Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Meal plan 3/30-4/14

Trying to change things up a bit so there are several new recipes we are trying to time around, I have included links for you.

Wednesday - chicken, potatoes and carrots
Thursday - chicken alfredo and broccoli
Friday - chicken and black bean burritos
Saturday - grill night
Sunday - roast sandwiches and veggies
Monday - dinner sausage, fries and carrot sticks
Tuesday - italian white bean soup and french bread
Wednesday - grilled cheese and tomato soup
Thursday - fagioli pasta
Friday - cheeseburger pie and veggies
Saturday - ravioli and garlic toast
Sunday - cheeseburger ring and veggies
Monday - pancakes, eggs and fruit
Tuesday - cheddar dogs, french fries and veggies
Wednesday - lasagna pie and veggies
Thursday - cheese quesadillas, re-fried beans and rice

Let me know if you try anything out and if you like it!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best bottom diapers

When I first heard about the hybrid style diaper I really was not at all interested. I just did not like the thought of unsnapping an insert once it had been peed on. Then I got an offer to get some best bottom diapers in trade and I thought why not, if I don't like them then I will just sell them. I have to say once I got them I was really happy with them. They fit really well, are trim and the liners I have absorb really well. I usually change the liner in Kairi's cover every 1.5- 2 hrs and she has yet to soak it to the point that it is fully saturated. Since getting the couple I got in that trade I have went on to purchase several more liners and covers from FSOT on diaperswappers. I plan on using them for Amelia when she is born this summer also.

Action shot-

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is finally here

I don't know how the winter was for the rest of you but I know for me it felt like it was never going to end. I am really happy that spring is finally here and we can start doing more outside.

We spent a day at the park a couple days ago, just wanted to share some new pictures.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Have you tried scentsy?


A friend of mine, who recently started selling scentsy gave me the opportunity to review scentsy for her. I took her up on the offer and I am glad I did. While I had heard a lot about them I had yet to try any of their products. We had company over the day I popped one of the tarts into the warmer and it did not take long before my whole house smelled like jumpin' jelly bean. Everyone was commenting on how great it smelled, the scent was sweet but not over powering. It was really lovely.

I started using a tart warmer after having children, I was the type that always had a candle burning but I did not want to chance one of the kids burning themselves so I made the switch. I have used several other brands of tarts in my warmer and I have to say that the scentsy tarts are longer lasting, more fragrant and over all just a better product then the others I have used. I will be making a full switch to scentsy for my tarts.

She also sent me one of the scent circles which I have put in my van. I like that it makes the van smell nice without being really over powering. I have had it in there for several days now and it still smells just as strong as it did on day one.

I asked Jonita if there was anything she would like to say about scentsy. She had this to say "I got some Scentsy products because I didn't really know what it was a little before Christmas, and I knew it was something I needed to be a part of. I started selling in Feb, and I am loving every moment of it. It brings a smile to my face whenever I hear about someone else enjoying their Scentsy products. I love that my kids enjoy it, even my husband enjoys it!"

You can buy scentsy here. I strongly encourage you to try them out.

Jonita is hosting a really great give a way.If you enter be sure to let her know I sent you to her group.

~*~ A little promotion! ~*~
A Drawing for a FREE bar of April's Scent of the month FLUTTER!
-- Everyone that adds at least 10 people to this group will be entered into the drawing 1 time!
-- For every person you refer to me that... may be interested in becoming a Scentsy Consultant under me you will be entered again
-- For every person you refer to me that *may* be interested in hosting any type of party...or if *YOU* are interested I will enter your name
-- You can enter again by posting this promo on your FB page and linking it to my personal or Group Page!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Meal plan 3/14-3/29

I have been meal planning for awhile now. It has saved me a lot of time and a lot of money. Having a meal plan made it easier to stick to a list at the grocery store and I never have to worry about what to make for dinner.

I thought I would start sharing our meal plan with you all.

Monday - chicken, rice and green beans
Tuesday - ham and bean soup and dinner rolls
Wednesday - chicken, roasted potatoes and cauliflower
Thursday - home made hamburger mac and cheese and green beans
Friday - chicken alfredo with brocoli
Saturday - pancakes, eggs and fruit
Sunday - chicken and black bean burriotos
Monday - Cheddar meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn
Tuesday - chili spaghetti and corn bread
Wednesday -cheeseburger loaf and fresh veggies
Thursday - chicken, cheesy potatoes and green beans
Friday - dinner sausage, mac and cheese and veggies
Saturday - beef and noodle casserole and veggies
Sunday - beef and creamy potatoes
Monday - pancakes, eggs and fruit
Tuesday - Chili

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alexzander's story

I have been thinking about writing this post for awhile and after a conversation with a friend today I finally decided to get around to posting this long story.

