Friday, October 6, 2017

Come to Collect

Who is ready to practice some math skills!!



Using a deck of cards, players practice their addition and subtraction skills while flicking cards. When two cards land face up, the player who's the first to respond with the correct answer collects the cards. Whoever ends up collecting all of the cards will be declared the winner!

What You Need:

-Deck of playing cards
-Scratch paper
-Pencil
-2 Players

What You Do:

1. Shuffle the deck of cards and distribute them evenly among the 2 players.
2. Announce that face cards count as 10, and aces are 1.
3. Before flipping a card, the players should decide if the operation they'll perform will be addition or subtraction. 
4. Then, they flick a card out in front of them. If it lands face down, he should continue to flick cards until one lands face up. Then the next player flicks cards until a second card is face up.
Once two cards land face up, the first player to solve the equation and give the correct answer aloud wins the cards on the ground.
5. The player who ends up accumulating all of the cards is the winner!

Variation: For a more advanced version of this game, try multiplying the cards.

Thanks to Shannon from Education.com for this fun and learning card game. 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday FunDay!!!

Started something new this weekend.  I am going to make my Sunday's meal prep day.  WOW does that every take a lot of work.  So all the fruit and veggies are washed and prepped. I found out that when I started and planned the meals we had no Chicken so I had to switch it up a little.

  1. Breakfast Bowls - roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese. Make ahead Breakfast Bowls.  Thanks to thirty handmade days
  2. Taco Lunch Bowls - Ground Beef, Rice and Corn. Lunch Bowls. Thanks sweet peas and saffron
Prepared a bunch of chicken for fajitas, chicken Caesar Salad or  Chicken Avocado Burritos 
It took a better part of the day to complete but I am happy I am learning and ready to embrace this new change in our house.  No more eating out time to eat healthy <3

What are some of your tips and tricks for meal planning and prep?

Happiness Challenge
  1. Saturday we had to put fresh flowers on the table. Love that the hubby and little miss always pick me up some flowers on trips to Costco.
  2. Sunday was to hug someone you love (tight)!!! Not a shortage of people to hug in our house.  My youngest in taking part in this challenge and when she woke up today the first thing she did was to run and give me the biggest and tightest hug.
De-clutter Challenge
  1. Go through mail pile - so happy that I don't really have a mail pile. I normally open and file pretty darn quick.  One think I do hate is old mail.
  2. Sunday clean off your kitchen table - This is always such a task, right now it is covered with Lego. Time to put that all away too!!
So far I am on top of this all and still need to get through my other 100 days challenge which I was to get into my craft room and do some scrap booking.  I have so many projects that need completing and starting.   I am off to get the baby shower invites put together. Need to be in the mail on Tuesday.


Friday, August 4, 2017

TGIF

I have committed to doing a few challenges for the month of August....cause I am not quite busy enough with work and the start of getting ready to head back to school.  

Happiness Challenge


  1. No Social Media - this one was a fail. I limited my time of social media but have notice I do love to keep up with everyone.  
  2. Call a Friend....does anyone answer the phone anymore???
  3. Listen to your favorite song - played our wedding song today since our anniversary was last week.  Truly Madly Deeply <3 What is your favorite song?
  4. 15 Minutes of Exercise - well it is raining outside today and if it doesn't stop might have to do a little run on the old treadmill or maybe I will do the stairs at work today.  (who am I kidding I will do squats down the hallway.)
De-Clutter Challenge

  1. Empty Out One Junk Drawer - Love doing thing always ready to find all my misplaced items. 
  2. Purge your closet of the things you no longer wear - I have a very hard time with this one as I might one day wear that.  Only keep the things that spark joy and remember the SOMEDAY never comes. 
  3. Go through your movie collection - This is a great one we have so many movies and with this day and age not sure why we continue to buy since we have Netflix and so many other online companies to watch movies with.  I am trying to minimize the shelf space and not let it look so cluttered now buy placing them into CD sleeves and getting rid of the bulk.
  4. Clean Out TV Stand - Well again it is raining out so what better time to spend cleaning.  Our TV stands are too too bad so this should be quick and easy.
100 Days Craft Challenge

This one is a little different and you just need to get and do stuff you love to craft. I have to say I have not started anything as of yet. But I am starting today!!! I will get my invited printed and start assembling them this weekend for sure.  It is the start of a Long Weekend which means it is probably going to rain all weekend.  So I have a few things to complete and what better time that deary rainy days. 



Monday, July 24, 2017

Rainy Day Blues

It been a long day and the cool temps and rainy weather has made this Monday seem like it will never end.  I have been searching for Baby shower ideas for the past few days and trying to come up with some great games and what to give away as a prize.  

Time to plan the Tea Party for the new little man to be.  Love that my SIL is pretty easy to please.  She gave me the idea she want to go with and now I am able to take it over and run with it.  I have a million ideas and plans and time to get them all on to paper and see what I can come up with.  I am really looking forward to this party and planning as I have never done a baby shower before.

I was not sure if I should just call people or email or what to do....I am going old school and making my own invitations to the special event.  I have over a month to plan and hope to get all my ideas incorporated with out too many issues.

Look forward to sharing along the way some of the ideas and plans.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Schools Out For Summer!!!

I have decided that since school is out I am going to start blogging again; this time, more consistently.

I can't believe that another school year has come and gone and so much happened and my little Miss learned so much this year.  

Look forward to sharing more with you all this time around.  I am so excited to get back to this blog and my crafty side <3