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Mary Poppins #TWSS

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That's What She Said A weekly linkup, we share a quote and you share a post! Writers Bloggers Word Lovers Women's Words Quotes

Join us each week as we provide you with a quote (by a woman); and you let that quote inspire your written word! Allow it to lead your writing in whatever way works for you. And we mean that! Literally, wherever it leads you to write is wonderful, and perfect, and worthy of sharing! Share, share, share! Let yourself be inspired each week at That’s What She Said! Write on!!

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That's What She Said| Mary Poppins| In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. | Women's Words| Quote

I had a different idea in mind for todays post, but as I sit down to write I am exhausted both physically and mentally, and the last thing I feel like I can write about is FUN.  Because today, was the opposite of fun.

What is the opposite of fun?

Watching your helpless one-year old throw up for the first time.  Yes, I am officially writing a blog post about throwing up.  But I keep in real around here, and today I was up to my eyeballs in throw up.

And not only did my poor baby get sick for the first time, but we were out when it happened, which just made me want to cry.  Because when I don’t feel well, the last place I want to be is out and about.  Plus, I gave the boys coconut for the first time at lunch, so then I was panicking that perhaps he was having a serious allergic reaction to a tree nut.  He does have an allergy to gluten already.  So not only am I panicking about having a possible allergic reaction on my hands, but I was completely unprepared!!! Which is so not me; I predict everything and am always prepared for all possibilities.  

Apparently all possibilities, except throwing up. 

Our days of spit up our long behind us, so I no longer carry a change of clothes in my diaper bag. Mistake number one.  I also no longer carry those little bags that can hold clothes, burp clothes, or anything else that may have spit up on them.  Mistake number two!

My poor baby walked back to the car without a shirt on to make our trip home. And sadly the throwing up did not end there.  Each of use wore several different outfits today.  I did many loads of wash, carpets were cleaned, carseats were cleaned; it felt like everything under the sun needed to be cleaned.  Not to mention the most important thing; my precious one year old needed  a couple baths along the way too!

So I was tired, cranky, so over doing wash, and completely worried about my baby. But as I watch him play, I can’t help but smile.  As he runs around chasing the dogs, as he walks up to his brother and gives him pat on the head, as he comes to give me a cuddle, as he plays with his favorite toy.  

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Here I am feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, and I’m not even the sick one! Yet the one who is sick, is happy.  So darn happy!! His giggles, and babbles of, “Mama, bubba, ball.” reminded me that Mary Poppins is right…. in every job that must be done… even the yucky ones involving a sick, throwing up baby…. there is an element of fun!

 

Also a spoonful of sugar wine (or really a glass) doesn’t hurt either!!! That Mary Poppins really knows her stuff!

 

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Announcement: There will not be a link-up next week, we won’t be back until August 3rd. When we get back we cannot wait to see what quotes you will share! Keep writing!! XO

TWSS: Pick Your Own Quote| Writing Prompt| August 3

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10 Easy DIY’s for the Busy Mama

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That's What She Said A weekly linkup, we share a quote and you share a post! Writers Bloggers Word Lovers Women's Words Quotes

Join us each week as we provide you with a quote (by a woman); and you let that quote inspire your written word! Allow it to lead your writing in whatever way works for you. And we mean that! Literally, wherever it leads you to write is wonderful, and perfect, and worthy of sharing! Share, share, share! Let yourself be inspired each week at That’s What She Said! Write on!!

  • #1 rule: Have fun and be creative 
  • Go find out what she said. Check out the other blogs linked up and show them some love.
  • Don’t hold back! We want to read what you are writing.
  • Okay, we do ask you to hold back ONLY if you are NOT following the rules. This link-up is for those who are inspired by the quote of the week. Get inspired!
  • Not a rule but a suggestion… please share That’s What She Said on your social media. Example: Join @Mrs_AOK & @Courtneynoel Tuesday’s for #TWSS a weekly link-up inspired by women’s words.
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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. |Maya Angelou| TWSS| Quotes| Women's Words| Link-upBefore I was a mama to a set of adorable twin boys, I lived for a good DIY project.  It was a great way for me to express myself, and allow my creative juices to flow.  I made precious wire bow rings, chic pearl and ribbon bracelets, I even spent time making a little something special for the birds in our backyard!  Heck even when I was pregnant I was able to make time for DIY’s; my favorite being my pregnancy calendar shirt.  

But now that I am a mama, I am struggling.  Struggling to find the time and the energy to be creative.  To make something with my hands.  Instead of actually doing, I find myself pinning.  Because after a crazy-long day as a stay-at-home mom, sometimes I just want to sit on my butt and drink a glass of wine.

But you know what goes great with a glass of wine? An easy DIY project.

