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Return of our Elf on the Shelf Announcement Idea

Posted November 28, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetWe start our Elf on the Shelf on December 1st. That’s when we start our Lego Advent calendars as well. That’s much easier for me to remember. This is our second year of welcoming, Snowflake, to our home. I thought Snowflake would like to send a note announcing her upcoming visit. What fun is it […]

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Back to School is Kicking my Butt!

Posted September 16, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI realized I haven’t written in I don’t know how long, so I thought while I sit here enjoying a Redd’s Apple Ale I would write a little update! So, my son started 5th grade (next year Middle school…Ack!) and my daughter started 1st grade. I am in my last months of being a Cub […]

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Birthday Weekend

Posted August 29, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet So this weekend my son turns 11…holy hell..11 years old!! Time is moving so fast I really hate it sometimes. So often it seems we wish our days away. We want Monday or over, or can’t wait until the weekend, Christmas, vacation, etc. Just got to remember to slow down and enjoy these years. […]

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Posted August 8, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet We had a Cub Scout trip to Squire Boone Caverns (Corydon, IN) for our Webelos II to earn their Geology and Forestry activity pins. This is a very long day! The place is around 2 hours away plus in a time zone an hour ahead of us. The first class started at 10 am […]

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Make Today a LEGO Day With These LEGO Activities

Posted July 15, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet My son loves LEGO’s (adores..obsesses over..those may be better words) He is almost 11 and over the last 8 years has amassed quite a collection of bricks, and still always finds new sets and mini figures he needs. Little sister (age 6) enjoys building with her brother as well. We decided to have a […]

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Visiting Grant’s Farm with The Family

Posted June 30, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI am joining Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week, and sharing about my favorite photo I took in June, which happened to be when we took our family vacation. This past month we went to St. Louis for our vacation. We decided instead of city hopping we would stay in one city and do fun […]

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Tweet*Posts may contain affiliate links or other compensation given, but honest opinions are always giving. I was given this opportunity as a member of US Family Guide. We took a road trip today to celebrate being done with school and scouts for the school year! It has been a super crazy busy year. We are […]

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Easter Ideas for the Family

Posted April 14, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI always have these great big plans (in my head) for each holiday, and every time it seems to sneak up on me! I end up spending all this time searching for ideas that I don’t have much left for the actually doing part. I thought why not put some of the things I have […]

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Adding to our Furry Family through Pet Adoption

Posted March 23, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetA few days before Christmas our 16 year old cat, Gabby’s health deterioted to the point that we had to make the heart breaking decision to have him put to sleep.  After consulting the vet it was the only choice as he was doing so poorly, losing weight (even been fed 6 times a day), and […]

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Monster Jam Evansville, IN 2014 #review

Posted January 11, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet  *Tickets were provided to me to attend the event and then to share my honest opinions about it at US Family Guide We went to our first Monster Jam (thank you to US Family Guide for the tickets) in Evansville, IN at the Ford Center last night (January 10, 2014). Our arena is not […]

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