July 31, 2011

Its that time of year...

Its hard to believe the theme to this time of year is already "back-to-school"!  I, for one, am not ready for that season yet.  Its seems that summer in the upper midwest just began in July...so its been a short hot-season.  I am hoping for a wonderfully warm and sunny fall!  Here are some great tips for the back to school season on Aby Garvey's blog...

I don't have school age children yet (in my mind, pre-school doesn't really count because I'm not packing lunch and organizing homework papers, etc), but I still want to accomplish some of the tasks for getting the house into shape for the fall.

via Simplify 101

July 30, 2011

Orange Yogurt Popsicles

Today is super hot so we are making popsicles!  I don't have a ZOKU (yet) but we do have these cool rocketpop molds from my cousin.  We've been using them for years and they are always a hit!  Of course, you can use just about anything to make popsicles - no fancy molds needed!

The boys were excited to help so we did our mixing on the floor (don't worry, I cleaned my floors yesterday...maybe that doesn't make you feel better).  The littlest boy was doing his "happy dance".

Usually, I just put anything in there: fruit, juice, yogurt, lemonade, pudding...whatever.  But today I looked at what I have available and I googled for "homemade oj and yogurt popsicles".  Here is the yummy and oh-so-easy recipe:

Orange Yogurt Popsicles from Cooks.com
6 oz. frozen oj (about 1/2 can)
1 pint plain yogurt (we used vanilla because its what we had on hand)
1-2 tsp vanilla (we used a little less since we had vanilla yogurt already)

Blend together well (by hand is ok) and pour into molds.  Freeze!

Can you say, "Dreamsicle"??

Waiting for the yummies to freeze is definitely the hardest part!

July 27, 2011

What's a girl to do...

when her beloved Petunia Pickle Bottom wears out?!

Petunia Pickle Bottom....swoon.

Yes, its true.  I actually 
wore a hole
in my super favorite diaper bag...

like a big gaping hole with shredding going on.
This is why you should invest in one of the newer glazed-style bags from PPB.  In fact, if you head on over to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this week, you can score one for less than $100!

July 20, 2011

I'm inspired...

I'm inspired by this post from Jami, I think you will be too. Please head on over to her blogspot and check it out.

from the nato's: resources for mothers: let's get our booties in ge...: "i loved all the input i got from you guys on ways to intentionally mother, mentor, disciple your children. so here is a sweet list of ways ..."