Monday, March 31, 2014

Baby Bathtub

Jacob does not love the bathtub. When I saw this idea I thought I found our solution. He can set up now. This did not solve his dislike of the bathtub but I think it is helping. 
We chose to not buy a bunch of baby items this time. I am trying to save space and only buy what we really need and will use. 
So tell me what baby item did you realize you did not need or wish you had bought. 
  I think my best investment was my ergo baby carrier. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

When You Are The Youngest

When you are the youngest you are constantly being dressed up and you are constantly being held and carried around. 
When you are the youngest you also have lots of siblings to snuggle with while you sleep. 

His View My View

The view from my back door is snow and ice. 
The view from his back door is beach and sunshine. And to think he has the nerve to complain that they do not clean his room daily. I hate that he is away but am glad that he at least has a nice view.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clothing Issues

My husband says my boy looks like a lumber jack. I think my boy is handsome and my husband needs to let me burn that sweatshirt

Friday, March 28, 2014

Graham Cracker Cookies

These cookies were amazing. It sounds silly that adding graham crackers would make such a difference but it does. I found this recipe on Pinterest
What are your favorite Pinterest recipes? 

Garden Plot

We have growth, I am amazed at how fast they are growing. Now we just need the ground to thaw so we can actually have the garden tilled.Are you planting a garden and if so what will you put it in?
I am hoping to have a chance to learn to can this summer. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Feeling Beachie

The statements: 1. I love to _lay in bed and snuggle under warm blankets__in the ___evening right before bed because it helps me relax.__________ 2. I __bake and cook ___a lot when I’m _stressed, it gives me a way of keeping my hands and mind busy______ 3. My least favorite household chore is _folding laundry, because then it has to be put away. And if I put it away then I straighten the drawers and straighten the closets.______-/li> 4. When I walk through the ice cream aisle at the supermarket, I think __three things, one I should try to make that flavor, two I know if I eat ice cream I am going to get sick and three I need to freeze more bananas so I can make my own ice cream_____
Feeling Beachie

Weight Update

I have not been great at updating about my weight loss. Maybe because it is not going as smoothly as I planned. The weight is not dropping off. That is okay because I am still loosing. I am finally under 200. It is so different doing this with my husband. Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is harder.

Facials with Cousins

This weekend we had family in town which means we had lots of fun. 
We made face scrub out of baking soda, honey and cinnamon. So easy to make and the girls love it. I would say Jason loved it but he really just loved eating the cucumbers. 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Homemade Caramels

I love Pinterest and work hard to try the things I pin. I found a recipe for caramels and decided to make them for small group. I bought everything and then found out small group was cancelled. Everything else can be put on hold but since I had the heavy whipping cream I decided I should go ahead and make them. And because I did not want to waste half a can of evaporated milk I decided to double the recipe. Now I just have to find someone to give all these caramels to. I actually realized after making this recipe that came from I heart naptime I followed the recipe to a T. Exact I changed the temp from 232 to 240. They sat up perfectly. I am struggling to not eat them all in one day. I need to go get mini boxes so I can give them out as gifts. My next goal is to make chocolate caramels. I will admit that it takes a long time and while I read that I did not believe it. I stirred that pot for over a hour. Actually I kind of enjoyed it because my baby girl stayed with me the entire time. It was nice to have time together even if it was after bedtime.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Cupcakes in ice cream cones are the best. It adds that special something to a cupcake. For these cupcakes I put chocolate in the bottom and vanilla on top and baked. Then I iced them with chocolate and vanilla icing and topped with chocolate sprinkles. No paper to tear off. And the kids thought it was great.

