Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Technical Difficulties


Sorry I haven't posted anything in a couple of days. Seems like there is a new problem every time I try to post.

I hope to finally have this worked out and a new post up by Thursday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: Making Marriage Simple

Making Marriage Simple was written by husband and wife team Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. They have been couple counselors for over 20 years and are also the authors of books like Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find.  I got my copy on Amazon but I'm sure you can find it at any bookstore/major website..... 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Take a hike!

The best part about Spring is getting to exercise outside! I love going for walks and jogging. 

Do you jog? If not you should give it a try, even if you just go for a walk. It's so nice, it's like a quick little get away from everything.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

101 in 1001: multitasking at its best!

I took care of two goals from my 101 in 1001 list in one shot (sorta). #59: "Plan 12 date nights for the hubs and I" AND #19: "Pick things from the entertainment book and do them." 

The hubs and I usually have our date nights inside so I thought if we plan a night out once a month, that’s not spending too much money, right? (RIGHT!). So I started searching Pinterest for date night ideas but was blown away with the many options. And, like a sign from the universe, right next to my laptop was the entertainment book.....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Supper Sunday - Our first head wound


Well, better late than never, right? I'm sorry this post is so late, it's been a pretty crazy weekend. We actually just experienced our first minor head wound and it scared the hell out of all of us. I have never been so scared (and helpless) for my one of my children before. Luckily, it was just a tiny cut.

After we got all cleaned up and realized there was no need to go to the emergency room, we settled down to enjoy my daughters favorite drink: Lemonade. We had regular lemonade but here is another lemonade that we often make:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Favorites: My 10 Favorite Apps

A screen shot of my phone :-)

Open letter to my children: In your life you will have to make many difficult decisions. Most of these decisions I will not be able to help you with, as you will have to decide on your own. 
The only decision I can help you with is iPhone or Android? And the answer is and will always be IPHONE!

I'm just kidding! But I do have an iPhone and this week I would like to share with you all my favorite non-gaming apps. So let's get to it:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Do my kids really need to learn about God?

While lying next to my daughter the other night, she asked all sorts of questions about God. The one that really got me was “Will God help me if I ever need him?” I had to hold back from crying because I knew it would confuse her. After assuring her that God would always be there for her, she fell asleep…. and I laid there, wide awake, wondering if what I just said was even true and if I should have told her that.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Yes! Beach Weather!

Well, we did get in some beach time - it was a little chilly but we still had fun!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Fun Bucket List - Free Printable

2 years ago, I started making monthly activity calendars for the kids as a way to ensure we had some sort of fun family activity every day. They loved it, as soon as I’d get home from work every day they would ask me “what are we doing today?” and we’d walk over to the refrigerator (where the paper was posted) and I’d read today the day’s activity. It could be anything: movie night, play dough, color, etc.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Supper Sunday


I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. We aren't doing much this weekend - just relaxing and playing outside (it's still a little cold but the kids don't seem to mind).  I just bought some sunflower seeds so we are going to plant those today. I also want to plant carrots since we use so many of them for our juices. More on that in a later post.
As for dinner, I am most looking forward to the Baby Back Ribs. It seems like anytime I make something covered in BBQ sauce, it's a big hit with the whole family. I find myself wanting to put bbq sauce on everything, in hopes that the kids will eat it lol.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Favorites - Movies

Today is a gloomy, rainy day - perfect for a Movie Night at home. I prefer watching movies at home, rather than at the theater: At home we have ultra comfy seats, we can drink whatever we want, and we can have as much popcorn & ice cream as can possibly consume! 

Here are some of our favorite movies:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

101 in 1001

One thing that I do to keep focused on things important to me is to make challenges for myself. Earlier this year I discovered the website Day Zero and absolutely fell in love with the 101 in 1001 idea.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Wishing for Summer

We just had two lovely summer-ish days recently. Makes me think back to all the fun we had last year.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Cleaning - Free Printable!

As a working mom, I really don't have enough time to do all the spring cleaning in one or two days. It usually takes me a week to get everything done. I have a list for each room then my little helpers and I tackle one room until everything on our list is checked off. After we are done with a room, it's time for a snack (this part has nothing to do with spring cleaning but it is crucial in our family). 

Today I am going to share with you my spring cleaning list....

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Supper Sunday

Supper Sunday

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. This weekend is another busy one for us: Saturday was filled with the kids sports and classmates birthday parties, today we are going to Wrestlemaina! I don't know who is more excited, me or the kids.
Lately hubs and I have been juicing. I never thought I'd love juice this much! I guess I never drank fruit drink from the store because it's packed with so much sugar. But making our own healthy juice is the best - even the kids like it.  And it really is so simple: just grab a bunch of veggies, a piece of fruit (to get some natural sugars) and your done!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Favorites - Bath & Body

TGIF! Another week as gone by so quickly. I feel like I haven't gotten to do any "me time" things.

Here are some of my favorite bath & body products. Hopefully I will get to indulge in all of them sometime this weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party!!!

I am so excited to join the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party! Being that my blog is brand new, I have only seen UBP from a readers point of view but this year I’m joining in on the fun!

For those of you who don’t know me (and I know that is A LOT of people lol!), my name is Ellie, I’m The 30ish Mom. I am a married mother of two children. When I’m not working, attending school functions, or driving someone to a game or meeting, you can find me reading on some sort of electronic device. It’s hard not to get lost in all my responsibilities; I try to make time doing something I enjoy that’s just for me. This blog is one of them!

My posts usually consist of meal plans, hot topics relating to women/parenting/marriage, DIY, sometimes just plain funny (like Why is Mom Always in the Bathroom?), and pretty much anything that has been helpful in my everyday life.

I am ALWAYS doing something online - find me on Google +, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

See you next time!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Favorite Passtime

My daughter playing her favorite game in her "most favorite place ever" - Chucke Cheese.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fools Date Night


Yesterday I surprised the hubs but not with a prank, but with a special date night. I worked in the April Fools theme into it a little. I made and printed this out on postcard paper: