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Wordless Wednesday: He’s 13!

March 31, 2010 By · 1 Comment

He went from this:12 Days Old

To this:

He's 13!

Where did the time go? Happy WW!!

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Hello Readers!

March 31, 2010 By · 4 Comments

Welcome to the new “Life of a Home Mom. This is my first official post over here and to be honest I’m excited and freaked out all at the same time.  Why? Simple, I’m wondering if while I wait for my site to import if it’ll delete everything instead. To those that are here, thank you, it means a lot to me. I’ve wanted to get my OWN site for a while, but never had the guts to do the transfer…so here it is. Like it?  I know it still needs a design but it is my own domain and that’s what matters.

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Sylvania Halogen Blog Tour

March 27, 2010 By · No Comments

How many of you change your lightbulbs every month or once every two months? It gets crazy right? I have four kids, each one tends to run through a room and leave on a light no matter how often I tell them to shut them off. With that being stated we are constantly having to replace lightbulbs faster than most. When MomCentral asked if we’d like to review “Sylvania Halogen SuperSaver light bulbs” I jumped at the chance. These lights save you 33% energy and last longer.

Facts from Sylvania:

The SYLVANIA halogen SUPERSAVER light bulb emits the same bright white light as regular incandescent bulbs, but uses up to 33% less energy (and no mercury). With a familiar shape and dimmable features, these bulbs can also fit easily into pre-existing accent lights, track lights, or other fixtures, making them a great transition lightbulb for busy Moms. Of note, traditional incandescents are being phased out under the Federal Government’s Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Many of you know I’ve been trying to get myself and my family to live healthier and that includes things around the house as well as food. By using these lights we’ll be taking yet another step towards going green. I know it won’t all happen over night but it helps. I will admit that the light it gives off is a bit different from what we are use to but at least it is brighter. You don’t even need more than one to be put in due to the light it brings about. Yet, it states it saves 33% energy makes me feel these are definitely a bargain. I have 2 chandelier in my home, one has 4 lights, the other has 6 and I have no clue how many other regular lights we have. I place one each in both of the chandelier and can definitely see a difference. The best part it means I honestly don’t need to get any other lights until these are gone.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of SYLVANIA and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I will receive a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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How to Train Your Dragon Movie & Toys

March 26, 2010 By · 2 Comments

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How many of you will be hitting up the movie theaters this weekend to go see, “How to Train a Dragon”? I wasn’t really sure about this movie when I first started hearing about it because I hadn’t watched any of the previews and just kept hearing the kids talking. Now it only sounded like something really cheesy to me and it hadn’t been made into a cartoon so didn’t sound like anything exciting. That is until the hubby and I watched a movie recently and got to see one of the previews for “How To Train a Dragon.” It looks really cute and he (and the kids) love dragons and swords so this would definitely be a good one for them. I liked that it didn’t look like your typical cartoon and I loved the theme of it.

How to Train Your Dragon Movie:
A young teenage Viking is learning to hunt dragons but suddenly meets one face to face and learns they are nice. He asks if anyone has trained them and is basically laughed out of the place but decides to try anyways. Can he teach this dragon to be friendly? Can he teach his people they don’t have to fight them?

Of course everyone knows that with one hot movie coming out kids are going to be begging for the books, coloring books, posters, toys, etc. This is perfect time since Easter is only a week, these would make for some great basket fillers. Now they even have the Netflix series.

I already have a few asking for the books and two asking for the toys. Little A wants any of the toys, his sister wants the stuffed dragon. It really is cute.

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Easter Line Up

March 26, 2010 By · 1 Comment

Easter is just one more hop away. Are you ready for April 4th, which is when the bunny should hop on by your house? Whether you are or are not your children are probably bouncing off the walls by now waiting to do something. So, here’s a list to help you out!

Easter Craft Ideas:
I have a Growing Easter Bunny Print you can do that I’ve done ever since my first was a baby. I’d love to see pictures if anyone does this one, just leave a comment. Now if your little guy/gal loves to color or paint you may want to head over to Printables for Kids and print some of those cute Easter Coloring pages out. Don’t forget Family Fun Magazine just came out with their Easter crafts for kids and I have a few listed here for you

MomChats has a simple bunny craft for your little ones to draw and color.  San Diego Family has created a cute little pom-pom Easter Basket your kids can make and go easter egg hunting with. They also have a Rainbow Bunny and a Cupcake bunny you can make.  The Crafty Crow has a few Easter Egg ideas for your little guy/gal to have fun with. Don’t forget to explore this site as there are a ton of fun crafts for you and your little one to do.

Sizzix has some cute Easter crafts for kids, here’s one girls would love to do it is a flower crown. (take a peek at the pretty flower crown here)Oh and boys could always do it minus the streamers and make it into a crown for a King. Of course my favorite is the flower dress, which I think any little girl would get a kick out of making.
Katelyn Thomas over at GadAboutMedia has been creating Easter Garland for us. Just look at those cute little lambs. Or learn about how to naturally dye your Easter Eggs over at Gigglepotamus, these are some really pretty eggs.

Want to make some embroidered eggs? Chloe over at GadaboutMedia has you covered with her “How-to of the day: Embroidered Easter Eggs.”  It even comes with step-by-step pictures to help you out. Don’t forget to check out Noreen’s “Adorable Doodled Paper Eggs” over at Tottie Talks Crafts, she also has a lot more crafts for you to try out if you explore her blog. I love those doodle dolls.

Everything Mom has a variety of easter craft ideas and stories. She’s got crafts like the Easter Tree, hippity hop creatures, finger puppets, Easter Craft Masks and much more. Hop on over to read the rest.  The Kaboose has a ton of Easter Crafts and activities to do too. You will find easter bunny cracker treats, yes easter treats. There are bunny masks, egg bunny, sleepy bunny, bunny ears, bunny basket and much more.

Easter Treats & Food:
I’m not going to lie, I’m not a great cook but I enjoy having fun on the holidays and making a meal or two. Many times my issue is I can’t figure out what to make, but with these helpful ideas I think I’ll have fun this Easter. I would really like to try the Easter Basket Cake and see if I can get that basket look down. Don’t you think Linette did an amazing job at that? Before you ask, the chocolates you see on that cake can be found over at Kids Fun Reviewed where she has the recipe for those Chocolate eggs.  Yesterday Linette posted about the Easter Bunny in an Egg Cake and made everything look so easy to make. Check it out!

Still got a sweet tooth or just want to continue with the fun? That’s okay, Char has a cute little chocolate Easter bunny cake over at Celebrate-it and a whole list of items to include for an Easter Bunny Party. I think my kids would’ve like the plastic eggs and Lollipop bouquet the best. One last cake before we move on to centerpieces, this one is a white bunny cake with 5 easy steps.  The only thing I didn’t come across was a carrot cake, man I think I’ll have to do that one myself.

Not everyone has kids and even those that do have kids will find this craft a fun one. Make a paper mache easter egg center piece for your table that your guests will be oohing over. Not only do these look really nice, it is a cheap centerpiece to make.  Or you could head over to the Dollar store and get these cute Dollar Store Easter Party Centerpieces.  Maybe you’d like to add a bit more elegance to the table, try it with some Spring Inspired bouquets.

Basket Ideas:
Over at Toy Wish List there’s a 5 easter toy ideas for boys I think would be perfect for an Easter gift for your little man.

Cake IMG: http://www.amazingmoms.com/
Flower Crown IMG:  http://www.sizzix.com/

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