Together In The Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Welcome to the first installment of Together in the Kitchen {essentially a recipe link party with a twist}. We would love for you to share recipes you’ve made, modified or just love & want to share. BUT, be inspired to do baking, stirring and making together with your children, spouse, friend, mom!

Meet the co-hosts & check out their recipes…

They look amazing, right?! I’m so excited to try their recipes! And now to ours:

I’d like to share with you a very special holiday treat. My mom, as I’ve mentioned before, is an AMAZING cook. And she is just a wonderful, wonderful hostess. When I was a kid, I used to be so proud of my mom and her cooking abilities {ok, I still am!}. Whenever anyone received a treat from her, they would get so excited!

Every Thanksgiving my mom would pass out to my teachers, and other special parents or office personnel, this yummy, yummy bread. She called it Harvest Bread, but I prefer to call it “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf” because I like knowing EXACTLY what’s in things. Ha. This year, I am going to carry on the tradition with my own kids and their teachers. Something is so special about childhood traditions…I hope my kids have great memories like I do about them.

Do you have any traditional teacher gifts from your childhood that you have passed on to your kids?

So let’s get right to it:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

1 3/4 C Flour

1 tea baking soda

1 tea cinnamon

1/4 tea ground cloves

1/4 tea ginger

1/4 tea nutmeg

1/2 tea salt

1/4 C. unsalted butter

1 C. Sugar

2 eggs

3/4 C. canned pumpkin

3/4 C. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 C. nuts {optional, I leave that out}

Glaze

1/2 C. powdered sugar

1/8 tea nutmeg

1/8 tea cinnamon

Whipping cream {or half and half}

To make the bread part of the loaf, sift ALL of the dry ingredients together in separate bowl {flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg, salt}.

In a standing mixer, or separate bowl than the dry ingredients, creme together the butter, sugar and eggs

Add the pumpkin….

and then add in the sifted dry ingredients

Then add the chocolate chips, sorry no picture of that….mix well and pour into three mini loaf pans, or two regular loaf pans. I experimented with how high you fill the batter up and I came to conclusions that the middle pan was the best, so about 1/2 from the top.

Bake at 350 until knife comes out clean, approx 40 mins. While the loaves are baking, make the glaze for the tops. Sift the powdered sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and enough cream to make liquid, but not too runny…..

And then chop up some walnuts to sprinkle on top

Once the loaves are done, set on a cooling rack and let cool. Drizzle the glaze on top and add the chopped nuts. Don’t be afraid to add a lot of glaze, it tastes soooo good!!

And let me tell you, it’s SUPER YUMMY when warm. My kids went through one entire loaf in just about 10 mins. It’s that good!

Ok, so I told you these would be gifts, right? Well, here’s how my mom always packaged them…Wrap them tightly with saran wrap.

And then wrap again with cello wrap and tie with a fun ribbon.

{the bread will keep fresh for at least two days, maybe three. You could also freeze them, although I have never tried this…this bread doesn’t stick around long in our house. :) }

I love to give food gifts wrapped like this. It’s so special to see the recipient’s face light up. I especially love adding fun little tags with a description.

Have I told you lately how amazing Brooke, my graphic designer is? She is AWESOME!! Have you visited her website? You must! Click HERE. I emailed her a couple days ago asking her if she could whip something up for you all and she came up with these DARLING tags. I printed them out on card stock and used the best printing setting so they turn out bright. I made a little slit on the top of mine because my ribbon is really big, but if you are using a smaller ribbon, you could just hole punch!

To download the tags, just click on the picture below.

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Brandon’s Mt. Whitney Trip Through The Eyes Of DASO Photo

You might remember me mentioning that Brandon was climbing Mt. Whitney with some friends and family {HERE} and {HERE}. Brandon loves extreme challenges like this…this is his 5th time to climb this mountain and his 4th time to summit. That’s a pretty big feat when you realize that Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the continental United States.

Personally, I don’t see the excitement in the trip AT ALL. My poor husband; he is always telling me, “Wouldn’t it be so romantic to climb Mt. Whitney together?”.

UHHH……No. 

I feel horrible telling him that, but I could just see myself attempting to climb that mountain. I can barely make it through one barsculpt class without passing out, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t make it on Mt. Whitney. Oh, and did I mention you don’t shower for like 48 hours? Right, reason #2 why I couldn’t do it.

