Fairy Favorites – Beards, Cookies, and a Miracle

Welcome to Happy Home Fairy!  If you are new here, I started a new series called Fairy Favorites – sporadic posts celebrating the little things in life.  Thinking about these small blessings has really helped me keep my focus on what He has done in my life, instead of on what He hasn’t.

It is my prayer that in sharing these little things that you, dear Reader, will be inclined to consider your own little things, in hopes that the exercise will inspire a grateful heart in the day-to-day mothering madness. :-)

Today’s Fairy Favorites include…duck dynasty

A few months ago a friend of ours was having a birthday and all he wanted was to have a Duck Dynasty marathon to celebrate.

The Happy Hubby and I don’t have cable, we get like 2 channels and I think they are in Spanish – ha!, so we were like, “What’s Duck Dynasty???”

Well, 5 minutes in and we were ready to call the babysitter and tell her she was spending the whole night with the boys because we had some serious TV watching to do.

I hopped on Amazon and bought the first 3 seasons the second we got home.

This show is HILARIOUS.

I just love how redemptive each episode is.  In a world of stressful-I-need-to-break-out-my-fat-pants-because-I-can’t-watch-without-eating-everything-in-the-house shows (ie. 24), this show really brings a light-hearted and fun end to these crazy days of parenting little ones.

Click to Buy

Click to Buy

About every 6 weeks the Happy Baby catches a bad cold.

One day a friend of mine left this on our doorstep and HOLY TOLEDO it gets the snot out a hundred thousand times better than those funny bulb things they give you in the hospital.

I could not actually use it myself for the longest time because it totally freaked me out – it was the Happy Hubby’s job (he is superhuman and has no fear) – but when we went to New Jersey without him and the Happy Baby was dreadfully congested, I had to put on my big girl pants and do it.

I am now proud to say that I am a booger-sucking professional.

We could not live without this product.

Seriously, EVERY mama of babies NEEDS to have one of these.  Life changer.iphone

Well, my friends, I finally entered the 21st century.

I am now an owner of an iPhone.

I knew this day would eventually come, but I have been resisting it due to my slightly Amish nature.  I am a bit scared of change/progress.

I liked my little 1922 flip phone.

The guy at the phone store handed me back my old phone when he was finished transferring the data and said, “You might want to put this in the Smithsonian.”

I love that I can take photos that are larger than the size of my thumb. :-)

And I am taking a dabble at Instagram – anybody out there on Instagram?  If you want to see more photos of me losing my mind on a daily basis with my precious lot, you can follow me HERE.

But I am having a hard time with the texting.  The Happy Hubby came upon me texting the other day with my one forefinger and he was like, “No no no no no.  Time to put your thumbs into training.  You can do this, babe.”

Click Image for Idea

Click Image for Idea

Our Summer Bucket List called for the making of some M&M Cookies.

I found THIS RECIPE over at Lil’ Luna.

The Happy Buddy and I had so much fun baking them and they turned out great.

He asks to have one about every 15 seconds.


Finally, the other great thing about the iPhone is that I can take videos.

And capture moments like this…

Pretty amazing, huh???

Total Ephesians 3:20, amen?!

*Note – This video is proof that I am still trying to figure out the whole iPhone thing.*

What are your favorite things right now?

Happy Fairy Favorites-ing! :-)

11 thoughts on “Fairy Favorites – Beards, Cookies, and a Miracle

  1. I love this post! :) Duck Dynasty, m&m cookies and iphones. YES!

    Just a heads up, when shooting an iphone video, be sure you turn your phone so that the video fills the screen. That way you won’t have those little black boxes on either side of the video. I believe the interents like to describe that as VVS (Vertical Video Syndrome…lol)

    Love your blog!!

  2. Julie, texting with two thumbs may be faster than a single forefinger, but dictating your texts is faster still. Just hit the little microphone icon at the bottom of your screen (to the left of the spacebar) and talk. It’s much easier than thumbs or fingers, especially if you happen to have a squirmy toddler in your lap. You even can do this without compromising your grammar or punctuation if you’ll follow the directions in this short tutorial: http://artoftheiphone.com/2011/11/01/10-tips-for-better-voice-dictation-on-the-iphone-with-siri-video/

  3. One of my favorite things is going on vacation with my husbands family, all 20 of us in one spot, watching my niece, nephews and children enjoying games and playing in the sand together, enjoying their aunts and uncles, but most of all the interaction with their grandparents, It makes my heart smile really big, Another favorite thing is to come home and go to church, seeing all of the people I haven’t seen in a long time and catching up with them. To have my soul recharged with the Word and the worship songs(Oh my!!!) Nothing like family…Home and Church.

  4. Have you tried Little Noses Decongestant Drops? I have to order them from Amazon b/c you can’t buy them in stores. They are not saline drops, they are a decongestant!!!! They are like adult nose spray. Made a huge difference in my stopped up baby girl!!!

  5. I will be the one to anonymously admit… that I too have become totally hooked on Duck Dynasty… within the past week. Your post could not have been timed more appropriately. Glad I am not the only one, my in-laws must think I am still in eighth grade.

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