Friday, November 21, 2014

Project 365: #46

It's Friday!  Yahoo!  

Day 318:

Getting a jump on some Christmas shopping!

Day 319:

Leah colored the cute rainbow on the wall above her bed!

Day 320:

Enjoying her view of the morning <3

Day 321:

Just checking on her baby first thing in the morning!  Such a good little mama <3

Day 322:

This is what our living room looked like in the aftermath of organizing and separating the 31 orders!  The girls were watching Kipper on netflix while Leah and I put orders into bags.

Day 323:

Maggie with her teddy bear on National Teddy Bear Day!  She is wearing that particular outfit because it has the same colors as her bear :)

Day 324:

Gracie is entertaining Emma with finger puppets while Hannah and I visited!  Already trying out her babysitting skillz ;)

Have a great weekend!  

Oh and in case you missed recipes on Becky's Happy Table, here they are!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Becky's Happy Table

Are you all ready for this?!?!?!  Pretend I just said that in my introducing-the-home-team-players-announcer-voice.

I have a food blog...Becky's Happy Table!


I've had it since the beginning of October, actually.  I've waited until now to tell you so that I'd have a whole bunch of recipes for you to peruse and pin!

Here is an index of all of the recipes I've posted.

Be sure to click on the Aldi Tab to see all of the recipes I've posted that use only ingredients from Aldi!  There are a bunch, because I participated in the 31 Days challenge in October. This means that I posted every day in October around the same theme, and mine was, you guessed it, recipes that only use ingredients from Aldi!

A few things: 
  • I won't be posting recipes on my personal facebook account, so for updates, like Becky's Happy Table on facebook and you can be facebook official with my food blog :)
  • I'll do a quick round up of recipes at the bottom of my Project 365 posts.
  • It's my goal to post 3 times a week here and 3 times a week on Becky's Happy Table.  
Now, here's the best reason to check out the food blog!  I just posted my scone recipe!  

I don't mean to gush, but I haven't met a person who hasn't loved these scones!  Everyone in my family loves them which is really saying something, because I have some picky eaters over here!

A couple of questions for you:
  • Do you have a family favorite recipe I should try?  Send it my way!
  • What kind of recipes are you always on the lookout for?  Slow Cooker ones?  Easy side dishes?  Quick entrees?  I want to post recipes the you want to make!

So, pretty please, come check out Becky's Happy Table and don't forget to like it on facebook!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Project 365: #45

We had a full and fun week!  

Day 311:

Sleeping Sweetie!  She woke up at 1:10 and had to throw up :(  She made it to the toilet, brushed her teeth, and then laid in bed with me (Aaron was still gone).  She stayed there for like 10 minutes and asked to go back to her bed.  I gave her a bowl, and she made it to the next morning and woke up just fine.  Weirdest thing, but I was so grateful it was a tidy, one time sickness...especially because I was on my own.

Day 312:

We went to Hobby Lobby and got some canvases to paint.  It was so fun and relaxing!  The girls are getting to the age where painting isn't an epic disaster!  I'm going to put our canvases up in that blank space by the window, and I'll be sure to show them to you.

Day 313:

He's baaaaaaaack! Yay!  We celebrated Aaron's birthday on Sunday, complete with snickerdoodles, because he's not a cake guy :)

Day 314:

Doing all of the glamorous things like putting dishes away before bed...

Day 315:

Gracie is doing a fun craft with a cupcake liner surrounded by smiley faces :)  :)  :)

Day 316:

The mad rush to get all of the snow stuff ready before school!

Day 317:

Fun time visiting friends and eating cupcakes!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Menu

You may have noticed that I didn't have my act together enough to make an October menu.  I just did little weekly ones.  Life did go on, but I still enjoy the process of a monthly menu!

You'll notice that there's a lot of chicken in the first week.  I've decided that the girls have to get used to chicken more than they are now.  We'll see how that goes...

Saturday, November 1  Baked Ham and Swiss Malibu Chicken
Sunday, November 2  Sandwiches  Hot Dogs

Monday, November 3  Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Tuesday, November 4  Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday, November 5  Friends' House for Supper
Thursday, November 6  Grilled Cheese (salad for me)
Friday, November 7  Pizza

Saturday, November 8  Pancakes  Orchard Turkey Burgers
Sunday, November 9  Leftovers  Silly Cereal Supper

Monday, November 10  Baked Omelette 
Tuesday, November 11  Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce
Wednesday, November 12  Garlic Lime Chipotle Roast Chicken
Thursday, November 13  Turkey Black Bean Chili
Friday, November 14  Pizza
Saturday, November 15  Pancakes or Baked Oatmeal  Pasta al Forno
Sunday, November 16  Leftovers  Silly Cereal Supper