10 Easy DIY's for the Busy Mama

I decided that I needed to focus on easy, small, manageable DIY projects.  I have a looooong list, but I wanted to share a couple with you today.  Here are 10 easy DIY’s for the busy mama, or just the busy DIY diva!

Sugar Scrub Bars - Easy DIYSugar Scrub Bars

Painted Mugs - Easy DIYPainted Mugs (or Wine Glasses)

No Sew Double Infinity Scarf - Easy DIYNo Sew Double Infinity Scarf

DIY Finger Puppets - DIY for Busy MomFinger Puppets

DIY Jewelry TrayJewelry Tray

DIY Workout ShirtDIY Workout Shirt

I Spy Bottles - DIY For MomsISpy Bottles

DIY Paint Chip CalendarDIY Paint Chip Calendar

Dish Soap StandDish Soap Stand

Bottle Bud VasesBottle Bud Vases

Do you love DIY projects? Feel like trying a couple of these? I would love to hear! Okay, well I shared mine, now it’s time to share yours! (That’s What She Said)

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How do you make work fun? Is your job fun? How do Mary’s words inspire you? We want to see what you come up with next week!

That's What She Said| Mary Poppins| In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. | Women's Words| Quote

Also, if you have an empowering quote by a woman you’d like to see featured on TWSS, please send us an email!

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Shark Week Cocktails

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Shark Week kicked off yesterday, which means I have nothing but sharks on the brain!! It also means I whipped up these dangerously delicious cupcakes.  With 6 nights ahead of us with our favorite finned friends, enjoying a cocktail or two might be a necessary part of the celebration! Here are a few of my favorite Shark Week cocktails for you to enjoy; there is even one, without alcohol, that your kids will love.

Shark Week Cocktails

Blue Hawaiian Shark Attack - Shark Week CocktailsBlue Hawaiian Shark Attack

Mad Mako - Shark Week Cocktail

Mad Mako

 

Shark Tooth Twister- Shark Week Cocktails

Shark Tooth Twister

Sharktini - Shark Week CocktailsSharktini

The Shark Fin - Shark Week Cocktails

The Shark Fin

Shark Bite - Shark Week CocktailShark Bite

Kid Friendly, Alcohol Free, Shark Glacier Punch - Shark Week Cocktails

Kid Friendly, Alcohol Free, Shark Glacier Punch

Do you watch Shark Week? Do you think you will make one of these tasty Shark Week cocktails?? I would love to hear!

Shark Week Inspired Cocktails

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What Is In Your Heart #TWSS #linkup

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That's What She Said A weekly linkup, we share a quote and you share a post! Writers Bloggers Word Lovers Women's Words Quotes

Join us each week as we provide you with a quote (by a woman); and you let that quote inspire your written word! Allow it to lead your writing in whatever way works for you. And we mean that! Literally, wherever it leads you to write is wonderful, and perfect, and worthy of sharing! Share, share, share! Let yourself be inspired each week at That’s What She Said! Write on!!

  • #1 rule: Have fun and be creative 
  • Go find out what she said. Check out the other blogs linked up and show them some love.
  • Don’t hold back! We want to read what you are writing.
  • Okay, we do ask you to hold back ONLY if you are NOT following the rules. This link-up is for those who are inspired by the quote of the week. Get inspired!
  • Not a rule but a suggestion… please share That’s What She Said on your social media. Example: Join @Mrs_AOK & @Courtneynoel Tuesday’s for #TWSS a weekly link-up inspired by women’s words.
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A lot of people are afraid to say what they want.Madonna Quote That's What She Said

Say what you mean to say.

That is what comes to mind when I read Madonna’s words. And you know what comes to mind next?? This song by John Mayer….

I know, I know, he is not a woman and this link up is all about our sheroes, but I just couldn’t help it!! I think I may still have songs on the brain after last weeks Fight Song post, but as I began writing this post, I couldn’t help but hum along to John Mayer singing in my head.

So today I’m going to continue to jam to this John Mayer song (and maybe a couple others too) and I am going to remind myself just how important it is to say what you need to say. 

And really who doesn’t need a reminder to get thing off your chest, no matter how big or how small or seemingly indifferent. It is important to get things, whatever they are, out there. Otherwise it builds up inside of you and then one day you will explode like a volcano; maybe not literally but definitely figuratively. Easier said than done, I know.  

Be Who You Are{Source: Pinterest}

It can be hard, and scary to say what you need to.  You may fear hurting others or perhaps risk alienating yourself by saying what you need to say.  But the truth of the matter is this… those who matter most, already know what is in your heart. 

So what is in your heart?

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Share some creativity with us next week!

