Emma Evelyn Ivanovsky

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This is the hardest post I will ever have to write. It is only with all your prayers that I can even open the computer to do this today.

My perfect 15 year old daughter Emma, was killed on Monday night in a tractor accident at her great-grandmothers house. She was there helping my husbands aunt who was undergoing surgery and was spending 2 weeks helping take care of the ranch and animals. She was so excited. A few days before she was able to help a miniature donkey deliver her baby and Emma was beside herself with joy.

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I am completely destroyed. My body has been ripped in half and my heart is ripped out. The grief is overwhelming and I feel like I can’t breath. I don’t know how to go on.

Emma is my right hand. She is responsible, loving and super smart. She is kind and has a way with little kids that is a blessing to watch. I could not wait to be a grandmother to her children. She was a mother since the day she was born. Emma has a natural instinct  that many don’t have. She can recognize and anticipate what the needs of others are going to be and especially knows how to perfectly deal with little ones.

Emma is an avid reader and huge fan of Lord of the Rings and even Dr. Who. You would never see Emma without a book and her headphones.

But mostly Emma is just good. She is soooo good. Just a good sweet person. She is the person you want as your friend, your neighbor and on your team. She is so good and so kind.

Although I know I will see her again one day, selfishly as a Mother I want her here with me now. I want to see her children and play with them and be with her and talk to her. I want to hold her and tell her how much I love her and admire here. Tell her how beautiful she is and how I am excited for all the things she has to look forward to.

I really don’t know what to do, or how to even put one foot in front of the other. It seems completely impossible. I don’t know how I can ever be happy again, or enjoy anything. Yes, I realize I have 6 other kids who need me and are struggling as well. It is just so difficult to sort it all out in my head. I keep praying this is a horrible dream and I will wake up to find it is not real.

I am so grateful to the outpouring of love from all of you on Facebook and other messages. Although I have not yet responded, please know that I have read them and am thankful for you. I feel like you are my family event if we have never met.

 

 

 

Sea World on the cheap! How to save some $$ on a fun trip!

We just spent the last 3 days at Sea World, San Antonio. Paul and I don’t get each other anything for Christmas for the most part, we usually buy something for the house and call it our present. This year we wanted to use our Sea World year passes before they expired, and so we counted the hotel cost as our gift to each other.

** Quickly I want to say that in no way was I compensated for this post! We also got NO discounts on anything that I am talking about other than the ones I found myself! I just want to give you guys the information that I have on a fun place to visit! 

If you live within 4 hours of a Sea World, it is worth at some point in your life to get a year pass and try to make it a few times. Locations are:

San Diego, CA

Orlando, FL

San Antonio, TX

There are a few things that you can do to really save some money on your trip. The thing unfortunately that you can not save much money on are the tickets themselves, but I have a few ideas to make it a little less painful!

Buy a year Fun Pass if you are going more than 1 day! Even if you know you are not coming back, 1 day pass is $59, a year pass is $79. If you were going 2 days over a weekend it is till cheaper to get the year pass.

Fun Card – I bought these for the kids and I. The 2012 prices are $59 and $49 for JUST Sea World. Prices for Sea World and Aquatica (the water park) are $89 (adult) and $79 (kids).

Benefits…

  • Purchase your 2012 Fun Card now and get the rest of 2011 for free!
  • Unlimited admission for 2011 and 2012
  • SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica options available
  • No waiting in line for tickets

*Personally I could not imagine going in the summer and not going to the water park. It is a MUST for us. Also, the new one they are building in San Antonio is AMAZING!

Annual Pass– I buy 1 of these for Paul. It is $129. This gets us free parking and 20% off everything in the park. I figure we only need one, and he is the one usually driving. Parking is like $15 so it is worth it.

Benefits…

  • SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica options available
  • Free parking, merchandise and dining discounts, and discounted guest admission with the 1 Year Pass
  • Affordable EZ Pay Passes
  • Access to 10 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks with the Platinum Pass
Also just a few in the park tips:
  • Get to the park when it opens!!! Get in line QUICKLY for the big rides. You will have about 1 1/2 to ride the big rides before the lines are 2 hours long.
  • Make sure to see the main shows first. You will need to be there about 30 min before the show starts to get seats.

