Tell Me About It Tuesday 6/30

Welcome back blogging babes! I am glad to have you here for our weekly party!


In my life since last week:

Summer vacation continues in the Sweet Silly Sara residence. The kids are enjoying having their father home everyday. I am getting a little too used to having him home. Having someone to help with the cleaning is awesome. Getting to sleep until 7:30 every other morning has been quite a treat also.

We really haven't been doing anything exciting... or much of anything really. Today it was nice outdoors but quite humid. Instead of attempting to entertain my kids we all piled in the car and took a country drive. No radio, no air conditioning, just wind in our hair and conversation.

If you are doing anything exciting, let me live vicariously through you. Tell me about your week in a comment.

Okay, now onto the party!!


Make sure you hop over to see the features on Saving for My Family, Pin-n-Tell   and Woman of Many Roles. Be a dear and follow them or leave a comment if you would be so kind.


We had a ton of great posts linked up last week!

My favorites included:

Lemon Blueberry Pie from Grandparents Plus


Super Hero Birthday Party from 2 Crochet Hooks









Don't forget to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge} It makes me so sad to see that most of you are not playing by the rules and visiting other links. 


First Pet Pal Craft

My little boy loves animals. He wants to play with our cat, who is not down with playing. He begs the dogs to "Come outside to play" but they are older and they don't play much anymore. When we go to the grocery store Roo begs to see the fish. He wants a pet of his own so badly.

While I indulge Roo whenever I can, I realize he isn't ready for the responsibility of a live animal. I had an idea to satisfy his need for a pal to love through a cute little craft {super easy to do too}.



To make a First Pet Pal you will need:

Pom Poms
A marker
Glue



First glue the pom poms together as you like to form a body. We did one with 3 segments and we did one with only 1 pom pom for a body.

Next glue on smaller pom poms for ears. You could also use them for noses, eyes or ears.

Then draw on a happy face.



After the glue had dried I handed Roo his First Pet Pal that we made and he was very pleased. I asked Roo what it was, he told me it was a bug. He carried his bug around all afternoon.  We made a little house for his new pet out of a toilet paper roll.

Roo couldn't wait to show his new first pet, the bug off to anyone that would look. We made  a few of these because it was fun!

Saturday #214

On Saturday #214 (34 for Harper) the kids and I were up early as is the norm. Roo wanted to take a walk, and I thought that was a good idea. I had hopes of walking some of the rotten out of him before his baseball game.

We walked for about a mile and a half. The morning was lovely. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping. My kids were sweet. I couldn't ask for much more.

Baseball was cute. Roo tried. He went home happy. I took advantage of the sunny day and tackled my lawn care duties while Miss Harper had a nap.

Harper is getting so big! She is gorgeous, has the craziest cutest hair ever. She loves her brother and wants to be wherever he is. Sometimes I grab her and we get in bed with Roo in the morning, she sees him and she squeals with happiness. She crawls over to him and puts her face up against his with a huge smile.


Later that day we took a walk at Lowe Volk, which was semi nice until we got deep enough in the woods to be attacked by mosquitoes despite using repellant.


We kept the last weekend of the school year quiet. I felt that I spent it with my kids and we were outside for most of the day, so it was a success.

Tell Me About It Tuesday 6/23

Welcome back party people!

In my life since last week:

Summer break continues. We really haven't been doing anything exciting. I am working a ton, hubby is enjoying the family as much as possible. 
The kids? Cute and rotten!

Leave me a comment! Tell Me About Your Week!



Make sure you hop over to see the features on Saving for My Family, Pin-n-Tell   and Woman of Many Roles. Be a dear and follow them or leave a comment if you would be so kind.


We had a ton of great posts linked up last week!


Among my favorites:

4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels by Home Cooking Memories




Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza by Gator Mommy Reviews



On to the party!

Thank you for dropping by to link up. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

Remember, please follow the hostesses. Link up anything family friendly that you like. I am changing the rules to include giveaways because we all love a good giveaway right? And the point of this party is to support our fellow blogger right?


I would also like you to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge} It makes me so sad to see that most of you are not playing by the rules and visiting other links. 




