Jul 27

Menu 7/27

menu plan

We are going into just over a month of Ethan having braces and I am having a heck of a time finding meals that are ok for Ethan to eat. If any one has suggest please share!

MONDAY Chicken fajitas

TUESDAY Eggs, grits, fruit

WEDNESDAY Cheesy chicken and noodles

THURSDAY Spaghetti and garlic bread

FRIDAY Pizza

SATURDAY Grilled teriyaki chicken

Jul 24

Friday favorites #15

This doll tutu is absolutely adorable. I could have seen Jayde whenever she was younger carrying around one of her dolls with one of these tutus on it!

Then there is this Minion party that is so cute! Perfect for a boy or girl!Minionparty

I am so in love with this adorable fire truck bed. Its all kinds of amazing. Cant you imagine your kiddo playing on this? Then again Id imagine that it would be a little hard to get your kid to sleep whenever their bed is this awesome. Firetruck bed

These soda popsicles are really cute too and I bet these are all kinds of refreshing for summer! I would probably make a coke with cherries popsicle!

I have came across so many really amazing parties lately, and this unicorn party is no exception. I totally need a party like this for myself, seriously I do have a birthday coming up soon!

You know how you see those flawless kids rooms on Pinterest? Yeah, the ones that look like theres no way that a child actually lived in that room. Well I came across this room that looks both amazing and yet you can see little bits of details that show that a kid actually lives in that room. I love this so much, and it gives me a little hope for my kids rooms. Kids bedroom

I also really like these gold leaf notebooks. I think these would make such a cute addition to your kids back to school supplies, in fact Im going to try to pull of one or two of these for Jayde.

This Hot Wheels garage is amazing. I could totally see myself loving one of these whenever I was little!

Jul 21

125 Dinner time conversation starters

As my kids grow older I make sure that we always eat dinner together because its a way that we can always take a moment to reconnect. Though lately the kids aren’t as chatty as before, I mean if you have ever been around a teen you know just what I am talking about. So I have taken to having topics to discus around the table, and it has been a huge hit around here. I decided that I would make a huge list of topics to help with my dinner time conversations and I wanted to share it because it is something that I really think all families should do.
125 dinner time conversation starters

  1. What is one food that you love so much that you could eat for every meal.
  2. Do you like to dance?
  3. What is one thing that you can’t live without.
  4. If you could have an exotic pet what would it be?
  5. You have three wishes, what are they.
  6. Markers or colored pencils.
  7. What is your favorite board game.
  8. What is something that you would like to get better at?
  9. Favorite singer or band.
  10. Go to the beach or go to a theme park.
  11. Watch tv or listen to music.
  12. Visit the doctor or the dentist.
  13. Always be cold or always be hot.
  14. What is your dream vacation.
  15. What is your favorite cold drink.
  16. What is your favorite hot drink.
  17. What is your favorite store.
  18. Would you rather be able to fly or to be able to read minds.
  19. Do you believe in ghosts?
  20. You only have one day to live, what do you do?
  21. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are.
  22. You have amnesia and have to give yourself a new name, what would it be.
  23. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be.
  24. Would you break the law to save a loved one.
  25. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or dead) who would it be.
  26. What is your favorite part of the weekend.
  27. What is your favorite season.
  28. Where would you go if you could fly.
  29. What is your favorite family tradition.
  30. What is your favorite memory of your grandparents.
  31. If you could be any animal what animal would you be.
  32. If you could paint your room any color what color would it be.
  33. Tell me something that you love about the person to your right.
  34. Tell me something that you love about the person to your left.
  35. Jump into a pool of marshmallows or a pool of jello.
  36. Have a missing finger or have an extra toe.
  37. Be able to control the weather or be able to talk to animals.
  38. Be invisible or be able to read minds.
  39. Live without music or without Tv / YouTube.
  40. If you could invent one thing what would it be?
  41. If you could help one person change their life who would it be and why.
  42. What is your favorite fairytale.
  43. What is your favorite outfit.
  44. If you could play an instrument what would it be.
  45. If you could learn any language which one would it be and why.
  46. If you could live in one period in history which one would it be.
  47. If you could combine two animals to make one which two would you combine.
  48. If you could be president for a day what would you do?
  49. Who is the kindest person you know.
  50. What is the hardest part of growing up.
  51. If you could outlaw one food which one would it be.
  52. What made you happy / sad today.
  53. Do you believe in love at first sight.
  54. What made today unusual.
  55. Tell me something that you wish you could do.
  56. What is something you have been putting off.
  57. Do you think schools should have uniforms? why.
  58. What is something you want to accomplish this year.
  59. What is one sport that you wish you were better at.
  60. What makes you feel cozy and snug.
  61. If you could visit the north pole but would have auto stay for a whole year, would you.
  62. Tell me your idea breakfast.
  63. Would you rather meet your great great grand parents or your great great grand children.
  64. If you could start your own restaurant what type would it be.
  65. What is something that a lot of people like that you don’t.
  66. What current trend do you hate.
  67. Who is your favorite superhero.
  68. Would you give up junk food if you could live ten years longer.
  69. Who is your favorite villain.
  70. Which is worse, failing or never trying.
  71. Fiction or nonfiction.
  72. If you could surprise one person with a gift (money is no issue) who would it be and what would it be.
  73. Small or big dogs.
  74. If you could only eat meat or vegetables for the rest of your life which one would you choose.
  75. Movies or television shows.
  76. If someone paid you to speak in front of a large crowd would you do it.
  77. What is your dream job.
  78. What is one talent you wish you had.
  79. What is your dream house.
  80. What is your least favorite chore.
  81. If you could never sleep again and feel completely normal would you.
  82. Your house is on fire you can grab three things (beside family and animals) what would you grab.
  83. If you couldn’t go online or watch tv for a month how would you spend that time.
  84. If you could look 10 years in the future would you want to see it.
  85. If you could live the rest of your life safely on another planet which one would you chose.
  86. The beach or the pool.
  87. Tell me your perfect sandwich.
  88. My favorite smell from the kitchen is.
  89. When I die I would like to come back as what.
  90. You win the lottery and never need to work again. Do you still work for fun.
  91. Do you believe in karma.
  92. Regular milk or chocolate milk.
  93. Where are you 40 years from now.
  94. What advice would you give your younger self.
  95. Who at this table would you trust to ride a tandem bike with.
  96. What is your favorite thing to do outside.
  97. You have to teach a class for the day, what do you teach.
  98. What are three things you want to do before you die.
  99. Would you rather skydive or eat a bug.
  100. If you could be invisible for one day what is one thing you would want to observe.
  101. Whats the best way to spend a rainy day.
  102. Whats the best way to spend a sunny day.
  103. Whats the best compliment you ever received.
  104. If it could rain in any flavor what flavor would you chose.
  105. What do children know more about that adults.
  106. If water fountains can dispense another flavor besides what what would you chose.
  107. Describe our family in one word.
  108. Would you rather travel 50 years in the future or 50 years in the past.
  109. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are.
  110. How many days could you go without showering.
  111. What is the sound you love the most.
  112. If you could fix one problem in the world what would it be.
  113. Where would you like to live when you grow up.
  114. If you could design a theme park what would it be like.
  115. You are given a free trip to see space, would you go.
  116. You can get any tattoo you want (money is no object) would you get one? why.
  117. Give me your best fake accent.
  118. If you could plan the kids menu at a restaurant what would it be like.
  119. You can celebrate your birthday anyway you chose, how do you chose to spend it.
  120. Say something nice about every person at the table.
  121. What is the meaning of life.
  122. What more fun, being an adult or a child.
  123. What is your favorite song.
  124. What is your favorite pie or cake.
  125. If you could change one law or rule what would it be?

