Liza

Oct 242017
 

Carving pumpkins has been a family tradition since Bubbles was just little. She loves to look through pumpkin carving stencils and choosing just the right design for that year’s pumpkin. She cleaned out all the seeds and pulp, then hubs and I would do the transfer and carving.

Family Pumpkin Carving Party + Pumpkin Carving StencilsThis post contains affiliate links.

This year my sister-in-law, Kate, invited us all up for a family pumpkin carving party. Bubbles thought long and hard about her pumpkin carving stencils choices and finally decided on a dinosaur.  Or as she constantly reminds me – “Mama, it’s not just a dinosaur, it’s a velociraptor.” Certain things are very important when you’re six. Continue reading »

Oct 232017
 

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When we started discussing the possibility of a move to Maine, the major point of conversation was the winter weather. While my husband does prefer cooler temps over being hot, he wasn’t entirely sure that he would be able to get on board with -30°F temps.

Complete Newbie's Guide on How to Winter Prep Your Car for Extreme Weather

Yep, you read that right. It gets cold in northern Maine. Really, really cold. And snowy. And icy. Let’s just say it: winter in Maine can be a mess.
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Sep 242017
 

How we view and use media of any type has changed so much over the years. I’m reminded of that every time my daughter is confused by older technology or shocked by the lack of tech in my childhood (“wait, you didn’t watch videos on the computer when you were a kid? why is that TV a big box, I thought they were all flat?”).

Just say " show my photos " and Alexa will display your Prime Photos on your Amazon Fire TV

Everything is significantly easier to use now. Entertainment is portable, cameras fit in our pockets and don’t require film, and your phone can act as a TV. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and stepping up my tech game with cool products and services.
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Sep 052017
 

With kids returning to school, soccer practices starting, and a nip in the air, all signs point to the onset of fall. And fall always starts the discussion of trips to the pumpkin patch, Halloween costumes, and fall foliage drives.

17 Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Fall! Pumpkin bread and PSL coffee are great, but there are many other delicious pumpkin recipes - like these!

When Bubbles asked the other day when we’d be visiting the pumpkin patch, it prompted a family conversation about our favorite pumpkin treats. Of course, it’s hard to leave pumpkin bread and PSL coffee off the list, but there are lots of other options, too. Continue reading »

Aug 312017
 

One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. The story, the songs, the animation – I just loved everything about it.

Hakuna Matata Taters - aka Loaded Tater Tots. The perfect companion to a Lion King movie night!

While Bubbles has watched a lot of The Lion Guard, she had never sat down to watch The Lion King with me. So when we received a copy of The Lion King Signature Edition on Blu-ray, I thought it was the perfect time to convince her to join me – especially when I added Timon & Pumba’s Hakuna Matata Taters to the mix.

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