Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rummage Fun!

I scored big yesterday at the big rummage sale!



I found this cute picnic table for the boys for $20!


Picked up this tricycle for McCoy (of course both boys LOVE it) for $7!

I couldn't resist this zoo animal pancake skillet for $1!


I also grabbed these books (plus a few Eric Carles that McCoy immediately confiscated, along with a some holiday ones that I already put away) all for 25 cents or less (some were free!) We love books!!

I think I got a few more random things, but I can't remember what they were!! ha!

We had such a fun day catching up and getting great deals!! Love this tradition and can't wait for next year!! :)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Whats Up Wednesday!!



What we are eating this week? Unsloppy Joes, Frito Taco Pie, Baked Ravioli, Biscuits and Gravy Egg Bake, and Chicken Alfredo Pasta (click names for recipes!)


What we've been up to? Zoo, swimming lessons, Preschool, Kindermusik, Story Time, playing outside, party prep and embroidering anything that doesn't walk! ha!


What I'm reminiscing about? The nice spring weather!!! Where did it go?!?! Looks like nothing but rain and a grumpy farmer here until next week! BLAH!!!
This was my view while cooking supper on Friday night...be still my heart!! 
My view this morning is considerably more gray, wet, and dreary! :(



What I'm loving? 
-Genius Chopper: My Momma gave me this for Christmas a few years ago and it is one of my all time favorite things! It makes chopping/dicing SOO easy! Love it! She got it on QVC, but I think they have a different model now, I'm sure it's just as good though!!

-Frozen Bread Dough: Has this stuff been around forever and I am just now discovering it?!? Either way, I am obsessed! It is so easy and super delicious!! You just put the frozen dough in a loaf pan in the morning and by supper time it has fully risen and is ready for the oven! The smell of it baking alone is amazing! It costs less than a can of crescent rolls and is a million times yummier!! And if that wasn't enough, my boys are huge fans too!! I get the Hyvee brand, but I would assume every grocery store has it! A must try!!

-Purse Organizer: I got the cutest pink and green tote (and embroidered my monogram on it!) for traveling this summer. I started putting some things in it and realized it's basically a bottomless pit!! I really love it though, so I decided to get a purse organizer to make it more functional! I found this fab hot pink one on Amazon. They have them in tons of cute colors, just search for "purse organizers." I made my sissy, niece, and momma a tote for the summer as well and totally talked my sissy into getting an organizer too! hehe! Soo handy!! Wouldn't these make neat teacher gifts filled with fun/useful things...hmmm...stay tuned!! :)

-Burts Bees BB Cream: I got a sample of this BB cream in a Walmart Beauty Box ($5 for a box of fun samples-they only do it four times a year) I am in love! I have never tried a BB cream, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it is so great! Feels like a lotion, but gives you just enough coverage, and it has SPF! Great for everyday, to feel put together without a full face of makeup! Score! :)

-Zicam: This stuff is my new best friend! Both the boys and The Farmer got sick AGAIN with colds this past week and I used these swabs every five hours! I have yet to get catch it..knock on wood!! Finally my immune system has decided to join us!! Not sure if it was a combination of things or I just got lucky, but for now, I am a believer!! :)


What I'm Dreading? One of the things I'm excited about is also the thing I'm dreading! ha! I'm SOO excited to go home to Mississippi but I am totally dreading the heat!! Blah! Yall, it is SO hot in the south and I just can't handle it anymore! Hard to believe I lived there 23 years! :)



What I'm excited about? McCoy's second birthday party! Yall, I love to plan a party and with a theme like Wizard of Oz, I am having tons of fun!! Lots of emerald green, yellow brick roads, blue gingham, and rainbows! I'm also putting together a little Land of Oz scavenger hunt for the kiddos..hopefully we will have nice weather!! :)




What I'm watching/reading? Mr. Selfridge, House of Cards, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (recently found this on Netflix..soo funny!!)


What I'm listening to? George Strait's newest album, along with more of the Wicked and Dirty Dancing soundtracks!


What I'm Wearing?
I got this cute turquoise cross shirt on Zulily and the fun coral one at Target! The Farmer got me the "small town girl necklace" while we were on our mini getaway..I LOVE it!! It goes with anything and it just makes me smile :)



What I'm Doing this weekend? On Friday, I'm meeting one of my besties from South Dakota (Tracey!) for a girls day and I can not wait!! It is long over due!! Every year we like to meet up for this big rummage sale and do some other shopping too! Can't wait!! 


