Wednesday, August 31, 2011

World's BEST waffles {waffle lady}

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now that I'm in "the club" with a school aged child, breakfast is a hurried event with us trying to get out the door and to school on time. I have made an effort to try and pump my boy with good nutrition to start his day, but what do you know, his entree of choice is WAFFLES! How in the heck am I supposed to get goodness in my lil man when his plate is drenched in Mrs. Butterworths?! Ugh. 

Enter my friend Amanda of Crazy Moms Everywhere, and BOOM, my sticky syrupy situation has been made oh so much better! Amanda has stumbled upon the Waffle Lady, who is a mom with a fun story and an intense desire to make natural and organic waffle and packcake mixes for her and hers as well as some other TOTALLY SCRUMPTIOUS products. Waffle wonder woman sent me a box of chocolate chip waffle mix, a box of gingerbread waffle mix, and her sunflower granola. OH MY STARS! Talk about the most delicious homemade mix I have EVER tasted. It was simply tasty. I wish I had like 867 more boxes of mix because I could almost eat it out of the bowl. My kids were in heaven, and the hubbs gave them a two thumbs up as well.  For those of you who know me personally, you know that food is pretty much the number one source of my motivation for everything. I would never in a million years recommend something that I would not think was pretty awesome. And this my BADD girls, is definitely awesome!

If you would like to enter to WIN a box of Waffle Lady's California whole wheat waffle mix as well as a cup of her daily oats, leave a comment and contact e-mail on this post stating what your fam likes to nosh on at breakfast time, or hop on over to Amanda's blog here, and leave a comment to win!

Your taste buds will NOT be sad...just really really glad :)

Sending fluffy pancake hugs and sticky syrup kisses ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hello are ya?

Well well is about DANG time that BADD got some love! I have been a little stressed/crazy/busy/frazzled/enjoying summer/vacationing and putting my first born in KINDERGARTEN *gasp*. I'm totally feeling like I'm a part of some new mom club now that I have a school aged child. It's pretty awesome actually! I didn't even cry all that much either! 

So now that my life has some sort of structure to it, I would like to announce what my plans are for the next little bit here on BADD, and in my crafty life in general. Remember the to do list post from awhile back? Yeah. Me too. It's time to whip it out (again) and get busy!

-The original idea for BADD was to have a daily digest of our favorite posts of the day sprinkled with our own projects/parties/etc. I'm working out a schedule to scour my google reader and deliver the best to you. for reals. It might not be daily at first, but it's gonna happen. 

- My computer that is used for cutting vinyl took a big fat vacation, but my totally smokin hot and rad husband saved the day and resurrected it...which means fall crafts and vinyl! Hollatchagurl! I'm so thrilled about this since this little snafu was what was making me absolutely BONKERS! Feels good to be back. Thank you hubbs!

-I'm looking to have a few giveaways this fall! Could be vinyl by yours truly, and hopefully some other totally sweet items that you'll want to win super badly!

- I received some AMAZING waffle mix in the mail and I cannot WAIT to post about it. Seriously delish! Stay tuned for that one!

I think that's about all this girl can take on right now. :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Silly kid photos sponsored by Plum Organics

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about fun kid photos and the stories behind them. Enter Plum's "Babies for Yum Caption Contest" on Facebook and you could win a $100 gift card or Plum goodies.

My kids crack me up sometimes. I've really been trying to find "joy" in the moment and just take in this stage of life, because I know i'm going to blink and it's gonna be gone. I try to capture the everyday moments, and most of my kids lives are in an album on my iPhone. I'm sure I would miss lots if my phone didn't have a camera on it. I just love technology! Last week the kids got dressed and their outfits sort of coordinated, so naturally I seized the opportunity to  TRY and get a good picture of them. the word TRY is key here. It just seems absolutely positively IMPOSSIBLE to get a decent picture, with two clean smiling faces looking straight at the lens. I sure hope this "phase" passes, because sometimes it drives me bonkers! Here's an example of what I am talking about....

It's usually Aiden, the older one, too! Why is it so hard to just look at the camera? Every time I look at this image I cant help but laugh. It's so "classic Aiden." Averie, my daughter, knows how to ham it up pretty well, and kind of LOVES looking at snapshots of herself. She definitely gets the "ultra vain" award from this group!

Although it's not a framer, this picture is perfect in its imperfection. It captures their personalities in the best way. It's where they're at, and it's who they are at this stage of life. I love them dearly!

I'm so grateful to be the mother of these two. For it's them who fuel my creativity, my desire to be better, and to try new things. I know I'm the one home with them teaching them all the things about life, but they are the ones teaching me. Do you have a photo of your little ones that just captures their silliness perfectly? I would love to see it! Email us your photo and you could be featured in our crazy kids post once school starts!



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