Total cost this trip to get into the park: $0

 Once you have tickets, lets talk about food! You can bring SNACKS and a small 12″ cooler in. They will search it. I bring in water for the baby and all the kids no matter their size has a water bottle with water. I always bring, crackers, fruit, cookies, dried fruit, etc. in and have never had them make me take it out.

We leave a cooler in the car with lunch meat and cheese, plus drinks and soda. I REFUSE to pay $10 each person for lunch or a meal. When it is time to eat or everyone is hungry we go out to the car and eat lunch on the tailgate! I figure we save about $70 a day doing that!

In the Park: They have souvenir cups in the park like the one to the left. They are $8.99 to buy for the year and soda or lemonade refills are $.99. I didn’t buy a cup but 2 of my kids did last March and we brought them with us this time to use.

Total cost for us this trip in the park: $13 for 3 days! 

Hotel ~ 

Obviously if you have someone to stay with that is the best route. We don’t. Last time I was able to get a good deal on our hotel through a daily deal site. We need either 2 rooms or a bigger room than most, so this always costs us more than most people. This time I actually used Priceline. I have not used them in a very long time. But between Christmas and New Years it is very slow (unless there is a BIG bowl game) and rooms are cheap. I got a 2 room, 1 king, 2 queen, sleeper sofa deal for only $99 a night at a Holiday Inn Express by Sea World.

I would suggest Travelocity also. I can usually find a good deal there as well. If you know far enough in advance start watching the daily deal sites in the city you are going to and watch for deals on rooms or bed and breakfasts.

ALWAYS make sure to get a hotel that has FREE full breakfast and FREE internet (a must for a blogger)! I don’t want the added expense of paying for breakfast or the hassle of trying to feed kids granola bars in the room :)

Total cost of hotel for 2 nights: $235 with taxes

** I also used Restaurants.com to get 2 different gift vouchers for dinner. I got a $50 one ( to Magic Time Machine) and a $25 one ( to a Sports Bar/Restaurant by the hotel) for only $7!

Because we didn’t have to buy our tickets this time, the entire trip for 3 days with 9 people cost us just under $400. Which I think is pretty dang good!

It’s Shark Week Viewing Game!

You know how crazy we are about Shark Week! It is a family tradition for us, we watch each night and celebrate the week! I really should work for Discovery promoting them…

This week we are playing a game as we watch. I saw a drinking game that you can play while you watch and didn’t really think it would be appropriate for the kids, and not really for us as we don’t drink. However, if you do, just know that it is out there! LOL!

I changed it up a little and created the Shark Week Viewing Game game you see above.

The kids are going to get little bags or containers and as we play if they earn points we are going to use something like beans, or M&M’s as the points. You could also just use an old fashioned pen and paper to keep track!

This is a fun way to spend some time as a family and hang out together!

4th of July Candy Craft Snack – Candy Kabobs


If you want to keep your kids (and husband) busy for a while, you can try this cute candy snack that we make for the 4th of July each year to take with us as we watch the fireworks!

All you need are some lollipop sticks or skewers and soft candy. I used mostly gummy candies. I also tried to just use red, white and blue for the 4th of July to make it festive. It would also be cute to do them to match birthday parties with different colors.

I was able to buy ALL the candy at our local convenience store this year. They carry all kinds of bagged prepackaged gummy candy, salt water taffy, and gummy lifesavers. I placed them all in bowls on the table, gave each child/Dad a lollipop stick and let them at it!

This is the one Paul made, actually one of the 10, he really got into it with the girls! We packaged ours in little gift bags with ribbon tied around the top. The sticks and bags we put them in cost $1.75 each at Walmart. You can find these in the craft section at your local store.

On the ones for the girls we have little necklaces for the 4th to go with them, turned out really cute!

Do you have any cute crafts for the 4th?

Hurricane Preparation Coupons! Be Prepared!

This is my front yard the morning after Hurricane Ike. In the days before we brought in all the plants and kids toys we could. We nailed down everything possible and taped all the windows.

