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Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

I don’t usually do much for V-day, but with a 2 year old, this year will be filled with celebrating fun holidays together. (St. Patty’s Day is next… whoo hoo!)

We’re having my father-in-law over for dinner, so we’ll have someone to share all of our love (and food) with.  I just made some cupcakes with her – spice cake with vanilla frosting and red sprinkles.  Yum!   Also on tonight’s menu: Salad, Lasagna and Garlic Cheese Bread.

 The Heart Cake Jenn made for me last year!

My friend Jenn made me this cake last V-day.

PARENT – Job Description

31 Jan

POSITION :
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required. Continue reading

Balancing Act

25 Jan

I’ve been married five years, and a mom for almost three of those years.  Before I was a mom, I worked full time, and since becoming one, I’ve worked part time.  I stopped working October of last year, and with the move and the new baby, we’ve had a LOT of changes going on.  It’s always been important to me to be able to stay home with my kids, and our finances changed drastically when I went from FT to PT and now to NO TIME.

I am officially a Full Time Homemaker/Mother/Wife.  And juggling these new roles is not easy!  I can be a slacker and spend lots of time on the internet, talking on the phone and/or reading books, but quite frankly, that is not what I signed up for.  Staying at home is no easy task, and making the transition is going to take some time and effort. 

I’m going to attempt to use the Flylady as a guideline for keeping house.  I’m re-reading my New Bride Guide book given to me by a friend before I got married.  And I just ordered a few books from Amazon to help me with my budgeting, living on one income and spirituality.

At some point this year, I will pick up some side work to bring in some extra money.  In the meantime, I’m going to focus on my new Full Time job and give it all I’ve got.

Homemaking Meme

21 Jan

Stolen from Trail Mix Up.

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Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?
I never wear aprons, but I’ve found some boutique shops online that sell them and I may just order one up.  Cute!

Baking – Favorite thing to bake
I’m not big on baking, but I do love to make pumpkin bread every once in awhile.

Clothesline – Y/N?
My very own washer and dryer… finally!

Donuts – Have you ever made them?
In high school Home Ec. Continue reading