Thomas the Train Table Decorations… A to Z Challenge

This year for my sons birthday the theme was trains! He loves trains and of course it also had to be Thomas the Train.
We choose to decorate the table, something simple but fun. This led to the idea of trains holding most of the food.
Thomas the train birthday party food table decorations
I got aluminum loaf pans from the dollar store. I cut out black construction paper Continue reading

Swagbucks, Tricks to Earn Even More… A to Z Challenge

Whether you’ve been collecting Swagbucks for a long time or just starting there are many ways that you can get extra Swagbucks with only a small investment of your time. If you do not know what Swagbucks are check out this post about starting and collecting Swagbucks.

Here are some things I do on a regular basis to earn extra swagbucks.

Survey Profiles

When you first join you can fill out survey profiles. Each one is worth 2 Swagbucks. You can find these surveys in your account settings. (sorry the photo is fuzzy, but you get the idea. :)

Earn extra swagbucks. Get gift cards for things you already do on line

Daily Goals

Everyday Swagbucks give you a daily goal, if you reach this daily goal you get extra Swagbucks. You can find this info on the home page of Swagbucks. You Continue reading

Reconnecting With Family… A to Z Challenge

With it being Easter weekend we are spending a lot of time visiting family. I have a very large extending family. I never see everyone as often as I would like to, and now as we are all getting older the extended family doesn’t always get together. I miss it greatly. For as long as I can remember every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas the whole family would get together; I got to see my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins! As the years passed these family gatherings were the only times I would see my cousins. Now that I am “married” and have children I hardly ever see my aunts, uncles and cousins. Our family’s have just gotten too big, on my dad’s side I think there is over 40 of us if we were to all get together(my grandparents have 12 great grandchildren, and more to come)!

Reconnect with family

This Easter marks a big turning point in family holidays Continue reading

Awesome Deal on Ice Age Movie Set – Today ONLY

Amazing deal alert I had to share. Today only you can get a 5 disc set of all the Ice Age movies for only $31.99 and shipping is free. The regular price is $89.99.  This would make a great gift.


Check it out before the deal is gone, you can find it on sale at Amazon.  This set includes the blu-ray, DVD & digital copy of the movies Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special.


Quiet Time, The Best Part Of The Day For A Parent… A to Z Challenge

Quiet time, whether it’s nap time or bedtime is always awesome when you are a parent. When you are busy running around after a toddler that break in the middle of the day gives you the energy to keep going in the afternoon.

Quiet time, why I love nap time

Sometimes when the kids sleep it’s nice to cuddle up and join them for a snooze. It’s hard work being a parent you are aloud a rest too.

My favorite part about bedtime is not that I can wash more laundry and clean up the house (however these are great parts too) My favorite thing to do is watch them sleep. Watching a baby sleep is awesome. Even as that baby grows, even when they are a preteen watching them sleep is still a very relaxing way to pass time.

Quiet time, what I love about nap time and bed time

What is your favorite thing about quiet time?

This post has been posted during the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.  It’s letter…..