Spring Break & what we've been up to lately

It is gorgeous here, which of course gave us the gardening bug so geeky mommy has started a bunch of stuff inside- we'll see whether we move it out or not.  We're thinking of getting grow lights so we can have at least lettuce and herbs year round.  Greenhouse just isn't happening unless we miraculously acquire one- hehe maybe I can win one.

Speaking of wins- that is going REALLY well for me this year so far...  and yeah, I'll update- eventually- probably- maybe.  Sorry I'm at that - my blood is getting low, but not low enough for insurance to pay to give me more so we play the stupid games and I get tired pretty easily.  Meh.  Feeling great, just get worn out.

Back to gorgeous- park weather!  So the adorable redhead running after his mommy calling father- and her answering Pistachio-  yeah, that's Ian and Ki.  We can't be the only ones playing the Veggie Tales version of Pinnocchio, can we?  Ian's learning to skate with his Cars skates- and dude-  do y'all have 3 year olds with GIGANTIC feet-  seriously the skates fit him now but next size up they won't.  PITIFUL.

Blondie is making the rest of us uber jealous-  she went to Panama City Beach for spring break.  We lived there for a while and let's just say when she texts you guys we really need to move back-  there's not one of us who wouldn't go in a heartbeat.

Ki also has a new job-  she's soldering-  didn't anyone warn them she should not be left alone near anything that remotely resembles fire?  ;-)

Actually none of the girls are working at Wal Mart any more and I won't really get into it except to say-  we're glad to be out of there-  and now when people b*tch about how they treat their employees- we know why.  Plus the shortcuts they take-  it's disgraceful to say the least.  And that's all I've got to say on that.  Well, I could write a novel but I won't. 

Dev is busy busy busy- in the musical, getting ready for tests, school, social life, checking out colleges and needing to go go go all the time.

Dawn will be moving to Hong Kong- not sure of the dates yet, but once things get worked out she and Dan plan to set up a base there, at least for now.

Latest addictions- 

Starbucks Java Chip Frap-  yeah, it's getting warm again so if we're anywhere in the vicinity the girls and I talk each other into it's not bad to spend money when you get so much enjoyment from something.

Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli-  this is something I would expect to get eating out.  YUM!!!

Kroger- yeah yeah I know it's my fave grocery store here in Conway but lately  my favorite one on Oak St has been revamped-  the divas get fresh sushi-  and the guy is awesome-  yes, I've had him make the girls special ones already. ;-)  Oh and they have some fresh organic hummus in lunch size containers for Ki- that's her addiction.  Especially when I can get them marked down for half price.

Plus, they have had a LOT of really great deals lately-  my fridge, freezers and pantry are stuffed to the gills and still what do I do-  look at my email and see what's on sale this week and tell everyone- find more room!  I must get the deals.

Alice In Wonderland-  yeah, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, we're already going to be fans but while the 3d was not spectacular- the consensus among the divas-  BEST. MOVIE. EVER.

The Princess and the Frog-  I don't know if it is because we lived in Louisiana or what, but we really got a kick out of this.  While there *may* be some slight exaggeration, for the most part- we knew people like that!

All of our winners but one have gotten back to us so I'll try emailing again- if I don't hear back we'll choose another-  that's all I can do.

What is going on with y'all??? 








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Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls Giveaway

Do y'all do the whole breakfast thing?  As we've blogged before, it's pretty much hit and miss here and I hate to say it but we're really bad about grabbing and going (and practically snarling until we've had our caffeine intake), so the whole family togetherness doesn't happen too often and that's only when Ken is in the mood to make a brunch for us which usually happens on Sundays.

Oh, but when he does we all come running-  bacon or sausage and eggs and toast and (remember, he's the french-fryer) delicious homemade fries or wedges or slices or whatever shape he's in the mood for.

And now something new to add to the mix -  and yes, I'm a GIRL, of course I like sweets, so these really hit the spot-  thanks to MyBlogSpark we recently had the opportunity to sample Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls.

Can I just say-  YUM!  Pretty much, I think they are the cinnamon rolls we already loved-  and added a truly excellent orange icing.  The vote is pretty much split here as some of us prefer the traditional icing and some the orange now-  luckily, we can have both.


As we've mentioned a time or 6, we (especially Devii) are big fans of the doughboy.  And now we've got something else to be thankful for.  You should definitely give them a try-  the hint of citrus really adds a new twist to a classic and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Now on to the good part.  MyBlogSpark and Pillsbury want you to try them out for yourself and are giving one of our lucky readers a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls as well as a photo album to help keep your family's sweet Sunday morning memories close at hand.

  THE GIVEAWAY: 1 lucky reader will win a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls gift pack including a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls and a photo album.  Open to USresidents 18+ ends 3/17 at 11:59pm CST.

Main Entry:  Daily-  What is your family's favorite way to spend a Sunday morning?  Do you have any traditions you wouldn't mind sharing?  If you don't, that's okay, just tell us your fave breakfast/brunch food. This is for first daily entry only, on subsequent days you can just put today's entry.

Want more?  The main entry is all you need for a chance to win, but youcan find out how to get additional entries into our giveaways here.

We received  a a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls gift pack for review purposes and one to give away but that in no way influenced our opinions, nor were we compensated in any other way.
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Baby Bunch review and giveaway

We were recently given the chance to review The Baby Bunch medium baby clothing bouquet, which while we do not have any babies immediately in the family, I have two friends both about to pop, neither of which know the gender, so this in yellow is a wonderful gift.

The bouquet is very pretty. I'm usually more into fun and funky, but they have that covered as well with crayon, lollipop and cupcake gift sets (which also begin at a much lower price... something most people in this economy will find wonderful. The time and art put into the larger pieces does make it worth $59.95... if you have it). I wish they also had a sushi roll one, now THAT would be my style! No matter which you get, the packaging is lovely , the flowers do look rosey, and it would be fantastic to display at a baby shower.

Now its time to open the gift! First thing we notice... it smells like the fake plant section in Hobby Lobby mixed with eucalyptus. Not a fav. We are sure it's because of the fake greenery to complete the bouquet, but if you are sensitive to smells like we are you may want to let it air out a bit. The clothing itself is soft-- it is made of organic cotton, and its a pretty light yellow, not mustardy like some. The bouquet includes two onesies, one hat, one t-shirt, one bib and two pairs of socks. 

Over all this is a wonderful product that I was thrilled to receive, and can not wait to give it to my friend for her baby shower!

 THE GIVEAWAY: 1 lucky reader will win a Baby Bunch bouquet in medium in your choice of blue, pink or yellow- a $59.95 value.  Open to US residents 18+ ends 3/17 at 11:59pm CST.

Can't wait?  Order now and receive 15% off (excluding shipping) using code  BUNCHGW10

Main Entry:  Daily-  head on over to the baby bunch and tell me your fave item.  This is for first daily entry only, on subsequent days you can just put today's entry.

Want more?  The main entry is all you need for a chance to win, but you can find out how to get additional entries into our giveaways here.

We received a medium bunch in yellow to review.  We did not receive any other compensation for this review and the opinions expressed are our honest opinions and are in no way biased or swayed.
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