Monday, November 17  Chipotle Chicken Chowder (use meat from Wednesday)
Tuesday, November 18  Kalua Pork (make sliders?)
Wednesday, November 19  Honey Glazed Chicken
Thursday, November 20  Egg Sandwiches
Friday, November 21  Pizza
Saturday, November 22  Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes  Tacos
Sunday, November 23  Leftovers  Silly Cereal Supper

Monday, November 24  Creamy Corn Chowder
Tuesday, November 25  Sweet and Smokey Chipotle Pork Tacos
Wednesday, November 26  Scones, Yogurt, Fruit
Thursday, November 27  Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28  gone
Saturday, November 29  gone (don't rob my house, please)
Sunday, November 30  still gone (I'm serious about not robbing our house)

I hope you find something interesting to try!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Project 365: #44

I feel like it's quite possible that these are the cutest pictures yet!

Day 304:

Cinderella, Butterfly, and Cat, all making silly faces, of course!

Day 305:

Leah is keeping things applesauce-tastic!

Day 306:

Fun family picture that our neighbor took of us on the balcony of the timeshare room they let us use!  We had so much fun at the indoor waterpark, plus the accommodations were amazing!  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining table, and a fireplace!  Our neighbors are the BEST!

Day 307:

Cutest little vampires on the block :)

Day 308:

Gracie loves checking out the books when we drop Maggie off at school.  She settles right in with all of the Kindergarteners and is quite pleased with herself :)

Day 309:

Our other neighbors have a trampoline, and the girls had the best time getting their jump on with our little neighbor friend!  There was minimal crying.

Day 310:

I had a super fun 31 party while Aaron was gone (he was gone from Wednesday morning until Saturday after the girls were in bed)!  Naturally, I only managed to take a picture of the food (this awesome dip).  I was impressed that I even managed to take that picture, seeing as I dropped (and consequently shattered) the glass globe light covering thing while changing a light bulb, burned grilled cheese, and talked through all the feelings with the girls...all like 15 minutes before Erica (my friend and consultant) came.  

I hope your Monday is off to a great start!  We have conferences, doctors appointments, and a fun day trip planned this week...should be fun!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Project 365: #42 and #43

Aaron, the girls, and I are out of town at the moment!  Our wonderful neighbors had some timeshare space that they let us use!  The girls don't have school today, so it's the perfect little getaway :)

Here are some fun pictures (and a super cute video) from the last couple of weeks!

Day 290:

Reading with my girl before bed!

Day 291:

We stopped at the cupcake shop, and Leah was wearing the cup cake shirt.  Perfect!

Day 292:  

Sunday night:  watching football and blogging :)

Day 293:

I hope she never stops writing cute little notes <3

Day 294:

Those aren't books; they are puddles.  I love how creative she is!

Day 295:

Maggie with her signature drawing.  I love the hair and how she carefully drew 5 fingers on each hand <3

Day 296:


This video really captures Gracie's fun loving spirit!  Plus, believe me, she has her daddy's rhythm :)  The video is literally 11 seconds long.

Day 297:

Aaron performed a wedding out of town, so here he is getting stuff ready at the desk in our hotel room.  The girls stayed with my parents (also known as "fun-central"), so it was kind of a little getaway for us!

Day 298:

We had such a fun time at the reception!  The whole weekend itself was just great!  More about the wedding later...

Day 299:

Silly Gracie with an electronic key toy thing on the drive home!

Day 300:

The leaf sucker got full sucking up our leaves, so the truck left it there while they unloaded and came back for more.  We don't get a lot of action on our dead end, so this was

Day 301:

Debating the costume options at the Dollar Store.  Initially, I thought it would be fun to have the girls each pick a Strawberry Shortcake character to be for Trick or Treat.  Then, I realized how much work it would be and decided to let them go to the Dollar Store to pick from the costume stuff there.  It ended up being even easier when Gracie decided to be Cinderella (we were handed down a Cinderella dress up dress), Leah decided to be a cat (we already had what we needed for that at home), and Maggie decided to be a butterfly.  We only ended up buying a set of fairy butterfly wings at the Dollar Store!

Day 302:

While I was getting dressed for the day, the girls got breakfast ready and even put out a little centerpiece :)  They were eating this for breakfast.

Day 303:

I just didn't have my act together enough to carve pumpkins, so we painted little ones instead!  The girls really liked it!  I find that once I chill out about the thought of painting getting all over, it's actually quite relaxing.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Monday, October 20, 2014

I Shall Capitalize on This...

Gracie has a new found passion for vacuuming.

Far be it for me to stand in her way of happiness.

Spread your wings little vacuuming bird, and fly high ;)

I mean, she happily vacuumed for a solid 10 minutes.

Let's hope she keeps this new found passion through her teenage years :)

Have a happy Monday!