Sunday, December 22, 2013


First off thanks to those that checked in on me when they noticed I hadn’t shown my face in a few weeks! So sweet! :)


One thing that I’m weird about.. I don’t really care for the “old” movies.. Most of em are classics but for some reason I just don’t like to watch them! I put old in quotes cuz old to me are probably not that old.

During the holidays there are so many classic Christmasy movies on.. Bob’s favorites are the Griswold movies.. My go to.. Love Actually. I’m watching it actually right now. I forget about this one until every Christmas. It’s got to probably be one of my fav movies ever.


I’ve hardly baked. Usually I love to, especially around this time. The only thing I really did was make some pies and cookies for thanksgiving, but with Christmas just 3 days away I better get to it!

On my agenda to bake for Christmas eve or for Christmas day treats, and also some treats for our neighbors:

1) Christmas Crack

Chocolate Saltine Toffee (aka Christmas Crack) - This stuff lives up to it's name and is extremely addictive! Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy and a holiday favorite everyone loves! Easy recipe at


2) These mini caramel apples

Mini Caramel ApplesMini Caramel Apples

3) Caramel wrapped marshmallows

Caramel Wrapped Marshmallows

4) Snickerdoofle fudge

Snickerdoodle Fudge STM


Gosh can you believe it?! It’s 2 days until Christmas Eve! I know I’ve been saying this since Kenzie was born but, time fucking flys! Right?!

I better get to baking, stat!

I also feel like Christmas this year kinda got thrown off with Thanksgiving being so late. I’ve finally started receiving all my christmas cards this past week… and sent ours out.

Speaking of sending out our Christmas cards.. I love Snapfish. Always use them, have been a loyal customer for years..but I’m so annoyed with our xmas card this year… (actually I guess it really isn’t Snapfish’s fault since they do warn you the quality you’re uploading isn’t perfect).. but this years pic was so damn blurry! And when I previewed on the computer it was blurry but not as that blurry so I was pretty disappointed when I opened all 40 to see the end result.

Here’s the big reveal:


I just started wrapping presents last night and putting under the tree. And shoot I even told Bob he could pass on putting up the lights!

Has it been like this for anyone else?

Next year though.. a whole different story! I can’t wait! Actually I can, because that means babygirl will be a year and a half! Waaaahhh!  My precious baby is turning into such a little person it’s adorable but makes me sad. But guess what I still don’t miss the babyphase (just yet).


Anyways let’s be honest you probably won’t hear from me til after Christmas.. soo.. Merry Christmas everyone have a safe and fun time with your families!

Monday, December 9, 2013

What I’m loving Mondays! #babycarlos #wanderlust #hashtag ;)

I thought I’d try something.. Mondays usually are all depressing or we’ve “got a case of the Mondays”.. so instead I’m going to try and focus on what I’m loving every Monday from the past week/end.


You know what I’m loving?!

  • That my mom and dad are still dropping lbs!! I brought the baby over on Saturday and we were all upstairs in their room when I noticed how great my mom is looking these days! They completed their 24 day challenge on Thanksgiving and had a combined weight loss of 31lbs and 25inches!! Crazy right?! She then pointed out the pile of pants and jeans that they’re donating that are too big! My dad looks amazing too and since he’s already bigger it’s easier to tell he’s lost weight {HE LOST 21 LBS!!} Both of them have dropped pant sizes! That’s huge for them! I love that they’re loving the products too. I would love to show off their before and afters but really don’t have an after shot of them yet..  Soon though with Christmas I’ll get a good picture!

My dad is really loving the convenience of the Meal Replacement shakes since he’s driving a lot for work. He loves the taste and that it’s a completely balanced meal, not leaving him still feeling hungry.

And of course Spark. I mean who doesn’t love Spark. They’re on their 2nd canister. My mom loooves her coffee so she’s still enjoying her cup in the morning but around lunch time is when she has a Spark and no longer has that 2 or 3 pm crash.

  • “No I didn’t make that coffee.. I’m just the coffee’re the bean.” Yep. I’m loving the movie Wanderlust. Seriously every since we had the free movie channels over thanksgiving weekend I recorded the movie and have watched it about 5x.. It’s one of my favs now. I just love Paul Rudd and duh Jennifer Aniston.

WARNING: very vulgar but I seriously L O L so hard at this part..


Go see it if you haven’t’s def rated R but funny!


  • That my babygirl said “Mama” !! Ya sure it definitely just sounds like “mmmmm mmm aaaa” but some of them sound like “mmmaa maa”- so guess what.. you bet I’m counting that! I posted a video to Instagram!


  • That I got to see my 2 bests last week. I think we so needed it! We had a lot of fun.. first apps and drinks (showing off Elizabeth’s beer sampler below) and then we walked over and got fitted for bras at VS lol ..random but we all needed it! I left Kenz with Bob for the first time since she was about 3-4 weeks old.. I bathed her, put her in her pj’s, fed her and got her to sleep and then ran out of there! I was on the clock! I stayed out for just barely over 3hrs. I knew that her falling asleep would only be a nap but was hoping for longer.. Anyways I came home to my angel baby sleeping on daddy and they looked like they survived. It turned out it wasn’t that easy for him, but in the end they both survived and they both need these chances to build up that bond so she knows she can be left with him too..


  • The holidays even more now.. with this girl. #babycarlos


Try it, let’s not have a case of the Monday’s! Share what you’re loving from the past week!