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Spring Break Giveaway!

April 5, 2016

When do your kids have Spring Break?  

My kids get to have this entire week off, and in celebration we are having a  Spring Break GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited you guys.  Have you heard of Catching Fireflies?  They are such a fun store full of things that will make you smile, make you laugh, make you want to try new things!  I just love them.  Here are a few things you can find on their website.

Catching Fireflies is offering all of YOU an amazing discount!  Use the code SASSY to get 20% off!!

They have some adorable uncommon gifts.

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Here are com funny magnets that they have.  I love these.

Catching Fireflies Giveaway

Here is what you get in your package!  So much love.  Treats are always welcome in any package I get, lol.  It also came with an adorable magnet and a cute little card with a discount code on the back for my next purchase.  

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Here are all the things I couldn’t not buy!  You guys!  Do you see that BROWNIE chap stick!  I was so excited.

The kids have no idea about the Spirograph yet.  I’ll be busting it out this week for Spring break!  I love all these things.  

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Are you ready to win a gift certificate to Catching Fireflies?!?  Enter below.  May the odds ever be in your favor.

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Borrowed Angel by Erica Keifer

April 11, 2014

Borrowed Angel Book Review

I have a little bit of a personal story to tell you.  I have shared my story of my cute little four year old son and how he had a stroke at 9 days old.  Well, I had a neighbor and friend, Erica, who had a cute little boy just about a month before I had my little boy.  I soon heard some devastating news about Erica’s son.  Little Ty had passed away from SIDS.  I was shocked.  It was unbelievable.  My heart was still so tender at times from our own close call and days filled with miracles that I couldn’t hold back the tears.

Borrowed Angel Book Review 

I felt over and over that I needed to stop by her house and give her a particular CD that had a couple songs that I’d heard recently that just seemed to fit perfectly into her situation.  I actually have no idea what songs/CD it is any more.  We made a quick stop at their house when we knew they’d be home (they were actually moving), and went to the door step alone.  I talked with her for a moment and let her know I was thinking of her.  She asked if my kids were with me, and I told her they were and she asked to see my baby.  I told her of course, I just didn’t want to bring him to the door in case she wasn’t up for that.  I still remember her talking to him, and tears came to her eyes.  I felt so bad and so helpless in that moment,  but I was also happy that she could see my baby for a moment.  Maybe it eased her ache for a moment, maybe it made it worse.  I’m not sure.  

Borrowed Angel Book Review

Erica is a writer.  She wrote about the heartache she went through with losing Ty, and how she and her husband have learned over the years to continue on with life without Ty by their side (at least physically).  Soon I learned that Erica’s book was published and I seriously could not wait to read it.  I was even more excited when I asked Erica if I could review her book for her and she said yes!  

Borrowed Angel Book Review

Erica truly brings your heart into her story.  She starts the book off by telling you in the rawest moments about what had happened with her son Ty.  How she found him, and how she tried to save him.  What is was like to have police and other responders coming into her home, trying to help her baby.  

You’re taken into her experience as you go through the book.  How she had to learn to cope, and deal with life after her son has left them physically.  How her and her husband had to learn how the other one was grieving, and how they could help each other through that process.  

One of my favorite things about Borrowed Angle, is that Erica is able to write in a way that is relatable, understandable, and with so much true and raw feelings.  I haven’t lost a child before, but I still felt that pain and sorrow.  However, I was also able to feel her joy and peace and she talks about her healing process.  

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to read this book.  It is wonderfully written, and so touching.  I truly feel that there are so many wonderful things we can learn from each other, and this book has touched me in a way I wasn’t expecting.  

I’m really excited to share this great giveaway for a $20 gift card to Amazon.com.  I hope you’ll take the time to enter.  If you don’t win, you can always find Erica’s book here and here.

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Planes Party Games & Play date

October 21, 2013

Planes Party Games

The other day, the kids and I put together some Planes party games, and then they each got to invite a friend over for a Planes Play date!  It was so so so fun!  I loved having a fun time, that was stress-free from the actual party part, lol. I made some simple invitations so their friends could remember the date/time/etc.

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 We did a few different activities that were about 15 minutes each.  The official Planes play date was about an hour long.  However, some of the kids stayed a bit longer (since it was neighborhood friends and they are the kids every day friends).

We started out with all the kids coloring a Planes picture.  You can just do a search for Planes coloring pages, and there are pages and pages that will come up.  It was simple, but even the older kids were excited about it, and I honestly wasn’t sure how they were going to feel about it.

Planes Party Games & Play date coloring

After that I let the kids each pick a color of construction paper.  I had looked up a fun airplane to make earlier in the day, and I taught the kids how to make an airplane.

Planes Party Games & Play date paper airplanes

Some of them were too little to do it alone, but we just went slowly and helped everyone along.  Once they were done making them, we made sure everyone’s names were on the wing before they ever took flight.  🙂

Planes Party Games & Play date paper airplanes

Next it was racing time!  We had two different starting spots, depending on the age of the kids, and then I put some pharmacy lines down the hallway for them to see how far they could get them.  They all loved it so much!  Then I just let the kids have at it with racing their planes.  They took them out in the backyard too, and just flew them everywhere, it was great.

Planes Party Games & Play date paper airplanes

Planes Party Games & Play date paper airplanes

Planes Party Games & Play date paper airplanes

 

After a little while, we gathered the pilots back inside, and they got to decorate sugar cookies.  I had a blast making these with my younger kids, while the other ones were at school.  I also make Jell-o Jigglers that were blue, and use a cookie cutter to make “clouds” for the planes to fly in.

Planes Party Games & Play date cookies

We helped the kids with the frosting (I did a glaze), and they got to swirl  colors together which was super fun.

Planes Party Games & Play date cookies

I love this picture of my little (almost) 4 year old.  He figured out to take the toothpick, and “fly” his plane.  He was so proud of himself.  🙂
Planes Party Games & Play date cookies

Once they were done with their cookies, they were off to fly their planes again.  I was amazed how long that entertained all the kids.  Best Planes party games!  Seriously, girls and boys alike were totally take by flying, making, and racing of the planes.

Planes Party games Giveaway

I’m excited to be teaming up with Reality to Dreams today to bring you this awesome giveaway going on for all of YOU!!  You can win a Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper Wing Control Remote-Controlled Plane!! If you have any Planes lovers in your family, this will be a great Christmas gift!

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