September 29, 2012

September 28, 2012

Friday, FINALLY!

This is has been the longest week, EVER!  Well maybe not ever but its definitely been a long week.  It's been another challenging week so I am soooo ready for the weekend!  I am looking forward to a family day at Disney tomorrow!  Let's just hope its not TOO hot!

Have ever told you how much I love the season Fall?  It is by far one my favorites!  I love all of the decorations, yummy scents, yummy foods, the holidays. . . It doesn't get any better then that!

Some of the my loves of the season. . .
Yummy Apple cake!

A little fall decor... more to come soon!

September 27, 2012

Master Bedroom: Part 1

After being in our new house for over a year we FINALLY decided on a color scheme for our Master bedroom.  A few weekends ago my hubby painted it and I LOVE it!  It is now by far my favorite room!  There are still several finishing touches I need to add.  But so far here it is. . .

My idea for a decal over the bed

September 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 09.26

Almost three years ago, Camryn Brooke was getting ready to make her appearance into the world.... still can't believe my baby is almost 3!!!

September 25, 2012

Perfect weekend!

I thought our weekend wasn't going to turn out to be a great one but ended up being just perfect!

Friday evening, Payten's soccer practice got rained out.  It seems to be the trend lately. :-(  So since the girls we are all rallied up we decided to head to Target.  An icee and popcorn is just what they needed!  It was rainy all night, so we all got dressed into our pj's and headed to bed rather early.  It was a good thing since our 8:30a soccer game came pretty fast Saturday morning :-)

Payten had her 1st official soccer game!  She had a blast along with her teammates.  They all did amazing!  We don't keep score in this league but our team definitely won. The score was like 35-5, no joke.  For every 10 goals we got the other team got one. :-)

Since the game was so early we were able to squeeze in a day at the water park!  It was PERFECT weather!  Not too hot, the water was a perfect temperature.  I am so glad we decided to go!  With our busy weekends coming up it might be the last for the season :-(

Saturday evening we had an adult night out, woot woot!  Luckily lately its been like once a month, which I am LOVING!  I think we need to keep this trend.  We headed out to celebrate our friend Rob's 35th birthday!  We had a lot of fun.  Lots of great laughs!

Sunday morning we started our day at Ally's 4th Birthday party.  It was at Gymboree Music and Play.  The girls loved it!!!  And it was a perfect way to tire them out for a Sunday afternoon nap :-) Ally's party was a blast and awesome decorations thanks to her mommy, Kim!! 

It was a busy weekend but definitely a fun one!  We are looking forward to some fall fun soon!  Let's just hope it cools off in Florida soon so we can enjoy it without sweating :-)

September 24, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: Week 2

I know Saturday and Sunday's aren't included and that's usually because we just wing it!  We always have so much going on that we don't plan our meals at home. We usually eat home on Sunday nights but totally depends on the weekend :-)

Monday - Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday - Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken (see below)
Wednesday -Baked Spaghetti
Thursday - Chicken on the grill
Friday - Pizza Night

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken

6 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked
1 lb. Velveeta Light (2%)Cheese
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (I use white meat only)
1 can 98% FF cream of mushroom soup
1 can 98% FF cream of chicken soup
1 can of petite diced tomatoes
1 4oz. can of mild green chilies
4 oz can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
1/2 cup water
1 small onion, diced--or less, to taste
salt & pepper to taste

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to mix well. Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours. Stir before serving.

September 21, 2012

Little Diva's

I am sure you all figured out my of obsession with photography.  Whether I am the one snapping pics of my girls or having a professional snap them, I just LOVE photos!  I think I love them so much because when I think I can't remember a time when the girls are little I go back through my pictures and relive those moments again.  It's so true that once you have children time just flies.  I really try to take it all in and remember every detail of the girls growing up but unfortunately that isn't always the case.

At this time my girls are totally into dressing up and being total Diva's.  I wonder they get that from? Haha.  I really thought it would be a fun thing to capture this moment.  And thank you to amazing Lisa Lotter with ll photography, I was totally able to do that!  Thank you Lisa for these amazing images of my girls!  These by far are my favorite of all time!  It truly captured both of their personalities!

September 20, 2012

2 weeks and a few days

We are almost down to the 2 week mark until Camryn's 3rd Birthday party!  This is why I always start my planning early because not I am only 2 weeks out and I have still a ton to do!  I always say I am not going to go over board but epic fail AGAIN :-(  I can't wait to see the final outcome!  In the meantime I am surrounded by ribbon and polka dots :-)

September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 09.19

Hopefully singing Happy Birthday won't be as traumatizing as the previous years :-)  Maybe turning 3 will be the charm!  We'll see....

September 18, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: Week 1

With these crazy week nights its a MUST that I meal plan for the week.  If not we will literally eat out EVERY night, just simply because its easy and quick.

I have decided I am going to blog about it weekly that way I can keep track and so I can share some yummy recipes!

Monday - Chick-Fil-A (This is our really late night, dance class ends at 6:30p)
Tuesday - Chicken Fajitas
Wednesday - Chicken Dish
Thursday - Chicken on the grill w/ Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Friday - Crock Pot Pizza Casserole (See below)

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

  • 1 Box Spiral Pasta (uncooked but rinsed)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 16 ounces pizza sauce or pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Spray Large Crockpot 6qt or larger with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat.
  3. Rinse pasta and place in the crock-pot with drained ground beef mix. Stir. Pour Pasta sauce and 1/4 cup water over noodle mix.
  4. Top with shredded Mozzarella.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 -8 hours (no peeking)

September 17, 2012

Recipe: Chicken Dish

  • 4-6 raw chicken breasts
  • Potatoes 
  • Green beans (fresh or canned-really any green veggie would work. Broccoli is good, too).  
Arrange in 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Weekend - House Stuff

Like always lately our weekends are SUPER busy!  Between soccer practice/games, birthday parties, other events, its like never ending over here.  Pretty much every weekend from now until November we have at least 2 things going on throughout the weekend, most weekends its more like 3 things or more.  Pure craziness! 

Our weekend started with soccer practice on Friday evening.  Sean and Payten went alone this time, while Camryn and I hung at home.  It was a little rainy and hot so we decided to stay home in the a/c and relax :-)  Friday was supposed to be our monthly Bunco girls night but since so many backed out we turned it into a dinner/drinks night.  Totally works for me!  We headed to my fav, Bonefish!!!  What's better then bang bang shrimp tacos, great friends, and martini's!!!  I wore my new necklace from Apriot Lane.  Love it!!  Super trendy and cute!!

Saturday morning Payten had her first soccer game.  Just as they were starting the game it started to down pour.  So it got rained out :-(.  The kids were so disappointed.  So now they are really looking forward to next weeks game.

Luckily the rain cleared up fast because they we headed to Liam's 2nd birthday party.  It was a pool party/Luau.  The girls spent the entire time in the pool.  My girls are such water girls, nothing like their mommy :-)

The girls were exhausted from all of the fun in the sun, so it was an early night for them.  I decided to conquer a few of my pinterest ideas for our bedroom.  They are a work in progress but really coming along.  I am loving how they turned out!!

 Wall Art - Fabric canvas'
Fabric orbs

Yesterday was a quite day home.  We totally needed it.  After a busy week and Saturday, it was nice to just relax!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Happy Monday!