Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mini Missions

This month I signed up for Scholastic Mini Missions

Scholastic books and Kellogg's Mini Wheats teamed up together for this creative idea.  It's a really awesome and fun opportunity to do things together as a family, and to earn free Scholastic books.

My son absolutely loves books, so I decided to jump on this opportunity.  Every month there is a new theme.  This month, September's mission was called "Outdoor Explorer".  I had to submit four entries explaining and showing what I did outside with my family.   Then I received a certificate and in 4-6 weeks I will be getting our free books.  

I'm not sure what books will come, but I am excited and will make sure to share which ones we got.  Doing this project was a lot of fun as well.  It encouraged me to do more things with my son outside and to realize that every age is a good age for some good old fashioned outdoor fun!  I encourage others to sign up as well! 

Monday, September 9, 2013


I recently decided that I wanted to begin scrapbooking.  My son is already 10 months old and I feel like I have already missed so many big moments.  My new plan is to set goals for myself.  I will give myself up to one week from the day of the event to scrapbook the day I want to record in my scrapbook.   I downloaded the Michaels app and got a scrapbook yesterday at 40% off, and picked up some scrapbook items.  Yesterday was the first Steelers football game and we got some great pictures.  So that is where I started.  Here is how my first page turned out...
Looking forward to many more pages filled with memories my family and I are making!