Monday, October 20, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I have the worst skin on my face so I am always on the search for the best products to use. I found SebaMed face wash at Walmart earlier in the week. So far I think I like it. I'll bring a full report later.
I got a new battery in my van this week. Then I discovered I needed some secret code to turn my radio back on. After a couple minutes (and millions of questions) with the Honda folks, I had my radio back.
I can't seem to find Ting a Halloween costume. First she wanted to be Elsa, but I'm not paying $50 for a costume. Then she wanted to be a pumpkin, but I can't find one of those. Then she decided on a cat, but I can't seem to find a cat costume that isn't sexy. I'm thinking I might have to just make one.
Got my flu shot this week. Have you had one yet??
Thursday, October 16, 2014
But I've decided to bring it back! Only it won't be "Ting's in the Kitchen" anymore because Bug has decided he enjoys being in the kitchen with us as well.
I'm kicking off my new series "Cooking With My Kids" today over on Arkansas Women Bloggers. Head on over there and check out our Easy Apple Cake we made.
And then be sure to come back here each month to see what all we are creating in the kitchen.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Noah. Moses. David. Paul. Job.
We all know about the men in the Bible. We've heard their stories since the day our parents dropped us off for the first time at the church nursery. We've heard preachers teach their stories from the pulpits. And we've even noticed Hollywood's attempt to make movies about them.
But what about the women? What about Biblical heroes that our girls can aspire to be like? We know about Mary and Eve, but it turns out there are actually tons of brave women embedded into story after story all throughout the Bible.
I can't tell you how excited I was when Tommy Nelson introduced the Brave Girls - five girls who are teaching our girls all about the brave women of the Bible.
The day our book arrived Ting wanted to start reading. We read through each girl's profile, and Ting immediately decided she likes Glory the best. (I'm a fan of Hope, myself) Each story highlights a woman in the Bible. We are still in the Old Testament stories and I have to admit that I've never heard of many of the women we've learned about so far.
The stories are told in conversational language that seems as if these girls are actually just telling the story to a friend. Ting hangs on to every word and even talks about the story after we have finished. I love that not only is Ting getting an extra glimpse into the Bible, but she is learning that there are so many women in the Bible that she can be like. Women who she can aspire to be like, and women that she can pick as role models in her daily life.
Tommy Nelson has other Brave Girls books and products scheduled to launch in the coming year. I invite you to read this letter from the Tommy Nelson Team, and then share this video with your daughters. I know that if you get the Brave Girls into your daughter's hands, they will become instant favorites. (You can preview the book here)
Check out the Brave Girls, and other Tommy Nelson news, on their Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Well, nine and half years later we are still here and we have improved every room except one - the bathroom. Let's face it, it's kind of hard to completely remodel a bathroom when you only have one bathroom to begin with. But we finally took the plunge and decided to get it done.
For three weeks we tracked back and forth across our backyard to use the bathroom in our camper, and every night took the kids to my parents for baths. It was inconvenient, but it was well worth it. We had the entire bathroom completely gutted, took in an extra closet that just happened to be in the exact location we needed, and then got new everything.
For those in the area, I highly recommend Complete Home Care if you need any work done. Matt is just getting started with his business, but he is good at what he does.
Here are a few comparisons from the same angles.
And here are a few more just because..
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Congrats to Holly M. on winning the NEEDTOBREATHE CD giveaway sponsored by Family Christian.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed we received a pretty big shipment today. If that picture got you a little excited, you might want to mark your calendar to come back over here on October 23 :)
Monday, October 6, 2014
Our "weekend" started with an unexpected visitor at work. Bug developed a skin infection that grew worse during the week, and our doctor thought it would be a good idea to keep him out of school on Friday. Thankfully I have an understanding boss, a laptop, and a collection of DVD's. He was the perfect angel at work and just sat in the floor watching his movies.
We only worked until lunch and then went home for a very long nap (I might have gotten in on that nap as well, haha!)
Friday night Hubby and I had an engagement party to attend, so we dropped the kids off with my grandparents and made a date night out of it complete with a kid free dinner.
Saturday morning Hubby and Ting got up and headed to the deer camp for a day of "work". I think their work consisted of riding around and hanging out. But Ting came home dirty, exhausted, and full of stories from her day.
Meanwhile, Bug and I loaded up and headed to Hope for the Southwest Arkansas Blogger meet-up. Turns out several of us had our kids with us on Saturday and I think the kids had just as much fun as the bloggers did.
Bug made friends with Mr. O from The Bauer Bunch. All the way home he told me about playing with his new friend. He even asked about him Monday morning when we were headed to school.
Sunday consisted of our normal church and lunch routine. Then we headed to The Home Depot for some final touches for our bathroom remodel. It seems like trips to The Home Depot always end up lasting forever, but the kids were good and we got everything we needed.
We put two very exhausted kids (and two adults of the same exhaustion level) to bed on Sunday night with memories of a fun weekend.