Thursday, October 28, 2010

You Capture -- Autumn

I have found a great blog (I Should Be Folding Laundry), where the author gives photography challenges. This is good for me, because I need to be challenged as I work to better my photography skills. So, this time, the challenge is to capture "Autumn". I LOVE Fall/Autumn, so this isn't too difficult for me. We took our little ones (and our big one) to the pumpkin patch this week, and here are a couple of photos from our visit:


Have a blessed day in Christ!

Mama Bear

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

Baby Bear and I went with Little Bear on his preschool field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. After the previous week's temperatures of 100 degrees, we were NOT prepared for chilly, windy, 60 degree weather! But we bundled up, and we had a lot of fun. Thank you, G&M Farms in Livermore, for a great time!

Mama Bear

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Cozy Nest

I love this photo from "The Nester" or better known as "Nesting Place". This is actually a photo FROM HER HOME! It is my desire to have a beautiful and cozy home like this some day. I feel that I am SADLY lacking in decorating skills, as you may know if you've been in my house. We have an eclectic hodgepodge of things going on. I can't for the life of me, figure out what to do with my walls, and my 2 couches and 2 recliners. I love the openness of my living room, when the couches are sitting across from each other, but I'd also love to have a cozy and pretty place to relax with my family and friends. I'm not sure how to go about this, but thanks to Pastor Mark Driscoll, Papa Bear has given me the go ahead to use my Paypal debit card (which holds the money I make from my Etsy shops), and make our house pretty, as we are able.

I am totally open to any suggestions on how to make my home a place that is beautiful, comfortable, welcoming, uncluttered, and relaxing.

By the way, we rent. And our landlord has stipulated that we are to only use Kelly Moore paints on the walls. Hmmmm....what to do, what to do. I really want a blue wall. But will it match with my tan couch and my light moss colored couch, and as well, with my moss green recliner and Papa Bear's somewhat teal/blue/green recliner?

I have NO idea where to even start!

Except maybe with some paint chips...

Have a blessed day in Christ!

Mama Bear

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fiber One Caramel Delight Cereal: A Review

Yesterday, I did the grocery shopping, which is a rarity, because Papa Bear usually does it. (We only have one working vehicle right now, and three kiddos, so it's easier for him to do the shopping after he gets off work.)

Well, as I was ambling up and down the aisles, with no list in hand, but only an idea of the few things that I needed to pick up, I happened upon the cereal aisle. Now, if you know me, you know that I could eat cereal morning, noon, and night. But I don't. Because I want to be a good example to my kids. And because I need to somehow get some vegetables into my diet.

Anyways, I noticed the Fiber One cereals on sale. We have tried, and like the Fiber One bars (my favorite is the Oats and Caramel...see a pattern here?), and we have also tried, and like the Fiber One Toaster Pastries (but we don't buy them, because they are still pretty high in fat and sugar, kinda like Pop-Tarts). So, I thought, hmmmm, wonder how good these cereals are.

Normally, I won't pay more than $2 per box of cereal, but I figured, since we pay more than $2 a box on our beloved Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola, and the matching bran flake cereal (I didn't want to type the whole name out.), we could get away with paying $2.50 a box on the Fiber One cereals. I got three different flavors to try:

Caramel Delight, Honey Clusters, and Raisin Bran Clusters

Of course I just HAD to open the Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal this morning. I munched on a few pieces straight from my cereal bowl, sans milk, and I found that while they are nicely sweetened and caramel tasting on the outside, the inside pretty much tastes like fiber cereal. That's ok though, because when you add bananas and milk, you could almost believe that you're eating a caramel flavored Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

All in all, I really like the Caramel Delight Fiber One cereal, and I would buy again. My biggest complaint is the amount of sugar, but I guess that's what they have to do to get people to eat fiber cereal, right? I mean, that's the only way I'm eating it...if it's a little on the sweet side, and it doesn't get soggy in milk too quickly.

I'll let you know when I try the others.

Have a blessed day in Christ!

Mama Bear

PS...I did not receive any compensation for this review,
and the opinions stated are mine and mine alone.