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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Youth Sports? Great, Let’s Play Safe!




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Being a mom of 6 kids, we have had the opportunity to be involved in tons of sport activities through the years.We believe that you try your hardest and do your best each and every time you play. In fact, our family motto is: Lewis’ never give up!
As a family, we have been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries. We had had one broken leg, couple of sprain ankles, a concussion and a couple deep bone bruises. That isn’t much if you consider the amount of kids and the amount of sports!
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My fifteen year old is the catcher for her softball team. Miss Andie is only 5 foot and weighs nothing. She is sassy and determined that no one will come home and score while she is playing catch! WP_20140513_002
Andie was playing catch and the girl from the other team was on third, trying to score. Every time the girl would try to steal home, Andie would throw the ball to third, trying to get her out. The girl was covered with dirt from the top of her head to her itty bitty toes. Finally, the girl had a chance to come home and she was running with all her might and Andie was blocking the plate, determined the girl would not be safe!
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The girl plowed over Andie, and Andie’s leg was hurt! We took her to the doctor and the x ray revealed that there wasn’t a break in her leg but she needed to rest it because it was a deep bone bruise.  sf drill
 Aflac has a safety tip list that you can use for any sport to keep your little athlete healthy.
  • Lots of Gear! Wear all the necessary gear and safety gear each time you practice and play.
  • Follow the rules: You must obey the rules. It will keep you safe.
  • Listen to your body: If at any point you feel pain, notify your coach and get out of the game. Pushing through injuries increases the severity and keeps you out of action longer.
  • Take the doctor’s orders: Always listen to your doctor. It is important to always check with a doctor before attempting any activity following an injury.
  • Make sure you’re covered: Accidents happen. Make sure you’re prepared with supplemental insurance to cover out of pocket expenses.
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Call For Contributors!

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We are so excited to announce that we are welcoming contributors for the first time! If you’re new to blogging, this is a great way to get your name out there and gain more followers!

If you’re interested, Email us your blog name, e-mail address, and links to 3 of your best posts!

Any type of blog will do! E-mail your submissions to kimmieklewis@hotmail.com today!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Neighbor/Hostess Gift Idea

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We have some of the BEST friends around. Our kids are all the same ages, and it’s always so much fun when we all get together. A few weeks ago our friends went to Disneyland, and we let them borrow our double stroller (a must have at D-land). To thank us, they brought us this cute bowl full of apples, caramel, and sticks. How cute is this??

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It was so much fun to get! Who doesn’t like caramel apples!? I just wanted to share, just in case you’re trying to think of a fun way to say thanks to someone you love! It would also be great for neighbor gifts at Halloween, instead of Christmas. Just sayin’!

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Jessica Smile

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hutch Makeover, From Trash to Treasure!

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We recently moved to a new home. You can see it here. It has been so much fun having more space! With all the new space we’ve acquired, I realized that our house looked quite empty. I decided that I needed a few pieces of furniture, but I didn’t have a ton of cash. I started searching at my local D.I. and I found this treasure for $80. It looked just like this when I found it. Someone had tried to paint it and failed. Sad day for them…

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We spray painted it a beautiful yellow, and replaced the old hardware. It was just what I needed to brighten up the entry way. Right now it’s decorated with Fall leaves and all of my favorite things.

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I filled it full of my favorite things. I know they’re not all ‘trendy’ but where else am I supposed to display this cute little doll my G0reat Grandma Ainge gave me?

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Don’t be afraid to do it yourself! The result is almost always better than what you can find at a store and the price is always better!

I’m pretty excited about it! Hutchmakeover (3)

Jessica Smile

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29

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Thank You! To everyone that shared their amazing projects last week! I’m always impressed, we had so many outstanding projects shared at this party! We had over 375 entries! WE LOVE YOU, GUYS ! Please spread the word and if you have your own party and it’s not listed, please let us know and we would LOVE to add it! Now on to this week’s Party
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All About Inkedibles


As you all know, cooking is not really my best subject. But I will say, I'm pretty good at presentation, and that is why I love the idea of Inkedibles! You don't have to be a master to create something that is personal and fun. Inkedibles is a company with products that allow you to print with edible ink so that you can put all your creative wonders on things like cupcakes, donuts, birthday cakes etc! How cool is that?