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. |Maya Angelou| TWSS| Quotes| Women's Words| Link-up

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No Bake 4th of July Desserts {Recipe Round Up}

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Where has the month of June gone?? I can hardly believe we are already making plans for how we want to celebrate the 4th of July. It just doesn’t seem possible.  Here in sunny, hot, hot, HOT, Arizona this girl who usually LOVES to bake just can not bring herself to turn on that oven.  With the AC blasting at 6 am, and going strong through the night, I just cannot add anymore heat to my house.  So no bake desserts are my go-to.

No Bake 4th of July Desserts

 Today I thought I would share some super cute and very festive no bake 4th of July desserts with you.  Now you can bring a festive Americana dessert to your 4th of July celebration without ever turning on the oven! You can thank me later!!

4th of July Oreo Pops4th of July Oreo Pops

4th of July Chocolate Dipped Pretzels 4th of July Dipped Pretzels

4th of July Oreo Petit Fours4th of July Oreo Petit Fours

Flag Rice Krispie Treats4th of July American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

Fire Cracker PopcornFire Cracker Popcorn

4th of July Push Pop Cake4th of July Push Pop Cake(using Sara Lee Pound Cake)

Marshmallow Pops4th of July Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 9.08.10 AM4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What are your go-to no bake desserts?? I would love to hear, leave me a comment and let me know what no bake 4th of July desserts you want to make!

No Bake 4th of July Desserts Round Up

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A Better Version of Me

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That's What She Said A weekly linkup, we share a quote and you share a post! Writers Bloggers Word Lovers Women's Words Quotes

Join us each week as we provide you with a quote (by a woman); and you let that quote inspire your written word! Allow it to lead your writing in whatever way works for you. And we mean that! Literally, wherever it leads you to write is wonderful, and perfect, and worthy of sharing! Share, share, share! Let yourself be inspired each week at That’s What She Said! Write on!!

  • #1 rule: Have fun and be creative 
  • Go find out what she said. Check out the other blogs linked up and show them some love.
  • Don’t hold back! We want to read what you are writing.
  • Okay, we do ask you to hold back ONLY if you are NOT following the rules. This link-up is for those who are inspired by the quote of the week. Get inspired!
  • Not a rule but a suggestion… please share That’s What She Said on your social media. Example: Join @Mrs_AOK & @Courtneynoel Tuesday’s for #TWSS a weekly link-up inspired by women’s words.

 

Your Hosts Hosts TWSS Thank You Heart Thanks for sharing your life in one sentence with us last week!Fight Song Rachel Platten TWSS

 

When I was younger I loved and lived to dance; ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe; they were all my favorite.  I spent many hours, several days a week at the dance studio taking any and every class I could.  And when I wasn’t taking a dance class, I had dance on the brain.  I would choreograph dances with my sister or friends; I would dance down the aisles of the grocery store with my mom.  

I was a dancer.  Being a dancer defined me and was such an integral part of my life. I would have never believed you, if you told me there would come a day that I would stop dancing.  

Don't Walk... Dance{Source}

But that day, that day I never though would come, the day I stopped dancing did in fact come.  I packed up my dance shoes, put away my tutus, and said, “See ya later” to my drawers and drawers filled with tights, leotards, and leg warmers. I remembering being sad, I remember feeling numb, I remember feeling like I was giving up on my dream.

But I also remember knowing in my heart, that while I loved dance with all of mybeing, and all of my soul, I knew that it would never be more than a hobby.  I wasn’t going to dance for New York City Ballet.  I wasn’t going to be on Broadway.  I wasn’t going to open my own dance studio.  When I stopped dancing at 15 I promised myself I would dance again.

And last week, I finally made the promise happen as I dusted off (both literally and figuratively) my old ballet and tap shoes.  For the first time in over 10 years I took both a ballet and tap class (go big or go home).  I was amazed at just how much my feet remembered!! My brain was a little rusty with terminology, but my feet remembered it all.

That's What She Said - A Better Version of MeAnd as I changed out of my ballet shoes, and laced up my tap shoes I couldn’t help but feel inspired.  I felt like I was becoming me again! I was remembering my love and my passion for something; something I could not believe I had let slip out of my life for so long. I felt strong, and empowered, and more than alright! As I danced across the floor, I was becoming a better version of me!

And would you like to guess what our first song was as we began our tap floor work? Fight Song! Can you believe it?? You all know I believe in a good sign, and if this wasn’t a big ole slap in the face sign, then I don’t know what is!!!

Every Time I Dance, I Turn Into a Better Version of Me

 

Tell me all about your fight song!! I would love to hear; leave me a comment or link up and join the fun!

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What is it you need to ask for? We cannot wait to see what you share next week!

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want.Madonna Quote That's What She Said
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