May 18, 2011


This is going to be a hodgepodge of a post about different events that have been going on in my little part of the world. I want to start by saying I had a wonderful first Mother's Day with my family. My fantastic hubby started the day off by bringing me breakfast in bed. He woke me up (after letting me sleep until 10:00, amazing might I tell you!!) and handed me our little guy already fed and changed. While we cuddled he made cinnamon rolls and coffee and joined me in bed for a wonderful and cozy family breakfast. Wouldn't it be nice to do that every morning? After a relaxing breakfast, my parents and in-laws came over for dinner and to celebrate their day as well. We gave each of them a mom charm for their Pandora bracelets. I was then surprised by a bracelet for myself from my parents, the in-laws, my husband's aunt, and my son. I love the bracelet and have three fabulous charms on it. I can't wait to get more! My husband also got me a mini Keurig coffee machine. Can I just say I was spoiled rotten. It felt like Christmas. The day couldn't of been any better and I am so blessed with a wonderful family and thoroughly enjoyed the day. I am so happy to be a mommy now and love my little monkey to pieces!!
Besides Mother's Day I've been super busy wrapping up the school year. We have two weeks left and my kindergartners are fluttering with excitement and energy. We are preparing for kindergarten graduation and two field trips, all of which will take place in the last two weeks of school. My class has been a joy this year and I can honestly say I have laughed with them every day. They are a group of goofy characters and I am amazed as well as amused of the things they say and think of. It is never a dull day in my kindergarten class! The craziness of the end of the year will be awarded with a wonderful summer ahead. I am looking forward to spending my summer with my little guy and watching him develop and continue to experience new and exciting things. We will be starting food soon, which I will be making, and taking him to our neighborhood pool. I will also be celebrating my five year wedding anniversary in July and preparing for the upcoming school year. It's going to be busy and I'm hoping to get a lot of crafting, blogging, and trying out new recipes in the months to come. All of which I will make sure to post. Have a fantastic rest of May and bring on summer!

May 1, 2011


I know Easter was a week ago but time flies when you're a busy mom! I want to share a few pictures of our little guys first Easter. He was so adorable in his chick hat and I know he is going to get me later in life because of this but I had to get it for him. It was just to stinking cute! We enjoyed a fun filled weekend with family and Logan got spoiled rotten by the Easter Bunny, Nana and Papa, and Grandma and Grandpa. I will always remember this special first Easter with Logan.

April 17, 2011

Sour Cream Container Tutorial

Hoppy Easter! I have a fun and cheap way to make cute containers to hold candy in for your Easter basket. These containers can be used for any holiday or occasion. Just change out the paper. 

Sour Cream Containers
*Paper of your choice cut 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 in.
*Sticky Strip 
*Ribbon of Choice
*Embellishments of Choice

1. Apply Sticky Strip like shown on the reverse side of your patterned paper. 

2. Remove the back of the sticky strip on the two long ends and roll the paper into a tube. 

3. Close the end of the tube with the exposed Sticky Strip and fill with candy or goodie of choice.

4. Peel off the back of the remaining Sticky Strip and press together. Then run the end through a crimper slowly until two or three lines form and decorate to your liking. 

That's it! 

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and would love to see what you created! 

(The Easter basket was created using my Cricut Machine)

April 4, 2011

Chicken Spaghetti

This picture doesn't do it justice, but I wanted you to have a visual of what it looked like. I promise next time to take a better pic with my new camera. This is a fast and yummy dish that will surely be a hit for dinner among all family members. I hope you enjoy!!

Chicken Spaghetti

* 2 boneless chicken breasts cubed
* 1 box of spaghetti
* 1 can chicken broth
* 1 bunch of green onions diced
* 1/2 jar of cheese whiz
* 1/2 of  caesoe cheese whiz
* about 2 cups of plain potato chips crushed.


1. Place the spaghetti and green onions together in a pot and boil.
2. While the spaghetti is boiling cook your cubed chicken.
3. After spaghetti/ green onion is cooked, drain and add the cooked chicken, half the jar of both cheese whiz, and the can of chicken broth. Mix all together and pour into 9x13 pan.
4. Top with crushed potato chips and cook in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes.
5. Enjoy!!

Let me know if you try this and what you think! It has always been a favorite in my family :)

March 25, 2011

Mommies Favorite Tools

My little guy is 14 weeks old now and I can't believe how quickly time has gone so far. He is full of smiles, giggles, and his fists are his favorite things to put in his mouth. Over these past 14 weeks I've come to love several items that have helped me with taking care of my little guy a little easier and smoother.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in Baby Scent

This stuff is amazing. It keeps your little ones behind safe from diaper rash and creates a barrier between their cute little bottom and whatever they leave in the diaper. He has not had a diaper rash or any signs ever. I've used this since day one and will continue to use it as long as he is in a diaper. This is the only thing I use. No powder or anything else and I make sure to put it on him every diaper change.  

Summer Infant Cotton SwaddleMe 

My little guy loves to be wrapped up tight at night and this blanket has put me at ease. Before, I would wrap him in a blanket but would find myself getting up to check on him to make sure the blanket hadn't come undone or over his face. The SwaddleMe wraps him tight and is secured by velcro so it won't come undone when your little one moves. I of course got it in the monkey pattern because we have everything monkey for him and his nursery is monkey themed as well. The blanket is light weight and breathable so if your baby gets hot easily or when the weather starts to get warmer, you can still use it without overheating your baby. 

Sassy MOD Pop Bouncer

I love this bouncer and so does my little guy. It has a mild vibration that you can  adjust the intensity of and several songs to choose from. The monkey mobile pops off easily so you can place your baby in the seat without knocking their head. He loves to kick at the monkeys and this has come in handy when the hubby has been away and I've had to use the bathroom or want to take a shower! 

Philips AVENT BPA Free Microwave Steam Sterilizer

This handy tool has made sterilizing the bottles a snap. All it takes is two minutes, a microwave, some water, and you are done. You place your cleaned bottles in the container, add the designated amount of water, click the lid, and place in the microwave for  2 minutes. Your bottles come out sterilized and ready to go for the next feeding. I use this daily and I don't know what I'd do without it for sterilizing. 

These are just a few tidbits of the many tools and items that I love using as a mommy. What have you found that works best for you?