Fourth of July Food and Fun!

June is almost over!  How did that happen?  Well, get ready for July and Independence Day on July 4th with these awesome ideas from Pinterest!

Check out these awesome, all natural, Patriotic Ice Pops from Naturally Educational!


And how about this adorable Flag Wreath from Oodlekadoodle Primitives!

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OOFOS footwear just might be the perfect shoe! {review} For the Luck of Liberty Hop sponsor

I am a flip-flop loving girl.  I hate to wear socks and shoes and I try to wear flip-flops as much as I can, all year long.  This all happened in college….when you have to wear flip-flops to shower in community bathrooms, you are exhausted and are lucky to even find any shoes to wear,  you know how it is!  The flip-flop craze definitely stuck and here I am, 30 years old, and still wearing shoes like a college student.  I have run across some VERY uncomfortable flip-flops through the years.  You know…the ones that are [...]

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It’s Not The Jump That’s Scary, It’s The Landing! #nablopomo

Today is the last week day in June, which also means it's the last June 2012 National Blog Posting Month prompt.  I'm proud of myself for sticking to the challenge, even though some of the prompts were a bit difficult.  Some of my posts seemed a bit redundant, but with a similar theme, I guess that's going to happen when there's uhhh….one theme.

So, the last prompt of the month is: "it's not the jump you have to worry about, it's the landing."  How true this is!  Do you know how often I [...]

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Summer Safety

The Summer provides many new safety issues, especially concerning small children.  Here are a few helpful tips and links to articles that have helped me to think about ways that I can keep my children safe in the summertime!

Water Safety – It's obvious, but never let your child in any amount of water without an adult present.  No one should go swimming alone because muscle cramps and blackouts DO happen and it's better to swim in at least pairs.  Life jackets, floaties, and floatation devices are great, but don't rely on them. [...]

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Starting New Blog Posts #nablopomo

When writing a new blog post, I sometimes think about it for a few days, or maybe even a few weeks, but most of the time, I just jump into it and write it the instant I can sit down and type.  I admire people who can sit and make an outline, like my dad, my high school English teacher (small town!) taught me to do.  I suppose it's important to organize your thoughts, which if you're a regular reader, you probably sense that I'm a bit random in my writings.  

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Jumpy Thoughts #nablopomo

Do my thoughts jump around or do they glide?  An odd question, no?  When thinking about this question, I immediately knew the answer.  Of COURSE my thoughts jump around inside this brain of mine.  Does anyone REALLY having thoughts that glide seamlessly throughout the day?  I imagine that in this hectic world we live in, especially with active kids in the house, gliding thoughts would be pretty difficult.  But, maybe that's just me?  I think the only chance I have at peaceful, gliding thoughts would be sitting alone in nature, far away from any other humans [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Squash Spa Time

Last year during the Spring, my eyes were feeling tired and my allergies were bugging me, so I took a cucumber out of the fridge and cut some up and placed them on my eyes.  Captain Fussybuckets asked what I was doing, so I told him I was playing Spa.  Well, of course he wanted to get in on it, so I let him have some cucumber slices for his eyes, too.  Of course I took a picture of him having his "Spa Time."  Well, he sees that picture from time to time and has said [...]

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Summer Excitement #nablopomo

Ahhhh summertime!  Summertime is very bittersweet around here.  Sure, the boys get to run and play outside and go swimming, but I think that we actually spend LESS time outside (unless we're in the water) than in the other seasons of the year.  The reason being, it's HOT.  I think it was around 104 today and we went to a park for about 25 minutes at 8 PM and the boys had sweat dripping from their hair and their little cheeks were red.  So while the Captain waited for warmer temps so he could play in [...]

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Get to know Organa – multicultural DVDs for kids! {review & giveaway}

We were privileged to get to review the newest DVD from Organa Kids called "Nelly & Caesar."  Organa was established in 1995 with the mission to introduce American families to stories from around the world.  These stories help promote multiculturalism, original storytelling, and interactivity.  

Following with the OrganaKids mission, "Nelly and Caesar" is a set of tales from France, starring a mouse named Nelly and a frog named Caesar and their friends.  Captain Fussybuckets and [...]

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Bungee Jumping? #nablopomo

The question for today is "Would you ever go bungee jumping?"  If you've read any of my previous posts, you'll know that I'm a HUGE wuss, so bungee jumping would be a big fat NO.  I am one that errs on the side of caution, and bungee jumping is one of the most ridiculous things you could ever do!  Who knows if the cord is going to break?  Who knows if the people tied it on correctly?  Yeah.  BIG.FAT.NO.  I'm pretty positive my hubby would say no, too, which makes me happy.  But I've got too [...]

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