Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fashion Guru

...not me, but this lady, oh yes! I just love everything about this blog, and even the writer herself. Sweet woman and an inspiration to me as a Momma! For the longest time I thought she quit blogging, but then I found her again! She has been quite busy making a very successful blog for herself (another reason she inspires me).
Anywho...I came across this post and was in awe! I could never pull off bright colors, well maybe I could I have just never tried. I guess you could say I lack boldness in the fashion area! But I loved the shirt! I had seen it before, but Kristen is the reason I bought it! I also found a skirt, sorry not bright, but I think it will look cute...when it arrives that is! I was going to wait to post until then, but I couldn't wait to get the 2 of you who read this over to Kristen's blog so you can enjoy her fashion tips like I do!
Here is the shirt on me, yes it's a selfie, but my 15 month old is not ready to take pictures for Momma yet, though she thinks she is...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's for dinner

When you can't sleep and have to walk around a lot...why not cook?!?!?!
Tonight we will be having a pork roast with veggies! Yum! I'm no Chef, or Pioneer Woman... but here is what I did step by step. If you need a fast, low prep, crock pot meal here ya go!
Pick your roast

 I put sea salt and ground pepper on just about everything, but the star of this meal  will be the bock and brown sugar mix, compliments of HEB

I choose an onion, carrots, and new potatoes

Wash and dry your potatoes

Slice onion and potatoes and place on the bottom (this will help the roast out)

Sprinkle Sea Salt

Ground Pepper...

Looks good to me

Get meat ready...

A little drizzle of Olive oil on each piece of meat

Coarse sea salt works best for rubs...

Use sparingly

A little more pepper

Place roast on top of onions and potatoes

Prep carrots

Slice em' up

Add to the top and sides of the roast

Yes Please

Pour the whole bottle 

I added a little water to the bottle and poured again, then added a little more salt and pepper

8 hours on low

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A day of Crafting

It's no secret, if you know me that is, that I love to craft. However, I also hate to! Ha! Weird I know! My mind is always filled with the want to's and desire to's, but the reality is I'm limited on time to's! I get frustrated and go through stages where I want to sell it all. I look at etsy and pinterest and think "Why didn't I think of that". So while I love it, I also hate it! I want to come up with something original not just use what other people have done and have so freely shared. I want to be able to give a free tutorial on something that will help others as so many others have done for me. But since I haven't yet here are other's free tutorials that I spent all day doing for some sweet friends of mine.

First, monthly onesies! This was my favorite thing to do Aubree's first year of life. Take monthly pictures! I then used them at her first birthday as a banner. It was so awesome to see her growth. HOWEVER, I learned with the stickers, around month 5, that they were so much fun to pull off by Aubree herself, that I barely was able to get a decent picture because of the constant sticker fight! But during that time I wasn't really surfing pinterest to come up with THIS amazing tutorial! For the next child...I will be making my self some of these. For now I made them as gifts!

The growth chart idea came from here....
2 boy sets, 1 girl...forgot to snap the final of the boys


Final product for Melina
The start of growth charts

Baby Luke

Baby Jackson Luke Fletcher

There are two Mize babies so I did the measurements on both sides

I just realized I was not consistent with picture taking and there are not any picture of the boys!

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