Widgets Magazine

Jun 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, Prima Donna!

You must get tired of listening to me chatter on about birthdays. Today is Prima Donna's 19th. It was fun to see her and spend a little time with her. She loves working at Trefoil, and all the walking and smaller portions seems to be a good thing for her dieting goals. Except for this cake...


All of the kids were here today at one time or another. Beauty and The Beast just returned from a few days in Texas for a friend's wedding. Our other major news is that Sport was ordained a Teacher today. That is one of the levels in our Aaronic Priesthood. I can't believe how fast all the kids are growing up!

Bossy and Gamer both have new jobs. Gamer started his a couple of weeks ago. He is working for Jerry Seiner Nissan in Bountiful and Bossy starts at Medicaid tomorrow. Life just keeps changing, it won't be long before I am that little old grandma in the rocking chair... maybe I need to go to work with Prima Donna at Trefoil. At least her diet plan seems to work.

Jun 25, 2017

#MantiPageant

We are finally just relaxing at my dad's house, getting ready for bed. We got up early this morning, dropped Sport and Crafty off in Taylorsville for their parade, and then we made our way through the crazy traffic to Drama Queen's house.


We spent the next 3 hours working on touch-up painting, caulking, and miscellaneous small tasks. The upstairs is nearly habitable, which is good because Teach and Twiz will be moving their little family in there next week.

After we picked up the kids from the parade, we finished up and then ran home. It was a mad dash to get out the door in time to pick up Prima Donna from Trefoil before heading to Manti to watch the Mormon Miracle Pageant.

It was awesome, as usual, but my favorite part was running into a favorite childhood friend and visiting for a few minutes. She and her family were staying in Ephraim just so they could participate as members of the cast. I hadn't seen her in about 30 years...

Grandpa was swarmed with people who knew him as a teacher and he was loving it. It was a busy, but definitely good day.

Jun 24, 2017

Happy 14th Birthday, Sport!

Today was Sport's 14th birthday. We started our morning celebration by going to Seven Peaks waterpark It was just after 12:00 when we got there. The Dog Walker, Baby Doll, and Curly had been there for a couple of hours by then, but the Dog Walker had to leave for work.


We only stayed until about 2:00. It was 80 degrees, but the water was cold, so we decided we would plan to come back on another day. I didn't take any pics at the park because I didn't want to get my phone wet, but I did get this one after we stopped by McDonald's on the way home.


We don't normally do birthday dinners on Friday nights, but with Prima Donna working at Trefoil Ranch and only available on weekends, we thought we better celebrate hers on Sunday. Sport wanted a German Chocolate cake, tuna casserole, and rolls.

I got to watch the baby.
Drama Queen bought Klondike bars instead of ice cream and the kids were thrilled. We had a few missing. Beauty and The Beast are in Texas for a wedding, and Princess and The Frog were stuck at home, but we still had a great time.

Sport loved his gifts, especially the mostly gone water bottles Curly gave him for flipping and the Nike socks. But I think his favorite gift was the Broncos hat chosen by my sweetie.


Happy Birthday, Sport.

And many more!



Jun 23, 2017

My Hanging Basket from CommercialSilk

I'm pretty sure it's a well-known fact that I kill plants. Not intentionally, of course, I just can't ever get the water right; it's either not enough or way too much. The kids laugh at me every time I buy a poinsettia at Christmas because they know it will be a miracle if it makes it to the end of December.

About 10 years ago I convinced my sweetie that I was changing my ways and I could handle real flowers, so he put up a bunch of porch hooks and bought me some beautiful hanging baskets full of petunias. The first one started dying just over a week later, and it wasn't long before they all looked like ridiculous pots of dirt swaying in the breeze.

Of course I took them down, but the hooks have remained as a testament to my failure.


That's why I was so excited when CommercialSilk contacted me about a product review. I hopped online and immediately started looking for the hanging baskets. We found one we liked and it took about 10 days for it to arrive.

Drama Queen opened the box for me and hung it on one of the porch hooks without adjusting a single branch. A blossom or two remained in the box, but I couldn't even tell they had fallen, and we have had it up for about 10 days now through a windstorm and a light rain and it still looks as great as ever.



This morning when I was taking pictures of it for this post, Baby Doll wanted to know what I was doing. When I told her it was for a blog post, she seemed confused, then she asked, "You mean they aren't real?"

**I received this hanging basket for free in exchange for my honest review.**

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