Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Anniversary

March 31, 2007
 enough said.

Note: I do realize that I am actually posting this on Wednesday, not Thursday...but due to internet issues I did not get to post my "want it" for this week...and due to tomorrow being spent with the hubs and no internet, I wanted to get this on here! love.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Shells

During Lent we do not 
eat meat of Fridays...
The hubs' favorite meal 
during this time is Stuffed Shells.
However, that is not the 
easiest meal to make.
A few years ago I found
from Rachael Ray.
It was the inspiration 
for this meal.
sorry i forgot to snap a shot of the casserole before we dug in!
I had to make a few changes 
to the RR recipe because...
1. the hubs does NOT eat spinach
and b. it is easier to buy jar pasta sauce.

Do you have any delicious meatless dishes?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Random Extra Monday Post: Help!

Can anyone help me? 
How do I add another blog's "button" to my posts or to my sidebar?
Many Thanks!

Muffin Tin Monday: End of the Rainbow

Today is our last
March Rainbow Muffin Tin Monday!
Red: Craisins
Orange: Sherbert Yogurt 
(with orange spoon)
Yellow: Corn
Green: Pickles
Blue: Good and Fruity candy
Purple: Berry Kix
more pb&j raindrops up top
plus a special golden treat 
{Reese's Cup}
at the end of our rainbow! 

Yay for all the Muffin Tin Moms!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Simple Saturday: Spring has Sprung

The signs of spring are everywhere...

aerating the yard.
{dear grass, please grow.}

toys scattered in the driveway. the front yard. the back yard.

plants starting to bloom

I am so ready for warmer weather!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Favorites: Cadbury Creme Eggs

These have been a favorite since I was a kid.

I get SO excited every year when
 Cadbury creme eggs
hit the stores!

(And I usually stock pile them 
after the holiday when they go on sale.)

This year is TOUGH...
I gave up chocolate for Lent.
So, it is safe to say that
I am hoping for an
Easter basket FULL 
of these delicious treats!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Pre-chopped

For this Thankful Thursday
I have to give a shout-out 
to whoever thought to sell pre-chopped onions.

I think raw onions are the grossest thing on the planet.
However, cooked onions are great in some dishes...
I am super thankful for pre-chopped onions!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Want It Wednesday: Dryer

Our dryer is broken.
clothes hanging to dry in our room...
While I would really love to 
upgrade and go buy a new 
washer and dryer
it just isn't practical right now.
I want a new dryer...
but instead we are 
just getting a new motor.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This weekend I realized that I love food.
Not really, I have always known it. But I did realize that I don't have a day in my schedule to really share my love of food....then I had a light bulb moment and came up with....
TASTY TUESDAY the day on my blog schedule to share recipes I make and like!
So, here is my first one...

Tasty Tuesday: St. Patrick's Day

I haven't ever really made 
or had much Irish food.
So for St. Pats I try to stick with
the green theme...
 Here is my
individual version of
(I used the spinach tortellini to kick up the St. Pats green, 
I hid the tomatoes underneath,
and I used a bottled dressing that isn't on yet)


Monday, March 21, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: St. Patrick's Day and Rainbow

We had a special, extra
Muffin Tin Meal
for St. Patrick's Day!

peppers with hummus,
lime jello (with a green spoon)
sour cream and onion chips
(green specks from onions),
spinach cheese totellini,
apple jacks,
apples and key lime yogurt

As for Muffin Tin Monday...
we are continuing our March Rainbow!

Purple: blueberry applesauce
Blue: gatorade
Green: olives
Yellow: mini m&ms
Orange: hot and spicy cheezits
Red: strawberries

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simple Saturday: CAKEBALLS


I have written before about the 
awesomeness of cakeballs.
(and now they come on a stick!)
I am writing again today 
because we are having a 
on Sunday!

The party is for several reasons:
1. to spread the word about this local mom's business
and for her to get feedback on some new flavors
Kristie's Konfections: her blogher fb 
2. to raise money for our MOPS group because
our budget for next year has been cut
and, finally, 
3. to give us a reason to try 
10 different kinds of CAKEBALLS!

Hope your weekend is sweet!
I know mine will be!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Green


I am thankful for
play dates!
(remember, I am a fan of themes!)

Today's play date 
was GREEN...
we wore green,
we ate green,
 green apples, green grapes,
green marshmellows, green frosting on rice krispie treats,
green sprinkles on sugar cookies. and green juice!

we even had a green parade
with bikes and wagons and strollers 
all decked out in green streamers and balloons!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Want It Wednesday: The Vintage Pearl

For today's
Want It Wednesday
I am just going to share this link:
The Vintage Pearl

I cant pick just ONE thing
to share from her site.
It is all so cute.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

_____________ Tuesday: Moms and Margaritas

Sometimes moms just NEED margaritas!

