Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy 9th Birthday to my niece, Lyndsey! I somehow knew I wouldn’t have the energy to be too creative for Valentine’s Day with the kids. Plus I knew I didn’t want to spend a fortune, and … Continue reading
Recently I had signed up for something called House Party. It’s an on-line site that gives anybody an opportunity to host a party sponsored by companies from all over the world. If approved for a specific house party you could … Continue reading
Some traditions will never get old. Some will with stand the test of time. For my family, our tradition is funny Christmas pictures. I’ve blogged about this before, and I’ll probably blog about it every year. All I know is, it’s very fun, very silly and everyone gets excited about it. We take our own photo with our own camera and edit it on Pic Monkey. If you don’t know about Pic Monkey, check it out. It’s a cheap, fun & easy way to edit your photos like the pros.
This year’s Christmas photo theme was Ugly Christmas Sweater. Even though only a few of us are actually wearing Christmas sweaters, we still pulled off Ugly Christmas quit well. The great thing about doing a picture like this is that you don’t have to worry about everyone looking at the camera, because 99% of the time someone is blinking or looking off to the side. So why not encourage it?! I can’t help to giggle though….the one time we didn’t want the tots to look at the camera, both are looking directly at it….why can’t they do that for the nice photos? Oh well, you win some, you lose some. And I call this a win.
Enjoy a laugh on us, The Smith Family. And have a very merry, ugly sweater Christmas to you and yours.
Hi All! I’m so sorry for the delay in writing-so much has happened since moving and life just seems to get busier and busier as the children grow older. Our move to the new home was successful and it’s simply beautiful! I’d write more tonight and update you but tonight I want to snuggle with my husband while the children sleep and watch movies upstairs. Last night it snowed and we spent the day playing in our winter wonderland. Just as dinner ended I remembered an idea for something called “Snow Ice Cream” that I had seen on TV. I decided to look it up and try it out. Not only was it super easy, but it was very, very, very delicious! My kids loved it and they want me to make more tomorrow. I’m defiantly putting this in the recipe box and making it every time it snows!
8 cups snow
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place snow into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix well to combine. Serve immediately….taste just like vanilla ice cream!
My family and I recycle. However, we try to reuse as often as we can too. A few months ago I had changed from using Splenda to Turvia (not sure if it’s really any better for me). After finally using … Continue reading
Well we are finally in the last stages of buying our new home. We close on July 31st and I couldn’t be happier. Well, I could be happier if somebody else would do the packing for me. Have I mentioned … Continue reading
There’s nothing more I love than being a Mom…well, being a Mom & a Wife. I count my blessings daily for the opportunity I have to be able to stay at home with my children and watch them grow first … Continue reading
I am in love with Pinterest and my husband hates it. I often have to compare my love of Pinterest to his love of Football just to make him understand. He still does not understand. Some things just can’t be … Continue reading
My kids and I love Bliss Cupcakes located here in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. We could eat there every day if it didn’t mean gaining 5 lbs after every visit. My daughter has been asking me to take her back since … Continue reading