Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Never Ever Ever!

Never, ever, ever will you EVER hear me say any of the following things…
  • Make it a double
  • I don't want any coffee (bahaha)
  • I don't need any new clothes
  • I really don't like naps
  • I love eating oysters
  • I enjoy doing laundry
  • I miss my single days
  • I don't want to go to the beach
  • I have enough money
  • No thanks, I don't need a date night
  • I can't eat another bite of carbs
  • My favorite thing to do is clean the bathrooms
  • I hate driving a mini-van
  • I would rather be golfing
  • I have plenty of free time
  • I love my after baby body
  • Pinterest isn't addicting
  • I can't wait for Monday
  • I have enough shoes
  • I wish I didn't have kids
  • I am a bug person
  • I'll only be on the computer for a few minutes
  • I love running
  • Keeping in shape is easy (yes, if that shape is an orange)
  • I hate Target

What are some things you'll never ever ever say?!

Monday, April 29, 2013

You Do What?!

Everyone has their quirks, everyone has their faults and everyone is entitled to their pet peeves!

I definitely have mine!

I am a compulsive 'vacuumer'! I can't stand my carpets and rugs to be dirty. I vacuum at least every other day. 
(I also shampoo my carpets about once a month)

I don't like clutter on my counters! I hate seeing papers and stuff setting out, or stuff being out where it shouldn't be for too long.

I yell too much and need to practice patients!
 (first step is admitting a problem...right?!)

My pet peeve is lying someone lying to my face!
(you want to go behind my back...chances are I'll find out, but to my face...not a good idea)

I am obsessed with having my house smell good. I love burning candles and spraying air freshener!
(one can never have too many candles)

I am addicted to coffee!
(is that such a bad thing?)

I have never been a procrastinator till lately!
(time to nip that in the butt ASAP)

My pet peeve is bigger kids at the park with potty mouths!
(would you talk to your grandma like that?) 

I am a terrible green thumb. I kill almost every plant/flower I have. Yet...I am going to attempt a garden this summer!
(wish me luck)

I might have a small obsession with heels. Ok....truthfully I love them and wear them whenever I can.
(I have gotten more practical over the years though)

I secretly wish my car could smell like 'new car' all the time! I love that smell!
(guess it isn't a secret anymore)

I sometimes think I know everything and if I don't I will still pretend I do!
(who doesn't now and then)

My pet peeve is having the toilet seat left up. Not just the bottom seat, but the lid too. There are more germs than I can even imagine in there..shut the lid!
(then wash your hands!)

I hate my nails. I had acrylic nails for 7+ years and my real nails are thin, short and never grow. If they do grow, they break instantly. I do however keep them painted, to make them look a little better!
(you always want what you don't have)

I love Facebook, but at the same time I hate it. I feel like sometimes it gives us a reason to not see people face to face. It also turns into a place to stalk people from your past and vent about your life.
(yet I still keep up with it daily) 

I am slightly obsessed with taking pictures of my kids!
(yet Blogger won't let me upload a picture to leave you with...boo!)

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Let's Have Coffee!

Ahhh...my first Vlog!
I am dropping in for a coffee date, care to join me?!
I have been wanting to do a vlog, to link up with Alissa, but first I couldn't get the video to work, then I was sick, then I had an awful night on Thursday...so I didn't get ready (that is a scary site)

So finally...here it is...
 {I am sorry it is bouncing, I was tapping my leg under the table}

linking up with Alissa from Rags to Stitches


 The girls new found love!
(of course I had to get them girl colors)

He shoots and he scores!!

Happy Weekend!! Enjoy it!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bucket List

There are always SO many things I want to do with the kids over the summer and when summer {sadly} comes to and end...I usually still have things I did get to do that I really would have liked to!

How did I solve that this year?!

{I have so many more ideas, but lets be realistic here...4 kids all wanting to do different things!}

Here are a couple projects/crafts that we will be doing...
{have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?!}

What fun things are on your SUMMER BUCKET LIST?!
{I could always use a few more ideas!}

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Handy...I'd say so!

Remember this post where I mentioned to my hubby that I couldn't wait till we were done with Chase's new bed?!
Well...guess what?!

It's done!!
{less than 8 days to build Chase a new bed}

This is Chase's bed before...

