Sep 172014
 

Since Disney Frozen released last year and Bubble and I went to see it in the theaters, it’s been a pretty foregone conclusion that she would want to be Elsa for Halloween this year.  What I didn’t realize, though, was that she would also want to dress up like Elsa every. single. day.  While singing “Let It Go” and doing the, as I call it, “Elsa flip” with her hair.

Disney Frozen DIY Elsa Cape - No Sewing Machine!

Finding Elsa costume pieces was nearly impossible for awhile.  I truly don’t think even Disney anticipated just what a magical hit Frozen was going to be, and demand vastly overwhelmed supply.  So we made due with Bubbles using the little blue shawl and hat Aunt Sherri sent us to wear last winter, and Bubbles used one of her blankets as a cape. Continue reading »

Sep 152014
 

If you were to look at the apps on my phone, in addition to all the social media apps (and the requisite farming games), you’d also find quite a few preschooler apps.  She thinks they’re fun, and I love that she’s learning while playing them.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what a habitat or all the planets when I was 3; score one for technology.

11 Fun and Educational Apps for Kids from ABCMouse.com

ABCMouse.com has quite a few educational apps for kids available.  Here are five that you might like. Continue reading »

Sep 142014
 

When I was a little girl, I was beyond excited when friends of our family – Rod and Wendy – asked me to go on a weekend vacation with them.  Much to my surprise, part of the weekend festivities was attending a Disney On Ice show.  I still can remember sitting in my seat with my program on my lap, anxiously waiting the start of the program.

Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes

I have been wanting to take Bubbles to see one of these shows for awhile now.  With as much as she loves Disney, I have no doubt that she’ll love Disney On Ice.  My theory is supported by the fact that every time the commercials are on TV she jumps up and down and asks if we can go. Continue reading »

Sep 122014
 

This apple turnover recipe post is brought to you by International Delight.

One of the great things about fall are the flavors that just seem synonymous with it.  I find myself cooking with more apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, cinnamon, and more.  Let’s just say that our house smells really, really good lately.

Apple Turnover Recipe with French Vanilla Glaze #IDelight

On the top of my husband’s list of requests this time of year is anything in the “apple pie family”.  Pies, tarts, muffins, breads – the specific form doesn’t matter as much as that apple pie taste.  Which is good, because I like to mix things up a little. Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

There are a few new DVDs for kids that are just releasing or releasing soon that I wanted to let you know about. Some of these star our favorite current characters and would be well-received by any of the kiddos in your life, I’m sure!

My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic

DVDs for Kids: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic - Spooktacular Pony Tales

Bubbles is all about My Little Ponies right now, and so this is one I hope to order for her.  In My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic: Spooktacular Pony Tales you’ll join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie (and, of course, Spike!) in some of the spookiest adventures Equestria has ever seen.  The DVD contains six episodes and has a runtime of 132 minutes and is available today! Continue reading »