Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Before I had my daughter, as I imagined and felt myself holding her so realistically that it was some times painful to come back to reality! To "wake up" and not have her there. As I would lay there, day dreaming about her, I would put so much feeling into those dreams that I could actually feel myself holding her in my arms. I had never wanted anything like I wanted to have a little girl, someone to dress up, fix her hair and all the little girl stuff.
I really and so grateful for my boys but I knew my family would never be complete till I had my little girl. And now I have her!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Before I had my daughter, I guess you could say that I was a bit obsessed with having a girl. I did every gender diet I could find, I took cranberry pills, I drank so much milk that it literally made me sick just to look at it! Most of all though I imagined holding a tiny baby dressed in pink pajamas.
You have to believe that you will get what ever it is that you are asking for. Say thank you for what ever it is. Every night as I would imagine myself holding my little daughter I would say "thank you for my girl, thank you for my girl" I know it seems sort of funny but after having 3 boys I was so desperate for a girl I would try anything, and well, something worked!
Monday, December 7, 2009
To know exactly what you want you need to figure out what you are greatful for now, then go from there any decide what you want to change in your life. Is money important to you? Is having a specific experience important? What about a certain career? Education? Friends? Before you can ask for what you want you have to know what it is that you really want. According to The Secret and the laws of attraction, how the how isn't important, just the what, the how's will work themselves out later.
To learn more about the laws of attraction there are multiple free sources. You can search the internet, go to your local library and check out materials, you can also talk to people who understand and apply the principles of the law of attraction to thier lives every day.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Need a laugh today? Just call the Nestle Crunch Hot line at 1-800-295-0051. When you are asked if you want to continue in English or Spanish, just wait quietly for about 10 seconds and you will smile. Promise! (if you comment on this after listening, don't give away the surprise) keep going and press 4 listen to the options....then press 7, hilarious!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Life is a precious thing. Don't take it for granted any more.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
And, she was so happy to be walking! She loved it up there! Next summer we'll have to go up in the mountains more often.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Step 2: Stick them in a blender and blend on high till smooth consistency.
Pour into large skillet, add 2 to 3 cups of water or chicken broth. Cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes to enhance flavor. If you're using water you will want to add chicken flavor. I like this one the best for all Mexican style cooking. (you can get it at just about any store in the international foods aisle.) Step 3: Take about 10 dry corn tortillas per person and break them into chip sizes. To dry the tortillas you can either leave them out overnight to air dry (preferred method) or you can stick them in a 250 degree oven till dry, be sure to make single layers only to ensure even drying. I prefer the Guerrero brand white corn tortillas. (Flour tortillas do not work for this)
I've never seen anyone use tortilla chips from the store so I wouldn't recommend even trying it.
Step 4: Heat a large frying pan or skillet with about 1/2 inch of oil. Fry the tortillas till golden brown (be careful not to burn them though)
Step 5: Mix the tomato broth with the fried chips. Cook till chips are tender.
This step is not something that you can do ahead of time. If you do they will get very soggy.
Garnish with cheese, chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream. ( I used grated mozzarella cheese but the best for this is Queso Fresco, a crumbly Mexican cheese)
Now doesn't that look good! Enjoy!
I forgot to add that if you want it spicy boil 1 or jalapenos with the tomatoes.
Catherine, We also add fried eggs on top for breakfast too.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Making water color paint:
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 tablespoon glycerin
plastic bottle caps or paint pans, or styrofoam egg carton
red, yellow and blue food coloring
1.Mix vinegar and baking soda together in a small bowl.
2.When mixture stops foaming, add cornstarch and glycerin, mixing well.
3.Pour mixture into bottle caps or paint pans
4.Add several drops of a different food coloring to each pan or cap or carton cup. Stir until the color is well-mixed. Be sure to add plenty of coloring, since the tint will lighten upon drying. Mix primary colors to make secondary colors. For intense colors, try kool-aid or food coloring paste (Wilton makes great food coloring pastes).
