Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Blogiversary to Us!

Hooray! Today is the One Year Blogiversary of The Pepperling's Family Tree!

To celebrate we had a giveaway this past week, and today we are announcing the Winners along with their Prizes!


Our first winner is Jodi! She was the first to guess my Starbucks drink correctly!
Iced Caramel Macchiato...Yum!
I get mine with extra caramel!
Ugh! Now I want one! :)

She will be receiving a $10 Starbucks Gift Card!
Congrats Jodi!

On to the winner of the Blogiversary Giveaway...

Drum roll please...

Cheryl Anne @ Because Mom Said So
You are our lucky Blogiversary WINNER!
Cheryl Anne will be receiving a special pamper kit that I put together for her!
(Prize retail value: $40)

The Pampering Goodies will include:

A Sun Valley Sugar Scrub Variety Pack-Tangy Lemon, Sweet Pineapple, and Sun Kissed Berry sorbet scrubs gently slough away dull skin while revitalizing with vitamins and essential oils.

Sun Shades Harvest Berry Lip Balm-Helps to put an end to dryness, cracking, and peeling with jojoba, beeswax, and vitamin E, all with SPF 15 protection.

An Exfoliating Bath Bar-in Almond Vanilla this bar uses nature’s finest ingredients to help gently remove dry, old skin, allowing newer, softer skin to emerge.

A Gold Bath Bar-in Citrus scent, this bar is french milled to last up to three times longer than ordinary soap bars, combines unparalleled cleansing benefits with Melaleuca Oil and natural skin-softening conditioners to leave skin revitalized, refreshed, and naturally soft.

Renew Lotion-The clinically proven solution for softer, smoother, healthier skin.

All of the products from this Prize are from Melaleuca Wellness Company!

Each product features all natural, healthy, and safe ingredients.

I wanted to introduce all of you lovely readers to this wonderful company! I love doing what I can to help the environment, and as most of you know "Going Green" is a trendy thing nowadays.

That is why I just love Melaleuca! They were all about "Going Green" when Green was just a color! They have been in business for over 20 years and have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, not to mention the dozens of other awards they have received for their philanthropy and ever-growing sales!

"If all other consumer product companies followed Melaleuca's lead in selling concentrated products with less packaging waste, each year landfills in North America would have 890 million tons less plastic waste. To put that into perspective, that's enough to fill the entire state of Delaware with a 3-foot layer of plastic each year!" AMAZING!

Their goal is to make your home a safer, cleaner, and greener home for your family! They sell things that we all use everyday at a better value.

For Example:
Their EcoSense Cleaning products use NO Chlorine Bleach, Ammonia, or Formaldehyde
Their Entire line of EcoSense products are Non-Caustic, Super Concentrated, More effective, and have a better value than national brands!

As if that were not enough, Melaleuca also offers an opportunity to work at home! Calling all Moms! How great does that sound?

They have some really great products! If you would like to read more about Melaleuca Click Here! Also, if you would like to purchase from their store or you want to find out more about working from home, email me at for more info.

Congrats to our winners!
Jodi & Cheryl Anne, email me at with your mailing info, so that I can get these prizes to you!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Keep on Praying!

My Charming Kids

Sweet baby Stellan is doing a bit better as some of you may have already been reading over at My Charming Kids. He's not out of the woods yet though. He still needs to get to Boston to have an ablation on his heart that will hopefully save his life. Everything is set. They are just waiting for a hospital bed to open up for him at the hospital there, and then he will be on his way. Please keep him in your prayers.

MckMama also requested prayers for other the sick babies in the hospital with Stellan here. There are alot of sweet babes in need of prayer everywhere. Keep them in your thoughts!

Also, If you are looking for another way to support sweet Stellan, you can go here to purchase orange "Stellan will live" bracelets. All of the proceeds will go to The String of Pearls. They are only $5 which includes shipping. If you still want to support Stellan by sporting one of these bracelets, but you can't afford one, you can get one for FREE! To purchase or request a bracelet, go here!

