Friday, April 30, 2010


Hello friends, My heart is extra heavy....Today I found out that some of our friends just got the news that their little girl (3) has cancer, which is so horrible, but what makes this even more painful is that this is the same cancer her sister (5) battled (and won). Their family is shocked, in disbelief, anything that you could imagine they are going through. I would like to share their CaringBridge site with you and ask you to please add this beautiful little girl and her family to your prayers and a prayer chain if you are involved with one. This is especially hard on their older daughter, know just how nasty cancer can be. Please Visit their site and share with them kind words...they are going to need it! Being a mom I just can't imagine what they are going through...the only thing I can do is lift them up in Prayer and be there for them when they need me. Thank you for your support:)

Aloha Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani's current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun questions!

My Question is:
What kind of weather do you prefer? Hot, Rain, Snow, Wind ect.?

My Answer:

I'm looking forward to a hot summer...last year I was pregnant with twins...and HUGE, I couldn't do anything. This summer will be great...hey! I'll be able to walk:)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Way back When-esday:

Way Back When-esday:
Fun in the Studio!

There is nothing more fun or precious than my little ones!
Here they are sitting in Daddy's guitar case...aren't they cute:)

Want to join Way Back When-esday?
Head over and visit Cheryl and leave your link!
Don't forget to leave a comment & your URL for me!!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sick Again...

Well here we are again...Sick...Ugh! The Twins have been little troopers, even though they feeling icky and snotty they are still just as happy as can be! Trying so hard to get my computer from me as I type:) Elias is already doing so much better, but he had a few BAD days:( Plus its spring, so that means Allergies...which we all have...ugh again. I am so ready for everything to finally bloom and this sickness to head out, get allergies under control, and be able to enjoy this beautiful spring weather that is finally here! I hope this finds you happy and well! Have a great Tuesday!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Aloha Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani's current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun questions!

My Question is:

What was your favorite t.v show (s) as a Child?

My Answer:

The Brady Bunch, The Munsters, Leave it to my list:)

Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Happy Earth Day!! I had hoped that today would be beautiful and sunny for some fun Earth Day outside activities...but it's a down pour, so we'll have to keep it inside. We are going to have a "GREEN" scavenger hunt, Elias is going to hunt around the house and see how many things he can find that can be recycled! He'll have a great time, he love to of his chores is to get all the recycling, put it in the recycle bin and put it out on trash day...which he loves:)

I have some fun crafts planned, I found a get link that has TONS of fun Recycled crafts for kids

Here are just a few crafts:

Coffee Filter Earth:

Why not make this simple Earth picture craft. An easy painting project all ages can enjoy. You can also use the same techniques to create your own planets.

Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up

Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Coffee Filter

Food Coloring, Blue and Green

Wax Paper


Lay a piece of wax paper down on your work surface. If you like, find a picture of the Earth for reference. Lay the coffee filter onto the wax paper.

Now you can 'draw' a picture of the earth on the coffee filter by using drops of blue and green food coloring. Add one drop at a time and watch how the colors spread. Once the entire coffee filter is colored, set it aside and let it dry.

The dried earth picture can be hung up in a window or attached to the front of a Happy Earth Day card!

You might like:

Make a Plant Person!

You can make a funny "person" with a head of gorgeous green "hair!" Your plant person can sit in a small plastic lid or plate in your kitchen and you can watch his hair grow each day!

You'll need an old nylon stocking, some soil, 2 tablespoons of grass seed, thumbtacks and a twist tie.

First, cut the foot from the stocking and pour the grass seed into the toe. Add soil until the foot is full. Now tie the stocking tightly at the opening using the twist tie, and place it on the plate with the twist-tie side down.

Push in thumbtacks or cloves to make eyes, nose and mouth- or you can use fabric scraps or permanent ink markers. Soak your plant person with water and place in a sunny spot. Moisten it every day. When the "hair" grows, you can cut it in funny haircuts with scissors!

