Five For Friday

Happy Friday!!!

Man, it was a fast week.  Here are 5 random things from my week.  How was yours?

 We got hit with snow this week.  It is just a few inches but it seems like way more for some reason.  It is freezing cold and windy.  Not so much fun!!  Winter is my least favorite season because it seems like it drags on in Michigan.  My oldest is excited about the snow though.  She wanted to go out and play and build a snowman.  Normally, I leave this for daddy but I took her out yesterday afternoon in an attempt to wear her out.  It wasn't packing snow and she didn't really understand that concept but she had fun anyway.  And our dog loved it!  She loves running and chasing snow.

 I finally got a few products finished and posted this week.

My saint bingo for my religious ed class.

Then I created a spin and multiply bump game for the little girl I tutor.  She requested a Christmas version so I made a fall and Christmas edition and have plans to add more seasons/holidays.  So nice to finally be creating and posting again!

 Today was one of those days when I hate being a mom.  We had a well child check up for my one year old.  Which comes with shots.  I hate taking the girls when they need shots.  I am getting better at it and don't cry each time but I usually get my husband to come with us.  Today all 4 of us went because we decided to get flu shots.  My husband and I have never gotten it.  I kind of prided myself on never needing it with my awesome teacher immune system.  But the more we started talking about it, we thought we should do what we could to protect the girls and try to keep them healthy.  Plus we thought we'd have better luck with K getting a shot if she saw Mommy and Daddy doing it.  So tears for both girls but we all survived.  Now hopefully we all stay healthy.  I've heard so many horror stories about people who got the flu shot and then got so sick right after.  Hopefully, that does not happen to us.  Especially as we are planning to have a house full of people next weekend for Thanksgiving.

We ended a long not fun doctors appointment with lunch at Panera - so that made everyone happy!!

 I made my first batch of granola from my new cookbook.  I thought maybe if I made it and put it on yogurt, I would actually like yogurt.  I like the granola and the girls and I have been eating it without yogurt so I guess it is a success.  I guess I just don't like yogurt.  I can tolerate it if it is in smoothies but just don't like eating it the way my girls do.
You can find the recipe HERE.  I used coconut oil instead of butter (they suggest that in the cookbook.)  Also, I didn't used pumpkin seeds.  I also chose to leave out the nutmeg because I don't like the taste of it.  
I started my first collaborative pinterest board.  I have not seen a lot of collaborative boards mentioned on TpT that are religious/Christian and I thought it would be good to have a place to put religious ideas, crafts, activities, clip art, etc.  You can check it out HERE.  If you want to join and share some of your ideas - follow the board and let me know your pinterest user name and I'll add you.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. Super cute games!!!!! Love your post! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Marine! Just added your blog to my bloglovin' feed. Not sure what took me so long. I for some reason I thought I had added you and you just hadn't blogged recently. Oops! All fixed now! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh Sara,
    Those well child checks with shots are hard! I never liked them either. Good call ending it at Panera...yum! I miss "you pick two". That sounds really good about now. Hmmm... maybe I should make my breakfast. :) Love the picture of snow. We miss snow. We don't miss shoveling it and driving in it though. I am going to follow your pinterest board. I'm looking to create some religious products as well and would love ideas for working with my kiddos at home. Congrats on getting some products made and uploaded. I know you've been wanting to do that for awhile. Did you make the granola from the 100 days cookbook? I love making granola. Once you get the hang of it you can have fun experimenting with what you add. We are headed out tonight to see Mockingjay. So excited! Also started a book club. We are reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. We meet for the first time on Tuesday. Have a good weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joya :)

    1. You pick two is exactly what I got!! Yum! It was the perfect day for broccoli cheddar soup. Yes, follow my board and I'll add you to collaborate. I like having all the ideas all together. I didn't realize there was so much religious clip art out there on TpT. I'm excited to get some more ideas on there.

      Yes, the granola is from the 100 days cookbook. It is a little different than the one on their website but not by much. Everyone seems to like it so far. The baby LOVES it which surprises me since she only has 4 teeth.

      How was Mockingjay?? We were out last night but it wasn't a typical movie and dinner date night. Errand running until 12:30am - Ikea, Home Depot and Grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. I think we both would have preferred to go to the movies.

      Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be thinking of you while we are busy cooking here too!