Christmas is quickly approaching and it never fails; that unexpected guest arrives and you are scrambling to provide a snack or a gift for exchange. Well never fear because I have the perfect thing just for you. A yummy 1 lb. box of Mrs. Cavanaugh’s chocolates. Who doesn’t love a couple chocolates and maybe a bottle of wine but that is for another post entirely.
Here is a little background information on how Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates began:
Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.
“It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe,” Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. “I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'”
“It was a difficult decision, especially for George,” Mrs. Cavanaugh said. “He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy – and could compete with – those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates.”
Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh’s candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence….
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Over the years I have read several articles regarding what a stay at home parent does all day. While doing some Google searching I ran across the FABULOUS Matt Walsh Blog and his article “You’re a stay-at-home-mom? What do you do all day?” It really floors me to think that with the centuries of stay at home parents, that people are still confused by the concept.
No, I do not sit on the couch watching soap operas and eating bon bons all day. I also do not wear cute little dresses and aprons and bake cute little Pinterest like desserts. Though, I have been known to whip up an awesome trifle from time to time. I actually do quite a bit of productive “jobs” in my 18 hour days.
Basically what I am trying to say is if a stay at home parent actually received a paycheck; YOU COULDN’T AFFORD THEM!
I decided to make a list of all the jobs I have been known to do and how much I would make in a year..I promise you the numbers are mind blowing.
Daycare Director ~ $51,290
Chauffeur ~ $25,020
Chef ~ $46,600
Maid ~ $19,390
Emergency Medical Technician ~ $38,400
Therapist ~ $86,000 *Yup that’s right, have you ever had a distraught prepubescent tween?*
Tutor ~ $19, 200
Interior Decorator ~ $40,000
Accountant ~ $41,701
Landscaper ~ $19,290
Handyman ~ $24,850
Referee ~ $75,000
Total ~ $435,451 a year
That breaks down to $8374.05 a week or $209.35 an hour. Told you..MIND BLOWING. I rest my case, stay at home parents might as well be The President So next time someone asks you what you do all day, you will have a multiple answers to choose from.
I am sure I left out a few jobs so be sure to leave a comment with a job you do as a stay at home parent.
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The wraps have an all-natural, plant-based lotion on them that absorbs into the fatty tissue layer and jump-starts a toxin release process. By drinking a lot of water, the toxins are flushed out, and the fatty tissue cells shrink, thereby shrinking your fatty tissue layer itself. You will notice that your skin is tightened, toned and firmed! You leave the site specific wrap on for a minimum of 45 minutes. Most people see immediate results although the best and final result comes at 72 hours!! You can keep wrapping every 72 hours. Below you will see the results that I had after two wraps.
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Welcome to the Custom Soy Wax – Glint Candles Giveaway!
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Finding high-quality candles that smell great, burn clean and look amazing – all for a good price seems like a crazy dream! Glint Candles offers high-quality soy wax candles in unique and strong scents for affordable prices that will make you smile! Krista over at Savory Savings has spent tons of money on candles from candle shops that either do not burn well, have crazy (i.e. ugly!) labels, bright colors that do not match her decor, among other issues. These candle store candles are often the same price or higher than Glint Candles without the customization or quality scents! Check out her full Glint Candles review to find out more about these great smelling custom candles!
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With the quickly approaching last day of school, I have decided I want to try to limit my kids TV and internet time as much as possible this summer. In order to do that I have started making a bucket list of places in and around St Louis. Our bucket list is going to include many free museums and parks along with a few extra fun places that do cost a little. Feel free to add some of these adventures to your bucket list.
There are so many great places to take your family to around St. Louis. We plan to venture out to different parks, including some of the state parks for picnics.
Fun Things that are Free:
- St. Louis Zoo
- City Garden
- St. Louis Science Center
- Art Museum
- History Museum
- O’Fallon Sportsman Park Splash Pad
- Watershed Nature Center
- Cahokia Mounds
- Jewel Box
- The Gateway Arch
Other Fun Things(entry fees apply):
- Magic House
- Botanical Gardens
- City Museum
- Edwardsville Children’s Museum
- Splash City
- Six Flags
- Korte Rec Center
- Grant’s Farm
- Transportation Museum
- Raging Rivers
Favorite Parks to Picnic and Play:
- Mastodon State Historic Site
- Queeny Park
- Pere Marquette State Park
- Horner Park
- Scheve Park
- Silver Lake Park
- St. Jacob Township Park
- Tri Township Park
- Spindler Park
- Hoppe Park
- Leclaire Park
- Winston Brown Rec
- O’Fallon Community Park
- Hesse Park
and MANY MANY MORE! Be sure to follow our journey as I blog about all our many adventures this summer.