On the past trips that Brandon has taken, he has only snapped a couple of photos. But this time around, our brother in law David {who, if you have read this blog for any time know,  is an amazing photographer}. I’m sure this will not make Brandon happy to hear me say, but after seeing these photos, although they are GORGEOUS, I absolutely, positively, could NEVER climb this mountain. No siree. Yikes.

I picked out a few of my favorites to show you. You can see the entire trip {HERE}. There are a lot pictures here, so brace yourself, but I think you will love seeing them. I asked Brandon to add in a little commentary.

Getting ready to head up the mountain! From left to right, David, Brandon, our good friend cory, Brandon’s high school buddy Rustin, his cousin Nathan, another high school friend Jason and Brandon’s brother Bryson in the front. 

Mountains all around!

A model of the mountain, stating the height. 

In Lone Pine, the town at the base of Whitney, eating dinner. Nathan in front of a super cool old pharmacy.

Eating at an old diner called Mt. Whitney Diner…a tradition for Brandon, he has eaten there every time he climbs the mountain.

Starting out on the trail at 3 AM the next morning. Bright and early and super, super dark. yuck-o. ha.

Head lamps are essential

Sunrise on the trail…

Brandon and Rustin….

Nathan hanging out…on a GIANT rock

Brandon and Jason resting….

Taking a moment to rest as a group…

Such a gorgeous picture with that sun shinning through! Nathan on the trail

A benchmark along the way…

Another reason why I couldn’t do this trip…the food! yuck! Stopping to eat….

Some of the group way in the distance. Sheer drop here..very scary!

The lake at the trail camp, where they spent the one night on the trail {the entire hike takes two full days, one night on the trail} was completely frozen over. Of course my husband was the brave one to venture out on the ice. Ugh. Sometimes I wish he wasn’t such a daredevil!

Camping out at trail camp the one night on the trail. According to Brandon, the first day is the easiest, the second day is brutal, so they get to bed early.Up and at them again at 3 AM….ready to take on the day. Sunrise as they start out on the trail

Their camp is way, way down this ravine. Sun is rising and light helps their trail. It is also very, very cold.

Added onto the steep, steep ravines is snow and ice.

Brandon taking a rest….

Beautiful, beautiful shot.

Altitude sickness starts to really set in, most of the guys are feeling it pretty badly at this point. Not to mention they are tired…having slept on hard ground with snow falling on them can’t be fun.

It’s very hard to see, but there are little “veins” of snow in these rocks. Those are actually the trail switchbacks, that is what the guys were climbing towards the top.

Nathan nearing the top

Finally, Brandon can’t handle the altitude sickness anymore and stops to throw up. Altitude sickness is the number one reason why people never make it to the top of Mt. Whitney. In fact, only one in three people will actually summit, thanks to the sickness {so it is a big deal all seven of them did}. Apparently, on top of vomiting, you can experience light headiness and hallucinations, and other very interesting side effects {HERE}. Brandon had been training so much this time that he didn’t get as sick as normal, but it still got him.

At long last…the team makes it to the top

They take just about 45 mins to enjoy this great feat…but not too long, as they still have to go the entire way back down, which took them an estimated 9 hours.

They signed the guest register….

Brandon said, “I love Amy, Jake and Evy”. Sweet :)

The shelter at the top, built by the Smithsonian, you can read more info about it {HERE}. It is over a hundred years old!

The hike down, David didn’t take many pictures. I think at this point, the group was exhausted, sick and done. This is them Sunday morning, after a good nights sleep at Comfort Inn. :) 

Brandon’s hands were chapped and peeling

Doesn’t this sound like something you want to run out and do?!? ha! Even though the preparation for this trip is a bit annoying {picture camping gear strewn all over your spare room for months before the trip}, I am so glad that Brandon has this experience to share with his close family and friends. This group of people has been particularly special to Brandon {in fact them all, with exception of Cory, were in our wedding} and even though it seems crazy, this experience brought them closer and gave them memories to share for years to come.

