We had a fun day yesterday morning at ArtBeast in Downtown Sacramento. It’s a super cute little art studio type place where you pay for your child to basically explore their artistic abilities. One floor has tons of different arts and crafts stations. One floor is all dress up. One floor has a gymnastics room and equipment for them to explore. They also have an outdoor play area and several different classes. The Love Nugget of coarse LOVED it! He ran around like a crazy man though moving from easel to table back to easel and finally the kitchen room where he played most the time.
Double fisted painting!
Obsessed with taking the cap off and on
The Love Nugget and Keenan playing with the light table.
What made it even more fun was that we met up with Melissa and her son Keenan. Melissa has a wonderful blog called Fit ‘n’ Well Mommy and I highly recommend checking it out!
We had such a fun morning but unfortunately the afternoon was not as great. The Love Nugget decided he did not want to nap any more than the 10 minutes he did in the car so that made for a long afternoon. I had hoped to get some cleaning and baking done but… that didn’t happen. On top of that we spent a lot of time sitting in the bathroom while he read book after book. It’s become his favorite potty time activity which after reading up on a few potty training tricks last night, is going to stop soon. Anyway, it was one of those days where I just felt overwhelmed with household chores and taking care of The Love Nugget. It happens, I get that but I haven’t quite figured out how to deal with it. When The Hubby got home I had a little breakdown listing off all the reasons I was frustrated. The wonderful husband that he is, saw that I needed a break and quickly got to work helping me finish putting away laundry, straighten up, then took The Love Nugget down to play so I could check some emails and catch up on blogging. Love that man so much! Thankfully, today is shaping up to be a better day already!
Riding on his four wheeler!
The two are going hand in hand today since I’m Thankful for this wonderful program that Lindsey has put together.
I started participating in Foodie Pen Pal in August of last year and love joining in every month. Here’s a little about the program,
Here’s just a little information on the program but you can read all the details here.
- 5th of the month, you will receive your pen pal pairing via email. You will send a package to someone different from whom you receive.
- Your package is to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats!
- The spending limit is $15.
- The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe.
- 15th of the month, you put your box of goodies in the mail.
- Last day of the month, reveal the Foodie Penpal package you received in a post!
- Open to bloggers and blog readers.
It’s been so fun to not only get a package every month, but to put together a few of my favorite things and send them to someone else. I’ve been pretty thankful that I’ve gotten some great packages from some awesome Foodie Pen Pals!
Here’s just a few photo’s of things I’ve received,
Awesome packages full of goodies!
This month was no different! I was paired with Kelsey who lives in Northern Minnesota. She was so sweet to find so many gluten-free treats that I could enjoy while continuing my Paleo challenge.
When the box arrived, I was so excited because I had salmon to make for dinner and the balsamic dill sounded like the perfect sauce for it. AND… it was delicious!
The Love Nugget enjoyed the Blackberry sauce the next morning mixed in with his Greek Yogurt. Wish I could have as well but still no dairy for me I’m thinking this sauce would be good stirred into a little champagne though…
I’m a huge fan of hemp hearts so seeing this little package in my box made me happy! I love to sprinkle them on smoothies, bake with them, add them to salads, you name it, I love it!
The hot chocolate and the tea were enjoyed while in Tahoe which was the perfect thing to have while in the snow! Oh and can you believe I’ve never had Nutella!?! So I was excited to see a small pack that I could sample before purchasing a full size. I’ll be popping it open when my Paleo Challenge is over!
I definitely recommend trying out Foodie Pen Pals! It’s so much fun to share things you love with others and get some fun treats in the mail! I mean, who doesn’t love packages? Especially when they are filled with goodies!
Have you ever just a had one of those days?
- Do you participate in Foodie Pen Pal? If so, what did you get this month?