Wednesday, September 28, 2011

POSTCARDS

http://www.prudentbaby.com/2011/09/loving-postcardly.html

OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS SO COOL!!!  This blog is talking about a site that sends a picture postcard for you!!  All you do is write an email attach a picture and address and the website does the rest!  LOVE IT!!!!!  If the site is as user friendly as this blog says I might be hooked!!! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No bake cake truffles

http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/2011/09/no-bake-cake-batter-truffles-take-2.html

These look amazingly yummy.  I wonder how the taste of these compare to the taste of cake pops!  I think I will try both for Gianna's birthday party in a couple of weeks!  It is a bubble theme party so these fit perfectly!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

pumpkin dip

http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/news/2010/10/pumpkin-baby-toddler-food-ideas-part-i-pumpkin-dip/

this looks fantastic and yummy!!!!  I have almost everything on hand except the cream cheese!  I need to go to the store!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

great ideas with paint chips

http://impressyourkids.org/paint-chip-samples-crafts-for-kids-top-ten-tuesday/

Oh my check out this blog for some fantastic ideas to do with paint chips!  I may be headed to lowes tomorrow!

chalk board book

http://whipup.net/2011/09/10/guest-blogger-series-creative-chalkboards/

This is a fantastic idea about making a chalkboard book!  I love this except I don't like chalk so I may do this with dry erase paint!

Friday, September 9, 2011

pumpkin patches in St. Louis County

I found this information when I googled Missouri Pumpkin Patches

Saint Louis County (aka, St. Louis County)


Brookdale Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties

8004 Twin Rivers Rd, Eureka, MO 63025. Phone: 6369381005. Email: jerrybrookdale1@aol.com. Open: Monday thru Friday by reservation for field trips or other groups; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm; September 12 Thru November 15. Directions: Highway 44 to Highway 109 south Left on Highway W Left on Twin Rivers Road Farm entrance is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: September 10, 2009) (UPDATED: October 05, 2010) See a news story about the maze here.

Bunker Farms at Golfport - corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours

1 Golfport Drive, St Louis, MO 63146. Phone: 314-878-4653. Alternate Phone: 314-878-4654. Fax: 314-878-4654. Email: bunkerfarms@aol.com. Open: Fridays from 4pm to 12am Saturdays from 9am to 12am Sundays from 10am to 10pm Last tickets sold 2 hours before closing. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: when looking up direction map links make sure "Golfport" is typed as one word. Click here for a map and directions. We will be opening on October 2nd through November 1st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: September 10, 2009)

Eckert's - apples, pumpkins

. A visitor writes on October 01, 2009: "very friendly and fun with children's play area in the fall, including hay maze, rope swings, etc. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 01, 2009)

Rombach Farm - Pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides

18639 Olive Street Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005. Phone: (636) 532-7265. Beginning each July, the Rombach Farm becomes a pumpkin wonderland. Besides pumpkins, apples, and squash, the farm market sells sweet corn (in season) and other vegetables, handcrafted yard furniture, and yard ornaments. The mid–size 20–lb. pumpkin is his best seller, but bigger ones are popular. A few are bought for pie–making. They hay rides, pony rides are only on the weekends. (UPDATED: October 17, 2008)

Stuckmeyer Farm's - Corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, Already picked pumpkins, farm animals, pony rides, bouncy castles,

Hwy 141, Fenton, MO 63026. Phone: 636-349-1225. Open: Every weekend in October (school tours during the week, call for reservations); Halloween events on weekends 9-5. Directions: located just south of St. Louis, between Fenton and Arnold at the intersection of Highway 141 and Highway 21. There is a corn maze, farm animals, face painting, play area, tractor hay rides, barrel train rides, pony rides, apple butter, u-pick pumpkins or some already for you, country store, Free Admission, Farm Animals on display, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Fort Spooky, Corn Maze, Inflatable Farm Train, Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Haunted House and more... (Pony Rides, Inflatable Farm Train and Inflatable Slide only on weekends); Food: Hot Dogs, Kettle Corn, Handmade Carmel Apples and more... (only on weekends). (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 12, 2009)

A visitor writes on October 12, 2009: "I have been taking my children since they were little, now I'm taking my grandchildren."