What I'm looking forward to next month? Beach Trip!!
My Daddy and my niece are coming to get us, then we are headed to Mississippi! Our first week there, we are going to the beach and we can't wait!! We don't really have anything planned.. just beach sitting, seafood eating, relaxing, laughing, and having fun! Sounds glorious! 


What else is new? We got baby lambs! (Butch and Sunny) They are so cute and the boys are loving them! The only other new thing is that I am going to be our MOPS Discussion Group Coordinator next year, so that is exciting! Other than that, it's business as usual over here! :)



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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday!


We headed to church with one happy boy and one grumpy boy!!


The grumpy boy ended up in the nursery pretty quickly! 

We had some friends from church over for coffee after the service and I couldn't resist snapping a pic! #fiestalove

I made No Bake Drop Cookies (recipe) and Peanut Buddy Bars (recipe). Yummy!!

After naps, the boys headed out to get my garden started!! I'm so excited! 

And so was Merritt! Ha! 


He had taken his farming pants off when he came inside, then decided he needed to go back out with me to take pics! Doesn't everybody garden in their undies?!? 

Planning on tomatoes, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, and zucchini! Can't wait!! 


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday!

This morning my 4-H club cleaned the ditches of the highway, that we sponsor, for our community service project. I made my group take selfies, because that's what a good leader does! hehe :)



The boys spent the morning with Grandma and she must have worn them out, because they BOTH took naps!! WOOHOO! Merritt doesn't nap anymore, but he fell asleep in his chair and slept longer than McCoy! It was glorious! They haven't slept at the same time in so long, what a nice Saturday afternoon treat! hehe :)

When they woke up, we headed outside to do our chores (feed the pony and lambs) and play for a bit!

We had been out for awhile, and I wanted to get them back in, so I could get some things done around the house.
It was time to pull out the big guns...a prize!! ha!

They HATE coming back in the house! It's great that they love being outdoors, but it's not so great when I have to wrangle them back in by myself (The Farmer has started doing field work, in preparations for planting, so he will be pretty busy the next couple of weeks!) One mention of a special surprise and both boys scooted right on inside! Score one for Super Mom! {please note sarcasm! ha!} 

I found this fun race track tape in the Target Dollar Spot and have been waiting for the perfect time to pull it out! Usually a bubble bath will lure them in, but let's be honest, I really wanted to try it out too! ;)




We all loved it and the boys had tons of fun screaming "I win!!"

Probably shouldn't have used this little trick so early in the planting process, but thankfully I have one more roll in the stash!! :)

Happy Saturday!
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Busy Week!

We have had a very busy week around here...Preschool, Kindermusik, Swimming Lessons, two lunches at Pizza Ranch, Story Time (and we made an extra trip to the library this week to pick out a prize Merritt won for National Library week! He got a Melissa and Doug pool diving set! Very cute!), Picnic at the Park, Wizard of Oz Party Prep, and Horse Show Prep for August Ann!!

Merritt loves to wear his "Daddy's Team" shirt to preschool!

Loving these tulips by my front door!!

His last swimming lesson and he passed...woohoo on to the next level!!

He had such a great time, he didn't want it to be his last lesson!

They got to have some play time after their lesson!

Can't wait for the next level! He is such a little fish!

Picnic time at the park with our MOPS friends!!

Park fun!

Over the Rainbow!! Can't believe my baby is turning 2!!

Working on stuff for August Ann's horse show!! Soo excited!

We finished up Story Time at the library today too, and Sunday School will be done for the summer this week as well! I was telling Merritt how we were going to be finished with all our activities soon and he said, "yeah because it's gonna be summer and that means time to go to Whoops!!" 

We better start a countdown!! He is super excited to go to the beach, and so is McCoy! They are also looking forward to going to "Rex's (their cousin) Aquarium and Zoo" in New Orleans, and Mommy is excited to go to Wicked!! :) Can't wait for traveling, sleeping late (if one of my babes will cooperate-I'm looking at you McCoy!!), lazy days, and summer nights! Can't come soon enough!

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Zoo Fun!!

We took the boys to the zoo today and had tons of fun!! They had a neat dragon/knight exhibit in the museum there, so we got to check that out too! Such a great day!! :)












































When we got home, they wanted to play with their Little People zoo! I should have videoed Merritt's tour train narration!! He told the "passengers" about all the different animals...turns out alot of them bite!! hehe :)

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