Thursday, November 19, 2009

Finding Joy In The Simple Things...

DeLiCioUsNEsS !!!

Finding joy in the simple things... Like Cake Batter Cookies!!! Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmmmmm...

I LOVE cake batter cookies for two reasons... they are delicous of course and because the are absurdly easy!

This time around I made Funfettie cookies... no decoration needed for these bad boys because the sprinkles are already in the mix!

Here is the recipe if you would like to whip up a batch in... less that 20 min!

1 box of your FAVE cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 c oil

1 Tbs rounded scoop for each cookie is plenty. preheat oven to 350 and bake for about 8 to 10 min.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Roll Call!!!

So... lately I have been wondering who really reads my blog. I never really know who all has visited my blog unless they leave a comment which a few people here and there do but not all that often. So I am borrowing an idea from my good friend Emily and doing a Roll Call!

I would really love to see who all visits my blog!

Leave me a comment

Tell me who you are, where you are from, how often you visit my blog and any suggestions you might have! I dont bite... I promise lol. I am pretty excited to see who all visits my blog!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Leelou Swag Give Away

I Love a good give away... I rarely win but it is so much fun the anticipation of it all! Here is a link for her first give away item. Check it out and let me know what you think! :)

Leelou Swag Favorite Things Give Away

Well in preparation for Christmas here is a list of a few of MY favorite things!

1. Bumbo Baby Seat- Pretty much the most amazing invention since sliced bread!!! Olivia can sit up and help me cook, watch me fold laundry... just hang out... it is great!

2.Munchkins Jelly Bean Sling carrier- Takes "Attachment Parenting" to a whole new level! It is wonderful to be able to take care your baby AND fold the clothes, do the dishes, clean the house, vacuum the carpet... the list goes on! It is wonderful because it is maneuverable ... carries in the front, side or back.

3.Editor Pant from Express- AH-mazing! This pant fits just about anyone like a glove! Glorious!

4. The new Blastoff Network - So awesome to be able to fully customize your own homepage...everything from what games you want to play, your background, the news you want to hear about and ... what stores you want to shop at! I already have a 20 dollar check in the mail for all the cash back rewards just for last month! WOO HOO!

5.Mekenna Jewelry Armoire by Pottery Barn- Organization is kind of a minor obsession of mine... this jewelry box has tons of storage and organization perfect for the little things that glitter!

6. Nikon D3000 - "Incredibly easy, incredibly fast"... I would love to have this camera to catch all of those fun moments in life! :)

So what are some of the things that are on your Favorite Things list?!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Full of Firsts...

Shots & Whole Foods...

Well lately we have been making some progress... Olivia just had her 2 month check up that had been pushed back about a month and a half. We were out of town when she turned 2 months and when we got back into town I made her appointment then found out the next day that our insurance didn't process right and she wasn't fully covered... so we had to wait.

With Livie up to date on her shots it was time to conquer solid foods. She just didn't seem content with her bottle so I ran to the store and bought a small can of Single Grain Rice Cereal with DHA ... mixed it with formula and then came the mess... oh and it was a mess!!!

She didnt even know what was coming... but look how cute she is! Her out fit is from Grandma Louderback and her blanket is from Grandma Trish...

She was pretty upset after her shots and with a hello kitty bandaid on one leg and a barbie one on the other. She took it like a champ!

Very soon after her shots she fell asleep in her swing while holding her bottle... with assistance that is.

Daddy was very eager to feed Olivia! He had just come home from work and offered to be the first one to feed her! :) We put her in her bumbo she was good to go!

She was much more accepting of the cereal when it was on her fingers instead of the spoon!

Mmm Mmm Mmmmm....

I think she got her eating habits from her mother... haha

Yes... she even got cereal on her tiny little feet... she went strait to her bath after all of this was done.

Wanna hug?!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chili Cookoff & Trunk or Treat 09!!!!

Chili Cook Off & Trunk or Treat 2009!!!

The turn out this year was GREAT!!! After lots of preparation, coordinating and setup we were able to pull off a pretty darn successful event! Our Chili Cook Off and Trunk or Treat is the biggest event of the year and without fail will have a good handful of non member and less active families attend... which is always a good thing! Here are some pictures of our little shindig!

This is majority of the people that attended ... nearly every seat was filled! Notice the oober awesome spider web that Ryan worked super hard on!!! Im so proud of him!
The plethora of people...

My little Ballerina in our Kiddy Costume Parade

Hey look the whole gang is here!!! Scooby Do!!!

Velma & Fred! Ry's outfit was way more obvious than mine was!