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."~Psalms 46:1

Monday, July 27, 2009


Prayers for Stellan

One of my absolute favorite blogs that I follow is My Charming Kids! You may have seen the button in my right sidebar or my "Not Me Monday" blog carnival posts. That blog carnival was started by MckMama @ My Charming Kids!

I read her inspirational, insightful, and funny blog posts everyday! For a family that I have never met, I just love them! If any of you read her wonderful blog, then you would know that her precious baby boy Stellan has uncontrolled SVT(Supraventricular Tachycardia-a heart rhythm that originates in the wrong spot on the heart, marked by an absent P wave, that causes a dangerously high heartbeat). If you want to read up on Stellans story go here and here. This little man has touched the lives of so many people all over the world! Seriously...The whole world! Just take a look at his Name Gallery!

Unfortunately, his doctors efforts for keeping him out of SVT are failing. He needs our prayers now more than ever!Stellan is in a very dire state. He is going to be airlifted to Boston, where doctors are going to try to save his little life!

Please pray for Wisdom for his brilliant doctors! Pray for Strength for his sweet family! Most importantly, pray for Comfort and Healing of this sweet little guy!!! Wear Orange, Chew Green Gum, and PRAY people! Lets do what we can to support this sweet babe and his family!

"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles." ~Psalm 34:17

Saturday, July 25, 2009


While Daddy was playing video games, about to kill some zombies:

Daddy: " we go!"

Bella: " Just be yourself Daddy!"

Small Talk Six 7/25/09

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6 talents you wish you possessed

Speed Reading
(it would save so much time!)

Playing The Guitar
(I have an awesome electric guitar I need to put to use)

Speaking at least 2 foreign languages fluently
(for traveling purposes)

(I could make such cute baby things)

Handy/Good at fixing things
(would save money & time)

Digital Scrapbooking
(my blog would be even more fabulous!)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good Golly!

***Blogiversary Giveaway Now Closed***


Well folks next week marks the one year Blogiversary of The Pepperling's Family Tree! I can't believe it! To think that just a year ago, I had no idea what blogging even was! Haha!

To thank all of my dear blog readers for all of the sweet comments and support,

I am having a Blogiversary Giveaway!

Here's how to enter:
(You will receive one entry for each of the following)
-Become a follower n leave me a comment telling me so-
-Add our button to your blog n leave a comment to tell me-
-Blog about our Blogiversary Giveaway n leave a comment with where to find it-
-Leave a comment with your guess on what Starbucks concoction I'm consuming in the photo above
(1st one to get it right gets a special prize)-

Please leave each entry comment Separately and include your email address in each entry!
To leave your entry comment click the "comments link" on This post!

Whats the prize you ask???
Well...Its a secret!!! Mwah-ah-ah!

I will announce the winners and the prizes on the morning of Our Blogiversary!
(July 30th, 2009)

Hurry and enter!

The Blogiversary giveaway ends at
11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, July 29th!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

She's Listening!

Husband: "So babe...Chippendale's dancers are gonna be at Club 101."

Wife: "Haha, and why are you telling me this?"

An Eavesdropping Bella: "Daddy...I don't think I like Chippendale's. I just like Duck Tales!"

Good Hygiene!

Bella: "Hey daddy, In eight days I can play play-doh at my pre-school, and I can even wash my hands there when they're dirty."

Super Easy Enchiladas!

Forgive me readers for my absence lately! I took a lil vacay from my blogaroo, but I'm back! We had a blast in Louisiana, and then we had a very relaxing week or so back at home. So now that I'm all refreshed, I thought I would give you a small treat.

I give you the recipe to my
super easy enchiladas!

