Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
My picture: My review: such a cute hat and it was a VERY simple pattern! Perfect for a Mickey Mouse baby shower I was attending. I’ve been on a recent kick to update my makeup a bit and buy some more “grown-up” products. But I don’t really have the budget to overhaul everything. Enter this site.
My Review: Amazing site for finding cheaper versions of expensive makeup. Used it to buy the eyelid primer pictured and a new lipstick this week.
My Review: a short video on how to tie this cute scarf. I used it this week but didn’t get any pictures.
I helped out in the nursery at church. I just couldn’t get over how big my sweet little girl looked sitting having water and cheerios with the “big kids.”
|think I'll ever use a brush mom?|
|we babysat for the sweetest baby the last couple weeks - I wish I could show you how cute!|
|it took awhile for Ellie to warm up to the babe|
|Ellie's feather bow|
|looking so grown up!|
Friday, January 25, 2013
This sweet thing is 3/4 of a year! What?! Her 1st birthday outfit may already be in production. :) Here are her stats from her appointment this week:
Height – 2ft, 3in (56th percentile)
Weight – 17lb, 3 oz (21st percentile)
Head – 43.8cm (43rd percentile)
Owen was 4 more pounds than her at this point. She seems pretty tiny to me! But wow, what a big personality that is starting to shine through. This age is so much fun as she’s learning all kinds of new things everyday! She can pull herself up on pretty much anything. She’s not quite scooting once pulled up, but I’m sure it will be soon.She still crawls for the most part by scooting and pulling herself with her arm. But she’s starting to get up more on her hands and knees.Poor thing hasn’t been read nearly as much as Owen was, but I’m hoping she loves reading too. Not just eating her books.She has 4 teeth now, the 2 bottom middle and 2 on the top (lateral incisors).She loves to get into everything. Her favorites are Sophie’s cat food, the tampons under my sink, and her brother’s cars. Won’t bore you with sleep details as they’re the same. And getting new teeth never makes sleep any better. Her first love is me for sure, but then definitely her brother (and daddy is quickly becoming the one who can make her laugh the loudest). It’s so strange to have a little baby who SMILES! Love that sweet sweet grin and her little left dimple.She still leaves her bows and hats on which I love since the girl is still bald as bald can be. We love you Ellison! You are such a sweet spot in our lives. :)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In the quest for organizing more in each of my rooms this year, I wanted to get my recipes under control. This is what they look like currently. I have a fabulous recipe binder that my dear friend Sara made for me for my wedding. It has all her favorite recipes and has been so helpful. I was just shoving more of my recipes in the back but it was getting really full. So then, the recipes just got thrown in a manila folder which had spaghetti sauce and cookie dough all over it. Finding recipes that I needed: impossible.Enter: my mom. This is how she organizes all her recipes. I saw it last year and wanted it. So she was super kind and bought me everything I need. Tons of large index cards, 2 plastic tubs, and some labels.My goal is to get every recipe onto one of these 4x6 cards. Either cut from a magazine, printed from the internet, or handwritten:Then I just file them under their correct labels like appetizers, chicken, cookies, fish, etc. It makes the recipes very easy to find. And I can pull all the recipes I'm using that week for dinners and make my grocery list!My mom has 2 or 3 of these tubs all done. She writes right on the card any changes she did and how they liked it, etc. Or just tosses the card if it gets a thumbs down. Someday, all my recipes will be easy to find. I’m trying to get a few done each week. Slow going, but I already love the new system. How do you organize all your yummy recipes?**ETA – Used a acid-free glue stick to put my recipes onto the index cards. And Lindsey asked which categories I used so here’s my list. I started with all the “basics” and then added as I came to a recipe that I didn’t know how to file. So these may be different for you:
Monday, January 21, 2013
Source: Black Bean, Rice, and Veggie Salad from My Recipes
My picture:My review: This was fabulous! Super light and delicious. I ate mine just like a salad, but William wrapped his in a while wheat tortilla. Cannot wait to make it again!For the rest of these, I completely forgot to take pictures of the foods. So I’m just going to give you the links and promise that all of them will be added into our normal menu.
My review: I used white whole wheat flour and made the blueberry muffins. They were great. I want to make a bunch for quick breakfast grabs.
My review: William didn’t love it, but it’s a weight watchers recipe and has 0 points. So that means I love it. And it was a crockpot recipe, which is nice on busy days.
My review: A nice list of 20 recipes. I’ve made the Asian Glazed Drumsticks in the past and enjoyed them. This week, I made the skinny chicken enchiladas. While they definitely were the “skinny” version, I still really enjoyed them.