Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Easy Snacks for the New Year


I am a very indecisive person when it comes to eating, rummaging through the pantry I usually can't narrow down a snack to less than 2 items. I'm pretty sure that is how trail mix was created. Now with a two week old and a toddler, I need a quick treat to give me some energy to conquer get by until my husband gets home. I'm partnering with Post® Mom's Best® Cereal to create a trail mix that will be perfect for your busy family in 2017. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

To the Boy Who Made Me a Mother

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To the Boy Who Made Me a Mother, 

I remember growing up and playing with dolls, one of my fondest memories as a child is going to the Lee Middleton Doll factory and picking a baby doll out of the nursery. I was even able to choose his eye and hair color. I chose a boy. I knew one day when I grew up I wanted to be a mom to a boy. In 2008, I met your father--I fell head over heels for him and in 2013 I was able to say I do. What I thought was the best day of my life. It didn't take long to realize you can have many best days of your life. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chocolate Brownies with a Golden Crisp Crust


There is something about the holidays that brings out the baker in everyone. This year with a little one arriving any time I'm all about semi-homemade. I still get the smell of the fresh baked brownies in the oven, but I get a little help from my boxed friends. For this weeks treat to get me through the week I picked up some buy one get one brownies and used this Post cereal coupon on coupons.com for Golden Crisp® cereal. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Packing: Baby's Hospital Bag


I'm in the home stretch--almost there. This is actually the part that bothers me the most though honestly. I'm such a planner and to have no idea when my child is coming drives me a little crazy. I've done everything there is to get ready, packed my bag, prepared freezer meals, and the last thing to do was pack sweet Carson's bag. 


A couple weeks ago I had these pictures done by the wonderful Alison Winterroth. She needed a model for some new dresses and backdrops, and I basically yelled hey I'm your girl! I loved these shots, and they will look gorgeous on a canvas hung up around the new house. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Menu Planning: Freezer Meals


As you can see I didn't post my menu plan on Monday. I am exhausted, and really getting up and cooking meals is not on the top of my things to do. To prepare for Carson to arrive in the next couple of weeks, I have actually frozen the meals from Home Chef into separate bags so that when the time comes for me to cook again--everything will already be prepped and ready to go. 

I am pretty lucky when it comes to the first couple weeks, as my mom set up a meal delivery for every day for 2 weeks. It's an awesome website that people can sign up on. It allows them to meet the baby, and you still get home cooked meals. People really love it, and you don't have an influx of people asking when they can come over to meet your new bundle--it's already planned for you. My Type A loves it.