Tuesday, January 31, 2012

project life {week 4}

I was a little late getting my layout made this week, but I got it done!!  It literally took me all of 15 minutes to throw it together.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how easy, simple and stress free this project is.  I'm probably going to start sounding like a broken record because I'll probably say that every week! Ha!  

{I always take pictures of my layout in Pearson's room because it gets great natural light in the mornings but I didn't take my pictures until about 5pm so there is a glare from having to use my flash.} 

Anyways.....Here's my layout for the week.  
Since Mommy & Daddy didn't make it into last week's page, I made sure we got in this one!!
I used to always print my pictures matte but for some reason I recently switched back to glossy.  This week I went back to matte and I don't really care for them anymore.  Back to glossy it is.
I took alot of pictures this week so I'm actually going to have to add an insert inbetween pages, but that will have to get done tomorrow!!

Cost this week..... $0.36 for prints at Wolf

Happy Project Life Tuesday!!

The Mom Creative

Monday, January 30, 2012

iPhone rewind {january}

Here's our life the then lens on my iPhone this month!!

Such a big boy in his new shoes.
 So happy that he fits in some of his hand-me-downs from his cousin Ethan!
I just think this picture is funny!!
 This seems to be Pearson's signature face these days.
 Afternoon naptime was skipped.  Can you tell?
 Sportin' his new outfit made by Lolly.
 MOPS wore him out.
 I love spendin' my days with this sweet boy.  
 I think he like the container better than he likes the Puffs. 
 Socks are Pearson's new favorite snack!
 A long morning of crying it out finally worked.
 Baby Mum Mums.  Yum Yum!!
 Sweetest. Baby. Ever. even if he hadn't napped all day.
So squeezable. 
 Crying it out is finally starting to work.
 Little Man loves his jumperoo.
 In-N-Out Burger date with my boys!!
Little Man can clap, and it is so incredibly cute!!
I love how he sleeps with his little bum in the air!!

That's all folks!!

meal planning monday

Monday: Matt: Chicken Pot Pie Me: Sonic Flatbread Melt Taste Test!!

Tuesday: Sonic Hot Dog Taste Test!!!

Wednesday:  Shrimp Tempura Tacos with Garlic Cream Sauce, Rice & Black Beans

Thursday: Pizza w/ our Small Group

Friday: Parmesan Crusted Talapia, Green Beans, & "Red Lobster Biscuits"

Saturday Breakfast: Blueberry Breakfast Cake (finally!)

Saturday Lunch: Sandwiches

Saturday Dinner: Studio Movie Grill possibly

Sunday Lunch: Frito Pie

Sunday Dinner: Super Bowl Party (Turkey Apricot Pinwheels)

Friday, January 27, 2012

valentine's day onesies

Valentine's Day is totally a girly holiday, but I still wanted something festive for my little man to wear.  Boyish Valentines Day outfits are hard to come by, so my Mom and I came up with this cute little tie and suspenders onesie!!
Is that little onesie not to die for???
You can find this precious little boy Valentine's Day onesie in my Mom's Etsy shop for only $21. 
 She also has this cute girly Valentine's Day owl for $21 as well in her shop
She has lots of cute owl designs to choose from. 
My Mom stitches the owl onto a onesie, but if you would rather, you can purchase the owl applique by itself and iron it on to a onesie that you already have for only $6.  What a steal huh?
So head on over to her shop and get to shopping for your little Valentine!! And while you are there check out all of her other amazing things she makes!!

You can also e-mail my Mom directly at triedandtruedesigns@yahoo.com.  Be sure to tell her that I sent you!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

my friend lindsay

For the past year I have followed Lindsay on Twitter and her blog.  

Neither of us really know how we originally found each other but we did and such a fun friendship has developed because of it.  Matt makes fun of me because I talk about her like she lives next door.  We were both pregnant at the same time and now we both have little boys that are just 6 days apart so we have alot in common.  It's been so fun to "experience" all the same things at relatively the same time with someone.  Up until today we have just been "URL friends". 

But today we finally got to meet so I feel like I can call her a real friend now!!

We met up for lunch at Pei Wei then came back to our house to let the boys play!!
 The boys did lots of chewing and rolling while the Mamas did lots of chatting!!
 These little boys are on the move (well more so Hudson than Pearson because he can crawl) so it was impossible to get a picture with both of them.
 I am so happy that I finally got to meet Lindsay, but I sure wish she lived closer because I'm positive be would great friends.  
 And I've officially named this "The Buddy Chair"!!  If Pearson has a buddy come over, they have to take a picture in the buddy chair!!  
Won't it be cute to see a picture of all of Pearson and his buddies over the years?
So glad that he got to have Hudson in his buddy chair!! We can't wait to play again!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

layered lemon dessert

This yummy lemon dessert is a new favorite of ours.  My  MIL made it for our Christmas gathering and we just couldn't get enough of it!! If you are a chocolate lover, you could totally switch the lemon pudding for chocolate pudding!
1 Stick of Butter, softened
1 Cup of Flour
½ Cup of Pecans, chopped
1 (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
2 (8 oz.) Carton of Cool Whip
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
2 Pkgs. Lemon Instant Pudding Mix
3 Cups of Milk

Combine butter, flour and pecans and press into a 9 X 13 baking dish to make crust. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350°. Cool completely before adding 1st layer.

