Monday, October 31, 2016

Menu Plan Monday #36

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We enjoyed a lovely wedding on Friday night, set trusses on Saturday and then went off to Disney for the night for fireworks. One last vacation before our little man arrives in 6 short weeks. We decided to include Bennett in on this Baby Moon. I found it very important to have him involved in this vacation. One last trip with his mom and dad before he shares us forever with his brother. It's hard to fathom what life will be like once Carson is born, but I know our lives will be changed and our hearts will grow that much more. 

This week I have a delicious Cauliflower Chowder that I made my own--I did go off of this recipe, but will be posting mine tomorrow. Be on the lookout--it was delicious, and you would have no idea that it was made out of lots of cauliflower. What are you making this week? 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Finally Friday

Can you believe that Tuesday will be November already? I have big plans for November since baby will be here first of December. I want the tree up by November 1st, and all presents wrapped at least by the 8th. We have our photographer taking some newborn pictures and I want the tree involved in them. What is your goal for the holidays? 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Second Baby Registry

When having a second little one, I think it's usually common to think that you won't need anything--but that's actually farthest from the truth. There are a lot of things you will need with two that you didn't need with only one. I'm an avid online seller (and buyer), and generally sell quite a bit of stuff if it's laying around. Luckily, my husband would not let me sell something that would cost us more than $50, so the big items we still have (crib, mamaroo, etc.). 

One of my good friends threw me a sprinkle this weekend, which was absolutely lovely. I hadn't originally planned on registering, but after many people asked what I needed I quickly put together what I knew I needed. It helps so much in people buying you things you actually want vs. what they think you wanted. Plus lots of places of completion discounts which I used today to finish purchasing the stuff I needed. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Menu Plan Monday #35

Hi friends and welcome back to Menu Plan Monday--sorry it's a little late today. We had a wonderful weekend enjoying this beautiful weather. On Saturday we enjoyed a trip to the park, and let the little guy run all around for a good hour. We had a blast outside the rest of the day. On Sunday, I had a beautiful sprinkle to celebrate Mr. Carson who will be here in 7 weeks. 

I have a doctor appointment today to check on this sweet baby, and I needed some quick go to meals. We also have a wedding Friday for one of my very great friends--I am so excited for this wedding, and praying the weather is gorgeous again! Can you believe it's November next Tuesday? I. just. can't. 

Have a wonderful week--What are you making? 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Leftover Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Thanksgiving is always held at my house. Each of us chooses a dish to make and we all come together with our dishes, about 20 of us when it's all said and done. 

This year with baby coming, I'm making green beans in the crockpot and literally calling it a day. These always go super fast and you don't have to worry about leftovers in the fridge forever. A few foods always have leftovers though, no matter how much or how little you make of them. Mashed potatoes are one of these foods. 

I'm not a fan of mashed potatoes reheated--so I'm here to share with you a recipe that turns those unwanted potatoes into delicious cheesy potato pancakes. These are absolutely delicious topped with extra cheese, bacon, and a dollop of sour cream. These are absolutely delicious and will get you through the weekend of shopping

Monday, October 17, 2016

Menu Plan Monday #34

Hi friends thanks for joining me again for Menu Plan Monday! We've been super busy this weekend and last week working on the house (not me, husband)--dinner has been off, but I've continued cooking primarily at home. It's always nice to see what I have on the menu and go from there so I'm not running about. If you want to check out my other menus and recipes, you can check them out here

This week I have a fun recipe using leftover mashed potatoes that will be perfect for the holidays! Come back tomorrow for a great recipe for National Mashed Potato day. This recipe will be great for leftovers or an appetizer before the big holiday meals!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Finally Friday!

It's finally Friday, and if you've been following along on my Instagram and Instastories you can see that we had a crazy week. I kinda can't believe that the days are flying by, and that in 8 short weeks are little Carson will be here. I got a little done today, and have this goal of getting all Christmas shopping done and tree up by November 1st. I want everything wrapped and ready to go, I want to enjoy my December and not be running around like a mad woman, even if that means putting up the tree way before I usually like to have it up. This is just the beginning of my confessions--

Monday, October 10, 2016

Menu Plan Monday #33

It's Monday again! We made it through Matthew, and it actually was not too bad except for the wind over here. We did have to cancel our Disney trip this weekend, but instead we got all the walls up in the house--which is pretty exciting. It's totally coming together, I am going to be posting my lighting choices here sometime this week as well as some updated pics of the house. 

This menu is definitely a fall menu. I am loving apples this time of year, and I really do put them in anything. I have a favorite that will be made on Tuesday, and it's absolutely delicious--if you love slow cooker meals, then this one is for you! I have never tried the Apple Gouda Chicken, that I am making Thursday--but anything with gouda is for me. 

I have a delicious dessert coming to you this week--I can't wait to share! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Finally Friday!

The weeks are flying and I seriously have so much to do. When Bennett went back to school I said I wanted to get the rest of his photo books finished. I finished them, but have yet to get them printed. I'm hoping by the end of the year I will be able to have them all here and put away. I also made an adorable outfit for Carson when they meet Santa, and have the stuff to create a matching outfit for Bennett but it's not even cut out from the pattern yet. I really need to get on that. Luckily, we aren't doing much in Carson's room since we are moving next spring--I did however get all the clothes washed and put away. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bath Time Favorites

Bath time is a must in our house--not just because I have a boy, but because my son demands tells us we have to do it before bed. Even when he was just a few weeks old we gave a bath every night, it just allowed him to calm down and know that it was bedtime. In the first 6 months of his life we used the Puj tub, which I kept because it's amazing and they can take a bath right in the sink of the bathroom. We then transitioned into a couple different options, before just letting him sit in the tub. Recently we painted our upstairs bathroom, and quickly fixed it up when Bennett moved upstairs to the big boy bed. We didn't want to do anything drastic since we would be moving, so some fresh paint, new shower curtain, and some art hung on the wall made it perfectly acceptable for our sweet 2 year old. I have picked five bath time favorites--and although I can pick tons more I'll stick with these five.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How I Potty Trained--Part 2

So almost 4 weeks ago we started potty training. You can read all about the first few days here. I took the advice from my cousin, and read the book Oh Crap Potty TrainingI know it sounds silly to read about potty training but trust me it will make your life easier. So grab yourself some wine, the book, and some undies and lets see what happened the rest of the week. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Menu Plan Monday #32

Hi All! Happy to have you here on this Menu Plan Monday. I'm excited for this week--we have a fun trip planned this weekend for a special family moon before sweet Carson gets here. Home Chef is making my life continually easier and I can't wait to use them especially postpartum. I am really loving making them on the weekends--they are special meals and generally only feed 2 so we take it as a date night. We still have dinner with Bennett, but he gets to enjoy one of his favorite foods while we enjoy ours. 

I am super excited about the Corned Beef Hash dinner and I'm sure my family will love it. It's one of those dinners that I probably can't wait to eat, and will be eaten today.  

What are you making this week? 

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