Although the wives who are left behind are bitting their nails the entire time since there is no cell reception…we spend many hours wondering if we will have to collect life insurance money or not. You might think I’m kidding, but I’m not! ;)

We love these guys! Thanks for joining Brandon on this trip! And to David…these pictures are amazing! {Amen readers?!?} Thank you for making this trip so special by documenting it so well! Remember, you can see the entire trip {HERE}

Do you love David’s work?!? Do you live in {or near} Santa Rosa, CA?

Well, you are in luck. He will be here on Friday and Saturday, Nov 23 and 24 and has a few slots available for family photo sessions. He charges $125 a session with a $50 photo credit. Want more info? Email him at: david@dasophoto.com to book your spot!

Big hugs friends! Thanks for following along! xoxo

WWWW {What We Wore Wednesday} and a Shop Update

So today has been one of those days…just can’t keep up with the mound of things to do. But I have to get a couple pictures I want to share….

Could Amie’s little one get ANY cuter?!? And this is SUCH a beautiful picture! She is wearing the Red Zebra hoodie, which we will have some of on Black Friday of this week!

And little Kinsley…love this Bella Brilla. We will also have more of these next week during the Black Friday sale.

Just a couple things about the shop I wanted to remind/update you about….

Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Our annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale will take place at 11 PM PST on Thanksgiving Eve and will last through Cyber Monday eve. The shop will be closed until the sale starts next week. Everything I have will be listed for very, very cheap. There will also be a few freebies involved as well.

Inventory: So I’m asked at least weekly about inventory, what I have, what I will have and when I will have more new inventory. Please remember the following:

Manufactured goods are supposed to be here Jan/Feb of 2013. We will NOT have any NEW handmade designs until January of 2013. At this point, we are trying to liquidate all that we have {remember this?} to pay for our manufactured goods. If you purchased an item during the Save Evy’s Tree campaign and have a coupon code, you can use it on the manufactured goods in Jan/Feb. 

Also, things are so cheap now because I am trying to liquidate. When our shop reopens after Christmas, both handmade and manufactured goods will run within the price range of $70-$90. 

Hopefully this all makes sense and everyone is on the same page. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment and I’ll respond! :)

xoxo

Together In The Kitchen

You may remember me mention in this post about the new linky party that’s going to be happening on this blog, over at Aimee’s blog and over at Ashley’s blog. It’s called Together in the Kitchen and it’s going to be awesome!

Will you join us? All you do is post a food post on Friday…share a recipe that you love with us and link up with us on Friday! I’m going to share with you a yummy recipe that has to do with these two things:

I think you’ll love it! Come back Friday with your own food post! xoxo

The Orange Scarf and #wearoverandover

Good morning everyone! We had a wonderful, wonderful weekend…Brandon got home in the early morning hours of Monday morning and we spent such a nice time together as a family. And I couldn’t be happier to have my husband home for a little bit….

I also want to say, since I neglected to do so on Sunday or Monday,  a HUGE THANK YOU to those who have served in the armed forces, especially my Dad and my Father in Law. You all are heros in my book…you keep us safe and help us maintain freedom and I am so thankful for you. Love you all!!

So if you follow me on instagram you may have seen this picture of me telling everyone that I “mixed up the uniform” {of button down blouse, skirt and frye boots} with my favorite orange scarf…

And it hit me as I was posting this picture that this orange scarf deserved a little recognition, since it has had a very long life in my closet. :)

So here’s a little lesson in my #1 rule of clothes shopping: Buy what you love and wear it over and over. Who cares how much it costs. This orange scarf is the perfect example. Traditionally, I save my pennies {or beg my mom, one of the two, hehe} and buy well made, and maybe a bit pricey, items and wear them OUT. I would rather have one good purse, or pair of shoes, or jacket, then 20 cheap ones any day {you spend more money on the cheap stuff anyway, go ahead do the math…20 cheap purses usually = way more than one good one}. It’s just the way I work. I’m not ashamed to wear the life out of it {obviously, ha}.

ANYWAY, occasionally I buy cheap little “bursts of excitement”, as I call them, to spice up my otherwise very streamlined wardrobe/uniform {remember this post?}. Oftentimes I’ll pick up little things at Target, Forever 21 or the sale racks at Anthro or Jcrew. The orange scarf can fit in this category.

