Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sometimes it is the simple things....

When we were on vacation my brother dug a huge hole on the beach for Will and my nephew and they literally played in that hole for hours. They said it was their castle fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and many bedrooms. It is a good reminder that sometimes we can find great joy in the simple, little things well actually it was a pretty big hole.

Good, True & Beautiful

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

His new ride...

Will is over the moon about his new bike. This cool bike is a hand me down from some very kind friends, it is a Harley Davidson Chopper bike. When Will saw it he said, "Wow that is the coolest bike in the city, I thought I was going to get stuck with a baby bike!"

Seeing his face light up reminded me of my yellow banana seat bike. I remember thinking I had the coolest bike in town, it had cool designs on the seat and streamers on the handle bars.

Did you have a banana seat bike?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Got these chains...

We are now the proud owners of the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack and we listened to it all weekend, and I mean all weekend. I have to say it is pretty good and Got These Chains is one of our favorites. I hope you enjoy it and if it gets stuck in your head I am sorry!

I suppose it is pay back since my Dad said on a road trip I made them listen to Strawberry Shortcake the entire time.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Say it isn't so...

Will tells me that he is too old to hold hands in public and to receive hugs and kisses. Just today I gave him a kiss on the cheek and he wiped it off. Isn't 4 a little young? sniff. sniff

At what age did you kiddo(s) decide that public affection was no longer acceptable?

Thursday, April 22, 2010


While on vacation we took Will putt putt golfing for the first time and I have to say the kid has persistence. He didn't care how many putts it took to get the ball in the hole and would hit it until he got it in, and then once he did get it in he would say, "Look Mom I got it in the hole" and this lasted for the entire 18 holes.

Will reminded me that some times you just have to have some persistence and not give up even if it takes 25 putts or even if something is new or hard.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Me and my boys....

Just me and my boys, and both of them never want their picture taken so I will take what I can get.

Happy Wednesday please think of us today Will is getting some major dental work done and we are hoping it goes smoothly, we have had to reschedule numerous times and this is just one of many appointments to come.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner and SPECIAL OFFER

The winner of the $50 gift certificate is Scargosun who said:

"I have to say that I LOVE the double stacked ones with the Mom and Dad then the kids. The moon one is a very close second." Congratulations Scargosun! And to anyone who makes a purchase from now until Friday April 23rd will receive FREE SHIPPING, please just enter UBP10 in the note to seller section at checkout and you will receive a credit after purchase. See below for some other Mother's Day gift ideas.

For the Mom To Be The Expecting Necklace

For the Photographer The every picture tells a story hand stamped necklace

Show Mom that you love her more with the I love you more necklace.

And for the Mom that likes something simple yet elegant The Custom Personalized Mommy Necklace in Lowercase Script Font.

You can view my entire collection at Kristen's Custom Creations and do not hesitate to contact me directly at

Monday, April 19, 2010

His first time at the beach....

Do you remember the first time you went to the beach? This was Will's first time to the beach and as you can tell he loved it. I love the beach too and when watching the waves roll in and out I fantasize about what it would be like to live right at the beach. A girl can dream right? But now we are back in cold Michigan!

Friday, April 16, 2010


How long could you go unplugged?

This is a hard question for me since I run a online business so I always have to be connected and with having email on my phone it is even harder to go unplugged. If I didn't have my business I think I could last a few days. I will say though when we were on vacation last week we did have wireless in our condo and I was really good and was online only for necessary updates for my shop.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Break in Myrtle Beach...

My brother, Will, my nephew and me.

This picture was taken during our vacation last week in Myrtle Beach. My brother and I spent many family vacations in Myrtle Beach so taking our kiddos was extra special!

Do you have a favorite family vacation destination?

P.S. Sprite you are welcome for the free advertising plus!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We spent last week in Myrtle Beach and this was Will's first time on an airplane and truly first beach vacation. He had his rolling backpack all loaded with toys and talked the entire time and was especially interested in the airplane emergency instructions, which I told him I hoped we wouldn't need.

Flying always makes me nervous, does it make you nervous?

More vacation pictures to come this week.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello Spring...

This is my weeping cherry tree and the blooms are brief but oh so beautiful!

Goodbye winter....

I will not miss shoveling snow, bulky jackets, high heating bills, ice or snow.

Hello spring....

Oh how I love my flip flops, spring buds and sunshine!

What do you love about SPRING?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party: Hand Stamped Jewelry Giveaway From Kristen's Custom Creations

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Hello Ladies! Happy Spring! For anyone that isn't a regular follower my name is Kristen Andrews and I am a WAHM and owner of Kristen's Custom Creations. I blog about many different things, products I love, a lot about my 4 year old son Will and of course my hand stamped jewelry. I hope you enjoy my blog and will return soon. Enjoy your trip around the blogosphere but while you are here please enter my GIVEAWAY, see below for details.

To my regular followers thank you so much for your friendship and please join in the fun with 5minutes4mom.

Enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Kristen's Custom Creations:

Double Stacked A lot Of Love necklace.

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Kristen's Custom Creations.

Entry one: Tell me your favorite necklace from the above items.

Extra entries: (please leave a comment for each extra entry)

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Contest ends on April 17th at 11:59pm. Contest open to US and Canada only. Winner must respond within 48hrs of being contacted otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

To visit my shop please click on the below button!

La Dolce Vita

Prizes I would like to win:

US40 2 night stay to Holiday Inn Main Gate Disney provided by Hilton Garden Inn
US71 $50 Gift cert to Build A Bear provided by Outspoken Mom Blog
USc3 $50 gift cert to Target provided by Pegs Play

I also would like:

US32, US35,US39, US46,US61,US112,USC 39, USC8,USC15

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

and so it begins....

Will is starting Soccer, it is his first time on an organized team and we are all ready with the full get up of shin guards, soccer cleats, uniform and ball. It is so cute seeing a team of 4 year olds doing drills. The part that already gets me though is the parents at the side lines, yelling and screaming at their kid to get the ball in the goal. Does it really start this young? Shouldn't this be about having fun?

Is it me or do we sometimes just push our kids a bit too much????

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I think it is time to...

I think it is time to put away the snow shovel! Good riddens winter and hello spring!

Monday, April 5, 2010

This makes me think of summer....

Just about anything by Jimmy Buffet makes me think of summer and especially vacations! And who doesn't like the song Margaritaville?

So tell me are you a Buffet fan, a parrot head?

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter

photo courtesy of Country Living

Wishing you a safe and Happy Easter! I will be spending some time with my family and can hardly wait for some R & R with the ones I love. Be back soon peeps! Speaking of peeps do you like peeps?