Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Twelvelittle wonder clutch review

I got to review a wonder clutch from Twelvelittle recently.  I actually took it to my doctor's appointment and it was perfect for our first venture out of the house since the baby was born.  The size is perfect for short trips, newborns, or even as a pre-packed quick grab bag when you don't want to break your shoulder or tip over the stroller with a 20 lb diaper bag.  This wonder clutch is the perfect size to hold the essentials in a stylish way.   And when you no longer need a diaper bag you can still use the wonder clutch as a purse without it screaming baby bag from the style/size.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hell's Kitchen is back! Season 13

If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen! Or you could do as we do and watch the fire from the safety of your home.  Hell's Kitchen is back for it's 13th season!  As with each season we're looking forward to the fun challenges, interesting recipes, and of course the survival of the fittest.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Baby Time!

She's finally here! Our newest addition to our family, Isabella (Bella) was born last week via c-section.  I'm recovering well, which is more than I can say for my laptop after it's apple juice accident!  With any luck both of us will be back up and running normally soon.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You're Guilty!

Something that has been on my mind for quite some time now is how disconnected society has become.  Connected through social media, but disconnected in reality.  People don't spend time together face to face as much, we do less for each other, we don't know our neighbors anymore, we hardly say hi to people in passing, we shut ourselves in our houses and figure since we're "online" we're keeping in touch and making a difference.  We're guilty.  I'm guilty, you're guilty.  We are all guilty of creating what the world has become.  Since I am a problem solver by personality, what can we do to fix it?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Finding Carter

I recently started watching a new show that caught my attention on Hulu.  It's called Finding Carter.  It's about a girl that was kidnapped when she was 3, now that she's 15 she happens to get in trouble one night with some friends and while waiting at the police station for her mom to pick her up it's discovered that her mom is not her mom.  She's returned to her real family only to learn that she has not only a twin sister, but a younger brother.  To make things more dramatic, her real mom is a police officer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bullying Bandwagon

It seems as though in the last few years everyone is jumping on the bullying bandwagon.  It's become a large focus and issue that parents and children are eager to point out how they are being bullied.  Don't get me wrong, bullying is awful and should be fixed, however I think that it can also be blown out of proportion turning normal childhood behaviors into a crusade to severe punishment and prevention.  It was a few weeks ago that I came across this article in the Huffington Post that hit the nail on the head for me, I wish everyone would read and understand it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Make & Save Money from Home

After having this idea on my mind for some time I've finally set up a newsletter to help inspire my readers with ideas of how to make & save money from home.  And as a special bonus, since I'm so excited to help as many as possible, when you sign up for the FREE email newsletter you'll get a FREE copy of my ebook with over 70 ideas how to make money and budget as a stay at home mom or housewife!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy (hopefully going into) Labor Day!

In my hopes for this year's labor day to be a hopefully going into labor and delivery of my baby I realized I don't even fully know what the purpose of Labor day is, or how it originated.  So after a little research this is what I found-

Friday, August 29, 2014

Italian Crock Pot Roast

In our Summer of crock pot cooking, aka pregnancy dinners, I've gotten creative with ideas and flavors.  This time was Italian Roast and veggies.  Easy, and my family all liked it so it met the requirements!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Last weekend we went to a work party for my husband's school and the host made this amazing drink!  After asking her what was in it, it was so simple I just had to make it myself (or at least my version of it).  Strawberry Lemonade, I honestly don't think I've ever tried it before- but I've been missing out!  We made some at our house a few days later and it's so good it's going to be a regular drink around here I think.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Package opening challenged

ok, so let me say right off the bat- I dearly love my husband and he is one of the smartest and well read people I know.  That being said, we all have our challenges in life and his is well, one that makes me scratch my head.  He is package opening challenged.  You know how most packages are made to be opened a certain way in order to dispense properly, keep something fresh, or just in an easier way? Well, apparently he doesn't get it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guess when my baby will be born & win

Are you good at guessing? Want a easy way to get a $10 Amazon gift card? Then be sure to enter my baby pool!  Guess when my baby will be born and win a $10 Amazon gift card!  Closest guess wins! 1 guess per person please, but feel free to share the pool with any family/friends.  Once you've guessed on the pool comment what your guess was on my pinned facebook post so I can notify you if you win.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jr. High math class movie

In preparing for labor in the next 3 weeks (crossing fingers for asap) my husband and I were talking about a movie he could have ready for a substitute to play for his jr high math class.  The students are 7th and 8th graders so it needs to be something appropriate for that age group, and if we can find one that has anything to do with math that'd be great!  Pregnancy brain perhaps but I'm stumped!!  Anyone have some suggestions?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm too cool to donate

If you haven't heard about the recent ice or bucket of water challenges gaining popularity in the last 6 months you're probably living under a rock.  That or you just don't care to give attention to silly fads.  This one has become one that basically says "I'm too cool to donate to charity so I'll get water dumped on me so everyone can see how cool I am"  Let me sum up the challenge for those who may reside under rocks, or not pay attention to trending and popularity contests. (both are totally okay, count yourself lucky!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pizza Monkey Bread from Pinterest

After seeing this idea on a few Pinterest pins it was one we HAD to try!  It was really easy and we all loved it.  Needless to say if you are a fan of pizza you'll love this pizza monkey bread.  I did change up the recipe a bit (as usual) here's how you make it:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Funny Stickers

The other day I saw this vending machine that had some funny stickers.  They're the logos of popular things, but with some of the words changed.  Silly and maybe a bit juvenile, but creative too.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall in love again with your favorite shows

With Fall comes the new seasons of a lot of your favorite TV shows.  After a suspenseful Summer of waiting your questions will be answered soon! (That is unless you were a fan of the show Lost, in which case a new season just meant new questions)  And if you're wondering about the picture above- this is what watching TV looks like at our house right now.  Our TV lamp has been out for about 6 months, we ordered a new one but it didn't fit so we just need to order another one but it hasn't been a priority, so the kids watch netflix on one of our old smart phones.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whole Chicken in the crockpot

It's the Summer of crockpot cooking!! This time I tried a whole chicken in the crockpot.  It was super easy and delicious!!  There were a few tricks that I found in doing this that I'll keep in mind for next time though-

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baseball 1st Birthday Party

My cousin recently threw a baseball birthday party for her little boy's 1st birthday.  She went all out!  There were a lot of cute ideas she found and adapted, here's some pictures of the party:  For the invite (pictured above) she found some examples online and her husband was able to adapt them to work for their party.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Goodbye Robin Williams

The world will from now on seem a little less funny, a little less light hearted, and a little less full of energy as we say goodbye to an amazing actor- Robin Williams.  Sadly at the age of 63 he succumed to depression and took his own life on Monday 8/11/2014.  Hopefully this tragedy will bring an understanding that even people who seem the most happy and energetic could still be fighting their own battle with depression.