Monday, April 15, 2013

I am an aunt.

I am in love.
She is beautiful and healthy.
Brand new.

And in spite of the horrible events in Boston today,
my heart is growing bigger and bigger.

Praying for Boston, yes.
But, holding strong to my hope and faith in the human race.
We are good.
So much more than bad.
Don't let today break you down.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ziploc Ice Cream

We all have colds.
Sore throats, fevers.
You name it, someone probably has it.

I'm telling you this, because I need an excuse as to why I completely missed the ice cream truck and thus became the villain.

I'm sure you've seen the pins or maybe you were cool enough that you made ice cream in elementary school. You put a 1/2 cup of soy milk (or regular milk, if that's your thing) into a small bag and fill te bigger bag with ice and salt. Then shake your little heart out for 5-10 minutes and BAM! You have ice cream. Congratulations, you're now a hero.
And a magician.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Meal planning/Freezer meals

I've been pretty MIA lately, I apologize. At first, we were traveling. Then, I just didn't have anything cool or exciting to share. Really. But let's be honest, that's not much of an excuse because I never have anything THAT cool or exciting to share. (; Anyway, thanks to Pinterest (always!) I have become obsessed with planning meals and making freezer meals. Because I'm a stay at home mom and obviously don't have enough time to cook dinner? Okay, so I do have time. A lot of time. But this gives me so much more time to play with babies and spend time on other things. The family still gets a healthy, delicious meal. Win/win, right? Right. Here we meet problem number 1. I don't actually have room in my fridge for 30 days of meals. But this is about 20 days and I'm pretty excited about that. At first, I started with this big plan of making all the meals in one day.. I got to 6 and was super overwhelmed. I love cooking, don't get me wrong, but I had spent so much time planning the meals and shopping trip I didn't take the time to plan out how I'd actually make the meals. So, here we encounter problem #2. No planning = about 7 freezer bags filled with vegetables and/or meat and no idea what I was planning on making with them. So, I improvised. It ended up working out, I guess. I didn't mark the bags that time so I think by the end of the month we'll be having a surprise meal and just cross our fingers. Then I stumbled upon the idea (aka I stumbled upon this lovely lady's blog) that you can just cook what you normally would, double/triple the recipe and freeze it. Light bulb! So I will definitely be incorporating that into more of our meals for the next month. Do you meal plan? Or have any thought/tips you'd like to share?

Monday, April 1, 2013


I just wanted to let everyone know I'm "hosting" an online Scents party. Just click on the link below and it'll direct you right to the website.

My personal favorite scents are "perk me up" which smells like coffee and "coconut lemongrass" which smells.. Like heaven, basically.

They also have room sprays, travel tins, and their "layers" collection for personal use (lotion, body butter, etc.)

Take a look and see if anything catches your eye. Thank you!

my Scentsy party