April 12, 13, 18 & 19, 2014
Eckert’s Orchards, Belleville
The cites of Maplewood and Richmond Heights are hosting a free egg hunt for children at the A.B. Green Athletic Complex located at Laclede Station Road and Dale Avenue. There will be hunting areas for children ages three and younger, four and five year olds, six and seven year olds and eight to ten year olds. There is also a special peanut free hunting area. The egg hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m.
April 12, 2014
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting a huge egg hunt at Queeny Park from 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteers hide more than 60,000 eggs for kids to find. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 11 a.m., to greet everyone. The cost to participate is $10 per family.
April 12, 2014
Children ages ten and younger are invited to hunt for Easter eggs at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, Illinois. The fun begins at 2 p.m.
April 13, 2014
Six Flags is joining in the fun of the holiday with an egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger. The egg hunt is free with Six Flags admission, but you must get a special wristband to participate.
April 19, 2014
Six Flags, Eureka
April 20, 2014
St. Louis Zoo
Pere Marquette Lodge hosts an egg hunt for kids on Easter Sunday.
April 20, 2014
The Magic House is following in the steps of the White House by hosting an Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter. Children 12 and younger. The egg roll event is free with a paid admission of $9.50 per person.
April 21, 2014
Magic House, Kirkwood
Saturday, Apr 12 10:00a to 10:30am
Ages 3-12 will participate in the outside hunt and a variety of egg-themed games inside the park complex. Separate hunts available for
different age groups:
• children 3 and under begin at 10 a.m.
• 4 – 6 at 10:30 a.m.
• 7 – 12 at 11 a.m.
Rain or shine – each hunt limited to
100 children per age group.
YMCA Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt
April 19th, 2014
Hunt for Easter Eggs! Meet our Bunny! Bake Sale Fundraiser to benefit our children’s programs!
Sunday, Apr 20 9:30a
Join us for the Rock Church Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20th at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Apr 12 1:00p
Affton Presbyterian Church, St Louis
An afternoon of Easter fun at Affton Presbyterian Church (9217 Gravois Rd) that will include 2 Easter Egg Hunts (one for toddlers beginning shortly after 1 p.m
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19 11:00a
Zion United Church of ChristFlorissant, MO
Easter Egg Hunt – Zion United Church of Christ (5710 N. Hwy 67 – 2 blocks west of Jamestown Mall) invites all children in the community to participate in their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014 beginning promptly at 11:00am.
Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, Apr 19 11:00a to 1:00p
Advance tickets are required and can purchased by calling RiverChase at 636-343-0067. Children two and younger will get eggs and goodies from the bunny nest while kids three and older can hunt for eggs!
Saturday, Apr 19 3:00p
Webster Groves Baptist Church, St Louis
Rain or Shine, Webster Groves Baptist Church invites everyone to join in its celebration of Easter with an egg hunt, one-act play, crafts and refreshments on April 19. The hunt begins at 3 p.m
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Parkway UCC
Saturday, Apr 12 9:30a
Parkway United Church of ChristSt Louis, MO
COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
Join us for this fun family community event!
9:30 – 10:00 Basket decorating contest and snacks
10:00 – The hunt begins! The egg hunts will be provided by age groups of 0-3, 4-6, and 7-11.
Bring your camera, there will be great photo ops and you may spot the Easter Bunny.
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 13 12:00p
Ellisville Elks Lodge #2664Ballwin, MO
Annual Ellisville Elks Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1007 New Ballwin Rd. on Sunday April 13, 2014 at 12:00pm
Kids can hunt eggs at one of their favorite ball parks! The River City Rascals are hosting a free egg hunt for families on Saturday, April 12 at TR Hughes ball park.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and the egg hunt begins at 11 a.m.
Kids ages 1 to 12 will hunt for more than 8,000 eggs scattered across the ball park. Kids will be divided into age groups for the hunt.
Free. At T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Mo.
See thousands of eggs fall from the sky in the first-ever Egg Drop STL. A helicopter will drop 10,000 eggs onto the field and children will have the opportunity to hunt 20,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs in all.
