Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chocolate Banana Refrigerator "Cake"

Hi Lovelies!

The ice box cake and is an iconic retro dessert that is easy to make. I have seen recipes for this type of cake floating around on pinterst for months now and I have finally found the perfect one to make. And guess where I found it? On the back of a Honey Maid graham cracker box!!! 

I made this cake Thursday night (it has to set for at least 4 hours or overnight) and we started eating on it yesterday. It was the yummiest cake that I have eaten in a long time. 

Below is the recipe for this wonderful and easy to make "cake". Enjoy!!!!

Chocolate Banana Refrigerator "Cake"



What you need:

1 package (3.4oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 package (3.4oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
3 cups cold milk, divided
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 banana, cut into 24 slices
18 Honey Maid Grahams broken in half (36 squares)

Make It:

Step #1: Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil. Beat vanilla pudding mix and 1 1/2 cups of milk with wire wisk for 2 minutes. Stir in one cup of whipped topping. Repeat in a separate bowl with chocolate pudding mix, remaining milk, and remaining whipped topping.

Step #2: Break 1 graham cracker square in half; coarsely crush 7 if the remaining graham squares. Arrange 14 graham squares and 1 graham retangle on bottom of prepared pan; cover with vanilla pudding, remaining graham pieces and chocolate pudding. 

Step #3: Refrigerate 4 hours. When ready to serve, use foil handles to lift dessert from pan, top with bananas and crushed grahams.

Have you ever made a refrigerator cake? Do you have any recipes for one?

~Angie

Saturday, February 21, 2015

13 weeks Pregnant!

Hi Lovelies!!! 

This week I am 13 weeks pregnant! I'm looking forward to hearing the heartbeat at our next appointment which is on Wednesday. This is going to be exciting because the Little will be able to hear the heartbeat as well.

Baby Center Information for Week 13:

How your baby's growing:

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (about the size of a pea pod) and weighs nearly an ounce.
See what your baby looks like this week.


 

Amniotic sac with fluid: Your baby's urinary tract is now functioning; he's starting to urinate out the amniotic fluid he's been swallowing.
Fingers: Your baby now has his own unique set of fingerprints.
Head: Your baby's head is now more proportional; it's about a third the size of his body.

How your life's changing:

This is the last week of your first trimester, and your risk of miscarriage is now much lower than earlier in pregnancy. Next week marks the beginning of your second trimester, a time of relative comfort for many women who see early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue subside. More good news: Many couples also notice a distinct libido lift around this time. Birth is still months away, but your breasts may have already started making colostrum, the nutrient-rich fluid that feeds your baby for the first few days after birth, before your milk starts to flow

Now for the weekly questions! 

How far along:  

I'm 13 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain:

I haven't weighed yet. I think I'm afraid to see how much I might have gained over the last few days.

Maternity clothes:

I've been wearing them periodically, but I should be in them full time very soon.

Stretch marks:

None

Sleep:

Sleep is beginning to get uncomfortable. I find that I cannot sleep on my back and I have to sleep on either side.

Best moment of the week:

Feeling the baby move a few days ago!! It was such an amazing feeling. It felt like little bubbles popping. The Little can't wait to feel the baby move!

Miss anything:

Absolutely nothing.

Movement:

I felt the baby move a few days ago.

Food cravings:

Peanut butter toast with chocolate chips. So yummy!!

Anything making you queasy:

Every morning I wake queasy and I go to bed feeling queasy. Now I have heartburn at night.

Have you started to show yet:

Yes, definitely starting to show more this week.

 Gender:

I thinks it's a boy.

Labor signs:

None

Belly button (in or out):

In

Weddings rings on or off:

Still on!!

Happy or moody:

I have been feeling very happy and I cannot wait to start decorating the baby's nursery!! 
Looking forward to:

Hearing this little one's heartbeat for the first time at the end of the month.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!

~Angie

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Currently, Again

Hi Lovelies!!

I hope everyone has been enjoying their day! We have has some gloomy, windy and cooler weather today. I was hoping the 70+ degree weather we have been enjoying lately would continue into the weekend, but sadly it looks like winter is coming back with a vengeance.

Anyway, I thought I would do another Currently post since I cannot think of anything else to write about. Tomorrow I will be posting about my new Erin Condren Life Planner and how I set it up and decorate it for the upcoming week. So, be on the look out for that post sometime tomorrow.

Reading:

Right now I'm reading another Mary Higgins Clark book, "No Place Like Home". I'm alternating between this book and one on my Kindle (PC App), "Twilight's Child" by V.C. Andrews.



Eating: Nothing right now. I did eat some graham cracker dipped in Jiff chocolate peanut butter.

Thinking: Right now I am thinking about my To Do list that seems to grow and grow every day.

Listening to:

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.

Watching: I'm watching Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood on Netflix.


Loving: 

That in a few short months we will be a family of four! I'm also loving the beautiful weather we have been having for the past two weeks. I'm sure going to miss it since next week will be very cold!

What are you currently doing?

~Angie

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

12 weeks pregnant!

Hi Lovelies!!! 

This week I am 12 weeks pregnant! I'm looking forward to hearing the heartbeat at our next appointment.

