Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Library has Books?

When you get your own library card it's almost mandatory to attend a diy library card holder event.

I have no shame I sent my teen to a bead class....... and she loved it!

All things John Green was a teen event that was all her idea.  She made pins, inspirational coasters and won this signed book!  She couldn't deny she enjoyed her library experience that day either. Watch out teen I think I saw you smile.

We have attended a lot of the preschool and elementary programs.  The library offers something different (usually hands on) every week.

Games are extra fun when your with your family and things are super sized!

Amazement when your balloon fills up by itself. Panic for mom when your not sure if it's going to blow up. Is there a phobia title for this?

The older kids get an experience one another level of learning and fun!  Shel Silverstein was the focal point one day.  The kids listened to a couple books then acted them out with each other for the parents.

Little miss is currently attending the monthly sewing classes.  She has learned basic sewing, adding buttons, and made a bag!

Mommy even gets to jump into a few programs of my own and I don't even have to share!  Crafts are offered regularly. 

I'm also in their book club.  Brooklyn is our next book. 

We even caught the eclipse at our library! This was fun for the whole family! It wasn't even just a show and bring your lawn chairs. It was a party! 

I'm just saying rumor has it a library has books too! Hmm, I didn't see any, guess I'll have to look next time I'm there.

Now I by no means am saying my library is better then yours but, I may be saying go and have fun at your library and see what they have.  Make suggestions to get more community involvement!   If you library does have activities and classes I would love to hear about them! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's OK (by me)

It's that time again. A time to reflect on what we did a little less then perfect but, who cares!  Shake it off! It's ok! I'm going to play along with airingmylaundry today as I tell you what items/events/activities are OK by me.

Check out her latest post here.

  It's OK that my kids have had candy everyday because of Halloween.  The received a lot and the day is coming where they will get tired of it and it will be off their minds.  Never have they ever eaten all of it.

  It's OK that my daughter has caught up with that new series Stranger Things.  She put a lot of dedication into watching the first series. She had it playing while she washed the dishes, and had it on constantly in her room.  I'm so proud to see she can make a commitment if she really wants to.

  It's OK that I got teary eyed when my daughter begged me to go to her Veterans Day program at school.  I'm glad I went.  We stood up for the branch we represented and there were only two others from the Air Force.

  It's OK that we got a new cable box and all those DVR shows I was going to watch are gone forever. 

    It's OK the store didn't have any bread when I was there.  Hamburger rolls seemed to be a real hit with my youngest. He ate his lunch in 5 minutes and cant wait for lunch tomorrow!

  Ahhh, OK just breath! I'm ok! Your ok! It's ok! What's one thing that you now realize is ok?

Monday, November 13, 2017

School with Letter F

Letter F was fun.  There's a lot that can be done with food, actions and places to visit.  I'm not saying we went to a farm or rode a firetruck.  We didn't make a fan and he didn't eat frosting out the can but, we could have.

Letter writing is a definite daily and weekly thing. There is no fine-tuning.  I'm happy when it resembles the letter.  Working in between lines is a challenge but he concentrates very hard.

F is for face.  He cut out the parts, glue and applied them to the appropriate spots.

F is also for firemen! Fire hats, hoses 

and fire hydrants.  We went outside to color ours more accurately.

Our first snack was goldfish.  I could have picked up some Swedish fish but, Halloween was the other day and we don't need more candy.

F is for fireworks.  This worksheet is a favorite for him.  He likes to dab the spots with the bingo dabbers.

I found this fish counting/match cards.  If you can't figure out the numbers then you have to count and figure it out.

This is an old spiral dry erase workbook with various activities to do.

I would have liked to take him fishing but, I let him play the fishing game instead and sometimes games are more fun then waiting patiently to catch a fish.

Lastly, F is for flying.  Bats are for Halloween so this was a perfect craft for the week.  Here is the original post and instructions for this fun craft!

  Thank you for following along in our school.  I hope you walk away with a little inspiration and motivation to teach and play with your kids!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

It's the Season for Bras

  Holiday shopping doesn't always center around others.  I take advantage of sales for items I need as well. A good sale helps me weed out items that have needed to be replaced but we're waiting for the perfect excuse to do it. One area in my wardrobe that needs to be refreshed is my undergarments!

  When you search for a new bra what are you looking for style or comfort?  Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable, supportive and stylish!  Perfect for everyday wear the versatile one-size fits a variety of sizes and offers numerous styles and patterns as well.

