Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

#2 of The 12 Post of Christmas

  Well hello there!   I hope you all enjoyed the first installment of The Veronica Blog and FromJtoZ Christmas colab.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, here ya go! It has been a little while since my last post.  I had been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations.  And then my little baby boy turned THREE on Black Friday so we had his birthday party on Saturday.  So I was busy with that.  I’m not really sure what’s happened to the last week and a half, but it just hit me that there are only 2 1/2 weeks until […]

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When all else fails…COOKIES!!!

Oh my!  Could it be true?  Could my last post really be a month and a half ago???  I know I’m not the every-day-blogger, but that just seems like a long time. A lot has happened in that month and a half, so I’m not surprised that the blog got left out.  I will spare you the details, and just pick up like where I left off. I was “challenged” by a friend of mine to do a #write31days challenge.  Where I would publish a blog post every day for 31 days.  I accepted the challenge…over a week ago.  Who […]

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General, Mommy Stuff

Throwback Thursday 08/21/2014

Today’s #tbt is Ayden’s very first RAYS game.  Well first, if you don’t count the Spring Training game we attended when I was pregnant (before I found out I was pregnant) and the regular season game after I found out. It was an afternoon game (the only kind that made sense to go to with a 9month old baby. We were able to take Grandpa with us (Berk’s dad, his mom had to work). It was a very interesting trip for me as I had to pump in the back seat so that I didn’t have to take Ayden anywhere […]

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Danish Kringlers

As a kid, I have a very very fond memory of kringlers.  And as I learned more about them, my love for them grew. Brief background (I’ll try to keep it brief)…I was born in Michigan.  We moved to Florida when I was about 4 1/2.  Unfortunately, we didn’t make it back to Michigan all that often.  Only for major events (weddings, family reunions, 100th birthdays, etc).  There was one special trip that we made at Christmas and I remember vividly the kringler tin.  To my recollection, the kringlers were always kept in a round cookie tin.  Most likely a […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Mommy Stuff

New and Improved Budget Binder

The old one….. I put this binder together in early 2013 after I took over paying the bills.  I needed something a little more than just putting bills in a bucket and risking not getting something paid on time.  It made my brain crazy to do it that way.  So I set off to print each month from iCalendar.  I created dividers out of scrapbook cardstock, packing tape, and “labels” that I just printed and cut out.  This helped tremendously to help me know when to pay what.  Also, I kept the bills for the year in case I needed […]

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My First…First Aid Kit

I’m actually not sure if this is a “first aid kit” or just a way to organize my mess of first aid components. I didn’t take a picture of all of this mess under my bathroom sink because, well, ain’t nobody wanna see that!  Just know that it was both in and around the designated drawer for first aid things.  I also found that I had a full big box of band-aids that I didn’t know I had.  So there was more than one reason for creating this First Aid Kit. To Organize my first aid stuff. To have something […]

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Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Avocado Ranch Dressing

I am not very experienced in the making of homemade dressings.  I have experimented with the oil/vinegar types that we put sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in.  I have done different variations of that, but it’s pretty simple.  And I just put different flavors (or the same) to get the taste I want.  But for something like a ranch dressing, I had no idea what to do.  So of course, I looked to Pinterest.  Then I remembered that Clinton Kelly on The Chew mentioned that he had a recipe on their website.  So that’s where I got my main idea.  I […]

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I think…(that’s a lie, I know) I have the cutest kid in the whole entire world!

I know I know, every mom thinks (knows) they have the cutest kid in the world.  And they do.  But I just have to share a snippet of why I think (know) my kid is the cutest. Ayden is 2 years, 2 months, and 13 days old.  There are some days where he is definitely a TWO-YEAR-OLD!  But mostly, he’s just cute with a touch of the TWOs.  He’s been talking for quite some time, but I am just in awe at how much clearer it is getting.  I am also amazed at how much he understands.  I used to […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Christmas Recap – Crafty Edition

Above, you will see a LOT of pictures of all things crafty from this past Christmas. When Ayden was born (November 2011), I did not go back to work.  Berkley and I were bringing in about the same income so that means we cut our income in half!  By Christmas 2012, I was trying to see if I could decrease our Christmas gift spending without sacrificing gifts.  (Yes, I know that Christmas isn’t all about the gifts, but I think part of what I gained from this experience helped to look at gift giving differently).  So, I decided to make […]

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