Next week I’ll be sharing my gift guides for 2013. There will be gift ideas for the hostess in your life, the kids and your friends (guys and gals) who are on your buy for list. And I’ll also be posting my Wishlist, because how else are people going to know what to buy me? Have a great weekend!
Thank you to everyone who entered the #Porktober giveaway from the National Pork Board and Costco! The winner is Anna! I hope you enjoy your prize, Anna!
So this photo has nothing to do with anything except that I love it. We recently celebrated my husband’s grandfather’s 95th birthday. We spent a lot of time with family and enjoyed every minute of it. We also took some informal family photos. We managed to get some great pictures before the kids got crazy with PHOTO BOMBING!!!! This is one of my favorites of the many many many photos I took of the kids being insane. You can see how happy Poppy is in the background enjoying every minute of the kids being kids.
But I am really posting to tell you that I am not posting today. Yesterday I had to have a small biopsy done that left me with a few stitches. No big deal really. Except for the fact that I HATE STITCHES! So I decided to give myself the next two days off and just rest. Which I probably won’t do. I’m kind of really dying to clean out my email. But I can certainly also see myself watching 20 hours of Bravo. I’m totally fine, it’s no big deal, but I’m giving myself some “ME” time. So have a great weekend and I will see you back here Monday!
Our neighbors invited us over for dinner that night so I planned on taking it over for dessert. This is how it looks before it gets put in the oven. It baked for 20 minutes and got all golden brown and delicious looking. Marshmallow was oozing out on the sides. And because I’m crazy and didn’t want to get my oven mitts messy, I decided the smart thing to do would be to slide it out on to a cookie sheet.
And then this happened. I was apparently feeling over-confident about my wrist strength. The minute the pie pan hit the cookie sheet it was like a domino affect. It tipped the front of the cookie sheet down and the pie went sliding back in to the oven. This photo above was my documentation from Instagram. But it was quickly followed up with a little of this.
I was able to salvage most of it. And it was pretty darn tasty too. I will totally be making this again. But next time I will place it on the cookie sheet before I put it in to the oven. Now when I use my oven there is this odd mix of sweet, burnt and cleaner. It’s not that cool.
*Not a sponsored post. This is straight up mom style. My kid’s were in a photo shoot for Raskullz helmets (set up through my husband) and I wanted to share that fun experience with you. And because we love Raskullz and think every kid on the planet should have one. And wait until you see the SWIM stuff!
Please tell me your child owns a Raskullz helmet, or bike or scooter? Aside from keeping their heads safe, they are the most fun, creative, just plain rad helmets on the market. And the characters that they make in to bikes and scooters are beyond! You may remember that my kids got to be in a photo shoot for them before. When my husband asked the kids if they wanted to be in another one, they were super excited.
The photo shoot took place down by the beach earlier this summer. The boys were super excited to be there. If I have one regret as a mother it is not taking my kids to the beach more. I mean, we live about 15 minutes away and this was their first time at a beach other than playing around the tide pools. Mom fail. In my defense sand is just, so, sandy.
The photos will probably be used for line sheets and other company materials as well as online(?) I’m really not sure and we really don’t care. The boys just love getting to check out all the helmets (I don’t think some of these are out yet) and new products. I’m pretty sure they wore each one of the helmets at one time or another.
My younger one had some trouble staying focused (and he couldn’t smize to save his life) my older one really enjoys this kind of stuff.
Now let’s talk about Raskullz Swim!!!!!!! How awesome is this swim mask? The kids absolutely loved them.
And then they let them loose in the water. This is where my heart did a little flip flop. I hadn’t planned on them going in the water so my type A was in full effect thinking about not having a change of clothes for them. Or towels. Next came the “oh fu*k” they don’t really know how to swim, a rip tide is going to pull them in and I’m going to have to save them even though I am afraid of water and it’s cold. Thank sweet baby Jesus I hadn’t seen Sharknado yet. But I forgot all of that when I saw how much fun they were having. There were shrieks, there were shouts of “this is AWESOME” and laughter. We have started swim lessons and hopefully I will feel better about their swimming real soon. I vow to take them back before the end of summer.
The kids don’t know it but I’m probably going to go buy them some swim masks this weekend (I hear Walmart has them). How can I not? They are so fun!!