Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: Freschetta Roasted Garlic and Spinach Flatbread Pizza

Oh my heck this is GOOD frozen pizza! I bought this on a whim a couple weeks ago because I happened to have a coupon and it was on sale as well (SCORE). This instantly became a fave for me and my hubby! It is so light but so flavorful, and goes great with a salad! The only downside is the price (normally $5.99 without a coupon at our stores) and the fact that we can easily split one pizza amongst the two of us cause it is so light and sooo good! Good news though is Freschetta is great about having coupons so keep your eyes peeled for a deal and try this pizza! Make sure to let me know what you think!

This review was done solely on my own opinion and love for this pizza!

Menu Monday

Saturday-frozen Pizza(new fave Spinach and Garlic pizza!) and Southwest Salad(we love that mix in a bag, not too healthy but to die for good!)
Sunday- Little Casears (oops!)
Monday-Pasta and tomato sauce (had it simmering all day yesterday with ground italian sausage in it yum!)
Tuesday-Japanese Chicken Curry over brown rice (a fave)
Wednesday-Eggs in Tomatoes (Thanks Martha!) maybe some rice or couscous on the side
Thursday-Ham, Cheese, Broccoli ring ala Pampered Chef style

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scrappy Sunday

Another Sunday is coming to an end (so sad weekends really need to be longer!) and here is what I accomplished today amongst a slew of other things....
and a bit closer up of each side

title cut with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge 2" tall and the bandaid was off Indie Art cut at I believe 3"

And next I did a challenge for Emma over on My Creative Time the challenge was Princess themed...
of course I just today won the cartridge Once upon a Princess on ebay but my indie art worked well for this page. Skull and Crossbones cut at 3" and 2" with crowns cut at 2" and 1". Title from plantin schoolbook cut at I think 3". The background patterned paper is off of a Rock Stack and has little skulls mixed in with the paisley print.

Title once again cut from plantin schoolbook (my only font cart right now) and bones off of indie art. The glue wasn't all the way dried on this as I am antsy about getting pics taken ;) Background paper is basic grey.

And once again Week in the Life is not completed LMAO....I did however work on it a bit but I get bored easily doing journaling so I really should have not have left that for the end! Believe me I am compiling a list of ways to make the project easier to share with you all for sure!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The winners!!!!

And the three winners of The Teabagz Lady hair accessories are............
#43 jenny said...
i'm on gfc thing here

#47 jakiesmom said...
i love the pear onesie orange and green
nannypanpan at
i hearted the shop.

Friday, August 27, 2010

1st Giveaway ending TONIGHT!

Please check out The TeaBagz Lady's shop and don't forget to pass this giveaway on to friends to enter as well!Good luck to all! 3 winners will be chosen via!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Menu Monday

This week was a challenge! We are trying very hard (although not doing so great :s)to save money for our upcoming trip to England so this week I decided no grocery shopping and no take out just use what we had...which was not much LOL! 1 bag of frozen chicken, a box of boca burgers, bacon, and vegetarian breakfast sausage was our only meat to work with. So without further rambling here is what I came up with...

Saturday- linguine w/ jar marinara (the meijer brand is def not a fave but it was edible)

Sunday- Vegetarian mexican brown rice dish(this turned out so good! Brown rice, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of rotel tomatoes, chopped green onion, 1 can corn, 1 packet of taco seasoning, sprinkle of cheese on top)

Monday-Salads with chicken breast

Tuesday-Tomato(co-worker blessed us with fresh garden ones yum!) bacon  sandwiches

Wednesday-Savory Chicken Rollups (put red,yellow,and green peppers in YUMMO)

Thursday- Veggie Burgers maybe some homemade mac n cheese as a side

Friday- Quickie Enchiladas

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrappy Sunday

Well the Week in the Life album is THIS close to getting finished!!! I just have to do up all the journaling and then attach a few pieces that journaling are on and I can call it good! So I am saying right now that I WILL post pics of it next Sunday for sure for sure!!!

I did manage to whip out these two quickie layouts today (again Lainey has decided she does not like mama to have scrappy Sundays!) 1 for Lainey and 1 of Miss Gabby when she was 1 or 2 (need to look up when the pics were from, woopsie)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My 1st Giveaway! The Teabagz Lady (etsy) Hair accessories

I am so excited to be bringing you my very first giveaway! I am ever so grateful to Meeling from The TeaBagz Lady on etsy for giving me this wonderful chance to not only shine a little spotlight on her home business but also to give not one but 3 of my followers a chance to win an adorable hair accessory featuring vintage fabrics.

Meeling features a great mix of products all hand made with love inspired by the vintage fabrics she uses on the item.