While many people were panicking and spending all their available cash on supplies, we were comforted knowing that we didn’t need to join the rush and that we were well prepared. We ran into Walmart on Thursday evening and were stunned to see the shelves. It was a very errie feeling when your huge supercenter is cleared out COMPLETELY!

Because of couponing and my food storage there was nothing that we needed, save for some fresh fruit and vegetables.

On Friday 2008, everything was closed, the kids were out of school and we just had to sit around and wait. Paul, myself and the DuBois, took the shotgun and hand guns down to the creek to do some shooting and relieve some anxiety! We heard reports on T.V. of all the chaos surrounding the stores closing early and people not having any food or water. I can’t understand not being prepared? Why would you live so day to day that you can’t take care of your family in an emergency with the basics of food, when you have the ability with coupons to do it almost free?

Alright, so are you guys out east ready? What about along the Gulf coast? With hurricane memories still fresh, I have gone through our supplies this past weekend to take a little inventory. If you have a chance you might want to do the same thing.

::Here are a few food and supply items that have coupons to go with them!::

::Bottled Water::
– $0.55/1 Nestle Pure Life Sparkling Exotics Sparkling Water; 8 pk 12 oz; 
– 5% OFF Market Pantry Sparkling Water (Target eCoupon) – (exp 08/01/15)
– $2.00/1 Kirkland Signature Flavored Sparkling Water – Costco Monthly Coupon
– $3.00/1 Brita Water Filter (Target Coupon); Includes 3 pk (exp 07/09/15)
– $0.50/1 AquaBall Naturally Flavored Water Drink; Includes 6 pk Only
– $3.00/1 Bobble Reusable Water Bottle (Zip Code 77477)

::Candles::
– $1.25/2 Glade Jar Candles – 5-3-15 SS (exp 06/14/15)
– $1.00/1 Febreze Candle; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; 
– $1.00/2 Glade Jar Candles
– $0.50/1 Unstopables Candle; Excludes Trial or Travel Size;
– $2.00/2 Air Wick Scented Candles or Wax Melts;

::Cleaning::

– $1.00/2 Clorox Bleach – 5-3-15 SS; Excludes 16 oz (exp 06/30/15)
– $1.00/1 Clorox 2 Product – 5-3-15 SS; Excludes Pen (exp 06/30/15)
– $1.00/2 Clorox Branded Products; Excludes Travel Packs and Sample Size
– $1.00/1 Lysol Power & Free Taptop Multipurpose Cleaner – 5-17-15 RP;  (exp 06/17/15)
– $0.50/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray – 6-7-15 SS; Includes 12.5 oz or Larger Only (exp 07/05/15)
– $0.50/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – 6-7-15 SS; Includes 35 ct or Larger Only (exp 07/05/15)

::Batteries::
– $1.00/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries
– $1.00/1 Duracell Batteries – 5-31-15 PG; Includes Coppertop, Quantum,  (exp 06/30/15)
– $0.50/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlights – 5-31-15 SS (exp 06/27/15)
– $1.50/1 Energizer Ultimate Lithium, Advanced Lithium, Recharge Power Plus, or Recharge Universal Batteries – 5-31-15 SS; Includes AA or AAA, 4 ct or Larger Only (exp 06/27/15)
– $3.00/1 Duracell Alkaline Coppertop Batteries – Costco Monthly Coupon (Valid from 6/11/15); Includes AA or AAA; Limit 10 (exp 07/05/15)

::Supply Kit Items::

Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils

Blankets / Pillows, etc.
Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Special Items – for babies and the elderly
Toiletries / Hygiene items /
Moisture wipes
Flashlight / Batteries
Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Telephones – Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards – Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
Keys
Toys, Books and Games
Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag — insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash (shelters require this)
Thanks to NOAA

Pick Your Own Blueberries in Houston – Pioneer Blueberry Farm

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:: Repost from last year ::

For 20 years we have been going to pick blueberries north of Houston at Pioneer Blueberry Farm. It is a small family farm owned by the Harger family.

Over the past years we got to know Ed, and his dogs and looked forward to seeing them every June for berries.

Sadly, two years ago Ed passed away but his 17 year old granddaughter was there today running everything. She was really cute and fun!

