Thursday, August 29, 2013

Friday Follow Along and Giveaway!!



It's PARTY Time!

So grab a hand and follow the leader!

If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), crafting, recipes, or is just plain fun.... 
  •  There are no real rules-except nothing x rated! 
  • Link up at least 1 post (max of 2) AND 1 social media site so we can all follow along!
  • Visit as many links as you can and leave comments! 
  • Its just like the game Follow the leaders (host &cohosts) and  follow at least the person ahead of you and behind you. Follow others via twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', etc 
  • Link back if you can and when!   Not required but appreciated!
  • If you have a blog hop today or this weekend...go ahead and link it up!  
BEFORE WE START THIS PARTY...Leah and I want to apologize that we missed the party a few weeks Back. We are offering two more giveaways to make it up to you!!!

This week's giveaway is a hand-painted sign made from pallet or fence wood.
The winner will choose their quote, name, or design!
I have made a few name signs, quote signs, and wedding gifts and am excited to be able to offer one in a giveaway to one lucky winner!
Enter below in the Rafflecopter!



















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NOW...FOR SOME FEATURES

This week's features have impressed us in some way, and here they are!
Please go show them some love.

The Importance of Being Important by Pebbles and Piggytails
Turtle, Toads, and Frogs from There's Just One Mommy
Sauteed Squash with Bacon by Life with the Crust Off
Semi-Healthy Chocolate Cake from Kit's Crafts

Birthday Candy Bouquet from The Pin Junkie


Now....LET'S GET IT STARTED!!!


 



NOW Lets Get SOCIAL MEDIA CRAZY! Post up any 3 links---My Sverve, Top Mom Blogs, Klout, Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Tumbler, WHATEVER!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Gratefulness Journal


I participated in an online chat hosted by Awesomely Awake.  The chat was about letting go of things and focusing on the positive in your life.  This is something that I have a hard time with but I have been trying to be more positive in life.  My sister gave me a few self-help CDs that encourage positive thoughts and even though I only listened to the set once, it did help and I plan on checking some more out from the library.  I can't listen or read things over and over again, so new ones are a must!

During the chat, she talked about a gratefulness journal.  Every night before bed, or even throughout the day, you write down things that you are grateful for.  It can be anything.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tram Ride!



My husband starts a new job this week and it is a great job that we are all very excited about. He will be working great hours for a great company.

I thought it would be fun to go ride the Tram to downtown, ride the ferry, and celebrate over dinner. After getting a little bit of a late start we got to the tram station and purchased tickets for the ride.







Z was super excited and K was a little nervous!  We waited semi-patiently for the tram to arrive.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Baseball Game!

We got to take Z to his first real baseball game a few weeks ago.  Most games are at night starting at 7pm so we had to do it while my MIL was in town and could watch the baby.  My husband was off work and we had great plans to have a lot of fun!


After a very rough day of fits and tantrums, we were not sure if we were going to make it.  We decided that we would go to the game late and make Z take an hour of quiet time to cool off.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Follow Along + Giveaway!



It's PARTY Time!

So grab a hand and follow the leader!

If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), crafting, recipes, or is just plain fun.... 
  •  There are no real rules-except nothing x rated! 
  • Link up at least 1 post (max of 2) AND 1 social media site so we can all follow along!
  • Visit as many links as you can and leave comments! 
  • Its just like the game Follow the leaders (host &cohosts) and  follow at least the person ahead of you and behind you. Follow others via twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', etc 
  • Link back if you can and when!   Not required but appreciated!
  • If you have a blog hop today or this weekend...go ahead and link it up!  
BEFORE WE START THIS PARTY...Leah and I want to apologize that we missed last week's party. School is starting up and life has gotten CRAZY! We want to make it up to you! For the next 3 WEEKS we will be offering a new giveaway EACH WEEK!

This week, I have teamed up with an amazing Eco-Friendly Company and you have the chance to WIN a NewWave Envro Litter Free Lunch! You can read my review HERE.


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 Now....BACK TO THE PARTY!

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If you are interested in being a Co-Host....send an email to info@frugalfitfamily.com!




NOW FOR SOME FEATURES!!!

 



NOW....LET's  Get to the reason you all came....

THE PARTY!!!!




NOW...GET SOCIAL!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer is Over


I don't know about you, but my summer has been too short!  I only got about half of our summer fun list done and I feel like I've been running around like crazy just trying to get stuff done.

My mother in law came into town the day after the last day that the baby I watch was done for the summer because his mom is a teacher and she had to do her internship for her Masters degree. That was I think August 3rd. She left today. 

She is such a huge help with watching the kids and helping around the house that it is going to be an adjustment after such a long stay.  I accomplished a lot while she was here, and it is time to get back on schedule and back to life!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Doorway Redo



First, let me apologize for the terrible pictures! I was using my phone and the room wasn't very bright.

When we bought our house a year ago there was a door from my son's room into the bathroom. This door was oddly placed and actually hit the regular bathroom door when it was opened.  We quickly realized that we also did not have a linen closet upstairs at all.

We decided to transform his doorway.  I wasn't blogging at the time so I don't have any pictures of before.  The doorway was deep enough to create a linen closet on the bathroom side and a shelving area in my son's room.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Antiques Roadshow Trip


This past weekend I got to go to the Antiques Roadshow!  My mother in law loves this show and convinced me, after much nagging, to enter to win tickets.  My name was drawn in the drawing and we took a short trip to check it out.