Recyled Crayons

Create uniquely shaped, multi-colored crayons by recycling crayon stubs!

You'll need to peel all of the paper off of the crayons, and place them in a non-stick muffin pan, filling to ½ inch from the top of the muffin molds.

Put the muffin tin in 250 degree oven. Turn off the heat when crayons have melted, but do not remove the tin! Allow the oven to cool completely before removing crayons. For the best rainbow effect, do not move the muffin tray until crayons have cooled completely .If colors mix while hot they become one muddy color instead. Tap the bottom of the tin to make the crayons pop out.

If you'd like solid color crayons, then place only 1 color in each muffin cup.

Juice Box Boat

Why not make a bath time or outdoor toy out of that empty juice box? Its easy and fun!

Just lie the juice box on its side and cut a small "x" in what is now the top. Insert the straw. Now cut a triangle sail out of card stock or construction paper. Punch a hole at the top and bottom of one side of the triangle.

Now decorate with markers or stickers and thread the sail onto the straw.

Recycled Box Village

Don't throw away those cardboard boxes! There are so many things you can make with them!

Here's just one idea- Make your own box village! Use assorted cracker and cereal boxes and empty milk cartons. An adult should use a craft knife to cut off the bottom of the boxes. Then, make siding for each "building" by tracing around the sides onto a sheet of construction paper.

Cut out the individual pieces and glue them onto the cartons. For the roof, cut a paper triangle from a contrasting color. Fold the roof over the top of the carton and glue it in place.

Draw on windows and doors with markers and cut out the openings with a craft knife. Finally, decorate the buildings by gluing on paper of fabric scraps or coloring with markers.

Arrange your village!

Invent an Insect

What does a doodlebug look like? Its all in your imagination when you create your own crazy critters! This is a great craft for kids of all ages, and you probably have everything you need in your house right now!

You'll need an empty egg carton, scissors, glue, and decorations.

Cut 3 linked sections out of the egg carton to make an insect body. Then glue on the insect's other parts using miscellaneous items you find around the house! Use traditional item like pipe cleaners, pom-poms, googly eyes and yarn. You can also use some more unusual items such as toothpicks, candy, pasta shapes, straws, packing peanuts, buttons, peanuts, etc. Be creative!

Lunch Bag Kite

Make your own paper bag kite with your recycled lunch bag and some string! Kites were invented 3,000 years ago in China, and they spread around the world from there. Today, kites and kite festivals are a part of the traditions in many countries and are a wonderful outdoor activity!

To make your lunch bag kite, cut 5 1-yard long pieces of yarn or string. Take 4 of the pieces and tape or staple each one to a corner of the open side of the bag. Tie the loose ends of the 4 pieces together. Tie the 5th piece (for holding the kite) to the end of the 4 knotted strings.

Decorate your bag with crayons or markers and by gluing on ribbon, wrapping paper, or tissue paper. Attach a streamer to the bag's bottom and run with it!

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies appear in gardens where there are lots of good plants that they can live and feed on. Many of these are wild plants and flowers that are easy to grow!

To plant your butterfly garden select seeds and plants that are known to attract butterflies, keeping in mind what you would like to see in your garden. One plant that is a known butterfly attractant is the Butterfly Weed! In fact, they are so well-loved by butterflies that they were named for them! Butterfly Weed is a relative of milkweed that has bright orange flowers in the summer.

Some other flowers to plant: zinnias, day lilies, phlox, lavender, and thistle. Once your garden had bloomed, and is full of butterflies, you can make a net to catch your new friends in!

Butterfly Net

Examine beautiful butterflies and other small creatures with help from this easy to make net!

You'll need a plastic mesh bag (like the kind you buy onions in!), pipe cleaners, a cardboard tube (like the one from a roll of wrapping paper), scissors, tape and markers.

