Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday Blog Hops: July 1, 2011

Whoa, I think I went a whole month without joining in with blog hops. Guess it is time to find some cool new blogs. I'm looking forward to making some new friends. I hope you can take the time to check out my blog, if you like what you see I would love for you to follow my blog. I also have a Facebook page you could "Like" and if you have a second, could you take the time to vote for my blog on Picket Fences. You can also follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my email.

Looking forward to visiting some new blogs this week. Have a blessed day.



Born2Impress Blog Hop

TGIF Blog Hop

Stalk Hop Friday

Found another new one:

Touch of Home Learning

And a Facebook Hop

Favorite Photo From June

The Paper Mama

This week's challenge over at The Paper Mama is:

Favorite Photo From June

I never realized how hard it was going to be to pick my favorite photo.  I narrowed it down to eight and then I got stuck. I had asked my readers to help me decide and I had 4 people vote.  As each person voted for a different photo I had to go with my husband's choice (even though I think I liked  a different one better).

My sweet Amelia's 3rd birthday.

I just found out about some other photo challenges that I am going to link this up to as well.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: June 29, 2011 w/linky

Edited to add:
As so many have questioned in the comments I thought my "Wordless" post needed a few words of explanation.  This bridge has been closed for years and they finally were able to start work on it this summer.    They brought in and assembled the temporary pedestrian walkway so we could still walk around town.  Our small rural Pa town is about 1 mile around.  It has been closed to traffic for ages, but we have still been walking over it.  When they had the walkway ready they started tearing down the bridge.  First the far side, then the other.  The girls are having a great time watching all the changes.

While your here, would you mind taking a look at my Favorite Photo of June Dilemma  Post.  I would love some help.  You can vote in the poll at the top of my sidebar.

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- June 28, 2011

Welcome to the NEW and improved and very exciting
Welcome to the NEW and improved and very exciting

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up

with your hosts  Tots and Me 
and Classified: Mom

This link up will be posted Monday at 8 PM Central Standard Time (CST) run all week, so be sure to stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways. The giveaway link up will be posted on Monday nights so be sure to follow Tots and Me and Classified: Mom via email so you can keep up on all of the link-up-ed-ness.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date

2. Now you can post reviews and anything you would like (family friendly please)

3. Spread the word about the giveaway link up by Tweeting or posting on Facebook.

If you would like to follow the hostesses, we will gladly follow you back, please be sure to leave us a message.

Thank you for linking up with Tots and Me and Classified: Mom.

Tiny Talk Tuesday: June 28, 2011

I missed posting for a couple of weeks, so some of these are a couple of weeks old.

I was asking the girls about opposites because we were discussing opposites with our Weaver Interlock lesson.  I asked, "What is the opposite of light?"
Amelia answered, "Off," while motioning turning off a light switch.

Tabitha kept saying she was making a jelly bean sandwich.  I thought she was pretending. She brought out her piece of bread with peanut butter and 9 jelly beans.  Daddy of course asked if she had permission to get so many jelly beans, they are usually allowed one each morning
"I forgot to count.  In the recipe it said, 'Count first.'"

After Grandma was up for Amelia's birthday party and had spent time outside planting more seeds in our garden Tabitha was wondering if Grandma's bikinis were growing. (she planted zucchini)

Tabitha said they were doing homework and were busy girls
Amelia said, "Actually I'm just doing paperwork."

The girls were eating cookies with lunch.  Of course I enjoy dunking my cookies.  Tabitha had just drank some milk and she said, "We chew our cookie and it goes down our throat to our milk."
A few minutes later Amelia said, "Our milk goes up in our cookie."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: Uu-Underneath

Muffin Tin Monday at

This week I wracked my brains trying to figure out how to do another U muffin tin (sometimes I miss the themes. I am glad to see we are to have a theme next week).  This is what I came up with:

What is UNDERNEATH the paper towel?

A Circle Lunch?  Well, it has all the food groups:

But what is this? There are more foods UNDERNEATH the circles (note that all the foods in the cup are the same food group as the foods they were under).

Protein-Honey Roasted Peanuts
Grain-Cheese Crackers
Vegetable-Chopped Green Peppers
Fruit-Apple Slices
More Dairy-Milk

Presenting the Muffin Tins:

Unveiling the foods:

They really got a kick out of the surprise lunch.

Oh, and Tabitha decided to make her yogurt "Chocolate Chip Strawberry Yogurt."

Head on over to Muffin Tin Mom to check out some great tins made by some creative mommies.

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 27, 2011


Here is this week's menu:
Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Chicken Strips
Wednesday: Grilled Cheese and tomato soup
Thursday: Breakfast For Dinner Thursday: Pancake Buffet and sausages
Friday: Meatloaf with pasta and spinach
Saturday: Hot dogs with baked beans (homemade preferably)
Sunday: Leftovers

Don't forget to join my on Thursdays for Breakfast For Dinner Thursdays
Tots and Me

Head on over to I'm An Organizing Junkie to check out other's menu plans.

Favorite Photo of the Week, June 19-25

Once again linking up to:

with this photo:

This was one of the photos I took for Faceless Portrait for the Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  After I posted I kept dwelling on the fact that I really like this picture.  

If you get a chance would you mind voting in my poll.  I am trying to figure out which is the best photo from June for The Paper Mama Photo Challenge.  I hate having to narrow down photos, which of course is why my hubby isn't so fond of us having to look at photos at a photo shoot.  I can never decide.  The poll is on my sidebar and this is the post with the photos.

Favorite Photo From June Dilemma

Can you help me please.
I am having a little trouble choosing a photo to link up to The Paper Mama's Photo Challenge this week.  

The Paper Mama

This week's challenge over at The Paper Mama is:

Favorite Photo From June

I never realized how hard it was going to be to pick my favorite photo.  I narrowed it down to eight and then I got stuck.  I was wondering if my readers could help me.









Fortunately I have a few more days to enter my link.  Would love to hear your input.

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