August 23, 2011

Pinterest Obsession

Yes, I caught the bug and caught it hard.  I {heart}Pinterest!  This is exactly what I've needed in my life for a long time.  Check it out and if you need me to send you an invite, leave me your email and I will.

Here are some of my favorites that I've found as of lately...

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers

I'm making this for Spencer's room...

Ideas for the classroom...

Crate seating!!

Source: via Kara on Pinterest

And you know I love some holiday crafts and baking...

August 14, 2011

Manly Shopping

Manly Shopping = Spencer and Rick usually going to Best Buy and having the time of their lives!

Spencer loves going manly shopping and often requests it before Rick can ask him.  Any time we drive by Best Buy, Spencer promptly points out that he goes manly shopping there.  Well, Rick took him manly shopping today and they went to Bed, Bath & Beyond (to get a glass pie dish for Rick's homeade pecan pie he's making at the current moment) and then to Gander.  Spencer LOVES our Gander here because the shopping carts are big trucks that kids sit in and steer as you push the cart.  They literally just go there and wander around and have so much fun. 

While they're gone, I just think about how they are both grinning from ear to ear and my heart is full because Spencer has the best dad and makes special times already for just him and Spencer to go places.  Rick tells me later what all goes on and it usually involves letting Spencer fill up the cart with all kinds of stuff and they rarely come home having bought a lot of stuff!  Ha!

This is the picture I got today from their excursion...

August 12, 2011

Friday Favorites

O.M.G. it's been over a week since I've posted!!!!  I've started back to school and I've bee so busy.  I always do new teacher trainings for the district prior to when my contract starts and then I do numerous district trainings once we're all back to school.  I'm exhausted when I come home every night and the blog is the last thing I want to do if I can spend some time with my 2 sweeties.

Enough are some of my/our recent favorites...

1)  The Sandlot has taken the place of Harry Potter for Spencer right now.  He loves watching it & from time to time doesn't hesitate telling us, "You're killing me Smalls!"

2)  Sugar free hazelnut lattes...all I can say is this has to stop when school starts. *tear*

3)  This.Stuff.Is.Good.  Man, I can't get enough of it.  Low carb and calorie count!

4)  HIIT workouts...I hit a plateau in my running and I just have 12 pounds to lose.  I did some research and HIIT (high intensity interval training) seemed to be the best.  It's shortened workouts with bursts of high intense running (sprinting).  It's really worked and I'm excited to see where I go with it.

5)  Spencer has had more fun playing baseball and soccer in the backyard.  Maybe that's why the Sandlot has become so important.  Ha!  Rick and I have so much fun playing baseball with him!  We're already having to look at a different baseball and bat set because he's wearing his out!
 Enjoy your weekend! 

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