Fantastic Fridays


Friday the 13th… da, da, daaaaahn! Are you superstitious? I’m not, so moving on… :)

It’s the big Iowa/Iowa State game this weekend. Since I didn’t grow up here, I was so clueless about this rivalry when I first moved to Des Moines years ago. Raised a Husker fan, I remember thinking, “wait, what? There’s more than one team? You don’t band together as a state – you stand divided? This is ridiculous!” And, it is ridiculous, but I married a Hawkeye, so by default… GO HAWKS :)

I do welcome college football season with open arms, mostly because it means crisp air mornings and sweatshirts!

On that note, please enjoy some of the most fantastic online finds as we head into the weekend. Click the blue “Fantastic” link to go directly to the source page.

Fantastic Garden Find: A grape-sized watermelon that tastes like a cucumber with a tinge of lime? I’m intrigued….


Fantastic Family: Who hasn’t seen this picture circlating? Finn is already so incredibly protective of Evie. I can’t imagine 4:1!!  She’s be guarded for life! Maybe someday. That’s if I can mentally prepare for more since Evie’s rocked our world!

Don't Mess WIth Her

Fantastic Fall: This is what I mean by cool, fall weather. Doesn’t this look insanely cozy?

Fall Outfit

Fantastic Reminder: There’s only one you :)


Fantastic Recreation: Dairy-free Rolos? I can’t bring myself to fully grasp that these exist in life. Rolos used to be the freakin’ jam.


Fantastic Dreaming: After squeezing 15 people into our humble little abode last weekend, we started dreaming about open spaced floor plans, with ample room for seating and guests to maneuver. How homey does this feel?

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Fantastic Inspiration: I saw this picture and instantly thought of Corgan. I hope Evie grows up wanting to be a super hero. The world needs more girl super heroes!

Super Girls

Fantastic TreasureOur friends Tom and Missy recently did this with their triplet daughters… record answers from the child on the first day of school.  We do something similar on birthdays. It’s such a fun way to savor the innocence and hilarious quotes of your little ones as they grow! If you’re interested in what we do, let me know!

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Fantastic Treat: Finn loves anything with bananas, this is the child that requested banana cupcakes for this party! I think bananas fried in honey would set him over the top!

Fried Bananas

Fantastic Funny: It’s so true, right? Cyber high-five, allergy moms!

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Fantastic Food Babe: The Food Babe is one of my favorite organic bloggers. She recently launched Food Babe TV and the 1st installment is just hilarious! Have you ever wondered what “natural flavorings” might be on most food labels. Well, it can be anything found in nature, including Beaver Butt. For Real. Just watch…

Now, go eat a salad and have a fantastic weekend!!



  1. Sarah Perry says

    Awww.. I love the superhero costumes.. Stay tuned for Corgan’s costume this year..
    So far she has been Batman, Captain American, and Robin… What will she choose this year :)

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