Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Do you have a bedtime routine with your kids?
{A review of WallPops.}

The Adventures of Supermom®I’m not talking about pajamas, baths or the brushing of teeth, I’m talking about reading books and having that special time with your kids before you kiss them goodnight and turn off their light.

Superdad has created a special bedtime routine that he does with our girls before he reads them books….they explore maps and talk about far off places.

Before bed they pick a place, point a finger and off they go.  He likes to quiz them about continents and capitals and lakes.  I often hear them talking and laughing from their bedroom.  It really is a special time between a daddy and his daughters and I’m touched that I hear the sweetness of the moment.

WallPops reached out to me about a Back to School review and I jumped at the chance because they have wall decal maps and I knew it would be perfect for my girl’s bedroom.  I couldn’t wait to surprise them.

After Ninja Gurl started to feel better after getting her tonsils and adenoids out I brought out the map so we could find the perfect place for their new Solar System - Wall Decal.  Just so happens the space above her bed was empty!  Imagine that!

We set out to peeling the back off, which was a BREEZE, then getting it straight.  Don’t worry if you need to adjust because they are easy to pull off and adjust.  {It only took me two times.  Okay, may three.}

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Quality time with my family. Lake Powhatan in Asheville, North Carolina

When I was a little girl I spent a lot of time at Lake Powhatan during the summer because there is a sandy beach area where you can swim and build sand castles.  It was fun except I can still remember that yucky feeling on the bottom of my feet from the bottom of the lake.

It always bugged me, that squishy wet cold feeling.

YUCKY!

We took the girls last year and they LOVED it!  So did I!  We sat there in our beach chairs while the girls played in the water and sand.  It was really nice.  I had promised the girls that we’d go every Saturday this summer but with vacation and Ninja getting her tonsils out we finally made it to Lake Powhatan last weekend.

This time I was with all my kids and the sweet sweet baby.

{And six geese.}

They didn’t belong to me but it was entertaining watching them.

Superdad went too but he rode the trails on his mountain bike while I sat relaxing in my beach chair by the lake.

I’m so glad we finally made it and we are already planning our next trip.

I love spending time with my family.

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See the geese?

Family Finest's Make-N-Bake Pizza Kits & Barista Break-N-Bake Scones {A yummy fun review and the kids helped.}

Schools out!!  Do I really have to get up early to cook breakfast??  Do I have to make LUNCH every single day??  Of course I do but I’m so thankful that I was able to review Barista Break-N-Bake Scones and Family Finest's Make-N-Bake Pizza Kits because it sure made my life easier.

Things have been so hectic with vacation and my youngest daughter getting her tonsils out so I’ve been in need for more sleep and easy things to make for the kids or things my 17 year old son can make.

The Adventures of Supermom®Barista Break-N-Bake Scones were perfect for a busy morning.  My son made them for himself and his sisters and paired them with some cold milk and OJ and everyone was happy.  Even ME because I was able to sleep in without having tiny fingers poking me to get up and feed them.

Friends say hello with our fresh scones!

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Our Barista Master Bakers have again worked their floury magic and perfected an easy scone recipe that you bake right in your own home.                

Forget the local coffee shop, now you can enjoy fresh baked Orange Cranberry scones, Blueberry scones and Strawberries & Crème scones from the refrigerator to your oven in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee. Fresh and warm scones that are perfect anytime.                       

It's the baked-from-scratch scone taste with the convenience you're looking for ... break, bake and enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2015

ELEMENTS for Girls {All About}

AuthenticMe Elements for GirlsELEMENTS is a self-discovery book and bracelet for tween and early teen girls. This unique book invites girls to read, reflect and complete simple, fun activities while exploring important elements of growing up such as self-acceptance, empathy, communication and friendship. The theme of self-care is woven into the book in sections on sleep, healthy eating and stress management. With original doodle art throughout the book, girls are encouraged to express themselves with color, drawings and writing to make the book their own.

AuthenticMe Elements for Girls

As chapters are completed, girls use the creative kit included to design their own unique bracelet. The bracelet elements – colorful hemp, beads and charms – cleverly remind girls of the chapter themes to reinforce what was learned. Written by women with extensive experience in working with adolescents and parenting their own daughters, paired with the input of countless girls who had a hand in the concept, themes and activities, ELEMENTS is sure to become a treasured resource and keepsake.