Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ribbit ribbit

Frog Cookies for Leap Day

sugar cookie mixed with green food coloring

wilton candy eyes

green sugar

the perfect makings for happy kids.

Happy Leap Day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

who needs a bed...

when you have a perfectly good coffee table?


Nathan was playing with his legos last night and I guess he just tuckered out and climbed up there.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hey Mom, Look What I Did (#20)

Welcome to the 20th Edition of Hey Mom, Look What I Did!!!
 features from last week...



That's what THEY did this week
How about you?
What did YOU do this week?

Please share your craft projects, baking activities and other fun kid friendly adventures. Grab the link button and put it on your blog, if you like, so that others can find us and share in the fun too.

Also, I invite you to follow this blog via GFC, linky tools, facebook and keep up with our latest activities.
Thanks for joining us....Hope to see you again soon!!

Adventures In Mommy Land

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekend Show & Share #4

Welcome to the 4th Edition of the Weekend Show & Share!!!!

Here are a few of my faves from last weekend...

I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week, so post 'em if you got 'em!

Please do link back to Adventures In Mommy Land (to help spread the word).  I would love for you to follow me via GFC, Linky, Twitter or Like my Facebook page (doing so will keep you updated on all the fun stuff going on).

Now, it's time to show off all that crafty goodness.....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One of my favorite activities to do with Nathan is...


We get out our bucket of brushes and a bunch of paints

Sponges and paint trays

Anything goes....

the messier, the better

Nathan said "Good job Mommy, you will make a great artist someday."  :)

Painting is hard work and requires lots of snacks for energy....

Despite the's the most relaxing thing to do with kids.

I know...sounds crazy, right?

things that make me a happy girl...

A few days ago,

I placed an order with Fat Quarter Shop (LOVE them!!!)

I used my gift card.

I got my fabric a day or two later, with regular shipping.

Not only was the service fast and friendly...

but they went the extra mile, by not only emailing me to tell me that one of my items was out of stock and asked if I wanted to purchase something else, but they also wrote the amount I have left on my gc on my invoice.

I found their sevice impeccable, I was very pleased to have them sponsoring my blog.


more happy stuff....

by now you have all seen my "etsy shop" linky on the sidebar.

yes, I opened an etsy store to sell my aprons.

I have womens, boys and girls
pom poms
cute patterns.

But did you know that not only do I make them, that I wear them as well?

check me out....

Oh and Nathan wears them too....when we cook together

It's always fun having your kids help you in the kitchen...

Don't worry about the are making precious memories with your children.

Believe me, they will remember the fun stuff more than how clean your floors were or how many dishes were in the sink


Dinner is served...

I don't even have to pay them for modeling my aprons...unless you count being paid with cookies and cake hehehe


*Disclosure:  This blog is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop, I receive a gift certificate in exchange for sharing their site with you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Moms That Blog (The Interviews)

Introducing.......Coreen - She's a super busy mom of two from California, with a gorgeous family.  Even with the busy life she has, she still makes time to read and support her bloggy friends and that what makes her a great Mom That Blogs.

Tell us a bit about yourself......I was born in Southern California but grew-up in Northern California and end up back in Southern California after college (I went to University of Arizona) so I’m a true California girl. I met my husband at a bar in 1996, but the loophole is that it wasn’t in the bar, we actually met on the sidewalk outside of the bar. The bar, by the way, has since been torn down but our love has endured! We married in 2000, had our son in 2007 and our daughter in 2010. And they are my snug bug and love bug. Both our children were jump-started with fertility help, which I’ve blogged about. I like to say that they may not have been conceived romantically, but they were made with lots and lots of love. My husband and I are in our 40s, our son is 5 years old and our daughter is 21 months. We also have a 1 year-old golden retriever that we rescued recently, who is adorable but chews everything and anything he can.

Tell us 3 fun facts we might be surprised to learn about you.....I’m long-winded so keeping the list to 3 is difficult…

1. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue.

2. I am adopted (and my family is amazing) and I now also have a strong relationship with my entire extended biological family (I dubbed them bio-fam).

