Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Needed This...

Today’s TAT topic is advice to new mommies! I…have no kids. But. I did read a bit of advice yesterday that I really really needed so I figured I’d share. This was in the Clickin' Moms newsletter yesterday:

It just kind of reminded me that we are all different. You need to be who you are as a person and not who someone else is. It has always taken me a long time to figure this out. I am constantly wondering why I can't do this or that when someone else can. Dance, Scrapbooking, Crafting, Blogging, Photography, basically anything. I know it's cliche but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You may see something small that someone else may have overlooked.

See what advice these awesome Moms have for new mommies over at Growing Up Geeky!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentines Decorations!

I'm looking for some cute Valentines decorations.

This is what I've come up with so far! Just some simple paper hearts to string into a garland.

Cut strips of paper in the same increment (I cut a 12x12 sheet in 2 inch strips)
Folded each one in half and then curved them together & taped!

Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest!

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What are some of your Valentines decorations & crafts?

Sunday, January 29, 2012


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Bucket List

While roving the great *waste hours of my life* website that is Pinterest I found a lot of people who had bucket list boards. I was compelled to create my own. Find the start of my bucket list here. I'm sure I will be constantly adding to it.

Some things on my bucket list:

What do you have on your Bucket List??

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Super Easy Chicken Parm!

My husband actually made this but I thought it was fantastic! :]

- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce warmed
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Step 1) Mix bread crumbs with herbs & salt And in a seperate bowl, beat egg
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, Pound each chicken breast until it's approx. 1/4 inch thick
3) Dip each cutlet in the egg to coat and then place it in the bread crumbs making sure each side is evenly coated & place on baking sheet
4) Bake the cutlets until lightly browned, about 20 minutes
5) Pour sauce over top & sprinkle with cheese, bake until cheese is bubbly & golden brown, about 20 minutes longer

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Wordless Wednesday!

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday is Wildlife! Who spots a hidden Mickey?!

We also celebrated little E's first birthday from Gatorette & Me over the weekend!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Must Have - Kitchen Edition!

Today’s Toddle Along Tuesday topic is Must haves! I may not have a kid yet but I still have my own must haves! We got a Panini Maker as one of our wedding presents and have used it nearly weekly from there-in out. Grilled cheese, peanut butter & jelly panini’s, turkey panini’s, breakfast sandwiches, you name it. There are all kinds of fun recipes to try on it and I can never turn down a soup and sandwich. I also really enjoy not having to slather my grilled cheese with butter before cooking it! Quick & nutritious!

I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I’m looking forward to trying it found here!


  • 1 focaccia bread, quartered
  • 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat a panini grill.
  2. Slice each quarter of focaccia bread in half horizontally. Spread each half with pesto. Layer bottom halves with equal amounts chicken, bell pepper, onion, and cheese. Top with remaining focaccia halves, forming 4 sandwiches.
  3. Grill paninis 5 minutes in the preheated grill, or until focaccia bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. 

What is your must have item??

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Deal Finder Friday!

Smiles 'n' Snuggles is doing a giveaway for $25 credit to Sweet December Hats!
The How to Mommy is doing a giveaway for a Life Management Kit!
Finding Hope is doing a giveaway for a $20 coupon code to Dayspring!
Growing up Geeky is doing a giveaway for a $50 giftcard to UrbanWalls!
Another Day in Paradise is doing a giveaway for a super cute apron!

Here is an awesome Hasbro website with TONS of toy coupons!
There's a rumor that some Targets have the Hungry Hungry Hippos game for $4.99. There is a coupon on this site for $5 off making it free!

Other great coupons here:
$8/1 SCRABBLE Flash, SIMON Flash, or YAHTZEE Flash game
$8/1 BABY ALIVE My Baby Alive doll
$5/1 PLAY-DOH Mega Pack
$8/1 POPPIN’ PARK BOUNCE ‘N RIDE toy from Hasbro

Check here for some great coupons including:
$2/1 Dingo Dog Treat Product (Could make for a FREE 3 pack at Walmart!)
$1/1 Desitin
$1/1 Kikkoman product (could also make for cheap or free seasonings/etc.)

Babies R Us has a great deal on diapers and wipes through January 22nd.
Buy 1 Babies R Us Value Box Diapers 72+ count(size 1-4) $10
Buy 1 Babies R Us Wipes Box 432ct. $9.99
Save $10 instantly with in store promo at checkout
Final Cost $9.99 for both
Babies R Us has some pretty awesome promotions going on right now. See if you can match them with coupons and you can get some great deals!

