Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#AsanasInBloom and #OMYogaGirl Yoga Challenges



These both starts tomorrow, but do have different end dates. I am still doing the one I started on Feb 20th for a handful days more. Let's do this!


Monday, February 20, 2017

#StretchYourLove Yoga Challenge

I need some new yoga challenges to do. So, while we are driving home from the cabin, I am looking up new Instagram yoga challenges to do. This one starts today, so I will get on this as soon as we are home. I found a couple more starting March 1st that I plan to do as well.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Faribault Archery Club


Did you know there are programs out there where your child can be taught archery? They may even provide the necessary equipment, like the Faribault Archery Club does. My daughter started out taking weekly lessons several years ago at a different club, but then a friend told us about this one and they lesson have a longer duration and are on a drop-in basis so we didn't need to worry about committing to a weekly lesson if we had other things to do, and this we sure do between cheerleading, swim, cabin time and other obligations.

Archery is something that may be available as a club or sport in some schools like they are around here. Kids can even participate in Regional shooting tournaments and move on from there. Archery might be an interest a kid might have and not even know they could be good at. The Fariabult Archery Club offer a Kids Shooting Event every Saturday, January - March. There is no need to commit to going to a set number of lessons. They could come every week or just once. Also, once every month they have a 3D shoot (3D animals, not paper targets) that they can shoot at on Saturday or come later on Saturday or on Sunday to shoot their first round for free (adults do have to pay).

There are even some 4-H organizations that will teach your children archery. It's worth checking out if there is a club, 4-H or school that teachs archery to kids. Who knows, they could be the next Katniss Everdeen!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Scrape-A-Round Complete System


We have had a few opportunities now to try out and review the Scrape -A- Round. Scraping off ice from your windshield and windows on your vehicle is always a tedious task. We often are parked inside the garage and don't need to worry about that unless we have gone somewhere and are parked outside. In those instances we have had the opportunity to try this out, plus we had a pretty warm January.


I was sent the complete I scraping system which cells for $18 for the three pack. The blue and the red are virtually the same type of scraper. They are the larger at the scrapers and have an attachment that goes on the top to help chip or scrape away tougher ice. The green ice scraper is actually two ice scrapers in one. The larger end of the green scraper is smaller than the blue and the red but the top of that one removes and has a smaller Scraper on it.

My husband said he really liked how it covered a larger area at one time and seem to remove quicker doing a circular motion than the standard ice creepers that you go back and forth in a narrow strip. The one time we had an issue trying to scrape off was when we had a very thick layer of ice on our vehicle but I don't think any scraper could have really scrape that off where we ended up running the vehicle with the heat on high to help loosen the ice and then used the scraper to scrape the ice off.

You can purchase this on their website, Scrape-A-Round.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Science Museum of Minnesota

I honestly think it was 10 months since we have been to the Science Museum of Minnesota. I think we have just been busy and we went to some other science museums when we were traveling and then let our membership lapse, but now we are back and renewed our membership.



Since we had not been there in a while, there were some new things going on including a new exhibit called Sportsology, which was a lot of fun and eventually we did get around to most of the exhibits within this one. Most the exhibits within this one are stuff you actually get to do and be quite physical.

We also saw the new IMAX movie in the OMNI Theater called "A Beautiful Planet", we were at the 2pm showing and it ended up being a sold out show (they show it every hour on the hour!) It was very good and quite interesting and I learned a few things from it. We also did some experiments in the lab there. I was with my daughter and we did an experiment to learn about enzymes in our saliva that break down our food. My son went in to the lab with his dad and did his first experiment in there.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Slow Cooker Browned Ground Beef



This is so easy and convenient you are going to wonder why you haven't been doing this all your life. Browning ground beef is something I typically find very tedious when I have to do it standing over the stove. But not any longer. Just tossed in your desired amount of ground beef Frozen from the freezer into a slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Then using a potato masher or a meat matter if you have one of those and mash your meat. It will crumble easily. Be sure to put off any grease in the bottom of your pan that you do not want before mashing the meat. See how simple that is.

Then if I am making taco meat I will put it in the frying pan and cook the ground beef with the seasoning packet and water as per the instructions. I have also done with this method with ground turkey and it works well for that too.