First, cut the clamp off the end of your mesh bag. (leave 1 end clamped) Next, make a rim for your net by twisting together the ends of 2 pipe cleaners. Thread the pipe cleaners in and out along the top edge of the mesh bag. When you're finished, secure the ends of the rim with a piece of tape.

For a handle, use your cardboard tube and cut a slit on each side. Then insert the rim of the net into the slits and tape it in place. Decorate your handle with markers, crayons or stickers! Now you're ready to go out and explore!

When you find a butterfly, examine it quickly, and then draw it. After you let the butterfly go, you can look it up in a book, or on the Internet, to see what kind it was. You can even make your own butterfly book!

Turn Trash In To Treasure

Reusing recyclable materials has never been as much fun as now, because its true- one person's trash is another person's treasure! Collect a variety of items such as egg cartons, plastic containers, Styrofoam packing pieces, six-pack rings, etc. Now get some of your standard craft materials, like glue, scissors, yarn, paint, pom-poms and wiggle eyes. See how many "treasures" you can create out of "trash!" Use your imagination and have fun!

Here are some links to check out!

We'll also have a crafty "green" afternoon with Daddy gets home we are going to build a new Compost box, it will be so fun for Elias and the twins to be involved with I'm really excited too!:)

This "Green" weekend we are going to get our Garden planted. Yummy Tomato's, peppers, onions, lettuce will be in it for sure. We are going to let Elias choose some veggies that he would like! What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day? Have a happy Earth Day!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cloth Diapers!

Let Talk Cloth!


Have you thought about switching you little one or ones to Cloth? Did you will spend $2000 on disposable diapers per baby & if you have twins like us...WOW that's a lot of money. Compare that to an average of $500-$700, this includes washing costs for your first child's diapering years using cloth diapers. We have spent less than $300 for the twins. Depending on the diaper system & the brands you use you can spend a little less or more than the above mentioned amount on cloth dipes. Plus they have great resale.

USE CLOTH DIAPERS AND REDUCE DIAPER RASH! Diaper rash is rearly a problem for us with our cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are more breathable and cloth diapered babies are changed more often, as the diaper starts feeling damp after about 4 hours. Disposable diapers mask the wetness, therefore parents have no idea of how long the child has been wearing a wet or poopy diaper, which can cause a horrible rash. This, together with the fact that disposable diapers become much hotter, allows more rapid bacterial growth which can cause diaper rash. If your baby is like my little ones and has ultra sensitive skin the reaction to the chemicals in disposable diapers may also contribute to diaper rash.

CLOTH DIAPERS ARE FAST AND EASY TO USE! There are so many new styles of cloth diapers now available, and are just as easy to use as a disposable diapers. Plus if you get a diaper sprayer, you will rarely if ever have to dunk or touch a dirty diaper!!! Have 3 kids including a 5 year old boy, we are only doing two additional loads of laundry per week! It's great for the babies, your pocketbook and the environment!

CLOTH DIAPERS ARE COOL & COMFORTABLE FOR BABY! Cloth diapers are soft and comfortable made of natural, chemical free, very absorbent fibers. Most diapers are made of cotton, bamboo & hemp. Unlike disposable diapers, cloth diapers stay cool even on the hottest summer day, during diaper changes you will notice that your baby's bum isn't clammy, but it is soft and dry. Many cloth diapers use a layer of fleece against the babies skin, like some of our favorites : Monkey Doodlez, and some of our fitteds. This ultra soft layer will keep you baby feeling dry at all times, since it wicks the moisture into the diaper.

POTTY TRAINING IS EASIER WITH CLOTH DIAPERS! On average cloth diapered children potty train 6 months earlier than children wearing disposable diapers. Elias was totally potty trained by 2 1/2. He started wanting to use the potty regularly at about 14 months. Since cloth diapers do not mask the sensation of wetness they know that they are wet and that it is uncomfortable, and want to do something about it!

