Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Not-So-Fashionable Mom

Hi friends!
I hope you're enjoying your week so far!

What the family and I have been up to for the last week....

On Friday, I intended to stop in Tim Horton's for some soup and coffee...I ended up with a Pumpkin Pie donut and an Iced Capp made w/chocolate milk!!!! I was on a sugar/caffeine high for an hour after this!!!

Jim took Mason with him to his parents' to visit, so I enjoyed a nice Friday without kids!  Here I am taking a break from my long walk along the dam:

These pumpkin spice Toll House cookies are fabulous....
...so delicious!!!! 

S'mores by the fire pit!

Our neighbors have the most adorable Halloween decor!!!


Have a great week my friends!!!!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Printable Halloween Countdown

Enjoy this Free Printable Halloween Countdown!  There are two pages to this PDF: the first page is 8.5x11" and second is 8x10". Click on the images below to download.



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Pumpkin Goodies



It's now officially Fall!!!!!!  If you're a pumpkin lover like me, then you're probably well aware of all the great pumpkin goodies at all the retail stores now.  I'm sharing some of my faves and not-so-faves...

Aldi - Pumpkin Pie Fit & Active Pumpkin Pie Yogurt
Blah...I didn't like it.  The flavor isn't that bad, but it's a little too runny. Maybe I'm just so used to eating greek yogurt that much thicker.  It wasn't what I expected...boo:(


Aldi - Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
This is OK.  I had to use a ton of it to really taste it in my coffee.  It wasn't good use of my daily calorie allotment, so I probably won't purchase it again, but I did like it better when I used french vanilla and the pumpkin spice creamer together. 

World Market - Pumpkin Spice Pancake & Waffle Mix
I purchased this for a friend, so I don't know how it tastes.  But I can't wait to hear!

OK, so it's not exactly "pumpkin", but isn't this Fall Harvest Pasta from World Market $2.99 soooo cute?!!!!!  Little pumpkin and leaf shapes!!!! It's almost too cute to eat.....maybe I'll come up with a craft with it!

World Market - Torani Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup $7.99
I put this in my coffee this morning and I love it!  I'm thinking it would be great in tea, soda, soup, or milkshakes!  I'll let you know if I give any of those ideas a try;)

Happy Pumpkin Season, friends!!!!
:)Jamie

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Problems with Google Docs

Hi friends!
When I began posting free girl scout printables to this blog, I had no idea there would be such a huge demand for these documents!!!  I have quickly discovered that there are very few other free resources available to us leaders and many of you (thousands of you) are downloading and sharing my files...yay!!!!!

Google Docs issues - Some of you have made me aware of various problems with Google Docs, which is where I post all my free printables.  I am looking into this.  If you are getting any sort of error message, first try googling it.  If you're having no luck, please do not hesitate to email me and let me know about it or you can leave a comment on the post.  As I research errors and problems, I will start to post some possible solutions.

In the meantime.......
If you're having problems downloading documents, feel free to email me and request that I send them to you.  Be specific on the exact document(s) that you want me to send.  Allow 3-5 days for a response.

Is anyone NOT having any trouble downloading the files???  Please let me know!!!!

UPDATE 9/24/14 at 6:05 PM ET:
Google is apparently aware of the problem and is working to fix this bug relating to the following error message: "Too many users have viewed or downloaded this file recently...".

Here is a work-around for Chrome users that someone posted on their forum:

The Viewing seems to work so instead of choosing to download you can instead choose to Print. If you Print from Chrome you can choose to Save As PDF. If you print from some other browser you can easily find a free PDF printer to print to.
Oh, one more thing...if you cancel the print in Chrome it actually brings it up as the PDF where you can then choose to save it.

:)Jamie

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New Welcome to the Troop Certificates in my Etsy shop!

Here are some new sparkly, glittery "Welcome to the Troop" certificates now available in my Etsy shop!  I customize them for your troop!!!  Enter code BLOGGER for $2.00 off!








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Monday, September 22, 2014

The Not-So-Fashionable Mom

Hi friends!  It's a beautiful day in central Ohio!  I hope you're off to a great start of the week!

Here's what the family and I've been up to this past week:)

Loving my hydrangeas and the beautiful pink they are now!!

I've been waiting months for this tea!!!!!!! 
 


We've had some beautiful last-days-of-summer! 


College Football!!!!!  Go Ohio Bobcats!!!!
Some pre-game tailgating....can't I just get one good family pic?!!! (apparently not!)

Yikes...close-up!!!

Mister is always proud to hold the Bobcats flag!!! 

You know you've had a busy weekend when...

And my planner from the week gone by:

Happy Monday, friends!!!


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

New! Glittery Halloween invitations now available in my Etsy shop!

OK, it may be a little early to start thinking about Halloween....but I'm so excited to share two new glittery invitations that are now available in my Etsy shop!!!  For you, my friends, enter coupon code BLOGGER for $2.00 off!!!


Please visit the links above for complete details and policies related to the purchase of these printable invitations.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Printable: BOO Flag Banner!

I created this BOO Banner for the entryway in our home, and I'm excited to share it with you! Click HERE to download or on the image below.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Free Printable: Fall Sales Goal Poster

Here is a free printable Fall Sales goal poster! Have the girls enter their personal sales goal at the top of the chart then Click HERE to download or on the image below.


EXAMPLE:



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The Not-So-Fashionable Mom

Happy Monday my friends!
Wow, I can't believe we're already halfway through September!!! Here's what I was up to the past week...

Mason created a train of hand sanitizers....

Homemade Pepsi Icees with the ice cream maker: 

Remembering 9/11.  Here is a photo of my Dad, me, my brother and my sister in NYC in the summer of 1987 with the WTC in the background.  I was 9 yrs old.  We also have home video that my Dad took from inside the WTC that day we visited.  I posted it to YouTube a few years back.


Some fun new goodies I got from Walmart....planner stickers, binder clips, cute owl notebook, and clips for the kids' artwork: 

High School Football!!!!  Go Braves!!!! 

It was Crazy Hair Night at church last night....Mason did the green grass with spiders: 

And Mya had a pumpkin on her head;) 

My week in review....I only managed to get half accomplished of what I had planned!!  Oh well!!! 


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