5.Let set overnight to harden.
This makes a good substitute for purchased watercolor sets, but tends to be more powdery.
Contributed By www.frugal-moms.com
I found the recipe here.
Friday, September 18, 2009
They say it's best to pick the flowers in the mornings while they are still big and before the bees come out. If you get the ones in the long stems it doesn't interfere with how many squashes you get. The ones with the bulbs underneath are the ones that turn into squash. Eat the petals only, take off the stems and pistols.
They have a great nutty flavor! Wash and keep in a bowl of water or in the fridge. Use within a few days.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So, yeah, that was the last of it.... Almost anyway. She is now completely weaned during the days but does still nurse a bit at night. I'm now working on getting her weaned in the nights. We're working on her going back to sleep but you know how it is, when it's 2 AM and you've already been awakened 5 times by a baby crying for milk, that's when I cave in and take her to my bed. She's happy and I'm, well, I'm sleeping. But, this weekend I will have my husband able to help me out since he won't need to wake up early for work. So, hopefully, if things go as planned Thursday night will be her very last beloved milk.
Now, she still has the option of taking a bottle, sippy cup, or (her favorite) being spoon fed the milk so it's not like she has to go completely on nothing. She just won;t get a spoon at night because I will be asleep and she will be in bed with both a bottle and a cup!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Ok, if you haven't heard all about this you can go to my hair blog to get the full explanation on how it all came out.
(I didn't want to write all this twice so I just copy and pasted from my hair blog to this.)
Well, right now I certainly have a lot to be positive about. I have started a line of all natural lotions and perfumes. I had a store ask for samples of my products! It's not a huge nation wide chain but this store is in 6 states and has almost 30 locations! This would be a huge deal to me! I am sure that when they get the samples and see the quality and care I put into every bottle of lotion they will put them in the stores!
I am also very greatful for my kids. I have 3 wonderful boys and a precious daughter who means everything to me! I love my boys dearly but having a girl is just so much fun. She's just starting to walk, will be turning 1 in less than 2 weeks and is just so stinking adorable!
Next month my oldest will be going into second grade and my second in Kindergarten.
I have a lot of friends in my neighborhood, live very close to a wonderful park, and within a few hours of some of the country's most beautiful national parks.
I am very greatful for my family's health. My kids all LOVE thier vegies! It's normally the meats that I have to fight them to eat! They know at a young age the importance of eating healthy foods and geting good exercize.
Right now though, most importantly, I still have my home! (because of a terrible mortgage company we've had a few close calls.) Maybe it's not as nice and fancy as what other prople have, or as I would like it to be, but it's mine! There's nothing a few plants outside and a few gallons of paint can't fix!
I can't end this post without mentioning my husband either. He really is a wonderful man and father.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We started on Monday. It has been a very traumatic time for her. Monday, it took hours to get her down for a nap, and to sleep at night. She's not used to going to sleep without nursing so it was a very long night for both of us. After about an hour I had no choice but to put her in her bed because she just wouldn't stop pulling on my shirt. Her dad picked her up and she was sleeping within 10 minutes!
Day 2, yesterday, she started out pretty bad, a very emotional day for her. But by night, I gave her milk in a cup (regular because that was the only way she would drink it) and sat with her in the rocking chair. It took a total of about 15 minutes to get her to sleep! It was amazing! She didn't fight to nurse or anything!
Now, she is still nursing at night this week. Next week we will start nursing every other time she wakes up (she still normally wakes up 3 to 4 times a night!) and then every night take away 1 feeding till she is (hopefully) sleeping all night without waking up, or accepting a bottle or sippy cup with milk. Whichever comes first.
I am so excited to be done! Maddie is my last baby so that means my body finally belongs solely to me!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The other day I made a pot roast soup in the crock pot. Here's how it works!
Pot of soup with grease spots.
Drop in the napkin or paper towel
Leave it just till it soaks the grease (only a few seconds)
Pull it out
Just look at the difference!
Repeat if needed.