Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something something something cast the first stone.

I had a thought today, scary at best, but a thought none the less. It hit me while I was on my way home from work. There is at least one song, movie, book, ect that a man or woman loves to listen to, watch, read, ect in private but completely denounces it in front of another living soul.

I've known my movie (Pretty Woman) for a long time and in the past I would watch it alone frequently. Tonight I found my song. I never thought I would like a song from the daughter of the mullet wearing achy-breaky-heart redneck himself. For those who don't know I'm talking about Miley Cyrus (Party in the USA).

Poke fun, call me names, do what ever you want but only after you think if you have a song, movie, book, ect that you are ashamed of. You know you have one! Everyone has one! EVERYONE! I hope everyone can publicly admit their secret little pleasure. It is quite liberating. And if you cant, something something something cast the first stone! :D


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fuzzi bunz

Yesterday was our first day using our fuzzi bunz cloth diapers! Every other diaper change I used a cloth diaper, and I was at my parents house so I didn't want to have to haul around the messy cloth diapers since I don't have a wet bag for them yet. She didn't seem to mind the change and they seem to fit pretty good. We only had one blow out, so I cinched up the side elastic to make them a little more snug. They are such cute diapers, I hope they work out I am excited to use them and hopefully save money on diapers and creams for rashes. She hasn't hadn't any rashes yet thank goodness hopefully she never gets one! I will post a picture of her in her cute little fuzzi bunz diaper as soon as I upload it to my computer but if you would like to check them out I bought them at, or you can just google fuzzi bunz. They are really nice and at kelly's closet you can get free shipping and I can always find a coupon code to get them a little cheaper! Anyway I will keep you all updated on how our cloth diaper adventure goes. So far so good, we are out of her disposable diapers that fit her so we will be doing just cloth diapers from here on out. Unless I hate it, then I will go buy more diapers and keep these as "food storage" not literally food but in case there is ever some major catastrophe and we can't get diapers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

3 Cheese pasta bake...

That is what we tried tonight. It was actually pretty good. I added a few extra things like salt, ham cut up and mozarella cheese. It was pretty tasty, it wasn't amazing but it was good. Here is the recipe:

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1 package (8 ounces) shredded two-cheese blend (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked and drained (about 4 cups)

1.Stir the soup, cheeses, milk and black pepper in a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Stir in the pasta.

2.Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

Jeb said he liked it and I did to so it was a success! I'm excited for some of the recipes for next week they sound really tasty! Sunday we are having a repeat recipe, it is Slow-Cooked Apricot Glazed Pork Roast it was so good! Yum
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Chicken Broth

1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 boneless pork loin roast (about 4 pounds)

1.Stir the broth, preserves, onion and mustard in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add the pork to the cooker, trimming to fit, if needed, and turn to coat.
2.Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until the pork is fork-tender.
 So good I recommend it!
By the way I'm not turning this blog into a recipe blog or cooking blog I'm just sharing my adventures with these new recipes. I've never felt like a great cook and it has been really fun making new recipes and have them turn out well! I enjoy being a stay at home mom, I feel like I have more time to focus on making dinner and cleaning the house and other stuff. I don't feel like I'm hurrying home from work to throw something together real quick (not that there is anything wrong with that). That's what I used to do, I wouldn't really plan out what to make so we usually ate alot of repeat stuff!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New recipes

So this past month I have been trying new recipes! We were getting bored with the same old stuff, I guess I had gotten comfortable cooking what I knew would turn out and tast good. I have been getting my recipes from and so far what we have tried has been really great. There have been maybe a couple that we didn't love. Tonight I made Pennsylvania Dutch Ham & Noodle Casserole I messed up the recipe even though I read it over and over again. Well I read some of the reviews and a lady had said she added milk to make it a little better so I added milk to see if I could save it. I really didn't want to have to throw out all that food. Well I saved it, it was eatable (I think that's a word) Jeb said he really liked it (it had extra sharp cheddar cheese in it, his favorite). I didn't like it as much as he did. So I ate a little bit and tried to enjoy it but couldn't, so I made a peanut and jelly sandwhich for myself! One of our favorites is there cheesy chicken enchiladas! They are so good!! The recipe makes enough for us to eat for like 3 days. Which is good because Jeb LOVES them and will take them to work for lunch. He loves that I am trying all these new recipes which is good because he is willing to try them all and decide if they are good enough to make again!
I've decided that I'm going to post about these new recipes we are trying and report how we liked them and what I added to make them tastier or if I just followed the recipe to a T.
Last sunday we blessed Ahnika, it was such a beautiful blessing and she looked beautiful in her blessing dress, her dress is so pretty! She laughed during the whole blessing it was so adorable. Yes yes I know I have the most adorable baby!! ;) I'm a proud mama, I know!
Well goodbye for now, I will let you know how tomorrows receipe goes!
Oh and I have been making a meal calendar so we know what we are having for the week. It really helps me when I go grocery shopping and when I need to start making dinner I don't have to stand in the pantry wondering what on earth I should cook!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I found this interesting...

