Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favs 2011 Part 2

Books - Here is a list of all the books I read this year with stars by my favorites and BC by my book club books
  1. Giving It All Away: The Doris Buffet Story BC
  2. Breathe by Keri Wyatt BC
  3. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp**
  4. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
  5. A Pig in Provence by Georgeanne Brennan
  6. Leaving by Karen Kingsbury**
  7. One Thousand White Women BC
  8. The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory*
  9. Uniting Church & Home by Eric Wallace
  10. Dressing Your Truth by Carol Tuttle **
  11. For the Family's Sake by Susan Schaeffer *
  12. The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski
  13. The Maze Runner by James Dashner*
  14. Honey for a Child's Heart by Glady Hunt
  15. What Women Fear by Angie Smith **
Not my longest book list ever but better than nothing ... right? :)

Blogs - blogs I visited most often (not awesome ones I want you to think I read;)

Websites - once again websites I visited most often

YouTube Channels - yes I have youtube channels I subscribe to. they are not life changing. just my own fun interest. if the boys are watching a cartoon, I have my own viewing time.

TV Shows - we have not had cable our whole 8 years of marriage. We decided this year for various reasons that we would start having cable yearly Nov. 1 - March 31. So I am new to TV. but here's what I got into this Fall 2011 -

Wizard's of Waverly Place
Shake It Up
Jerseylicious (comes on Style -not Jersey Shore which comes on MTV)
Giada at Home
The Rachel Ray Show
The Martha Stewart Show
Tori & Dean
Quints by Surprise

Movies -

Harry Potter 7: Part 2****** we seen this in the theater and I loved it! My #1 movie of the year!
The Dilemma
X-Men First Class

I have not seen Sherlock Holmes 2 but I'm sure it would be on my list!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favs 2011 Part 1

I've been seeing tons of videos and blog posts on "end of year reviews". I thought it would be fun to do some myself. Don't worry - I know I'm flaky with my blog so I already wrote all my posts and they are set up to post everyday the rest of the year! YaY! :D

MY 2011 Favorites Part 1

Girl Stuff- Due to something that happened last year, this year I renewed myself. I certainly didn't want to be self centered but children & hubbies alike enjoy you the most when you put the me in Mommy. (i heard that somewhere) So I spent some of this year remembering myself and "rediscovering" me. My husband has enjoyed this greatly. ;) anyhow I have always loved "girl" products. I just do. I can't help myself. When I was in high school I think 50% of my money earned went to beauty. The smell of a nail salon soothed my weary teenage soul! While it wouldn't be wise use of our money to do most of what I did as a teenager, I did use coupons and rewards to stock up my lonely beauty supply. Pictured here are my favorite finds of the year. Most of these I've used since Feb. If any look unused it's because I've bought another of it.
  • Ulta Professional foundation brush
  • Ulta medium powder brush
  • Ulta smudge brush
  • Victoria's Secret kabuki brush
  • Victoria's Secret bronzing powder (sun goddess)
  • Ulta lipsticks 134 & 138
  • Lady Speedstick Stainguard (daringly fresh) ~ I've used this brand since middle school
  • OPI mermaid tears ~ most used, most complimented nail polish I've ever had
  • Juicy Couture ~ I got this bottle for Christmas 2 years ago and I just finished it last month
  • Physicians Formula smoky hazel eyes
  • Almay bright eyes - i've gone through tons of these (um ok 2, but that's a lot!)
  • Mary Kay eyeliner bronze
  • Almay smart shade smart balance 100 - my favorite foundation of all time

so now the homeschooling world knows (or at least those that subscribe to my blog LoL) - it's true - I love girl products!!

In the Kitchen-
I've had these babies for 3 years now! They are called spoonulas (in case you didn't know) and I've found it to be completely true! They do work as a spoon and a spatula. In fact, I do not own any spoons (cooking) or spatulas! I just have these and I love them! I've use these things for everything - they've frosted every single cake made in the past 3 years, stirred countless soups, stews, sauteed countless veggies, and so and so on, you get it!

In the Mommy World - I became an Amazon Mom. This is probably my favorite "mom" find of the year. Where I moved to is 30 minutes from "town" and there is not a nearby BJs. So I found Amazon Mom. I love it. I subscribed to Pampers Cruisers and Babyganics wipes. The diapers come once a month and last 5 weeks. The diapers come once every other month and last exactly until the next shipment. When your an amazon mom and you subscribe these products become $37.75/160 diapers and $15.19/400 organic wipes! They are affordable, I'm never out, and I never have to remember any while in the store! I really enjoy my Amazon Mom membership. It's defiantly my best Mommy find of the year! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Raising Rock Stars ~ Week 4 & 5

Week 4:
Letter- I
Number- 4
Sight Word-can

The only picture I could find for this week was this half finished board. I must say ... it looks a little... shabby. Well I'm sure learning and fun were achieved that week. :)

Week 5:
Letter- F
Number- 5
Sight Word-for


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