I gave this scarf a bit of false history on Instagram, I said I wore it in my friend SoShawna’s wedding…but as I chatted with SoShawna about this, I realized I lied {accidentally of course}. I did indeed buy this scarf with original plans to wear it in the wedding, but as we got closer to the wedding date, this scarf {along with the same scarf ordered by everyone else in the bridal party}, never arrived. I guess that’s what you get for ordering a $10 “wrap” off of a sketchy internet site. In the end, SoShawna ended up finding some other wraps there in Hawaii for the bridal party to wear and we all gave up on the $10 scarfs that were ordered a month or two before the wedding.

Then one day a couple weeks after the wedding, I arrived home from work to to find a package sitting on my doorstep. Inside was the lost orange scarf. Apparently it survived a very long boat ride over from China, or Indonesia, or someplace very far away. I never did find out if anyone else in the bridal party ever got theirs…but I did, and surprisingly enough {since I NEVER wear orange} I loved it. I loved it so much that I took it on my honeymoon…

us November 2004 in Disneyworld. Side note: remember the days when we could carry a tiny little pouch bag? Thanks parenthood for ruining that. sheesh. ha

And constantly wore it to work….

Me on Crazy Hair Day circa 2005 or 2006 ish

And I’m sure if you browse this blog you will find more pictures of me wearing it over the years. I have owned this scarf for nearly ten years. What?!? That’s pretty amazing for a cheapy little scarf. :)

Here I am wearing it a month or so ago with my family:

And then AGAIN yesterday, mixed with an Old Navy skirt and a black Diana Wrap….

You probably notice a trend here with my boots as well…yes, I wear those over and over also. They are an example of spending a lot of money on one thing and getting your useage out of them. You might remember me talking about new boots here…well, I actually ended up taking those boots back and getting these. I liked them much more. If you remember, my last pair of Frye boots have been worn for nearly 7 years and the cost totally pays off in the end, trust me on that one.

Wear things over and over. It works, I promise. Just learn to buy quality and then mix and match; you’ll be surprised at how much you are able to wear something and make it look good…and maybe even keep people from noticing that you are recycling! Even the Royals are doing it, right {I love that Princess Kate!!}

Do you wear the same article of clothing over and over? Join us on instagram using the hashtag #wearoverandover…come on, it will be fun! Show us what you love to live in!

Big hugs everyone! xoxo

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Costume Kid

Jake is a costume kid. He LOVES to wear costumes and changes in several throughout the day. It’s his favorite thing to do. We have this Pottery Barn Kids bin jammed packed with costumes and all of them get a lot of usage.

Last night while we were shopping for shoes at Nordstrom, Jake saw this beanie and just had to add it to his costume collection.

Since I was so trying to get him to cooperate with the shoe shopping, I gave in and bought it, only if he promised to be good {mom of the year award here, ugh}. He ran though mall last night with that thing on his head and EVERYONE stopped him and laughed. I guess it was pretty funny. *sigh*

So today when we were making cookies {I’m addicted, I know}, he insisted on wearing it. In fact, he’s pretty much worn it all day long. I sold a armoire through Craigslist and when they arrived to pick it up, he answered the door wearing it. Double awesome. oh boy.

He got sick of the mask apparently because while he watching Zorro, he got dressed up like this:

He’s super creative, you’ve got to give him that. He sure comes up with some pretty amazing get ups! :)

So tell me, do you have costume kids in your house? 

It’s cold, cold, cold here…I LOVE it. I am so ready for winter. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas, both Brandon and I are super excited about it this year. I’m going to make the kids make their Christmas lists out this week. :) Big hugs everyone! xoxo

They’re Mine I Promise…and why I don’t watch the news

So I have two kids that don’t really look like me. ugh. I can show you birth videos for both of them, not that you’d want to see them.. {ha} but they are mine, I promise.

Don’t get me wrong, I think both of them have something of me. Evy has my skin coloring and Jake has my shape of face and color of hair. The only problem is my husband’s genes seem to be so much stronger. Whenever everyone sees Jake they exclaim, “He looks JUST like your husband.”

Well, no actually, he doesn’t. He has my husband’s skin coloring, and long lanky shape, but he doesn’t look JUST like him. He does have a couple things that are mine. Like, ummm, the hair color {oh, I already mentioned that? Well, poop. ugh}

My friend Nicole took this picture of Jake and me at her son’s birthday party this past weekend {thanks Nicole!}. I just saw it last night on facebook and I was SO excited!! Because I think Jake looks a very, little, teensy bit, like me. At least you can see the same hair color thing here. ugh.

