Saturday, May 19, 2012

Planting A Vegetable Garden

I have been working on planting a vegetable garden this spring. Two years ago I planted my first successful vegetable garden and had too much produce! Then the next year, I planted several different types of plants and something came and ate every last thing. I think it was the rabbits but I'm not sure.

This year we have a dog and I'm putting up a rabbit fence around it so hopefully we will be successful again. I just ran across this great vegetable gardening program and am going to give it a try! It would be so wonderful if I could grow enough vegetables to slash my grocery bill. Plus it is so much healthier than eating all those chemical covered veggies in the stores!

 Click here if you are interested in learning more about this awesome easy organic method at planting a vegetable garden to supply your family with lots of healthy food and save tons of money!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Do any of you use Squidoo? If you don't know what Squidoo is, it is a place you can go to write about or promote on specific topics. I am really starting to enjoy it. It is somewhat like a blog in that you can go and add content as you wish. It is really good for me since I am so random in what I like to talk about. I can start a "lens" on different topics and not appear to be so random as I just go back to that specific topic when I am ready to talk about it again or I can set it and forget it for awhile if need be. The best part of Squidoo? You can make money! It's slow getting started but some dedicated people make a full-time income!!!

Here are my current Squidoo Lenses:

Monkey Themed Nursery
Unique Gifts For Kids

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weekly Menu 3/27-4/2

Okay...I'm already behind on this! Here is the weekly menu this week. I plan on expanding this to include recipes and pictures of some of our meals. Right now, I'm just trying to get it started. In the future, I plan on posting this every Tuesday as that is my normal grocery shopping day. My son's long spring break is currently interfering with my normal grocery shopping time (he is on year round school and off for 3 weeks). This week the budget was pretty tight for groceries so there isn't a lot of interesting things, just what I was able to get for a decent price.

3/27-Cheeseburger Pie (new recipe for us, hubby and I liked it, kiddos not so much but they are picky)
3/28-Out with the in-laws for dinner to Italian restaurant
3/29-Ground chicken soft tacos
3/30-Rotisserie Chicken Salad
3/31-Grilled burgers, oven-baked fries
4/1-Sunday is almost always pizza night (we order in or make our own)
4/2-Crazy easy lasagna

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Zazzle Store!

I am now selling my art designs on! Here is my first product! More coming soon!

Snail Shirt for Girls zazzle_shirt
Snail Shirt for Girls by HappyDreamKids
Browse additional t-shirts at

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Ideas

So after much thought, I have decided I will be focusing this blog on a few more specialized topics. I know many of you struggle with dinner ideas and so I will try to post my weekly dinner plans every Tuesday as this is my usual grocery day. For the items that are not obvious on how to make, I will attempt to post recipes and pictures as well as I make them. I am attempting to try at least one new recipe a week but I have very picky children so I will let you know if it is a good one for picky kids!

I also plan on trying to do at least one fun kid activity a week and plan on posting pictures of the finished product or possibly even some video about each project.

Thirdly, I plan on doing homemade gifts for various occasions and different types of people. I am looking forward to this and hoping I can keep up with it all!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Blog changes and ideas

I'm still around...I have just been brainstorming niche ideas and ways to either make a new mom blog or to make this one better. I think I will try to focus on a couple of niche areas instead of just random thoughts that come my way. What do you think? Anything you are interested in? I know my goal is definitely to be adding more pictures and a Pin it button for Pinterest!

Friday, February 17, 2012


I think I have just had one of the worst weeks ever! I know it could have been worse, and it probably has been worse but for the time being, this past week was horrible. About a week ago, my entire family (me included) came down with a very nasty cold virus causing severe congestion and that terrible all night coughing. Then, just as we all were just starting to get over that, my daughter started going back down hill and was crying and clingy. My son spiked a high fever out of nowhere and was missing his 3rd day of school in a row. I decided it was time to head to the doctor.

My daughter was then diagnosed with strep throat. The doctor didn't test my son because his throat looked normal. We spent 3 hours at the doctor's office that day though as the doctor was running very behind. Of course, my children were acting completely normal at that time and were running around like crazy. I on the other hand, was trying to figure out why I was feeling bad again as the day before I was starting to feel fairly decent.

So the next day I woke up with a bad sore throat, went to try and get my son to school but he was also complaining of a sore throat. Then my husband woke up and was complaining that he had a sore throat and felt horrible and wasn't going to work for the day! So off to the doctor we went....again. And yes, we ALL had strep. Lovely. Second time in 2 months for my daughter and me and I'd never had strep throat in my entire life before this winter!

Luckily the antibiotics kick in pretty quick and I was feeling almost human again today. Spent the majority of the day cleaning and disinfecting the house (which was a royal disaster after a week worth of sick mom, sick dad and sick kids)!

Hoping I can get refocused on life again!