Sunday, April 28, 2013

Get Your Jog On!

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Graco. Hello , hello ! My sweet peeps, it's the end of another weekend. And are you just as sad as I am that we're almost at the end of April ? I'm sad because of the hot weather that 's upon us in the South. Granted, it's been pree ttty cool here the last few days , thank goodness! But you know with n icer weather comes the c hance to go out and get some exercise. I am planning on gettin g out more and ta king walks to lose some of this weight. And what better way to incorporate weight loss and quality time with the kid dos tha n by bringing them along! If y ou have little ones, yo u know how important it is to br ing them along in a good quality st roller . A stroller that is com fortable enough for you to jo g or walk , but comfy for baby or toddler too.  I have the good f ortu ne to review the brand new, Graco B aby FastAction Jogger . Let me tell you this is a bea ut ! So easy to put tog
Friday, April 26, 2013

May Giveaway-Hello Cupcake! Book

Who loves cupcakes? I do! It seems that cupcak es are de r igeur right now. Weddings. Baby Showers.Kid Birthdays. The y are. Everyw here! I love to bake cupcakes. I'm always looking for some new idea s in flavors and presentation. If you love cupcakes too , then here's the giveaway for you! I am giving away one fabulous copy of "Hello, Cupcake!" H er e's a short descript ion:          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Witty, one-of-a-kind imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store. America's favorite food photography team, responsible for the covers of America's top magazines, shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces, using a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: • raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Home School Update and A Few Science Experiment Ideas

The school year is winding down (thank goodness) and we have learned quite a bit this year of home schooling. First of all, we are using the Texas Connecti on s A cademy curriculum which is based on the State of Texas curriculum that they use in all the stat e's schools.  We are NOT using this again. It is extremely rigo rous for a fourth grader and I feel that it just prepares him for taking the sta ndardized te st s t hat are called STARR this year . I am g lad we tried it out though becau se it's free (since it's put out by the state) and we need ed to try out something this fir st year. I personally do not feel that a child should learn so he can pass a test. I don't remember my curriculum growing up to be this way and I ce rtainl y don 't want my child to cont inue learning this way. I felt it was rushed and as a result he did n't have a chance to explore things in de pth. He love s science, and he placed high enough on their test s to be in a Sc


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