TeaBagz were born after Meeling found herself drawn to using vintage tea towels to help embellish hand made purses and bags! She has then ventured out and uses the unique fabrics on everything from hair accessories to bags to baby onesies! The onesies really caught my eye being a mom to an infant and Meeling was gracious enough to send me a custom one for my little Lainey!

It came packaged up very nicely!
And look how adorable it is!!!
I was super excited to have Lainey wear it

This onesie was simply adorable! Not only did I “ooh” and “ahh” over it but so did my husband and older daughter! Both exclaimed how cute and unique it was. The owl appliqué was crafted using a vintage handkerchief and was then sewed on. She then added these vintage flower buttons for eyes! I cannot say how sad I will be when my little one (or not so little one hee hee) grows out of this onesie! I will definitely be hanging onto it as a keepsake to pass down.

Lainey really liked it too! ;)

Another onesie that also caught my eye on The TeaBagz Lady was this pear one, sooo cute! Also if you see a  onesie you love or have an idea for one you would like made just send Meeling a message via etsy and she would be more than happy to accomodate you! Designs she can always duplicate but the fabrics may be different due to them being vintage and her not having enough to do more than one or two etc... Prices range 12-15 for a very unique onesie!

Please go check out TeaBagz today for a great one of a kind item for all ages!

For a chance to Win 1 of 3 Teabagz hair accessories: Mandatory entry go visit The Teabagz Lady and come comment me back telling me what your favorite item is!

Additional entries please comment letting me know which of these you did (1 entry per item unless otherwise mentioned):

• Follow my blog

• Go to The Teabagz Lady and heart her shop on etsy

• Blog about this giveaway and comment back to share the link to your blog entry (5 entries!)

Best of luck! The 3 winners will be chosen via a random number generator and will be announced here on this blog...Contest ends Friday August 27th 2010 at 10pm. Winners will have 24 hours to contact me with email addresses so that I can send the information onto Meeling at The Teabagz Lady to get you your prize!

*an item was sent to me for review purposes and this blog contains my honest opinions of the item and shop

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Tunes

I have been pretty out of the loop of music in my life and I need to bring it back! I actually popped in a couple cds in my car yesterday instead of just random flipping through the radio today I present you with some Less Than Jake....

Ahhh bringing back memoriesssssss......

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wobble Over Wednesday

This is a blog hop! Try and follow two new people off the list and let them know you Wobbled Over...Add your blog to the list so you too can be followed!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cute Tutu Giveaway Alert!

Run on over and check out my friend Magda's blog Through My Camera Lens for a chance to win one of these adorable custom tutus with a matching headband from Paisley and Posies!

Menu Monday

Sunday-Quincy Jones Ribs w/mashed potatoes gravy, broccoli
Monday-Cheddar Sausages on a bun
Tuesday-Pizza and salad
Wednesday-Chicken Parm over whole wheat pasta
Thursday-Breakfast for dinner (pancakes,bacon,sausage,eggs)
Friday-Chicken Fajitas

Scrappy Sunday

Didn't get much done but I did manage to get 2 layouts done at least and more work on my Week in the Life album (reveal coming soon I promise!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summery Saturday Morning

Just waiting around for my little niece to come over that we are watching today and through the night until tomorrow sometime. Will give Gabby someone to play with which will be nice for sure! Not to mention I love seeing the little red headed ball of energy! Hope to capture some cute pics of all three girls together for Grandma and Grandpa!

Here's a couple pics I had to share of Miss Gabby Muffin of ways she has been entertaining herself
Dressed up as a dancer (Look at those legs! Mama is jealous!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Social Parade/Follow Friday

Join in the fun everyone! Post a link to your blog and tell me you are following and I will follow back!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Picky Sticky (Etsy) Review

How could you not love seeing growth progression pictures? Whether it be a woman blossoming in pregnancy or the growth of your newborn baby PickySticky has the perfect embellishment to help you document these milestones! Missy sells month by month stickers that you can stick on any shirt or onesie to help document the specific milestone. Yes they are a one time use thing BUT... I have been keeping each sticker to then incorporate into a scrapbook I will do up featuring the pictures taken with Lainey wearing her monthly pickysticky stickers :)
(I cannot wait to see all 12 in a row at the end of Lainey's first year!)

I had to have these for my new little girl and I have to say I get sooo many compliments on them via facebook and family and my various mommy message boards I post pictures on about how cute they are. I couldn't agree more! I only wish I had known about PickySticky sooner so that I could have documented my pregnancy in the same way!

PickySticky offers several different styles that will surely suit your purpose perfectly! Check out PickySticky today!