My husband and I were married July 9th 2005, we wanted a family right away and ended up conceiving our first child on our honeymoon. We were thrilled to be expecting and the pregnancy was a normal healthy one. I went into labor on April 17th 2006, 8 days past my due date. Labor was hard on me, I had been contracting off and on for days and was already exhausted. Things seemed to be going normally and then all the sudden my labor stalled, I had been in labor for 17 hrs at this time. My mid wife started talking about our options and we ended up consenting to induction, water breaking and an intrathecal. I was upset by this because I wanted an all natural delivery but I was ready for my labor to be over and I wanted to hold my son. They got the pitocin going and were about to break my water when it broke on its own, a short while later they did the intrathecal. Everything after this is kind of a blur to me, I barely remember a lot of it. I remember pushing, I remember my son being born at 12:01 a.m. April 18th after 20 long hours of active labor. I remember holding him but then I go blank. I guess I ended up loosing more blood then normal, getting fourth degree tears, my mid wife had to call in another doctor to stitch me up because she was not able to get it good enough. She later told me I had the worst tearing she had ever seen on a patient.

My son was a healthy 8 lb 5 oz boy, I was over the moon in love him with. My husband and I did notice right away that his head seemed slightly misshapen but they told us it was normal and was probably from the long labor. It was suppose to go away on its own. Well it never did. We would not find out until his three month check up why though. We went in to his check up, our normal doctor was not in so we saw someone else, she was going through the normal questions when she started asking us about his head and his soft spot. She seemed concerned about it and asked us to take him over to xray but would not tell us why, all she would say was that his soft spot was not correct. I was not happy at the idea of my little guy getting an xray but we went ahead with it. No one would tell us why so I went home and looked it up. My research brought me to Craniosynostosis which is the premature closure of sutures. I was devastated but tried not to worry to much until we got his results. Sure enough he was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis and our next step was to get a cat scan so they could see the extent of the closures. After the cat scan we saw a couple different doctors to discuss our options. I did not care for the first doctor so we ended going with doctor number two ( this was the best choice we made, he was amazing ).

Luckily enough for us, Alexzander's Craniosynostosis was a milder form and would only require surgery, some kids need many surgeries and to wear a corrective helmet. He had his corrective surgery, which was the removal of a strip of his skull so his head could form correctly, when he was 4 months old. It was a really hard thing to go through. I cried on the way to the hospital, I cried when they took his blood and I cried when the nurse took my baby. I was an emotional mess during the hours we sat in the waiting room and a nervous wreck until I was able to hold my little man again. He came through the surgery with flying colors, he was a little out of it the rest of the day while we were in the NICU but the next morning he woke up with the biggest smile.

Today you would never know that there was anything wrong with my boy. Besides on a scar on his head there is no lasting affects from his surgery or condition.

Here is with dad right before surgery

Right after

With mom the next day

And today

If you would like to know more about his condition here are some links:

Give a way!! Flower head band

I am thinking spring and nothing says spring to me more then adorable flower head bands on adorable little girls!

I just got a bunch of new flowers that I will be making into head bands over the next week and I want to give one of my choosing to one of you for free!

Action shots of past ones I have made:
To enter:
1. You need to be a follower of this blog. Post a comment saying you are.

1. post this give a way on your facebook, leave me a link in a separate comment saying you did
2. blog about this give away and leave a link saying you did.
3. Refer friends, every person that posts saying you sent them counts for an extra entry.

Give a way ends March 21st

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Custom Hairbow holder giveaway!!

I have started making bow boards for my girls, it is a lot of fun and a really cute way to store the massive amounts of hair bows we have in this house. My oldest daughter loves to wear hair bows, we probably have a hair bow for almost every outfit and she still wants more!

Here is the one I made for my girls:

If you win you get to pick the fabric ( within reason, I do need to be able to find it easily ) and the ribbon color. As long as I can get the fabric locally I will have it ready in less then a week.

To enter-
1. You must be a follower of this blog, leave a comment saying you are.

1. Post a link about this giveaway on facebook or another site, leave me a link to the post.
2. Refer friends, every friend that posts you sent them counts for an extra entry.
3. Blog about it and leave the link in a comment.

This give a way closes 3/8/2011

Good luck!!

Giving up meal planning ( this time for good )

After several months of taking a lot of time to make it, and still not following the meal plan I made,  I have decided to give up on meal pl...