CLOTH DIAPERING FITS ANY LIFESTYLE! Cloth diapering easily fits any lifestyle, even for us ultra busy Mommy's or any full time daycare situation!

CLOTH DIAPERS ARE THE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE - SAFER FOR NEW DELICATE SKIN! Cloth diapers don't contain any of the harmful chemicals that disposables are loaded with. My kids have VERY sensitive skin.

Disposable Diaper Studies

So your Baby is going to spend the first 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years of his or her life in diapers. You are thinking Disposable diapers are an easy way of diapering, but are the possible health hazards these diapers pose worth the simplicity? Below are some VERY scary Disposable Diaper studies, I wanted to share with you

MALE INFERTILITY: Disposable diapers could be the cause of the sharp rise in male infertility over the past 25 years. It is thought that disposable diapers heat up boys testicles to such a degree that it stop them from developing normal.

SODIUM POLYACRYLATE: which is linked to Toxic Shock Syndrome and can therefore no longer be used in tampons, is the super absorbent gel in disposable diapers. You can find the little "gel balls" on the skin of your baby's bottom. It is interesting to note that employees in factories manufacturing sodium polyacrylate suffer from female organ problems, slow healing wounds, fatigue and weight loss.

TBT (TRIBULYTIN): In May 2000 Greenpeace found TBT in Pampers® Baby Dry in Germany. TBT is one of the most toxic substances ever made. It harms the immune system and impairs the hormonal system. There is speculation that it could cause boys to become sterile.

DIOXIN: Traces of the carcinogen Dioxin have been found in disposable diapers. Dioxin causes liver disease, immune system suppression and genetic damage. It is a byproduct of bleaching with chlorine gas and is banned in most countries. Unfortunately, the USA still allows it.

ASTHMA : In 1998 a study showed that childhood respiratory problems, including asthma, might be linked to inhaling the mixture of chemicals emitted from disposable diapers.

UTI INFECTIONS IN BABY GIRLS: also seem on the rise with an increased use of disposable diapers.

BABIES POORLY DEVELOPED OUTER SKIN LAYER ABSORBS ABOUT 48 CHEMICALS : If you use disposable diapers & wipes and standard baby products. This can be greatly reduced by using cloth diapers and natural baby products.

Cloth Diapers are better for the Environment!

Every child adds a minimum of 6500 disposable diapers (30% of which is non biodegradable) to our landfills. Included in the soiled diapers are many of pounds of raw fecal matter. Viruses found in the feces can pose a threat to our water supplies and wild life, by seeping through cracks that sometimes develop in landfills.

The manufacturing of disposable diapers poses another threat to our environment, requiring large quantities of wood pulp (trees) and dangerous complex chemical substances, which leave behind many harmful byproducts.

Compare all that to the resources used to make and clean three to five dozen cloth diapers with no raw fecal matter!)

My Current Stash:

18 bumGenius 3.0

20 Fitteds: I got these at a garage sale believe it or not:)

5 Monkey Doodlez Micro Doodlez AIO

24 Unbleached Indian Prefolds

24 Hand Colored Indian Prefolds

6 Fleece Covered Indian Prefolds

20 Fleece Doublers I made

4 Flip Covers

4 Snappis

And I still want more...Cloth Diapers are so addicting:)


The Many Different types of Cloth...

The following list is arranged alphabetically.


- All-In-One Diapers

, also seen written as AIOs, are the style of cloth diapers most similar to a disposable diaper. Often purchased by those caregivers seeking absolute convenience, or parents of babies and toddlers in day care, All-In-One diapers are constructed of all the necessary components needed in a diaper - they are an all in one cloth diaper unit.

All-In-One Diapers are easy to put on baby

. Most styles of All-In-One Diapers secure around baby with some form of Velcro or hook & loop closure tabs; snaps can also be used. The inner lining that rests against baby's skin is made from any number of fabrics - 100% organic cotton, flannellete, hemp, and even stay-dry microfleece. The outer layer is made from fabrics treated for waterproofing.