Phunklab (Etsy) Custom Art Review

Are you looking for the prefect gift? How about a very unique personalized piece of art? Phunklab is the perfect choice! I had a hard time deciding on the perfect wedding gift for my husband and as soon as I saw Fleur's amazing work on etsy I knew THAT was what I HAD to get for my soon to be husband. Not only would it be personalized and unique but it also would serve as a truly amazing piece of art in our bedroom.

Fleur takes a photograph you send her (it can even be made from more than one photo!) and turns them into these wonderful canvas creations! I sent her two different photographs since I liked myself in one and my husband to be better in another.

I also asked if she could please make my hair a bit longer than what it was in the original photograph as I didn't quite like how it was hanging in the photo(thank you photoshop and Fleur). She then merged my soon to be husband and myself into one fantastic piece of art that included songs of meaning to US as the background!
And here was the proof she sent me

Fleur added a unique touch by having a shadowed box around a key lyric "And I will love you til the end of time" that happened to sit right beneath the two of us in the center making it all come together!

The art is printed onto canvas of your size choosing and came shipped to me in America with no harm done! I brought it to my local Hobby Lobby store and had it custom framed with museum glass over top to protect and showcase this treasure.

Fleur was a joy to work with and I never hesitate to share her store with others in person and online!

Thanks Fleur my husband and I have now been married almost 2 years and your gorgous art stares at us in bed every night :)

Check out Phunklab today!

*This review was done based on my own personal opinions and I was not paid to do this review

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wobble Over Wednesday

I am linking up with My life With Rats and More Will you wobble over and follow with me? I always Follow back! Post a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

5 months

Oh my sweet Lainey bear cub cannot believe it has been 5 whole months since you came into our world already!!! Time is flying by so dang fast!!!
Some notes for this month...
  • You are moving fast now! Granted you cannot yet master getting up on your knees but you are still trying and you manage to get around quite well via your inchworm moves!
  • Sleeping has been great still with the occasional middle of the night feed but on average still sleeping from 10 to 5:30 during the week and like 11 to 7 or so on the weekends
  • Still 100% on Mama milk! So proud of us for this and doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon YAY!
  • You "talk" more now but are still very observant, you seem to prefer to watch us all and then only "talk" when you are in your swing or crib
  • You smile loads but rarely laugh (are we not funny enough for ya?)
  • I do get a bit irritated lately with your distractions while nursing (mostly at night time) need to learn the release THEN look to the side instead of bringing mama's poor nipple with you!
  • You are starting to have stranger anxiety and will cry when others are in your face or holding you if you are not constantly reassured by mommy or daddy or sister!
  • Still loving bath time and have now discovered how tasty sucking on a washcloth is!
  • You are lots more aware of Bruno when he is around and are reaching out for him more and more when he is near (he better watch out!)
  • You are wearing a bunch of your 6 to 9 month clothes already :(
  • Still in size small of your perfect fit fuzzi bunz diapers but you are now on largest setting for those juicy thighs of yours heehee...when we get news ones think we may go with the one size they now offer!
  • Love you so much my dear

Monday, August 9, 2010

Menu Monday

Monday- Angry Pasta (recipe coming soon)

Tuesday- Rice Hot Dish (recipe coming soon)

Wednesday-Breakfast for Dinner


Friday- Southwest Vegetarian bake

Friday/Saturday-Grocery shopping! Gotta menu plan….

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scrappy Sunday

Hoping this can become a regular sharing scrap layouts I did each week....we shall see!
Sorry for wonky pics, I am not a perfectionist by any means!
glue did dry nicer than what is shown in this layout below LOL....
and this goes to show how far behind I am...dug into some 2005 pics!
today was all about some Muffin scrapbook pages, she was happy about that ;)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Menu Monday...oh woops... Wednesday!

Sorry completely forgot to post this week let's see if I can even remember what we have had past two nights LOL....

  • Monday-Home made french dip sandwiches (beef brisket,onion soup mix, beef broth in the crock)
  • Tuesday-Inside out eggroll casserole w/leftover beef (basically stirfried coleslaw mix with seasonings)
  • Wednesday-Crockpot barley casserole(barley,chopped up peppers,onion,celery,broth,garlic and pepper in the crock)(this was def more of a sidedish won't make again as a main meal)
  • Thursday-Pasta (we have some of those fridgerated rigatonis to use)
  • Friday-Buffalo Chicken pizza (we have had it planned now for past few weeks but have yet to actually have it in past month LOL)
  • Saturday-Bean Burrito Casserole
  • Sunday-Crustless ham and cheese quiche