Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tis the busy life.....

Hello My Blogger Friends!!!
So because of my busy life......
Nothing that I mentioned in the last post has been completed
And judging by the busy weekend wont get done AGAIN!!
Im still working on Jetts room.....
Here are a few pics of what Im working with!

I bet you will NEVER guess!!
I cant wait to show you pics!!!

This weekend is the CSA Little League Parade and Hall of Fame Dance Challenge!!
Nerves are in HIGH GEAR!!
But its going to be TONS of fun!!

Talk to all of you soon!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Im off to a productive start today!!
I had to miss Bible Study bc my little Bugg is under the weather and I didnt want to leave him:(
But I wasnt going to let this day go to waste!!
I braved the grocery store at 8am with my non-morning-person self and baby!!
That was an experience......
Yes....I admit it....I am one of those moms that allows her SCREAMING 1yr old to open snacks if it means peace and sanity on an over crowded aisle!!! was a HUGE mistake!!
Clean Up on Aisle 7 Please!!!
We also played the pick up game, super fun for momma!!
Needless to say I made it home by 10:30......Lord that was a long trip!!
I came home with a few things I'd like to share!!

My favorite grocery store finds if you will!!

You have to, have to, have to try it!!
I know it sounds a little strange!! But trust is to die for!! Use it on a sandwich, eat it by the spoon full or bake peanut butter cookies!! You cannot go wrong!!
Its AMAZE!!!
I have only been able to find it at Target!! If you find it somewhere else......I'd love to know!!

Here is an awesome recipe for White Chocolate Wonderful PB Cookies!!!

          You will need:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, minus 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon cannola oil (or other light oil)
3/4 cup White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter & Co.
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together butter, peanut butter, oil and white sugar. Next, cream in the brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Stir into batter in three batches.

Cover bowl, and put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Roll into 1-inch balls (use a mini ice cream scoop for consistency) and put on baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper, about an inch apart. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown. Be careful not to over cook them, as it happens fast!

I have told all of you before how much I <3 my Keurig!!
What I dont love about it is the pricey cups you have to buy!!
I stumbled upon the Folgers Brand of cups made just for the Keurig and WOW!!
I was impressed! They come in different flavors and get this.........
Give em a try!!

If yall are anything like me......I am always looking for a low-fat way to cure the munchies!!
I truly think it is impossible!!
But I found these a couple weeks ago....
Theyre pretty good!!
Of course....we would all rather have the real deal but I must say....
I can live with having just these!!

And here is another!!
This is a FOR SURE cure for you late night sweet tooth!!
My mom turned me on to Skinny Cow......
They are delish!!
Even the kids love em......No people....I dont make my kids eat skinny cow!!
But when they run out of ice cream they do and they LOVE them!!
If they pass the kids picky know theyre good!!!

MMMMMMM....Now Im hungry!!

Try my faves and let me know what you think!! I'd love to hear about yours as well!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let the summer count down begin.......

Turn out the lights....the party's over :(
I feel like walking around singing this old country song as I clean!!
The party is over!!
Spring Break has come an gone. The kids are back in school and Me & Bugg are all alone!
Not to mention its Tuesday and theres no Bachelor Update!!
Let the summer count down begin!!
7 weeks and counting!!!

We had a great Spring Break to tide us over, I guess!!

Who went? Tell me about it!!
I saw so many awesome things.....
from Bling to Boots, to Cows giving Birth ( yes...can you believe?) to awesome concerts~!
Jason Aldean was awesome!!

I must just isnt the way it was when we were kids!
Who remembers Reba changing clothes like 5 times and having back up dancers??
I guess it goes with the territory!!
We are all in a fast paced.....on the a hurry world!!

This week.....Im working on finishing Buggs room!!
Yes....isnt it sad :( we've been here since December 15th and his sweet little room is still incomplete!!
 We finished the crib.....we finished the dresser....the room is painted!!
Its time to actually decorate!!
Things like curtains, pictures, etc....
I cant wait to frame a big picture of my sweet Bugg and hang it.....

I think I'll use thise one.....he seems so innocent!!
Man are looks deceiving!!

I have a super cute craft I am working on for above his bed and I soooooo cannot wait to post pics!!
I think you are gonna love it!!


Im trying to get ready for summer by eating LITE!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ahhhhh.....what a week!

Here I sit.....

At the beach, beautiful weather, the echoes adorable laughs, lots of munchies.....LIG :)

Me, Chris & 5 kids have been enjoying the good life for 4days now!

They have done lots of fishing.....

Ice Cream Eating....

Park Hopping....

Putt-Putt Golfing....

Washer Playing....

Golf Cart Riding....

Movie Watching....

And the list goes on!

We've had an awesome time just plain ole relaxing! They are begging to stay longer! As sad as it is....We just can't! Reality has set in & it's time to head home & go to dance, prepare for Nats Shower & hit the HLSR!

Before I go....who watched The Bachelor???

I did, I did!!