- Contour Diapers are hourglassed shape and made to contour to baby; hence the name. They aren't exactly a prefold diaper, although they are sewn in layers. They also aren't exactly a fitted diaper - though they do contour to baby's body. Without the need for any cloth diaper folds, or the use of elastic at the waist or legs, contour diapers boast a trim fit and are secured around baby with diaper pins, snappi fasteners, or a cloth diaper wrap


There are some Contour Diapers with elastic at the leg, but this is atypical; that style of Contour Diaper is often called a 'semi-fitted' cloth diaper.


- Diaper Covers, also called cloth diaper covers or cloth diaper wraps, are an absolute necessity if you cloth diaper your baby with any style of cloth diaper that doesn't have an outer waterproof fabric layer. Available in an assortment of colors, fabrics and sizes, cloth diaper covers will protect your baby's clothing, crib bedding, car seats, and anything else their bum touches, from being soiled with whatever surprises baby has left for you in his/her cloth diapers


Most Diaper Covers can be classified as one of two styles; pull-ons that simply pull-up or down, and cloth diaper wraps which come off and on using snap or velcro wings that wrap around baby (much like a disposable).

Diaper Covers are made from water-resistant and waterproof fabrics such as nylon, PUL, or heavier fabrics such as wool or fleece. Though the heavier fabrics are not recommended as an everyday cloth diaper cover to use beneath baby's clothes, they do tend to be a favorite for night-time diapering



- Diaper Doublers are absorbent, multiple-layered pads designed to increase absorbency for heavy-wetting babies or during extended periods of times such as naps, night-time diapering

, or even for long car trips. Diaper Doublers are placed atop the inner layer of a cloth diaper, along the length of the crotch.


- Diaper Fasteners are varied, but include both the traditional plastic-topped and heavy duty brass locking head diaper pins, as well as the stretchy plastic t-shaped grippers known as Snappi Diaper Fasteners

. Diaper Fasteners are simply a means to secure baby's cloth diaper on them in a safe and comfortable way.


- Fitted Diapers are made from more varieties of fabric than you can imagine; 100% cotton (bleached and unbleached), certified organic cotton, cotton fleece, cotton velour, and even hemps and sherpas. Absorbency, as well as price, will vary with the type of fabric used to sew Fitted Diapers. More often than not, Fitted Diapers are gathered with elastic (encased or not) at the thighs and waist and secure with velcro and snaps on the wrap-around wings; there are a few versions without snaps or velcro closures that require a diaper pin, snappi fastener or a wrap-style diaper cover to secure them to baby. They look and cut resembles a disposable diaper, but without a waterproof outer layer, so Fitted Diapers do require a cloth diaper cover to contain seepage when baby wets. Fitted Diapers do not require any kind of cloth diaper folding to use. Check out our a step-by-step pictorial on how to put on a fitted diaper and pull-on diaper cover



- Flat Diapers are most often constructed of a single layer of stretchy, loosely knit birds-eye, they can also be found in muslin, flannel, organic cotton, terry, and various other fabrics. Though the typical cut is a standard 27 or 30 inch square, flat diapers can now be found in a large variety of sizes. Flat Diapers are not prefolded, so they will require cloth diaper folding

to get the single-ply diaper layered where baby needs it most. Once folded properly, Flat Diapers can be secured with diaper pins, snappi fasteners, or within any wrap-style cloth diaper cover.


- Inserts, much like Diaper Doublers, are absorbent, multi-layered pads, however, Inserts are typically purchased and used to stuff inside a Pocket Diaper

. Made from absorbent materials such as cotton, hemp, and microfiber, Inserts do not require any type of folding and can even be used in combination with a Diaper Doubler for babies or toddlers with heavier wetting patterns.