What you will need:
1lb of Hamburger
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
(I use Taco Bell brand)
1-2 cups Salsa
(I use Mild Pace Picante)
8 Burrito Size Flour Tortillas
1 lg. can or 2 sm. cans Enchiladas Sauce
(I use Old El Paso brand Mild red sauce)
Sour Cream
(I use Daisy)
1 bag/2cups of Shredded Cheese
(any mexi-blend)
A skillet
A cookie sheet
Aluminum Foil(optional)

First, Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, Brown the hamburger over medium heat in your skillet. Next, Drain and add your taco seasoning. Follow the directions on the seasoning packet.

Then add your salsa to the taco meat. Mix well.

Now if you want easy clean up after your enchiladas have been devoured, cover your cookie sheet with aluminum foil(optional). Then, spread enchiladas sauce evenly across the bottom of your cookie sheet.

Take a tortilla and place some taco meat down the center.(This recipe will make 6-8 enchiladas depending on how much meat you put in each tortilla)

Then, Sprinkle on some cheese.

Next, put three dollops of sour cream on the enchilada, and then fold it up. to do this, I fold the left side over first, then the right, and tuck the right side under the enchilada.(hope that makes sense!) Repeat these steps until you run out of taco meat. Like I said, it usually makes 6-8.

When you are done assembling them, it will look like this.

Next, smother your newly assembled enchiladas with enchiladas sauce.

Sprinkle cheese over the top.

Then, add three more dollops of sour cream to each enchilada like so.

Sprinkle a bit more cheese on top and drizzle a little enchiladas sauce over each enchilada.

Pop in the oven for 30 minutes, and Voila!

Yummy, Easy, Enchiladas!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Small Talk Six 7/18/2009

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6 flavors or types of ice cream that you love or hate:

1. Peanut Butter Soft Serve
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
3. Chocolate Gelato
(Hmmm...I think I see a trend here! :D)

4. Mint Chocolate Chip
5. Pretty Much Any Fruit Flavor
6. Spumoni

Monday, July 13, 2009


Bella: "Look my sissy is a yogurt monster!"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Oh The Holidays!

The "Not Me!" Monday blog carnival was created by MckMama at My Charming Kids. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing.

As for me...

I did not travel across the lone star state for what we all thought would be a leisurely drive to my in-laws home in Louisiana. I assure you it was not the longest drive of our lives. We of course did not leave at 6:30 am and arrive at 2:30am the next day! That would be ridiculous! After was only a 967 mile/14hr drive!

We did not spend an hour an a half looking for LA-35 that we were supposed to turn on to! Thinking that we would surely NEVER find it, my husband did not state, "We probably crashed and are in purgatory. We will probably spend the rest of eternity looking for LA-35." This did not freak me out by the way! Luckily we finally received a signal on our cell phone that enabled us to phone my mother in-law for some directions! Let me just tell you that map quest and portable navigators are not ever wrong! They are precise, accurate, and would not ever lead you astray! They would not tell you that your turn was only 9.2 miles away when really it is 40 miles! Not this wonderful technology! I was not at all relieved to arrive at our destination!!!

The 4th came and we had a pretty good time. We did the usual holiday thing...swimming in the pool, good food, fireworks, etc.


Our holiday of course did not include four of us shooting guns, an old man showing off his senility and throwing a huge fit, and the police paying us a friendly visit!

This old man did not tell the police that bullets were flying past his head. I would never try to kill someone for holiday fun! Not me! In a fit of rage said crazy old person did not slip and fall in the ditch! I did not laugh! I promise!!! Long story short...Police told us to be careful, the man threw an even bigger fit that we were not arrested, and then stormed off! Ah memories!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer Vacay!

Hello Everyone! For the next week or so I will be vacationing in Louisiana with my fam, so I probably wont post much until we are home again! Hope everyone had an awesome 4th!!!

Oh P.S. Happy Birthday to my Kam-Berry! She turns 2 tomorrow!!! Yay!

Small Talk Six-07/04/2009

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Name 6 of your favorite patriotic films
Independence Day
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
National Treasure
The Patriot
Team America