Monday, October 29, 2012

Zoo Set 1 by App review

The zoo is always a winning pick with kids. I love the zoo and get nearly as excited as my kids every time we visit. The looks on their faces is priceless as they discover and learn about animals. It is a new exciting world of fun, learning and adventure as they discover the amazing animals our planet has to offer. Zoo Set 1 by invokes the look, feel and interaction of a treasured experience of visiting the zoo. You are guided through the app with a tour guide that explains the zoo, the navigation and the facts about different animal exhibits.

The penguins and the pandas were definitely the cutest! When you visit an animal exhibit the kids will love the real animal background sounds and the facts are presented in an interesting and interactive way. The quiz interface makes the learning fun and helps the kids retain the facts they just learned.
Zoo Set 1 by is a professional grade zoo experience that your children will love and visit over and over. Bookmark online and in the app store. The work on this app is absolutely 5 star quality!
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French party on Monday link up!

I am typing this with a baby in my arms so it will be fast.
Thanks so much for linking last week!
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween party, Pumpkin ice cream sundae

3 little blocks, 1 pumpkin, 1 Ghost and 1 Frankenstein.

The kids got their Pumpkins and they carved them. 

She said she made a lot of faces..

Frankenstein Pumpkin 

She made an Owl...

And a sock monkey. She won a contest with this one!

We had Pumpkin ice cream With bananas, Crunch candy bar in pieces. Gummy bears and M&M. Also whip cream and Hot fudge sauce. 


Friday, October 26, 2012

What inspires me Friday new link up

This is what happens when you hold a baby in one arm and hold your camera in the other. LOL
This Quote inspired me this week:
If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. 

What inspired you this week?
Link up and don't forget to link back to me so more people can party! Xo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blogger's night out My craft channel and Gardener's village

I got so busy that i forgot to tell you about the wonderful event we had with My Craft Channel and Gardener's village. 
We went trick or treat in all the stores at the village. We had a lot of fun and discovered some pretty amazing stores.

Any Shabby chic lovers?

What about a Spa day?

Wonderful fabrics

A place to have parties

Yarn and classes on how to crochet and knit

Adorable clothes

We ended the day with a Chocolate fondue.

Check the video!
Have you been to My Craft Channel? It is a fun place.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sillies from my iphone and i love Fall

My sun ray and her first encounter with a flower 

Happy girl

First time making snickerdoodle cookies. The kids loved rolling the dough in the sugar and cinnamon mix.

The best Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies ever. Soft and amazing! I skipped the glaze and added chocolate chips. Recipe here

Katherine Nelson mini concert here

She got into my makeup again, yep

o+o= la tete a Soso

The great escape...

She loves littlest pet shop critters
Pics edited with Bonbon pic App

Hope you are having a great Fall and Halloween time. What have you been up to?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

7 Creative Ways to Enjoy France Even If You Are Not There Physically

The French have always been a fascinating people with a rich history. It is not surprising that many would like to have more experience with French culture. Here are seven creative ways to connect with the rich French culture:

1. Eat French Food- One of the best ways to connect with the French culture is by sampling their delicious food. Crepes are a French food that can be eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, depending on what they are filled with. They are much like a thin pancake and can be filled with anything from eggs to chocolate. Other popular and delicious French foods are Foie Gras, Brie Cheese, Cassoulet, and of course their assortment of delicious French breads.

2. Watch French Movies- French movies are a great way to connect with the French culture in a stimulating way. There are many classic French films that would still provide great entertainment today. Some examples of great French movies are Amélie, Breathless, The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, The City of Lost Children, La Haine, and many more great films that would connect you to French culture.

3. Learn to Speak French- An important part of French culture is obviously their language. It is said to be one of the languages of love and is beautiful when it comes off the tongue. If you are still in school it would benefit you to take advantage of any classes that your school offers pertaining to France, and specifically the French language. If you are not in school there is still the option of French classes at a local community college. There are also many "teach yourself at home" options, which are normally on tape. This option would appeal to those with heavy schedules and little free time.

4. Read French Novels- After learning the French language, you may be looking for a way to put your new-found knowledge to good use. Reading a French novel is the perfect outlet for this new skill of yours. Some popular French novels are The Count of Monte Cristo, The Little Prince, Madame Bovary, The Stranger, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many more titles.

5. Research French History- It has been said that One cannot have a future without understanding their past. The French have a rich and interesting history that is still present in France today. It would benefit anyone who is interested in France to verse themselves in French history. One particular form of French history that is still a large part of present-day France is their art.

6. Plan Your Dream Trip To France- If you are interested in enjoying France without being there physically, it is likely that you aspire to visit the beautiful country someday. A way to follow that dream is to start planning your dream French vacation now. Even if you are not at a place in your life where it would make sense to take a trip to France, it would still give you the opportunity to research French attractions that you would like to take part in when you can actually make it to France.

7. Hang a Picture of the Eiffel Tower In Your Home- The Eiffel Tower is probably the most iconic representation of the country of France. Having an image of this incredibly famous landmark in your home can give you a little slice of France from the comfort of your own home.

Author Jason Harter enjoys traveling and blogging. He is a contributing writer for

Monday, October 22, 2012

Animals for Tots iPhone & iPad App Review

My kids have new bad habits at church that I never had as a kid. While we are sitting there bored occasionally (ok, frequently), they are playing with apps on my iPhone. My 5 year old and my 9 month old absolutely adore this app. Anything to do with animals is a hit and this one is just so well done and fun for the kids that it can occupy a full 15 minutes. Now if you are like me, 15 minutes of occupied kids is golden time in church. Just make sure you turn down the sound!

It is also a great learning and instructional tool. Whenever you buy flash cards, they end up on the floor, bent or lost. With this app the pics are always fresh and crisp and will never bend or get lost. The entire app is perfect to learn animal words and picture recognition. Another really cool feature is the multi-language support for English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. How cool is that!!! As a Mommy blogger this is definitely a must have and one of my favs!
You can download the app from the iTunes market here:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

French party on Monday and Feature

Little Miss Maggie linked this little Caddie last week.
Thanks so much to all of you for linking!!!

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As you have noticed i am posting the same link party. I am aware that there is not that many French inspired posts out there and that people forget to link. The good thing is that you get the maximum exposure! Nice!
For the party, link old and new French inspired posts!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gardener's village and the witches

Gardener's village at Halloween time is so much fun with Ride to a witch. Soso was so intrigued by the witches.
If you missed about the pink breast cancer awareness witch check here

You go on a hay ride to the witch village and then you grab the hay ride back.

We also went to the petting zoo. The kids loved the bunnies and chickens.

She was so good the whole time!

The kids really miss having chickens. This little brown silkie was a favorite.

My Fairy enjoyed the Pony rides

And face painting

So much fun!! We also got some candy and fudge. The village is so whimsical. I encourage you to take your family there! Want 2 tickets to ride to a witch? HERE 

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