- Liners were created to ease the clean-up of a poopy cloth diaper and as a means to keep baby's skin dry INSIDE the diaper. A liner is placed atop the length of the stride INSIDE a baby's diaper; this forms a layer of protection for baby's sensitive skin. There are both reusable and single-use liners available. Single-use liners are made of cellulose and are both flushable and biodegradable; they are often referred to as rice paper liners. reusable cloth diaper liners

are made of fabrics such as suedecloth, microfleece, knitted silk, wool, or even cotton velour, and wash up for use over and over again.


- Prefold Diapers are constructed of multiple layers sewn in three panels separated by seams that run the length of the cloth diaper. Think of a three lane highway and you can grasp the visual. As would be expected, the middle section of a prefold diaper is designed with more layers, making it thicker than the two side panels; this puts the absorbency right where it is needed. Diaper Service Quality prefolds, like Diaper Rite Cotton Prefolds

can be found in layers such as 2-4-2, with the middle layer being 4 panels; as well as 4-6-4 and 4-8-4. Considered the most economical and versatile cloth diaper option, prefold diapers are just a step away from the large flat diapers, the only difference being prefolds are typically rectangular and not single-layered.

Prefold Diapers are sewn from as many different fabrics as any other absorbent cloth diaper, including 100% cotton, organic cotton, flannel, and hemp, to name a few and require additional washing for each diaper to reach full absorbency.

Cloth diaper covers are a necessity with any Prefold Diaper because they do not have a waterproof outer barrier. There are a number of

cloth diaper folding techniques when using Prefold Diapers

, some require cloth diaper pins or snappi fasteners to secure, and yet others need only a cloth diaper wrap.


- Pocket Diapers

are an anomaly in the cloth diapering world because they really aren't a cloth diaper at all - at least, not until they are assembled or 'stuffed'. A Pocket Diaper is basically a shell made by sewing two separate materials together, while leaving a 'hole' or 'pocket' of sorts to stuff-in an absorbent insert. Pocket Diapers must be assembled with this internal absorbent core BEFORE using.

The outer layer of a Pocket Diaper is typically made from a water-resistant or waterproof fabric, eliminating the need for a

cloth diaper cover. The inner layer of Pocket Diapers can be made of many materials, including microfiber, terry cloth, hemp, or even a prefold diaper (great for maximum overnight absorbency). The idea of a Pocket Diaper is to tailor absorbency without losing the convenience of an All-In-One Diaper. Plus, if you select a Pocket Diaper with a microfleece inner lining, the baby's urine will pass through the microfleece, into the absorbent core within the pocket, keeping baby dry to the touch EVEN THOUGH the cloth diaper in the pocket is soaked. Last, but not least, it is as easy to put a pocket diaper on baby as it is a disposable diaper.

You can find out more about the above topics on our cloth diaper articles page or at and

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I will carry you...

Over the last few week there have been many tragedies, our family has be touched by, I have found such peace in the words of Amy Grant's song "Carry you"

(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´ ♥•.*Carry You*.•♥ ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)

Amy Grant

Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry you, my child, my child
Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry you, my child, my child

If I can walk on water
And calm a restless sea
I've done a thousand things you've never done

And I'm weary watchin'
While you struggle on your own
Call my name, I'll come

Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry you, my child, my child
Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry you, my child, my child

I give vision to the blind
And I can raise the dead
I've seen the darker side of Hell
And I returned
And I see those sleepless nights
And I count every tear you cry
I know some lessons hurt to learn

Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry you, my child, my child
Lay down your burden, I will carry you
I will carry carry, my child, my child

(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´ ♥•.*Such comfort in these words*.•♥ ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Its time to...

Spring into Action!

Ahhh Spring! I Love Spring, Fresh Air, New life, New opportunities to get moving, and a time to enjoy Healthy foods that taste great!
Spring is a season of Inspiration! While you are making plans to enjoy this beautiful Spring season, think about way you can give back!