Please note that by linking up to Tell Me About It Tuesday you are granting the hostesses permission to share your post on our social media accounts and or in round up posts. We may also feature your work in the next party.











Don't forget to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge} It makes me so sad to see that most of you are not playing by the rules and visiting other links. 

Saturday #215-#221

Okay, here it is... I have somehow lost 9 Saturdays in the last 18 months. I keep trying to catch up to no avail. So I am going to admit defeat and play catch up....

 Saturday #215 (#35 for Harp) Saturday #216 ( #36 for Harp) Saturday #217 (#37) Saturday #218 (#38) Saturday #219 (#39) Saturday #220 (#40) Saturday #221 (#41) I have no idea what we did on these missing Saturdays! In reality they were spent at t ball- but me being the ditz I can be didn't realize how behind I was in this series until I realized... Harp is not 34 weeks old.

Since I have no real family tales to tell I will show you photos of my life.

Roo and Jae- Best Buds


Roo exploring the statues at the Kingwood

Roo at Kingwood again

They are multiplying?! I found a baby in my laundry.

Happy Harper at the park making friends and influencing people.

Happy girl!

Hey! It's me! Sweet Silly Sara

Roo getting ready to hit one out of the park?

Goofy boy!

Roo gives Harp a lot of kisses, she loves it!

Mom was cleaning in the kitchen so Roo said he would have his snack in the kitchen to keep me company.

Roo likes to hold Harper and watch tv... Harper likes to be held by Roo so it works well.

Hey! We wore this girl out finally!

Roo and {Mr.} Adam in the woods.

Harper chilling in the stroller.

Proud boys with their medals from t ball.




Okay, the series will continue as it should from this point forward... Thanks for bearing with me!

Saturday #213

On Saturday #213 (33 for Harper) everyone was healthy. The day was spent much like all of the others as of the last few months, at baseball.



Now, to be honest. I am behind on this series. Like several weeks behind, so I am trying to play catch up. Details are fuzzy at best. Now that it is summer and {Mr.} Adam is home, the days all run together. So... the next few posts in this series may or may not be accurate...


After baseball I believe I came home to pack a lunch. We are trying a new family hobby of geocaching. To be honest, I do not love the new hobby. I like walking with the kids, but I am not going to go digging around to find these things. I go strictly for moral support.

The kids grew tired of geocaching, so we took a walk around the lake and made a stop at the swing sets. Roo was happy to get in a little playing time. He sweetly asked of we could get ice cream. Being on a diet, ice cream was the last thing I needed, but Roo is little! He earned it and he very wisely told his dad that Harper wanted ice cream too, no one says no to Harper. Since everyone else was eating junk food I caved and had a sundae which promptly made me feel sick... lesson learned.

After geocaching, lunch, ice cream and tons of walking the kids were tired. We headed home to tuck little ones into bed.

The day was well spent. I am sure I forgot a few details, but you get the idea of Saturday #213 out of 940.





Tell Me About It Tuesday 6/16

Welcome Back Party People! I hope you have had an excellent week!




In my life since last week:

The never ending weekend continues in my home. We have had fun so far a week and a half into summer. We wrapped up the t ball season and went out with a bang. My son threw a water slide party for his friends on the team. We had a good turn out. The kids had a blast! Hearing the laughter of my son and his pals made my heart super happy. One of the moms texted me after the party and said her son was so happy and told her Roo was his best friend ever! {Aww!}

Leave me a comment! Tell Me About Your Week!



Make sure you hop over to see the features on Saving for My Family, Pin-n-Tell   and Woman of Many Roles. Be a dear and follow them or leave a comment if you would be so kind.


We had a ton of great posts linked up last week!


Among my favorites:



Monday Motivation by Magna Artistic Photos

Time To Relax Beach Trip by 2 Crochet Hooks

Because I am lame and dramatic and at odds with my ISP and my service is crawling at 3.77 Mbps tonight (as fast as you can possibly go my foot!) I don't have photos... I would be waiting until Christmas for them to load at this rate. 


On to the party!

Thank you for dropping by to link up. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

Remember, please follow the hostesses. Link up anything family friendly that you like. I am changing the rules to include giveaways because we all love a good giveaway right? And the point of this party is to support our fellow blogger right?


