Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Terrific Tailgating- Weridest College Mascots

Today's tailgating post has to do with mascots. When you think of mascots, you automatically think of something strong, fierce, and menacing. Your first choice probably would not be a chicken or a vegetable.

I am from South Carolina. We are the proud home of the University of South Carolina. Their mascot is the Gamecock, or for short Cocks. That's right their battle cry is GO COCKS! and the mascot's name is Cocky. You can take that anyway you want. Believe me, we have heard all of the jokes.

So I did a little googling to find other weird mascots. Listology.com has a great list. Apparently, vegetables are wildly popular. These are some of my favorites. (and yes, University of South Carolina made the list)

1. Scottsdale Artichokes - Scottsdale Community College is represented my Artie the Artichoke.

2. The Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz adopted the Banana Slug. The slugs are native to the Redwood Forest.

3. Delta State Fighting Okras. The school is located in Mississippi. They actually have 2 mascots. The Statesman is the official mascot, and the Okra unofficially. But the Okra is wildly popular.

4. Evergreen State Geoducks "Gooey ducks" A gooey duck is "a species of large saltwater clam (Panope generosa) which is native to the northern Pacific coasts of Canada and the United States of America, that is, along the coasts of Washington state and the province of British Columbia. They live buried deep in the sand of ocean beaches, and feed on smaller sea creatures, sometimes reaching the age of 100+ years."

I have to give a shout out to Ole Miss. In recent months, there has been a movement to change the Ole Miss school mascot. School officials felt that Col. Reb was a bit too "old south" and want something else. It has been suggested by the students that Admiral Ackbar
from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi be made their mascot. You, see Admiral Ackbar is a member of the Rebel Alliance. There is no better choice to lead the Rebels of Ole Miss. Personally, being a huge Star Wars fan, I am in total support of this! I would even encourage my children to attend Ole Miss in the future. I appreciate a school with a sense of humor and am now an Ole Miss fan!

If you missed my other tailgating post, you might want to check out: Spicy Peach Chicken Wings, Chips and Dip, and Terrific Tailgating

Tuesday Follows


1. Have you ever ate a bug, or anything else that isn't food?

I actually have had one of those suckers with the bugs in them. It wasn't that bad.

2. Colors, do they make you think of anything? ex:Purple=Passion

3. Do you decorate for the holidays?
I Griswald up the house for every holiday. Christmas and Halloween being the biggest.

4. If you were one of the 7 dwarfs, which one would it be?
I guess I would say it really depends on the day of the week and weather conditions.

5. Beef, Pork or Chicken?

I am going to say chicken. I rarely, if ever eat pork and I rarely cook beef at home.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Free Wheat Thins at CVS this week

Become a fan of Wheat Thins on Facebook and get a printable $1/1. Wheat Thins are on sale at CVS this week for $1.

Back To School Cool- Funky Monkey Snack Review

I am always looking for healthy snacks for my children, so I was really excited when I had the opportunity to review Funky Monkey Snacks.

I was a little skeptical at first. When I opened the bag, I was not sure if I would like them, let alone get my kids to eat them. I was pleasantly surprised!

Funky Monkey Snacks are AMAZING!!

What exactly is Funky Monkey Snacks? They are freeze dried slices and pieces of real fruit using a proprietary process to lock in the taste, smell, and nutrients of freshly-picked fruit while creating a fun satisfying crunch

The snacks are 100% natural, 100 % real fruit. They are vegan raw food, kosher,gluten free, and GMO free. These are a great snack item for someone following a vegan diet or food allergies. Each package offers 3 servings of fruit in each bag (1/4 cup of freeze dried fruit equals one serving of fruit. Each bag of Funky Monkey contains 3/4 cup of freeze dried fruit.)

Funky Monkey graciously sent us one of each flavor and we devoured them! The pineapple snacks (Jivealime and Pink Pineapple) were my favorite! The taste was just like eating a fresh, ripe piece of pineapple. My kids loved the Bananamon snacks. Those are bananas with cinnamon. There are 7 Funky Monkey flavors to choose from.

I have already bought more! My kids and I are completely addicted! If you are interested in trying them, Funky Monkey Snacks can be ordered online or check out their store locator to find them in your area.

disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of this review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. They were in no way influenced by Funky Monkey Snacks.

8,500 pounds of ground beef recalled

There is another food recall. You can read more about the beef recall here

Monday Follows and Terrific Tailgating Party Recap!

Monday Minute


It is already Monday again!! I think I need 2 more days off. I am trying to get caught up. I have several new reviews that I am hoping to get posted today.

