We went to the fair

August 28, 2012 in life, summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

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Friday nights, for a while now, has been the “go to Yia Yia and Papa’s house” (my parent’s) night. This week was a little different as (1) I had 2 hours of sleep in 36 hours and (2) My parent’s church had a booth at the county fair.

So me and the two littles went with Yia Yia and Papa to the fair. Annnd of course Papa spoiled them rotten (lots of candy, rides, and games — pretty much anything she asked for :)). I’m pretty sure we were there all of 20 minutes before Els and my dad disappeared. I figured they’d be gone for 30 minutes, hour tops. Nope. 2 1/2 later they finally came back — with a Nemo fish (not live) and a glow wand.

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E fell asleep with both (and has every night since then — can’t go to sleep without Nemo!)I love special Papa’s that spoil my kids rotten.

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Mom, Drew, and I had a great visit time with another sweet lady from my parent’s church while passing out waters, tracks, and getting people to sign up for a family night movie basket. Fun fun stuff.

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Do you enjoy your county fair?

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Movie Star Lashes

August 6, 2012 in clothes and style, life, summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

I now am rocking movie star lashes thanks to my wonderful friend, Adena (seriously she is wonderful. Apparently I have a million lashes and every last gets an extension — now that’s friendship!)

The extensions will stay on until they fall off (which is a little while). If you are wanting something fun for this summer (and easy — this is one more way for me to be lazy. Since mascara is really the only makeup I wear in the summer (ok ever), I now don’t even have to put that on!) I would highly recommend giving Adena a call. Annnnnd if you know a mommy that’s expecting… this is a WONDERFUL present. You’ll always feel beautiful and put together (even if you only had 2 hours of sleep the night before). The great thing about Adena is (well, other then the fact that she’s awesomely sweet…) she charges a fraction of what the salons are charging (and she’s more fun to talk to). So really, you don’t have anything holding you back! Do it. I dare you!

Summer Manifesto

June 6, 2012 in life, summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

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Inspired by Ali Edwards

(On the left)

1. Read 50 books

2. Family runs

3. Write Penpals

4. Eat LOTS of watermelon

5. Eat more Fresh/Raw

6. Weekly library trip

7. Very little TV

8. Backyard Movie

(the middle)

FUN STUFF (so we always have ideas)

+paint +playdough +swim +play kitchen +bake cookies +have a tea party +build tents +paint rocks +play with Lala Loopsys +play in ice +color +dishes +make crafts +make fruit popsicles +bake bread for neighbors +car wash +picnic +Sonic happy hour +snocones +water balloons +chalk +get fresh flowers +draw with chalk in front yard

The Pen Pal List (because it’s always fun to get stuff in the mail)

1. Clara

2. T

3. Uncle Adam

4. Gunk

5. Carson

6. Blake

7. Aunt B

8. Uncle Brandon

98 Cent Flip Flops

June 4, 2012 in life, summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

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Black flip flops is my life staple (really— I hardly wear any other shoes). We had a rough go the past month– which included buying 3 pairs of black flip flops. Each pair to replace another. And then, on whim, while randomly at Wal-Mart I grabbed this pair. They were 98 cents, what could I lose. These have lasted me the longest this summer. Go figure.

Getting Ready, Getting Excited

April 17, 2012 in summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

For some reason I’m crazy excited about summer this year. I’m finding this funny because I hate the Arkansas heat. Maybe I’m excited this year because I won’t be 8/9/10 months pregnant. Maybe it’s the fact that I have a little girl who very much loves the out doors. Whatever the reason, I’m ready to embrace the summer with open arms (someone please remind me when it’s 120 outside and we’re all melting). For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing with you some fun summer activities that I’m looking forward to this summer …

One thing that I’m super stoked for is our upcoming family trip. Our traveling will be done by car — and yes, I’m excited to be traveling with two babies. I have already been pinning some great ideas to make the car ride go smoothly (without a DVD player preferable). You can find all those great pins on my Summer Road Trip 2012 pin board, but here are a couple I’m really excited about…

A food journal? I’m thinking about taking this a step further and doing a trip journal. I have the perfect Molskine journal for the job.

I have been wanting to make E an iSpy bag for forever. This semms like a good excuse :)
I’m seriously making myself a lap desk…

Road Trip Books

April 10, 2012 in summer lovin' by ChristenKrumm

For some reason I’m crazy excited about summer this year. I’m finding this funny because I hate the Arkansas heat. Maybe I’m excited this year because I won’t be 8/9/10 months pregnant. Maybe it’s the fact that I have a little girl who very much loves the out doors. Whatever the reason, I’m ready to embrace the summer with open arms (someone please remind me when it’s 120 outside and we’re all melting). For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing with you some fun summer activities that I’m looking forward to this summer …

What’s a road trip without books!! I probably should invest in an ereader before I venture on this year’s Family Vacation, but am I? Probably not… haha

I just bought this book. I so can’t wait to start reading it. I’m highly considering saving it for the summer road trip. But of course at a hefty 880 pages I could start it now and still be reading it this summer (they just don’t write like they used to…)

I am a crazy Jane Austen fan. This book, recently found on Pinterest, looks super interesting… I just might splurge a little…

I would also love to read out loud to the kids while traveling. Here’s a couple books I think the whole family would enjoy!

I started reading the Mysterious Benedict Society Series the year before Elsie was born. I got through the first one, but not the second or third . I adored the first one and have found the second and third to add to the collection. The fourth is being released today! Time to start reading them to Els!!

Charlotte’s Web is a classic. It should be read out loud in every family.

Peter Pan. Another must read classic.

What would be on your must read list for a summer road trip?