I would also like you to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge} It makes me so sad to see that most of you are not playing by the rules and visiting other links. 




Please note that by linking up to Tell Me About It Tuesday you are granting the hostesses permission to share your post on our social media accounts and or in round up posts. We may also feature your work in the next party.







Don't forget to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge} It makes me so sad to see that most of you are not playing by the rules and visiting other links. 

Saturday #212

On Saturday #212 (#32 for Harper) Roo was feeling much better! Harper was still a work in progress, but she kept her good attitude and a big smile.


Roo turned on the charm and asked to take a walk. He didn't beat around the bush, he wanted to walk to see the train, then go get juice and a cookie. I love to take walks with Roo so I agreed. Harper stayed home with her Daddy and Roo and I set out into the sun drenched morning.

The train did not go by, which was disappointing to my little boy. He loves the train and everything stops if he can hear it (we live kinda close to the tracks). But we kept walking, soon the train was forgotten as he was noticing birds, dogs, signs and best of all:  Motorcycles!!

Roo got his juice (A $3 Spongebob juice. WTH! I let this kid talk me into these things all the time because he is cute and I love him. Evil marketing people...) He decided he didn't want a cookie, but he wanted M&M's. I agreed, with the understanding that they would be for later. Like after dinner later. Like in a long time. He was okay with that. {Whew!}

We walked home, holding hands and talking. Roo has made huge improvements in his speech. It is so nice to have a conversation with him.

When we got home Harper was asleep, so we ventured out into the backyard. We enjoyed the morning sun and the chance to get the dogs outside. When she woke up everyone was ready to see her. She is sweet and cuddly. A lovely baby.

The day continued on as normal, we did all of the normal things. I mowed, we had dinner, I worked. It was a nice day, and I considered the mission of spending Saturday together accomplished.



Saturday #211

On Saturday #211 (#31 for Harp) most of my family was ill. The kids both had a viral infection that was definitely not fun for anyone. Looking back a few weeks as I play catch up here, I recall it being a very sad weekend. I can handle most anything, but my kids being sick and unhappy is a deal breaker. That causes me pain too!



With everyone feeling sick we took it easy. There were lots of naps and snuggles for the kids and lots of cleaning for Mom. {Mr.} Adam wasn't feeling well either, so I was kind of on my own.

After I had cleaned until I could clean no more,I worked for a few hours then I lounged on the sofa with a good book (About a Boy) and a few episodes of the Wonder Years on Netflix.

I didn't have the heart to cook dinner for one, so I made a sandwich and went back to work. Lucky for me, my furry entourage was willing to keep me company and they secretly liked the quiet of the house and the chance to have me all to themselves. I spent the evening with a dog to me left, a dog at my feet and a cat behind me on the back of the sofa. All in all it was not a bad way to spend an evening, I just wish my kids had felt better.

I hope your Saturday was spent in better health, and that you had the chance to spend time with the people you love.




Saturday #210


On Saturday #210 the kids and I were up enjoying a peaceful morning. My son so sweetly comes up to me and says "Hold Mommy's hand." I said "You want to hold my hand?" Roo says "Take a walk and hold Mommy's hand?" His blue eyes sparkled with hope.



I hadn't planned for a walk that morning, but sometimes you must live in the moment.

I told him "Yes, we can hold hands on a walk. Let's get dressed!" It took about 20 minutes, I tiptoed into the master bedroom and let Adam know we were leaving.

The sun was shining and it was a lovely day! We walked towards the train tracks. Along the way a group of puppies ran out to greet us. Roo laughed and was so happy! Harper likes seeing Roo smile, so she was offering happy baby noises too.

Roo was delighted that the train went by, and to make it even better the engineer waved to him. His smile was fantastic.

We walked downtown, got a juice at Roo's request. Then headed home. We went to t ball and ran errands.

The day flew by, but it was nice. My kids were happy, I spent the day with them. Mission Accomplished!


Tell Me About It Tuesday Party

Welcome Back Party People! I hope you have had an excellent week!


Big news this week! We are honored to welcome Jenn and Dawn from Pin-n-Tell as our new co-hosts. That means we are featuring your awesome posts on 4 blogs!

