Thursday, September 29, 2011


Come visit us tonight at our McQuig's pumpkin stand. 

Hollyhocks & Honeybees 
Fall Show 2011 
Thursday the 29th from 6-8 p.m.
Friday the 30th from 10 a.m.- NooN
{Quigley's home- 4011 Lilac Lane in Mt. Green} 

My kids will be selling the pumpkins they grew with their friends this summer at the McQuig Farm.  These are charming specialty pumpkin....fat jacks, worty's and a few african gourds.  Sure to spruce up any porch caved up or left through November.  I like to decorate with them around the inside of my house as well. 

I will have some of my Halloween decor at the 

Hollyhocks & Honeybees 
Fall Show 2011 
Thursday the 29th from 6-8 p.m.
Friday the 30th from 10 a.m.- NooN
{Quigley's home- 4011 Lilac Lane in Mt. Green} 

Melissa always has so many fun things at her show's.  I can't wait to get me one of her new striped frames!  Hope to see you tonight.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Crazy all the time

So I have come to the conclusion that life is just CrAzy all the time.  Even when I think I am going to have a calm normal day of doing laundry and hanging out doing the Mom thing life always surprises me.  Let me fill you in a bit on what I have been up too in the past non-stop five day's.

Let's start with Thursday..... the super fabulous (original) 365 Swap.  It turned out so awesome.  Each time my sweet cultivate girls and I put this on I think "How are we going to top that next time?"  some how we come up with more, new creative ideas.  I can't wait to post more on this. up swap stuff, watching my super fun hubby harvest his giant pumpkins. This year after the harvest we went down to Thanks Giving Point, where the weigh off is held and spent the night in the hotel next door.  We had a blast at the pool and how do you beat sleeping in until 8:30, getting feed breakfast and watching cartoon's guilt free??

Saturday......The weigh off was fantastic to say the least.  I like having it at Thanks Giving point, there are lot's of things to do there with my kiddos.  Well my super fun hubby, Matt broke his record weight not only once with a pumpkin weighing 1,338 lbs but twice with the new Utah State record of 1,600 lbs!!  That's right people is said 1,600 lbs, is that not insanity?  We were all super excited about it.  We got home late that night just in time to clean up the house, run to the store and prepare a lesson to teach in church the next day.

Sunday....first off to our church to teach super sweet kid's who I love to pieces,  then down to my parent's church to support my Dad in his new calling of Bishop of his ward, then home to find a massive crowd in front of our house to check out the pumpkins!  Oh, we forgot about cutie bug # one's book report, spray painting in the dark, visiting with more super awesome family, finally hitting the hay around 12:30.

Monday..... 5:00 a.m Matt admits defeat with his kidney stone battle and decides I can take him to the hospital.  My wonderful friend M came to our rescue.  She came to our house while we went to the hospital, got my kids ready for school, helped with homework, made lunches, did the dishes and even saw the note on the fridge about sending a apple to school today.  Seriously, how blessed am I to have such a sweet, caring, on top of it friend.  It also helps that my kids love her to pieces.  Thank's M!!

So Modern Family is one of our favorite shows.  Some of our friend's always tease Matt that Phil's character was patterned after him.  They do have A Lot of similarities.  In season 1 episode 11  Phil get's a kidney stone.  Don't tell Matt but I was having a hard time not laughing today on the way to the hospital, not at him, just thinking of Phil.  Am I so rude??  I am notorious for laughing at really inappropriate times.  And I mean laughing so hard tears are running down my face.  Don't worry I held it back this time.  This was the only clip I could find on YouTube with Phil's kidney stone.

Despite Matt not filling so awesome we harvested our specialty pumpkins tonight for our kids to sell this week at Melissa's Hollyhock's and Honeybee's Show.  It has been so fun having this pumpkin patch with our friend's the Quigley's.  Our kid's can't wait to sell them this week.  You can come score some of our specialty pumpkins this week, click HERE for details.

Well, I am not sure what tomorrow hold's for me but each night I go to be thinking of all that I am grateful for and a new day is alway's one of them!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Are you ready to SWAP?

If you are coming to the 365 Swap you know why I have a mustache on.... if you are one of the unfortunate souls who is not coming let me fill you in.  All the swap-ettes attending the swap have a chance to win a super duper awesome SwAp SwAg Bag.  To win you have to take your photo with a mustache on and e-mail it to us.  The one who makes us giggle the most will WIN!  If you are coming to the swap SEND IN YOUR PHOTO!! This is going to be lots of fun and seriously the bag totally rocks.  Check out the Cultivate blog to see some other mustache photos. Well I am off to create more Swap decor, can't wait to see you swap-ettes.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Helping Kids Make Good Choices

How sweet is this couple?  Today I happened to catch a few minuets of studio 5.  They did a segment on helping kids make good choices.  Meet Richard and Linda Eyre.  These people are brilliant.  I loved every word they had to say.  You can check out there Studio 5 clip HERE.

This is their most resent book, I can't wait to go get one for myself!  They also have a web sight, Check it out, you can see a few other ideas they have shared on Studio 5.  I really love their ideas and can't wait to try them out with my sweet little kiddos. Hooray for awesome parenting tips.  Awesome might be an understatement, I'll let you know after I give this a try.
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