Monday, October 25, 2010

Coraline Carys

soooo I had another baby ... like 6 months ago. and i've never posted anything about her on my blog, how sad. I love you miss coraline carys! she was born april 30th, 5 lbs 14 oz. she is such a happy baby.

Monday, July 27, 2009

finley loves to swing

more old pictures of finley ... she's just too darn cute!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

finley loves to suck on baby feet

finley loves to suck on baby feet ... whether they are hers or a baby doll. (and actually if she gets a hold of my feet, she'll suck on those too!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

recipe wednesday - microwave enchilada casserole

it's summertime and i was craving enchiladas, but i didn't want to fire up my oven. to the rescue ... my MICROWAVE. oh how i love cooking in the microwave! (i took a recipe and changed a bunch of stuff ... ENJOY!)
makes: 4 servings
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions (robby requested more next time)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
(add some: garlic powder, oregano, cumin, onion powder ... sorry i didn't measure these)
8 corn tortillas
1 can (4.25 oz) sliced olives (although robby says to add another)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1. microwave meat and onions in a 2 quart microwave dish on HIGH for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring every 2 minutes. drain.
2. stir in tomato sauce, water and spices. microwave for 5-9 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring every 4 minutes. transfer to a bowl.
3. place 2 tortillas in 2 quart microwave dish; top with layers of one quarter each of meat sauce, olives and cheese. repeat layers 3 times. microwave 2-5 minutes or until heated through. let it stand for 5 minutes. top with sour cream ... and chopped tomatoes would be FABULOUS!
next time i think i'll try adding a can of refried or some other kind of beans and more spices ... i didn't measure them, but it needed more!

Friday, June 05, 2009

aidan loves to share

aidan loves to share with his sister ... and sharing all his yo gabba gabba characters is a BIG deal!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

finley loves baby cereal

finally ... i have been trying for awhile, but fin has finally decided that she'll eat solid foods!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

recipe wendesday - homemade green cleaners

***homemade cleaning recipes (via down to earth)
***natural cleaning recipes (via green living ideas)
how to make a non-toxic cleaning basket (via care2)
non-toxic home cleaning (via earth easy)
non-toxic cleaning recipes (via women an environment)
green cleaning recipes with natural ingredients (via the daily green)
diy houshold cleaners (via the green guide)
do-it-yourself cleaners (via better home & gardens)
gorgeously green all-purpose spray
32 ounce plastic spray bottle (recycled)
2 cups water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tsp pure castile soap
3/4 cup hydrogren peroxide
20 drops tea tree oil
20 drops lavender or lemongrass essential oil (lavender is lovely for the bathroom and lemongrass for the kitchen)
simply fill a large 32-ounce plastic spray bottle with the water. add the vinegar, castile soap, hydrogren peroxide, tea tree oil and essential oil.
suitable for acrylic, ceramic tile, wood, marble and granite.
green window cleaner spray
3 Tbsp vinegar
1/3 tsp pure liquid vegetable soap (like castile soap)
2 cups water
pour each ingredient into a recycled spray bottle.
veggie cleaner spray
1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp baking soda
20 drops grapefruit seed extract
combine all ingredients in a spray bottle with a pump. spray mixture on produce, and rinse thoroughly after 5-10 minutes.