Next time I am going to bake them with only half the cupcake mix and then after if cools fill with ice cream and then ice them. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Grace at the Chiropractor

After seeing me go for weeks Grace decided she was ready to go. It was so neat that the spot they found is the spot that leads to her stomach. She has had stomach issues for years. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Dang Dog

Do you know what this is? One of my favorite things of Chapstick. I love Chapstick. Sadly so does my dog.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

S'mores cookies

It is cold outside. I mean really really cold outside. So tonight we made s'mores cookies. So simple to make.
Make your basic chocolate chip cookie dough, add a cup of marshmallows. Then put a scoop onto a graham cracker and bake like normal. This is such a neat and easy idea. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Feeling Beachie

The statements: 1. __Crickets chirping_______________ reminds me of ___summer camp____ 2. I find__lack of sleep____________very __hard to make it through the day___________ 3. My __least favorite___________people are__those who think less of others ___________-/li> 4. Too_much work when_____we need__to be sleep is not healthy for my body.____________
Feeling Beachie

Thursday, March 20, 2014

5 Question Friday is BACK!!!

1. If I had 5 minutes alone with Mother Nature I would tell her? Do you have to keep messing with me, I have a garden to plant, chicken coops to build, property to look at and when she was not looking KA BOOM!!!! 2. If you could eat only one thing for a whole week what would it be? Chicken, chicken, chicken and more chicken. Seriously I eat it all the time. 3. What is your favorite season and why? Fall because after a hot summer I can breathe but it is not freezing. The whole menu closes and the world around me becomes full of beautiful colors. 4. Do you have a meal that you are AMAZING at making? If so, share the recipe! Hmm, yes. Cordon blue casserole. Serve with a side salad or corn and you are done. The recipe is right here. Let me encourage you to make two and freeze the second one. 5. What has changed in your life since the last 5QF? (8/2/13 was the last one! Wow...over 6 months!) I think I win the prize for this one. Let’s see I moved across the country to a place I know no one. And I HAD A BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY! He is amazing and practically perfect. Pamela

Sickness Has Hit

I hate when my babies are sick. He has never been sick. Last night we were swimming and he started up chucking. At first I assumed he had drank water although I am pretty careful to make sure he didn't. We came home and he kept up chucking. Then he got a fever. All night he wimpered and would only nurse for a minute at a time. This is a child who nurses almost constantly at night. 
I hate that he is not feeling well but I love that he is sleeping in Faith's arms. She has wanted him to sleep in her arms for months. 
He ate well this morning and has not been sick. I am hoping this means he is on the mend. 


I just wanted a picture of the baby and daddy. That is not allowed in this house. The whole crew needed in the picture. Well everyone but the teenager. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Water Bottles

I am determined to start drinking my water again. That will only happen if I am willing to fight the dog for my water bottle. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thrift Shop Finds

My husband picked our stuff up from storage recently. They had a thrift shop full of stuff people had left behind. He bought Jason a jeep for his birthday. The owner gave him this 4 wheeler because it did not work. It only took my amazing man a few minutes to fix it. I love this man.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Feeling Beachie + Some

The statements: 1. Saying __your treating them wrong__ is __easy for me__for me, especially when I hear someone being mean to someone because of their race, age or disability. 2. I am _a smiler__ by nature. Not always good because I will smile at male or female. 3. If I stay in a hotel it must have _free breakfast and a indoor pool.__ 4. If someone gave me _a restaurant kitchen and unlimited food and a dish washer__ I would bake for the whole town and not stop smiling. Okay, I do not normally do this but I want to explain some answers. 1. If I hear you talking ill about a parent because of how there child with a disability is acting I am going to speak up. Yesterday, I was in line at the grocery store and a older man was paying for his food. Something happened and he requested $50 back by accident. The cashier was beyond rude. She told him several times he must have hit something, she looked at me and another elderly lady and said “I need to go home now” and made a point of letting us know that she would have to suspend his order and re do it. I am sure she wanted us to complain. So honestly, I can give her the benefit of doubt that maybe she was having a hard day. Then it was my turn and she was nice as can be. NOT HAPPENING, you are not going to be rude to someone because of age or race and then be nice to me. I am no better than anyone else. So I ………. Well it does not matter but don’t be hateful to others. 2. I do love to smile at other people. I think it brightens there day. The funny thing is I do not have a pretty smile and I often do not smile in pictures. The other thing is when someone smiles at me first I do not know how to act. I was at the gym the other day and a much older man smiled at me. I then avoided eye contact with him. Okay and lastly, 4 can someone please let me bake all day. Oh the yumminess I would make. I would stock my freezer, I would bake so many meals to give to others. I would make all new recipes of cookies and cakes that I have been scared to make in fear of it not turning out.
Feeling Beachie