The Squeaky Grocery Cart is also hosting a Terrific Tailgating Party! My husband and I love to entertain and we love football, so we are really excited that football season is getting ready to start. I have already started sharing some great Chip and Dip recipes and an amazing Spicy Peach Chicken Wing sauce.

I will be posting more Football and Tailgating Recipes on Thursday and Friday.

Now for the Monday Minute,

Who was your high school Sweet Heart?
I didn't really have a high school sweetheart.

What is your favorite vegetable to eat?
I love sweet potatoes. There is so much that you can do with them and they just taste good.

Do you plan on dressing up for Halloween, if yes, what do you have in mind?
We always dress up for Halloween. Most of the time, I end up wearing one of my Star Wars costumes. Kids love it, so we always get asked to come help with different events.
That is my husband and I.

Are you a reality show junkie? If so, what is your guilty pleasure?
My favorite reality show right now is On the Road with Austin and Santino on Lifetime. Pawn Stars and American Pickers on the History Channel.

What year did you graduate high school?

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under The Sea DVD Review

I recently had the opportunity to review Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under The Sea with my children. This is one of our favorite PBS Kids shows, so it was not very hard to get them interested.

They are fascinated by dinosaurs! I have to admit that I enjoy watching Dinosaur Train with them! While they are learning about different species of dinosaurs, I am learning as well. Some of the dinosaurs featured in Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under The Sea, I had never heard of.

I appreciate The Jim Henson Company and PBS Kids for offering quality programs like Dinosaur Train. The show encourages scientific thinking, as well as introducing natural science, natural history, and paleontology.

DVD Synopsis:
Buddy, a pre-school aged Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive family of Pterandons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures. The Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under the Sea DVD includes eight exciting and whimsical adventures:

Elmer Elasmosaurus
Carla Cretoxyrhina
The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers
Paulie Pliosaurus
Elmer Visits the Desert
Shiny’s Sea Shells
Jess Hesperornis
The Old Spinosaurus and the Sea

The DVD also features interactive games, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents. The DVD is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English Stero. The run time is 120 minutes. The DVD is available for the suggested reail prince of $14.99 U.s/ $15.99 Canada.

Release Date : August 24, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review. I did not receive any monetary compensation. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

1. Red (also your POTW theme)

2. Homespace

This is my favorite corner in my office.

3. Fence

4. Rock

5. Sharp

Touchdown Sunday Follow- Terrific Tailgating Chicken Wings

Texas Monkey

Welcome everyone from Touchdown Sunday. This week I have been featuring ideas for Tailgating. You can check out my Chips & Dips or Tailgating planning.

I absolutely love hot wings! I craved them daily when I was pregnant with my daughter. The spicier the better. I love to experiment with different types of wing sauce. This is my Spicy Peach sauce, which actually won a recipe contest.

Spicy Peach Glazed Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings (2-3 lbs.)
any kind of seasoning you prefer

Peach Glaze:
16 oz jar Peach preserves
1/4 cup mustard (yellow or dijon)
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1 Tbs of Brown sugar
1 Tbs of Lemon Juice
1 tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce (I don't really measure the Louisiana Hot, I go by personal taste. Also you can use any hot sauce, I just prefer Louisiana Hot)

Season and bake chicken wings until done. For the sauce, put peach preserves in pot over medium heat until it melts. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, bring to a slow boil then remove from heat. You can toss the wings in the sauce or serve on the side for dipping.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I was given a Blog Award!!

Sassy from Saving SAHM Sanity awarded me A Blog with Substance Award. I am always so surprised and humbled when I get an award. I am very appreciative for everyone who follows my blog. A huge THANK YOU to Sassy!!

The Rules for "A Blog With Substance" Award

* Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.
* Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using 5 words.
* Pass it on to 10 other people you feel have blogs with real substance.

My 5 words:

Here are my 10 picks :
Food Floozie
Design It Chic
Domestically Challenged Momma
I'm So Pretty, I Fart Fairy...
Ma What's For Dinner?
Montessori Mama
Photo Hunt Challenges
Cheap Geeks Anonymous
Belly Charms

Terrific Tailgating- $5/1 Varsity Snuggie!

Ok, I think best of the best, in campy "As Seen on TV" products is the Snuggie! I could not pass up posting this coupon because it fits so well with the tailgating stuff I am posting now.

We have all been to those football games where we froze our butts off! And you certainly don't want to end up like this guy

you can save $5/1 Varsity Snuggie,

Kohl’s has them on sale through tonight for $9.99. Check with your local Kohl’s to see if they take coupons.