Pioneer Blueberry Farm

When we go picking, we get up early and leave the house as the sun is coming up so that we stay out of the heat of the day. Pioneer opens at 6:30 am. We try and be there by 8am.

This weekend coming up, Father’s Day weekend, should be the height of the season.

The berries are the best you can find, they have 4 different varieties, the smaller ones have the most flavor and the bigger ones that are SUPER juicy!

We pack water bottles, and sunscreen some might want bug spray, but I usually don’t use it. The berries are NOT treated with any pesticides. They have buckets for you.

The first trip of the year I usually don’t have any to freeze, the kids will probably eat them all today and my husband will finish them off tonight! Have you ever changed the diaper of a 2 year old who had eaten 3 lbs of blueberries? Interesting. Very interesting.

When I do freeze the berries, I flash freeze them. Do not wash them first or they will become a mushy mess. Place them on a cookie sheet with sides and freeze them for about an hour, then dump them in ziplock bags and they will not stick together so you can scoop them out.

Andie Picking Blueberries

What I love so much about Pioneer ( I do not like Moorehead!) is that the bushes are smaller and so the kids can pick berries easily. At Moorhead, I found that they were always too picked over and the berries were so far up the bushes that the kids were not able to pick very many. Which means then they complain because they are board. Which means then they bug the crap out of me :)

Pioneer Blueberry Farm

Pioneer Blueberry Farm:
Take 1-45 north almost to Conroe, exit loop 336 south and go right or east at the light. Take 336 east until you come to 105. There is a gas station and McDonalds at the corner. Take a right and go east. At this point set your odometer! Take 105 east for 8.6 miles. You will be looking for a little street sign that says Pioneer Lane. Turn left on Pioneer Lane. Ed Harger’s blueberry farm is about 1.2 miles down on the right side. He is open sunrise to sunset every day. Blueberries are $2.25 a pound this year, he uses no pesticides.

Pioneer Farm Houston

We picked 2 buckets worth in about an hour, each bucket held around 10 pound. I should say *I* picked most of it as the kids ate blueberries and ran around.

I like to set my bucket on the ground and squat down looking up at the branches. I use 2 hands and pull the berries off and drop into the bucket. The bigger ones always seem to be on the underside of the branches in clusters. OR I will prop the bucket in the tree and pull the berries into the bucket that way. It just depends on how full the bushes are.

Pioneer Berries 
2512 Pioneer Lane
Cleveland TX 77328
936-537-0446
Closed Sunday  – Open till the berries are done or July 4th

* Call ahead to make sure they are open for the year!

TruGreen Killed My Lawn

TruGreen Killed my lawn

This is my lawn. Currently it is dead and brown. It is April, it should be coming in beautiful and green for the summer, but TruGreen killed it and now they are not returning phone calls. See how pretty it was? :(

Last fall we started noticing that our lawn was getting more and more weeds and seemed to just not look as nice as it had. I suggested to my husband that maybe we need to have someone else take a look because TruGreen had been servicing it and we never had the same person twice.

Before we were able to do anything TruGreen came out and sprayed the lawn. The next day we noticed it turning brown and within 2 days it was completely brown. In fact, it was so dead you could see where they sprayed it in patterns.

We called to see what they did to it and we were told that the service person who had been out to the house failed to mix the chemicals in the tank and sprayed the lawn with straight ammonia and other chemicals. Our entire lawn was completely dead.

You can see below our backyard where they had sprayed the lawn and it died and where it was dying from their previous “service.” Apparently a LOT of people were calling in that day angry, because every house the tech guy sprayed that day died.

Remember that this is our BACKYARD, that is important…

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A TruGreen person came out and apologized and said not to worry, it looks bad now but the roots are fine and it will grow back next spring. Hang on, so now I have to wait 6 months for my lawn to look good again? This isn’t the north where your lawn is covered by snow all winter, this is Texas where I am going to have to look at dirt for 6 months?

We also still have not had the same person twice come out to your house. It is ALWAYS someone different.

I was really angry, but decided to wait and see what happened. My husband on the other hand was not going to hope that our lawn grew back and continued to call TruGreen to speak with someone about how they were going to fix this. We never were able to get anyone to come out to the house.

