Friday, February 17, 2012

Project 366: Day 1 [February 17th]

We got a visitor today: my Grandma Smith.. which would be Tayler's Great Grandma! She came baring gifts as she always does even though we constantly tell her that she can just come to visit without anything at all! But she brought me some US magazines (yes, I read those trashy magazines about celebrities. I can't help it! They just suck me in, folks!), coupons (cause I clip like a fool), chocolate chip cookies (yes, I'm feeling better), and she brought Tayler a new lamp for her room. She LOVES it. It's just gorgeous and it matches her black, white, and hot pink polka dots perfectly!

We tried it out in the living room at first and Tayler was just mesmerized by it. Thanks Grandma! :) 

After Grandma left, Tayler was getting super cranky. It was probably because she was up until 2AM playing (my fault for letting her nap at 7pm.. but seriously, you should have seen how grouchy she was!! lol) Not to mention she woke back up at 830AM (yessss this mommy was worn out!) So by 11am, she was seriously ready for some sleeping action and I was too, so guess what we did? We cuddled up for a nap on the couch. Those are my favorite naps, seriously ;)

She is without a doubt my best friend. Lets face it-- no one else will get that close to me to sleep, haha :P

And once nap time was over.. and I got done watching my court shows (anyone else out there addicted? Love me some Swift Justice, Alex Ferraro, and People's Court. Amen!) I turned on some Yo Gabba Gabba for the Tayter-Bug. It's her absolute FAVORITE. So, she enjoyed that for a little while :)

She chews on that binkie in the weirdest ways anymore. Oh and see how messy my house is? Or should I say was? haha! She was a tornado today! And she kept laughing hysterically when I put the numbers in that block clock. I don't know what it was about it, but she LOVED it. 

Once Daddy got home, we packed up the car and went to purchase some new softball stuff for him :) He is starting a team this year and is super excited about it, so we went and bought a new bat, new ball bag, and new cleats for him. Scott and Bobby came along for the ride. Bobby didn't pose with the boys.. not sure why either. It's such a cool picture LOL

Then Tayler and I left Daddy with the boys and we came home. We had a few snuggles, we ate a salad together (she loves lettuce and ham.. it's crazy!) and then we cleaned, cleaned, cleaned! Well, Tayler pulled out her toys as I kept putting them away, but I think she thought it was something helpful, haha! She's soooo cute. I love this little girl more than I ever thought possible :)

And that was our first day back at doing Project 365.. well, scratch that. Project 366. I can say

"Cheers to Project 366"


Hope y'all had a fabulous Friday!

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Weekly Meals 2/20-2/24

Alright, I have finally figured out what I want to make next week! How I have missed cooking this week. At times, I feel like it is a 'task' that I have to complete each day or we will starve, but when I didn't have the chance to cook the past few days, I actually really missed it.. which makes me think I might enjoy cooking even more than I thought I did ;) I always ask my husband what he wants for the week and usually he will say, "Eh, it doesn't really matter to me. Whatever you make, I'll eat." Whoo-hoo right? Such enthusiasm, haha! But this week, he put in a request! Taco Dip. I make this taco dip and really, I just throw in a bunch of stuff I think sounds good, but Ethan just loves it! So, I'll post that recipe this week along with the others on the day after I make them :) I'm really excited about the meals this week for some reason! 

Monday-- Homemade Crunch Wrap Supremes. This will be my first time trying this, so we will see how it all turns out! I am really anxious though :)

Tuesday-- Cubed Steaks/Mashed Potatoes/Ceaser Salads. I realize I just had this like 2 weeks ago as well, but we can't help it. It is a favorite around here and it is SO easy to make!

Wednesday-- French Toast Sandwiches. Wait til you see this one! I am SO excited to make it. I can't wait to share it with everyone!

Thursday-- It's Appetizer Day! We are going to have Bacon Cheddar Dip and Crackers along with Taco Dip and Tortilla chips. Sounds weird, but we have an 'Appetizer' day on occasion where we just have an assortment of our favorites. 

Friday-- Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. This is one of Tayler's favorites, so we are going to have it this week just for her :)

I'm going to try and control our budget this week. Last week, we went a little overboard with buying me tons of snacks and what not... it was bad LOL I was completely shocked at the check out and kept telling Ethan, "It really wasn't that bad..." but it was haha! Most of it was my fault-- I left my coupons at home! Are you a couponer? I wouldn't say I'm an 'extreme couponer' by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like to clip them to see if I can get a better deal than the off brand. 

What are you planning on making this week??

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project 366: The Beginning

I look back on stopping Project 365 (even though for me it was like a Project 642342 haha) and I regret stopping it. I love looking back at December 2010 and seeing what life was like at that point in time and it makes me sad that I won't be able to share in that for a few months. I stopped October 27th, 2011.. so I've missed about 4 months. Darn it.


I am going to start back up tomorrow. I still plan on posting the weekly meals and what not, but I'm going to start doing Project 365 again. I guess this year would be Project 366, but you get the point, haha! I am going to start taking a picture.. or a few pictures.. a day to just remember what life was like during this time. Our precious baby is almost a year old and I just want to capture every single moment that I possibly can with her! Want to see a picture of her right now?

She's 46 weeks old today. 6 weeks until her 1st birthday. Crazy isn't it? And she's not a huge fan of pictures anymore. Obviously. haha! She's such a character! We are planning her birthday party and all of that fun stuff! Such a big girl :) I love her so much!


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Feeling Better!

I had my surgery Monday morning and I am actually feeling pretty good, but let me tell you-- after having soup since Monday (and pudding, yogurt, and jello)... I am pretty soup-ed out so the soups that I had originally set aside to make this week AREN'T getting made, haha! :) We had take-out tonight. I was craving Taco Bell. Oops! But I am currently working on a grocery list and YES I am going grocery shopping this weekend. My husband asked me last night if I was going (he must realize we are running low!) LOL He even offered to stop on his way home from work. That's always a signal to me that we are in need! :) I am working on our weekly meals and I'll post those tomorrow once they are finished! Hope everyone has had a great week. I have been taken care of this week and it has been wonderful. My husband and family have been terrific. My mom made us food for Monday and Tuesday.. they have all gathered together to help with Tayler while I recooperated and her and I had our first day alone together again yesterday. She even napped with me. She is such a sweetheart and I am thankful I have such a good baby. Makes feeling better that much easier! 

In other news...

My husband rented a room for us in a local 'bed and breakfast' this weekend since I was pretty 'under the weather' on Valentine's Day. Such a sweetie! I'll try and take a few pictures! We are having a wine tasting, dinner, a jacuzzi, and they even have DVD players in the rooms, so I am sure a few movies will ensue! I cannot wait! This is kind of like Valentine's Day and our anniversary wrapped into one. Should be exciting!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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