Wednesday, April 30, 2008
GET UP FIRST THING, TAKE a SHOWER, GET DRESSED, & BE READY to GREET the DAY!!!
Okay, I know...this really isn't rocket science, but let's face it...we've all had days when that just didn't happen...days when you had the best of intentions and then life happened. I remember just after having my little boy talking with another mom of a newborn and her being shocked that I'd actually had a shower every day. Now granted, they weren't all first thing in the morning, but they did happen. As he's gotten older (now 19 mos) there are days when my dear husband gets up and goes on to work and I get to spend a few extra moments in bed that are then interrupted with Walker waking up...which then introduces chaos to my day. Let's face it...he needs to have his diaper changed and breakfast and then suddenly you're thrown into the midst of your day. I'm a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom, so there's always something that *needs* to be done...before I realize it, it's 11 AM, I still haven't had a shower, so I'm wearing my pjs, sweats, etc, and realize, I just don't "feel great". There's something about being dressed, ready to greet the world, and having shoes on that just makes you feel good about yourself. And while you don't have to "dress up" - don't just throw sweats on either...wear something that makes you feel good about yourself...put on makeup, if you so choose, and put yoru shoes on! Shoes are definitely empowering! (Thank you FlyLady!)
I have finally realized that if instead of indulging my ever-present desire to spend "just a few" more minutes in bed (that can turn into hours, if W continues sleeping) - if I'll just hop up when my hubby gets up or at least as he's leaving, my day is much nicer. I'm able to get a head-start on what I need to do before Walker ever wakes up. I can get my shower, get dressed, and be ready to go. (And, if it's one of those mornings when he wakes up way earlier than I had hoped, at least I'm not as far behind as I could have been!) And then on those days when DH calls and needs me to leave and bring something to him ASAP (we have our own business and those things happen from time to time) - I'm ready to walk out the door with no problem - it feels great!
So like I said....this one isn't rocket science, but it definitely works for me! Head on over to Rocks in My Dryer for other great WFMW ideas!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thanks so much for stopping by and best wishes to everyone! Make sure to check back later this week...you never know, there might be 1 more giveaway in store! And don't forget to head back over to Bloggy Giveaway Central to enter more great contests!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
...what little one wouldn't love to sleep with a pillow with their name on it? If you're the winner of this giveaway, I'll work with you to design a pillowcase that your little one will love!
A few details...as I'm in the midst of opening my Etsy shop, in your comment, let me know what type of embroidered item you would most like to see in the shop. This contest is for 1 (one) white pillowcase with a name and/or embroidered design. The contest will run until midnight, Friday, April 25th. I'll randomly choose a winner and announce their name the next morning. Contest is only open to US mailing addresses. Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you! One entry per person, please!
Thanks so much for stopping by and best wishes to everyone! Make sure to check back later this week...I have several more giveaways up my sleeve!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Head on over to Shannon's site to check out other great WFMW ideas!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunbird Stirfry Packet – mix according to directions
Welpac chow mein stirfry noodles – prepare according to package directions
1/2 can baby corn (we thought a whole can was just too much)
1-2 carrots sliced thinly on bias
3 chicken breasts thinly sliced on bias (if you can cut them while they're still partially frozen it's much easier to get a thin slice!)
4 handfuls shredded cabbage (remember that cabbage really shrinks down)
½ package of fresh snow peas
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
Small head of broccoli cut into florets
Soy sauce – SanJ
Heat oil in wide-mouthed chef’s pan or wok. Add chicken & stirfry – our chicken was still partially frozen when we added it, so it added a lot of liquid to the pan while cooking. (We decided that next time we should cut the chicken earlier in the day while it was still partially frozen and then allow it to thaw in the fridge and drain or pat it dry before adding it to the pan to forgo the additional moisture.) Once the chicken was cooked we added the carrots, peppers & snow peas…definitely wait to add the snow peas if you make this recipe! They ended up a little on the soggy side L. Feel free to drizzle in a little sesame oil for added flavor. Sprinkle in sesame seeds. Once the carrots have cooked a few minutes, add broccoli, baby corn, cabbage and snow peas. When broccoli is crisp-tender add the stirfry packet (already prepared according to packet directions) – Brad said next time he would also add some additional soy sauce at this point. Add the stirfry noodles, give everything a good toss/stir to get it all coated and transfer to a serving platter. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Monday: Chinese takeout @ my parents' house (before they went on vacation)
Tuesday: dinner @ Classic on the way to pick up Walker
Wednesday: Tacos/Gorditas with refried beans and fixings
Thursday: Chicken/Veggie Stirfry w/ Lomein Noodles (recipe to follow)
Friday: Spaghetti w/ meatballs
Saturday: meatball subs
Friday, April 11, 2008
So it's been a long week and truth be told last night we just needed a break...I've been craving some cookies so after dinner we decided to go for it and bake some. We've been rather strict with Walker's sweets intake...we don't give him a whole lot. In fact, out of all his Easter candy, I think he actually got to eat 2 or 3 bites. Anyway, last night as soon as we started baking, it was like he'd been down this road a million times and knew just what was coming next. As soon as the first pan came out of the oven he started begging for one...and we just couldn't resist! Today we've had to literally hide them because if he sees the bag on the counter he immediately starts pointing and asking...ladies and gentlemen, I hope a few cookies haven't created a monster!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Check out other great WFMW ideas at Rocks in My Dryer!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I'll try to update later on this week with recent pics, but Walker has been under the weather, so we've been fairly busy just trying to love on him. Sat afternoon we realized he had a bit of a fever, 102, so we dosed with tylenol and watched it...Sun morning, we stayed home from church bc it was still in that range, however after his morning nap, was up to 104.2 - not what a mama wants to see! After talking with the nurse, she told us to work to keep it under 105, which thankfully we were able, and then we saw the Dr. yesterday. Sounds like it is most likely a virus that needs to run it's course, so right now it's just wait and see. We'll keep you posted!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
So the other day when I shot the "Easter truck" video, we used our camera...had never tried that feature before - had never realized how incredibly easy it is. So now, hopefully we'll be shooting lots more video and trying to share more with you. Last night, Brad came upstairs after work and picked up Walker for a hug and to play some, and Walker started grabbing his head, wanting Brad to "get him". So stinkin' cute...I grabbed the camera and filmed away. Couldn't resist sharing the video of our little cutie - hope you'll enjoy!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
So this is totally new to me...hope it works well...if it doesn't we'll try again. We ran some errand yesterday afternoon and then had dinner at Steak & Ale via a Christmas giftcard (thanks Grace!! - it was yummy!!). After we got home, it was still early and the weather was so nice, so we got out the bubble machine and went out on the deck. Then Papa brought the Easter truck out. We played and played and had lots of fun. At the beginning of the video you'll see Walker dance a little - which I think is so stinkin' cute and then the boys started playing with the truck. Hope you'll enjoy!!