Friday, March 30, 2012

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

11 months

Joel now has a total of seven teeth {four on top & three on the bottom}.  As a result, he pretty much gave up having anything to do with baby food this month, with yogurt as the one exception.  He will eat anything.  His favorites are cheese, bread, rice, peas, corn, puffs, goldfish crackers, and cheerios.  When his current can of formula runs out, we're going to try 2% milk and see how he does.

Joel's first St. Patrick's Day...celebrating our Irish heritage...
Cocoa puffs for breakfast in the high chair that belonged to my sister & I when we were babies :)...
 Wearing Daniel's old cowboy pj's...
We love to play outside in this nice spring weather :)...
We rearranged some furniture this month, moving my office space out of the nursery and into Dan's office, a couch from Dan's office into Daniel's bedroom, and Daniel's old kitchen set into Joel's room.  Three words...He loves it.  Every time we put him down in his room, he crawls as fast as he can to the kitchen and starts banging pots and pans and "cooking" with fruits and veggies.  Too cute!!
As you can see from that picture, we moved up to a size 4 diaper this month...another sign he's growing up  :(  Another favorite past time is closing doors.  If we leave a bedroom or bathroom door open, Joel thinks it's his job to close it.  It's so funny to watch him learn and grow!  Joel will be moving out of his baby tub into the big boy one soon.  We could have probably made the transition already, but that is one step closer to him not being a baby, and I'm not quite ready for that yet.

Joel was baptized this month back home in the church where I grew up, we were married, and Daniel was baptized.  It was a special time as he shared his special day with his cousin, Griffin {six weeks younger}.   We celebrated with all of our families at church and then lunch afterwards with individual mini cakes decorated with crosses {Thanks, Mom & Dad}!  This picture doesn't do them justice, but they were so sweet and delicious :)
We also celebrated my mom's birthday.  I wish I had pictures to share, but she's not much for being on the other side of the camera. It was nice to spend the weekend with family to celebrate the best mom and grandma anyone could ask for...even though we're so many miles apart!  However, these boys don't mind taking pictures...this is by far, my favorite one from that weekend :)
We started this week with a trip to the pediatrician for a fever, coughing, and runny nose.  He's had the cough for a while, but when the fever came on over the weekend, we felt it was something more.  Long story short, he has an upper respiratory infection and needs breathing treatments through a nebulizer until the wheezing and fever are gone.  I am glad we got him to the doctor before it got worse...we didn't pick up on the wheezing at thankful for doctors with the knowledge to treat sick babies and make them better.  We are praying for a speedy recovery and that this isn't the onset of asthma, following in the footsteps of his dad and brother!!

We decorated for Easter last week, and Joel loves the plastic eggs.  I gave him his own little basket to play with, and he sits for long periods of time dumping them out and putting them back in.  I'm hoping to take some spring/Easter pictures this weekend if weather & health permits :)

I am awestruck...the next time I update, Joel will be One. Year. Old.  Where has the time gone!?!?  Happy 11 months to our sweet baby boy :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring over to Tiny Prints & save 20%!

Get 20% off at Tiny Prints until March 27.  Enter code MARCH20 at checkout :)

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Baby Boys Being Baptized

Last weekend {in pictures} 
 I am so blessed with a great family!  
My sister and I have baby boys born six weeks apart.  
We had them baptized last Sunday, back home in the church where we grew up.  

Saturday, March 17, 2012

$10 Smartphone deal at Groupon

If you are in search of a new Smartphone or due for an upgrade, this is the deal for you!  Groupon is running an AWESOME deal that you can't miss!  Wait for it...$10 for an Android Smartphone Plus Accessories Pack and a $25 Verizon Gift Card.  What are you waiting for?  Go now to snag this won't last long!  

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Frumps to Pumps ~ free eBook!

Owner of, Sara Mae's Frumps to Pumps is your one-month motivational to getting dressed and staying that way!  The eBook just released yesterday...get it FREE through March 16...that is only 2 days away!  Go here for details :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Feelin lucky?

