Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Mighty Leaf Tea & Amazon GC Event

Crafty Spices is hosting another event and is offering a Bloggers opp, sign up for this opportunity and grow while you help us promote this giveaway. And by the way Mighty Leaf Tea has a great Black Friday Promotion that you may want check out

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This giveaway will begin December 8th and will end December 22nd. Two winners will be selected: first one will win the Mighty Leaf Tea Prize Pack (Mighty Leaf Holiday Collection Tea Chest and a Tea Top Brew Mug); second winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (Code will be sent via email).

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  • Additional Links can be purchased at $2 each. These links can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any link as long as you provide (Social network name, user name and your direct link)
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Walking Trails

Last week we went to the History Museum and walked the trails.
The kids had so much fun exploring, learning about the local area, and getting to read the signs out loud!

It was a bit chilly at the start, but we warmed up the more we walked. We found a lot of really neat places that I hadn't found before. Kids really do see more of the world than adults do, I wish I could remember to see the world like a child more often.

The beauty of the world is just something I can't get over! I spend so much time dreaming of moving away from Kansas, that I forget that it has it's own beauty that I won't be able to find anywhere else.

All in all it was a great day. Everyone had so much fun, and we all learned a lot without realizing we were doing anything other than having fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: GEN-Y Next Gen Uni Cover

I signed up for a giveaway hosted by GEN-Y for my pick of an in stock diaper cover. The dance I did in my front yard while waiting for P's bus to pick her up, after getting my YOU WON email, definitely shows how excited I was to finally be able to get my hands on one of these covers!

We've used the cover, with a cheap flat from wal-mart, for a few days now. I've washed it a few times too. I was a little concerned when I washed it the first time, such vibrant colors don't usually stay that way after washing. The cover made it through my whole wash/dry routine and came out looking exactly the same! The colors are still very vibrant, the diaper had no shrinking, and after a few washes it's still looks brand new!

This is our first diaper with side snaps. I had to look at it for a second, but I was quickly able to figure it out. I'm thinking side snapping diapers may have become my favorite! L started trying to use the potty a while ago, he won't actually "go" and doesn't seem interested in doing it, he just wants to sit there like the big kids. The GEN-Y Next Gen Uni cover is super simple for him to get on and off, without need of help, which makes things go so much smoother around here!

GEN-Y Next Gen Uni cover is a cloth diaper I'm more than happy to tell everyone about! The one and only thing I can think that would make them better would be for me to have money so I can buy more! Yep, look at that, I can't even come up with something for the diaper itself! I can't find anything about the Gen-Y Next Gen Uni cover that I don't like.

Have you used GEN-Y Next Gen Uni covers? Or any other GEN-Y products? If so what do you think about them?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Learning & Living

The boys have been really big on "sea life" lately. They keep wanting to know more and more about everything that has to do with the ocean. G is getting more adamant about being a fishermen, though he's no longer sure he wants to be a "lobster fishermen." L loves the whales and dolphins, he keeps "talking like a whale" Oooooohhhh aaaawwww oooohhhh aaaawww! It's cute, the first 10 it's starting to get annoying, but he's having fun so I'll just keep dealing with it.

We've been feeling a bit of cabin fever lately. It's been cold, fall seems to have decided to just run away and not look back. They're calling for snow on Tuesday, snow before Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong, I love snow, it's beautiful, but seriously? Before Thanksgiving? Come on now Kansas! What ever happened to fall?! I want colorful leaves on the trees, the crunch of leaves under my feet, crisp air, beautiful fall smells! Is that really so much to ask for?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

When Did That Happen?!

Today G was playing xbox, some wizard game that I don't even know what it's called. I'd set it up on the tutorial, figuring it'd talk to him. was pretty much all words on the screen! Last I knew, G couldn't read outside of recognizing his own name. I watched, waiting for him to get frustrated and ask for help. He kept doing what the tutorial was saying to do, and I figured it was a fluke. Suddenly, he came running over to ask if this button is the start button, I let him know that it was, and then he went back to the T.V. At that point my little man, at only 4 years old, never having been "taught" to read anything, started reading the instructions out loud! I was stunned! Yet another sign that unschooling is working! I have no idea when he started being able to read, but the fact that he can is awesome! Every day I lose a little more of my fear that I'm not doing the right thing, every day G shows me that I'm doing exactly the right thing for him! I wonder how long it'll be before L starts reading?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Daylight Savings Time

Why?!? Why must we have daylight savings time? My children don't understand the concept of time moving back an hour, they still wake up crazy early! We've been up since 5, which would have been 6 yesterday (yeah, try explaining that to a 2 year old!) so it's not too bad but I want sleep! Today will be brought to you by loads of coffee, hopefully enough to keep me awake but not make me feel like some crazed crack head.

We learned about how and why time was brought about yesterday while watching the weather channel. Maybe we can roll it over to today and learn about why we still have daylight savings time, and figure out who does and doesn't use it!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014!

The kids had a great Halloween! They made out like little candy bandits. Bad mom moment? I'm letting them eat some of it for breakfast! This is so going to bite me in the butt later, but for now they're having fun and that's what matters. It was pretty cold last night, so by the time we were done everyone was tired and cold, which led to a lot of whining...after we got home and everyone got warmed up (and they got to eat some candy before bed) everyone was in much better spirits! Here's to hoping that next year is just as good, if not better!

How was your Halloween?