Target has them on clearance (in some stores) for $7.99! I actually got my son a one clearance a while back. The kid loves it!!

CVS will have them on sale starting 9/5 for $14.99.

Terrific Tailgating Recipes- Chips and Dip

Yesterday, I kicked off my Terrific Tailgating feature by sharing some tips for getting your tailgating party organized. Today, it is all about the food!

Chips and dip is an easy way to feed a crowd. There are thousands of different dip recipes, but I am going to share a few of my favorite.

Hot Wings are always a great tailgating food. This recipe gives a twist to the traditional hot wing. It gives you all the flavor, with a little less mess.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

5 or 6 chicken breasts, baked, cooled, and shredded
1/2 of a 12 oz. bottle of Buffalo Wings Sauce ( I like Louisiana Hot Sauce wing sauce, but you can use any brand)
1/2 of a 16 oz. bottle of ranch dressing
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.

Mix chicken with Buffalo Wings Sauce. Spread in bottom of prepared pan.

Melt cream cheese and ranch together in a saucepan over med-low heat until smooth. Spread over chicken. Cover with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.

Guacamole is another favorite of mine. I love avocados! Finding ripe avocados can sometimes be difficult. Look for an avocado with a very dark green, almost black skin. Then see if it is soft. You don't want a mushy avocado, you just want some give. Be careful to press too hard, because it will bruise. If you find avocados that aren't ripe yet, you can help them along at home by placing them in a brown paper bag.

For traditional guacamole, I use the following:

ripe avocados
pico de gallo ( in most produce areas you can find this already prepared or make your own from scratch)
granulated garlic
salt & pepper

Peel and mash the avocados.
Add pico de gallo. If you aren't familiar with Pico de Gallo, it is chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice.
Season to taste with granulated garlic, salt, and pepper.
For me, I like to add a little kick to mine. My secret ingredient is adding about 3-4 packets of Taco Bell Fire Sauce. I horde the packets whenever I get the chance and use them for cooking.

To add a little twist to your guacamole, try adding in some crispy crumbled bacon. It adds a little crunch, as well as a nice smokey flavor. I would suggest using less salt when seasoning because of the bacon's already salty flavor.

Don't forget to save the avocado seed! After you mix your guacamole, place the seed underneath your dip. This will help the guacamole from trying brown while sitting out.

For something a sweet and spice, I love making Avocado, Mango, Cucumber Relish. This goes amazing with chips, but I really love it on grilled chicken tacos.

3-4 Avocados- peeled and diced
2 mangos peeled, seeded and diced
2 cucumbers peeled, seeded, and diced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Stir together the avocados, mangos, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic, and cilantro in a mixing bowl. Season with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

You can adjust the amount of spice you like. Just depends on your taste.

Of course you can't forget about 7 layer dip, french onion dip, or another personal favorite artichoke and spinach dip. Those are always favorites too! Please let me know if you try any of these recipes or if you have a favorite dip, please share!
Happy Tailgating!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Let's get ready for some Terrific Tailgating!

I am getting ready to kickoff a "Terrific Tailgate" to celebrate all things football, college and professional. There is nothing better then a good football game, good friends, and great food!

My husband is from MN. So of course, we are Minnesota Viking fans! Yes, Brett Favre is a dirty word in our house. My husband still has a few choice words for Favre over losing a trip to the Super Bowl. I swear Favre is like the Energizer Bunny, now that he is back for another year. The man just wont give it up.

Me, well it is a long standing tradition in my family to love all things Atlanta Falcons. Who doesn't love the underdog? The Falcons are one of those teams that can start out great, then just fall apart. I don't know that there will ever be any hope for them to be a winning team. Although, there was the 1998! They did make it to the Super Bowl for the first time! lol They beat the Vikings to get there, which did not sit well with my husband. Of course the Falcons did not win, but gosh darnit they tried! There is always hope, however they played New England on Thursday and found themselves on the losing end of 28-10.

For college football, we are kind of all over the place. We live knee deep in Carolina/Clemson country. But we show love to the Golden Gophers, FSU, and Ole Miss.

Whether you are at the game or watching it at home, all Terrific Tailgaters need a game plan. Here are a few of my favorite tips for making tailgating fun and less stressful for everyone.

I always like to make dishes that will feed a large group. I love to make tailgate chili. Soups and chili are great way to feed a crowd. It is wonderful, especially on those really cold days when everyone is bundled up for the game. You can also consider dishes like potato or pasta salads, even macaroni and cheese.