Baby Center Information for Week 12:

How your baby's growing:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Ear: Your baby's ears are closer to their final positions on the sides of her head.
Eyelid: Your baby's eyelids are less transparent now and her eyes have moved closer together.
Umbilical cord: Your baby's intestines, which have grown so rapidly that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move back into her abdominal cavity now.
Uterus: The top of your uterus (fundus) is starting to rise above your pelvic bones now; you may have noticed that your waist is thickening.

 How your life's changing:

Your uterus has grown to the point where your healthcare provider can now feel the top of it (the fundus) low in your abdomen, just above your pubic bone. You may already be into maternity clothes, especially if this isn't your first pregnancy. If you're still fairly small and not yet ready for maternity clothes, you've no doubt noticed that your waist is thickening and that you're more comfortable in loose, less restrictive clothing.
You may begin to feel heartburn (also called acid indigestion), a burning sensation that often extends from the bottom of your breastbone to your lower throat. Many women get heartburn for the first time during pregnancy, and those who've previously had bouts of heartburn may find that it gets worse. During pregnancy, the placenta produces a lot of the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach. Particularly when you're lying down, gastric acid can seep back up the pipe, which causes the uncomfortable burning sensation. For many women the problem doesn't begin (or get worse) until later in pregnancy, when your growing uterus starts to push up on your stomach. The discomfort may range from mildly annoying to intense and distracting.

Now for the weekly questions!
How far along:  

I'm 12 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain:

I think I might have gained a few pounds. My eating last week was horrible. 

Maternity clothes:

I think I will be in the maternity jeans by the end of this week


Stretch marks:

None

Sleep:

Sleep seems to be improving. I still need to get to bed much earlier and now my ear is stopped it. This makes it hard for me to sleep at night. 

Best moment of the week:

Realizing that in few short months we will be a family of four!

Miss anything:

Absolutely nothing.

Movement:

None yet and I cannot wait to feel this Little One moving around. 

Food cravings:

PB and J sandwiches

Anything making you queasy:

Every morning I wake queasy and I go to bed feeling queasy. Now I have heartburn at night.

Have you started to show yet:

Yes, definitely starting to show more this week.

 Gender:

I thinks it's a boy.

Labor signs:

None

Belly button (in or out):

In

Weddings rings on or off:

Still on!!

Happy or moody:

Some day I am happy and then some days I am very moody. It just depends on the day.

Looking forward to:

Hearing this little one's heartbeat for the first time at the end of the month.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

~Angie

Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Homemake Monday

Good morning Lovelies!!! 

Happy Monday and how was your weekend? Our weekend was very relaxing. We spent most of our time outside enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. We don't have anything exciting planned unless you consider grocery shopping exciting, LOL!!!!! Well, anyway, lets get to Happy Homemaker Monday.



The weather outside is:

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful!! I wish it would stick around for a while.


On the breakfast plate this morning:

Cereal and fruit this morning

As I look outside my window:

It's sunny and quiet outside.

Right now I am:

I'm sitting in the living room, watching the Disney channel with the Little and working in this post.

As I look around the house:

My house needs some serious TLC. The bedrooms and bathrooms need to be cleaned and I have tons of laundry to do as well.

On today's To Do List:

Laundry.... I still have two loads to wash and dry, and three more to fold and put away.
Cleaning.... in the kitchen, wash the dishes, clean the counters and stove, take out the trash. In the living room... pick up book and toys, vacuum. In the bedrooms.... pick up each room and vacuum. In the bathrooms... take out trash, wipe down counters and toilets.

Currently reading: 

I have been reading some books on my PC kindle app.

On the TV today:

I'm  still binge watching Friends on Netflix.

On the menu this week:

Monday: Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday: Beef stew with homemade bread
Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner (Biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon, toast)
Thursday: Spaghetti and garlic bread
Friday: Chicken pot pie
Saturday:Pizza and breadsticks
Sunday: Beans and cornbread

What I am creating at the moment:

Stickers for my Etsy shop.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week:

Nothing a the moment. I need to start pinning some new recipes this week.

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes, or Devotions:

For some reason I cannot add an image here. I'll try to add it in later.


Have a lovely Monday Lovelies!!!

~Angie

Friday, February 6, 2015

11 Weeks pregnant!!

Hi Lovelies!!! 

This week I am 11 weeks pregnant! Our next appointment is February 25th and we still have a blood test to take some time next week.

Later on I will be adding bump photos and I will be adding information from babycenter.com.

How far along:  

I'm 11 weeks 4 days

Total weight gain:

I haven't weighed in a few days

Maternity clothes:

I think this will be happening soon!
 
Stretch marks:

None

Sleep:

Sleep seems to be improving. I still need to get to bed much earlier.

Best moment of the week:

Looking at the ultrasound picture which hanging on the refrigerator.



Miss anything:

Absolutely nothing.

Movement:

None yet and I cannot wait to feel this Little One moving around. 

Food cravings:

BBQ chicken

Anything making you queasy:

Every morning I wake queasy and I go to bed feeling queasy.

Have you started to show yet:

Yes, definitely starting to show more this week.

 Gender:

I thinks it's a boy.

Labor signs:

None

Belly button (in or out):

In
Weddings rings on or off:

Still on!!

Happy or moody:

Some day I am happy and then some days I am very moody. It just depends on the day.

Looking forward to:

Having this baby grow and grow and grow!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!!

~Angie