Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Valentine's Day Crayons

I did cute little Valentine’s crayons again this year.  I did it a few years back, but this year I got more help!  The girls helped a lot in unwrapping the crayons and then breaking them.  Daniel came in and got smart with the razor blade to take the wrap off of the crayons, so from there it went a lot faster!
They came out really cute and the girls loved them!

Step 1: Take the paper wrapping off all of the crayons.  Again, you can use a razor blade once the kids get tired of helping {which honestly, is after about 10}

Step 2: Break the crayons into small pieces

Step 3: Fill your mold with crayon pieces. I didn't strategically place the crayons for most. 
But I did make some of them color coordinating.

Step 4: Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes {or until all melted}

Step 5: After cooled, the crayons should pop right out.  I did have to bang on the back a little for a few.
Super Easy!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Harper 9 Month Photo Shoot

I usually get 6 month photos taken of the girls.  Hadleigh has them. Hayden has them. I’m still fighting with myself on whether Harper truly has them.  We got FAMILY pictures taken when Harper was 6 months so she has some, but technically not.  I’m so frustrated with myself I didn't do this when she was 6 months, but better late than never!  This little photo shoot lasted only about 10 minutes, but I think I got some good ones :)

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Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Friday!

This weekend will be another busy one!  We don’t have too much planned, but there are lots on our to-do list

Birthday Party// our friends’ little girl is ONE! We will be celebrating this sweet face tomorrow
Cleaning // UGH.  There’s not much in the world that I hate more than cleaning.  3 kids and 2 dogs (and if my husband were writing this he would add “and 1 wife”) do a lot of damage!  Having 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 full-time jobs – it’s the last damn thing we want to do on our weekend.

Half Bathroom // hopefully we can make more headway in the bathroom re-model.  I’m not sure what’s next on our list – whether it be painting the walls, installing the tile, or putting the top coat on the wood. Either way, I’m hoping the girls cooperate so we can get something done in there!

Errands // doesn't every weekend involve some kind of errands?  We need to go to Target, AC Moore or Michael’s, Kroger, and we have an appointment with our tax guy tomorrow morning.

Brunch // we are having brunch with Daniel’s family this weekend to celebrate his mom’s birthday!  We’ll be going to The HardShell.  We've been before and their food is great.

What do you have going on this weekend?
Are errands on your list too?
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Easy Zucchini Pie {Recipe}

What you will need:
2 zucchini; sliced
2 squash; sliced
½ of a medium onion; chopped
Handful of fresh mushrooms (optional)
2 eggs
2 cups of cheese (any kind, any mixture!)
4 tablespoons Butter
1 can of crescent rolls

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Line a pie dish (or in my case a square dish) with your crescent rolls to make your crust. 
Set aside.
Slice your squash & zucchini
Chop your onion
Place into skillet with butter & seasoning (salt, pepper, basil)
Simmer until cooked
While the above is cooking, in a separate bowl add eggs & cheese. Mix well.
Drain vegetables (you do not want the excess juices into the pie)
Add vegetable mixture in with the eggs & cheese – continue to mix well.
Then pour into your dish on top of your crescent roll crust.
Place into the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

This is comfort food at its best! It works in the summer or the winter J Enjoy!!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekend Re-Cap

I should’ve have titled this “What I ate this weekend” instead!  I really only took pictures of the food. J We had a pretty eventful weekend, which is not this norm, so that’s why you’re hearing about it today!!
Friday// Daniel and I took the girls to Stevie B’s for dinner.  It’s a local pizza place, but they also have arcade games for kids.  I guess kind of like Chuck E Cheese, but not as bad!  The games kept the girls attention for all of 5 minutes, so Daniel was stuck playing the games to get rid of the tokens.  Hadleigh & Hayden stood at the prize desk waiting for Daniel to finish, so they could pick their prize – ha!  They both picked hot pink slime…which they are only allowed to play with in the kitchen!

Saturday// I had brunch with three of my girlfriends at Helen’s.  It was delicious and always so nice to chat with them.  I forget how much I need these ladies and this time with them! All of us cleaned our plates – I had an egg white omelet with feta, tomato, and spinach – topped with avocado.  Sides were toast & breakfast potatoes.  YUM!

While I was gone, Daniel was brave and took all three girls to Burger King for lunch.  They ran off some energy and one of Hayden’s school friends happened to be there, so it was an impromptu play date!  The rest of the afternoon was spent just hanging out with the girls before taking them to my parents’ house for the night.  From there, Daniel and I started date night!

We didn't have any reservations anywhere and originally tried to get some at Max’s on Broad.  It’s a sister restaurant to Tarrant’s, which we love.  Unfortunately, they only had 8:30pm reservations available and I thought that would be too late since we were seeing a movie at 10pm. We ended up going to Southerly.  It was tasty, but nothing amazing.  We started with Cheese fritters and our drinks. The fritters were good, but a bit on the spicy side! 
Daniel had Devils Backbone brew & I had some Pinot Noir.
Our entrées were Rockfish {Daniel} and the zucchini risotto cakes {me}.

After dinner we headed to the movie theater to hang out until our movie started.  We saw American Sniper with friends and IT WAS SO GOOD!  
Recommend you go see it for sure.  It’s so respectful and really makes me think what I do is so minuscule in comparison.  I know we all do our own part in society, but being in the military is so honorable.  Now, I want to read military memoirs! Any good ones out there?

Sunday//  Was spent hanging around the house and cuddling the girls.  Daniel and I both worked on getting the gray coat of paint on the wood planks in the bathroom. 
Another bathroom to-do crossed off!
Happy Monday!!

·        What did you do over the weekend?
·        I’d love to hear what you thought of American Sniper!  If you’re in the military, did you think it was good?

·        Random Question:  When you guys comment on my posts, I always make a point to reply.  Huge pet peeve of mine when bloggers DON’T reply!  Anyways, should I reply by e-mail to make sure y’all see my reply?  Or do y’all get notified that I’ve replied to your comment on my blog post?  Just want to make sure that you see my response!

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