Foodie Friday…Cake in a Mug Gifts!


So for today’s blog rewind, I’m going back to a post I did at the beginning the school year as we were trying to thank our kids’ therapists and teachers with a small gift. It was a big hit and I figured it was timely considering it is now the end of the year and the need for teacher gifts is here again. Have a great weekend!

TGIF everybody!

Today’s post is a great recipe and a gift idea! I am not one to reinvent the wheel, so when I come across great ideas I try to use them.  That said, I try to give credit where credit is due.  I came across the following recipe/ gift idea at http://www.dollarstorecrafts.com, which is a very cool website if you’ve never checked it out.  The original address for the project is here if you would like to see the original source.

I was trying to think of an inexpensive but thoughtful way to thank my son’s teacher, classroom aide, and therapists for all of their extra efforts helping him to have a successful transition to kindergarten.  These “cake-in-a-mug” treats were the answer!  I got the mugs at The Dollar Store, cello bags from the baking supply section at Walmart, and printed up the directions at home.  (Note:  This…

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Tricare/Therapy Thursdays- DIY Weighted Lap Bag


Today’s post is another oldie but a goodie from motherofchaos3, my super crafty blog coauthor. Here’s yet another example of her resourcefulness and creativity. Hope you’re having a great vacation, friend! Have a good day everyone, one more to go until TGIF!

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Several times we have tried to use a weight lap bag or vest for Bug. Typically his teacher tells us its a distraction for fun time and plays with them more than it is helpful. But that is not the case for every child.

A weight lap bag can provide a grounding of sorts for the child. I have often heard Bug has a hard time with spacial awareness. He just isn’t quite sure where his little body is in reference to the world around him. He is everywhere! Upside down, right side up, hands in his mouth, head buried in a couch cushion and the list can go on. He often reminds me of a rubix cube someone is working to solve that is getting all twisted around. He just doesn’t understand where his body stops and the world begins. Having a weighted blanket, lap bag or vest can…

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Wordy Wednesday- Army Acronym with Most Meanings


So today’s Wordy Wednesday is another blast from the past…the army acronym with the most meanings 🙂 Whether your new to the army life or a veteran with years behind you, there is always a new acronym. Turns out this one has the most meanings out there. Check out this post from motherofchaos3

Holy Moses! So I was trying to think of a word for today and seriously stuck. I think I know what so many mean I over look that so many people don’t and just assume. So many times I have heard Hubs talk about how the Army has an acronym for everything from AAAA to ZULU. I don’t know what was more annoying; an acronym for a single letter Alpha (A) or an acronym that has 18 different meanings. So I decided to do a little investigating and see what all acronyms the Army does use. And then I ran across the mother of all acronyms.

longest Army acrynom

I was totally laughing at myself when I was researching this. Who else would spend time looking for the acronym with the most meanings? This girl! I’ve got one kid down for a nap, one getting his medical treatment and the oldest two playing…

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Tip{py} Tuesday…Wedding invitation shadow box


So, life happens. My wonderful blog co-author, motherofchaos3, is on a trip abroad for a wedding (while in the midst of a PCS move, I might add), and I am in the throes of the first week of summer vacation with my two kiddos. We don’t want to take the week off, per se, but want to revisit some of our more popular posts from the past. So, today’s Tip{py} Tuesday is a repost…and one close to my heart ❤ Have a great day!

Next summer hubby and I will be celebrating our eighth wedding anniversary.  Hard to believe, it’s gone pretty fast!  So fast, that there are certain projects that I have been meaning to do that I feel I can no longer put off.  One example?  Doing something cool with one of our wedding invitations.  This has been on my list for years, and over the weekend I finally checked it off.

I started with a shadow box that I found at our local Goodwill store for just under five bucks.

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Once I saw that it could be opened by unscrewing several screws holding the frame together, my brain started cooking up some ideas of how to turn it into a new home for one of our wedding invitations.

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I had a rough idea in my head of what I wanted to include in the shadow box.  Basically, one of our invitations…

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