Jul 15

Get #MoreMinutes in your day with Great Clips

Its officially mid way through our Summer break here which means that if you’re like me you have spent most of your Summer enjoying fun times with your family and getting a haircut was the furthest thought from your mind. That also means that quite a few of you need haircuts badly. Since Summer is halfway over you’re probably thinking of all of the stuff that you need to do to prepare your family for back to school in just about a month. That list is growing daily for us.

However whenever it comes to haircuts Im pretty picky because I don’t want to wait around but I also don’t want to sacrifice haircut quality. Luckily for me Great Clips has this really neat app (you can also check in on their website www.GreatClips.com as well) that will allow you to check into one of their 3,800 salons with just a simple click of a finger. The app will list all of the locations surrounding you along with the wait time for each location. You will choose which location you would like to visit and add your name and number and you are checked in. From there you will drive to the location and once you arrive your hairstylist will take just a moment to get your information and you will go straight back! No waiting at all. For me this is HUGE because if you have ever sat in a waiting area with a kid before you know it can be excruciating.


We were in need of a mid Summer touch up hair cut, and our stylist was more than happy to help us. Not only did he make sure to give us just the cut we wanted but he was also really entertaining to my little one so that he did not get bored while in the chair. In fact he made a really cute joke about “bringing him back to the first floor” while lowering the chair that got a giggle out of all of us! Great Clips b2s I had planned on finishing the last chapter of my book while I was waiting for his haircut however I ended up chatting with the stylist and the cut was finished before I even had a chance to crack my book open! After Haircut
The whole process was so fast that it left me with so much extra time. Will all of that extra time I decided to slide next door to Target to pick up a Starbucks and a treat for him while I did some quick shopping. Since the haircut cost me much less than I expected as well I decided to treat the little guy with a new toy. I plan on swinging into Great Clips again once it gets closer to the first day of school to get all three of my kids hair cut because it was so fast and easy.

Swing into your local Great Clips and get yourself a new haircut and take a post haircut self while you’re in the salon. Be sure to include what you would do for a few more minutes and include to #MoreMinutes hashtag!Don’t forget to check in online or via the app to save even more time!
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Jul 15

Teen Beach 2 movie

I was provided a copy of this movie in exchange for this post. However as always all opinions are all my own! Pinky Promise!

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Now that the kids are tweens/teens they are wanting to watch more “mature” movies, however as you can imagine that comes with some stress on my end because I worried that they will end up seeing thing that are too adult for them. So whenever movies like Teen Beach movie comes out I am thrilled because its something they they will love and that is entertaining and wholesome. Of course this applies to this brand new Teen Beach movie 2!


Dive in with Teen Beach 2 and rock out with the crew from Teen Beach! School is in and Brady and Mack’s relationship seems doomed until Lela. Tanner and the “Wet side Story” kids show up! This movie is guaranteed to wow your teen and get them moving with their great music and dance moves.

Teen Beach movie 2 is available on Disney DVD today, so grab your copy!

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