If you are tailgating with a large group, go pot luck. Ask everyone what they would like to bring. This way all of the cooking and cost is not solely on one person. You will also have a great variety of food. Make a list and share it with everyone, so each dish is different. Not everyone likes to cook. So assign those friends a job they will be comfortable with it. It could be helping with set up and clean up, or put several in charge of drinks.

Shop together! Try and arrange for everyone to meet up to food shop and prep together. Consider it a pre tailgating party. Come prepared with your shopping list and meet up at your local Costco or Sams. Buying items bulk, such as meat, is a great way to help save money.
After your shopping trip, meet at a central location. You can start marinading meat or pre-make hamburger patties.

This is also a great time to check your master list and remind everyone of what to bring. Do you have enough containers? Are you grilling, do you need propane or charcoal for your grill? how many coolers do you need? It is always a good idea to have at least 2 large coolers. One for your meat or other items that need to be kept cool and one for drinks. Do you have enough paper products? (plates, cups, forks,napkins, etc.) Comfort items? ( chairs, blankets, small event tent, stadium cushions)

Stay organized and try not to get stressed out. The best part of tailgating is hanging out with your friends, eating great food, and enjoying some football.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

High Value Ball Park Frank Coupon

Become a fan of Ball Park Franks on Facebook to get a high value coupon. $2/1. If you shop at BI-LO this week, you can get the hotdogs for .24! I think at Food Lion this week, you can get them for around .50

$15 Georgia Aquarium tickets

This is a great deal! The Georgia Aquarium is offering kids, adults, and seniors tickets to the aquarium for just $15! The
offer valid from August 15, 2010 – November 12, 2010. The deal must be
purchased and used by November 12th.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

eBeanstalk.com site review

It is so difficult sometimes to pick toys that your child or children will love.
I recently discovered Ebeanstalk.com. Ebeanstalk is a toy website that allows customers to search for products by age group. How frustrating is it when you just want to buy baby toys, but you have to sort through millions of toys for older kids before you find what you're looking for? Ebeanstalk is a toy website that allows you to search for the specific age of your child so you don't have to go through any of that hassle!

My children and I both were thrilled with the variety of toys. They both saw numerous items that they wanted to add to their Christmas wish list. I love the fact that the toys are educational and allow the child to have imaginative play. The website is easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. My daughter really loved the pink Rody Horse.

In order to provide only the best of the best, check out their website and tell them about the safest toys for 1 year olds or those fantastic toys for 2 year olds you know other moms would love.

S'more Cupcakes!

The Two Savvy Sisters

I found this recipe through Crazy Daisy's Tuesday Taste. It looked like something my kids and husband would love. S'mores are like the greatest ever and put that on top of a cupcake. You have something irresistible. I varied the recipe a little. I chose to frost with marshmallow fluff, instead of mixing half frosting, half marshmallow.


1 chocolate cake mix
graham crackers
chocolate chips
chocolate sauce
marshmallow fluff

Crush your graham crackers and mix with melted butter to make crust. I used a 1/2 of a stick and 1 package of graham crackers for the crust. set aside

Prepare cake mix to box directions.

Line pan with cupcake liners. Fill the bottom with a thin layer of the graham cracker mixture.

Then fill the cups with the chocolate cake mix. Top the cake mix with a sprinkling of chocolate chips. Bake according to box directions.

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely and frost with marshmallow fluff. Drizzle some chocolate sauce on top and finish with a toasted marshmallow.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday & Photo Challenge

I am now totally addicted to these photo challenges! Here are my entries for this week. I am still working on finding 20 for my Photo Hunt Challenge.

Here are my scavenger hunt pictures for this week.
1. Bokeh (also your POTW theme)

2. Business (August 2010 Photo Hunt item)

3. Eco-Friendly (August 2010 Photo Hunt item)

4. Repetition (August 2010 Photo Hunt Item)

5. Music


Mama's Heart Photo Challenge, Week 4: Whoops!

Here is my whoops picture. I was trying to take a picture of my cat Charlie.

Welcome Wednesday & S'more Cupcakes!

Welcome to my Welcome Wednesday post! We are preparing for the Back to School Family picnic tonight at my son's school. I am really looking forward to it and I promised him I would make a special dessert. We are going to be making S'more Cupcakes today.

I will post the recipe and pictures later this evening!

Deli Meat Recall

Zemco Industries has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. The sandwiches in question were distributed to WalMarts nationwide. The USDA says that they have not gotten any reports of illness from the contaminated meat.

"Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease," according to the USDA. "Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy."

The products under the recall are:

– 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300.

– 28.49-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17803 1300.

