Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Yumm yumm and triple yummy! How about a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and reece peanut butter cups on top. 

I made this cake for a event at church. I have to be honest and say I took it in Sunday morning even though I knew I would not need it until Sunday night. 
   I love this cake stand. A friend found two of them at a thrift store and bought them for me. I could not wait to try them out. 

Grace does not like peanut butter but wanted you to know she is thinking about eating this cake. 

I am Getting Married

Hello, my name is Banter and today my parents said it was time I got married. I did not agree to this. 
I will fight them every step of the way.

I have been told my new husband is handsome and strong and comes from a strong milk line. But honestly I just do not want to leave my family to meet my husband even though I know I will be home soon with babies in my belly. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good Night Baby Boy

This little boy spent his first night away from me. A couple of nights a week Hope will take Jacob to bed with her but they never go to sleep. 
This time they both went to sleep rather quickly. I love that he went to bed with his cup and shoes. He slept all night with her. He has not done it since. I am pretty sure this little boy will be out of my bed soon.

Wordless Wednesday

Honestly are there any words needed for this post. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Homemade Pizza

I love our little military post. At first I was concerned about the size of the comisarry. Then I realized that small works in my benefit. The sales are amazing. 
Recently I picked up crescent rolls for 75 cents. I normally would not buy them unless they were for a recipe. I did not realize until I got them home that they were garlic flavored. Glad I realized before I filled it with chocolate and peanut butter. 
So I had two options be mad that they are or what I planned on or turn it into wonderful homemade pizza. 
  I am now glad I made this mistake and could make pizza for lunch. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015


When we work on making soap we have to be super careful. Jacob agrees that safety comes first. 
This week we decided to use a ladder to make sure no littles came in the room. They could have easily came over the ladder or through it. It was a gentle reminder that they should not come in the kitchen. 

Sometimes we forget that kids  are kids and that even though they hear you when you speak they are kids. So just because I tell them to stay out of the kitchen they get excited and have to run in. Even though I say stay away from the road the ball will roll in the road and they will take off running without looking. 

So I try to put gentle reminders in place.

We have always played a game. We start the game when they learn to walk. We practice it even when they are ten. No matter where we are I will suddenly yell STOP. The game is to see who will stop the fastest. 
This helps as a gentle reminder that they need to listen. That way when we are walking through a parking lot and a car pulls out they will be able to stop without thinking about it. 
  I would love to hear some of the ways you help your kids obey. 
For me it is about learning for the long term. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015


In our house ketchup is a meal. I buy it by the case. 
Yesterday the kids brought up three cases of ketchup only they were empty. So we had dinner without ketchup. They were not happy. I kindly reminded them that if they brought the trash upstairs then mom would know to buy more. 
  What are the staples in your house? For us we must have ketchup and baby carrots. 


This is my first Saturday at home in months. I love the farmers market but I have to be honest, I miss this.
Babies are not little for very long. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

This Child

This child makes us laugh on a daily basis. He drives me insane just as awesome. 
Yes he is wearing a suit jacket and pajama pants. I would laugh but I was so excited that he has on clothes. 

Because when he gets mad the first thing he does is strips his clothes off. 


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Feeling Beachie

I have not done a Feeling Beachie in a while. Now that farmers market is over I am really hoping to get started again. When Hilary asked me to co-host I instantly said yes. I love reading everyone's responses. The statements are: 1.Have you _ever fed a apple to a goat?____ 2.Growing up summer meant _lots of concerts in the park and lots of time watching my mom have fun?____ 3.The weather outside is beautiful, amazing, perfect._______ 4.My favorite teacher taught me__clean the cords on appliances, take pride in my property and enjoy what I cook.___
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