In February a tech guy came out and wanted to spray the lawn. He and Paul chatted on the driveway for a while, and Paul had to leave to get the kids from school. I was inside and sat and watched the tech guy from my desk. He started to spray the lawn, and watched Paul leave. Looking over his shoulder the entire time as soon as Paul’s car was out of sight he packed up and left not spraying more then 10 feet into the yard. Didn’t come up the driveway to get by the house and didn’t go in the backyard. I watched him the entire time.

Now completely furious we called TruGreen and demanded a regional manager. No one returned our calls.

I finally took this to the TruGreen Facebook page. Within 2 days a manger called my husband and came out to the house. He apologized and agreed our lawn was in terrible condition and PROMISED TO RE-SOD our yard. He claimed he would call back in a few days. TWO WEEKS LATER he still had not called and no one was returning our calls. I posted on Facebook and again within a day he was calling us….

This time he wasn’t so nice. In fact he was really rude and told my husband that he didn’t like to be held hostage on Facebook. My husband reminded him that he wasn’t being “held hostage” he was being HELD ACCOUNTABLE. Then the manager claimed we didn’t have a BACKYARD policy that we had a front yard only policy. Excuse me? Rewind. Now, after you looked over our entire yard, and had been spraying it for over a year you are going to claim (and have someone change) our policy to a front only so you don’t have to re-sod as much???

REMEMBER the pictures I have of where TruGreen was CLEARLY spraying our backyard?? Now they are lying to us? My husband called back and offered to send them the pictures and they REFUSE to call us back. NOTHING, no word from them in 2 weeks.

What now? Well, I can promise you that I will make it my mission to make sure that NO ONE has to go through what we have with TruGreen and tell everyone I possibly can about our TERRIBLE experience.

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That above is my front yard currently. It used to be beautiful. Pulling in my driveway would take my breath away because of how pretty my yard was. Now it is a mud pile. No thanks to TruGreen :(

 

Make Your Own Scented Wax Cubes {DIY Tutorial}

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 – Pin {DIY Scented Wax Tutorial}

:: My episode aired! I missed it though :( You can see my segment HERE ::

About a year and a half ago I had the chance to do a DIY tutorial for Disney’s LiveWell station, with host Kat Cosley on how to make your own scented wax cubes. We filmed at my house for a few hours and I taught them how I reuse and make my own scented wax for my Scentsy wax warmers.

They were awesome and Kat is SUPER cool and really nice.

I have a TON and really I have a TON of Scentsy warmers, I am not telling you how many because my husband would flip! :) A Scentsy warmer is a name brand wax warmer that basically melts a piece of scented wax using a light bulb, that makes your whole house smell awesome. You can buy cheaper versions of these from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart from $5 – $15. They are really cute, and make nice gifts. I like them because I don’t like having an open flame with a lot of kids running around, and I like the way candles make my house smell good.

After the scented wax has melted and the smell is gone after about 12 hours, you are left with disks of hard wax. You can toss them or you can remelt them and add some more fragrance. This is one way to reuse the wax, I have 2 different methods I taught them.

Scentsy sells the scented wax of course, and you can buy off brands at Walmart, Target and even the Dollar Stores. Personally, I think Scentsy smells the best, but it is pretty expensive.

Scentsy also says that by using any other wax in their warmers you void your warranty on your warmer somewhere in the fine print. Just FYI.

When new, the scented wax comes in little plastic trays and you break them apart and pop them out like you would a ice cube tray. When my trays are done I save them to use as mold to pour more melted wax into.

The first tip is to save your wax when it has lost it’s smell and add more scent to it. I melt the wax either in the microwave or on a warming tray (below) in a bowl and pour it into the saved wax trays. You can get a warming tray by the candles at Walmart for $5. Many places sell scented oil and you only need a few drops. After adding the melted wax to the trays place it in the freezer for a while to harden, then use like you would new wax!

  • Melt the wax
  • Add scent
  • Pour in trays
  • Harden in freezer
  • Use again

reuse scentsy wax for tart burners

The second way I make these is with leftover candles I have OR with new candles I am given that I don’t want to have burning in my house. I get a lot of the Yankee candles and don’t want to light them so I make them into scented wax so I can safely use them.

