06.21.2016

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Picking the Juiciest Watermelon

While writing this I feel like I’m watching Special Agent Oso (If you haven’t had the “pleasure” of watching this cartoon you won’t get it, thats okay.)  “Three special steps, that’s all you need. Three special steps, and you’ll succeed…” You’re welcome for getting that stuck in your head for the day (sigh.)  #momlife Anyways, here are the 3 simple steps I was taught to picking out the juiciest, tastiest, sweetest watermelon in the bunch! 1.  It doesn’t matter if...

Security

Most of us had something. A blanket, a doll, a stuffed animal, or maybe even your own left thumb.  Viv’s first security blanket came in the mail this weekend from Stella & Lu and it made me slightly giddy with nostalgia. Growing up, we didn’t call them “security blankets” we called them DD’s, anyone else?  I’m not really sure why, but, that’s what our cousin called hers so we took that name for ourselves. My little sister, Maddy and my cousin (pretty much...

A Long Time Coming

You guys… I can barely contain my excitement! EEK! Henry slept the ENTIRE night in his toddler bed. By himself. No crying, and no waking up ten times throughout the night! I am over the moon and feel like a million bucks, I’m a whole new Mama! One night in his DockATot, that’s all it took. Why didn’t we get it sooner? Now I’m kicking myself. We’ve had his toddler bed set up for a little over six months now...

Bath Time for Two

Okay, I have a confession to make… I love reality TV shows.  The other day I caught a clip of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ and Kim was talking to Kourtney about how busy she has been with two kids.  She said, “One is one, but two is twenty.” Okay,  I know Kim has people to get her ready in the morning, nannies, chefs, maids and other people doing jobs I didn’t even know existed.  But, I couldn’t agree more...

Succulent love- DIY

It took me a little longer then expected to get this little project done.  I went to three different places to get small clay pots and all three places were sold out!  I guess in this case the fourth time is the charm!  Thank goodness, because taking two small kids in and out of stores is pretty much the worst (any mom knows this!)  This an easy project  you can get your little ones involved in, just expect a mess...

Tonttu Box

Tonttu: (Finnish) meaning a small mythical creature believed to live in the forest and in or near people’s dwellings; similar to an elf or gnome. I don’t know a soul that doesn’t like to receive “fun” mail, and if you don’t-you should go pay the doctor a visit because you must be sick.  Henry and I love coming home to a package! (Vivian is still in training!) We decided to give Tonttu Box a try because it’s for both mom and...

Greenworld Greenhouses

I currently have a small obsession with succulents, okay maybe large…  So today we took a drive to a little piece of Heaven aka Greenworld Greenhouses.  Its located just north of the Twin Cities (about 45  minutes.) If your in the area I highly recommend (the address can be found at the bottom of this post.)  It’s a husband and wife duo that run the greenhouse and I’ve heard (not sure if its true or not) that they are the...

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

In just a few weeks and we will be all packed up and moved out of our first home.  Here is a stroll down memory lane to remember all the good times in our home!  If you haven’t read “Moving on up!!” go back and read it first (it will make more sense.) We brought home our kitty Mellanby (pronounced Mel-ann-bee.) She is named after the hockey player Scott Mellanby who got the nickname “rat trick” after killing mice in...