Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Just wanted to pop in and post a quick note to say I'm still alive!! :)

I've been busy lately!  I started babysitting the sweetest little three year old a few days a week... my oldest is still in cheerleading... we've had birthday parties to throw...crafts to do... things to bake...decorating for the holidays... computers that are dead...and holding all my blogging photos hostage!!  It was supposed to be fixed last week, but something came up and it's now been moved to this week.  I'm PRAYING that all of my pictures and videos can be saved!

We've had car trouble, and someone got ahold of our credit card number and went on a spending spree.  FUN STUFF. 

Needless to say...blogging in general has just taken a back burner to life lately.  But I'm still around, and I've not given up!  :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sesame Street Live in Hershey PA!

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Sesame Street Live
“Elmo’s Super Heroes”
Hershey, PA; Hershey Theatre
Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13
Calling all super heroes! Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here -- featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all their furry friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover -- and turn your children into Super Heroes, too! You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes! comes to town!
We are big Sesame Street fans here in the Plus One Times Eleven Million household. I grew up watching Sesame Street, reading Sesame Street books, and I just love it. I'm so glad that Sesame Street is still around for my own children!
I've always heard such great things about Sesame Street Live, but have not yet been to a show. I'm so excited to be able to take my kiddos next month! If you haven't heard, Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more! Each performance features 90 minutes of singing, dancing and, of course, audience participation! The show also includes a 15-minute intermission, perfect for snack and potty breaks for all the young children attending.
Next month at Hershey Theater, Sesame Street live will be putting on seven (7) delightful performances! Tickets are on-sale NOW at the box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
If you'd prefer to order by phone, you can call 800-745-3000.

Ticket information:

· Ticket prices: $15, $18, $22, $29 (Gold Circle) & $64 (Sunny Seats).

· Opening Night (Friday, January 11, 7:00 PM)—All seats $10 (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats).
· Group savings available. Groups 10+ call 717-534-3405.
· Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats!

The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends.
· Additional fees/surcharges may apply.
Performance Schedule:
Friday January 11 10:30 am & 7:00 pm
Saturday January 12 10:30 am & 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday January 13 1:00 pm & 4:30 pm

I'm looking forward to the show and maybe I'll see you there!! :)

*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for the purposes of this review through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency. In the event of a giveaway, the prize is shipped by the sponsor and I hold no responsibility. Thank you for reading!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments

My kiddos (and I) made these last Christmas. 

Aren't they sweet?!

We made salt dough, and used a glass to cut it into circles.  Then we used a straw to poke a hole in each to hang them with a ribbon.  Then pressed their little fingers into a pattern. 

My youngest chose reindeer, and my oldest wanted to do wreaths. 

Just show them how to make the fingerprints into the design wanted, or help them if they're too little to coordinate it themselves. 

After we baked the ornaments, and let them cool, we used crayons to color in the fingerprints.

Then I used a Sharpie to finish off the reindeer, and the girls asked to use glitter glue!  LOVE the effect of the silver glitter glue for snow under the reindeer.  My oldest did bows and berries with red glitter glue. 

I had them sign the backs, and wrote the year with my beloved Sharpie.

These make GREAT gifts for grandparents!  My kids have FOUR sets of grandparents between my husband's family and my own.  Lucky little ducks!  We made an extra set for Mommy and Daddy too.  <3

Here is a super simple recipe for salt dough.  Feel free to link me to any of you and your kiddos salt dough creations, I'd LOVE to see them!

  • 1 cup of fine salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water (may add more)

  • In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
    Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
    Knead until smooth

    Air dry or bake at 200 degrees F