Wednesday, October 19, 2011

See you in Nov.

This weekend I bought milk that expires on Dec 1.
Dec 1 people.
Time is not flying by, its more like missing.
I feel like days of my life are just missing.
Oct has turned into one thing after another, the biggest being planning Bean's birthday.
I am starting to feel my posts are forced, which makes me cringe.
So I am going to take the rest of October off to finish up projects, line up some projects, and come up with a game plan for some new bloggie things.

One more thing before I dip, thank you for everyone who responded to the Orlando Meetup,
we are going to push it out to January, that way we can do it right and make it super special.
More details to come on this.

"Nolan how old are you?"

Those little fingers can't figure it out just yet.
See you in November!

Friday, October 14, 2011

So how about we meet?

Leonora and I have been friends for like 10 years now, ok more like 9 months, but honestly it feels like 10 in a good way. And over the past weekend we got to meet up, since she was in town for a wedding.

See we talk almost every day at least once, through twitter, email, texting, or gchat, so I was not worried about some actual face time. If anything I knew it would rock, and it did.
The ONLY thing I would have changed about it would have been making it last longer.
Oh and for more croutons and prosciutto crisps.
It was too short and honestly sad to say goodbye so quickly.
But we are hoping for another chance on her turf, NYC, next spring.
Fingers and toes crossed.

Meet ups are fun.
Emily and I were wondering if any local central FL bloggers would like to meet up with us one night in the next few weeks?!
Maybe some dinner and shopping.
Please leave a comment here or feel free to email me.
Look forward to meeting some of you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mom in the shot {Oct 4th} Citizenship

Last Friday my Mommy proud meter was flowing over.
Every month a student from each class is chosen for displaying the trait for that month.
Buggie was chosen for September, which was Citizenship.
We got to bring her a special lunch and got to eat up on stage in the cafeteria.

{lookie there Daddy made it into a picture}

She has done a complete 180 with school this year. And has gone for the kid that cried at drop off {even up til the last day of school}, to the girl winning awards.

Our favorite part of the lunch had to be when her class started a "AVERY AVERY AVERY" chant. She could not stop giggling...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pinterest Project Party {Hot Chocolate spoons} and Booing your friends

So it's totally Tuesday and I am posting a Monday post.

I came across these fun chocolate dipped spoons and pinned them to my Halloween board.

And I knew they were what we need to make this year when we "Booed" our friends.
Here is what we used:
- Bag of dark cocoa Wiltons melting chocolate
- Fun stuff to decorate with
- plastic spoons

Melt the chocolate per bag instructions, then dip spoons, and lay on a lined cookie sheet. If you do not have a silpat, put it on your Christmas, birthday, or whatever list you have! It is by far one of my most loved and used kitchen gadgets. But in the meantime you can use wax paper. Then decorate.

Put in the fridge to set for about 30mins.
I took little plastic baggies I had with some The Twinery bakers twine and wrapped them up.

And then taped a bag of Swiss Miss around the end of spoon.

Printed out my Booing instructions...

Boo sign...

Decorated a mason jar with spoons and some candy corn...

Then we BOOED.

I know booing is suppose to be done anonymously but Buggie loves hiding then jumping out yelling "BOO!" and thats how we boo.

So the Booing sheets I have are from last year and I can not find them online anymore,
SOOO here is a link to a few others I found...

Enjoy this time as a family laughing, sharing, and spreading cheer!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mom in the shot {Oct 4th} Why do you need to grow up?!

I am finding myself in a very emotional state when it comes to my kids lately.
And honestly it could be any number of things brining it on.
Like planning Bean's 2nd birthday.
2 whole years this little dude has been making his mark on Mother Earth.
2 years he has becoming a little man.
2 years he has been making me laugh, cry and love him more and more everyday.
{insert tears}

Then here is this little Buggie, or in her case not so little anymore.
When I pick her up, I think this may have to end soon, and this puts me into a straight stream of tears. She has always been a snuggle Bug, and I know that will never change, but the thought of not being able to scoop her up into my arms, oh lordy...

And she is doing so good in school. Everyday she hops out of the car, plants a big kiss on us and off she goes into school. I mean where did my little baby go?!

Then there is the fact that Hubs and I both have agreed, that two is enough. UGH. I mean we both have days where we are like "Lets have a third!" then 10 mins later, we say,
"Remember when I said lets have a third, lets just say that was a fit of insanity."
Then we are back at 2.
Is our family complete?
I believe in my heart it is. {so I just deleted that line three times and then rewrote}
{insert tears}
Am I so indecisive about this because I am so emotional over the kiddies growing up?
But what sits in my heart right now is enough room for Buggie and Bean, and if some space opens up in the future, maybe then we will need to change the name of this blog...

Off to blow my nose.
Geez I am a mess.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What We ate Wednesday. {Crockpot Pulled Pork}

Easy is my middle name, wait what?!
I mean when it comes to cooking, bahaha.

This is one of those set it forget super easy meals.

Pulled Pork:
- Boston Pork Butt {remember it will shrink down, so get a little more then you think you need}
- 2 beer OR 2 cans of root beer OR 2 cans Cherry Dr Pepper
-If you would like a little kick, you can add a chipotle pepper or two {adobe canned chipotle peppers}
- bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce {we are Sweet Baby Rays family}

1. Put the pork in crockpot, add which ever beverage you have chosen {and peppers if you are using them}. Water to cover the rest. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hrs.
2. With one hr left in cooking, take the pork out shredded and add it back to the liquid.
3. Once done place pork {minus liquid} in a baking dish. Mix with barbecue sauce and bake at 350 for 15 to 20 mins, until sauce gets sticky.

I made garlic buns, melted butter, garlic powder, a little salt and under the broiler.
And I made slaw, I do not measure with it, sorry, mayo, apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar.
And some corn with parmesan sprinkled on top.
And serve.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thinking outside the kitchen floor.

The kids have been riding cars in the kitchen since we cleaned out the garage this weekend, this is temporary but they have been having too much fun to put them back.
Yesterday one of those crazy people in my head starting yelling
Once I found a roll of painters tape, and cleared out the rugs, I got to laying down Buggie Corner and Bean Lane.

I even put down parking spaces.

Then we used Bean Lane for some drag races with shakie cars...

I called boot interference, that little bugger stuck out his boot right at GO!

So here is to thinking outside the kitchen floor...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pinterest Project Party {Pom Pom Halloween Garland} & Prairie Hen Winner

I love finding things on Pinterest are for one holiday and switching them up for another.
Today I took this project.

And made a Halloween version...

I love the granny square addition. Sara made these for me, and speaking of Sara we need to announce the winner of her Prairie Hen Circle Scarf giveaway. And the lucky winner was comment 25 Joni! Hey girlie email me with your color choice and address!