I found this article interesting. I guess I am one of those housewife bloggers. Lol! I don't think I make my life sound picture perfect though. Usually I just put on my other blog the different activities we as a family do, so it probably does sound like everything is so wonderful and life is perfect but life isn't always exciting and wonderful but who wants to read about someone elses woes, life is hard enough. Well I guess sometimes it is good to read about other peoples problems because it makes me realize the problems I'm facing aren't that bad. I am happy to be a stay at home mom, I have to let my boss know if I am coming back to work or not, I'm supposed to let them know today or as soon as possible. I really really want to stay at home and be with my baby but then I worry maybe I should go back to work. For now I'm planning on staying at home.

Wow look at me, two posts in one day!!

Frustrations of a breastfeeding mom.

I am breastfeeding my beautiful baby girl, who is such a good baby and I am so glad she is mine! I just love her to pieces. She is so much fun! So about my frustration... for the first 8 weeks Ahnika breast fed like a champ. But then for some reason she started only eating from one breast during a feeding and it didn't matter how hard I tried she wouldn't eat from the other breast. And she would get mad and freak out if I tried to get her to eat more. :( I would have to alternate breasts and be lopsided for the next few hours until she ate again. But at night if I was lucky I could get her to eat on both breasts and have a full feeding, which makes me happy when she does that cause it means she will sleep longer. Well this past week she has been fighting me and refusing to eat at all ugh. So I would think well maybe she isn't quite hungry enough to eat yet, then I would lay her down and she would act hungry and cry. So we would try the whole process again. But she would still fight me even though she was hungry. Finally she would latch on after I pretty much shoved my boob down her throat. Sorry that sounds awful. Anyway after she latched on she would relax and eat and I could get her to eat on both breasts. But each time she wanted to eat it was the same thing a big traumatic experience.
One night I just broke down and bawled because I felt rejected by my own child and it was like 3 in the morning so I was really tired. After I calmed down and was determined to get her to eat she latched on and then went back to bed. A few times when Jeb was home he would hold her head still so I could get my breast to her mouth and then she would finally latch on and realize that she did want to eat and start eating. Well after having Jeb hold her head a couple of times she started latching on by herself with out needing to be fought with. I don't think she liked him holding her head. Which I felt bad that we had to do that, he didn't hold her head real hard just enough that I could get her to latch on. I need 3 hands sometimes. I promise we aren't being mean parents, we are just trying to get her to eat. It's been about a week or so of this going on, But yesterday and today have been much better. She has actually been latching on without a fight, sometimes I can get her to eat on both sides without a problem but other times she refuses, so instead of fighting I figure she must have eaten enough. I have read that a baby can get a full feeding from one breast but it's important to offer both breast at each feeding. So that's what I do even if she refuses to eat more.
I am just glad she is over refusing to eat at all (at least I hope she is over it), I want to breastfeed her for at least a year. Jeb keeps telling me I'm doing a wonderful job, that I am a great mother and not to get frustrated. He is such a good husband, and I believe what he says but sometimes it is so hard not to get frustrated. Sometimes I would like to just give up and feed her a bottle, but I really don't want to give up yet she is only 3 well almost 4 months and I would really like her to receive breast milk a little longer. I hope this all makes sense. I feel like I've just been rambling.
If anyone has any suggestions/advice about breastfeeding I would love to hear it. Motherhood is so rewarding and I am so grateful for this opportunity I love my little girl so much! As I type she is laying by me falling asleep, she is so precious!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Year's Resolution!

So I was talking to Jeb about how I have been really lazy with this blog, so I am going to start updating it more often. My private blog is going to be about my family and be our family journal and this blog is going to be about other stuff. I'm not quite sure what exactly but I want to keep this blog up and I'm sure occasionally I will update about my family but it most likely will be about other things. Who knows i'm still trying to decide!! It may be about random things but hopefully it will be interesting to someone!  I wish I was a more creative writer, so hopefully throughout the year I can learn to become a creative writer and just a better writer all together. Anyway I will think of some good things to write about and start updating this blog!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Updated private blog!

Let me know if you want an invite to my private blog.