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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This and That.

This week has been kind of ordinary and kind of not.

I'm guessing that makes about as much sense to you as it does me.

I've got a million and one things on the brain so bear with this hodge podge this and that post....

Read this quote by Oprah yesterday and it was a good kick in my rear end: “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

Sometimes it's easy to want to over react, take something too personal or just all out freak out.
NaBloPoMo is coming again and I'm planning on participating in November again by posting every single day. Thankful Thursday will be back. And actually it might stay around longer than November because I'm fairly sure that we can all find things to be thankful for throughout the year, can't we?

I'm also thinking that Simple Little Things That Bring Me Joy is going to be a regular thing too.

Kinda like the old little-yellow-notebook days.

Join me if you've got a blog and try to post for 30 days, it was fun challenge last year.

My friend S and her three kids came over to play this morning and E could barely keep her hands off of baby Maggie. She love, love, loves babies!



I feel like we're finally finding a groove with the school year. H goes four afternoons a week and I love it. I am being very intentional with my afternoons while E naps. My next big project is going through this mess of bins and papers that I have stacked in the basement of all the kids school papers and memory things and coming up with a better system. Because the one we've got going just isn't working. How do you store and organize school stuff and memory things? {Please don't suggest scrapbooking because with 4 kids and being years behind that is just not going to happen!}

I realized recently that this is essentially my 6th year of preschool parenting. Monday also marked my fifth field trip to our local fire station. I could pretty much give the tour at this point. And to think, there will be more trips.

Finally, just for fun, today's a giveaway day.

{sweeter than me} designs is giving one of my lovely readers anything from her shop. She makes beautiful earrings and rings and even some bobby pins. I have one of her sets of the flower earrings and I love them. I typically am wearing a pair of them every single day. {Mine are pink, yellow and green.}

If I were to win, I think I'd choose these or these or maybe these.

Go take a look at her cute shop and tell me what you would choose if you were chosen. Or tell me what your kids are dressing up for on Halloween. Or tell me a crock pot dinner recipe that is simple. Or tell me your name and where you live and what you like about this here blog.

Honestly, just leave a comment and you're in.

Winner to be chosen Sunday, October 25 at 6pm.

Happy Wednesday!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madison is dressing up as "spider girl". Im not to sure if shes really all that excited about it... but we will see. She did pick it out... and she didnt want to use any one of the 10 dress-up dresses that she already has.


October 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love any of the flower earrings, they're so pretty!

I'm going to attempt NaBloPoMo again this year and hopefully this time not slip up right at the end!

October 20, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Those flower earrings are so cute! I also plan on attempting the NaBloPoMo this year! Hopefully I can do it!

October 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Nicky said...

E is so cute with the baby! What's everyone at your place being for Halloween??
Since I don't have kids, I'll just share my costume: I'm going with two friends as the Three's Company crew. I'm Janet, of course and a blonde friend of mine is going as Chrissy and a guy friend of mine will be our Jack Tripper. Joe will be Robin Hood by the way!

October 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crock Pot Recipe

4 chicken breasts (frozen)
1 small jar salsa
1 cup of corn
1 can black beans

crock pot for 4-6 hours on high
30min before dinner time add 1 8oz cream.
Shred chicken and stir before serving.

Serve with rice and or tortilla chips!

YUM! We love it! Hope you enjoy it!

Sarah Chow

October 20, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger mcfarlanes1 said...

I'd choose this

Daughter is 3 months and going as a butterfly :)

October 20, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am commenting because i need bobby pins. :)

I always love your blog! You're an amazing writer and I love catching up on the kids' lives.


October 20, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Being in the moment is something I strive for every single day, and I don't think it is getting easier! But hey, at least I tried! :)

October 20, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Just because comments are fun I'll comment on everything you suggested.
I didn't look yet, but I'm sure if I won I'd get earrings.
I don't have kids - yet.
I also don't have a crock pot to cook a crock pot dinner in.
My name is Anna Marie Heuring and I live with my two cousins in St. Michael and I like this here blog because it's loaded with CUTE pictures of your kids, the adorable things they say, and the realness of life as it is with children. I like this here blog because it teaches me things that are (hopefully) to come in my life and it encourages me on things I can apply to my life now.
...and because you are a positive influence in my life and I LOVE reading about your opinions!

October 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Jenni Stearns said...

I'd get the summer wildflower post earrings. Super cute! Love the title of your blog, by the way!

October 21, 2010 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

Oh no! Did I miss it? I love the watermelon earring set - so summery!!
Count me in to join you for the NaBloPoMo again - it was great last year and I'd love to do it again!!!

October 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Jes said...

I would definitely get a set of the bobby pins - probably the Alice set, though they are all so sweet! I always need more hair clips.
I wish I owned a crock pot, and had the space to own one.
I am definitely going to try the NaBloPoMo!! Here's to hoping I can keep it up!

October 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I love the earrings, so cute and simple.
Abby is dressing up as Dorothy this year, Dave the Tinman and I the pregnant Scarecrow. Hopefully my costume still fits in two weeks!

October 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Cali said...

I love these rings! great colors!!

October 21, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Citty said...

I don't know which ones I would want yet, they're all so pretty! I've never heard of NaBloPoMo until now, but I'll have to check it out. Enjoying the blog!

October 21, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Heather of the EO said...

Oh my goodness it's so hard to choose. I LOOOOVE her stuff. Thank you for the chance to win some much-needed earrings :)

October 21, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous leandria powell said...

i would love a set of the many beautiful bobby pins i have 4 kids and none of them know what they want to be for halloween my fav simple croc pot recipe is
1 pork loin put in a crock pot of water the night before with onions and a tad of salt let cook over night and the next afternoon add a small container of salsa and let it cook till about 5 shred and serve over rice and lastly i live on the cali coast and love the weather and beaches

October 21, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger IvoryGoddess88 said...

your family is beautiful. ^_^
I'm from down south, mobile Alabama. I'm not sure what I'm going for Halloween yet. ^_^
I'd get Alice Handmade Bobby Pin Set, or Lauren Flower Ring Set. I love her stuff.
thanks. have a wonderful week and a safe one.

October 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Hmmm...I like the grayscale handmade set. And unfortunately, I have no cute kiddos to dress for Halloween :(

October 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Simonka said...

I love the Rachel and the Sweet 'n Sour Earrings.

October 22, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger we_heart_gaslight said...

cute pictures! love the grayscale set!

October 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Is it too late to enter? I love earrings and would love to win a pair. Happy Sunday.

October 24, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

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