Here’s another thing I noticed about this picture: I look like my mom!! Good grief! Is that what happens when you get older? You start looking like your mom? Well, I guess that’s a good thing because let’s talk about Evy for a second. She looks just.like.my.mom. Really? How’s that possible? I guess my mom deserves it since all my life everyone said I looked like my dad. At least she has one offspring to say resembles her.

But you know, I got excited when I saw Nicole’s photo, cause my first thought, “Holy cow I look like my mom.” And then I started to think… maybe there’s hope, you know? Maybe someday Evy will look like me?

Maybe?!?

 Please tell me some of you understand what I’m talking about here? Anyway, moving on…

So this may or may not come as a shock to many of you, but I don’t watch the news. Ever. I know, call me un American, un aware, un whatever….but I can’t do it. I stopped watching the news about four years ago or so. I became so addicted to msnbc.com there for many years. I would put the video reel on and just let it run. But I noticed a horrible habit that was forming in me: I was RUN by fear.

I seriously spent more time worrying that things going on in the world would directly happen to me someday. I know you’re probably rolling your eyes, but it is what it is, right? I was reminded of this fear during the election period. I was checking the news much more frequently and last night I started feeling that fear again. Waking up in the middle of the night worrying that things like this would happen to me…and then, you know, I tip toe around the house at night checking every single gas or electric outlet. Or then I start worry about when my kids drive {11 years from now, FYI} and that something like this would happen to them. Crazy right?

So this morning I got up and told the Lord, I can’t do it. At this point, I can’t stay up so much on current affairs. My husband knows he is required to inform me of important agendas happening in the world, and I read articles accordingly, but other than that…I stay off news websites. Because I believe very strongly in the whole “whatsoever things are pure, just, etc…think on these things”. So I do.

There. It’s out. My super smart, worldly wise brother {sorry Brad :( } would probably hate me for the above confession. But hopefully I’m not the only mom who feels this way?

And lastly, today I should be blogging about Food Friday. So awesome I did one last week and don’t have one this week. I know. So consistent. But I have something exciting to tell you about. Next week I am going to be joining up with these two ladies: Aimee and Ashley {you can call us Triple A…ha, joke of course :) } and we are going to be hosting a linky party twice a month centered around Food Friday. It’s called Together in the Kitchen

And I’m super excited about it. Remember I tried to do a linky party before for Food Friday? Well, it was a flop. Ha. Mainly because I have no idea how to do one! yikes. :) But Aimee is a PRO…so she is spearheading this {whew, thank God!}. I think you will all love it, and the cool thing is Ashley’s recipes are mostly gluten free and vegan, so there will be something for everyone {yay!}.

So here’s the deal: You have one week. Get your little toushys in gear and get a recipe blog ready to go, and then on the Friday, November 16,  post it on your blog and link back to us! There will be a link up on all three blogs, so you can do one or all. :) We’ll have a button code up for you next week. Are you going to join us? Together in The Kitchen will happen every other Friday.

PS…I will still carry on with Food Friday every week if I can. And all the recipes I post will sill be under the Food Friday button to the right. 

Whelp, that’s it everyone. Happy Friday. I am off again to the mall after school to hand over all my money to Gap and Nordstrom. Jake has outgrown his shoes and pants. Seriously, will this kid EVER stop growing? Dear God help me.

xoxo

WWWW {What We Wore Wednesday}… on Thursday

Whelp I missed it yesterday, but since I have SUCH great pictures this week, I had to do it anyway.

So without further adieu….

This is Lori and her niece wearing the Purple giraffe Brillas. We have a couple of these left here and here

And Amy at the Sonoma County Fair {hey that’s OUR fair!! :)} wearing the Pink Asphalt Brilla. We have some more HERE.

And Kelly’s little girl in a mini Candy Corn Brilla, which we also have some of HERE.

And pretty Marci in her White Simple..which we also have some of HERE

And in her Black Night Brilla {HERE}

And I LOVE what Eileen has to say about wearing her Diana Wrap {HERE}…Hysterical!!

