April 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...sort of

April 27, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along

Tuesday Tag-Along

This is my first official Tuesday Tag-Along! I'm so excited to connect with bloggers with similar interests.

April 26, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

Leftovers from Sunday's dinner out

Beef tacos, mexican rice and grapes 

Ham and Cheese Cresent Roll Ups with salad (using leftover lettuce and tomatoes from Tuesday)

Baked whole chicken, california veggie mix and shells and cheese

Fish sticks and mini tator tots
Blueberry & banana parfaits for dessert

Eating out

Lasanga, broccoli and Bread Machine Buttery Rolls

For tons of meal ideas go visit www.orgjunkie.com

April 20, 2010

DIY Bikini Wax. FAIL!

I know what you're thinking. What on God's green earth made me try this?

Yesterday I was just in the mood to experiment. I was full of energy and wanted to take things into my own hands. Cinnamon rolls and a bikini wax. Pause. The waxing makes my cinnamon rolls sound significantly less appealing. Please don't blame them! More on the cinnamon roll recipe I got from The Pioneer Woman tomorrow.

I have stopped getting bikini waxes done professionally. I switched to Veet about a year ago and it has never let me down. Now, don't get it twisted...it's not the same but it's close enough and keeps a few extra coins in my pocket. I have successfully waxed my underarms with the hubby's help plenty of times. I apply my Gigi honey wax, apply the muslin strip, press to make sure it's nice and smooth and get my husband to rip the strip in the opposite direction the hair grows. He acts like he hates when I ask him to help with this. I think he secretly enjoys to see me cringe. The results last about a month.

So, back to the bikini...without giving too many unnecessary details....I still have some wax down below. Um, yeah. It took me so long to remove the excess wax that my neck started to hurt. FAIL. Back to Veet. At least the cinnamon rolls turned out good, right? You can't have it all.

April 12, 2010

What's for Dinner Tonight? Pepperoni Pizza Pasta!

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

This is an easy recipe I throw together for a super quick and easy weeknight dinner. My kids adore pizza and pastas so they gobble this dish up. My oldest helps me mix everything in a bowl before tossing in the oven. Customize it by adding your family's favorite veggies or cheeses. I normally add a few dashes of garlic salt, pepper, and dried italian seasoning.

1 box of pasta
2 cups of cheese
1 jar of tomato sauce
Pepperoni (as many as you like)
Boil pasta as directed on package. Mix remaining ingredients with hot drained pasta together or layer in a baking dish. Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.

April 6, 2010

Your Baby Can Read Review

The very minute after I twisted my husband's arm talked my husband into agreeing to fork over the dough for this program, I was online ordering it. This turned into a required phone call. Then, led to a representative trying to sell me an unrelated product. After politely declining, I was asked two additional times. This just reminded me of why I shop online…it’s usually hassle free! Grrr.

I played the beginning disc on Sunday for my little people. My 2 1/2 year old son, who loves watching television didn't budge while it was playing. He even requested to watch it again. So, we played it twice back to back. My 18 month old Princess glanced at the screen only when I prompted her, then went about her business. I had read reviews about the disc being cheaply directed considering the total cost of the program. I thought the quality was just fine. I think flashing lights, graphics, or any other bells and whistles could possibly take the focus off of main concepts. Now, it can be painful for an adult to sit through. But, as a parent you get used to things like that.

Both of my toddler's did enjoy the flash cards. We are currently trying to get my Princess to open her mouth and speak because she grunts most of the time. She actually spoke the works on the flash cards. No, it wasn’t her first time being introduced to flash cards. I think she was intrigued by being able to pull out the corresponding vivid picture alongside the word. The flash cards are awesome and are study enough to endure the wear of little people.

So far my 2 1/2 year old has watched the video at least 6 times in three days. He will watch it tonight before bed and both toddlers will play with the flash cards and books. My son has memorized the word "hi" and "tiger” so far. It's a step in the right direction…very quick step.

I will keep you updated monthly on our progress. I would love to hear our experiences with Your Baby Can Read!