Saturday, November 1, 2014

Welcome November

Wow this past week was jam packed. Even though I was documenting the week for Week in the Life it was extra full.

This past week called for doctor appointments, getting lost even while using a gps that just made us end up my the Mets stadium, tired test taking little boys, updating a look, surprising a little girl at school and of course candy feast aka Halloween. 

I must say I'm happy to see October come to an end. Now comes my favorite month not only because it's my birthday month but because today starts #ourthankful30 which is hosted by Shutterbag and Courtney Slaznik. It's just a little challenge to photography something you are thankful for each day in November.
With the busy in our lives especially with the holidays rushing in on us we sometimes forget to take a moment and reflect as to what we are thankful for no matter how small it might be. It's a wonderful little simple thing to do to remind you how blessed you are no matter all the crazy around you.

November, I'm holding on and let the adventure begin!

What are you looking forward to this month? 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin (well kind of) Treats

Halloween is this Friday and I thought I'd share this quick and easy idea for a fun treat to have to share with your kids.

Start with these simple things :

            Take a box of your favorite cake mix and frosting and use a  mini bundt cake tin to make your pumpkins..

Bake them as per the instructions on the box. Once they are cool to handle cut the  bottoms of each one to make sure the are all even.

After you have taken off a bit of the bottom, add a small dab of the frosting to use as a hold for the two pieces together.

Once you have them all assembled take some of the frosting and put into a microwave for a few seconds and pour a few teaspoons on each one.

There you have quick pumpkin cake treats. They can be decorated with strawberries or a bit of chocolate sauce. Just get create with it.  My kids got a giggle out of these and they were gone 5 minutes before I was able to even grab one.

Guess I better make another batch I guess huh. Do you bake for Halloween? If so what do you make.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I hour Photo App

Today I just wanted to share about an app I really love.

This coming week many of us will be joining Ali Edwards doing Week in the Life.  
I myself will be included. This year I will only use my DSLR camera and this app. 

I love it because one- it's in black and white. two- you can not edit your pictures after you take it and have to wait an hour to see your pictures. 

Do remember a time when we actually had to wait on seeing our pictures! 

These were a few pictures I captured yesterday :

On our way into the city.

Heading back home.

I love that using this app makes you think before you snap because you can'tgo back and change it.

Will you be doing Week in the Life and if so what equipment for your images will you use? 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Baby Fashion on a Budget

Happy Friday everyone! I am so happy to say I am BACK with a new laptop thanks to my Hubs so I get to share with you what I wanted to before my laptop decided to go boom!

Now if you visit my blog you know my Isy is a preemie which means that when it comes to clothing she is still not fitting her "age" right now being 15 mth old you would think she would be wearing 18-24 mth sized clothed right? Nope my tiny bean is fitting 9-12 mths and she can even fit comfortably 6 months.

With that being said I sometimes feel like I don't know what to get her and of course who doesn't love dressing up their baby but with me having 3 others to dress as well budget has become my first name right about now.

This is where My Littles Clothesline comes in. They are an online consignment children's store. I am BEYOND over the moon to have been able to find them as they actually don't have any consignment stores near me. This was JUST what I needed. The clothes that they have for sale are very well priced and are of the best quality.

Here is my Isy with some of the outfits I've purchased for my Isy :

I have loved everything we purchased. Another of my favorite things that they have are Bargain Boxes which are"surprise" boxes with 5 items of the size you choice (boy or girl) at $5.00 they are AWESOME.

This is one of the latest boxes Isy got :

This was JUST what Isy needed some pajamas since it's getting chilly. I also love that just as I purchase clothes I am able to send the clothing that doesn't fit Isy.

The only thing is you must make sure anything you do send in have no stains or damaged and in excellent condition. I was so happy to send the clothes Isy outgrew while in the NICU as well as the first few months home. I made a little money that truth be told I'll just spend at the store again!

Now I have some AMAZING news Lauri was wonderful enough to let me give away to one of my readers a $20 Gift Certificate to the store! Also FYI there are sizes for bigger kids there as well so you can get something for your littlest to your not so little too! (getting my 7 year old some stuff this weekend!)

So go ahead enter and good luck. Off to work on some more fun post for the coming week!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Is the last thing I heard before the baby pulled the cord to my laptop before it died. AHH yes the truth I'm living with.

Good news:
 I managed most of my pics out before it COMPLETELY went into look lady I am done mode. The internt works as that's how I'm posting right now.

Bad news
Any documents I had on m computer are gone. Can't even get into documents as it's corrupted. My Ali and Cathy Z and Project Life things I had....GONE.. SIGH...SO yeah this is me right now...

In another bit of other good news I actually HAVE all my pictures backed up on Shoebox (like Dropbox but better) which I TOTALLY forgot so at least I have my pictures right?

Now to figure out HOW the heck am I gonna get me another computer because I need my PSE, Radlab & Stomped for me to feel good about what I am presenting on my blog right? Or No..

I have SO much I want to share w/you as I have some FUN giveaways coming up as well as reviews and other fun projects I want to share with you..

When it rains it pours speaking of which we were suppose to go to Rise of the Pumpkins today but it's been pouring since last night so hmm now I don't even know if that's going to happen I wanted to share that with you guys too!

OK enough negative yuckness. I shall be back (shortly I hope) I guess I can start some blog posts and just wait until I have a new station to add my pictures and I'll be ahead of the posting game right?

Well off I go wish me luck!

Friday, October 17, 2014

5 Things around Here

Although it's was a shorter week it was jam packed around here. Here's a peek at what was going on around here:

These right here the most EASIEST "Fallish" cupcakes. Ingredients: Pumpkin Puree(1 can), Chocolate chips (1/2 cup) and White cake mix. Put them all together in a bowl mix well and bake in a pre-heated oven of 350 for 15-20 minutes. Your welcome. SO Yum!!

 Being Isy with the grace of God has been basically our super preemie I thought it only fit that this year she be Wonder baby for Halloween.

My Littles and I got crafty and painted a few pumpkins that I picked up at Micheal's Craft store. It was so much fun and it got us talking about the fun crafts that we will be doing soon for  Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This right here is everything. My oldest baby girl reading to my youngest baby girl. Mama melt right there.

My oldest- Ramzees showing off his new shirt he got from my brother... Sure I like the shirt (yes he was named after a pharaoh) but hmm did you guys see his blackboard.... #myjobisgoingwellthankyouverymuch

So that's been our week in a nutshell. What about you? What have you been up to?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Festivals

Picking up some yummy apples and family time is something we love about Fall. Having fun crossing our Fall bucket list. This weekend we hope to cross going to a Corn Maze off that list.

Of course if at the festival getting your face painted is a must along with playing w/the leaves.

What have you crossed off your Fall bucketlist?

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