 

It was only about a 2 hour ride, but with 2 kids under the age of 5 it was important to be prepared! By the way the car was loaded up and the entertainment that was packed for the kids, you would think we were going for more than 1 night.  Z got to play his shapes and tracing games on the iPad with his headphones for the trip.  He definitely thought he was a hot shot!


We got there the night before to make sure we made the 10am entrance time and stayed in a pretty nice hotel.  We got a 2 room suite since it was 3 adults and 2 kids.  We had a nice view of the courtyard from our balcony and the kids loved the room.  Z got a whole full size bed to himself and I wedged 2 pillows on either side of the bed under the fitted sheet so he wouldn't fall off.  

The baby hid in the curtains and loved it and Z got his own haven in his bed.  I thought for sure the pillows would secure him, but he fell off the 2 feet tall bed twice in the middle of the night!  If I wasn't so tired from being up with K all night I would've thought it was funny.  (Ok, it is pretty funny, especially since he didn't even know he fell off!)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

End of Summer Getting Stuff Done!


So the yesterday we went on a road trip and when we got back we didn't rest!  We started on a front garden that has been sorely neglected.  It had been crazy overgrown with weeds, a butterfly bush, and about 5 azalea bushes.  

Z helped me cut the big trees and haul the branches to the curb.  He was a big help.  We finished it today and the entire thing is completely gutted.  


Then I found a baseball glove for myself at the thrift store for $2!  Great deal so I can practice t-ball with my son.  We took the rest of the day to go play t-ball and it was a great day for it!  Hope you enjoyed your day today!




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Putt-Putt Golf


Z and I went on a road trip today and met a friend, who recently moved about 2 hours away, halfway.  It was an adventure for him and in the hour drive he was able to see boats, bridges, and go through a tunnel!  He had a great time on the ride up and when we got there, he got to play putt-putt for the first time.


The place we met our friends at was pretty neat and had pirates everywhere!  He also got to see huge fish in the ponds that surrounded the whole golf place.





I think for the first time, he did pretty good.  He had a great time and passed out on the way home!  All in all it was a great day and a great visit with a friend we haven't seen in awhile.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

End of Summer

My guys watching a cement truck pour cement on a neighbors driveway
I don't know if I mentioned that my Mother in Law came in town about 10 days ago and I have been scrabbling to get things done and have a little Me time while she is here.  I apologize for my lack of posts and being MIA from the blog for the past week or so.

But here is a glimpse of some of the things we have been up to.  I will probably be posting for a month about what I have gotten done this week!  And she is in town for another week so this is my getting it done time.


Grammie dressed K.  Yes, I know he looks like he is wearing a dress.  I think I might have to throw these shorts out!

Grammie brought a tent to hopefully be able to sleep out back in (if it would stop thunder-storming), temporary tattoos that Z finally stopped putting all over himself, and an entire SUV load of stuff to sell at the yard sale I have been planning.  

We attended a Super Hero pool party and Z got to go swimming and they both got awesome felt cape party favors!

We finally cleaned and hung the baby swing and it is a hit!  He refuses to get out of it and when he wants in it he walks backwards towards it until somebody lifts him up!  He also got to hold his first popsicle which he refused to hold by the stick and kept putting it down on my nice patio furniture cushions because it was too cold.

And best of all a new favorite frozen yogurt place with a gigantic chair where K can stare at Z and I caught on camera how much he loves his big brother!  

I only have a few weeks left of summer and I am planning on making the most of this time so I will post as much as possible and will have lots to tell in a few weeks!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I Have Been Busy!

I am so sorry that I have been neglecting my blog, but I have been super busy and accomplishing a lot of stuff over the past couple of weeks!

We have also crossed a lot off of our Summer Bucket List and I will posting all about it.  I finish my class tomorrow and I promise I will be posting consistently starting Tuesday!

I hope you are all enjoying your last weeks of summer as much as I am.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Follow Along!



It's PARTY Time!

So grab a hand and follow the leader!

If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), crafting, recipes, or is just plain fun.... 
  •  There are no real rules-except nothing x rated! 
  • Link up at least 1 post (max of 2) AND 1 social media site so we can all follow along!
  • Visit as many links as you can and leave comments! 
  • Its just like the game Follow the leaders (host &cohosts) and  follow at least the person ahead of you and behind you. Follow others via twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', etc 
  • Link back if you can and when!   Not required but appreciated!
  • If you have a blog hop today or this weekend...go ahead and link it up!  

Follow Leah

  Bloglovin'  



 Follow Heather at


.


If you need a button...Take a button!
 
If you are interested in being a Co-Host....send an email to info@frugalfitfamily.com!




While you are here, check out PLINK! It is an awesome money saving tool! You can earn gift cards simply by eating out at some of your favorite restaurants...and by shopping too!

RIGHT NOW, you can get $10 CASH BACK just for eating at CHIPOTLE!!! You are already eating there so sign up and start earning! Also earn at places like Taco Bell, Gap, Kmart, and Old Navy!

P.S. The Chipotle offer will automatically load to your virtual wallet so don't worry if you can't find it. Remember to load up the savings!


NOW FOR SOME FEATURES!!!

 
DIY Bath Crayons from Kit's Crafts


10 Inexpensive Real Foods from Juggling Real Food and Real Life

Best Science Apps for Kids from The Pragmatic Mom


Easy DIY Gate from Enjoy the View


OKAY...LET'S PARTY ON!!!


NOW...GET SOCIAL! DID I MENTION THAT WE ARE ETSY FRIENDLY?