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nap time

He does not need a nap, he is not tired. It is daylight and not bedtime. What do you think? Does he need a nap?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is in my Kitchen

In my kitchen right now, vinegar with orange peels to clean counters and bathrooms. 
And we are growing celery. We had to try it when we saw it on Pinterest. Now we need to read what to do with it. I don't think we can keep it growing in the kitchen until the garden is going.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Easy Drop Rolls with Essential Oils

Tonight I made garlic rolls for dinner. I made a triple recipe so I could freeze them for another night. 
  I have talked about my love of essential oils before but I have not shared how I use them in my food. 
To make these amazing rolls
Mix 8 cups freshly milled flour (hard white), 4 TBS baking powder, 4tsp salt
Then add in 1 cup oil and 4 cups flour
When I got this to almost a dough form I added two drops of Oregeno and one cup of crushed garlic
 Once you have your dough you can drop it onto a cookie sheet ( I use pampered chef stones) 
Bake in a preheated oven at 425 for 10 minutes. 
This is not my recipe. This recipe comes straight from the bread beckers cook book. 
I love that this recipe is great for the freezer. You can easily take away the garlic and add cinnamon, raisins and orange oil. 
Visit Pam's profile on Pinterest.

Sharing A Bed With A Cat

The kids have decided the baby needs to play in the doll crib. He fits but won't for much longer. I guess the cat decided she  wanted in on the fun. I love that she has been so patient with the kids. 

Monday, March 10, 2014


Have you ever had a turducken? Do you know what a turducken is? A turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. I have seen them on TV but never in a store. A few weeks ago they had them at the commissary for $65. That is not in our budget. The next time I went shopping they had them on sale. It was super easy to cook. They come pre seasoned. Everyone liked it. I don't think I would spend the money on it again but it was a fun treat. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Oreos and Peanut Butter and Brownies

I love Pinterest. I am trying hard to cook more of the foods I pin. Today I tried something new. I will let you find the official recipe here. But honestly so easy. You stack Oreos and peanut butter in a muffin pan and cover with brownie mix. I do suggest not using paper liners. The kids loved them but I made them for small group. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Snow and Snow and more Snow

I wonder what my yard looks like without snow. I want to walk around our property. I want to really look in the barn. That day is coming. Today it was 47 degrees. It was amazing because the kids stayed outside for more than 20 minutes. 
I love the snowman family they built.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Batman can Fly

I don't know about you but I do not remember Batman showing his belly. I did find out disturbing news this week. Batman does not fly. Okay, I have to ask if he does not fly then why does he wear a cape? 
  On another note I cannot stop squishing  that little belly. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Homemade Soft Serve Ice Cream

Day two of our weight loss competition and my husband brings home a soft serve ice cream maker. Yikes, no not really we used low calorie no sugar ice cream and it was great. Did you know a ice cream come is only 40 calories. 

Wordfull Wednesday

Mom why is he crying he has all these toys.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stocking The Freezer

What makes you feel like you have had a good day. For me it is finishing school and getting things done around the house, today I was able to get caught up on laundry and finish school and most importantly I had a chance to bake. One of the things that is constantly on my mind is that I have not re stocked my freezer. So today I was able to freeze three loaves of bread and four loaves of cinnamon raisin bread. 
  Now it is time to get some dinners in the freezer. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Batman Can Fly

I don't know about you but I do not remember Batman showing his belly. I did find out disturbing news this week. Batman does not fly. Okay, I have to ask if he does not fly then why does he wear a cape? 
  On another note I cannot stop squishing  that little belly. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Prayer Board

Another Pinterest find. This is going to be my prayer wall. It is hanging right over my nursing chair. This was a mirror but the mirror fell out during the move. So we painted it to match my room. Then we hung wire to attach pictures. I will add pictures of those I want to pray for. 
I love it because it can be changed easily. I would love to pray for you or your family. 
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