Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Favorite People, Favorite Things

Last weekend I hosted my second favorite things party.  I hosted my first one in the spring and we had so much fun, my friends requested round two.  At the first party we each brought our favorite desserts and drinks to share.  For the second party, we each brought our favorite dips to share.  

For both parties I printed these cute stickers and put them on colorful gift bags for each lady to take home.  For the first party we each filled out a favorite things questionnaire, but for the second party I created a quiz about each guests favorite things (that didn't necessarily relate to the item they brought).  

Each guest brought 3 items that cost $10 or less.  We took turns sharing our favorite things and drawing three names of ladies that got to take our item home.      

The item that I chose as one of my favorite things was a mason jar tumbler

Here are some of the other great things we exchanged:

Grapefruit facial scrub and Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Maybelline lip gloss

Hand lotion and Witherbee Soap Bar

Ingredients for homemade bread and The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Weird and Wonderful Creations

We were very excited to receive a second Zonderkidz Made By God book.  In the spring, we had the opportunity to review Curious Creatures and loved it.  Weird and Wonderful Creations is also 4 books in 1 that contains a lot of interesting information and over 200 fun facts about Big Bugs, Little Bugs; Spiders, Snakes, Bees and Bats; Sea Creatures; and Poisonous, Smelly and Amazing Plants.

The day Weird and Wonderful Creations arrived, my daughter sat down and was immediately engrossed with it.  She loves reading about these unique creatures and the large, vivid pictures just adds to her enjoyment.  This book is recommended for ages 4-8 but even my two year old enjoys looking at the pictures.  An older child may find it useful for researching information for a school project.  As a parent, I appreciate that the book is a fun read for children while also reminding them that God made each of the fascinating creatures.

We would definitely recommend this book to other families and it would be especially great for children who are already very into nature, insects and animals.

Since this was a book for my daughters, I gave Marlie the opportunity to share a few of her thoughts about the book.  Her favorite creature in the book is the Venus Flytrap and her favorite feature is the action pictures.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween TwentyFourteen!

Happy Halloween from DJ Lance Rock, my sweet strawberry, Rainbow Brite and Anna!

When Marlie was a year old, Bryan was deployed so I made myself this Rainbow Brite costume to dress up with her.  The following year she was obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba so I made her a Foofa costume and Bryan a DJ Lance costume.  Since then, Bryan and I have said that we would wear these costumes until they fall apart.  They are pretty much at that point!  On Halloween night when we take the kids trick-or-treating, other adults get a kick out of our costumes.  It will be sad to retire them because they have been a lot of fun.  We've got a little something up our sleeve for next year though!