– 32.67-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches VIRGINIA BRAND HAM With Natural Juices, MADE IN NEW YORK, FULLY COOKED BACON, SANDWICH PICKLES, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17804 1300.

– 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300.

The meats were produced between the dates of June 18 to July 2, 2010. The "Use By" dates range from August 20 to September 10, 2010.

The recall involves the Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches, not packages of deli meat. Walmart is encouraging customers to return the recalled products for a full refund. You can read more here.

Every time I look at the clock, I see 9:11 It is freaking me out!

For the last couple of months, every time I look at a clock in the morning it says 9:11. I have had it happen a few times at night as well. But, it seems like it is happening increasingly more. It really is starting to freak me out.

With my son in kindergarten now, I am so terrified something will happen at his school. My husband says I am over reacting. It is just a coincidence, and that my internal clock is regrouping at that time. That is why I notice it more. But I am really scared.

Has anyone had this happen? I would love to hear from others.

Easy Lunchbox Winner!

The winner of the Easy Lunchbox giveaway is Erin! Thank you to everyone who entered and Congratulations to the winner! I have sent an email to the winner.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Minute

Monday Minute

Favorite 80s flick?

Empire Strikes Back!!! But I also love John Hughes movies. SAVE FERRIS!

One genre of music needs to be banned. Which genre?

This is tough. I don't think music should be banned. The problem stems from radio stations over playing songs to the point where they physically make you ill if you hear them one more time.

All time favorite candy?

my favorite gas station candy bar is Butterfingers. My favorite upscale chocolates: Sees Candy or Godiva.

*How 'flawed' is your driving record?

Mine isn't bad. I had one wreck like 15 years ago.

What was high school mascot?

What color socks are you wearing?

I don't wear socks. I hate things on my feet, plus it is 100 degrees. I am sporting some pink flip flops.

FREE Sorry! Revenge or Yahtzee Hands Down card game

Check your USA Weekend or Parade magazine found in the Sunday Newspaper. There are reports that you may find a pretty a Hasbro card game coupon inside! The coupon is valid for a FREE Sorry! Revenge or Yahtzee Hands Down card game when you buy ANY one Hasbro Card Game.
Target has these for about $4, plus there is a $1/1 printable coupon. These would make great stocking stuffers.

Meet Me on Monday


1. What is your favorite kind of doughnut?

Krispy Kreme original glazed, preferably hot off the line. Those are really the only doughnuts I will eat.

2. How often do you pray?
I try to pray daily.

3. What is your favorite kind of music?
Right now, I really love Lady Gaga.

4. What do you order when you eat Chinese food?

This is a tough one because it depends on where I am ordering from. There are like 5 different Chinese restaurants that I like, but I have certain dishes at each one that I like. These are my favorites: Vegetable Egg Fu Young, Mongolian Beef, Lemon or Spicy Orange Chicken, Szechuan Tofu with vegetables, Sesame Tofu, Honey Chicken, Chang's Spicy Chicken from P.F. Changs, hot& sour soup, #37 Red Curry with steamed tofu, pineapple and carrots 2 stars.
If the dish isn't already spicy, I ask them to add some spice to it.
5. Would you rather snowboard in the winter or swim in the summer?

I would rather swim, I am not a fan of cold weather.

ArtCow is offering free Memo Pads

ArtsCowis offering 20,000 FREE memo pads a day through September 5!
In order to get this deal, you have to have at least 50 Facebook friends. Post this deal on your Facebook wall by clicking on the “Connect with Facebook” button. You will receive an exclusive code to use at checkout.

As of typing this, there was over 14,000 still available. However, when I did mine it came up 1.99. Others have reported no problems and got it for free. Let me know if you try this deal and how it worked out for you.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This weeks interruptions: Leading Lines, Something Comfortable, Feet, Sight, and Sweet.

leading lines:

these are 2 glow sticks that my children had. I thought they were interesting and played around with them myself.

something comfortable

It is hard to beat comfort food. I think these pancakes are a good representation of a relaxed and comfortable weekend.


My husband and I are in several Star Wars costume groups. My husband is Vader. He and one of our friends were goofing off while getting ready for a charity event.


These are eyes from different species of geckos. We went to see a gecko exhibit at a local museum of natural history.

my R2 unit's optical eye. Plus it is a sight that you don't see everyday.


Not the greatest picture, but I loved how the colors looked. These are rainbow cupcakes that my children and I made.

I just started following so I am really late to the Photo Hunt Challenge, but I am going to try to get all 20 items in just a few days. Please check out my Photo Hunt Challenge post. Some of this pictures are repeated there.