Sunday, September 29, 2013

Motivate Me Monday #193 {Block Party}

Before we get to the party, I wanted to let you know that I have a GIVEAWAY going on for an Amazon gift card that ends today.

Another quick thing, when I'm not hosting the Block Party I will be have features posted on Friday or Saturday.  To see those, just scroll down a little after the party.

How is everyone doing?  Anyone else really get hit with fall?!  The temperature different between this week and last week was crazy!  We were in the 30s at one point.  How was your week?  We had a fun time going to the Broncos Monday night football game in Denver.  My husband is a huge fan, so for passing his CPA exam in August, I bought us tickets.  It was so much fun.  It was crazy too, so much energy and so many people.  My little baby did so great too, he just hung out and didn't cry at all (well until I went to the bathroom and wasn't holding him).  

Now's it time for the Block Party!!

It's Monday again and that means... It's Time for a Block Party! Link up at one of these great blogs and be seen on all four! Making the World Cuter, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Rae Gun Ramblings and Keeping it Simple
This week's block party is brought to you by Tiffany at Making the World Cuter.

Hello everyone! I hope by now you are all getting ready, or super inspired to do some Halloween projects! I've been working on a bunch, and here are just a few of the past projects I've done to celebrate this most fun time of year!

  • Candy Corn Lollipop Tree
  • Bat Mobile
  • Cheesecloth Ghosts and Paper bag Scarecrows

  • This week’s features are all about decorating for the spookiest of Holidays!

    23 Halloween Decorating Ideas23 Halloween Decorating Ideas

    And be sure to check out these Halloween fun posts from our hosts!

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    Friday, September 27, 2013

    Motivate Me Monday Features

    Now that we have the block party going, we switch who hosts it every week.  It kills me to have people come link up and me not feature them on my blog.  So on Fridays or Saturdays I'm going to do a feature post.  Hopefully now that life is as busy (September was crazy!!), I will be able to do this pretty much every week.  

    Thanks to everyone who linked up this week.  You guys are ah-maz-ing!!  Holy cow, there is so much talent out there.  Here are a few that caught my eye:

    Frankenstein dip by Hungry Happenings 

    Halloween soaps by Posed Perfection 
    Pumpkin Spice Play Dough by While He was Napping 
    Halloween Nutter Butters by Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons
    DIY Halloween marquee letters
    Painted Witch Hat Pillow by Crafting in the Rain
    Witch Hat Pillow by Crafting in the Rain
    Witch Cupcake by This Ole Mom


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    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Ethical Superstore

    Disclosure: This post is written in behalf of Ethical Superstore, all opinions are 100% my own.

    Do you ever do your grocery shopping online?  I do it all the time.  I live in the country and so I can't just run to the store to pick up a can of soup, crackers or peanut butter to make lunch. I just started doing it and I absolutely love it.  It's so nice to grocery shop while I am sitting in my bed watching tv.  It's also great to not have to drag 5 kids around the store to pick up those things that I can just buy online and just go for things like milk, bread and produce.  

    If you live in the UK and like to shop online, then you should look at Ethical Superstore.

    Ethical Superstore
    They have a big selection of organic everyday groceries.  They sell things that are great to stock up on and always have in your pantry.  Things like chocolate, house hold items, crackers, peanut butter and jams, and baby food. 
    Household Chocolate & Sweets Pasta, Rice & Pulses 
    Wine, Beer & Spirits Crispbreads & Crackers Jams & Spreads
    They don't just sale groceries, they also have organic skincare products.  I know that a lot of people don't like to put harsh chemicals into their skin and face so organic is the way to go.  There is a variety of products, like detoxifying kits, toning and cleansing sprays, moisturizers and more.

    Nourish Protect Refreshing Mini-Kit - Orange & Mandarin  Nourish Radiance Purifying Cleanser - Rose - 100ml Faith in Nature 3-in-1 Facial Wipes Green People Neutral 24 Hour Moisturising Cream - Scent Free - 50ml

    Ethical Superstore has a lot of other things too.  From fashion, home and garden, and baby toys to electronics and appliances.  They also offer free shipping to the UK on orders over 50 pounds.   


    Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY

    Disclosure: This post is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.

    It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway and I thought that it would be fun to do one.  So to thank all of my fabulous readers, I thought I would giveaway a $25 Amazon gift card.

    Remember that #6SecondsFlat video that I made for Wendy's flat bread sandwiches?

    There are a ton of fun videos, all you have to do is check out the other fun videos and then enter the giveaway below.

    PomTree Kid Crafts

    I am a member of the Blue Print Social.  This campaign has been compensated.  All opinions are 100% my own.

    I absolutely love to do crafts with my kids.  It seems like lately that is all that I have been doing.  It's one of my passions.  But sometimes it's not the easiest thing to do.  When I have an idea there is usually quite a bit of prep that I need to do.  I have to cut things out, get the supplies all together and by the time I get those things done, they are sometimes "done".  They don't want to do it anymore, or the baby wakes up and I have to feed him.  Sometimes I just want to use a kit that has everything all ready.  So when we are ready to create, they don't have to wait on me and we can just start creating.  PomTree has kits are perfect for just that!   
    pomtree kids play house
    They have little craft kits that have everything you need to create and they don't use glue (woohoo!!).  They also have tubs of stickers and other kinds of fun crafty things.  My daughter and I put together the little market play set.

    pomtree kids play house (2)
    This is how we put it together:
    First we put the walls into the base.  They just "snap" into place.  Even my little girl could do it.
    pomtree kids play house (4)
    Then we put on the roof, awning and the floor.  
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    Then we made the little foam furniture.  Seriously, how cute is that table and chairs?!
    pomtree kids play house (7)
    Then we got to decorate the little market with stickers and foam.  
    pomtree kids play house (8)
    Once we were done, I just let them play.  It was so much fun watching them place.  I wished that I could have video taped it, they were saying the cutest things as they pretended to go shopping.
    pomtree kids play house (11)
    The inside is fun too!  That little couch is my favorite, love the plaid design.  
    pomtree kids play house (13)
    They both had so much fun playing with it and I had fun making it with them.  It was so nice that everything was there and I didn't have to cut or measure anything :).  

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