Few Favorites Friday: November 18th

Nov 18, 2011

1. Free Book!

Yesterday I wrote a book review of “Grace Based Parenting”. Family Matters offered to give a free copy of the book to one of my readers. If you are interested in winning a copy, make sure you leave a comment on that post: Grace Based Parenting {Book Review}.

2. Marbles

I bought a bag of marbles from Toys ‘R Us for a dollar. We made a “circle” with masking tape on the floor. The boys had a great time using the shooter marble to knock the marbles out of the circle. Ageless, simple fun.

3. Egg Carton Boats

My eldest son decided he wanted to build a boat out of an old egg carton. We cut off the top off the egg carton. Then we cut a sail out of paper, he drew on it and we taped it to a skewer. We stuck the skewer in middle of the bottom of the egg carton.

The boys wanted to see them “sail” so we put them in the bathtub…unfortunately these cartons were made of paper not foam. The result: soggy egg carton boats.

4. No-tech Angry Birds

I saw this idea on Pinterest (i think?). One night this week while I was getting ready to make dinner my oldest son (remember how I call him the “cruise director”) wanted to make our own “angry birds” game.

What was great about this activity is that he kept creating new “levels” using wooden blocks…

5. Nature Indoors

Remember my broken “thanks” vase? I received these gorgeous vases from Incourage (online community of DaySpring). One vase has “Giving” etched on it and the other has “Thanks” etched on it. The awesome ladies from Incourage sent me not only a replacement for the vase that broke but a complete new set.

The boys and I collected pecans from our backyard and cut some branches from our Chinese maples and created these…

6. Great Dinners

This week my meal plan was inspired by the following sources (love pinterest & twitter!):

Baked Potato Soup by Intentional by Grace: http://intentionalbygrace.com/2011/10/13/deceptively-delicious-potato-soup-recipe/

Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Crock Pot Pork Loin:


Hasselback Potatoes

Thinly slice potato almost all the way through. drizzle with butter, EVOO, salt and pepper, herbs of choice. bake at 425 for about 40 min.


Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread (SOOOO Good!)

Books, Activities, Decor, Food…A great week!!!

What were some of your favorites this week? What have you been thankful for?

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  1. Momma Kristi

    You encourage and inspire! I truly look to you for motivation and ideas! You’re my boy mom mentor!!!

  2. Leigh Ann @ Intentional By Grace

    What great ideas! Pinterest is so helpful, isn’t it? 🙂 I love finding ideas to do with my little one. Btw – thanks for the link love. I’m so glad you enjoyed the potato soup. Now, you have me thinking about it again…. might need to add it to my menu plan again!

  3. Positively Alene

    I love your bloggy world. You sure have a lot to be thankful for this Friday. You make me want to be part of your family. 🙂 LInking up.

  4. Amy @ Little ADventures

    I just stumbled across your blog with the Fridays fave things linky 🙂 What AWESOME ideas! 🙂 … I love pinterest too! 🙂 that food looks yummy! 🙂 hehehe! 🙂 Beautiful things to be happy about! Have a blessed day!

  5. Amy @ Little ADventures

    I stumbled across your blog today thanks to rachels friday link up! 🙂 LOVE those recipes! thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 and i am in love with PINTEREST too! 🙂

  6. Kelly @ Wisdom Begun

    I LOVE the Angry Birds game he made up. We are huge Angry Birds fans here. We might have to try that ourselves.

    Isn’t God full of blessings? From games to food, what a sweet grace that we can enjoy life so!

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