Wednesday, July 23, 2014

and a year went by

a year seems like such a short amount of time in comparison to a lifetime but wow did a lot happen to us in a short year.

my husband found a job (finally!)
we found out that baby #2 was on the way
we moved into a house! no more apartment/town home living for us
we traveled as a family of 3 for the last time
found out baby #2 was a girl
went on a trip for the first time without oh... hello, alone time!
oh turned three
baby lu was born
oh is getting ready to start school (what?!)

not sure if there is anyone reading anymore but i'm ready to start this up again... 

xoxo, m

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

bring it on

so it seems that after 2 and a half years of lonely nights and days, family time missing one, hoping and praying... alex has passed the bar exam! i knew that the light at the end of our tunel was coming but it seems so much easier to breathe now.

ok world... bring it on!

xoxo, m

Sunday, October 7, 2012

i just owned pinterest!

since i was invited to join pinterest.. yes i had to be invited to join back in the day.. i have been crazy pinning and lazy doing none of it. until NOW! instead of starting with baby steps and making my pinning become a reality, i decided to go with the one pin that has been teasing for months. yep... i made SIXTEEN crockpot recipes and froze them. 2 weeks ago i did a trial period with 7 meals and after a week of amazing meals every. single. night. i decided it was time to marry this amazing idea. so i did it. i found 8 reciped, bought all of the ingredients, and spent almost 4 hours prepping.

4 hours might sound intimidating... BUT... its 4 hours, and 4 hours only. i spend a total of 2 minutes throwing everything into the crockpot in the morning and i am done. pretty awsome huh?

i found all of my recipes through pinterest... mamaandbabylove is my absolute fav!

you are going to need gallon ziplock bags to make this work. i also find that taking the meals out half an hour before i through it into the crockpot works the best.

the most important step is labelling your ziplock bags. i write the name of the recipe, anything i need to add to the bag, the cook time, and the date.

and then its time to start chopping... before i started...

after an hour&a half...

after 3 hours...

once everything is chopped, its time to fill the bags. i did a mini assembly line to fill the bags. and then i was done!! 16 dinners... in 4 hours! i stored the bags in my freezer by laying them flat.. it saves so much space.

proud of anything you accomplished thanks to pinterest?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

what really matters

it is no secret that my family has been dealt a very difficult year. too much death, sickness, unemployment, exam failing, moving, etc. there are moments that i lose sight of things and focus all of my thoughts on all of the negative. i am constantly worrying about money, jobs, buying a house, and "getting our lives started'. what i forget is what i right infront of me.

there are people all over with health, money, homes, and so much more and yet they lack the one thing that i continue to take for granted. i have love. so much love. i am blessed enough to have a very loving and supportive family and family-law. and most importantly i have been beyond blessed with my best friend and husband and our amazing little girl. some days i just forget what really matters.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

the bag lady

girlfriend over here wont go anywhere without a purse. she cannot even fathom leaving her bedroom to go to the living room without something hanging from her shoulder. if it has a strap, it will be haning on her. she has used purses, grocery bags, party bags, and even attempted my camera as a purse. she is definitely a girly girl and i wouldn't have it any other way. and yes, that is a poodle purse. and yes, she loves it.

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