August 31, 2012

First Soccer Practice

Payten had her 1st soccer practice tonight!  She had so much fun!  Of course there were a few tears because her coach (her daddy) didn't let her go first all the time but I am sure she'll get over it soon, you'll have to :-)  Overall all of the kids had a blast!  We are looking forward to a fun season!!

Master Bedroom Ideas

Thanks to Pinterest I have become obsessed with changing our Master Bedroom.  I have several ideas in mind.. I can't wait to see how it turns.... I am sure it will be a few months but in the meantime I'm having fun gathering ideas :-)  Color Scheme: Grey, Beige, & Yellow

August 30, 2012

Recipes: Meatball Sub Casserole

1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 t. Italian seasoning
1/4 t. pepper
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1-lb. pkg. frozen meatballs, thawed
28-oz. jar pasta sauce
1 c. water
Arrange bread slices in a single layer in an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan; set aside. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings; spread over bread slices. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese; set aside. Gently mix together meatballs, spaghetti sauce and water; spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 4.

August 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 08.29

 It's almost that time!!!!

August 28, 2012

Party Details Cont. . .

And this is why I always start early!  Because as usual I had goals and I have failed to complete them, sigh!  At least I am making "some" progress :-)

August 27, 2012

Last weekend in August

It was a rainy one so we laid low all weekend!  It nice to just hang out and not have any specific plans because starting this weekend we have something going on EVERY weekend in September and it seems that October is filling fast as well!  So crazy!

I did get some time this weekend to work on some birthday party projects for Camryn's party.  Her banner is almost complete.  Invitations are almost done being addressed.  I love making progress.  I am hoping to have them in the mail late next week, but we'll see.  I am still narrowing down some cake options.  Decision should be made by the end of the week.

Soccer starts Friday for Payten.  She is super excited!  Now I just hope the rain stays away!  I am sure I will have a ton of pictures from her first practice :-)

It's a rainy Monday but I hope that doesn't make my Monday drag on :-(  Have a great week!

August 26, 2012

My Version

My version of the Mini Apple Pies!  
They were soo yummy! 
 I'll definitely be making them again!

August 24, 2012

It's Bunco Night!

It's Bunco night tonight, woot woot!  I love that we do this once a month.  Its a girls night out, great friends, yummy food, and lots of laughs!  Of course we are always trying new recipes we have all found on Pinterest.  Last Bunco I made the Caprese Skewers and Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle.  Both were so delicious!

This month I am going to try two new recipes.  I love trying new things!  Sometimes they are really good and I have had a few that were ehhhh.

Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil
4 - 5 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
1 lb fresh imported Italian mozzarella, cut into 1/4 - 1/2" cubes
1/4 cup extra virgin, first preseed Italian olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar for a more mild flavor)
10 - 15 large fresh basil leaves (to taste)
Italian sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fresh Italian bread

Toss together the tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Tear the basil into large pieces and toss into the salad.
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Serve immediately (can be refrigerated to serve a little bit later too).
Serve with fresh, crusty Italian bread.

Mini Apple Pies
Don't they look so yummy?!  I can't wait to try them!!!  I just hope they turn out as good as the picture!  Stay tuned!

Happy Friday!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

August 23, 2012


I think if UPS or FedEX  comes to our house one more time my husband is going to lose it!  Between school uniforms, soccer apparel, dance apparel, its been non stop delivers over here.  He jokes that he should be the UPS & FedEx man so we can save on shipping, he thinks hes funny! 

The girls start their after school activities soon.  Next week starts soccer for Payten.  She has her first practice next Friday.  And the best part is her Daddy is going to be her coach :-)  I know she is super excited about that.  Dance doesn't start until after labor day.  Camryn is even dancing this year and she is sooo excited.  She wanted to dance last year but because of her birthday with the cut off she couldn't :-(.  So this year she is more then ready!

Are your kids participating in any after school activities?  My girls really look forward to their activities.  I am not going to lie this summer they were pretty bored.  The first few weeks were okay but after that everyday they would ask what we were going to do.  Whatever happened to just relaxing?!  I guess 4 1/2 and 3 year olds don't think that's much fun :-(

Hope everyone is having a great week!  I am looking forward to the weekend.  I am thinking we'll be heading to the water park again!  :-)  Happy Thursday!

August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 08.22

 Payten School Years - 2010, 2011, 2012
Camryn School Years - 2011 & 2012

August 21, 2012

Recipes: Confetti Mac and Cheese

Gotta love Pinterest for all of these great recipes.  This one is super simple but I am hoping my girls like it since they are a fan of Mac and Cheese.  We'll see!

1 - Box of Mac and Cheese
1 cup - Frozen Peas (cook)
1 cup - Carrots
Handful - Broccoli

Super easy!  I hope its a hit in our house!  Sounds soo yummy to me!


Thanks to the rain on Saturday it ruined our plans for the day, but luckily the rain cleared up and we got to head to Aquatica on Sunday.  The girls LOVE it here, well they actually love any water park.  Payten and Camryn are total water bugs. They would spend everyday in the water if they could.  I am so glad we have annual passes here and since its close its nice to go for a few hours then head home.  Just another reason why I love Florida living :-)

August 20, 2012

First day of VPK!

Can't believe today is Payten's 1st day of VPK!  Where has the time gone?!  She was beyond excited this morning.  She LOVES school!  Now I just hope she always feels this way :-)  

 And of course Camryn wanted in on the school picture fun too! 

August 17, 2012


TGIF!!!!  What a week!  I feel like I say that every week lately.  Things have been so crazy around here.  I don't know whether I am coming or going.  It's been a busy week getting things together for the 1st day of school.  Plus soccer season will be starting soon and since the hubby is coaching we have a little prep work to do.  Luckily dance doesn't start until the first week of September so we have a few more weeks before we throw that into our schedule!  But once things are going our weeks will be quite busy. 

Monday - Payten Dance
Tuesday - Camryn Dance & Hubby plays softball
Friday - Soccer practice
Saturday - Soccer games

I am sure by Sunday I'll be ready for a break of doing NOTHING!  Oh not to mention once the school year starts it begins birthday party season, haha.  So our calendar will be full with those as well :-)

Our weekend is pretty low key.  Tonight we are meeting up with our friends, the Berry's, since they are in town from NJ, then tomorrow we are heading to the water park.  Sunday I am hoping to tackle touching up the base boards and painting our master bedroom, but we'll see.  I still need to pick out a paint color!  

Happy Friday!!!

August 16, 2012

Beach fun!

We needed a change of pace.  So we decided to head to Cocoa Beach on Saturday.  The girls LOVE the beach.  Its one place we can go and there won't be any bickering back and forth.  We got to hang out for a few hours and enjoy some fun in the sun.  It was much needed!!!
Lots going on in the Hogan household these days.  We are looking forward to the new school year starting on Monday!  Back packs are packed, clothes are picked out, and the girls are SUPER excited!!!  It will Payten's first day of VPK!  I still can't believe it! 

Dance will be starting up, as well as soccer.  It will be a very busy fall season for us!!  And of course the birthday parties are starting to fill our calendar for the rest of the year as well!

As you can tell I am in a blogging rut.  But I am sure it will pass, as it usually does.  In the meantime I am going to enjoy the last few days of summer with my girls! :-)

August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 08.15

Beach fun!... my girls love the ocean!