Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Addiction.

 I've always been addicted to buying books. So is my husband, makes for shelves full of books here. I tend to follow people on Goodreads and steal their favorite books.

     

Lately I've been into picking up cook books mostly. I've recently picked up:

Skinny Suppers: 125 Lightened-Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family by Brooke Griffin

Skinnytaste Fast & Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix & Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
And let me tell you! I'm in love! I can't wait to try more, I've filled this entire week with recipes from them! I can't wait to let you know how everything went! I'm still looking for more recommendations on good cookbooks or blogs to follow! Leave your favorites below!


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Ready... or not??

I just sat there with a pen and notebook next to me. The only notebook in our house that had more than a couple empty pages.  Purple ink (because its a favorite color around here) covers one page full of school information for my big Kindergartner. How were we there already?

Typical mom thought right? I've seen post after post about "their First Day", and how "I cried in the car", not realizing how fast our big moment is approaching. In August my oldest started Kindergarten. I was ready. Not in the typical "they are driving me crazy" or "I'm so ready to have time without them" type way. There were a lot of big changes happening in our life.

Our Kindergartner started school with kids she's never seen before, not even one was a familiar face. There wasn't a neighborhood carpool, or the excitement of seeing a neighbor/church friend in class- at least not at first.

Just weeks after our 5 year old started school we packed up our first home and moved to our next step. Though we didn't move very far, just to the next city over, and only a couple main roads our lives changed.

We closed one chapter and started another. And that is why I was ready for my oldest to go to Kindergarten.



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Farmhouse Love

It's about time I sit down and get started on updating you on my life! Guess what! I moved! In June we found a home that we loved and within a month sold our very first home and by the end of September we were in our brand new home! 


It's been a wild ride & I can't wait to share more with you! There were so many things we learned and so many new experiences we had. And of course you need a tour of the new place! 

We're going with a farmhouse type theme! (Obviously, right?) I spend SO much time on Pinterest & am starting to get some decor ideas there! 


What styles are you loving right now?



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What's cookin?

Oh the changes that have been happening in my life! I can't wait to share with all of you! We were hit with snow on Monday! So much fun! All this cold weather has me wanting big warm meals to enjoy at the end of the day. We're kind of in this whole health kick right now at my house. (More on that another day!) I just have to share with you some of the yummy meals we've been making this week!



Sunday: Fajitas
 (We cook everything like the recipe says for the chicken 
burrito bowls then use it to make fajitas instead!)

Monday: Turkey Meatloaf,
 roasted sweet potato, mixed veggies

Tuesday: Chicken Parm
roasted spaghetti squash, Marinara Sauce, peas & garlic knots

Wednesday: Fish, brown rice, mixed veggies

 maybe some rolls?

Friday: Buffalo Chicken over roasted Sweet potatoes
(We use the buffalo chicken sauce from this post
 and just use a bit of ranch dressing)

Saturday: Chicken Cordon Bleu, brown rice, green beans

So now that you know what I'm cooking, what are you cooking?



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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New. New. New. {Wrap Review Included}

New baby. New routine. Crazy house. Routine managed. Cool down.
I'll echo the other bloggers out there, babies make life crazy and when life is crazy the blog is pushed away. Not that I haven't been thinking about it. I have posts falling out of my ears over here!

Baby is 5 months old. Darn near 6 months old. So many catch up posts to do. Also, we hit up Disneyland in March. That is a monster post (or posts) of it's own. Baby was 2 1/2 months old. Yes, we took a 5 year old, 2 year old and 2 1/2 month old to Disneyland and we survived! 

Baby ended up being carried most of the trip but hey, totally worth it. I bought a wrap to carry her in and she hated it. I hated it. It was bad. About a month after we got back, I got the Wrapy.

A nice stretchy, fabric wrap. Don't let it look intimidating, it really is super easy to use. Just give it one practice try and then the next time you're good! Below is a picture of my sweet 2 year old giving it a try. 



She is about 25lbs, I don't remember off hand what the weight limit is but she was absolutely a perfect fit. I had my brother help me put her in the first time around just to make sure it was secure before baby was set in for a try. Hands free toddler wearing? Yes please. She loved it. Though after a bit of housework attached to mom she was ready to be free to run. But seriously guys, look at that. 25lbs, hands free. 

Yes I did put baby in, I'm not sure where those pictures ran off too, but I'm sure they'll pop up in a baby post update. Now before I forget, this is darn near the same wrap as another (more expensive) I previously had. More expensive doesn't necessarily mean it's better. 

My two littles and my Kindergartener and I definitely approve of this wrap. We've used it so often lately that I actually forgot it was given to me for my honest review. I mean it just feels like it's been with us forever. Isn't that what you want?  There isn't anything negative to say here. It fits great, instructions are easy to use. It fits back into the bag easily. It's fairly breathable considering it's a large amount of fabric. 

For those of you that are interested in getting one for yourself (or like me, buying one as a baby shower gift) I have some coupon codes to get you 15% off. Head on over and check them out. You won't be disappointed. I definitely wasn't.



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