Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Monday, November 28, 2011


Ever have those days where little things just annoy that crap out of you? I'm having one of those today. Perhaps its thanks to hormones or pregnancy insomnia, or waking up at 512am. Whatever the cause its 830am and im about to go crazy. My husband wakes up and finally joins us after sleeping an extra 3 hours... That's #1. Then he opens and eats 2 nature valley oat and honey bars... The crunching sound ia awful... That's #2. Then he decides to eat a bowl of cereal. Again, more loud crunching... That's #3. He isn't a cereal milk drinker so he dumped a full bowl of milk. Such a waste to me, I can't stand wasting... That's #4. I wonder how many more things will annoy me today....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oh Adam Levine.

You make me lose my mind.  I mean, I'm sorry, my husband is sexy to me, very sexy indeed.  And I love his body and smile and all that jazz... but Adam Levine... well I think he's my celebrity weakness. 

How can you not find him sexy?  I have loved Maroon 5 since I first heard them.  I love how all their songs have sexual lyrics, but are so catchy some people don't even realize what they are singing.  That makes me giggle.  I mean, they really are dirty sometimes. 

Along came the show The Voice and my mom and I were beyond excited.  I mean, not only do we get to watch a great show, but we get a regular dose of Adam looking all sexy and his coy smile and his sense of humor is right up my alley.  Oh, hubby, I'm soo sorry, but I can't stop thinking about Adam's sexiness.

I am in a mood today, let's blame pregnancy hormones mmky?  I thought I'd share a little Adam love with you ladies... You Are Welcome!

Friday, November 18, 2011

26 Weeks.

Well Eli is coming along very quickly.  I can't believe that in less than 13 weeks our little boy will be here.  At my next appointment at 28 weeks we get to set my c-section date.  I'm really excited to actually have a date set. 

I haven't been craving anything.  Bagels and cream cheese and yogurt are constants in my diet, but nothing has really taken over my mind.  Sleep is getting worse, my hips really ache at night so I spend half the night rolling from side to side.  I can still sleep on my stomach with a leg up as long as I have a bunch of pillows.  I have started taking Tylenol every night which helps a little.

I did pull my round ligament muscle on the weekend.  That was painful!  It took a few days to loosen up, I pretty much lived laying down with a heating pad on me.  Eli moves around a lot, he hasn't settled into head down yet, some days I feel a lot of kicks up high, others like last night were down low. 

The pregnancy clumsiness has really set in.   I broke 2 plates this week already.  Also yesterday I ran the dryer again to "fluff" the clothes and then asked Kris to fold them.  Turns out there was no laundry in there.  I swore I did laundry.  I guess not. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank YOU Pinterest!

I haven't even finished eating my lunch and I HAVE to share it with you.  It is to die for, I feel like I ordered something from a fancy restaraunt.  Inspired by the pin below, I made my own today....

Here is how MINE looks....DELISH

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

Aiden's allergist told us that since only peanuts came up if we wanted to introduce other nuts that was okay, but we should be consistent with it.  He said almond butter {a family favorite of ours anyway} was a good option so long as we made sure Aiden had some on a weekly basis to keep him accustomed to it.  Enter Barney butter.  It was his suggestion for a 100% peanut free almond butter, a bit pricey at $7.99 a jar, but look at the results....  Such a hit!  He keeps going into the pantry and getting it and a spoon and asking for "pebub bubber".  We are working on him calling it Almond butter, but for now I'm just one happy momma!

{ps - sorry for the crappy cell pictures}

Friday, November 4, 2011

Deck The Halls...

Oh you better believe it.... Halloween is over, I have no decorations for "fall" or "thanksgiving", so it's right to Christmas for me!  I always have waited until the day after Thanksgiving to put Christmas things up, but this year I'm pregnant and wanting the house to feel homey... or so that's my excuse!

The tree is up, the mantel will be decorated and the lights will be strung up around the windows.  I've been listening to Christmas music all week too.  :)  And the best part... I'm not alone!  My momma has done a bit of decorating too! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween

"Tick or Teet"

Pin it and share it... "Taco Casserole"

I've been wanting to add new recipes to our meal menu, and finally found the perfect chance.  Katie @ Bower Power is having a pinterest challenge of sorts.  Pin something, make it, and then share it! 

So here we go.  I found a recipe that I knew would be a hit with us, the original poster called it "Mexican casserole",I pinned it HERE, but I have my own version of a Mexican casserole, so I will be calling this one "Taco casserole" instead.
The recipe was super easy, and really quick! Here is the recipe from the original poster, blog chef.....

Mexican Casserole

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

image above from blog chef
1lb ground beef
1 (1 ¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups Colby jack cheese
1 cup salsa
1 (2 1/3 ounce) can sliced black olives (drained)
1 tomato (chopped)
2 cups corn chips (crushed)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large skillet brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions by adding the amount of water stated on the package. Set aside. Heat refried beans in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and 1 cup of salsa. Stir until combined.
Step 2: Place crushed corn chips onto the bottom of an 8×8” casserole dish. Pour the bean mixture over the chips in the casserole dish. Add taco meat on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top of the taco meat. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over the cheese.
Step 3: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with chopped tomatoes.

Yield: (4 Servings)

How MINE turned out
I did a few things different, for example I added the tomatoes and olives before baking and topped with sour cream and diced avocados when serving.  Also, I buy the 5lb logs of hamburger and come home and separate and preground each pound.  So for this recipe all I had to do was dump my preground hamburger in the pan to warm up and I added the taco seasonings well it reheated.  Saved a bit of time.

All in all, I loved this.  It will be on our regular menu for sure.  Hope you all enjoy it too!

Want to see what others did this week?  Head over to join in at the Bower Power Pinterest Challenge!

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