Burger Goodness with King’s Hawaiian buns

King's Hawaiian buns, bringing people together

I have always loved a good burger, all be them turkey burgers, none the less, I love the taste with all the fixins... I actually don't mind grilling these ready-made turkey burger patties ... I'm kind of simple like that! Don't get me wrong, there are times when I'll get a wild hair and actually MAKE my turkey burger patties. But that didn't happen this time. LOL! I love mixing up the fixings, however there are staples for my family and I, such as ketchup and cheese. Avocados are a nice addition as well when we have them. So we have burgers not only for special occasions, but for probably one meal a week!  Easy to make, easy to clean up ... We have been trying different buns.  Our … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice – Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice was so fun!!!! The best part ... my Mom got to be with us!!! She has always wanted to go to a 'Icecapades' show, and now she has. {Cross it off the bucket list, Mom!} We got to see the whole gang of Toy Story 3!  They did a spectacular job!!! {can't wait to take the boys to Disneyland or world!!!} {To see these guys!!!} The soldiers were so good!  I couldn't get over how they could see where they were going! See what I mean! Mr and Mrs Potato Head!  Such a sweet couple! Here's Buzz Lightyear!  {yes, he looks a bit funky to me too, but he was a GREAT skater} The ALIENS!!!  They were soooooo fun to watch! Lotso made his appearance! Woody was a great performer! And, … [Read more...]

Scorpion Sucker …

scorpion sucker

If you ask me, it's totally GROSS. But if you ask my 4 year old, he begs to differ... Ummm, yeah. Not me.... You're dying to know where we got it?  My husband was away and thought it would be a great gift to bring me as a souvenir from Arizona. What a GREAT guy!! xo xo Tara … [Read more...]

SPAM Brunch – and the Denver Broncos

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Spam Yes, you read that right ... we went to a Spam Brunch at our neighbors on Sunday. And to watch the Broncos kick some serious Kansas City bootie! Go Broncos!!! {who knew they made Spam Light!! ... it's half the fat!} We just love our neighbors to bits!  Mr Dave would always have an annual Spam Brunch with their daughter that lives locally and her friends.  They were so kind to open it up and have 22 of us over to share in the festivities.  He had some really wonderful dishes made with Spam ... here's the 'official' Spam recipe page for you, cause I know you are DYING to know how he made SPAM taste so good! He used to actually work at the Spam 'plant' in Austin, Minnesota growing … [Read more...]

GO TEBOW!!! GO BRONCOS!!!!!!

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How about that Tebow?!!! We watched the game at our {wonderful} neighbor's home and had a great time!!!  Thanks Gary and Vickie!!!! It was one of those games that had you thinking, "Poor Tebow", but he pulled it off and the Broncos won 38-24 against the Raiders!!! GO TEBOW!!!! {iPhone pic} Have a great week!!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Wii Party – And a Birthday Party, too!

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We had a phenomenal opportunity to host a Wii party yesterday! We received the new Wii game, Wii Play: Motion with controllers to play with our friends. AND!!!!  It was the boys' birthday party, so we combined to two and had a Wii Birthday Party!!! The kids had a GREAT time ... and so did the ADULTS! Here's some pics from the party ... Wii Play: Motion is rated 10yrs and over, however, the kids had no problems playing the games AND actually did better than some of the adults!!  This game can only be played with the Wii Remote Plus controller for more precise handling and movement, so they INCLUDE the controller with the game when you buy it.  It has 12 short games, a favorite was the … [Read more...]

Fun in the LEAVES!!!!!!!

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I love Fall! The beautiful foliage!  The brilliant colors of the leaves changing!  And.... Boys playing with the fallen leaves!!!! They even got to bury DAD!!!! "I'm okay!" ******** How are you enjoying the fall season? Are you able to still go out and play? Or has the cold or snow already arrived? xo Tara … [Read more...]

Opening Night at the Circus!!!

The Greatest Show on Earth

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth was FULLY CHARGED!!!!! Goodness where do I start? Media Tour We were so lucky to go behind the scenes before the show to visit the animals 'backstage' and have the opportunity to ask questions of one of the trainers and the veterinarian. Did you know?  Ringling Bros. spends $6 MILLION dollars on health care for their animals each YEAR! Did you know?  The animals get the royal treatment!  Hot or cold outside?  They get air conditioning or heating!!!  They are well pampered! These guys were really putting on a show for us outside!  Aren't they beautiful! I couldn't resist this peaceful shot. Pre-Show!!! After the … [Read more...]

A Fort for the Boys

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A few months ago, we received a play set for FREE from our neighbor as their daughter had outgrown it and they wanted to get rid of it.  I had been looking on Craigslist for a while, but wasn't ready to throw down $400-$800 for one.  Well, we were so thrilled and LUCKY to get this from our neighbor!!  We had to do some tuning up, of course, and had to purchase some parts ... but we were just so thankful to have this playset for our boys! Well, we put on a HUGE canopy made of solid wood.  My husband believes in making things very sturdy and didn't want to put just a 'tarp' that we'd have to just end up replacing in the future anyways. Well, it turns out, he's not a carpenter. The 'support' … [Read more...]

The Magic Bullet ~ Making Smoothies with Kids

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So, you might thinking to yourself "I haven't seen that thing in years!" Well, neither have I. It's been in my cupboard collecting dust. I.have.no.idea.why.I.haven't.brought.it.out.sooner! The boys LOVED it! In fact, they loved it so much, we've had smoothies for the past 2 breakfasts! We had Bananas, Blueberries, Peaches, Grapes, Strawberries, Pineapples I know they love choosing their own ingredients. Added Ice, a bit of Apple Juice {or OJ} and Water, and a touch of Yogurt {optional} They LOVE working it! And they love drinking it {not sure why I didn't get a picture of that ... hmmm} I used some greens and fresh mint in mine. Very tasty actually! And, I felt so … [Read more...]

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