankful that she still enjoys playing with play-doh and doesn’t want to grow up to fast as a lot of girls her age do. This could change very soon, so for the moment I am enjoying my “little/big girl”.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back in time and my 100th Post

So I know that it has been several weeks since I last posted anything here. It has been a busy time for us (our summers always are), and to be quite honest, I just haven’t felt like “blogging” lately. However, I have enjoyed reading everyone else’s blogs.

Recently I was looking through some pictures of me from when I was a baby/little girl and thought I would share a few of them on here.

scan0010  Me at 3 months.


                                           My parents and me.

scan0022                                        I was about 9 months here. 

I know you can’t really tell much about this little dress that I had on. The dress is lavender with a white overlay that has little lavender flowers and tied on each side with lavender ribbon.


Me at Easter.


Can you believe these pants. They are orange, yellow and pink plaid.  Mom said that they were some of my favorite pants.


I was 4 in this picture, and yes this was one of my favorite dresses. When I first showed this picture to my husband, he said to me: “You were a cute little girl, in your polka dotted dress, looking like a bag of Wonder Bread.”  Nice of him huh?

Thanks for going with me on this small journey of looking at some of my favorite pictures of me when I was a little girl.

By the way this is my 100th post. When I first started blogging a year and a half ago, I didn’t know if I would ever make it to the 100th post.