You can purchase cartridges that are pre-filled with edible inks from Inkedibles ™ which are FDA compliant and are manufactured under strict food hygiene requirements. Their cartridges come with auto-resettable chips, which means that when the cartridge runs out of ink (aka food coloring), the chips automatically reset and enable you to refill the same cartridge, and be back printing beautiful images for your cakes in no time.




Does edible ink sound a little too crazy to you? It's not! Edible ink is a specially formulated food-grade, inkjet-able food coloring mix that is made to flow through specific inkjet printers and be printed onto edible paper. This is how you can produce your own custom digital prints that are edible. The art of edible printing requires 4 components: edible inks, edible cartridges, a dedicated printer, and frosting sheets.

Edible paper, also known as frosting sheets, are the substrate that you print to with edible inks for cake decorating purposes. Frosting sheets are backed with plastic so that they slide through your printer in much the same way that normal paper does. Then the plastic backing is removed, and the Frosting sheets is applied to a layer of Frosting on top of the cake.


One of my favorite products Inkedible's offers is their chocolate transfers. You can print any design onto chocolate and turn ordinary chocolate into designer chocolate! Chocolate transfer sheets are basically flexible plastic sheets of chocolate that you can print your own design onto. If you do not have a design to print you can also choose from their preprinted designs as well. Transfer sheets can be used with any type of chocolate. Milk or dark chocolate will show gold designs to their best advantage, white chocolate will highlight pastel or lighter colors with great effect. Just think of the possibilities!



Inkedibles also has many other edible products such as decorative cookies, edible paper, edible pens to write with, airbrush tools, and chocolate based sheets. I love how much they have to offer. They have plenty of designs to choose from, but they also give you the option of completely customizing your creations. That is what I think sets them apart from other companies. Don't take my word for it though, check out more examples on their facebook page: facebook.com/inkedibles. They also routinely hold contests for you to showcase your amazing creations so don't hide your talents under a bushel and share!

A Creepy Evening for Two? Don't Mind if I Do!

This may sound completely lame, but I have not really ever been a Halloween type person, however, as in previous posts the rest of my family totally is! I mean between Shay, Lisa and my mother we have enough Halloween spirit for a small village for an entire century. I can't really complain because I have received a lot of benefits from their love of this crazy holiday. Now that I live with just Matt and I we are really awful on the decorating thing, so above and below this lovely paragraph are some easy Halloween ideas for us fuddy-duddies, to make us seem slightly more festive!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Ceramic luminary - No need for all that carving, and slimy pumpkin innards. Use this classic ceramic pumpkin year after year. Get several, for a beautiful display. Via Pottery Barn.
  2. Flickering pumpkin light - Never mind candles, these are much safer, and work in all kinds of seasonal luminaries. Via Spirit Halloween.
  3. Pre-lit ghoul - If you go all in for terror. Via Walmart.
  4. Halloween hostess apron - Sheer. Green. With a skull embellishment. Wear it over black yoga pants and a tank top for no-fuss Halloween attire. Via Walmart.
  5. Skull and tassel earrings - They dangle, they frighten, need we say more? Could be the start of quite the tradition. Via Nordstrom.
  6. Skull and roses underwear - Because we know you care about the details, and when you put together a special event for your beloved, you don't hold back. Via Neiman Marcus.
  7. Lined basket for trick-or-treaters - Just because you're focused on your significant other, doesn't mean you can't welcome trick-or-treaters with a special basket of candy. Via World Market.
  8. High, antlered cheese dome - Not to be forgotten, something dramatic for entertaining long after Halloween is past. Via Neiman Marcus.
  9. Branch-look cheese spreader - A special cheese knife makes cheese and crackers into an event. Via Sur la Table.
  10. Black bleeding taper candles - What would a romantic dinner be without candles? What would Halloween be without a little was gore? Via World Market.
  11.  Beef Wellington - 35 minutes in the oven, and fancy dinner is pretty much done. Add some salad, bread, you're set. Via Omaha Steaks.
  12. Honey & truffles - In Napa Valley, they always serve you honey with your cheese. It's delicious! Via Sur la Table.
  13. Nut sampler - The final component of a gourmet cheese board is always an assortment of nuts. This sampler offers 4 different kinds of roasted almonds. Via Abe's Market.