Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. 

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

I've been stressed this week with school starting soon. Then I've got Mica's parties; his birthday is on August 10.

I've been listening to mellow music this week. I'm trying to listen and get brain thinking projects done at the same time.

Jack Vanzet calls himself Thrupence. He's a 22 year old designer, music producer and visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. All the images in his videos are his own artwork. Usually I'm pretty picky about mixes. This guy seems pretty consistent and good.

Here's the first one is called Etheral Dreams.

Stop Using Logic

Check out Thrupence on Bandcamp.
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Check out Jack Vanzet's website.
Check out Jack Vanzet's blog.

Friday, August 2, 2013

My Hair

Isaak wanted to "Do Mom's hair." He had the mirror, bush, comb, spray bottle and a hair thing out in the living room. He was all smiley. So eager to do my hair.

Mica came walking out into the room and Isaak said, "Whatever you do, don't brush Mom's hair! You don't know what you are doing."

I have to say that Isaak's much more gentle with, "Doing Mom's hair." than Mica is.

Isaak just doesn't know when to stop with the squirt bottle. I had water dripping from my head. He sprays super close to my head.

Afterwards I feel a little like I've been to the swimming pool; instead of getting my hair done.

Regardless it makes Isaak happy, which makes me happy.

Mica thought my hair needed bows, lots of bows.

The next night Isaak wanted to, "Do Dad's hair." He really wanted to cut it. He even drew a line with his finger as to where he'd cut it off. We of course wouldn't let him cut it.

WEXY Lunch and Munch Bags Review

I have the wonderful chance to tell you about a product that I had previously never heard of before. I love learning about newish products on the market.

We use a lot of cloth sandwich bags in our house. Most of the time I try and use the fabric ones. We just wash them, and use them again.

At school they always want throw away lunches for field trips. With camp I tried to make things disposable as well.

WEXY Lunch and Munch Bags are snack bags that are:
  • Biodegradable
  • Disposable
  • Recylable
  • Reusable
  • Eco-Friendly
  • BPA Free
  • Meet FDA Standards
  • Made in the USA
 I feel much better sending my kids to school with WEXY bags in their lunch! What's great is that they can throw them away, or bring them home to get washed and used again.

There are 28 bags total. Each bag has a monster on it. The monsters have names. 

Meet Scout the Soccer Player, Sammy the Surfer and Bailey the Bubble Maker. There's also a red one that is called Dusty the Diver.

Sammy the Surfer is Isaak's favorite!

WEXY Lunch and Munch Bags are 5"x6". It's a perfect size for fruits, veggies, or any other snack. They were created here in the US by two Moms. Carie and Tracey believe in having a healthy lifestyle. They wanted something snack wise that their kids could take to camp, play dates, and more. WEXY doesn't have all the worries that other plastic bags have connected to them.

Where to Buy it?

You can buy it straight from WEXY on sale for $3.99.
Amazon sells them for $5.99.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What Annoys You as a Parent?

I dislike shoes laying in the middle of the floor, and dishes left laying about.

Daddy dislikes umbrellas. For some reason he says they are for girls. He dislikes them because they break so easily, and they become weapons to our boys. They don't bother me too much.

By the way the Hatley umbrella is awesome! Mica's had it for awhile now. It's sturdy! The Kidorable umbrella that Isaak has broke the moment he opened it. He didn't even treat it like a weapon yet. I can tell it's not made to hold up. I love their raincoats though!

What do you dislike as a parent? Is it a certain toy, or some kind of item that they have?


Last week we decided to pack up some sandwiches, water, chairs and cards to head out to see Jazz on the Green.

There was a guy there making balloon animals and things for free. We just donated some money.

Isaak got a dog.

Which popped right away. Luckily the gentleman said he'd make Isaak a new one. He finished making balloon animals for the children he was making them for, and forgot about Isaak's. Isaak smiley face went to a frown right away. I tracked him down, and he made the dog again.

Mica got a sward.

Good Things:
  • We got to spend time with one another.
  • It was fun overall.
  • The kids loved the balloon animals.
  • We got out of the house.
  • The music was great to listen to.


  • It started to rain after 1/2 the show was over. 
  • Daddy made the sandwiches; the boys didn't like them. I thought it was good.
  • We played Old Maid, which was fun, but somehow some cards were missing [Isaak].
  • A lady was behind us. She didn't have any lower part of her legs and she had a deformed hand. We moved for them, so she could get in and out easier. Well she was plastered drunk, kind of loud. The lady with her was wearing a dress that kept going in her wedge butt crack. She kept bending over, so it was right there, very noticeable. They kept bothering the balloon guy. Tried to make him feel guilty about not making them balloon characters that they wanted. I wanted to say, "How old are you?" They kept leaving to smoke. Yes I felt sorry for the one lady, and her disabilities. Regardless, I was annoyed with their behavior big time.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WW: Transformation {Linky}

Daddy found Caterpillar eggs on a Milkweed plant. The eggs started in a cup, then we moved them to a small mason jar, then a bigger mason jar. Daddy kept them Milkweed leaves. We have tadpoles to, but they don't change as fast as the caterpillars did.

Soon after they hatched.

One week later. They kept eating and pooping none stop it seemed.

This is when their jar was getting cleaned out a week later. The next day they started twitching and turned black.

Daddy got a video of one making a chrysalis.

Here's the skin they shed on the bottom of the jar.

 Here's they are in their chrysalis state. They look like peppers hanging to me; with pretty gold leaf beads around them.

Five days past and now you can see their wings through their chrysalis.

Here are the Now they are Monarch Butterflies. We let them go soon after they came out from their hiding place.

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Monday, July 29, 2013


I sinned and got doughnuts this weekend.

I found peach doughnuts in the store. Have you ever heard of them?

I've never seen them before. I mean I've seen peaches, but not doughnut peaches. They are flat and round like a doughnut. Once I got those I asked Isaak (who was with me), "Should we get doughnuts to go with these doughnut peaches?" He of course answered, "Yes!"

We had doughnuts, doughnut peaches, spinach leaves and a smoothie. The smoothie had 1/4 cup freshly ground golden flax seed, 1/4 cup hemp seeds, 4 frozen bananas, a handful of spinach leaves, 2 scoops of protein powder and almond milk. You can't even taste the spinach, flax seed, or hemp seeds in the smoothie.

I love smoothies! I think I'm the only one. The boys would rather drink juice. Do you like smoothies?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Back to School

Have you gotten any back to school things? 

This weekend I looked on the school's site, I looked on the district's site and there was no list. I called a few place and they both said there is back to school lists up. We ventured out.

There were lists, but not our school's list.

Back home we went. I looked online once again. I googled the school's name, back to school supplies. Finally a list popped up. I went to the store after the boys were in bed, and got everything. Luckily last year I bought some stuff on clearance.

Including Skullcandy backpacks that are originally $45 each, marked down to $10 each. If you can wait for things to go on clearance do so!

The boys wanted identical backpacks, so I got a Spider-Man patch for Isaak's and a Superman patch for Mica's.

Cicada Killer

We were outside a store, and Isaak pointed this out to me:

At first I did not know what I was looking at. It was a Cicada killer also known as a Sphecius speciosus. It's a wasp.

Have you ever seen one before?


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