Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl

I'm sure like many we all gathered around our flat screen & watched the big game last night!  I am proud to say that I actually WATCHED the game!  It was a lot of fun!  We are Cowboys fans so it didn't really matter who won but I cheered for the Ginats because that's my Dads team...and Bill cheered for the Patriots because well...that's his Dad's team!

The whole family came over & a few friends to eat, watch the game, and eat some more! 





I used the printables from Living Locurto.  Aren't they so much fun!  I think the straw flags were my favorite!

I also made these yummy buffalo bites.  We have been doing pretty good eating healthy & I had already committed to pizza & chips but I knew my hubby could really go for wings.  But they are soo bad for you.  When I saw my friend Falecia post this recipe from Emily Alvers I knew I had to try it!  Super Delish!

I even reheated some for lunch today & they were just as good!  I had them with some celery & carrots & low-fat blue cheese.  yummy! 

Hope y'all had a fun Super Bowl!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Little Projects

I have been waiting for a while to share some of these pictures because I didn't want my friend to see her gift before the shower!  I had been working really hard on these sweet little creations!  I was going through her registry one day & saw the Dr. Seuss book she registered for & she is pregnant with twins so what other time can I make up a fun Dr. Seuss, Thing 1/Thing 2 gift basket!  ummm....like never!
 Adorable, ruffle bottom onesies.

I spent a rainy day making bibs....
 I made these awesome bibs using the tutorial from Sew She Sews it was an awesome tutorial!  She actually used some fabric in between but I opted not to do that & just did terry cloth on the back & I think they would be heavy enough for food....and drool.

I also made my first set of burp cloths.  I will definitely be making more of these!  They were so fun & pretty easy to do.  They would be even easier if it was just 1 piece of fabric but I like to make it difficult and have to piece several fabrics together.

And add ric rac :-)

 I made my first pair of babylegs!  I guess this was a project of lots of firsts!  I followed this tutorial  from Little Birdies for the babylegs....however....I was too lazy to go double check the way you were suppose to stitch them together so I did it wrong & ended up with this little ruffle--which in the end I loved!

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We have spent the past 2 Saturdays with my MIL coming over to play games!  Last weekend we played several rounds of Rummikub!  So much fun!

I put new scripture on our chalkboard...

 Decorated our mantel for the first time....

I even tackled our laundry room!  

My wonderful hubby put these shelves up for me in our laundry room because we don't have a big, fancy pantry.  I needed some extra storage & we NEVER use that door.  So, we hung shelves!  The thing is, is that we just started throwing stuff on them....
 well...and it ended up looking like this.  Not very pretty, huh?
 We also moved our dogs to the laundry room too!

 I decided to FINALLY tackle the laundry room!
I made some cute labels for my jars & baskets!
 I read on an organizational website that everything needs to have a home.  If you have clutter around your house it is because you haven't given it a home!  SOOO....I gave everything in my laundry room & on my shelves a new home!

So much better!

I made little chevron tags that I laminated & pinned to the basket liners...extra k-cups, paper goods, extra Ziploc bags, paper towels, light bulbs, laundry cleaners, dryer sheets...etc.

I added more hooks for my aprons that are always falling down.


 Lots of little projects going on around our house! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Life

Well, today is the first day of my new life.  By new life I mean this. 



Look at all that goodness.  Well, except for one!  I went to the doctor's yesterday for a follow up.  She basically told me that I have high blood pressure.  :-(  It's kind of sad & scary because I am so young but on the other hand I know it's very common especially for my family.  It could just be genetics too!  But I want to do all I can do to reverse it-if possible.

We don't do a lot of medicine in our house-advil as needed-other than that we don't take anything.  I've never been on a prescription that I've had to take daily - for an open ended amount of time. This is all new to me!

Along with blood pressure medicine I get to take a probiotic, vitamin D because mine was very low, omega-3, and a bone restore-basically calcium with lots of other stuff in it as well to keep my bones strong, and of course a multi-vitamin.  Gummy ones to be exact!  Thanks to my husband who only likes the chewable kind!  What is he 7?  I also get to monitor my pressure daily-yes we own a cuff!  Next I need a pill box & watch reruns of The Price is Right.  Is that show even still on?

I also have to drink LOTS and LOTS of water {gag}.  I hate drinking water.  It always gives me a stomach ache!  So, this one will be most challenging!  I am going to make some cold green tea & some sassy water that I found on food.com.

Here's the recipe

8 1/2 cups water
1 tsp grated ginger
1 medium cucumber sliced thin
1 medium lemon sliced thin
12 leaves spearmint

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher
Refrigerate overnight
Strain Water
Drink all 8 1/2 cups during the day

I think I can, I think I can! 

I go back for blood work in 3 weeks - to the doctor's in 4 & hope for the best!  Please be praying for me over the next few weeks as we make these adjustments & that I show no side effects from the medicine.  

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