I am soo, soo happy he chose sweet Emily!!! Although I was a little sad to find out they had already faced some of lifes hardships as a couple. I must say I love her more now than I did when we all first met her the day she stepped out of that limo!! I think she is such an awesome example to mothers out there! I love that she ALWAYS has her daughters best interest at heart! She could have had the dream platinum wedding.....but it seems as though she takes love & life very seriously & made a wise decision to wait until they know one another better, away from the cameras & the dreamy dates in Africa! You Go Girl! I bet Chantel would've married him right away!!!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their week off! I love having my babies at home with me!!! Let the summer count down begin!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesdays Top 5 :)

Ok so I must admit that with my super busy schedule....I have hardly had time to breathe let alone craft!!
So....I havent had much to blog about!!
My poor neglected kids have been eating fast food for over a week & mesquito hawks have taken over my home! The laundry has piled up....The DVR is FULL....and my handsome hubby and I have only bumped shoulders in the halls lately!!


This is always a super busy time of year for everyone!! All of the kids activities are in full swing and for partyofives like us....we typically have to be in 2 places at 1 time!!

We make it work and are always glad we do!!

This weekend we competed in Stage One Dance Competition and had a STELLAR weekend!!
All of the dancers did an amazing job and we racked up some awesome awards!!
This makes "BUSY" so much more worth it and keeps us on our toes until the next time!!
I will post pictures soon!

SO this morning I was piddling around and thinking of something to blog about.....
I must say The Bachelor wasnt all that good last night.....
I havent been cooking......
No crafts.......
What to say.....What to say???

SO I decided there are a few things Ive been obsessing over lately.....
So I picked my Top 5 Obsessee's to share!!

Im sort of a prissy pot!!
I love all thing bling and girly!!
When a friend of mine showed me these....
 I fell in l-o-v-e!!

They are Hair Feathers!!
I had them put in and I swear everyone asks about them!
They are an awesome, hip detail to your summer do!!

The best part about it.....
Lauren over at La Dolce Vida is now selling them and you can have them put in right there!!

Be sure to go by and check them out!!

I have blogged about this item before.
Thats how GOOD it is!!
I am in <3 with....
Want to use it all the time....
Get so many compliments....
And now cannot live w/o....

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I am a nail shop junkie.....I have literally had my nails done since my tween years!!
But....Now that I have found this....Its so easy and so cheap.
Im over it!! (the nail shop that is!)
These nail stickers are so jazzy I do not need my nails to sparkle like diamond in sky!!!

Im wearing the Leopard one now and it looks FAB!!

Here is my tip to you....If you do not have super long nails.....cut the strips in half before applying them.
This will allow you to use each box twice.
SHUT UP.....these bad boys are genius!!

Thanks to a super hip friend of mine...
Shout out to my girl Natalie!!
I have recently found the most AWESOME shampoo & conditioner!!
I have super thin, hard to manage, baby fine, get greasy by days end, just flat out FUNKY hair!

But let me tell you sister girl.....
This Shampoo & Conditioner Combo hooked me up!!

You have got to try it! Its for all hair types and is amazing!!

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi!!

Uh Oh.....It seriously rocked my socks!!

I guess I'm in a hair/makeup kind of mood today....even though I'll be wearing my trusty hat in this weather!!
My next Fave Five
Two Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer

I found this about a year ago at Sephora and I ADORE!!
Over the winter I went for more of a deep color.
But with Spring and Summer before us I had to run out and get me some!!
You can use the bronzer all over or just in your cheek area.....for a pale white girl like me I stick to the cheek and love how it gives a little shimmer!!!
And how cute is it that it is LEOPARD!!
SHUT it!!

As I mentioned above.....I am PALE!!
But in the SPRING all Im showin is from the knee down....
I need to get my jog on....for real!!
So to keep all of you from being frightened by my ghostly legs....
I use Nivea Sun Kissed Beautiful Legs
And it works!!

Apply evenly and generously and you will see the results immediately!!
I always apply a smell good lotion over it to help even it out and to cover the smell  that I swear smells like the tanning be in a bottle!!

Try my top 5 out and let me know your fave products for spring/summer!!
Leave me a comment with details!!
Talk to you soon!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I gotta catch up!!


Seems like its been a while!!

We are in the heart of busy season!! Well.....thats what I like to call it!!
Baseball season starting and Competition season in full swing!!

Last weekend we competed @ MOVE Productions and had a ball!!

Lexee & Aidan did an outstanding job and made all of us so proud!
Here are a few pictures to show them off!!

Hey....I earned those bragging rights!!

Lexee just turned the BIG #10 and boy thats a hard marker to handle as a momma!!
No......Crazy Peeps.....I do not feel old.....I feel Proud & Sad:(
Proud of who she is and sad that she is so old!!
6 years and she will be driving....8 years and she will be off to college.
As fast as these 10 passed I better get to lovin on will be here before I know it!!
Here is her Bday morning!

LOOOOOOVE her.....boy is she ever her daddy's twin!! onto today!

Today is a beautiful day and has been off the chain so far!
Started off with some Jesus time!!
Bible Study!
Let me tell ya.....
I love being surrounded by women of faith!
Their views and words teach me so much!
Thanks Ladies!
Life isnt fair.....But God is always fair.....God isnt life!
Hello.....why didnt I think of it that way!!
So many times I tell myself things in life are unfair and question them but I need to always remember God is always fair even if life isnt!!  <3
Amen.....Im gonna say that over and over until I got it down perfectly!!

Think about it!!

I'll talk to ya soon!!