Friday, January 28, 2011

English Muffin Pizzas:: Recipie

Earlier this week, I made this fun staple in our house. The kids enjoy helping me make this and it yummy too!

It's pretty self explanatory but I thought I'd share, just in case!
All you need is:
English Muffins
Pizza Sauce
Topping(s) of your choice
Mozzerella Cheese

I like the crispy taste of the muffins when I'm easy (as opposed to the soft texture) so I toast the muffins before I put them in the oven:

Once they are all toasted, I spread over the pizza sauce:

Add the cheese:

Add my toppings (I just chopped up some olives):

Once your pizzas are ready, place them on one of the tops racks in your oven, be sure to set the oven on BROIL so the cheese melts first!

Once the cheese is all melted, you're done!


Is Beauty School In Our Future?::

Norah decided it was time for a change in her hair, she took measures into her own hands and gave herself some bangs!! I'm so thankful it wasn't as bad as it could have been...I actually think she did an decent job! (phew...) we will head over to a salon today to even things up!

Take a look for yourself...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weekly Menu Board::

Like I said in my last post, I was feeling a little crafty this weekend, so when I saw this from my friend Michelle, I knew I had to do it as well!

I'm all about simplicity so the only things required for this are:
12x12 or 8x10 frame
(I chose 8x10 only because I wanted a thicker frame and the only 12x12 frames I could find were really thin)
scrapbook paper
white board marker

Once you've gathered that stuff, go pick out a cute font you like, I like this well as this one
When you have a font you'd like to use, go to your preferred program to design your page (Word, Open Office, Photoshop) and type out what you'd like..
Mine was pretty basic

"Weekly Menu"

Now print it out!

To add a little flare, I punched out the edges with this:

Once, that was done, I used some double stick tape to attach the menu form to the piece of scrapbook paper I had chosen.

Go ahead and put it in your frame and you're good to go!

...I picked up at 4 pack or markers at Target

Here's how mine turned out..

Since I had a few people ask about some of the recipes, I have been taking pictures and will start posting the those tomorrow!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Muffin Tin Monday}

My good friends
Amy and Colleen, introduced me to this fun idea awhile back, and this weekend I was feeling a bit creative..I'm wondering if it's because I spent the weekend home sick and decided to clean out my craft closet..hmm.

...anyways, it was super simple! We went to Target and picked up (2) silicone muffin tins, because I wanted colored trays, and well, you can't really beat 2.50 each. I grabbed some ribbon, decorated them a little and viola!

The hardest part is thinking up different types of food...we went out to lunch with Steve so I got off easy, I only had to plan for breakfast and dinner :)

For breakfast I chose:
Gummy Vitamin
Granola Bar

..and for dinner I did:
Spinach salad
Mac n' Cheese
Mandarin Oranges
..and a special cookie!

...but thanks to my friend, Jen she told me about this gal, who is the official "Muffin Tin Mom"...she even has themes each week! I am way impressed..and can't wait to try some of her concoctions!

Oh, and case you're wondering, I got the cookies at The Cake Studio in Tacoma at the Freighthouse Square! ...the best cake you will ever find! It's where we got our wedding cake and we visit a couple times a year to pick up a couple slices of what we ate on our special day! I highly reccomded the pink tea cake (slice) you'll be in heaven, seriously.

I digress...

anyways, here is what my muffin tins ended up looking like! {see above}

I'd love to hear of any other helpful tips or fun food ideas for "Muffin Tin Monday!"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!::

(42 weeks pregnant, delivery day 7.22.08)
8lbs 14oz 21" long

Today my little Norah turns 2! I can hardly believe how fast these last 2 years have flown by! It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital with you! I still remember how happy I was that you decided to blessed me with an easy labor and I was given the VBAC I had so hoped for! You have such a fun and feisty little personality that radiates wherever you are, and a gracious heart full of love. We love you so much and thank our awesome God for bringing you into our lives!

Here are some of your favorite things!
-You love to dress up (I think you must go through at least 4 outfit changes a day!)

-Coincidentally, you also love going to the mall with Mommy! Target is your favorite store! (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!)

-Baby dolls, you're going to be a wonderful mommy someday it's so cute to see you take such good care of your "babies" you will bounce them and pat their backs while saying "It's ok baby, its ok" its adorable!

-You love to "swing high" on our play set in the backyard

- Sing! Right now you can sing most of the words to "Jesus Loves Me" "The ABC's" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" *think* you know the words to Justin Beiber's "Baby, Baby" but we're still working on that one ;)

-You equally enjoy dancing and we've been known to have quite a few dance parties throughout the day, weather it be in the house or in the car!

-You also love talking on the phone! You have made more than 1 phone call (on your own) to both Grandmas! Thankfully, they love it when you give them a ring!

{1 year old 7.22.09}

{I'm 2 now, watch out!}

Mommy, Daddy and Jacob!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Norah Turns 2:: Celebration!!

Last Saturday, we celebrated the 2nd birthday of Miss Norah Kate! I finally decided on a theme (bright colors/rainbows) a couple months ago and had such a fun time planning for her big day! It wasn't too hard to find decorations and ideas because with summer in full force, all the stores had exactly what I needed! Unfortunately, time ran out, and I was unable to decorate with everything I had bought, but nevertheless, it was a huge success!!

I am going to try and link up everyone who helped me make the party what it was, so if you have any questions about anything below, you should be able to go directly to their web page! If not, just shoot me a message and I can help you out!

Rae at "A R M O M M Y" designed this amazing invitation for me...

(this is the picture we printed on the backside)

my amazingly talented friend Angie created these labels, they matched just perfectly!

Jonah from "Maluhia" came up with these awesome (and reusable gift bags!)

Jessica over at "Kuntry Girl Flower Farm" sent over this beautiful arrangement for Norah Saturday morning!

Katie D
. made these DELICIOUS sugar cookies! (Everyone told me how much they enjoyed these)

We were also very pleased with the giant bouncy house from Topsy Turvy Bouncers they were at our house early to set up and even let us keep it for a little longer, they were very professional and we plan to use them again!

Rainbow fruit tray...yummy!

My good friend Brie spent an evening with me and helped me make this color banner (made with a Cricut Expression)

Frames purchased at Marshalls

Lollipops purchased at Party City

Silly straws purchased at Old Navy and Party City

these were hanging (at one point, lol)

...thank you to everyone who helped in celebrating Miss Norah on her special day :)