Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Little Things Thursdays: #40

Welcome to The Little Things Thursday!!

If you are new to our link-up, we like to take a minute to look back on the little things that brightened our week. So often we get busy and forget all of the things that we enjoy as we go through our daily lives. This is an opportunity to stop, remember, and enjoy those things! Nothing is too fact, the smaller the better! That's the whole point! If you have a blog, link-up below. If you don't blog, I'd love for you to participate by leaving a comment. Ready?

1. Popcorn and Yogurt
Pa (Sean's dad) has the kids absolutely convinced that popcorn is meant to be dipped in yogurt. Getting on board with the idea, Caleb took ALL of his popcorn and crammed it into his yogurt cup. I'm pretty sure that this is how strange food combinations begin...

2. Pillsbury Pancake Batter Surprise!
Did you see the post I wrote a few days about about Mini Chicken Pot Pies? Well, Pillsbury surprised me with a coupon in the mail for a free bottle of their new pancake batter! I really love trying new things, and since we have breakfast for dinner so often, this was right up my alley. It's pre-made batter, so you just shake it, pour, cook, and serve. Dinner was on the table in record time last night. I can see the appeal of this product as there is no mess, no prep, and it's very convenient. The pancakes were good, although quite a bit flatter than homemade pancakes. The only major downside is that it would take two bottles to fully feed my family at just over $4 per bottle in the Midwest. But, if you are short on time, this might be something you would want to look into! Thank you to Pillsbury for letting my family try their new Pancake Batter!

3. Transformers
Sean was delighted to find out what my latest product review item is! My hubby is a huge Transformers fan, so I pretty much just handed the box to him and let him play with it. He waited until the kids went to sleep, and then put together the Transformers Construct-Bots Optimus Prime vs. Megatron Construction Set. He said it was a lot of fun and probably appropriate for ages 7 and up (in other words, our kids would still eat the pieces or push them up their nose). This review item is from one of the product review companies I participate in. I'm doing a three part series highlighting the different websites. Although this isn't the company I got it from, if you want to read about how we get free products to review (no blogging necessary), you can read the first part HERE.

4. Stickers
Some junk mail showed up at our house this week. I pitched the ad, but let the kids have the sticker sheet that came with it. Next thing I know, there are stickers carefully stuck to our hardwood floor. Elijah and Abby had systematically removed all of the stickers and put them on the nearest object. Ellie, ever my child who wants to put thing where they belong, decided that the floor was NOT the place to leave stickers. Last night after dinner, she pulled each sticker up and gave them to Daddy for safe keeping.

5. Interesting Hens
Click the picture to make it bigger if you have too! When eggs come in our CSA bags, they often come with a little note from the farmers about what's happening on the farm. This summer, they've put in a new chicken coop, had a lot of water, and random other things. But this note is my favorite! I think it's adorable and funny! Read the part that the red arrow is pointing at!

6. Zumba...I Hope I Like It...
I found a used copy of Zumba Exhilarate on Amazon and used a gift card to purchase it this week. So...I guess this means I need to start working out now?

7. Practice Makes Perfect
Practice, practice, practice! We will get this Preschool Church thing down! Thanks to all of your comments, suggestions, and encouragement when I publicly freaked out in my post about the trials and tribulations of going to Sunday School. 

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  1. I think my husband would be equally giddy about that Optimus Prime set! haha!

  2. I need Ellie at our house. It drives me nuts when stickers end up any where but paper. When I am home it only happens when they are sitting, but somehow when Grandma is there they sometimes end up on the floor and I am the one who ends up pulling them up :)

  3. Sean looks happier than a kid on Christmas

  4. That egg thing is just too cool! And wow, I think I'd even like to play with that Transformers set.

  5. The pancake batter in a bottle is a great idea. You can make cool designs with the bottle. ;)

    My son would love the transformers to as well.


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