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Izabella School Photo

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I think the face just about sums up the three year old mindset.

A meteor!


At least that what I think it was!

Right above the second tree. It looks like a spot! (Trust me it was way more exciting in person)

There were about 10 of them falling and then they get to certain spot and POOF!

So great!

Another great find for our readers.



The great folks over at 1bagatatime.com sent me over this new product. A jute bag!


So cute right?







It's the perfect shopping size and could be used for so much more than just groceries!
I took it out shopping and even got a few compliments.

They are having a special right now on them. If you order 10 regular bags they will throw in a jute bag for FREE! This offer is good through Christmas day.

A five pack is just $19.99! Its higher than the other bags but trust me its worth it. It's so fantastically great!

Just in case you needed more reasons here are 10 more!

1. Jute is a natural fiber
extracted from tropical plants related to hemp.

2. Jute absorbs more CO2 than trees,
so it is a natural defense against global warming.

3. One acre of Jute can absorb 6 tons of CO2
and release 4.5 tons of oxygen in one growing season.

4. It’s highly efficient and renewable,
ready for harvest in just 4-6 months.

5. It is non-toxic
and used to package grains, coffee, and other foods.

6. It naturally improves soil
when used in crop rotation.

7. Less fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides
are needed for jute than cotton.

8. It has been used since ancient times
for rope, twine, burlap, rugs, and textiles.

9. It’s called the golden fiber.
Its naturally attractive color does not need dyes.

10. It’s 100% biodegradable.

So go get some ladies! They would make great Christmas presents if I do say so myself, or even a great gift bag!

Haunted House walk through

Saturday, November 21, 2009






























Time to play slacker catch up.













Book Review

Monday, November 2, 2009
The well-behaved child, Discipline that really works, By John Rosemond

This book provides a great (new, but old fashioned) viewpoint on parenting. This book is full of the parenting information your grandmother would have given you. Long gone are the days of letting our children fail. The new norm is coddling our kids and then wondering why we are dealing with screaming out of control children with no boundaries. This book illustrated techniques that the average parent may never have considered or even thought of.
Some of the techniques I found a bit harsh for my personal use on a three year old. But I am definitely saving some of them for later. I was able to adapt some of the basic techniques for my daughter and can say that so far so good. I really liked that the author talked about specific case studies and gave instructions on how best to make the techniques work He also provided ways to adapt the discipline methods for kids of different ages. I would recommend this book for parents that are having a hard time getting their children under control and are looking for something more. It kind of makes me look forward to the days when I have a mouthy teenager that I can “kick out of the garden”.

Happy November!?

Sunday, November 1, 2009
Hello all. OK, Here are a few things that I have realized.
I can't write on a theme.
I tried! I failed.
End of story!

I need to get back into blogging but not about anything in particular.

Just the way I like it.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween.

We built a haunted house with Dave's cousins. It was GREAT!
Pictures coming soon, I promise. (This time I mean it)

We did however receive some terrible news.

An old roommate that we had many years ago, before Bella was born, was killed in Iraq on Friday.
It is pending investigation (whatever that means)
All we know is that it was non-combat related.
I can't even believe it.
We hear about the "troops" when something happens and we never think about the "people". Especially when it is somebody that you know.

Jenn