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Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 10/4/13

This week sort of dragged for us, but Friday is finally here! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Some things that made me happy:

Making goofy faces because she'd rather be riding her bike than posing for pics.

Making goofy faces because she’d rather be riding her bike than posing for pics.

Tough with his pirate shirt, yet sweet with the purse. ;)

Tough with his pirate shirt, yet sweet with the purse. 😉

He was so excited the lady bug landed on him. He walked around with that thing crawling on him for like 30 mins.

He was so excited the lady bug landed on him. He walked around with that thing crawling on him for like 30 mins.

Baby blocker.

Baby blocker.

And some things that made you happy:

Devan from TN: GO BIG ORANGE!

Devan from TN: GO BIG ORANGE!

Brandy from IN: The other night I was walking with my daughter and I had to turn back to the car for something. Eli, my oldest, said, "I'll help her!" And when I turned back around this is what I saw. :)

Brandy from IN: The other night I was walking with my daughter and I had to turn back to the car for something. Eli, my oldest, said, “I’ll help her!” And when I turned back around this is what I saw. 🙂

Tiffany from AR: Khylee and Kade showing their love for each other!

Tiffany from AR: Khylee and Kade showing their love for each other!

Chronic mother: We had a busy week. Here are two of each of my sweeties!

From Chronically Sick Manic Mother: We had a busy week. Here are two of each of my sweeties!

Kathy from IL: This just cracks me up.

Kathy from IL: This just cracks me up.

If you don't follow S from Does this Match? you're missing out. She makes me smile every single day. She and my daughter are such kindred spirits! :)

If you don’t follow S from Does This Match? you’re missing out. She makes me smile every single day. She and my daughter are such kindred spirits! 🙂

As always, thanks to those who submitted some happiness! Please keep it coming. Until next week…

Fridays on Raising Wild Things are Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Fridays! Since parenting can sometimes suck the  life out of me, I wanted to do these posts as reminders of the good, the great things that happened during the week amid all the crazy, exhausting, sometimes frustrating, sometimes maddening, sometimes head-exploding moments that seem to linger in my memory and can put me in a mommy funk. What makes you happy? Please share!


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Apple Smiles

Ok, I’d have to be uber lazy to not have the energy to try today’s snack idea because it looks so incredibly easy, AND it’s absolutely adorable: Apple Smiles. So glad I found this from Just 2 Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Just 2 Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Just 2 Sisters.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Peanut butter (or, if there’s a peanut allergy, you could try Biscoff spread or another type of cookie butter, mmmmmm)
  • Mini marshmallows

Now I said this snack looks super easy to make, and I’m sure you can guess how to put these cute smiles together, but it’d be great if you could check out Just 2 Sister’s original post to show them some love.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)