Activities are planned for chidlren from preschool age through 12 years old, but all ages are welcome to watch the eggs being dropped from the sky! For the egg hunt, children will be split into five separate age groups, and the hunts will be sectioned off for each group.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Sponsored by Synergy Church.
Free. 3 p.m. At Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield.
For more information and to register: eggdropstl.com
The bunny makes an unforgettable arrival at this free egg hunt that has become a much-anticipated annual event. Kids ages 2 to 8 can enjoy a fun egg hunt with kids their age, enjoy costumed characters, explore a fire truck, a petting zoo, balloon artists and have their photo taken with the Bunny!
Most exciting of all is when the Bunny arrives, via helicopter!
Hare in the Air is set for Saturday, March 29 beginning at 10 a.m. The Bunny is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
At Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield.
More information and to register: www.logan.edu
Your kids can enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Chesterfield Athletic Club. Kids should bring their baskets and be ready scoop up plenty of eggs!
The event is free for members, and $5 per child for guests. To register, call 636-532-9992.
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. At the Chesterfield Athletic Club, 16625 Swignley Ridge Road, Chesterfield.
Join Storytime’s Miss Jonesey for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis. Kids can enjoy treats and a book-themed Easter Egg hunt, followed by story time.
Free. 10:30 a.m. at Left Bank Books, 321 N. 10th Street, St. Louis Mo. 63101.
Kids can hop along the bunny trail to meet the Easter Bunny himself at this annual Easter Egg Hunt in White Birch Park in Hazelwood.
The hunt is for kids 10 and under, who will be divided into age groups for the egg hunt. Kids can also register to win a bike, and meet the Easter Bunny.
After the hunt, the Piwacket Children’s Theater will present “Ugly Duckling” in the gym inside the Hazelwood Community Center.
Admission is free.
10 a.m. at White Birch Park,. 1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood.
Bring your kiddos to historic Soulard Market in St. Louis for a free Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Bunny.
Pictures with the Bunny will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents should bring their cameras.
The egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp at the Farmer’s Market Plaza Area. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Historic Soulard Market Merchants Association.
Free. At Soulard Market, 730 Carroll Street, St. Louis.
April 12th, 2014
Village Park | 1103 E. Hanover St. | New Baden, IL 62265 | 618-588-3813
The hunt begins at 11 a.m. and is for children in second grade and younger.
April 19th, 2014
Carlyle City Park | 1 Lake Rd. | Carlyle, IL 62231 | 618-594-5205
All children 12 and under are invited to attend the Carlyle City Park Easter Egg Hunt. Registration and events start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1 p.m
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, Apr 18 7:00p
Persimmon Ridge WineryBarnhart, MO
Adult Easter Egg Hunt to benefit Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry
Friday, April 18th @ 7PM
Tickets: $10 in Advance
Call: 314/723-6127 or 314/488-7940 or visit www.jeffcopetfoodpantry.org to sign up online
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 12 7:00p
Arnold City ParkArnold, MO
Adults, grab your flashlights and baskets and head to Arnold City Park on April 12th at 7 p.m. for dinner and an Easter Egg Hunt just for adults 21 and older. Great food, great prizes, and great fun make this an event not to be missed. Pre-registrations are required! Call 636-282-2380 to register.$16 per person.
Friday, Apr 11 8:00p
St. Louis County Parks, Y98 Radio and the Friends of Jefferson Barracks are proud to offer the 16th annual Adult Egg Hunt at Jefferson Barracks Park. This event is for adults only-18+
Sunday, Apr 13 12:00p
Airedale Antics, Maplewood
Bring your dog into Airedale Antics in Maplewood for an Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza! Everyone is a winner, as you and your pooch search for treat filled eggs on the lawn
Doggie Easter Egg – Stravaganza Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19 2:00p
Ferguson Parks and Recreation DepartmentSt Louis, MO
Activity Doggie Easter Egg – Stravaganza Hunt #4101.114 Price Resident: $5.00 Non-resident: Free Type Classes Meeting dates April 19, 2014 Saturday from 2pm to 4pm Meeting time 2pm to 4pm Activity Category Special Events Status 100 openings remaining Ages At least 17 but less than 99 Gender Coed Supervisor Stan Kreitler Season 14 Winter/Spring Term
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