Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY Wooden Pedestal Bowls

Oh. My. Goodness.  When I saw this idea over at The Crafting Chicks...I immediately fell in love.  I am headed out now to scour the Goodwill's in my neighborhood for wooden bowls.  LOVE it!!! Click HERE for step by step details.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Staycation '11.

I don't mean to brag BUT....Joe and I have really fun friends.  Really Really fun friends.  Which is why...when a couple of our favorite family friends asked us to do a staycation over Labor Day weekend....we just HAD to say YES.  We knew we were in for a treat!  

World English Dictionary
staycation or stacation  (steɪˈkeɪʃən) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
— n
informal  a holiday in which leisure activities are pursued whilestaying at one's own home

Lucky for us....THE ARIZONA GRAND RESORT was running some sweet deals and we drove 10 minutes and were in a paradise heaven for the rest of the weekend.

The highlight was the resort's Oasis water park. SO. much. FUN!

Joe may or may not have peed a little going down that steep slide.

We ate dinner at Rustler's Rooste.  The kids had a blast there! {And who wouldn't at a restaurant that serves complimentary COTTON CANDY for dessert!}

The boy crew.

Joe got in some daddy daughter dancing time...

London was in HEAVEN hanging out with her bestie Jane....

And we laughed and laughed...ate and ate....and laughed some more!  Thanks Montgomery's and Buchanans for a FUN FILLED weekend!  Staycations are the way to go!!!

Adult only dinner at Aunt Chiladas.  Mmmmm.  Thanks Montgomery kids for bbsitting! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st.

Image found HERE.

It's Sept. 1st!  It's Sept. 1st!  Although I'd like to officially announce that it's FALL now....we here in AZ still have at least a good month and a half left of this dreaded summer heat.  But it's Sept. 1st! and that gives us hope that it's {almost} here!  Fall is hands down my favorite season. Why you ask?  I'll give you just a sampling of why:

Pumpkin bagels are now in store at Einsteins.  Yum-My! If you 'like' them on FB you can get a coupon right now for a free one with purchase of drink.  Totally worth it.  LOVE pumpkin flavor anything!

I can officially break out my Gold Canyon 'Mulled Harvest' candles.  MMmmmmm.  Hands down best candles ever!  If you've never heard of HERE and TRUST ME!

Halloween of course!  Grant was Michael Jackson last year.  Best. Costume choice.  Ever! I've always loved Halloween....but once I threw kids into the mix of's became a whole new level of fun!

Gilbert Mother Nature farm 2010

LOVE our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  If you are around the area and have little kids THIS is the patch to go to. Cheap AND fun.  Plus....pumpkins are included with price of admission!

Another reason I love fall?  The fact that it gets DARK super early.  Which means...I can trick my kids into going to bed sometimes at 6ish.  Instead of 7ish.  Because at our house...DARK translates to LATE.  And I LOVE it!

Pumpkin baking.  I've got a LOT of fun pumpkin flavored recipes to share this fall!

And last but certainly not least...

Disneyland in October.  My most favorite time to go!!! Can't wait!