We love BabyLegs in our house!  Joel wore them lots in the fall, and now that the warm weather is back in full force he's wearing them again.  They're great for keeping his legs warm, and they also protect his knees...since he's crawling everywhere these days!  Head on over and grab some BabyLegs...Good luck with your winnings!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Deals at DaySpring!

Go to DaySpring and stock up on boxed 2, get one free!..There are over 100 to choose from for any occasion you could ever dream of.  I keep lots of these on hand for birthdays, thank-yous, weddings, anniversaries, or just because.  They are so encouraging, and I just love sending them.  Go here to get this great deal.

They are also offering 25% off the Holley Gerth Collection.  She has a new book releasing this month, You’re Already Amazing!   I cannot wait to read it!  DaySpring has great new coordinating items featuring messages that will brighten your day and speak directly to your heart.  These would make great gifts {think Easter & Mother's Day}...or just treat yourself to something new for spring!All regular priced items in the Heart to Heart with Holley Collection are 25% off with coupon code HOLLEYG25.  This code is valid through 3/31/12.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: easy peanut butter pie

This peanut butter pie recipe is a favorite in our house.  It's sooooo tasty & easy to make! 

Peanut Butter Pie
1 c. white sugar
1 c. peanut butter
8 oz. softened cream cheese
(2) 8 oz. tubs Cool Whip
Chocolate syrup
1 Graham cracker pie crust

Crust: Combine 1 sleeve graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 c. white sugar, 1/2 c. melted butter.  Press into 9-inch pie plate.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Filling: Mix peanut butter, sugar, and cream cheese with mixer.  Fold in one tub of Cool Whip until well blended Pour into pie crust.  Cover with another 8 oz of Cool Whip.  Drizzle with chocolate syrup.  Refrigerate until time to serve.  Enjoy!

Linking to Tasty Tuesday at The New Modern Momma and Beauty and Bedlam

Monday, March 5, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - March 5-16

I haven't menu planned in a while, because we've been sick, running to appointments, concerts, and the like for the past two weeks. This week's menu plan is a combination of what I haven't had a chance to make with a couple others added in. There are a couple meetings I should probably attend after school this week, but I've decided to clear my schedule and take advantage of quiet evenings at home with my family. We need to slow down! This is what we'll be eating for the next two weeks, in no particular order:

Meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & corn
Leftover meatloaf w/ potato pancakes {made from leftover mashed potatoes}, mixed veggies
Calzones w/ garden salads
boneless wings with build your own baked potatoes & broccoli
Grilled am slice with scalloped potatoes & veggie
Breakfast for dinner
Soup and grilled cheese
Broccoli cheese soup with fresh rye bread
Pork, hot dogs & sour kraut w/ mashed potatoes
Quesadillas {sliced green olives, cheese, bacon} w/ sour cream, salsa & rice
Homemade pizza
Burgers on the grill w/ homemade mac & cheese
Stuffed shells w/ garden salads

Share your menu plan at Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March deals at Layla Grayce!

I don't know about anyone else, but I am sooo glad to say goodbye to February and welcome a fresh, new month! There are a couple great deals to welcome the upcoming spring season over at Layla Grayce...Go check them out :)
Although I love everything Layla Grayce, I find I spend most of my time browsing the Annette Tatum Collection. I love the variety of crib sets to choose from. I just absolutely adore the Annette Tatum 3 Piece Crib Set Bamboo Sand which includes a reversible bumper with 1/2" piping, cotton crib sheet and tailored crib skirt with kick pleat (17" drop). Made from 100% cotton poplin. Don't worry... you can dress your bed in layers of charm with Annette Tatum too! Last but certainly not least I'd like to share with you my favorite coffee table book! Annette Tatum has just released her new book entitled The Well Dressed Home. The idea of the book is how to create dynamic interiors by allowing your personal fashion choices to be the inspiration of your home's decor. By using your own fashion style, you will be able to create beautiful rooms that reflect the real you!
Layla Grayce is also offering 15% off all accent pillows this month. Use code pillow15 at checkout! Offer expires 3/31/12.  Happy Shopping!   I know I can't wait to take advantage of these great deals!

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