Monday, March 30, 2015

Currently

The last few weeks I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Enjoying...The line up of mud boots.  Just need to get baby girl a set for this mud but they don't make them small enough!



Pampering...Friday I took some time to pamper myself and put a set of my Jamberry's on my nails.  

Proud...They were so proud of their air rifle target shooting.  Good practice for Ezra who is in 4H Shooting Sports and Hannah who had never shot before.  PLUS good quality time with Daddy!



Silliness...Yes these 2 are my clowns, especially the one in the front!!!!!



 Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Check out the link below to see what Becky at Choose Happy is up to this week and others!
  

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-Rachel


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Currently

The last few weeks I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Watching... Little ones playing with friend at church this weekend.  Too cute!!!!

 





















Laughing at... She insisted she wasn't tired!



Enjoying...Picking my sister up at the airport, then the zoo with the boys.

  
Thankful for...Health!  We have had a nasty virus go through half of us in the house.  Yesterday I was very sick.  Thankful for a hubby that feed the kids and put them to bed so I can go to bed early!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Check out the link below to see what Becky at Choose Happy is up to this week and others!
 
Choose-Happy

-Rachel
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Tour

HAPPY SPRING!!!! Even Wisconsin currently seems to agree for now.

In this house, spring means 2 birthday parties.  Normally I don't do much for spring decorations.

Last week I decided to get a mirror from Amazon to hang above the piano.  I LOVE it!!!!!  Very happy with how to turned out.






The burlap banner was very simple, some left over burlap that I cut into triangles, crochet thread to hang it on with mini clothes pins, and print out letters glued on.  Searched Pinterest for a spring chalkboard prints and found a couple that I liked.









Last year, Hannah's birthday party theme was "Spring" and I made this wreath for the door.


A little fun in the entry way with an old pair of boots!


Fresh flowers are also nice in the house, my new splurge from Aldi every couple weeks.  On the windowsill I put the crate and tulips from last years party also.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What I Wore 3/18

A while back I happened across a blog called The Pleated Poppy and Curly Crafty Mom.  I enjoy watching for what they wear each dayAs a stay at home mom that only tends to dress nicely a couple times a week I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!



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Dress - Target // Denim Jacket - Gap // Scarf - Walmart // Boots - DSW



 Jacket - Walmart (VERY old!) // Tee - Gap // Tank - Maurices // Slacks - America Eagle // Necklace - Lia Sophia

Sweater - Younkers // Jeans - Rue 21

 Jacket - Gap // Tee - Gap // Tank - Target

Linked up with The Pleated Poppy and Curly  



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TMNT Birthday Party

Zeke turned 4 on Saturday.  Not quite sure how that has gone by so fast!  He requested a Teenage Mutant Ninja Party.  What a fun, simple party to have.


Birthday Banner with his display


Lime Jello as "Toxic Ooze"
 

Swiss Cake Rolls and Chocolate Licorice "Nunchucks"


 Oreos "Sewer Lids"


 Canister for forks, fun napkins and plain plates for the food.
Did take out pizza of course, salad and veggies.


Turtles Cake



My sister made him an awesome hat also!
 

Last but not least, 8x10's of the birthday boy through the years!

Hope you have enjoyed the quick tour of our TMNT Birthday Party.  You can search on the side for other fun themed birthday parties at our house!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Currently

The last few weeks I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Watching...Zeke turn 4 this weekend!  More on his Teenage Mutant Ninja themed party later this week.


Laughing at..."What does a monkey say?!?!?"  Ohh ohh ahh ahh


Project...Hanging the new mirror above the piano.  New spring tour of the house later this week also!



Painting...Slowly I have been painting the playroom with clearance paint.  Here is one corner that is almost complete!


This week Becky from Choose Happy is featuring her Florida trip.  Click on the link to see her fun vacation and check out what others are doing this week.

 -Rachel

Monday, March 9, 2015

Currently

The last few weeks I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Making...The kids and I made homemade donuts on Sunday.  





 Watching...Manufacturing Show at Chippewa Valley Technical College last week with the kiddos.  The older ones really enjoyed it.
 

The kids each got to use the laser welder to make mini lamp posts.

Enjoying...Strange as it may sound, MUD!!!  The last couple days have been beautiful and the forecast for the next couple days looks beautiful.



Loving...Smiles!!!




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Friday, March 6, 2015

$5 Bargain Paint

I love the $5 bargain paint section at Menards.  Couple weeks ago, I stopped at Menards to see what they had in the bargain section and there sat a gallon of tan Dutch Boy.  Quickly I picked it up and checked out before I was tempted to buy more!!!!!


More pictures to come of the playroom!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Currently

The last few weeks I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Enjoying...Homemade tamales





Shopping...For a mirror above our piano in the living room.  Last night I ordered one from Amazon with my Discover Card points.  Paying 35 cents for it sweetened the deal even more. 


Excited about...Warmer weather coming!!!! My household has spring fever and needs to spend some time outside.




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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What I Wore 3/4

A while back I happened across a blog called The Pleated Poppy. I enjoy watching for what they wear each dayAs a stay at home mom that only tends to dress nicely a couple times a week I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought! 

The last couple weeks has been a rough one!  Viruses, my mother in law in the ICU...yoga pants and fleece have been my wardrobe all week.  Last Monday night I took my oldest daughter "little dribblers" and tossed on some jeans before walking out the door!

Comfy

Jacket - My Oil Business // Hat - My Oil Business // T-Shirt - Aroma Tools // Jeans - Rue 21 // Boots - DWS

Pizza Hut Family Date Night

 Someone else thought they should get in the picture too!
Tunic - Goodwill // Leggings - Walmart // Boots - Kohl's

Church and Essential Oils Class

                                                                     Shirt - Maurices // Skirt - JcPenny // Back Seam Nylons - Amazon // Heels - Kohl's

 Love 50's lines



Linked up with Pleated Poppy "What I Wore Wednesday".  Come join us and see these ladies fun styles!!!!



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