July 16, 2014
Craft subscription service for kids: Crafting our kids
All I can say is "wow!".  I signed my 7 year old up for a monthly craft subscription service to help with summer boredom - I had no idea I was getting crafts that are keepsakes!!

Her first box is the July box and came right on time - it has 2 crafts - all the supplies needed and great instructions.

The first is Americana wind socks made from solo cups and streamers - she loved it.

But the second one!!  It's an American flag made from paint stirrers!!  It's amazing and she did it all on her own!

Crafting our kids -  a service we will probably use year round!!




June 07, 2014
2013 gmc Yukon Denali mirror replacement
This post is because we couldn't find the info on the internet anywhere on how to replace a cracked mirror!  This would be the same for a Cadillac escalade or a Chevy Tahoe or suburban.  It has the turn signal lights and the blind zone sensor.

You have to push the old Mirror up really hard to get it off - you will have to smash it to bits.  Here are reference pics of the back of the mirror

You can see the only way it will come up is to jam a screw driver under it and push.

The lip around the motor at the top stops you from pulling it down as well as the 4 anchors.




December 05, 2013
Gift for child: age 6-10!!
Rainbow loom!!!!  The 2 smaller children love this!!  They have made at least a hundred bracelets!  Tyler puts 2 together and makes necklaces!  Jess is 6 and 1/2 and has no trouble using it and my almost 12 year old has also been caught using it to make a bracelet in his football team's colors!




November 25, 2013
Hello?? Been a while eh??
Wow it's been a while! Let's see if we can make use of these tools and get things started around here!!!  

Who's in??!! ME!

Thanksgiving is in 3 days, it's going to snow and I've got football to watch!  Since I last posted I've fallen into the football trap and I can't wait to tell you all about it!!




November 06, 2012
Princess Loves: Bolthouse Farms' GREEN GOODNESS!
It's good for you!

I eat TERRIBLY.  I do not like any (ANY!) fruits or veggies!  I love red meats and potatoes!  I drink too much diet coke.

So the one thing I CAN tolerate is Green Goodness - to me, it's yummy, but my normal food eating friends actually don't like it?

It's full of good stuff that there is NO WAY I could eat on it's own: Kiwi, mango, banana (ok, I could suffer thru one of these if I had to), pineapple, spinach, broccoli, spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass, garlic, blue green algae, artichoke and apples.

Seriously.  It's delicious.



Please VOTE!
I have 2 sick kids today.  I am going to find a way to get to the polls anyway!  Some how, some way.

GO VOTE!


September 02, 2012
hello?  is this thing on??  Blogger has changed!  Let me see if I can figure out all their new features!!  :-)


July 05, 2011
Bad luck...
  • Last month - upstairs heat pump dies. $200 for temp fix,  $6,000 for new unit
  • Kitchen faucet springs a leak and fills lower cabinet - new faucet at 11 p.m. (also not cheap!)
  • Truck mirror and door handle break. $200 (thank GOODNESS for the extended warranty)
  • Last week: downstairs furnace breaks.  $200 for a temporary fix, HVAC guy suggests $3,200 for a new unit (also, thank goodness we have an HVAC guy in the family or this would be a MUCH SADDER post)
  • 10 year old HE3T washer (the first production year) makes an AWFUL noise w/each load but is still washing - is it next??  PLEASE NO!