Friday, March 28, 2014

Five in Friday

1. I am super excited to have my car almost paid off!!! I keep my vehicles for a long time and not having payments is going to be awesome!!!

2. How I met your Mother is my favorite show. I love it like people loved friends. I can't say that I'm excited for the show to be done but I'm very excited to "meet the mother". I have already warned the kids that I will be watching tv for an hour Monday :) I usually record it and watch it when they go to bed.

3. Ice racing should wrap up this week and Bryce is currently ahead in points :)

4. Pinterest/ wedding planning
My sister and I send pins all day to each other. We've been full on wedding planning (I'm just suggesting) and it's been such a fun way of sharing ideas. Her wedding is coming up so fast!
Bouquet sneak peak

5. Planning Bryce's friend birthday party!
He always has such great ideas and fun friends. He's currently thinking going to the movies and having a sleepover. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter basket ideas for children

For Easter baskets I usually add some sort of toy, hopefully something spring themed if it's finally warmed up outside (living in mn you never know what Easter will look like!) and then of course some candy. In previous years I've added bubbles, video games, summer floaties, swim suits, cute Easter socks and books just to name a few.

Here are some other ideas
You can never go wrong with side walk chalk, whether your playing hopscotch or drawing pictures it's hours of possibilities.

I don't know about everyone else but my daughter loves monster high and she is now brave enough to change her earrings. She will love these!

I am the lawn mower in my house and how much fun will bryella have following me in this :) she insists on "helping" me with most chores 

Reviews on this were really good and it's reuse able perfect in car rides or just sitting outside.

How cute is this head wrap and both the girls could share it. Bonus for mom :)

Rio 2 is coming out in April and my kids Love the first Rio. It's a bonus because usually they have to do a chore or be super good in church in order to go to the movie :) 

This is adorable and works for school and playing dress up

How cute are these mugs! My kids love hot cocoa and they are always fighting over my favorite cup, they'd love these for their own!

This is probably the hottest thing that all three kids will want, if we can wait that long!

And no Easter basket is complete without our favorite candy. A bag for every basket!

Next week I will talk about our Easter egg hunt for the kids and adults and the goodies we add to the eggs.
What do you all add to your baskets?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bryce's birthday!

Happy 9th birthday to my favorite son! He is such a blessing and I'm so thankful for him every day. He is the first reason I am a mom and I could never have asked for a better child! I love his love of orange, his opinions, his shyness, and how thoughtful he is of others!

I love your Bryce!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Favorite things

Pretty sure I am the first person every year to grab a bag of these babies! I remember being young and my mom/ Easter bunny only putting the mini eggs in my basket

I have never been able to use a hair oil because they have always left my hair greasy. I received this  as a sample and I loved it so much I bought the bottle. I use it after I blow dry my hair but before I curl it. I feel like it makes my hair much softer during these winter months.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Greek yogurt pesto sauce

This sauce is great for everything! Including fish, chicken, steak,  and baguettes. You can use it as a burger sauce, it's especially great on turkey burgers! I also use it as a dip for pretzels and vegetables. I love those big sourdough pretzels.

1tblsp Olive oil
4 oz container Greek yogurt
1/4 pesto
Sea salt 1/4 tsp
1/4 cup grated Parmesan 
1/2 tsp garlic

Mix all together in a bowl and refrigerate for four hours to let the flavors combine.