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Take your daughter to work day

Today is take your child to work day.  This "holiday" was founded in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day.  Back in the day it was a time to introduce girls to the working world at a young age and help build her self-esteem.  In 2003 the day was changed to include sons.
For many years (ok, like 2 or 3) I went to work with my mom on this day.  It was pretty boring actually.  lol  Yeah, it was fun to see what she did and meet her work friends and such but just sitting there all day wasn't very fun.  I have great memories of the day and cherish the time I had with her though.  At the time I went with her they did not offer programs like a lot of workplaces do now.  This is what happens when you are one of the first to pave the path of history though.  I guess.  lol  I do remember one time I went with her she got an email (it was a joke/riddle thing) involving the Monkees (the band), or maybe it was U2, it doesn't really matter.  Just insert a band.  The object was to…

Weekend Wrap-Up

This past weekend was our "off" weekend.  The hubs was working and we had no real plans.  Mads was out of school on Friday so she went to a sleep-over Thursday night.  She had a BLAST!  This was only her 2nd sleep-over and of course this mama worried a bit.  Will she behave?  Will she have fun?  Will she pick up after herself?  What if she needs me?
She behaved, she had a blast, she picked up after herself, she didn't need me.  My baby is growing up, my little butterfly is starting to spread her wings...just a bit.  She got to feed horses and cows and dogs and cats!  HA!  She got to sleep in the living room and was the first one up before any one else in the house.  They ate candy and cookies and she doesn't remember what was for dinner.  For breakfast she had some fruit and a cinnamon roll.
That night MG and I went to watch a girl from church tryout for the varsity cheer squad.  They had 20 or so girls try out and our friend, I would say, was in the top 5-8 of the …

I took the #OdwallaCFK Challenge, you can too! #cbias

A few weeks ago, I told you about this months Simple Service Project with Odwalla and Champions for kids.  I got the word out that I would be collecting new/used items to be donated to the local Little League organization. I learned along the way that most of the people in my town pass their equipment down to friends or family that need it.  While the response to my drive was small I was glad to learn this is a natural thing for most around here to do anyway.  It warms my heart to know of so many families being blessed by the generosity of others.  Getting a pair of soccer shoes may not seem like a big deal to you but to many that can't afford it or worry if they will be able to, it is a huge blessing. Last week I set up a juice bar before children's church started.  The kids play hard before church starts and I knew they would love a special treat.  Most of them were a little hesitant to try the new juices, a lot of them had never heard of Odwalla.  There were a few that jus…

What to do with overripe bananas

While at Sam's last week, or the week before, we bought some bananas.  The people that eat bananas in this house consist of 1.5 people.  ME and Mads....sometimes.  Hubby can't stand them and MG thinks they are slimy and gross.  Mads counts for half a person because she takes two bites and decides she is done.
Despite my better judgment I went ahead and got a little bushel of bananas because I was PROMISED they would be eaten.  Now, here we are a week or two later and the bananas are brown.  Ugh.  What is a girl to do?  I took to Pinterest, of course, and looked up a few recipes.
I started with Banana Bread.  I think it is the very first thing most people think of when dealing with overripe bananas.  Let me tell you, there are TONS of Banana Bread Pins on Pinterest.  I settled on this recipe from Edible Garden. Source: Edible Garden
While looking over Banana Bread recipes I discovered Banana COOKIES!  Say WHAT?!?!  I KNOW!  Did you know there was such a thing as banana cookies?…

Weekend Wrap-up - MG turns 3!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!
This weekend was NUTS!
We left home Friday night to go to my moms an hour and a half away.  We needed to make a few stops on our way.  No biggie....right??  WRONG!  Very, very WRONG!  We had MAJOR storms in our area.  BAD storms.  TORNADIC STORMS!  UGH!  I am watching the radar on my phone (thank God for technology) the entire way to our first stop (Hobby Lobby) and we are listening to the weather updates on the radio.  There was a tornado that hit Norman, which is in the other half of the state and is hours away from where we were at the time.  That storm was moving our direction though.  Fan-stinking-tastic!  So we get to HL and it starts to rain.  Not just little sprinkles, I am talking DOWNPOUR!  MG has an accident while we are shopping so hubby, being the super hero he is, takes her to get changed.  I quickly finish up then it was off to our next stop (Sam's).  In between my mom and I are calling and texting asking questions like what we want for …

Getting ready for summer with #MyHartstrings #cbias

Is it warming up where you are?  It has been warming up here for a few weeks now.  With spring break over and the temps slowly getting warmer and warmer, it can only mean one thing....
SUMMER is just around the corner!
We like to spend our summers at the lake or at the pool.  Last year we practically lived in our bathing suits!  Since we spent SO much time in our suits last year, they were looking a little warn by the end of summer.  Plus both girls have grown so much this year, they needed new suits.
I have been peeking at some suits on Hartstrings.com and decided to go ahead and get new suits!  We may be going to Houston soon so the girls will need something for that trip.  It was REALLY hard to decide on what suit to get the girls, they have such cute options.  Mads is old enough to pick for herself (somewhat) and MG really doesn't care as long as it includes pink.
I pulled up Hartstrings.com and let the girls have at it.  I did guide MG into the green and pink bathing suit bu…

Elmer's #GluenGlitter Pin It! Project #cbias

Monday is MG's 3rd birthday.  My girl is CRAZY about Dora so.....you guessed it!  We are having a Dora themed party.  I refuse to have the LOUD color Dora party and was SO excited I found this site through a quick search on Pinterest.  I had NO idea Dora could be so...so...so PRETTY!
I have been a busy bee all week trying to get everything made for the party.  I love doing homemade parties and having as few store bought items as possible.
One of my FAVORITE items I found searching Karolina's Dora party were these CUTE bottles she used for drinks. Source: Karo's Fun Land
Aren't those FABULOUS?!?!
I knew there was NO WAY I would be able to find bottles like that in my area and did not have time to order.  I decided to use glass jars instead and I am so happy I did!
I headed to Walmart to pick up the supplies I needed, to see my entire path to purchase check out my Google+ album.  I decided to get an Elmer's CraftBond Spot Stamper.... I also picked up the Elmer's Craf…