Family Meals The Circus Way

If you had a chance to read through my "About" page you already know a little about my family and our meals. If not let me go into some detail here with you. Let me start by explaining that we recently moved to San Antonio. My parents and youngest brother moved here shortly after and we all live together in a 6 bedroom home. That means that we … [Continue]

Orange Juice & Baking Soda Facial

Hubby and I were up watching mindless tv Monday night after the kids were in bed so I decided to make facial scrub I had seen on Pinterest a couple weeks ago. The blogger used orange juice and baking soda mixture, you can find the her post HERE. I cut an orange we had in half (from Bountiful Baskets) and squeezed it into a glass cup then measured … [Continue]

New Adventures!

Well as you can all see it is official, I have moved my blog to a website!! "Why the new name" you might ask, well let me tell you... I have been calling our family 'the circus' since the birth of our fourth child. It feels like I am the Ring Master of this circus always making sure everyone has what they need when they need it and they are where … [Continue]

Organizing: Command Center

At the entry to my kitchen I revamped our family media center a couple weeks ago by adding a wall calendar, chalk board, hanging files, and pin strips (before and after pic here). Today I found and bought a basket organizer and hanging files to reorganize our command area on the counter next to our fridge. I saw this idea pinned a while … [Continue]

Organizing: Kids Drop Zone

Next up on my organizing list was to create an area the kids could store their back packs/diaper bag, shoes, jackets, and notes/reminders. Again I took to pinterest to help inspire me. With so many great ideas it was hard deciding which we liked most and would work input space. We started by visiting every furniture store to find a bench that would … [Continue]

Organizing: Family Media Center

With all the purging and organizing I've been doing I have been really wanting to streamline areas in our home. I scoured pinterest for some ideas for a family media center. There is so much inspiration on pinterest that it took no time at all to decide what I wanted to do. We picked up a chalk board, dry erase calendar, two hanging files, and a … [Continue]

Re-organizing and Purging: Day 2

A long night with Kangaroo and Monkey running fevers meant we couldn't go to the park with friends today. Instead I worked on getting the kids rooms cleaned and organized. I started in Monkey and Kangaroo's room and closet. I had purchased Monkey a Tinkerbell room accessory kit on sale for cheap this summer. I used a couple bins from the kit … [Continue]

Re-organizing and purging!

After returning from our six week stay staycation in New Mexico I was on a mission to get our house cleaned up, organized and purged! I was afraid it was going to be a slow going process because I had a week full of activities to catch up with friends here in Texas BUT I ended up being stuck at home because Kangaroo and Monkey have a summer cold. … [Continue]

Advent Calendar: Ice Hangings

Today's activity with the kids is one that I saw in Family Fun magazine. We took out all of our Christmas cookie cutters and placed them in a cake pan, strung a string through each cookie cutter, added some cold water and placed the pan in the freezer for a couple of hours. Once they were frozen we ran the pan under a little hot water to break the … [Continue]

Advent Calendar: Luminarias

We made an advent calendar for the month of December with an activity on each day to celebrate winter/Christmas. Over the last week we have; made a snowman craft, sang Christmas carols, visited Santa at the mall, enjoyed family free night at the Festival of Trees, watched a Christmas movie, and drove through the Luminarias at San Juan College. Here … [Continue]