First up today is a book we are loving.  If you haven’t read it before I highly recommend a trip to your local library to check it out.  I think the boys and I have read it about 100 times already and they still adore this book!

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

It is a darling story about a delicious looking pig who show’s up on the fox’s doorstep right at dinner time.  It must be Fox’s lucky day!  Or is it?  You will have to see what this plump pig can think up to keep from being made into dinner!

We have also started our Lucky us we are blessed wall for the month of March


We are a few days slow but we started and that is what counts right?  If anyone wants to join us we would love it.  You can grab this kit HERE from Eli Lash to create your own Lucky us sign.  Then if you email a picture of your wall  to me by March 18th on the 19th I will post all our pictures of the many blessings we have!  I am excited to see how lucky we are!

Last but not least I have to share some pretty excited news.  Last week I was pretty excited when I won a stamp set from Craftin’ Desert Diva’s!

So fun to check out their blog and see I had won! (Not to mention having fun mail to open this week!)


Well that’s a wrap from here.  I hope you all have a wonderful day full of fun and lots of luck!


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Pink Ink Drink!

Yesterday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  We celebrated with our annual Dr. Seuss meal.

This year we featured:

Red fish J-ello jigglers and star biscuits (for the Sneetches)


Cat in the hat kabobs.  This year we added marshmallow faces and learned that edible food markers are tricky for munchkins to use!


and of course the traditional Green Eggs & Ham (with a hint of pineapple for fun).


Last but not least our Traditional Pink Ink Drink!


It isn’t too late to keep the party going – celebrate with a tasty pink ink drink and grab a book this week!



  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup froze blackberries
  • 1 1/2 TBSP sugar (or to taste)


Place all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.  Serve immediately

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Ribbon Card

I decided on a last minute whim to enter the Craftin Desert Diva’s card challenge.  The theme was to use a ribbon.  You can click HERE to read more about their challenge.

Here’s the card I made:



  • white & purple cardstock (from my stash)
  • blue & white ribbon (Offray brand)
  • Stampin’Up! Morning Meadow
  • Stampin’Up! Mixed Bunch
  • Memento Dew Drop ink: Grape Jelly, Danube Blue & Dandelion

Linked up to: Crafting Desert Diva’s : Ribbon

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TKR to the power of 2

My Father -in-law recently underwent his 2nd knee surgery.  Since his last shirt seemed to be a hit (see it HERE) we decided he needed an upgrade to match his 2nd new knee.

Here is what we came up with






Just like last time I used a silhouette cameo to make a freezer paper stencil to make the shirt.



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Fruit Dip

Today I am featuring one of the new recipes we tried out during our valentines dinner.  It was a winner with the adults the munchkins not so much :)


Fruit Dip


  • 1 – 8oz cream cheese (Full fat – don’t skimp it won’t turn out right!)
  • 1- 13 oz jar of marshmallow creme (2 small jars will work too)


1.  Let cream cheese sit out for a little bit to soften

2.  Place all ingredients in a bowl.

3.  Use a hand mixer and whip until blended.

4.  Slice up fruit and ENJOY!

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Chinese New Year

Today starts the beginning of the year of the Sheep.


Need a dinner idea?  We will be making crock pot Chicken Teriyaki.  Click on the picture to go to the recipe.


If you are more ambitious you could try this sweet and sour chicken or lo mein.  (Link in picture)


If we can squeeze it in to the day some of the munchkins and I will perhaps try out this craft or something similar

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Valentine’s Day 2015

We celebrated a cRaZy Valentines day with our 2nd annual Crazy Cupid Cafe.  The munchkins always have so much fun with this meal.  Each hoping to get the food in the “right” order for them!

Earlier in the day we set our table


printed and laminated menu’s (trying to cut back on the work for next year).


and did a bit of meal prep (apparently I was too busy working to take anymore pictures)

When it was go time each person decided on their menu order.  They had fun choices like snugglin, huggin and kissin.  Each of these linked to either a food item or a utensil.

This year our menu was baked potatoes, Jell-o cups, mint shake, fork, spoon, salad/roll, fruit cup & dip & dessert.  (SO MUCH FOOD)  Ironically almost every guest ended up with fruit at the dessert portion of the meal :)

Purplicous was the decorator for dessert.


The picture just doesn’t do it justice but together we made chocolate heart brownies covered in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with hearts

You can find a printable for the menu HERE at the Dating Diva’s blog and more on how the Crazy Cupid Cafe works.


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