Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
You inspire me to become a mom, blogger and all around pleasant person to read about. How do you find time to do it all??? (From a WB lurker!)
First, that is so so sweet! Thank you very much! You really made my day with this question :) This "ask me anything" box is fun!
I don't really find time to do all the things I want to do. I have big aspirations a lot of the time to get a million things done in one day (clean, cook, blog, go for walks, run errands, garden, etc etc etc) but I always fall short. I try and spend a bit of time updating my blog and surfing around for new ideas when H sleeps. Some weeks, I am on top of things, but most of the time I am playing catch up.
I am also struggling with limiting the time I spend on the computer, since sometimes I feel like I am sucked into an internet vortex and all of a sudden I have wasted hours! Spending time with friends and being outside rejuvenates me, and I am trying to get out and about more now that the weather is nice!
This is probably not the answer you were looking for.....but I don't know anyone that has truly found the time to do it "all". All I know is that finding time to spend with my Hubs and baby H is my top priority, which is why I don't blog on weekends anymore!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
It's cold and rainy today, so naturally I am going to write about sunscreen!
- Cover up with protective clothing, tightly woven but loose-fitting, and a sun hat.
- Make shade with a stroller’s canopy or hood. If you can’t sit in a shady spot, put up an umbrella.
- Avoid midday sun — take walks in the early morning or late afternoon.
- Follow product warnings for sunscreen on infants under 6 months old – Most manufacturers advise against using sunscreens on infants or urge parents and caregivers to consult a doctor first. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that small amounts of sunscreen can be used on infants as a last resort when shade can’t be found.
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate)
Added insect repellent
Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX
SPF above 50+
Water-resistant for beach, pool & exercise
SPF 30+ for beach & pool
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Pioneer Woman's Mac & Cheese
- 4 cups Dried Macaroni
- 1 whole Egg Beaten
- ¼ cups (1/2 Stick Or 4 Tablespoons) Butter
- ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
- 2-½ cups Whole Milk
- 2 teaspoons (heaping) Dry Mustard, More If Desired
- 1 pound Cheese, Grated
- ½ teaspoons Salt, More To Taste
- ½ teaspoons Seasoned Salt, More To Taste
- ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
- Optional Spices: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Thyme
Cook macaroni until very firm. Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot. Drain.
In a small bowl, beat egg.
In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly. Don’t let it burn.
Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick. Reduce heat to low.
Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Whisk together till smooth.
Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth.
Add in cheese and stir to melt.
Add salt and pepper. Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.
Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
Serve immediately (very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.
We spent Saturday afternoon out at Trail's End Grass Fed Beef Farm and had such a great time with the animals and the very kind ranchers. Hunter is starting solids soon and of course we want nothing but the best for the little guy.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Will you think I'm crazy if I tell you I actually loved giving birth? It was such an accomplishment for a wimpy girl like moi, and with the support of my amazing husband and midwives, it was everything I had hoped for.
Monday, May 17, 2010
We have a winner! Lucky #10 - Jennifer. She wrote:
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I am SO excited for our family shoot today with Michelle Wells. I love her playful style and can't wait to see a picture of the 3 of us. Can you believe we only have two family pictures from the last 5 months? I'll let you know when there are some teasers of us up on her blog!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Ok, Ok.....it's not as dramatic as it sounds. I am getting a "do-over" Mother's Day this weekend and we did have a nice breakfast together....but it was not the first Mother's Day I had imagined in my head. Darn man colds always seem to ruin everything around our house!