Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ice Castles & Monster Trucks

How's that for a title? With all the sickness we've had around here, I never got around to recapping our super fun filled weekend! (a couple weekends back)

On Saturday we headed to Lake Geneva, WI to see the Ice Castles - these just started coming around here last year and we didn't make it then so we knew we wanted to see them this year! They were delayed in opening because we were having an unseasonably warm-ish winter but finally dates opened up. My mom, sister, brother in law, niece & nephew joined and it was a good old fashioned family fun day!

Now I'm not going to lie, my inner 10yr old self was totally thinking these would be some kind of Elsa-like ice castles and they weren't (wahhh) but, they were still sooooooo pretty and unique and something I've never seen before. Totally worth the experience! We stayed for over 2 hours exploring them, if that tells you anything!

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Once we were done, we went into town for dinner and then drove home - we all went straight to bed as we were exhausted!

The next day was Monster Trucks with Ricks side of the family - I had never been, neither have the girls and some other family members, so we decided to all go together.  It was surprisingly really fun and enjoyable! and also really LOUD!!

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ha Avery's face!

Monday the kids were off and we just relaxed after such a busy, fun weekend!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Spring Break Needs with Social Threads

Who is packing up and going somewhere warm for Spring Break?? I wish I could raise my hand to that, but unfortunately we will be here. We rarely travel over spring break because 1. it is insanely expensive to fly and 2. it is always super crowded

However, we are heading to the beach just the month after Spring Break - and I cannot wait!! I also cannot wait to sport my new items from Social Threads! my hat and these beach pants are going to be my favorite, I just know it!

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The thing I love about this sun hat is that the brim in the back is smaller so you can lay down and relax in a beach chair comfortably!

Social Threads also has the cutest dresses that would be perfect for a beach vaca!

Z Supply Camo Split Neck Dress
Love Stitch Watercolor Floral Button Front Tea Dress

Love Stitch Hand Stamped Button Front Maxi Dress

Social Threads also some really cute accessories! I am loving this bracelet!! So fun and colorful!

Spring Break Rectangle Stretch Block Tile Bracelet

If you're heading out into town, this top would be darling paired with jeans and heels!!

Jack Force of Nature Leopard Cami

You can shop all Social Threads collections here

Social Threads is a great company to follow, it is owned by 2 moms (who happen to be sister in laws) who are juggling life just like the rest of us! They wanted to give us gals a place to shop and find an affordable selection of clothes that we feel great in. How awesome is that?!

What's also awesome is that I have team up with them to give one you a $100 gift card!!!!!! 

Here's how to enter:

Join my FB group if you haven't already, there will be a post later today for the giveaway

Like the FB page - Social Threads 

Bonus entry for commenting below with what you would buy if you won the gift card

Giveaway will run through Saturday, 2/22/2020. Winner will be announced after giveaway closes - GOOD LUCK!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine's Play Date Ideas

With Valentine's Day around the corner, my girls are asking for a fun themed play date with friends. They both have different interests but I rounded up some fun ideas that would work for either, and better yet, any kiddo!

I went to none other than Pinterest for ideas!

Heart Shaped String Art

Valentine's Day Kids Craft - Heart-shaped beginner String Art! {Reality Daydream}

Valentine's Day Gingerbread House

Valentine's Day Slime

You and your kids will LOVE making this easy DIY Valentine's Day Slime project. This fun craft makes a great party favor too! #Slime #ValentinesDay #Crafts #DIY #Kids #KidsCrafts #PartyIdeas

Heart Puppets

Silly Heart Puppets: an open-ended Valentines craft for your toddlers and preschoolers

This heart suncatcher craft is simple, colorful and perfect for an afternoon Valentine's Day craft. All you need is paper plates, color confetti and clear contact paper to make this colorful heart suncatcher craft for Valentine's Day.

I can't wait to have their friends over and see what they decide to do!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Weekend Recap 2.10.20

Oh hey there Monday! You came too fast! Last week we were battling some sickness (myself & Avery) so not much got done around here, but that's ok. I was mainly just so happy Avery felt better in time to go to the Daddy Daughter Dance Friday night!

Unfortunately some of our friends who they go with every year were sick, so it wasn't the same :( nonetheless, my girls were SO excited to get dressed up and go out with their Daddy!

Avery wanted a dress that sparkled and twirled when she spun around and Ella wanted to design her own shirt to wear! I love how different they are!

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When they got home, they were wiped out! Rick said they had so much fun, and that makes me so happy to hear!!

While they were out having fun, I took Brayden on a Mom/Son date night to Dave & Busters. We both love arcade games so we had a blast!! We won so many bonuses and went home with way too much crap, but the memories we made were worth it!!

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Saturday was a slow morning, then Ella had rehearsal for the musical she is in, both her and Brayden had a basketball game, then all 3 kids had playdates with friends in the afternoon.

The 5 of us went out to dinner which was really nice (everyone behaved, woohoo!) then it was home for a movie - have you seen Playing with Fire?! such a cute, funny one!!

Yesterday was my nieces baptism but Ella woke up with a headache and a slight fever so we decided to stay back while Rick and the other kiddos went.  I was sad to miss!

This is a short week for the kids, they have half day Thursday and no school Friday, throw in Valentines parties in there and it's going to be a good one!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Day with Jerky Gent

Year after year I struggle with what to get the hubby for Valentine's Day. We don't go totally overboard for each other but we do like to get something. Usually I do a bunch of his favorite candy.

Well recently I discovered Jerky Gent and man, is the hubs going to love his gift this year!!! JerkyGent makes it easy to discover and try great-tasting craft jerky brands every month. 

All jerky subscription box orders include a curated assortment of delicious, gourmet beef jerky based on your flavor and spice preference. Every order is hand-picked and shipped out of sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.

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JerkyGent Craft Beef Jerky Subscription Box

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JerkyGent Beef Jerky Gift Box, One-Month
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With all that Jerky Gent has to offer, you are bound to find the perfect gift for the jerky lover in your life!

You can shop all the items they have to offer here

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*thank you JerkyGent for sponsoring this post