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My family and I are proud to introduce our newest member...Bentley! He's an (approximately) 1.5 year old Boxer boy who we are fostering-to-adopt. He was found as a stray in North Carolina and transported to us in Minnesota this past weekend. The rescue group, Across America Boxer Rescue, is based out of MN but takes dogs from across the US, thus we got a dog from NC :) Despite him being here for less than 24 hours, he has definitely made himself at home and is blending beautifully into our family so far! We can't believe how calm and gentle he is for his age! Don't get me wrong, he's still a puppy and easily excitable, but he's neither a jumper nor a mouther (bonus!). As you can see, we've got some work to do to fatten this boy up. Right now you can see all his ribs and his back bone. Once he puts on some weight and fills out to his full grown self (boxers finish "filling out" around 3 years old), he's going to be one BIG handsome boy! We had some concerns that … [Read more...]

Turkey In Disguise

Turkey in Disguise

Ok, I'll admit, when Trisha from MomDot.com posted in our blogging group that she wanted to do a link up of Turkey In Disguise, I wasn't quite sure about it. I didn't really get it. Then I showed it to my girls... ...and even I got into it! See that photo above? Yup, that's my Turkey In Disguise as a nurse. You see, turkeys don't want to get eaten on Thanksgiving so they dress up as something else so they won't be noticed. I printed Trisha's free Turkey In Disguise printable then Nutty and Tottie got out their markers and went to town. Tottie came up with all kinds of ideas and made me print FOUR turkeys. Nutty had a bit of a harder time and is so picky that she's still working on her second turkey (but she plans on doing more she says). Tottie disguised her turkeys as a sunflower, girl, boy, and also copied my nurse. Nutty's turkey in disguise was a ballerina and a (not quite finished) Mini Mouse. We used just markers to make our turkeys but if you … [Read more...]

My Perfectly, Imperfect Marriage


I'm going to start this post with a disclaimer. First, this post is NOT sponsored. In fact, the company doesn't even know I'm writing a post about them. Second, this post is off-topic of what I normally talk about but I felt the need to write it... A little over 15 years ago my husband and I got engaged. We were 20 and 23 years old, and full of young love bliss. Back then, my friends were getting large, flashy,expensive diamond engagement rings. After all, isn't that what you're suppose to get? I, however, wanted something small and simple. A 1/4 carat solitaire to be exact. I'm not a huge jewelry fan and I felt like I didn't need a big diamond for him to show his love. After much discussion with my then boyfriend/soon to be fiance, he convinced me to try on the ring below. I thought it was still to big/fancy, but he thought I deserved something more than a small solitaire. Though it was slightly larger at 1/3 carat and not a solitaire, I loved it the moment I tried it … [Read more...]

Roll A Turkey Thanksgiving Game

Roll A Turkey Game

Earlier this week I gave you two Thanksgiving printables to keep your kids busy during the holiday. Today I'm giving you another printable but this one is a game. The Roll A Turkey game to be exact! I'll admit, this is not an original idea. My daughter brought a similar one home from school. I thought it was such a cute idea that I made my own to share with you! What you'll need: Players! There is no limit on players and any age can play as long as they can match numbers and draw. A Roll A Turkey sheet for each player. Just click on the photo above to download and print. One dice Crayons, markers, or colored pencils How to play: Youngest player starts first. Roll the dice. Match the number on the dice to the number on the Roll A Turkey sheet. Draw what matches. If you roll a number that you have already drawn, your turn is skipped. The first person to complete their turkey wins! Note that the turkey contains 2 legs, 2 wings, and 4 feathers so you'll … [Read more...]

VTech® InnoTab® MAX Review and Giveaway

Vtech Innotab Max Review

Just in time for Christmas shopping, VTech® introduces the VTech® InnoTab® MAX. As with previous VTech tablets and toys, we were given an InnoTab MAX to review. Though the tablet was provided to us, the thoughts and opinions expressed are our own and we're here to tell you that this device pulls out all the stops when it comes to learning tablets! Two inches larger than it's predecessor, my girls didn't really notice it's 7 inch size. They did, however, notice a nice, larger, higher resolution screen! Other differences include: multi-touch vs single-touch screen double the on-board memory (8GB) faster processing with a dual core vs single core processor (up to 6 times more processing power than previous generations) two more included apps more pixels in the video recorder enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect™ with new features parent-controlled family group chat multi-player game lets kids play with approved contacts on their Kid … [Read more...]

Free Thanksgiving Printables

Free Thanksgiving Printable

Now that my birthday, Tottie's birthday, and Halloween are over, it's time to start thinking about the next round of celebrations with free Thanksgiving printables! Yes, Thanksgiving is less than one month away, which means that Christmas is right around the corner! One holiday at a time though, right? In the past we've brought you 4 Thanksgiving activities to do with adults and kids, 4 more Thanksgiving activities, and 5 unique Thanksgiving crafts, we understand, however, that sometimes you just need to keep the kids quiet. That's why, this year, we're giving you free Thanksgiving printables to keep your kids quiet, yet entertained.   Click on the photos above to download and print. Though the two printables look very similar, the first is meant for younger kids who can't spell, while the second is meant for those who can spell. We made them similar so that the kids don't fight over who's printable is better. (I know my girls would fight over it!) Enjoy these … [Read more...]

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