 A few weeks ago a few of us got together
for a Mom's Mexican Night!

 We had a blast!

Up next, we are thinking
Moms and Music...
a night of karaoke!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: March Rainbows

We are continuing our
March Mondays
Muffin Tin Rainbows!

Red: Cherry Tomatoes
Orange: Dried Apricots
Yellow: Pineapple
Green: Spinach Veggie Chips
Blue: M&Ms
Purple: Grapes
(and some pb & j raindrops up top!)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Favorites: ELMO!

Elmo is not actually MY favorite.
He is SBJ's favorite.

We have
Elmo pjs,
Elmo shoes,
Elmo toys,
Elmo stuffed animals,
Elmo books, 
Elmo luggage
Elmo cards,
I am honoring that...
making today SBJ's Friday Favorite
because we went to see 
Sesame Street LIVE!

Thankfully my sick boy was 
feeling much better and 
he (we) had a BLAST!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Ugh

I know we have a lot to be
Thankful for this Thursday...

Right now I am WAITING
to be thankful...
see, my SBJ is sick.
Like vomit sick.
It is pitiful.
I just want him to be well.

I am thankful for all the help I have gotten today.
Thanks to my wonderful hubs and in laws!
I am thankful for all the prayers too.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Want It Wednesday: Buddha

I am not Buddhist.
But for this Want It Wednesday,
I want this Buddha charm...

I have a Pandora bracelet
and I don't really like picking out
charms for myself...
I like for them to be thoughtful gifts.
However. This one I picked out
as a thoughtful gift for myself!

Here's the story:
My dad was a larger man...
always had a big belly.
I saw this charm a few weeks ago
and was reminded that
he was called "Buddha"
so now I want (need) it.

It also happens that this is his birthday month.
So he is on my mind even more than normal.

UPDATE: Hubs bought this for me today! And a heart charm!
Love him.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

_____________ Tuesday: Pedi, don't be jealous!

If you remember, I mentioned 
needing a pedi a week or so ago.
 Well, I got one last week.

 I took SBJ to PlayDate 
then took myself 
and my book 
to the nail place.
Nice, right?

This was the worst. pedi. ever!
Homeboy cut and filed 2 toes too low!
See my 2nd and 3rd toes?
That's not polish above the nail!
(insert crying-sad-face-here)

On the bright side, 

I do have a fun color now
and my feet are smooth...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday: March Rainbow

We are celebrating March with
Muffin Tin Rainbows!

Red: Salsa 
(with chips)
Orange: Cheese
Yellow: Banana 
(with peanut butter on yellow spoon)
Green: Guacamole
(with chips)
Blue: Blueberries
Purple: Skittles

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simple Saturday: Boys

Boys will be boys.
As a girl, I am having to get used to that...

 ...note the skinned knee.
That would be his 3rd skinned knee in like 2 weeks....

And the mud...

But oh! the fun we had!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Favorites: The Balm

I have been a Burt's Bees girl 
for a long time.
Burt's really hasn't been all that effective 
on my lips this winter...
which I was pretty bummed about.
Luckily I found this Blistex
at the check out counter the other day
and decided to give it a try.
I am SO glad I did.
It really helps my lips 
and the "flavor" is yummy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday: The Hubs

Using this Thankful Thursday
to appreciate the Hubs.

photo taken at our rehearsal dinner...

I fully realize that I do not give him enough 

That is something I really want to work on.
He is amazing.
He is helpful.
He is supportive.
He is surprising.
He is fun.
He is respectful.
He is a fabulous dad.
He is mine!

I look forward to celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary this month!
(His year to plan, I'll let you know what he come up with)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Want It Wednesday: NOTHING

Well, no, I still have things on my wish-list...
but for today I am satisfied.

In the last 2 days my SBJ has told me 3 times,
"You pretty mommy."

Oh! And he has figured out how to 
keep his fingers right
to sign "I Love You" 
so he keeps walking around,
doing it and saying it!

My heart is full.
My 'needs' are met...
my 'wants' can wait!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

___________________ Tuesday: Too Much

I never thought you could have 
too much of a good thing.

I was wrong.

Pictures are good, no, great things.
I love them...
but I really had too many.

 I am so over having so much stuff!

and photos were recently on the list...
it feels good to get rid of that pile!