Friday, July 19, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. On Tuesday most things went down hill. I can't figure out how to get https off my blog, so it doesn't read as Not Secure.

    I'm writing this on Tuesday, so maybe when this posts on Friday it will work out. Where I have my hosting they say it's blogger, and of course blogger doesn't really have help per say.

  2. My computer crashed. Then it wouldn't see the airport to print, and put my backup files.

  3. My husband has an emergency at work. He'll be putting in extra hours.

  4. The boys won't stop fighting. We said, "No media at all". We'll see how that goes. Travis doesn't remember fighting with his sister, but he was usually outside, and she was usually inside. He doesn't get why the boys fight. I fought with my sisters, and still disagree with them at times.

  5. Mica's birthday is coming up. I don't even know what to get him. He's going to Chicago for school. part of me wanted to just give him money, then it would go to us where the money is coming out of each month. That seems kind of odd. I'm giving you money only to take your money.

    He mentions Lego sets, but I'm not about to spend $330 on this:

    I started thinking...why do Lego sets have to cost so much? I know they have big brands they work with. I know they come up with better instructions than any other building company. When it comes down to it, it's a cheap toy to make. Tiny plastic pieces. Do you think the same way about Lego?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Womens V Neck Shirts Criss Cross Top Review

I hardly wear pink. I always felt like it's a color for little girls. As I age I find that I like it more. Possibly because I'm around boys all the time.

I just got this pink, or what the company Bele Roy calls a champagne colored shirt. 


2 Blacks
2 Wines
Dark Grey
and the Champaign I reviewed

I do like the variety of colors! Maybe they could add teal, yellow, red, red-orange.



The material is super soft, and lightweight. Perfect for hot summer days. It's been around 100 degrees all week. I need to wear something lightweight.

I do like the criss-cross tunic style.

Matchy Matchy!

I don't usually do this, but I picked out this shirt to go with my new shoes. I love the shoes, but what do I wear with them? They have a lot of colors in them. I think pink stands out the most, so the shirt goes well with them. The shirt can be dressed up more by wearing it with a shirt too.

I've been super into patchwork furniture. I think that's what made me like these shoes. If you don't know what patchwork furniture is google "LIAM Patchwork Couch". I love it! It might not be for you. I'm a little color crazy sometimes!


The shirt runs from small to XXL. 

It ran true to size. I have gained some weight from being on meds to help me breathe. I need to loose weight. Living and breathing is important too. Some shirts have been feeling tight. This one doesn't tight. It's loose and cool. Possibly too cool for early spring, and late fall. Perfect for now!


$11.99 to $16.99 on Amazon Prime. That's not bad at all. You can get it here:

What color would you have picked out? 

Disclaimer: I got this product, for a discounted price to help with this review. All opinions are my own. The company did not tell me what to say.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

WW: Fort Snelling #historic @Fort_Snelling #trip #vacation #minnesota

We almost skipped going to the Historic Fort Snelling on our trip to Minnesota. 

Besides my Grandpa that was in the Navy, Travis and my family were never really in the military. It was rated as a great spot to visit in Minnesota. We decided to spend the morning there.

There was a subway that went that direction, but we did have to walk a bit to get to the area where we needed to be. Thankfully Travis had the map up on his phone. Even the security guard didn't know how to get to our destination by walking. Do look at a map on their website if you plan on going.


Adults $12
Seniors and College Students $10
Children 5-17 $6
Children 4 and Under FREE
Native American's FREE
MilitaryVeterans and Family FREE


10-4 Tuesday-Friday
10-5 Saturday and Sunday


They start out by showing you a movie. Native American's lived on the land before the Army built buildings there. For awhile they tried to live in the same space, until a war broke out. The Army killed most of the Dakota and Ojibwe Natives. When Fort Snelling was rebuilt they tried to keep intact what it was like before the Civil War took place. Not to offend anyone, but I'd have to side with the Native American's. I feel for them. Caucasians have taken so much from them.

Fort Snelling:

We had a bit of a walk before getting to the main fort. There were a lot of old doors and windows on buildings.

Outside Fort Snelling there were people planting a 3 Sister Garden: Corn, Squash and Beans. Travis has planted a 3 Sister Garden for about 3 years now. It was a little late in the planting season, so I hope it grows for them.


They had a re-enactment.


Many of the smaller things in the store they dug up from the ground. They did find Chess pieces.

There was a lot of trade, and importing that went on even in those days. Coffee, Tea, Tobacco and more came from different areas.

Animals were killed for their skins. They used the skins to make top hats. The hats were dyed a color. I asked if they used Walnuts to dye them, and the lady there wasn't sure. The animals they usually used were muskrats and beavers.

They were pretty sure they knew where the cash register was based on the fact that there was a lot of coins found in one spot when they were digging. 

Fort Snelling:

 We got to climb up the round building.

 This was out view:


I took a particular interest in the hospital area. There was a lot to see. I have/had 7 nurses in my family.

Hospital beds lined a wall.

Hospital supplies were set out to see.

Do you see the branch? That's willow branch. They used to mix it with hot water, steep it for a willow tea. It was their Aspirin. Travis has made me some for an evening drink. He mixes honey in it to make it taste better. It does have an Aspirin taste.


General's House:

The General had much more than everyone else. A nice house on the bottom, but upstairs wasn't as nice. It was just for sleeping. Fine China was even downstairs. I have to admit I could have cared less about the fancy stuff. I liked the upstairs better.

Outside was a lookout spot:


The kitchen was hot! During those times they didn't have air to circulate. Slaves cooked and cooked, for many people. I loved the kitchen. In some ways I'd like to have it. I bet pizza and breads taste freaking great!

Do you like old things? 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Movie in the Park

The thing I like about Omaha, Nebraska is that it's very family friendly. They offer a lot of workshops, camps, Train Days, and free movies and more during the summer.

Alamo Draft House sponsors free movies at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing on Monday nights. 

We finally went to see Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

I know this is after the fact, but this gives you an idea of what kind of movies they play throughout the spring/summer:

June 10 - The Princess Bride (PG)

June 17 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

June 24 - Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG)

July 1 - Independence Day (PG-13)

July 8 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (PG-13)

July 15 - Up (PG)

July 22 - Back to the Future (PG)

July 29 - Space Jam (PG)

August 5 - Jurassic Park (PG-13)

I would have enjoyed seeing them all. Right now we've only seen Ace Ventura. I'm writing this on July 11th though. I hope to see more. My boys have never seen Space Jam, and I think Isaak would enjoy it! The rest they've seen.

Isaak wrestling with Travis. It's not abuse if they are giggling and asking for it.

Isaak and I twinning. We look a like here. When he is right by Travis he looks like him too.


We were a little nervous about parking. It's mostly metered parking. I was off the day we went. I said, "Let's just go early." We went way too early! We got there, parked in a garage that has 3 hours free parking, and walked over to see that we were the only ones there. 

They don't start the movie until it gets dark, so leaving at 4:30 to go, may have been overkill. 

I was thinking we'd pay for parking. At the end of the night they just let all the cars in the garage go. How nice!

What to Bring:

Chairs, Blankets, Card Games, Books, Bug Spray, Food and Water. They do have some food booths set up.

Mica was excited to read this book. He got it new at a local bookstore with a summer reading library coupon.

They play music, and old cartoons before the show.

Does the town you live in have a free movie night?


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