Monday, January 28, 2013

Free Sesame Street Online Books!

I just discovered these today! So cute! I know all my little ones just love Big Bird and the gang! My kids will love these and I cant wait to get reading with them! They will be so excited to see new stories with their favorite characters, and on the computer! the pictures are beautiful! Bright and colorful to keep their attention as well! Im psyched I found this and I hope you will be too! I think they change them out each week...Im not sure..but it does say E-Books of the week! Either way I know my kids will love the Free ebooks!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Menu Monday

Organizing Junkie

This weeks menu:

Sunday-Sunday night stew

Monday-Baked chicken with parm and garlic seasoning,Spinach and edamame salad

Tuesday-Coconut Curry
Wednesday-Crockpot chicken and dumplings
Thursday-Lasanga roll ups and salad
Friday- Stir fry and rice
Saturday-Leftover chicken and dumplings
Sunday-Dinner with Mother in law

Friday, January 25, 2013

2013 Winter Biannual Blogathon

Im participating in the 2013 Winter Biannual Blogathon Bash. I have so much I wanna do with my blog and for me this could help me get alot done! One full weekend to do nothing but work on my blog! I got rid of the kids, rid of the hubby, stocked with snacks and Dr pepper...ready to get my blogging on! If your interested you can still sign up and join. Lots of prizes!

Some of my goals this weekend are:
1. Write 2 weeks worth of posts.
2. Make some social networking pages and link them up to this blog
3. Brainstorm a list of post ideas for next month
4. Clean out my Rss feeds and blog subscriptions
5. Get a button made
6. Get a list of Blogs I love on my sidebar
7. Add an about me tab
8. Add tabs at the top of the blog
9. Read through articles I saved on pinterest about blogging
10. Get info on starting a review and giveaway blog!
11. Get as many of the ini challenges done as possible!

Those are my main goals but I do have a running list! I hope to get alot done!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Menu Plan monday

Organizing Junkie

Our menu this week:

Monday-Vegetarian Pot Pie
Tuesday- Slow Cooker Southwestern Casserole
Wednesday-Slow cooker Pineapple Meatballs
Thursday-Italian sausage Patties on rolls,buttered noodles and salad
Friday-Parmasean chicken with steamed broccoli and garlic bread
Saturday-BBQ Meatballs, macaroni and cheese, broccoli
Sunday-tuna melts, sliced apples, pickles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

40 Days, 40 Bags Challenge

I read about a challenge over at Clover Lane and I thought it would be something great for me to work on! Im a busy mom and dont have alot of extra time on my hands, so I thought this would be a great, quick way for me to rid of all this extra clutter. I read about the challenge she made, 40 bags in 40 days. Basically you tackle and purge a different spot each day in your home and each day you'll have a bag of stuff. Stuff you dont need, stuff you dont want, all those extras you've been hanging onto forever!

So, for starters..I got out my trusty ol' pencil and paper and divided my house into 40 different sections. And tomarro, I'll start purging, I'll hit the first section, and the next the following day and so on...and in 40 days my house will be rid of 40 whole bags of clutter! Such a great idea!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

Linking it up with Menu Plan Monday to share our menu of this weeks dinners!

Monday- Chicken rice a roni casserole
Tuesday- Meatloaf, mash potatoes and corn (hubbys request)
Wednesday-Garlic beef, broccoli and cauliflower stir fry
Thursday-Bbq chicken in crocpot
Friday-Cranberry meatballs
Saturday-Pot Roast Sliders
Sunday-Mini Pizzas, salads

Whats for dinner at your home?

Its a new year and new goals

Its a new year and that means new goals for me and a fresh start with the things I put off last year (hehe!). One of my goals for the new year is to eat a whole lot healthier! Last year I was overtaken by fast food! I gained over 70 lbs during my pregnancy and felt discusting! I drank Dr pepper all day long and ate fast food just about 4x a week! I feel so gross now that I think about all that! So Ive made some smaller goals to help me change my diet. Not only is this good for me but good for the whole family as well.
Drink more water..Ive never really cared for water. I might drink it if its the ONLY thing to drink on a hot summer day! Im going to force myself to drink at least 5 big glasses of water a day. The other thing I thought about was trying fruit infused water. It looks delicious! I found some great recipes here.

My basic plan is to drink 2 green smoothies a day and then a nice meal at dinner time. I want to eat more fruits and veggies and get them into every meal for the kids and hubby. I want to cut out most carbs for myself, things like pasta and potatoes (which are my favorite)...maby substitute them with veggies or quinoa.

Definately cutting out the fast food. YUCK! Makes me ill thinking about how much fast food I ate last year. or how much I spent on fast food.

There are so many yummy recipes out there for green smoothies! I can hardly wait to start trying them all and experimenting on my own. I took a picture of my first smoothie! Boy was it delicious!!!

1 cup fresh blackberries
4-5 basil leaves
1 banana
1 cup coconut milk

Saturday, January 12, 2013

6 weeks old today!

Baylen is 6 weeks old today! It makes me sad how fast they grow up on us.I just love cuddlin with them when they are so small...its so special to me because it only lasts for such a small amount of time. Hes made lots of milestones already! He loves cuddling with his mama! He dont let me put him down one second..Ive been toteing him around since Ive had him! I may just have to bungie strap him to me. Its so hard to get anything done..but them when I lay him down and he starts crying...I feel like a bad mom so I pick him back up and figure out how to do whatever Im doing with just one hand. Did I mention he also sleeps on my chest EVERY night...yup. Im stuck in the recliner downstairs everynight with a baby on my chest!
Some of his other milestones:
- he loves his binkie
-he has learned to love his bath! He never really liked it much and he dont like the washing part but he loves very warm water and he loves to lay and relax in it.
-he is already enjoying 6 oz of milk! The bottle is almost as big as him!
-he holds his head up for about a min or so
-coos more and more at his mommy!
-we got big smiles now!!
-he hates cold hands and cold wipes! Always throws a fit when he is touched by cold!

I love the little photo above...crossing his eyes so he can focus in on his mama! I am so blessed.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

I had an early drs appt this morning and with hubby just getting home from work and he wouldnt wanna stand in the kitchen all morning long making the kids breakfast. I wanted to come up with something that would be ready when the kids woke and hubby wouldnt have to slave over the stove. It dawned on me...since I have been using my crockpot for dinners so much, whynot use it for breakfast. The first thing to enter my mind was oatmeal. My kids love it! Its warm, its can experiment and flavor it tons of ways. So I threw together some stuff and sure enough I had oatmeal this morning! Hubby said next time I need to double the batch because there wasnt enough for seconds but it turned out great!! He even took a picture of Hudsons bowl for me, LOL! He thought I might want to scrap about it! So nice of my hubby to think of me while Im gone :)

Here is the recipe I threw together:

1 cup regular oats oatmeal
3 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1 TBSp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
cinnamon and some vanilla

Stir it up and cook on low for 8 hours

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Meet Baylen!

He was born on November 30th! A new addition to our wonderful growing family. He is loved by all of us but Ry has really taking a love to him. Wanting to hold him, feed him and love on him all the time :)