Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday Quote

Hi Lovelies!

I have been working on my year in review and hope to have it posted by Thursday. We have some exciting things that we are working on for 2016. I hope to share some of them soon. In the meantime I found this quote and wanted to share it. 



Have a wonderful night and I will be back soon with my What I'm loving Wednesday post. 

XOXO

Angie

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning Lovelies, how are you all this Monday?

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Ours was very relaxing. We just stayed at home, watched movies and football, and made some cookies and hot chocolate.

Well, it's Monday and that means it's time for Happy Homemaker Monday!!


The weather outside is:



On the breakfast plate this morning:

Nutella toast and milk

As I look outside my window:

The sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky.

Right now I am:

Sitting on the couch, writing this post, and watching Gilmore Girls and working on my new food blog.

As I look around the house: 

The kitchen needs to be cleaned, and the living room and dining room needs to be picked up. The house needs some TLC.

On today's To Do list:

Laundry
Kitchen
Living room
Dining room
Bathrooms
Bedrooms

On the menu this week:

Monday: BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
Tuesday: Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday: Baked potatoes and salad

Thursday: Possible Christmas dinner ( Turkey legs, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, Nutella swirled cheesecake bars).
Friday: Christmas dinner with friends
Saturday: Leftovers from Thursday
Sunday: Beans, cornbread, fried potatoes
In the craft basket:

I'm still working on stickers for my shop and  hope to have a sale sometime this week. And I am hoping to add some more planner bands that I have made in the last couple of days.

Looking forward to this week:

Christmas with family and friends. 

Devotionals, prayers, and bible verses:

~Angie

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grich Kabobs

Hi Lovelies!

Tomorrow is my daughter's Christmas party! She is so excited and cannot wait for tomorrow. It's all she had talked for the last two weeks. 

When she told me about the party, I consulted Pinterest and found these cute little Grinch Kabobs. I think the kids will loves these (at least I hope so).

So, here is the step by step "recipe" for these little cuties:



Grinch Kabobs:

Ingredients:
 
Green Grapes
Strawberries
Bananas
Mini Marshmallows
Toothpicks 

Directions:
 
Wash grapes and strawberries. Slice bananas and cut of the green end of the strawberries. Poke a toothpick into the top of the grape, thread on a banana slice, then the strawberry top, followed by the mini marshmallow.



Aren't they cute!!

XOXO

~Angie

Monday, December 14, 2015

Cadence- 4 Months

Hi Lovelies,

Cadence is 4 months old!! I cannot believe how fast time is flying with her. She is such a joy and she makes us smile every day. Right now, I am cherishing these moments for as long as I can and I am soaking up all of the baby snuggles. Also, I am enjoying seeing how Angelina interacts with Cadence. She is very protective of her and just loves her to pieces. 

Anyway, here are Cadence's monthly stats:

Weight:  Right now she is 14 pounds 6 oz (at her last doctor's appointment). Her four month checkup will be in a couple of weeks since she is sick right now.

Height:We will find this out when goes in for her next well check appointment which will be some time in the next week or two.

Eating: She is exclusively formula fed and right now she is taking 6 ounces every 4-5 hours and I have been giving her some rice cereal but I don't think she likes it right now.

Sleeping: She is taking a nap after every feeding (most of the time) and she has been sleeping through the night.

Clothing size: She is 3-6 month clothing and sometimes she wears 6-9 months clothes. It just depends on the brand

Likes:  She loves to lay in the floor and loves to kick her legs!! She loves her daddy and sister!

Dislikes: She hates having a wet diaper.

Playing: Right now she isn't playing, but that will change in the next few months. We can't wait to see how she plays with Angelina.

Milestones: She has been working on rolling over from her back to her belly for the last couple of weeks and today she finally did it!! She has even rolled from her belly to her back. Now she is trying to crawl, so my prediction is that she will be crawling by the time she is 5 months. 

Well, there are her monthly stats!! I am not sure if I will be sharing pictures of Cadence just yet. I have to discuss this with the Hubster. It's completely up to him if I do. 

Good night my Lovelies!!!

~Angie

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Christmas Recipe: Christmas Crunch Popcorn





 Christmas Crunch Popcorn 

Ingredients

1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms Red, green and white Sprinkles.

Directions

Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.

Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden).
Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Note: I was able to fill 8 - 9 1/2"x 4" party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe, just to let you know so you have an idea for gift giving.

Enjoy and have a great Sunday Lovelies!

P.S. I will be back with a few more posts later today (Cadence's 3 month stats, currently post, and a one or two Christmas related posts). 

XOXO

~Angie








Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Few of My Favortie Things

Hi Lovelies!

December, you really snuck up on me! But I'm not mad about it. Christmas is only a few short weeks away, and I'm already in the holiday spirit. I have been pinning a lot lately, so I wanted to share a few of the things that have caught my eye. Take a peek and have a great weekend!

1. Elf 



I love love love this everything about this movie!! It's a tradition to watch after we have decorated our tree.

2.  Christmas trees!!



I have always wanted a Christmas tree  decorated all in purple. One day I will have one!

3.  Christmas decorations




This is such a pretty tablescape. One day I will do this!!

4. Christmas cookies




One of my favorite cookies to may for the holidays.

What are some of your favorite things? Have a nice evening Lovelies!! Talk to ya tomorrow!!!

XOXO

~Angie