Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Yeah, I know that got your attention.  I'm sorry it was misleading...kind of.

(The one in front with its back to you is Ivory, the one facing right in the back is Bianca, and the one under Ramie (the mama) is Topaz.  That is also the order in which they were born).

Our goat had triplets Sunday night.

They are all girls.

Babies are cute even if they are animals.

Until next time...


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

no comments for the giveaway? giveaway reminder!

 pink chevron twirly skirt spring summer girls size 4T-7 ~ TWO AVAILABLE

Ok, this is really odd.

Does no one want a skirt for free?  Totally free?

Or maybe you just missed my post on the giveaway?

I'm having a giveaway here from my etsy shop.

Any toddler/little girl skirt that is listed in my shop. 

The giveaway will end March 1st (this Saturday).

All you have to do is go check out my etsy shop (LotsaBlessings), then comment on the giveaway post (here) saying which skirt you would pick.  Of course make sure I can contact you with either your posting name or your email in the comments.

It's so easy!!!!

Until next time...


Saturday, February 22, 2014


Our baby is two...well, there is another baby coming along, but for now the youngest child in our house turned two today.

She had a pink birthday; strawberry cake (find the recipe here), strawberry soda, and strawberry ice cream.  She got two balls, two stuffed puppies, and a stuffed purple gorilla.  She has had a happy birthday so far.

 I also made her a new birthday skirt.

Until next time...


Thursday, February 20, 2014

skirt giveaway!

 How about a giveaway?  Yeah? 

 (I actually have plenty of this blue daisy print left if you would like one made from it).

Your choice of a toddler or little girl size skirt from my etsy shop: LotsaBlessings

Enter by visiting my shop and coming back here to leave a comment on which skirt you would like to win.

It's that simple!  Just one comment and you're entered!

Make sure that I can contact you either through your name or by leaving your email on the comment.

(Please be aware that the giveaway is for toddler or little girl size ONLY).

Giveaway will last through March 1st.  Spread the word!!

Until next time...


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

another teen!

Today we officially have 3 teens in the house...and the third one is a boy!  Yikes!  How did that happen?

He chose a snickers cake; a new recipe that we found.  His oldest sister generously made it for him.  She tweaked the recipe a little...she said it didn't call for enough chocolate chips and peanuts so she doubled up on that.  It was pretty yummy.  (And really rich; we made a 9x13 pan and it was plenty for our large family).

If you're interested, the recipe is here.

He enjoys Legos and one of his favorites is Chima; this particular thing is a game.  He also got a throwing knife set and a new bike helmet.  Plus money of course. :)

He has really grown in the past year.  His youngest brother and sister adore him and always clamor to sit on his lap or be held by him.   He is such a blessing to all of us.

Until next time...


Friday, February 14, 2014

love or Valentine's Day isn't just for sweethearts

This year, we made the grandparents some Valentines and sent them along with a little wooden box that the children made (they all made one and we chose 5 to send), plus some chocolates.  After all, Valentine's Day just isn't complete without some chocolate!

My mom sent me a pic of hers that she got today.  The postal service had great timing in this instance. :)

Then I told my hubby that his girls needed a box of chocolate from their daddy first, before they got one from some guy.  So he made a quick last minute run to the store and got them their very own box of chocolates.  :)  BTW...I wasn't left out; he got me one yesterday AND today. :)

Oh and our oldest (third pic) really did like them...I just snapped the button at the wrong time and didn't notice until now.  But I assure you - she loved it. :)

Until next time...


it's all about love

 How was your Valentine's Day?  We celebrated from breakfast to nighttime.
We started with a yummy breakfast that we usually don't indulge in: stuffed French toast with strawberry syrup and cool whip.  The stuffing was cream cheese and the strawberry syrup was homemade.  Yum!!

And after breakfast the plates looked like this:




 Oh yeah, the main dinner meal: garlic bread and lasagna


Instead of using traditional lasagna noodles, I used egg noodles.  I usually make crock-pot lasagna and use those, but today I didn't.  We love them anyway. :)

We had several of these balloons hanging almost everywhere, but I didn't want to fill the post up with decorations. :)

Let's get this party started!  lol  Some of my little sweethearts. :)

Our youngest sweetheart (so far). :)

Until next time...


Thursday, February 13, 2014

February snow - just in time for Valentine's Day

The kids have lots of room and snow to play with.

Sister was kind enough to bring out some hot chocolate for the victim.


Until next time...


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

homeschool conference in my town!!

Until next time... JenT

Valentine's skirt special on my etsy shop

 Some of you may not know that I have an etsy shop.  I only have a few things on there, but I am trying to sell what I do have.  I have some really cute little skirts for little girls.  I hope to branch out to older girls in time.

Right now I'm having a Valentine's special - a coupon code to use on my etsy shop for 20% off (see the front page of my shop to get the code)!!  The code is good for the whole week, ending the 15th.  But to get a Valentine's skirt in time for the 14th you really need to order it today, tomorrow before 3 pm at the absolute latest.  (So I can package it and get it to the post office before 4). 

I do have more than just Valentine's skirts and will be adding more soon.  But for a sweet, one of a kind, heart print skirt - order now!!

Go to my etsy shop and check it out.  You'll be glad you did!!

Until next time...