20% off any purchase at Bath & Body works
Free lip gloss with any Victoria Secret purchase

Have an awesome deal you want to tell us about? Link up and/or leave a comment!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I made this the other day and got RAVE reviews back so it's definitely a keeper! Recipe was found here.

Ingredients for cake:
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I ran out of milk so in reality I used 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup cinnabun coffee creamer...)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup melted butter

Ingredients for topping:
- 1 cup soft butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Ingredients for glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 5 Tbsp. milk (I used cinnabun coffee creamer here as well)
- 1 tsp. vanilla

Step 1) Mix ingredients for cake together, adding butter last.

2) Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan

3) Mix ingredients for topping, drop evenly over batter & swirl with knife

4) Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes
5) Add glaze & Yum!

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Wordless Wednesday!

We're planning our next vacation! We're headed to California! I am beyond excited!

Taken at Disneyland Paris.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gumball Machine How To!

So I saw this idea floating around pinterest and thought it was totally adorable!
All you need is a terra cotta planter & top, glass globe vase, small wooden handles, paint, & glue!

Step 1) Paint the terra cotta pieces & wooden handles
2) Glue the glass globe vase to the bottom of the planter & glue the handles on
3) Fill with candy! Yum! I can't wait to decorate it for valentine's day! Heart ribbon and filled with kisses! hehe!

Also, can you spare a click to vote? Thanks!
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Snapshot!

I am finally sharing some of my Christmas crafts!

Our finished Makeshift Mantel from this post!
Tissue paper trees! There's a gold one too but I never got it finished...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Disney Obsessed

Just a short little (sort of silly) post today…

So…I have an absolute obsession love for all things Disney. I have no idea what it is about it but I can’t get enough. Our wedding was Disney themed, we went to Paris on our honeymoon and I made sure we went to Disneyland Paris, and we’re planning a trip to California this spring…where do you think we’ll be stopping?? I will admit. I totally thought this would be just a phase…but I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon so when I stumbled upon this website thanks to pinterest it made me wish I could coordinate all my clothes to Disney characters. (I actually really love fashion contrary to what I actually wear...) If only I had a reason to wear all those cute dresses on a daily basis. Ha. Like I said…silly post.

But really...these are too cute...

Deal Finder Friday!

Real Life Reality is doing a giveaway for an awesome Soda Stream!

$.60/1 Country Crock Pumpkin Spice, Honey, or Cinnamon Spreads
$.50/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch
$.80/4 Hamburger Helper
$.75/1 French's Dijon Mustard
$5/1 Can of Enfagrow
$.25/1 Chapstick
Can all be found here, along with many more!

$3 off two 3-packs of Evenflo PurelyComfi Bottles (Ex. 60 days from print)
$4 off an Evenflo SimplyGo Single Electric  Breast Pump (Ex. 60 days from print)
$10 off One Evenflo SimplyGo Bottles Dual Electric Breast Pump (Ex. 60 days from print)
$5 off an Evenflo ExerSaucer Activity Center (Available at Walmart)
$1 off Evenflo 60 count Simply Absorbant Disposable Nursing Pads
$3 off two packages of Evenflo  60-Count  Simply Absorbant  Disposable Nursing Pads
$5 off any Evenfo Big Kid  Booster (available at walmart)
$5 off any Evenflo ExerSaucer Activity Center (Available at Walmart)
Can all be found here!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sugar Cookie Truffles!

For Christmas Eve this year I made sugar cookie truffles. I accidentally put too much cream cheese in but I still enjoyed them.

Recipe was found here.

- 1 16 oz. package of sugar cookie dough or homemade!
- 1.5 oz. cream cheese
- 4 oz. white melting chocolate
- 1 T. shortening
- Sprinkles

Step 1) Bake the cookies according to directions and bake till crisp
2) Cool cookies, then crumble in food processor till fine
3) Add cream cheese and process till it holds together
4) Roll into small balls & chill in fridge for 30 mins - 1 hr
5) Melt chocolate and dip each ball, return to baking sheet, & sprinkle with sprinkles.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snapshot Sunday!

I'm excited because I had a great day at a local bridal show today! :]

Now I'm at my parents house celebrating my awesome mom's birthday!...

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