Talk to your family about planting a Veggie garden! You'll love getting to garden with your family. Pick nutrition-rich, family friendly veggies, some of our favorites are tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, onions & green peppers. Your kids will love it, and so will your wallet. It's an inexpensive way to enjoy delicious fresh fruits and veggies. Learn how to grow your favorite veggies from a seed by using organic fertilizers and compost of leaves, grass clippings, coffee grounds, and veggie left overs!


Walking and running outdoors are some of our family's favorite outdoor activities to do when spring finally rolls around. After a long, cold winter it is so nice to enjoy the new life of spring! Get ready for the season by replacing your old shoes, after you have logged between 350-550 miles. We usually have to replace our shoes at the beginning of spring and mid-summer.

After you have purchased your new pair, think about donating your old ones to a local charity, or an organization like Soles4Souls. Their national and local shoe drives make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world!
The carbon radar that is. Consider ways to stay healthy and create a healthier planet. Instead of burning fuel and creating greenhouse gases by driving to the gym, think about ways to move your workout outside, by biking, jogging, walking or just playing with the kids for the afternoon outside! Maybe get a group of friends together and go for a nature hike, the kids are sure to enjoy that!
Make the most of your weekend, carpool with friends to run errands, have friends over for a BBQ instead of going to a restaurant. Cut your energy consumption by line-drying clothes, instead of the dryer!
Join a community clean up!
Volunteer at a local charity or animal shelter!
Help friends and neighbors with home repairs!
Commit to walking for a local organization or charity!
We are walking this weekend for the March of Dimes!!!
For more in healthy living ideas and inspiration
visit Kashi

Friday, April 16, 2010

Aloha Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani's current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun questions!

My Question is: What household appliance could you NOT live without?

My Answer: This was a toss up between the Fridge & the Washer...But I am going with The Washer, We have three kids and two use cloth diapers, so the washer is a must in our house!!:)

Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Please Visit my New Etsy Shop!
Beautiful Hair Flower Clips for your Little Princess!

Sweet Little Cupcakes

I hope you enjoy:)

Thank you! I hope you have a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Way back When-esday:

Way back When-esday:

Not the Seahawks greatest season! Si & I couldn't hang on any longer:)
I'm pretty sure the seahawks lost the game, so we didn't miss much!!
Hope the 2010-2011 season makes us proud....
Did I mention that We are HUGE Seahawks fans!! Gotta love football!

Want to join in the fun of Way back when-esday,

Sharing memories & photos?

Visit Cheryl at my most favorite:


and play along with us!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I will sing of the LORD forever...

Psalm 89:1


"Let everything that has breath
praise the LORD!"

Psalm 150:6


But now that you have been set free from

sin and have become slaves to God,

the benefit you reap leads to holiness,

and the result is eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal

life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:22-23


Top Ten Tuesday:
Date Night Movies!
So We are in need of a Date Night!! My Hubby & I love Movies,
Romantic Comedy's are our favorite!
These are fun, cute, lighthearted, and romantic.
Here is our top ten Romantic Comedy's
Have a great date night....whenever that my be:)

#1 The Proposal

When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, in a Golden Globe-nominated role) forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her. Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), this romantic comedy also stars Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen as Andrew's parents, Joe and Grace, and Betty White as the outspoken Grandma Annie.


#2 Confessions of a Shopaholic

Fall in love with the adorable Becky Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) in the hilarious romantic comedy Confessions Of A Shopaholic. Becky s desperate for a job writing for a high-fashion magazine in glamorous New York. She gets her stilettos in the door writing a personal finance column at a sister publication. Much to her surprise, her column, The Girl In The Green Scarf, becomes a hit, and she falls head over high heels for her handsome, overworked boss (Hugh Dancy). But Becky has a secret that leads to some hilarious high jinks that could unravel it all. From the best-selling novel, and featuring the perfect comedic cast, it s the feel-good romantic comedy you ll fall in love with over and over.


