Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thrifty Thursday and Starbucks!!

Okay so Thursday is more than half over and I am just starting this post! :)
First things first --- baby H weighed 10oz at our last sono on Monday (18 weeks) and actually measured 5 days ahead!!  We also got proof that he is indeed a HE ~ but I'm sure you don't really want to see that here :)

Also, do you remember that 'Wise Words for Mom' post I Featured last week, with a giveaway?? Well I am so excited I actually won it!!!

This week, before I get to my Featured posts, I'd like to share another giveaway with you that I came across! Woohoo!!

Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands is giving her readers a $20 Starbucks gift card. Be sure to stop by and enter for your chance to win with easy Rafflecopter entries!
Good Luck!
Contest Ends 10.04.13

Now, on to this weeks Features! I'd really love to hear from you on your favorites, or if you have something you'd like me to Feature next week. All it takes is a comment!

Parmasean Quinoa with Pine Nuts: this looks amazing and I can't wait to try it at home!

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits: all I can say is Yummmmyyy :)

Well, there you have it ... more food. Seems to be the trend lately! I love getting new recipes! More often than not they just collect in my book, but I cannot wait to make these!

Can't wait to bring you more next week!! Remember just comment and tell me what your link is and I will Feature you next week!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

It's Thursday ... You know what that means!

OMG - 17 weeks (& 3 days)! Only a few days till our next appointment!
Our Target registry also tells me there are only 158 days till his due date! That doesn't seem like all that much!

 I swear I plan on posting more than just once a week! I always start this post on Sunday to get out on Monday (when I was 17 weeks exactly!) but I never end up finishing it :)

Anyone who says Blogging is easy is lying ... or has a secret I WISH they would share! :) I am so pooped when I get home, after a full day in the office that it takes everything to make just dinner and sit on the couch!

The past few weeks have been all about organizing and decluttering at home, as I try to take Mary Organizes' challenge (you must check it out!!). 
So this week I have chosen all things to help get organzied, and hopefully stay that way!

How to balance blogging & family time: I totally need to learn about this so I can get more blogging in!

Creating a blog posting schedule: Have I mentioned I need this? :)


Wise words for Moms: exactly as the title states! I am looking forward to looking into these resources! Plus added bonus ~ There's a giveaway on this one for the next 12 hours!! Don't miss out!

Thank you for joining us for another week of Thrifty Thursday!! I hope you will add your posts below and continue to join us weekly!!!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

16 Weeks .. and counting!

Have you ever felt like you know exactly where you want to go, but have no clue how to get there? Who am I kidding, I bet all of you have :) I have been thinking a lot lately about the direction I want to go with my blog and since finding my new giveaway obsession, the destination is becoming more clear to see, the way to get there however, is not.

That being said the 3 major blogs I am following daily, 21 Random, Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro show me a lot about this new world, and I was very encouraged to read (somewhere) that Viva Veltoro was still considering herself "New to blogging" less than 1 year ago! I can do this! It is so much work though :)

First place to start is to join these ladies in hosting some giveaways - so I honestly hope you will be seeing this very shortly here!

As for the BABY ~ 16 weeks!!! I was really wishing I would have updates to post every week but it doesn't seem to be going that way. However, I have to be happy because it means nothing is wrong either!

As I sat at my in-laws on Sunday and they watched the football game, which I don't care about - at all, I tried to finish up our baby registry and there is just so much to choose from, I am so lost!

On to today's Featured links!!
I am pretty excited, because they are all FUN!!

Easy Stretch Bracelets: Riley would LOVE to do this!

Funfetti Cupcakes: When aren't cupcakes fun? Especially Funfetti!!

Monogram Wreath: No sewing required, I'm sold!

I really hope you will join us this week and share your favorite posts! Leave me a comment and I will Feature your link next week!!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back to Thrifty Thursday!

I spent some time yesterday trying to finalize our baby registries - it is not easy! I realized the shower invites are going out in about a week and people are going to be looking at these registries! They need to make sense, and have everything from the outset. I like to think I am very "price/cost conscious" - if that even makes sense (I don't so very often these days!) 

As a family, we went to Babies R Us to do the fun registry scanning a few weeks ago - Riley loved to scan everything I pointed out! However, as I will explain my definition of "Price/Cost Conscious", I then went and checked the prices of everything we wanted, at Walmart and Target, and then kept the cheaper one on that registry. I may need all this stuff but I sure don't want to spend all the crazy amounts of money on it, nor do I expect anyone else to spend that kind of money on us either!

On another note - I have this newfound obsession with Mommy Giveaways :) Thanks to my friend Chrissy over at Parlo & Logi / 21 Random. She's been having tons of giveaways and through that I found Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro that have dozens of giveaways, I spend forever entering all of them :) ... Speaking of I just got distracted by a new one.

Go ahead and check out my Featured posts from last week (while I finish up that giveaway!)

Best Sweet Potato Fries: because my husband loves anything SP,
I have to try out this recipe!

Supreme Pizza Pasta: OMG - that is all I can say. 
I LOVE Supreme Pizza & Pasta!! Never thought to mix them - MUST try!
Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken: This look so good and I love saving Crockpot recipes!
Maybe one day I will make some!!

Wow so do you realize I Featured all food?? I guess pregnancy has given me food on the brain at all times :)
Now it's off for me to have my lunch!!