I get a lot of questions about how I get pictures with both of my boys paying attention to the camera at the same time. Here are a few things that have worked for me. Let me start off by saying this: I’m not above bribery! It’s no easy task getting the picture I envision if Walt is having a “toddler” day, but with a lot of trial and error, I’ve figured out a few things that work amazingly (most of the time).
This recipe is so easy, healthy, and good! I can prepare it and have it ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Fast, healthy meals for my family? Yes, please! I’m no chef, so I’m very proud to say that I came up with this one completely on my own, with no added help from Pinterest.
I started making this when Walt was first starting solids. He had a hard time adjusting to certain textures. He would eat ground meats, but not sliced meats. He would eat rice but didn’t want any kind of traditional pasta. I tried orzo, a pasta which looks like a rice, and he loved it. Mom win! This recipe is also only 320 calories per serving and packed with protein. Perfect for bikini season, haha. I added a nutrition chart at the end of this post. Hope you guys like it! It’s certainly a favorite around my house!
I have had a TON of questions about my blog. Not just about how I created it, but why I created it as well. I decided to write a post to explain a few things.
Taking this blogging journey was scary, to say the least, but so worth it. Being a stay at home mama is seriously something that I’m so passionate about. I truly feel blessed that Davis works as hard as he does for us to be able to do that. I know being a stay at home mom isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s a dream come true. Being a mommy is my passion. My life revolves around my kids and I live every day for them and Davis. With that being said, a stay at home mama is, at times, also a very lonely job. Having no adult contact some days can drive me crazy. Thankfully Walt is starting to have full conversations so I can give the birds a rest (JK). My goal with this blog is to inspire other mamas to see the fun side of mom life. I love being inspired by other mamas through social media, and I hope that I can inspire people as well.
Bathing suit season is just around the corner (or already here where I live), but I just can’t help myself when Easter rolls around and those delicious Reese’s peanut butter eggs come out. I truly have an addiction to them! When we pass the display at Target that ALWAYS has bags of Reese’s in it, Walt likes to yell out as loud as he can “there’s mommy’s snack”. Haha, embarrassing. I know. Instead of buying a (giant) pack this year, I decided to try to make some myself. These turned out so good. I mean seriously… they are SO good! I already had every ingredient I needed for the recipe at home except for one, so it was super easy! They also take very little prep work time, which is a big win for busy mamas like me.
I started thinking about Walt’s first birthday party before he was even born. When we were in Africa we decided we were ready to become parents. We had such a peace about it and knew the time was right. So, what better theme for a first birthday party than a Safari? Of course, I went straight to Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a bunch of great DIY ideas for his party!
I have always loved chalkboards. When I was a kid, I would get so excited when my teacher would call on me to go to the chalkboard to answer a question. When I heard about chalkboard paint, I knew I had to have that for my boys. While doing some research to figure out how I wanted to create the chalkboard, I found out about magnetic primer. We don’t have a magnetic refrigerator, so I knew I wanted something for Walt to be able to play with all his magnetic letters and numbers on. This was perfect! I was a little nervous about how well it would actually work, but I figured it was worth a shot.
Snickerdoodle cookies are my absolute favorite! This recipe was actually the first “made from scratch” cookies I ever attempted. They are really easy, hard to mess up, and a definite crowd pleaser. I’ve even gotten so confident in my snickerdoodle skills that I bake them for people at my husband’s office during the holidays.
I have the recipe pinned on my Pinterest, so I can’t take credit for this deliciousness. It’s from Cookies and Cups, and I can’t begin to explain how happy I am that I found her amazing page! My sweet Walt goes a little cookie crazy every time I make them because he wants a “big” and not a “little”. Boys… I’m really in trouble when Oliver gets to the cookie eating stage. I will have to start hiding a couple for myself!