Sullivan Farms - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides

16704 New Halls Ferry, Florissant, MO 63034. Phone: 314-570-6662. Email: lssullivan@sbcglobal.net. Directions: from I-55 & I-270 or I-44 & I-270 North on I-270 1. Exit James S. McDonnell Blvd, turn left. 2. This road changes names to Howdershell then Shackelford Road. 3. Follow this road about 6.5 miles and you will see the Pumpkin Patch or Tree Farm on your left. Turn left at the light at New Halls Ferry and right into the parking lot. From Chain of Rocks Bridge & I-270 1. South or West on I-270 to New Halls Ferry Road turn right at Quik Trip. 2. Continue on New Halls Ferry about 7.5 miles past Kmart, Big Hazelwood High School on your left till you get to the next light. 3. Go through the light and you will see the Pumpkin Patch or Christmas Tree Lot on corner on right, turn into the parking lot. Open: Monday to Sunday 9:30am - 9 pm "Straw maze is open from September 23rd through October 31st". Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Free admission! Hayrides are available every evening and weekends! We have hardy mums for sale, too. (UPDATED: September 02, 2009)

A visitor writes on October 24, 2010: "We went there today and the kids had a great time! Lots of nice pumpkins, lots of people and activity going on. The workers walked around helping people, letting them know of the FREE hayride and my kids loved playing in the haybale maze. Definately worth the drive for us. "

Thies Farm and Greenhouses' Pumpkinland - strawberries, pumpkins, corn maze, petting zoo, wagon rides,

3120 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043. Phone: 314-428-8356. Email: pumpkinland@thiesfarm.com. Open: Pumpkinland is open October 1st to 31st; hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Tuesday Thru Saturday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sundays; Pumpkinland is closed on Mondays. A large variety of activities are offered for the children such as our original farm-based play area consisting of cable gliders, slides, tunnels, obstacle courses, a suspended bridge, petting zoos, and a corn field maze. After enjoying the play area, everyone is welcome to climb aboard and enjoy a wagon ride around the farms (hay-ride atmosphere without the hay). The wagon ride will be narrated by the driver in an attempt to educate the children about farming, and to point out what veggies we have growing at this time of the year plus other interesting facts about our farms. Payment forms: Personal check, Debit and credit cards Prices: see this page their website. Weekends Concessions are available on Saturday and Sunday. General Admission only on weekends. Parties are WELCOME on weekends! . Group reservation Request for school and scout groups..

yummmm!!

http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/cooking-with-kids/making-food-fun/cloud-nines-679785/

OH MY THIS LOOKS GREAT!!

Cloud Nine Recipe

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

goodwill

Glenn has out grown all his pjs!  So I went to Goodwill yesterday!  Everything I bought looks brand new!  I got a picnic blanket, talbots kid cords pants, gap kids sweat shirt and 3 carter pjs for $9.99!  WHAT!!!!!  I think I am going to go to a different Goodwill tomorrow!  ;)

leaves on a shirt

http://world-bird-sanctuary.blogspot.com/2011/09/2011-international-year-of-forests.html

This site has a fun activity to do while out for a nature walk!  I need to get to the store to get dark colored shirts for everyone to make this fun idea!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

possible x-mas present idea

http://todayscreativeblog.net/cupcake-in-a-jar/

These look fantastic!  I may do this for christmas.  How much fun would it be to have a bag of different flavors!  MMMMMMM

Thursday, September 1, 2011

new fav

my new fav product!!!  this is a must have for newbies babies.  Woombie

http://www.woombie.com/


check out this swaddler!  the baby is all snug but can still move around!  Glenn startles himself while sleeping but not in this!  Plus, he can still self sooth by sucking on a hand (through the fabric)  He out grew his other swaddler and his blankets which  is what prompted me to find this!  I love it!  No loose fabric to be concerned with, it is great! 

wipe container made pretty!

http://www.merrimentdesign.com/custom-fabric-covered-huggies-baby-wipes-popup-tub-container-free-pattern.php#more-2902



i wish i would have seen this a few months ago befor i paid someone to cover my wipe container!!!  i am thinking about doing this to a travel size. might make me smile when i am out on the road!  :)