Friday, November 6, 2009

Win 1 of 3 Personalized Wood Toy Boxes

Win 1 of 3 Personalized Wood Toy Boxes

Enter to win one of three personalized, handcrafted, laser engraved toyboxes (retail value up to $350) from Wood Creations (, a family-owned business based in Bismarck, North Dakota.

To participate in the contest, simply blog about, and mention their personalized, laser engraved toyboxes. This contest will end on November 15, 2009, and winners will receive their prizes just in time for holiday gift-giving!

To share the holiday spirit with your readers, Bob and Julie Beck of Wood Creations are offering your readers a special promotional code “toybox4u” that will give your readers an extra 15% off any toybox at This code will be valid until December 31, 2009!

Read more:

Family Photo Shoot... Tell me what you think!

These photos may not be copied or used by anyone but me without expressed written permission.

Pumpkin Chololate Chip Bread

I'm feeling festive already for Thanksgiving and I decided today was a good day for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. It was so easy to make and it's currently in the oven smelling wonderful! I can't wait to eat it. So, here's the recipe for you to try!

3 C white sugar
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 C vegetable oil
2/3 C water
4 Eggs
3 1/2 C all purpose flour
1 TBS ground cinnamon
1 TBS ground nutmeg
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 9x5 in. loaf pans.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake for 1 hour, or until inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before removing from pans.

These are so moist and delicious! The pumpkin flavor isn't too overwhelming and it's a wonderful blend of flavors.

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Children!

Here's Hannah and Jaidyn in their school pictures! Hannah and Jaidyn will be starting Jr. Jazz this year too. They are getting so big and I'm so proud to be their mom.