I have always loved astronomy. Following start charts and searching out consilations proved to be a difficult task for me. While I can find the popular things, really trying to study it became too much of a headache. When our loved ones move on, we always look to the sky to speak to them. While I am not a religious person by any means, I do believe that we all go somewhere. My Dad left this world in 2008. It was a tremendous loss for us and a “win” for Cancer. He is officially a star. Interesting isn’t it? Curious? I sure was.
The International Star Registry has introduced their New Photographic Sky Chart. Customers can add this to their star package when they name a star. Since 1979 International Star Registry has been naming stars for people all over the world. The star names and their coordinates are permanently recorded in the book, YOUR PLACE IN THE COSMOS, to be registered at the Copyright Office of the United States of America. To date, 9 volumes of this book have been published containing over 2 million star names. The Photographic Sky Chart is a collaborative effort between a team of German photographers and International Star Registry. The location of the named star is digitally indicated and circled. We are asking bloggers to enjoy and share the experience of naming a star and receiving this package. Read the rest of this entry »
Dinner is always a big theatrical event in our home. I always go over board. I decide at the last minute to make something from scratch. I suppose that isn’t a bad thing but it definitly makes for some hair pulling nights. Some nights, there are six kids here between the ages of 13 and 4. It can be quite interesting. I hope that I get better at planning ahead. Organization is not my strong suit but I do try.
Yesterday it was ribs for dinner. Hell yea I said ribs! I think it is just terrible if you donot love ribs and BBQ sauce ;). In my opinion, the bbq sauce is what makes or breaks a good batch of ribs. I scouted out Pinterest for a recipe. I was so overwhelmed with how many there were. I also needed one that would fit with what I had on hand. After looking atm what felt like, 100 recipes, I put together this one. I was pleased with it for the most part. I thought I could taste a little too much ketchup flavor but, I have also been sick. Everyone else said it was really good. However, you know kids and significant others lie to spare your feelings so, you be the judge!
It take 10 minutes to put together and an hour to simmer. Don’t be like me, plan ahead!This recipe makes enough to store for later, if you have canning jars on hand. I will also suggest that you use brand products. I say this because you just seem to get a much better flavor. I listed what I used but of course, use what you have! Also, this is not a sponsored post.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! Do you have any tweaking ideas?
Holiday shopping is almost always a headache. Every year I say that I am going to start early and every year, I don’t. I think this is because the boys always change there mind about what they want. Last year, 3 days before christmas, Spencer decided he wanted something. While nodding at him, I am thinking to myself, “Really kid? I already bought it all, wrapped it all, and hid it all in places that I hope I can remember.” One year I am just going to wrap some Duracell Batteries and throw them in a box. Here ya go kiddo! Merry Christmas!
My Mom is notorious for buying the toys that do not shut off. I think this is secretly payback for all of the times I misbehaved as a child. You know the toys I mean. The ones that start going off at 3 am because the dog bumped them. The ones that are loud enough to be used as a tornado siren to warm the villagers. These toys are why Mom’s find a glass of wine at the end of the night. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Information ahs been provided by SheSpeaks and all stories and opinions are my own, as always.
How many times have you gone to a toy store, breathed a sign of relief when you finally got back in the car, only to co home and realize….. you forgot batteries. They can use the new toys without them right? It encourages the use of imagination. Right, that’s it!… No?
While I want their toy batteries to last as brief as possible, I do look for the longest lasting batteries I can find for other things. After all, I don’t like to get off my butt to change the channel on the TV. Do you? What do you mean that’s why we had kids? I thought that was to see how long we can keep all of our hair. If you have forgotten your batteries, have no fear! You can hop on over to Walmart and pick up some Duracell batteries! Yes, I am trying to help you not leave your couch for any reason tonight. Always happy to help a fellow Mom out. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a new app from BeiZ, Lola’s World, which launched on US, November 6th, 2014…perfect timing for holiday gift giving and adding Lola’s World to that new tablet you are giving someone special. Lola’s World is an extensive application that improves school readiness, targeted at children ages 3-5. Parents are able to easily monitor their child’s improvement with a progress tracker. Unlike previous Lola Panda apps from BeiZ, Lola’s World is a subscription-based app. You can download the app and start playing for free with limited content for 3-year-olds and basic access to the progress tracker.
Whenever you want, upgrade to the full version, you can order a 1-month ($1.99 per month) or 3-month subscription ($3.99 for 3 months). The subscription opens all VIP features, such as: more personalization with toys, clothes, food and all avatars. The subscription also gives access to the full range of tasks, including 4- and 5-year-old packages and also opens a parental section with a full progress tracker. You will also receive latest features by monthly updates.
Updates in every second week will bring exciting new interactive things like new mini-games, islands for adventure, or new fancy clothes and more toys to decorate your air ship. Lola’s World will also celebrate the big holidays with your child by giving seasonal updates with fun features.
Lola’s World provides hundreds of hours of educational and entertaining content designed by top educators in the US and Europe. The application has been designed so that it develops with your child – there is no need to choose areas or decide what level to play. The application adjusts automatically and rotates tasks in a child-friendly and logical way.
Learn math and geometry while adventuring from island to island. Choose your favorite avatar and hop on the air ship! Lola will guide you on a treasure hunt to explore beautiful islands with beaches, jungles and mountains. You will solve math puzzles to discover map pieces one-by-one and finally get ready to dig up a treasure chest with golden coins.
When you are safely back at Lola’s air ship, you can relax and use your treasure coins to decorate your ship by buying a new toy from the shop or finding fancy clothes from the wardrobe. You can also relax by making a delicious sandwich from the fridge, or be creative and draw a picture on the clipboard. When you get tired, you can go to sleep and start a new adventure fresh and perky the next morning. Read the rest of this entry »