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Do you buy things for yourself with the great holiday sales?  I'm not talking about a lunch out while shopping.  I mean two for them and one for you?  Do you pick up some necessary items or fun items too?

  This is a sponsored post and all opinions stated are my own.

Friday, November 10, 2017

30 Days to Peace (book review)

  What do you look for in a book?  A good plot?  Does it need to be a mystery?  Are you just a fan of the author?  Do you read only a specific genre?  What do you think about adult coloring books?  What defines a book? 

  I have read a lot of books this year.  More then I read last year and hopefully I will read more next year.  You can get so much from a book.  Information, relaxation, spiritual direction and self-help.

  30 Days To Peace is a self help book but, also a device you can use to document your life.  Although this book is only a peek at 30 days it's fun and inspirational.  Each day guides you in a different objective.

  The other pages have bible passages as well as motivating quotes.  Taking a peek at these before I start my day gave me a little more spark for my day.  Then ending my day with the prompt worked great for me.  A time to reflect before and after my day made this a good 30 days.

  This was a nice book and I enjoyed the concept.  It would make a nice gift for anyone as everyone could take a little time out and reflect on their day.  Finding peace in their day, in their space and in their daily routines.

  You can find out more about this book and find out where to purchase it here.

  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pre-holiday Shopping

  I prefer to not keep track of how many days until Christmas so until then; I will continue to shop and look around until that day sneaks up on me and I'm running around the night before looking to buy tape and trying to wrap presents.

  One gift I like to get for my family each year is a game.  I have a big age range of kids in my house and I seek out games that are acceptable for everyone.  Depending on the game we break ourselves up into teams.  That makes any game acceptable.

  I'm currently checking out the Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown edition game!

This game takes the original Watch Ya' Mouth game to another level.  Now not only are you struggling to win while wearing a mouthpiece you have additional tasks to complete.

Now that your excited you can pick yours up here!  Use the CODE: 15THROWDOWN for 15% off!

Are you ready for the challenge?  Have you played the original game?  Are games on your holiday shopping shopping list?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

October Ipsy Bag Review

Are you ready to see what was in my October Ipsy bag?    The bag was under a spellbound theme this month.  The bag was cute with a textured lace look and a cute bat zipper pull.


First up is the 24/7 eye pencil by Urban Decay. My shade Perversion was one of 41 shades to line your eye.

This is my second encounter with First Aid Beauty.  This time I received ultra repair cream.  This cream has a nice smooth consistency. It was easy to rub in, not oily and hydrated my dry skin.

Satin touch blush by Essence shade 20 Satin Love. A nice pink hue for a complimentary color in the fall! 

A purple shade I can't wait to wear on my eyes this fall! This perfect size little tube was from Meech and Mia.


Lastly, to round out the perfect fall colors I have some new polish! This shade is Verdure from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals.  This is not a brand I'm familiar with but, one coat came out with a nice, smooth and gorgeous shade of green.

Another great bag from Ipsy.  I'm happy with the contents and bag.  I was presented with colors that I may have never picked so I'm excited to try them out!

If you would like to get your own  feel free to use my link.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wordless Wednesday (Halloween 2017)

  Every year even if we go to the same places Halloween is different.  The trunks are different at the Trunk or Treats, the festival events are different and even a trip though the neighborhood brings new experiences.  Regardless of all the candy the kids will remember what they were, who they were with and maybe how much they walked.  Candy cravings will fade and I can't wait.

    The hardest part of Halloween is not what candy to eat first, or which house to start at first.

It's what costume to wear!

The festivals are fun because they have so many activities and crafts to do.

Master Gardeners always have such fun crafts.  They glued different leaves on plates and the kids used their imagination to complete the picture. 

No lollipops for these ghosts. These were made from the Sweetgum Tree pods. 

Finale to our night was Trunk or Treat.  I can't say if there was a theme or not but, some of the trunks are so fun no theme is necessary.  

It's extra fun when people match the cars! Hello Mario where's Luigi?

This was my favorite!  Such minimal work but a huge statement!

We went to the circus.

We didn't touch the jellyfish.

Emoji's are a language everyone knows.

Special appearance by the Golden Girls.

An interactive trunk. I-Spy!

This was the most elaborate car. The starship enterprise.

4 pumpkins brought this yellow brick road together.

Pumpkins were not going to be showed up by some cars!



  This fun was the weekend before the big day so we had days of Halloween fun!  How did you spend you Halloween or last few days of October?  Did you attend a fall festival?