Here are the progression pictures!

...and after!

I will say, when I was making his bed, which I didn't really think about how difficult it would be, I realized he is so much higher than before. Then again, that was the objective. My 'big' boy is growing up so fast! His room now reminds me of a dorm room. He loves his desk and as you can see, his little brother loves his chair.

I don't like things being messy and out of commission for very long, so I did do my fair share of helping with the building and staining. {I just might have gave myself a pat on the back}

Is it bad that I am already thinking of our next big project?!

A BIG special thanks to my awesome and wonderful hubby for doing such a great {and fast} job!

What is your biggest project(s) lately?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trendy Little

Today I will be guest posting 
Trendy Little

Over at

Come check out who my little trendy artist is...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Coffee Filter Butterfiles


Spring still hasn't sprung in the frozen tundra! Ugh!
We are supposed to get 3-6 more inches of snow tonight.
So...unfortunately my spring crafts aren't helping change the weather, but they do make me smile!

What you'll need:
-Coffee filters
-Water colors (the kind in the flat pallet work too)
-Paint brushes
-Paper towels
-Pipe cleaners

Lay some paper towels under the coffee filter and have your littles start to paint!

 Keep coloring...load it up with color!
 When they are done painting, let it dry on the paper towel.

Take your pipe cleaner and bend it in half

Then gather your coffee filter and pinch it in the middle

Close your pipe cleaner over the gathered middle and twist close. Leave and little at the bottom and twist to keep in place. Then twist the top and curl the two separate ends the opposite ways to resemble antennas.

There you have it...pure cuteness!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Satisfaction

Taco Bake

What you'll need:
 1 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
2/3 c. water
3/4 c. sour cream
1 1/2 shredded cheddar cheese-divied
8 oz. of Velveeta
1/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp. butter
1 c. salsa
3/4 box of elbow maccaroni
1/2 c. crushed tortilla chips

Preheat the oven to 400*. 
Brown the ground beef. Once it is cooked, add the water and taco seasoning and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Cook macaroni according to box. Place milk and butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. Once they are melted, add the cooked macaroni, Velveeta and 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese, stir till the Velveeta is melted.

Add the sour cream and mix well!

Grease a 8x8 pan. Layer the meat, then the macaroni, then about 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese.

 Repeat this twice, ending with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Then top with the salsa. 
(My two girls don't like salsa, so I left 2/3 of my dish without salsa)

Cover with tin foil and bake at 400* for 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven and uncover. Add crushed tortilla chips and bake an additional 5 minutes.

ENJOY your amazing Taco Bake!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday's Letters


Dear Chase - Listening to you talk to your buddy this morning made me laugh. You told your friend that you only had one girlfriend but all the girls liked you. Then he told you that, that was nothing, he had six girlfriends. Oh my! Thanks for the Friday giggles.
Dear Hubs - Thanks so much for becoming a handy man and building Chase's loft bed. Just think, hopefully by the end of this weekend, it will be done. {If not done, hopefully close}
Dear Mother Nature - I don't want to be a bother, but it is nearing the END of APRIL! Come on...enough of this white crap! I love snow, but not in April
{10 inches now covers the ground}
Dear IPhones - I truly hate you mass text 'reply alls'. As much as I love feeling special when I get text messages, I get so annoyed when there are a billion messages, from people/numbers I don't know, in responses to a prior mass text, from an IPhone. Grrr!
Dear Blake - Mommy can not keep up with you...climbing on the fireplace, ontop of the playhouse table, trying to pull down the phone and internet cords, unplugging things. Oh my...you are such a busy boy!
Dear Keurig - Thanks for keeping up with me today...cup #2 and still roaring with energy to chase the little ones!
Dear paint - I am not very fond of painting and I know you have been hovering on my To Do list..I hope to get to you this weekend, but if I am too busy, please send a painting fairy to finish the job!
Dear Instagram - Once again, you have become an addiction. I guess this way I keep my photos on FB to a minimum and load Instagram with all my crazy photos!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

DIY: Coffee Filter Flowers

This is my view right now...
So...I am wishing spring to come and for Mother Nature get in a better mood and stop this nonsense!

So....with that...have fun with these adorable flowers!

 There you have it, simple cute and fun!
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