OOoooooo Grrrrrl, It’s Oobleck! #summerseries

We are kicking off Summer with some fun little Science projects at home. Oobleck is, put simply, messy fun…in a bowl. This is an easy, cheap way to create something that Dr. Seuss himself would be proud of. It’s also an easy way to keep kiddos engaged and occupied while you try to make dinner…

$1 Make You Holla!!! #summerseries

(Picture courtesy of deadline.com and Dreamworks.) We took the kiddos to see Penguins of Madagascar today for just $1 per person!! Make sure and check with cinemas in and around your area if they offer discounted prices for select movies in the Summer. You may have seen the movies being shown already, but for a…

Fooled You!!

This morning I was sitting here just chillin’ and my phone pinged with a message from my friend Calicoe. She sent me a picture of an open fridge and on every shelf there were googly eyes attached to all the food containers. I absolutely loved it and jumped on the idea. My googly eyes weren’t…

May the Snowflake Be With You!

Have some paper and some patience? Aleah, bless her little heart, she found a site that shows you how to make Star Wars snowflakes for me! Sniff, I’m so proud. So what did I do? I made some of course! DUH! I think you knew where this was going. 😉 So let me just say…

A Sea of Love

I can’t  perfectly describe the feeling of being at a rock concert. The closest I can come to helping you understand what it’s like, is that jolt you get when you touch something electrical, it feels… alive. Last Sunday, I felt charged up. Each song had its own feeling to it. I watched people make rock…

So Smoothie-licious!

I have to tell you, when my oldest kiddo brought three, yes three, cookbooks home from the library, my inner mom voice screamed in horror. It’s not like I don’t like to make things with the kids, or that I don’t like baking, but she wanted to try recipes herself. Now, this seems like an…

There Are 364 Unnnbirthdays!

So the day before yesterday, I was thinking about my littlest daughter’s birthday. It’s in November and she wants a Mike Wazowski cake, or at least she says yes every time I ask her if she wants one; which in two-year-old-ese means everything! I decided right then, that I didn’t want to wait to see…

I Did it All For the Wookiee…Cookie

I found the most awesome chewy, cookie dough recipe over Spring break and a template to decorate the cookies like Chewbacca the Wookiee from Star Wars!! This was by far THE most fun I’ve had trying a recipe in awhile. I’m not sure if I’ve addressed that I am a big Star Wars fan yet….

“Tunnel” Time

Hello everyone! Happy Monday :). I was sitting here trying to think up what to share about today and it came to me. Our littlest girl is 2. She’s right at the part of 2 where her independence has started cropping up. She doesn’t want help, followed by needing help, then asking for it haha….

Hats Off to Dena!

House of Helton friends, you are in for a treat!! We’re throwing a new mom into our crazy mix. Her name is Dena Welch. She’s the mother of 5 (yes, I said 5) kiddos! 🙂 Son O (16), daughter W (13 in a week!!), daughter S (7), daughter A (4), and baby R (18 months)….

Handy Happiness :)

So, once in awhile I decide to sit down and do a little inexpensive pampering. I paint my nails. It’s a simple thing, but I always feel a little bit prettier when my nails are painted cutely. For today’s nails, I decided on pink/love themed. I used a dark pink base, then used a sharpie…

TOUCHDOWN!!

Alright, alright, alright!! Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching and for this thrifty Thursday I decided to show you an easy way to decorate on a budget. 🙂 You really don’t have to go crazy on decorations. Let’s face it, no one is going to be more focused on your table setup than the game. But…