Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!
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--To not care about football returning. The sport bores me to tears. I'm grateful my husband doesn't watch it much.


--To be taking my kids to Target on Saturday because they are having Star Wars activities. I guess they are releasing new toys from the new movie too. We need the Chewbacca ones.


--To have NOT watched the VMAs because I know I'll go, "WTF?" every five minutes if I do. I heard Kanye is running for President in 2020? Huh?


--To not have a fall wardrobe. I keep seeing these posts about when to bring out your fall wardrobe and I'm all, "But I wear jeans and t-shirts all year long."


--To have a giveaway to win a DVD copy of The Vampire Diaries season 6 or The Originals season 2 here.


--To have gotten an e-mail from a reader thanking me for sharing my Why I Don't Do Fancy Lunches post. She said it makes her feel normal because the mothers around her constantly send their kids to school with crazy lunches. Hey, you aren't alone, I promise!


--To have finally checked out a local donut place called Hurts Donuts. Everything was SO GOOD:




Airing My Dirty Laundry







Monday, August 31, 2015

10 Things About You (In A Bag!)

Natalie was all, "I have to fill a bag with 10 things about myself for school."

So I handed her a gallon plastic bag.

She was insulted:


She said, "I can't fill stuff about my LIFE in that tiny bag!"

Well, excuse me.

"I know what I'll do," she told me primly and went up to her room. I could hear some crashes and banging. Twenty minutes later she returned. "Done," she said triumphantly, holding up her bag.

This is what she had in it, with her explanation:


(She used the drawstring bag she got from the very expensive tea party at Disney World)


1. Her baseball trophy "because I played baseball even though it was pretty boring."

2. A picture of her kitten Ruby "because I'm a cat mommy now."

3. Rainbow Dash "because Pinkie Pie would have been too loud at my school."

4. A medal from gymnastics "because I do gymnastics even though it hurts my bones."

5. A picture of Five Nights At Freddy's "because I love playing that game. It's not scary for me. At all."

6. A picture defeating Darth Vader at Disney World "because I beat him and I like Star Wars."

7. A raptor "because I love Jurassic Park and Jurassic World!"

8. StampyCat "because I love his videos."

9. Carrots the Bunny "because I love white bunnies. I wish my Mommy would let me get one." (No.)

10. A cow from Minecraft "because I love Minecraft!"



She said the presentation went well in class. Then she asked what I would have in MY bag.


I said:

1. Diet Coke "because it helps keep me friendly."

2. A book "because I love to read."

3. A photo of Henry VIII "because he intrigues me even though he'd have beheaded me. I'm mouthy."

4. Fries from McDonalds "because they are SO good."

5. Chocolate "because it helps keep me sane when my kids aren't listening to me." (Natalie was a tad insulted at this.)

6. More Diet Coke "because seriously, if I don't have it, I'm not very nice. Gimmie."

7. A picture of a restaurant "because I love going out to eat. I hate cooking."

8. A picture of a TV "because I like watching TV. Probably too much."

9. A picture of Target "because I love Target even though it gets me in trouble on a weekly basis."

10. My phone "because I'm on it many times throughout the day. But never when I'm driving. I'm not stupid."



What would you have in YOUR bag?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daniel Tiger Goes To School Book and DVD From PBS Kids **Review**

**I was sent a book and DVD copy of Daniel Tiger Goes To School in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own**

Kids are heading back to school!

Some might be nervous. My kids were always eager to go, but Natalie sometimes had her moments when she suddenly didn't want me to leave her.

Daniel Tiger has a fun DVD and book to help ease children into heading back to school:



Confused on who Daniel Tiger is? Well, do you remember Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood? The characters in the show are based off of that. You can learn more about Daniel Tiger on his webpage.

We were sent a DVD:


There are several episodes on the DVD so it's about 100 minutes long.

It also included helpful hints for going back to school:


Natalie seemed to enjoy the DVD:


She was very amused that Max seemed to want to come in and watch too.


Ruby joined in as well.


Now, Daniel Tiger might seem a bit young for an eight-year-old, but Natalie still enjoyed the DVD.

She also liked reading the book:


As you can see, it's filled with colorful pages.


If you want to buy your own copy of Daniel Tiger Goes To School, you can purchase it on the PBS website. If you sign up for their newsletter, you can save 15%.

You can also buy Daniel Tiger Goes To School on Amazon.


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