Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I seem to have found a grove of keeping up with this house now that I don't have to work in the mornings. It's been nice to get things done and still find a little me time. However today cleaning the bathrooms with Ashlyn home was disastrous. She wanted to "help" and that was a blast. I lost my temper after she dumped her shampoo (half a bottle) into a cup thankfully. So glad it didn't go down the drain. But still she has done this twice, down the drain, and has not learned that it is NOT okay. I asked her if she knew that would make me mad and she said yes. So why, and she just looked at me. Next week I will be cleaning bathrooms on Wed. when she is at school! I feel like I didn't sit down at all today, but I feel accomplished so its all good. Earlier I made a double batch of those yummy granola bars, and I just cut them up, and put them into a gallon ziploc bag. My family is super excited because they are SO good! Teagan even shares his with a friend at school who also likes them. Glad they are getting eaten. So happy to have found an easy to make snack that tastes good and is better for us to eat. Win all the way around!!! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yummy Treat

Okay so some blogs generally have a Pinterest Wednesday. In this house we have a Pinterest Daily! I am always using ideas or recipes from this AMAZING site!!! Love it so much! Well I have been meaning to try and make up some homemade granola bars. I bought the ingredients like at the beginning of summer, but I never made them. I guess I thought I needed the oven, which you totally DON'T, just stove top! So today we are tight on money and the snack food is dwindling down for school lunches so I thought I need to make these granola bars. It was beyond easy and the tiny taste I had was so GOOD!!! Here is the link to my pinned recipe http://pinterest.com/pin/88101736431242943/

Teagan helped me make them up. I hope that both boys come home tomorrow raving about the yumminess. 

It was Pajama Day at school today, yes we do get ready in this house during the week days! ;)
Stirring the mixture of peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and honey
Adding in the oats, rice crispy cereal, and crushed pretzels (also vanilla extract)

Smash into a wax paper lined pan and refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
Cut up and I stored mine in a ziploc bag in the fridge. 

Crazy Hair Day Attitudes

This week is Spirit Week and I love Crazy Hair Day. So I did the boys hair and both were NOT thrilled. "Why can't we pick out what we want!!!" Both boys whined. Because I am doing it. So Rayle is smiling, but don't let that cute face fool you, he hated his do. Disclaimer I had ZERO hairspray so I only used gel.  
Teagan aka Dr. Seuss style blue with pink trees. Smile 
Rayle a Wolverine ish style.  Orangey/yellow with black tips
Ashlyn was happy I didn't touch her hair ;) It was also backwards day as well. Grumpy kids!!! At least I try and make their lives fun. I bet half the parents don't even pay attention to Spirit Week!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Ashlyn started preschool last week, well the boys started school too. I guess I need to blog about that! Anyways I love Ashlyn's teacher! She is such a wonderful person and so patient with our crazy kiddo! Today there was a coloring page Teagan brought home from school. Ashlyn decided to color it for me, and I seriously am SO impressed with how well she did! She didn't color everything, that girl can't sit still for too long, but what she did color is pretty darn good! Last year in preschool she brought home papers that had the tiniest amount of scribbles on them. I can't wait to see what this year brings, and to see how her coloring improves. I also got some wipe off letter practice thing from Target. She calls it her homework. So cute!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shark Attack

So we be poor right now. LOL and I wanted to pay tribute to shark week (even though we can't even watch because as stated we be poor! No cable/satellite) I wanted to paint my nails but I don't have the right colors so I totally used puffy paints! How lame, huh?!?! Anyways I think it looks dorky but that's all good! Only did my thumb with the shark and the other 4 I did like a splash I will call it. Nail polish remover is your best friend. 


So I have a major problem here I can't decide, it's a HUGE debate. Should I do this


Or this

Why did back to school and Shark Week have to come at the SAME time!!!!