In my life since last week:

{Mr.} Adam is now on summer break. It seems like we have had a really long weekend.  I heard dear husband tell someone he went from one boss to another, when asked how his summer was going. HA! I guess that means the party we have been having is only fun for me. {For the record I am throwing a week long cleaning party.}





Make sure you hop over to see the features on Saving for My Family and Woman of Many Roles. Be a dear and follow them or leave a comment if you would be so kind.


We had a ton of great posts linked up last week!

Among my favorites:









How to Fix a Stripped Screw Hole by Woods of Bell Trees



On to the party!

Thank you for dropping by to link up. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!
Remember, please follow the hostesses. Link up anything family friendly that you like. I am changing the rules to include giveaways because we all love a good giveaway right? And the point of this party is to support our fellow blogger right?


I would also like you to visit the 2 links before yours in the party, just to keep it fair! Please visit and share as many as you can. We all love comments. {wink, hint, nudge}




Please note that by linking up to Tell Me About It Tuesday you are granting the hostesses permission to share your post on our social media accounts and or in round up posts. We may also feature your work in the next party.



Coconut Rice Krispie Treats Recipe {Dairy Free}

Earlier this week I needed to make a snack to share with little boys. I thought I would go with a standard favorite and make Fruity Pebble Treats until I realized margarine has milk in it and I needed a snack that was free of milk and chocolate.

I started a batch of a nutella type Rice Krispie Treats... then I realized after adding the Jif version of Nutella that oops this has chocolate in it... It was irrelevant anyways because the recipe was a total flop. 

I scanned my pantry and came up with coconut oil as an ingredient a little more digging searching produced a bag of coconut flakes...

So, I created a recipe that is free of milk and chocolate for my dears that face food allergies. I wasn't sure how they would turn out so I used {Mr.} Adam as a guinea pig. He said they were good but that they were too adult for kids. I shrugged my shoulders and said "I am okay with that because I tried."

Imagine how thrilled I was to hear from the Moms a few days later that the Coconut Rice Krispie Treats were a hit and that several Moms thought they were lovely! So here is the recipe, I hope you like it too!




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Coconut Rice Krispie Treats {Dairy Free}
Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats with a delicious coconut flavor!
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 10 ounces Marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flakes
  • as desired Sprinkles
Instructions
Spray a baking dish with coconut oil spray as well as a pan.Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 10 ounces of marshmallows to the sprayed pan. On medium/low heat melt the oil and marshmallow. (This took about 3 minutes, be sure to stir frequently)
When the marshmallows and coconut oil melt add 4/1/2 cups of Rice Krispies and 1/3 cup of coconut flakes to the pan, stirring until the cereal is well coatedSpread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.Add sprinkles.Allow to cool for one hour.Cut into squares and serve.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 servings




If you liked this easy recipe you might want to check out my Pretty Pebble Marshmallow recipe or My Nuts About Cookies Bark recipe. Thanks for dropping by today!



Tell Me About It Tuesday 6/2


Welcome back party people! I am so glad you came!

Since last week in the life of Sara...
I have been busy with the kids, mowing (This girl is in love with her Ryobi mower and has taken over the lawn duties) and preparing the home for summer.


Okay now onto the good stuff!

I have been featuring your links on the Sweet Silly Sara page as well as my personal page. {Hey, we can be friends-leave me a comment or send me an email [sweetsillysara at gmail dot com] and I will add you on facebook.} I am behind on the pins and comment love again this week... 

Make sure you hop over to see the features on Saving for My Family and Woman of Many Roles. Be a dear and follow them or leave a comment if you would be so kind.

Here are a few of my favorites from last week:


Crochet Flower Pillow by 2 Crochet Hooks


The Shirt Skirt by The Crafty Blog Stalker
Crockpot French Dip by Daily Leisure

On to the party!

Thank you for dropping by to link up. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!
Remember, please follow the hostesses. Link up anything family friendly that you like, except giveaways and etsy shops!

Don't link and run, visit a few links please! Everyone loves comments or shares {hint, hint, wink, nudge}





Please note that by linking up to Tell Me About It Tuesday you are granting the hostesses permission to share your post on our social media accounts and or in round up posts. We may also feature your work in the next party.