Everything’s better with pumpkin……right?

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Today my 3 year old and I made waffles for … wait for it….”lunch” !!   I am so blessed with one boy that will eat waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack with me.

This time since it is October and all-we added some pumpkin puree, and some cinnamon.

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He loves mixing….just like any other kid – right?  mixing, and mixing,  and more mixing.

I added about a 1/4 to a 1/2 of a cup of the pumpkin puree to my regular waffle mix.

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Then adding 1/4 cup of the mixture to each “section” of the waffle iron.  You will have YUMMY pumpkin spice waffles to devour in no time.

*UPDATE: I had to cook these a little longer than just when the “ready” light popped on.   Then wanted to pull apart.  So I waited just about an extra minute. Then I was able to pop them out with no problem.

How do you use your time wisely?

Now with both boys in school Tuesday through Thursday I need to start thinking about my time management.  I make lists (then mis-place them) I use apps on my phone (then forget which ones I used) so I have been trying really hard to figure out what is going to work just for me.  I know that not everything works for everybody.  So it is going to be just trial and error.  I would love to know what does (and doesn’t) work for you!  Leave me a comment.

 

 

 

 

 

a little overwhelmed…

To say the least I am overwhelmed…School started on the 2nd for my 2nd grader and on September 9th for my Junior preschooler.

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I started a new job August 1st…(very very part time, but still feels *time-consuming for some odd reason.  Motocross is still going, only 2 more races for the Thursday Night Motocross season, and only 1 more race for the season in Albany.

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I have started back up with my couponing..*nothing to extreme* just saving a few dollars on each grocery trip which seems to be ok with me.  I would love to have a little bit of a stockpile though but nothing crazy.

I have been trying my hand at a few apps on my phone….ibotta, favado, checkout 51 and the walmart savings catcher app.   So far they are all similar but offer something slightly different.  On all of them you have to upload your receipts, on ibotta you get your “money back” on gift cards that you can cash out at I believe 10 dollars. On Checkout 51 you have to have a minimum of 20 dollars before you can cash out.  On the walmart savings catcher app they do the work for you—if they find another store that has the item you purchased cheaper than you get the difference.

Just starting back into the couponing thing and adding the apps I am a bit on the overwhelmed side, but I think it will be great for the holiday season coming up.  I know with ibotta you have the option of getting your *money back* in starbucks gift cards, etc.

Well let me know what you think of these apps.  I would love to hear your opinions? or your experiences.

Time flies-if you blink you’ll miss it.

996506_4458920249465_1057415554_nI seriously can’t believe it’s almost been a year since Trenton turned 6…planning his 7th birthday is coming along quite nice actually but thinking about how fast a year goes by these days is just crazy. Seems just like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital, as first time parents, not knowing what to expect…or even what to do for that matter.  Living 2 and a half to three hours away from parents..it was all on us.  I am thankful for a loving husband that provides for us, and believes in us day in and day out.

Fathers Day just came and went and what a great day of celebrating Daddy that was. DSC_0167

with a great race down in Albany…it was our first time there and definitely not our last!

Now it’s on to planning our first summer pool party of the year with our great friends…then 4th of July, then Grandpa’s birthday then #7 for Trenton.  (not to mention repainting garage door, underside of all our eaves, window seals, and ripping out our deck to get ready for NEW windows and NEW siding *woop woop*)

Friday Pinterest Favorites

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This week has been busy getting everything ready for the last week of school, with Father’s Day coming up SOON I figured I would show you my favorite Father’s Day gifts and free printables.

PicMonkey daddy day collage

Isn’t this basket too cute…find it here.

LOVE this from here.

Find this cute idea on her photo blog here.

This printable book idea is just too cute…find it here.

and for those Grandpas in you life…

I don’t know a Grandpa that wouldn’t like this!