Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Toss Up: StartingTraditions

SBJ starts Preschool 
next week! 

I have been looking online
for back to school ideas
and have found several we will do.
Today was Open House
and I used my first ideas:

The first one is
 a "Teacher's Aid" kit
I don't have all the crafty paper and ribbon...
{and I didn't see this printable until just now}
so the actual box wasn't so cute...
but the items in the kit are fun and functional!
 Items I included: colored paper clips, stickers,
sanitizer and band aids, 
mints and candy, post-it notes, pens

The second is a 
letter we gave SBJ's teachers.
I found the idea at The Blackberry Vine.
Again, I didn't see the printable until now,
but I did print it on cute, school-themed paper!
Dear Ms. _________________,  
I am so happy to be in your class this year. I know it is going to be so fun and I am going to learn so much!
When you have a few free minutes, would you please fill out this sheet for me and my family? We can’t wait to get to know you better!
Thank you,

When is your birthday? _______________________________________________________
Where do you like to eat? ____________________________________________________
What is your favorite afternoon drink? _______________________________________
What is your favorite morning drink? _________________________________________
What is your favorite candy? _________________________________________________
What is your favorite color? __________________________________________________
What is your favorite scent? __________________________________________________
What is your favorite magazine? ______________________________________________
What are your favorite shopping spots? _______________________________________
What are your hobbies? ______________________________________________________
Do you have any allergies? ____________________________________________________
Anything else we should know? _______________________________________________

Do you have any fun back to school traditions or ideas? 

Check out other ideas:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Farmer's Market

We LOVE our weekly
Farmer's Market trips!
I recently decided to do a
muffin tin with all farmer's market food.
Tomato sandwich
Blueberries and Nectarines
Boiled Peanuts (shelled)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thankful Thursday: 31

So, I turned 31 this weekend.
No biggie, really.
Always thankful for another year!

A special shout out and THANKS
to my mama and daddy
for giving me a birthday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Want it Wednesday: Healthy Habits

How do you create and stick to new habits?

I have a few 
new, healthy habits
I am going to work on soon.

I am thinking that I will ditch
New Year's resolutions
and start Back to School Goals...

1. Drink more water

2. Get up before SBJ and get my day started

3. Have a nightly routine and reasonable bedtime

4. Be more active
(possible a.m. workout &/or p.m. walk?)

5. Be less critical of others

Pretty beach photo, just because

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Change in Plans

My busy summer has had me in sort of a blogging-slump.
It has caused me to revisit my blog schedule....again!
For the most part, it is staying the same:
Muffin Tin Monday
Want it Wednesday
Thankful Thursday
Forgetting the Before/Friday Favorites
Cyber-less Sunday

The 2 days that are changing are Tuesday and Saturday.
Tuesday has been trouble from the start. Tasty Tuesday is fun, but I am finding that I don't always get good photos of my food and I don't like to share a recipe without a photo...sooooooo, I am going back to making it my "random" post day.
It will be "Tuesday Toss-Up"....I may share a tasty recipe or a totally fun idea or ways I try to be crafty or snippets from our travels, or just about anything else I think of!
Saturday is becoming Cyber-less also. I am keeping the weekend for family...not blogging.

Thanks for continuing to share in my blogging journey!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Random

Home Sweet Home...
for a minute or two.

Sometimes it seems like 
we are on the road 
more than we are home.
While we are always having fun...
I miss home.

Random Muffin Tin Meal:
Cucumber and Carrots with dressing

Muffin Tin Monday at Muffintinmom.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Want it Wednesday: Wordless-ish

As you can tell from the mess 
in and under
SBJ's carseat....
we have been traveling 
and busy the last few weeks.
Sorry I have neglected my blog...
but we are having fun!
Be back soon...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Potty Bag

I wasn't sure 
how our 10ish hour 
drive to Florida 
was going to be with a 

Then I thought to make a 
Potty Bag.
{I don't remember if I saw it somewhere or if I made it up, haha}
It was excellent...
and of course, so was he!
NO ACCIDENTS on the road!

Here is what was in the bag:
potty seat,
pull ups,
change of clothes,
Scrubbing Bubbles flushable wipes
(to clean the potty after going),
Cottonelle wipes
(to clean the boy after going, ha),
antibacterial hand wipes
(to clean our hands after going),
and treats for going:
only have Disney Cars silly bands left
also had some fruit snacks that were eaten!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Car Rides

We have been with family
in Florida for the past 10 days!
The trip included 2 long car rides
{there and back}
and a few medium car rides
{to visit family, friends, and the beach}!!
here is a Car Ride Muffin Tin:
Oreo "tire"
Disney Cars mac&cheese
Disney Cars fruit snacks
Carrot "traffic cones" with ranch
Watermelon "treats" 
{for the treats he got for his dry pullups along the way}

Happy Monday!