“When I was a student at Penn State and attended the games, we used to joke that I was a jinx. They would only play well when I was in the bathroom or getting food/drinks. Last year, we went to the PSU-Temple game and apparently, my bad luck was back! I left the stadium with my mom and my brother’s mother-in-law to set up our tailgate for some post game revelry and literally, as soon as we exited the gate, the Nittany Lions scored and we ended up winning the game. 

Well this year, I went up to PSU for homecoming/my little brothers’ (Dan & Brendan) birthdays. Turns out, I am STILL a jinx. I had to “watch” the entire last quarter of the game with my head down so that I wasn’t really watching. I was the talk of our section (with lots of complements from other alum-ladies on my Diana wrap!) but it worked! We won the game :)

My loving boyfriend captured the picture of my 4th quarter sacrifice for our team :) All in all, we had a great time!”

Thank you everyone for sending in pictures of you in Evy’s Tree! Feel free to email me if you have one you’d like to share for next week. Amy@evystree.com

Don’t forget the sale is still going on!

xoxo

God Can’t Help Those Who Won’t Help Themselves

So before I get around to explaining my title, I want to tell you that today I went to a bar sculpt class. Ummm…have you ever tried one? GOOD LORD HAVE MERCY. I think it’s pretty safe to say I am extremely out of shape…my little legs were shaking violently, oh about 2 minutes into it. ha. Not kidding. My friend Natalie is teaching the class and she is so sweet. I am going to go every week, so I will let you know how I turn out in next month. Hopefully I’m still alive. ugh.

So ok, my title. Well, I have a funny story to tell you. Last night at Wednesday night Bible study Jake went to his kid’s class where they are having Christmas musical practice. My friend Heidi does a Christmas musical every year {remember last years?} and the kids love it. Well, she had them all in a classroom and when church got over, she let the kids out by sending them to the main sanctuary.

WELL…apparently Jake thought he was old enough to leave the church with two older kids. Now let me set this up here…our church isn’t in the best neighborhood and not to mention, we have very poor street lighting around us. The boys wanted to head over to a grassy area to wrestle, apparently and Jake thought he would tag along. In the meantime Heidi and I are running around the church looking for him…no sign of him anywhere. Finally I ran into the parking lot and starting calling his name…and out from the darkness pops Jake and his friends.

SAY WHAT?!?!

 You can imagine the extreme frustration {not to mention fear} that I had at that moment. When I finally got my hands on Jake, I said, “Jake, those boys would not be able to help you if some strange man came up and took you away. I CANNOT protect when you leave me like that.”

Jake’s answer: “But God can mom!”

Awesome right? Well, my response flew out of my mouth faster than I could stop it, and I really have no idea where it came from…only that I know my Nannie used to say it all the time. I’m pretty sure it’s NOT Biblical, but I’m going to have to do some research on it. ha. Anyway, I answered:

“God can’t help those who won’t help themselves!”

Jake just looked at me. Not sure he got it, but I’m hoping he did…or least understood that he was not to leave my sight like that EVER AGAIN. Dear God. That child.

When we got home I had everyone pick up their rooms and climb into bed. I left Evy for a few minutes to take care of Jake’s goodnights…a few minutes later she came and got me and said, “All done mom!”

I wish I had a before picture, but my goodness, trust me when I say this room was TRASHED. I was super impressed!! She was all happy and giggling when all of a sudden I realized it may be TOO clean. So asked her where everything went and she smiled real big and said…

“Under the bed!”

Sure enough…there everything was!! She’s a smart cookie, I don’t think I started the under the bed thing until Elementary school! ha. Oh boy. I’m in for a long several years!

In closing, I have had a crazy day. Really, crazy…and I am running extremely behind. I didn’t get to post the WWWW post for yesterday and I was wanting to get that out, so I will attempt that later today. Also, I wanted to remind you about the sale going on in the shop {HERE}…please read more info about the sale {HERE}

Also, we are soo, soo close to 10,000 fans over on the facebook page. Please continue to share as soon we’ll be able to giveaway our amazing prize! To read more about that please click HERE.

Well, I’m off to go pick up Jake. Hoping my little noodle legs will stop shaking enough to allow me to walk to his classroom to pick him up. ha. oh boy!

Big hugs friends!! xoxo