4.18.2015

Homemaking Bundle Coming SOON!!

Happy Saturday, y'all! I used to try to share a recap of our week in pictures on Saturday, but the last few weeks have been CRAZY!! I'm hoping to get back in that habit after we move, but today I wanted to stop in and remind you about an upcoming sale you don't want to miss out on!


If you've been around the blogosphere long, you've probably seen these eBook bundles before. They're seriously such a great deal! This bundle is geared toward homemaking, and I can't wait to get my hands on the books and resources included! I've purchases similar bundles in the past, and the wealth of information included has been a help during different seasons of life!

I can't tell you everything in this bundle yet, but there are scads of eBooks that will help you in your homemaking journey! The books range from cleaning to DIY, faith to finances, homeschooling to marriage... Seriously. There's something for everyone. AND the total value of this bundle is over $1200.00! I'll have more details, book titles, and more Monday morning, so set your alarm!

Until then, enjoy your weekend!

4.16.2015

How to NOT Lose Baby Socks to the Laundry Monster

I have to confess something. Please don't throw anything at me when you read this. In the almost five years my husband and I have been married, we have NEVER lost a sock. Except that one time we left one at his mom's house when visiting. But she mailed it to us, so that doesn't count.

Anyway.

Having a baby could have made the task of NOT losing socks more challenging. I mean, HAVE YOU SEEN HOW SMALL THEY ARE?! Seriously. And the laundry monster is a real thing. He lives in the little holes of your washing machine and eats socks when you're not looking. Not to mention that if your baby is anything like mine, you need suspenders or rubber bands to keep those puppies on their little feet! Hannah is constantly kicking them off.

How to NOT Lose Baby Socks to the Laundry Monster

Well, I have the solution for you... How to NOT lose baby socks to said laundry monster. Are you ready for it? It's revolutionary, really...

How to NOT Lose Baby Socks to the Laundry Monster

Sometime around year two or three of our marriage, I realized I could purchase inexpensive mesh bags for washing my nylons... That saved the day with them {if you wear them, you know they are way too fragile to be washed outside of a bag!}, but when I was expecting Hannah, I had a thought. What if I used a mesh bag to corral her little socks?! Seriously. It was the best idea I had for keeping her little socks from becoming lunch. Or dinner.

I also used a mesh bag to wash my reusable nursing pads, and now I'm using one to wash Hannah's bibs in {they have velcro... another laundry nemesis}.

Anyway. I just wanted to stop in and share this little tip with you... Hope it was a help!

I also wanted to give y'all a head's up about an upcoming deal... The Ultimate {Homemaking} bundle will be available SOON!! Like Monday soon! Mark your calendar to come back here Monday morning to purchase yours!!! Yay!

4.13.2015

Meal Plan Mondays {{Calling for YOUR Help!}}

Well, lovelies! As you may or may not have noticed, it's been quite a while since I last shared a meal plan with you. I like to think it's because I've been too busy to blog, but, while that does play a part, the bigger reason is because I haven't been meal planning. Eek! We've been eating, but I've fallen in a rut. I really hate to admit this, but I often look at the clock at 4:30 and think, "OH NO! I don't know what we're having for dinner yet!" This is where you come into play... I'd love for you to share a link to a quick, yummy recipe with me! Would you mind?! This mama needs some fresh {inexpensive} ideas! Puhhhh-leeeeaaaase!!!!


Here's a quick meal idea list for this week...
Monday: Grilled Hamburgers with Potato Salad
Tuesday: Taco Style Stuffed Shells with Corn
Wednesday: Easy Chicken, Potatoes and Green Beans
Thursday: Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Friday: Turkey Pot Pie
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Chicken Enchilada Soup

Okay. Your turn... What's on your menu this week?! Share in the comments below!!

4.12.2015

Motivational Monday {{04.12.15}}

Happy Sunday, lovelies! Did y'all have a great week? It's been feeling more and more like Spring in our neck of the woods, so that's been nice! We finally finished all of the major work at our house, and let me tell you, it's been SOOO wonderful to have my husband back! He worked so incredibly hard on our new house, and we missed him. We've enjoyed extra family time this week, and I'm looking forward to a new "normal," though normal doesn't tend to run in our family...

I digress.

