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Monday, April 21, 2014

Make Supper Easy - 3 step Homemade Pizza Roll

PIZZA, PIZZA, PIZZA - We love pizza, but sometimes it gets old having the same ole' pepperoni pizza. Yes, there are other kinds of way to have pizza but when you are the only one in your family of four that eats a different kind of pizza it's best to just order the "regular". Well, I've started getting creative. We have already made Pizza Spaghetti as a new twist on Pizza night and now this lovely yummy Pizza Roll.





The best thing about this is I can make my own and not have to get a whole pizza. This is just the traditional Pepperoni Pizza one but feel free to add what your Favorite Pizza Toppings are!

April Showers, Bring May Flowers - My Craftily Ever After April Post

my craftily ever after

April Showers, Bring May Flowers, and these flower pots will have your flowers looking gorgeous. Our Flower pots are featured over at MyCraftilyEverAfter.com for the April Craft. My children loved spending the day outside, enjoying the wonderful warm, beautiful sunny weather. It also made their day that we were going to be painting and doing such a fun craft! 

This craft is also great for you to make for Mothers Day which is coming up May 11th, 2014! 
Monday, April 14, 2014

30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 14 - Describe 5 weaknesses and strengths you have.

List 5 Weaknesses and 5 Strengths

1. My childrens smiles... usually they can get me to give them anything they want or out of trouble with their smiles. My daughter has learned this trick and thinks if she funny she can get away with whatever it may be. It's hard to punish your children when they do things that you would do or act a certain way you would. 
2. I like to do everything on my own - I don't want people to help me or do things because they aren't going to do it "my way". Now, I am in no way saying my way is the I really need to learn to delegate more things, I am sure I would get more done. 
3. I am very opinionated, that has its good and bad qualities but it is sometimes a weakness I have because I just speak the truth, whatever the truth may be, even if it isn't like. I don't feel the need to lie or "sugar coat" anything. 
Sunday, April 13, 2014

30 Things Your Kids Should Know About You - Day 13 - What's the Hardest Part of Growing Up

The hardest part of growing up is growing up. With "growing up" comes responsibilities, money, bills, homes, cars, children, insurances, 401K's, etc. All of that stuff makes growing up hard by itself, and those things aren't just what makes growing up hard. What makes it hard is the reality check you get once you become a adult. 
     As children everything is so simple and life is made to be easy. When we become teenagers are life is all about our friends, extra curricular activities, and who is hanging out with who. Some are prepared for life by having to have jobs and pay for their car insurance or cell phone bill, but for those of use who aren't, life really smacks us in the face. 
     I want to teach my children all about what life really is about when they become teenagers not just the fun part of life and all the joys, even those are just as important! I did take LMS {Life Management Skills} It was a requirement in high school but it didn't make it seem real. Even though we were taught important things like writing a check, it was drilled into us that in order to cover that check you have to work hard to make money, even though that is a given, high schools don't understand the value of a dollar. 

I had to grow up very fast by getting pregnant at 17 and having my son 5 days after I graduated high school. I though I was "grown" and ready for life. However we never are at that age. 

What would you say the hardest thing about growing up is?
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cafe Du Monde - New Orleans


Whenever I hear those words Cafe' Du Monde, I immediately get hungry and want Beignets, good thing I know how to make them.  I was immediately excited to take my son here when I found out this was a stop on his field trip day in New Orleans. I wasn't sure if he would try Beignets because he is such a picky eater but he did and he loved it. If you have never had a beignet, it is really hard to describe the yummy goodness of these but just look at them and I am sure you can imagine.


Audubon Zoo - New Orleans, La



 I always love a trip to the zoo and the last time I went to this zoo I was in elementary school too. I don't remember much from it, I'm sure there are pictures somewhere but I was very excited to experience with my son and his peers. His gifted program called Project Jubilee does a special field trip every year and this year it was to New Orleans for the day to The Audubon Zoo, To the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium , and to Cafe' Du Monde for the day! What a treat that was!