Again I melt down the wax, either in the microwave (be careful of the metal tab on the bottom of the wick) or on a warming tray until the wax is completely melted. Then I pour them into the trays or into ice cube trays.

Put the trays into the freezer and when they are solid you can pull them out and you have scented wax from your candles that you can use in your warmers! This is the method that I use the most. I have found the Yankee candles when melted down and made into scented wax cubes smell better and the smell lasts longer then the Scentsy scents. But overall it is just safer in my home to not have an open flame.

As much as I love the Scentsy scents and buy them often, I love other candle brands as well that don’t make the scented wax. This is a great way to stretch your budget on the extra things in life by making your own. I would rather spend my money on the darling designs of name brand warmers, then on the scented wax.

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Superbowl Food and Recap! (From Last Year)

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:: This was a post from LAST year, but the tips are helpful anytime! ::

Our superbowl night was a lot of fun! No matter who we have over, family, friends or just us, we always have a lot of food. I love to cook and this gives me an excuse to make a lot of the fun and fattening dishes I have wanted to make for awhile.

As a blogger, I have gotten in the habit of taking pictures of everything before we eat it…. Didn’t happen this time! The only pictures I have are of the mess as I was cleaning up!

I have to tell you a story, but let’s keep it between us.

We had a taco bar for dinner, which included taco shredded chicken and taco seasoned ground beef. I let the ground beef unthaw and cooked 3 pounds of it at the last minute and was going to add it to my warming tray with the chicken and some taquitos. I set the pan on the kitchen island and walked into the other room to get all the paper goods. The baby and I were the only ones home and she was asleep, so when I heard some noise in the kitchen I was a little scared.

I went to the kitchen to check it out, walking quietly and slowly to take a look.  I was SHOCKED, completely SHOCKED to see my 75 lb. Labradoodle dog, STANDING on my kitchen island EATING the ground beef! I screamed at him, “GET DOWN!!” The funny thing is that I don’t think he knew I was home and I scared him just as bad as he had scared me! He jumped and knocked the rest of the pan on the floor and he bolted outside. I followed him screaming at him, as he ran!

We had company coming in 20 minutes and I had only a little bit of ground beef unthawed, the rest was frozen in 2 pound rolls. There was not enough chicken by itself and I really needed that meat. I cleaned up the mess, tossed what he didn’t eat from the pan ( I was not about to let him have it) and quickly cooked up the rest. Somehow we managed to feed the 20 people here with the chicken and a little beef, no one went hungry, thankfully!

What is so crazy is that my dog NEVER is even allowed in the kitchen. He wont even eat food that has fallen on the floor, he is so picky. I have no idea what got into his head to do something crazy like that! But the image of that big dog on my kitchen island will stick with me for a LONG time! I have to laugh now, no matter how mad I was because startling him and scaring him was pretty funny!

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For dinner we did a big taco bar with flour tortillas and corn hard shell tacos. We had chicken and beef, with all the toppings you can imagine. I had a huge bowl of fruit and a few sides. There was hot artichoke dip, homemade guacamole, and our friends brought over a big croc pot of Queso.

For dessert we had Nieman Marcus $250 cookies, cake pop truffles, and Hershey’s chocolate cake. My truffles turned out really nice this time and I think I am getting the hang of dipping them so they look good and not a messed up blob of chocolate. One thing that I used which has been worth every penny is my warming tray. It has 3 compartments and is awesome for company and big dinners. I use mine about 5 times a year and every time I am so glad I have it!

I hope you had as much fun as we did, and ate some good food with family or friends!

The best laid plans…

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Well, that WAS our dinner the other night.

I think they are starting to conspire and work against us… the dogs used to only seem to look out for themselves, but lately I am starting to think they actually secretly like each other and have started to realize their best bet is to work together!

Miller, the big dog pulled the chicken off the counter and the little dog started ripping is apart before I could get to them. Miller being older and I think a little smarter, saw me and immediately slinked away, the little dog only just got annoyed I was talking her meal!

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Fast forward to the next morning… Andie tried to make this work for a good 30 minutes. Until both she and the dog were completely annoyed with each other, and she gave up!

Dream big!