Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chicken Rice Soup ~5 ingredients~ Kid Approved

I wanted to share this yummy, easy, kid-approved chicken and rice soup that my mother in law shared with me.  Within the last week, I have made it two times but with different flavors of rice.  The variations are different but delicious.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

High Chair Makeover

In the era of disposable plastic land, I am proud to say our Peg Perego high chair has survived 3 kids (two of my kids and my best friend's youngest).  Now that my third child has moved up to solids, we pulled out the tired chair.  Instead of buying a new high chair- hello landfill and good bye $200- I decided to revive it with a new cover.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A City Girl and Country Girl Valentine's Day- Part II

On day two of the City Girl and Country Girl Valentine's Day outfits, I am revealing the Country Girl dress.

Make sure you read A City Girl and Country Girl Valentine's Day- Part 1 which explains how got this great coordinating fabric and decided to make two different dresses and how I have been exploring pattern making. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

City Girl and Country Girl Valentine's Day Outfits- Part I

Earlier this year I played around with some great fabric I found on clearance at Walmart.  With this material I created two different dresses that show case my daughter's personality--city girl and country girl.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Orange Raisin Scones

Today I just had to make some classic scrumptious Orange Raisin Scones to go with my freshly brewed tea.  Have I mentioned I have been having fun lately with my new Keruig?  Thanks to my in-law's generous Christmas present, breakfast has been exciting. I get to brew fresh hot or over ice beverage of my choosing.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Fresh Mushroom Ravioli

I am always on the look out for fresh and homemade dinner ideas. With weekdays consisting multiple trips to school, sports and after school activities, difficult nap schedule from my youngest, and don't get me started on making sure homework is completed, most weeknights I really need a fast healthy dinner.  Many nights I have cooked "fast ravioli" that I purchased from the freezer section or refrigerated section of my grocery store.  Many choices are delicious and this method is indeed fast, but with my kids growing (can I say 7 yr old boy!) I would have to buy many packages to feed the beasts kids, not exactly budget friendly.  Making ravioli from scratch offers the benefit of making large quantities, but homemade ravioli always seemed like something I would need to dedicate an afternoon to making.  Honestly, dedicating an afternoon to make dinner is just not going to happen right now regardless how delicious the result.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day inspired by Pinterest

Last year while I was sick in bed for a couple months I developed a legitimate Pinterest obsession.  I loved Pinterest before, but since I was unable to craft, cook, or really anything, I would get my fix on looking at what everyone else was doing.  February was when I started to be able to get out of bed regularly and most food did not completely gross me out. I wanted to do some special things for my family for Valentine's Day to show them how much I loved them and missed them when I was sequestered in my room.  That's when I turned to all the  Valentine's Day projects inspired by ideas found on Pinterest!