Thursday, April 17, 2014

Do you consider yourself a Word Wrangler?
A Herder of Vocable perhaps?


Or perhaps words just simply fascinate you.

Then you should absolutely Hop on over to Brenda's for some Thursday Pondering.
(see what I did there?)
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Angel Girl received some Rainbow Looms for her birthday, and time has gotten away from me while watching YouTube videos on how to do the darn things.   Turns out having one of those loom machines makes it much easier.

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So, I'd better hop to it!



In case you haven't caught on, the prompt today is HOP.


Sadly, going to The Hop was a bit before my time, but I can still appreciate it, even if I never was At The Hop.





Although, I have tasted some hops.

Pioneer Beer & Hop Gold Beer 01

 round here "hop" usually means we are goin' down to the creek for some catchin'

Monkey Boy is victorious!  (yes, we let it go soon after)
Or more specifically, and given the time of year - we are hopping with excitement!

Hoppy Easter!!
These little Easter Nests were delicious and the kids loved making them.

All you need right here:

chocolate chips, Cadbury Mini Eggs, cupcake liners, shredded wheat crushed
1.  Just crush up some Shredded Wheat (or Shreddies will work fine too.)
2.  Melt your chocolate either with a double boiler, or in 20 -30 second intervals at 50% power in the microwave.  (I also find a few small drops of vegetable oil will ensure the chocolate remains smooth and prevents scorching.)
3.  Mix the melted chocolate and crushed wheat to make your "nest" and put in liner.
4.  cool for a few minutes in the fridge.
5.  Lay your eggs! 

My kids enjoyed theirs, singing madly to "I Want Candy," while watching this:

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"Hop" 2011

Which is fine with this mom who will no longer have to be hopping mad at the repeated refrains omgmakethemstopsingingletitgoalreadyorshootme of the Frozen soundtrack.


About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


What a difference a few days can make when Mother Nature (who I think needs to lay off the sauce RFN) is in charge.
 
First, this little guy showed up.
And we were all like, "Yeah - a robin! Spring!"

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 Then, I noticed these buds on the tree outside my bedroom window:


 and crystal blue skies:
 I even shot the moon!
sorta.


 and one magical evening - Mother Nature did put on quite a show:



 And then suddenly, the very next morning:


The sun tried.  It really tried.
but it just couldn't stand up to one fickle weather system.

And just like that, we're back in the forever winter.



Good thing we got the bikes ready!

Curious as a Cathy

ImagesByCW Photography


About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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