3. In addition to mommy blogging, I also write a weekly gossip column under the name Gingerbreadmama for

When did you first start blogging.......I started blogging in 2007, shortly after our son was born. The story can be found on my About Me page (it’s long):

What is your blog about......My blog is mostly about my children and the funny/silly/stupid/crazy things that happen. I write about whatever strikes my fancy. I compose posts in my head daily but do not actually get them typed and posted as consistently as I’d like. Some days, there just aren’t enough minutes in the day…

Why do you blog.......I blog because my kids are curious, active, funny, adorable and often terrors but I love them and want to share our stories…

I blog because my hunky husband’s work schedule (he is a firefighter) often takes him away 3-4 days in a row so I am on my own with the kids which makes life challenging and interesting…

I blog because I work 40+ hours a week in a technical field and manage a large global team so I am often operating on minimal sleep and switching modes from career to wife/mother isn’t always easy…

I blog because funny and/or crazy stuff happens to me or around me all.the.time and since I am an over-sharer, I write about it…

I blog because I am the QUEEEN of complicating my life, I consistently take on more and more and since I’m not very good at shortcuts (I tend to take the scenic route) I am stretched pretty thin so why not add to that by writing about it…

I blog because if I didn’t have a creative outlet for all the funny & crazy antics that transpire, I’d probably drink too much and spend my spare time yelling at my kids.

What are your must read blogs......This is one of the most difficult questions! I can’t possibly list them all, so I’ll choose 7 (lucky number 7). I have so many blogs I truly enjoy but I admit that I don’t get to read them all daily. I use Flipboard for iPad, by the way, to keep all my favorites in one spot. It’s a great app.

Tonya is one of my dearest in real life friends and someone I rely on to keep me sane. I love her blog:

Poppy makes me laugh:

Sherri is just cool:

Natalie rocks:

Mama Kat is the bomb:

Laura writes beautifully:

And I don’t know this guy but someone shared one of his posts with me years ago and his writing can make me laugh out loud: funny:

What inspires you......Too broad a question to answer simply…in general, I’m inspired by people doing the right thing, honesty, grace. It always gives me pause when I see someone do something entirely unselfish and kind, even if it’s a little thing like holding the door for someone who needs an extra hand.

Inspiration on how I live my life come from my children, who inspire me to see things from a different perspective, to let go of all the crap that can get pent up, to find humor in almost anything and to not take myself so seriously, and my husband, who inspires me to be the best me I can be. I’m also blessed to have a very close-knit family and circle of friends who support me and who I can draw inspiration from. I hope that I do the same for them.

Do you have a bucket list......I do have a bucket list. In no particular order, and this is in no way the entire list, I want to learn how to speak Spanish, play the guitar, vacation in Greece & Spain (I’ve traveled all over but those are two of my dream destinations), and figure out how to use my sewing machine.

Do you have any blogging advice you'd like to share.......My only blogging advice is to always remain true to yourself. If it isn’t fulfilling, then you shouldn’t be doing it.

For more about Coreen and her family adventures, check out her blog The Adventures of Captain Fussypants & Little Miss.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hey Mom, Look What I Did (#19)

Welcome to the 19th edition of Hey Mom, Look What I Did!!!

fun stuff that caught my eye this week...

(lovin' the kid friendly version of this classic shirt making fun)

(clever idea to help those little ones develop fine motor skills)

(this ranks up there with all those other "now why didn't I think of this idea." ... Love it)

(as a mother of 6, anything with the word "quiet" in the title has my attention...these boxes are awesome)

That's what THEY did this week

How about you?

What did YOU do this week?

Please share your craft projects, baking activities and other fun kid friendly adventures. Grab the link button and put it on your blog, if you like, so that others can share in the fun too. Also, I invite you to follow this blog via GFC, facebook and keep up with our latest activities.

Thanks for joining us....Hope to see you again soon!!

Adventures In Mommy Land


Cherry Parfaits and Trees...President Washington Day

We are celebrating President's Day this weekend.

yesterday we did Lincoln activites and today we did some Washington ones.

First, we made Cherry Parfaits for dessert.

We used vanilla yogurt, cool whip and cherry pie filling

a spoonful or two of yogurt, then cherry filling, then cool whip and repeat.

Love the look on his face...haha!

Cherry Trees

Paint your child arm and hand brown...make a print on the paper.

Paint some leaves

Nathan painted some clouds and grass too.

Using your fingerprints make some cherries for the tree.