1st Layer: Mix cream cheese with powdered sugar. Fold in one 8oz. carton of Cool Whip and spread on top of cooled crust.

2nd Layer: Mix 2 pkgs. of instant lemon pudding mix with 3 cups of milk and spread over 1st layer.

3rd Layer: Top with an 8 oz. carton of Cool Whip and if desired, sprinkle with chopped pecans.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

project life {week 3}

This week was all about Pearson.  Mommy and Daddy didn't make it any pictures this week.  Oh well, we all know Pearson is the cutest in our little family, so I'm okay that it's all about Pearson this week!!
 I'm sure you noticed that some of my journal cards are typed this week.  I found this tutorial on how to print on journal cards.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I hate my handwriting. It's not so much that I hate my handwriting, it's more that I can't always get it straight and perfectly centered like you can with typing.  It drives me nuts when it's not perfect.   
 I'm not going to lie, it definitely added more time to creating my layout, but I think it's worth it.  It's looks so much better to me.  Hopefully I'll get faster at creating the journal cards in Photoshop the more I do it. 
I still going to continue to add little captions with my handwriting, but all journal cards will be typed.  I'll probably even go back and re-do all my journal cards from Week 1 & 2!!

Cost this week: $0.87 for prints @ Target

Happy Project Life Tuesday!!

The Mom Creative

Monday, January 23, 2012

meal planning monday

It's a cleanin' out the freezer kind of week here, so we aren't eatin' too healthy this week.  Oh well!!

Monday: Dinner @ The Havards

Tuesday: Stew & Cornbread

Wednesday: Leftover Pizza & Salad

Thursday: Fried Rice & Egg Rolls

Friday: Out to Eat w/ a Giftcard

Saturday Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos

Saturday Lunch: Frankie's with MOPS gals

Saturday Dinner: BBQ Beef Sandwiches & Tator Tots

Sunday Lunch: Biscuit Pizzas

Sunday Dinner: Planning Mtg @ The Church

Saturday, January 21, 2012

we all love comments....right??

I know I sure do and I'm pretty sure everyone does too.  I blog to preserve our families memories, but when you know people are reading your blog and leave you comments it makes you want to blog even more!!

So why don't we make it easier on ourselves.

I'm going to give you a few tips to make commenting easier and less of a hassle for all of us!!

1.  Take word verification off of your comments.  
I'm not going to lie.  Sometimes I type a comment out and then don't leave it when I see that I have to type in the word verification.  It's SO annoying......especially if I'm leaving a comment on my phone.  They say that the point of word verification is to keep from getting spam comments, but I don't have word verification on my blog and I rarely get spam comments and if I do the filter doesn't publish it on my blog.  So do yourself a favor and remove word verification.  I promise you will get more comments from me and I would bet that other people would comment more too!! 

Here are the steps to do this.....

(If you are in the new blogger interface you will have to switch back to the old blogger interface.  You can only make this change in the old blogger interface for some reason. )

1.  To switch to the old blogger interface, go to your Dashboard. Click on the gear on the ride hand side of your screen and click Old Blogger Interface.

 2.  Once you are in the Old Blogger Interface click on Settings.
 3.  Next Click on Comments.
 4.  Then scroll down to where you see this.......
 5.  Click on NO then be sure to save changes.

2.  Link an e-mail to your Blogger profile.

Do you ever get frustrated that you can't reply back to a comment on your blog?  I hate having to click over to their blog to leave an unrelated comment on their blog post just to answer their question they had on my post.  I used to just type to answer in my comment section, but nobody ever goes back to read it. (I know I don't on other blogs) I also sometimes just respond through facebook or Twitter, but I don't always know the person through other social media.  So here's the solution to this problem.  Link an e-mail to your Blogger profile, and when you leave me a comment I can just click "reply" in my e-mail and it will e-mail you back!! Nice huh?

Here's how you can link an e-mail to your Blogger profile.....

1. Go to your Dashboard and click on your Profile Picture in the top right hand corner. (Mine says The Links)
2.  Next Click Blogger profile.
 3.  Once your are in your profile, click on Edit Profile in the top right hand corner. 
 4.  Make sure "Show my e-mail address is checked".  Then make sure the e-mail that it is currently set to is the one you want your e-mails to go to.  If it is not, just scroll down and type in the correct e-mail address.  
When you want to respond to a comment left through e-mail just make sure when you click reply that you see an actual e-mail address for the person.  If it says "noreply-comment@blogger.com" that means they do not have an e-mail linked to their blog.

And just in case you didn't already know this......you know you can get your comments e-mailed to you.  I didn't know that for the first few months I had my blog so I thought I would share how to do that as well......

Just go to your Dashboard.  Click on Settings.  Click on Mobile and E-mail then make sure you have and e-mail in the "Comment Notification E-mail box!
 Happy Commenting!!

P.S. Just for fun if you link an e-mail to your profile, leave me a comment on this post and I'll respond through e-mail to show you how it works!!!