We're hoping to make the big move in a week or two... There are some final loose ends being tied up before we move in, but we can't wait to get our stuff moved in and unpacked! Plus we get to "decorate" our new home, and we're super excited about that!! Caleb's been doing some online window shopping, and it's fun to have a home to make ours. I can't wait to share pictures.

Anyway. We're here for a party, aren't we?! Let's get to it! As always, here are your Motivational Monday co-hosts! I'd love for you to hop around and "introduce" yourself to each of them... They'd love to "meet" you too!

Burlap and Babies
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4.06.2015

Hannah Update {{Seven Months Old}}

My baby is seven months old... I wrote in my planner "How is that even possible?!" I can't believe seven months have passed since our sweet Hannah entered this world. It's been so wonderful, and, truth be told, I don't really remember life before Hannah was part of our family. Here's a little update on our little one!


Eating: Well, little one, we have ventured more into the world of solid food. Or mushed solid food! You've eaten rice cereal {since adding other foods, you've begun to protest!}. You really like sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, bananas, and as I type, Daddy is feeding you peas!! You're saying "mmmmm" after every bite, and it's absolutely adorable! I've also given you some puffs, and you figured out how to put them in your mouth on your own! You're still nursing four or five times a day {and once at night}, and you're drinking from a big person cup when we give  you water! Yum!


Sleeping: We had a slight regression in sleep this month, but I know it's because our schedule has been nonexistent, and you've had little teeth working on popping through. You generally go to bed around 10:00, and you like to get up first thing in the morning. We're working on that rising early thing. Mama doesn't love getting up early. Once we move, I plan to get you on a better routine... Maybe bedtime around 8:00 and up at 8:00? I know it'll take a while to get you sleeping twelve hours, but a mama can dream, right?! When do kids sleep that long? I think I read that they can. Hmm. Time to do some more reading! Oh, you're pretty good at going to bed on your own if we do our bedtime routine, but again, life has been so chaotic that it doesn't happen every night. Can't. wait. until. we. move. Seriously.


Milestones: I feel like it's been a big month around here! You got to meet your grandpa, uncle, great-grandpa, and more family this month; and you had a great time with them!! You had no problem warming up to them, and you loved the extra attention! You had TWO teeth pop through this weekend... Thankful for them both breaking skin at once! Yay!! You also started saying "mamamama" this weekend, and you say "babababa" too! We're working on "Daddy," and your dad is so cute trying to get you to say "Daddy." You're funny because he'll say, "Say, 'Mama,'" and you say, "Mama." Then he'll say, "Say, 'Daddy,'" and you say, "Mama." Make my heart melt. We'll work on it, Dad. Really, we will. You're also sitting upright {not just leaning}, and you're army crawling all. over. the. place. We can't keep you still!


Clothing: You're in 6-9 month clothing for the most part... You haven't grown a ton this last month, but that's alright with me!! You do seem to be tall because several of your dresses barely cover your bottom. Hmm. We'll have to work on that. *Smile*


Diapers: You're still doing great with cloth diapers... You haven't moved sizes since last month, but that's also alright with me! We actually just finished all of the disposables we were given before you were born... We've been using mostly cloth, but we also use disposables when it's convenient. I'm so thankful for all the diapers we were given!


Social Interaction: You LOVE people. You absolutely love when others give you attention... And people really love you! It's cute when the little kids from church come around to say hello to "Baby Nana." Actually, a couple of weeks ago you were sitting on the floor with Mama and we had a circle of little girls from church around you. Quite sweet.


Teeth: I mentioned this before, but you've got two little teeth now! They're barely there, but they're there! Last week was a little rough with extra fussiness, but they're through! Yay!! Now we can have steak for dinner. Yum!


Likes: You like to play with Mama and Daddy. You LOVE to be sung to. You like to stand up, be held, snuggle {for a couple of minutes right after you wake up}, and sung to. You also love food and crawling around the house. You also like to be sung to. I know I've mentioned that three times. You really like to sing with Mama and Daddy. Maybe it's because we both love to sing so much, and we sang a bunch before you were even born? Hmmm. Oh, and you like bath time again... Yay!


Dislikes: You don't like to be told no. Or when I take something from you that you shouldn't have. Yep. You're already showing that sin nature. Yowza! You seem to be a little grumpy if you don't get enough sleep {that might come from me?}, and you prefer staying in the tub where the water is warm!


Again, little one. We love you more than words can say. Mama and Daddy are so thankful for you, and you bring so much joy to our lives!! We love you to the moon... And back!