First Week of Summer Plan!

In order to try to keep my ADD butt in order for the summer I'm going to post our weekly plans here! Then as we do cool things I'll post about them on the blog with photos so you know the awesome things to do in Kansas City and beyond! I love to fit learning in with fun!Manic Monday:Daddy leaves town for work (sad face)Cornstarch science experiment Swimsuit for EvaHave a friend over for the kidsSwimming at inside pool because it's only in the 60s temperature-wiseJoel to ScoutsTackle It Tuesday:Weight Watchers weigh-in morning Pick strawberries in Lawrence at a farm (blog post to come)LEGO monthly minibuildTackle It Tuesday project: the huge toy ottoman Wacky Wednesday:Free school lunch at local school with the HammondsParkside to play at park with homeschool and school friends, chat with adult friends, walk around the parkSwim at nightThrowback Thursday:Zoo? ...more

Have You Ever Had Shave Ice? #TropicalSnoKC

*I'm slowly taking decent posts down from Bubblews, where I used to write, and moving them here. Bubblews used to be a great place to write and they paid well, then they started changing things around to the detriment of their writers. Simply put, they can't have my stuff anymore! ...more

My Husband Won't Let Me (or All The Cool Crap Happens to Me at Target)

By now you must be sick of me talking about the stuff that happens to me at my local Target. Yes, the one where that girl was stolen and killed. Gives me the creeps every time I go there ....more

#Blurb Books for Gifts, Memoirs, Pets, Friends, Anything!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing how and why Blurb is such an incredible source for telling your story—whether it includes photos, words, or both. I realize that not everyone has the desire to write a novel or sell a book of their photos. Some people just want to commemorate a trip, an event, or a special occasion ....more

#LEGO Store Monthly Mini Builds and the New July 2015 Pre-register System

I wrote this FOREVER ago, it seems like, about the LEGO Store monthly mini build! Things have definitely changed. I used to have to wait in line for a long time with a couple of littles ones but now they are older and easier!For the last 6 months or so you don't have to build the LEGO set in the store after you get it ....more

I Am Having an Online Affair with #Joybird Mid-Century Modern Custom Furniture

Don't judge me. I have a thing for retro. Always have.Vanilla Cokes and poodle skirts when I was a teen? ...more

Banana Bread Recipe Made With Applesauce and Zazzed Up!

Let's ring in May with a recipe I'm making this morning. I hope to make a few batches so my husband, the kids and his brother and his kids can take some on their fishing trip this weekend. I'll make a regular batch, one with chocolate chips and maybe try one with Chia seeds ....more

#Blurb Actually Kicks So Much Butt

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.Thus far you’ve heard the...more

#Blurb Tools

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.So last week I shared a bit of the Blurb story and how they came to unleash the power of self-publishing. But Blurb is actually way more than a self-publishing platform. They are really a tour de force of creativity that strives to help give...more

How Do I Love #Target? Let Me Count the Ways!

I love Target. My kids love Target. My husband has been to Target to Christmas shop for me, but I can't say he LOVES Target, since I always come home from Target after spending at least $200 ....more