#3 Music & Lyrics

First you're hot, then you're not...and then you're Alex Fletcher (HUGH GRANT). So when the sizzlingest tween-queen on the charts asks the has-been '80s pop sensation to write her a song, he grabs for another chance at stardom. Problem: Alex can say it with music, but he sure can't say it with words. Enter Sophie Fisher (DREW BARRYMORE), his beguiling if quirky plant lady, who has a green thumb for lyrics. Together, they go after songwriting success -- and discover that if you want to write the perfect love song, it helps to fall in love. With Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore at the keyboard and Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice) directing, Music and Lyrics is a witty, wacky romantic comedy that faces the music...and laughs!


#4 Penelope

Christina Ricci stars as Penelope, a lonely heiress who has spent her entire life trying to break a strange family curse that left her with the nose of a pig. ...When she meets a charming aristocrat (James McAvoy) who seems to see beyond her physical appearance, Penelope begins to learn that loving herself is more important than breaking the curse. Also starring Reese Witherspoon and Catherine O'Hara, Penelope is a delightful modern-day fairy tale for the entire family.


#5 27 Dresses

Tired of being a perpetual bridesmaid after helping 27 friends tie the knot, altruistic Jane (Katherine Heigl) finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister (Malin Akerman) announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores. But when Jane meets the charming Kevin (James Marsden), will she beat her sibling to the altar? Edward Burns and Judy Greer also star in this breezy romantic comedy from director Anne Fletcher.


#6 A Lot Like Love

In the spirit of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY comes A LOT LIKE LOVE, the romantic comedy about destiny and the possibilities of a chance encounter evolving into a close encounter of the happily-ever-after kind. Ashton Kutcher (GUESS WHO) and Amanda Peet (SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE) set off sparks as opposites who attract and have a one-flight stand from LA to New York. When the trip's over, they are too -- and both move on but can't really let go. As they search for love that doesn't end in disaster, they keep finding each other. And while the chemistry that first brought them together keeps generating heat, the timing is always wrong. This funny and disarming story of modern romance will have you falling in love over and over again.


#7 The Holiday

Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-timing men, Los Angeles resident Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Londoner Iris (Kate Winslet) decide to swap homes. In the process, their trade paves the way for romances they never imagined possible. This charming comedy from writer-director Nancy Meyers features an all-star cast that includes Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell.


#8 Fever Pitch

Everything's going great between baseball fanatic Ben (Jimmy Fallon) and his new girlfriend, Lindsay (Drew Barrymore). But when spring rolls around and baseball season begins, Ben's overwhelming obsession with the Boston Red Sox threatens to destroy their relationship. Ione Skye and Kadee Strickland co-star in this Farrelly brothers comedy based on Nick Hornby's novel, which originally had its protagonist obsessed with soccer.


#9 2 Weeks Notice

Opposites don't just attract - they hilariously banter, fuss, feud and collide when SANDRA BULLOCK plays an activist lawyer and HUGH GRANT is the eccentric tycoon who hires her in this romantic-comedy romp from the writer of Miss Congeniality


#10 Wimbleton


Friday, April 9, 2010

Aloha Friday!!!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play too…just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani’s current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun questions!

My Question is:

How many T.V's are in your how? What's your Favorite Show (s)

My Answer:
We have 2 T.V's 1 is in our Family Room & 1 in the bedroom
Our Favorite show....CHUCK! We love it! After that it's pretty much kid shows!!:)
Have a great and Happy Friday!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 1:16-17

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Celebrating our Savior!
Good Friday

The nails in your hands
The nail in your feet,
they tell me how much you love me
The thorns in your brow,
they tell me how, you bore so much pain to love me.

And when the heavens pass away,
all your scars will still remain,
and forever they will say,
how much you love me.
Forever my love, Forever my heart
Forever my life, it's yours, it's yours.

Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"

Matthew 20:17-19

Thank You Jesus!