Annabel had her school carnival on Friday. Every class puts together a game booth and a basket for a raffle. The room mom and I have been planning this since the second week of school, but luckily the room mom has older kids so this wasn’t her first rodeo. We decided to put something together that we could use every year, and luckily my awesome dad was willing to build something for us. Our booth was mini-golf, and to our surprise, it was a HUGE hit! There was always a long line of kids waiting to take a turn. Thanks for your help, Dad!

mini golf

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Friendship Games

My Little Pony Equestria Girls just released a new movie, Friendship Games, and of course it’s on heavy rotation in our house. I thought it would be fun to give away a copy to a reader (unsponsored). If you want to win a copy for the Pony Fan in your life (or, you know, yourself), just leave a comment letting me know you’d like to win. Open to anyone who can receive a package from Amazon! Winner will be chosen via next Sunday, Nov. 1.

$1,000 to Stitch Fix

For those of you who use Stich Fix, they have a helpful new app that I’ve been playing around with for the last few days. I just saw that anyone who downloads the app is entered to win a $1,000 wardrobe. Definitely check it out!

Speaking of Golf

We ordered this plastic golf set to use for the mini golf booth, and I want to give it a shout-out because it’s pretty durable – about 300 kids used the clubs on Friday and they totally held up (it also comes with a hole to putt into). My only problem with them is the clubs are all right-handed! A few lefty kids commented on that at the carnival, including mine. If anyone knows of left-handed plastic clubs for kids, please let me know!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

We have a winner!

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Congrats to Diane B! Look for an email from me. Thanks to everyone for reading and entering!