Monday, October 8, 2012

Bowtie romano (recipe)

So, it is taking me a little longer than I thought to put together the post on the girls’ party. Until I get that done, I wanted to share with you this awesome recipe. :)

Once a month I get together with 4 of my friends and have a Mommy’s Night Out. Last month we all brought a dish for dinner. My friend Trish brought this. Bowtie romano. And let me tell you – I had been craving it from the time I left Mommy’s Night Out, until last night when I made it for my family! So good..

The recipe can be found on the back of the Ronzoni bowtie box..

I did make a few changes to suit my family’s tastes. Instead of prosciutto I used bacon. And I also added chicken to it.

And here is what it looks like..

FYI, it makes more than what is shown in the picture. I had already made Micheal and the girls’ plates before I remembered to take a picture. :)

And now I am wishing I had some leftovers to eat.. Ha!

Thank you Trish introducing me to this yummy dish!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spa party favors

My daughters turned 4 and 5 this week. This afternoon we had their Birthday party at a local salon that has a whole room dedicated to little girls. It’s AMAZING and I will share the pictures Monday.

Today I want to share with you the pictures of the favors I made for the party.. They turned out so cute!




The tags were customized for me by Party So Perfect on Etsy. LOVE them!

In the bags is a pack of gum (Walmart), a bottle of nail polish (Walmart), nail clippers (Dollar Tree), nail file (Dollar Tree) and one of those things that you stick between your toes so your nails don’t smudge…(Also Dollar Tree) :) What is the technical name for that anyway?? Haha.

I got the idea to do these favors from here.

So that’s it for today! As I said, be back on Monday with my favorite pics from the party! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pot holders for Grandparent’s day

You may or may of not have known that September 9th was Grandparent’s day. I did not know about it until the day before when I saw it on one of the blogs I read!

The girls have awesome grandparent’s so I knew that even though it was last minute, we still needed to do something to show how much we appreciate them. :)

I saw this idea on Pinterest. I would love to link to the person who came up with this idea, but there is no blog linked to the picture. If this is your idea, please let me know so that I can give credit where it is due!

Anyway, here is what we made..
grandparents gift pot holders

Sorry about the cell phone picture!

All I did was get a couple of pot holders from Dollar Tree. I already had the white paint. I painted the girls’ hands white and pressed them down once on each pot holder. After they dried, I added the year, “Helping hands” and their initials by their handprints. Easy peasy! And the Grandma’s loved them. :)

Did you make anything for Grandparent’s day? Or did you not know about it?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A new season of life..

August 10th started a new season of life for me. Gone are the days of me being at home with my girls all day. Now I am one of the Moms the parent pick up line every morning and afternoon. I go to parent meetings and volunteer at the girls’ school. At first I was sad that I would have to give up so much time with my “babies”, but now I am loving it. I get a little bit of time to myself each day (forgot that existed!!) and everything that comes with having kids in school is fun for me!

Here is a picture from the girls’ first day of school:
abbysfirst day

And here is what we made for their teachers on the first day:
abbysfirst day-2

The girls both LOVE their teachers and school. They are making friends.. Micheal and I are so proud of them. :) One of my favorite parts of the day is hearing about what they did at school and seeing what pretty picture/projects they brought home that day!

Well, that’s all from me today. I will be back soon with a craft that the girls and I did recently. :)

Thank for stopping by!!

You guys.. I am here!!

It’s been a long (almost) 2 months without my blog!! My blog “went away” for a little bit. My domain name was up after a year. Before I could renew it, someone bought it out from under me. I found out that it was WAY too much trouble to try and get it back! One of the steps involved using a fax machine and that is not happening, haha! SO, for now, I am back to using the good ‘ol blogspot name. It’s free, and I’m fine with it.

Just wanted to update you and let you know that I am back (and so excited)!! :)

I will have an actual post soon!