Friday, October 25, 2013

{hello Halloween}

One of the local AZ brands I'm loving lately is hello apparel. Had to snag me one of their special made Halloween kids tees. In true form I waited a lil late and had to order a tee that was a little large on Reegan but I think it looks cute anyway! 

Being a little ham sandwich! When did this girl get so big?!

LOOK what we found on the @helloapparel Insta profile...Reegan included in the collage. Glad they likey my pics! :)

You might be seeing some more of this brand in our holiday photos!

{Isabel Marie Harding}

Oh heyyyyyyy nieceypoo! So beyond excited to see Isabel and the Harding family this upcoming weekend. Can't believe how diff these cousins look already...seems like the same nose. Maybe Lindz is blessed to have a lil girl that isn't a mini me of daddy! LOL! I'm officially used to everyone calling my kids Little Ryans.

Isabel was born October 7th in Denver, CO.

Top/Left photos are Reegan taken by Christy Goetz Photography

Bottom/Right photos are Isabel taken by Maren Miller Photography

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{Bridal Shower - Sandwich Recipe}

Because I literally get asked all the time about the food I had at my Bridal Shower over 4 years ago I am posting the yummy goodness up here. Thanks to Kiki Harding for sharing!!!

2 pkg. Dinner Rolls (About 16 Rolls)
Sliced Cheese (Cheddar, Provolone or Swiss)
Sliced Ham or Smoked Turkey

Glaze Topping
Boil Together:
2 T Poppy Seeds
1 ½ Sticks Butter
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
2 T. Brown Sugar
2 T Prepared Mustard

Boil the topping ingredients for short time approx. 5 minutes.

Assemble meat and cheese sandwiches and place in greased pan. Spoon or brush the topping over the sandwiches.  Bake at 350 degrees. For 15-20 minutes and service warm.

Two posts in a row about food + recipes....yeah I'm def preggers! LOL!

These sandwiches are so easy! And we always make extra so we have extras we can warm for a fab leftover meal. So make a bride-to-be happy and include these in the shower you are planning!


{Halloween Candy Cupcake Recipe and Printables}

Head over to Life According to the Streets to check out a yummy recipe for some treats and for the link to printables I did up last Halloween!

EEK! How tasty do they look!?

Wish I had time to make some of these yummies! Might have to make a trip to a local bakery to acquire a tasty treat for Hudson and I now. LOL!

{A Spooky Soiree and a Free Halloween Printable}

We just love our friends the Fleckys! So we were excited to attend their first (annual?) Halloween kids party! Hanging with the Flecky family, the Riemers, the Streets and new little friends is always on the top of our list!

Jess, as always, threw one amazing event! We had a blast crafting away, playing on Amelia's slide and hide and seeking it up. Jess was loving Fletcher's pumpkin! He did all "on his own" with the candy corn teeth and fuzzy nose. ;)

Fab food and friends are something this preggers is really soaking up lately! Plus I died over all the little cuties in costume!

In my "spare" time I also designed a fun printable for Reegan's preschool class.
Head over to A Night Owl Blog for two freebies and the old Etsy shop for the full set! Are your kids dressing up as any of the characters I designed? Hope you have a fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

{Thank You God for Making Me A Penguin Who Found Another Penguin}

As most of us know penguins (Adelie species) are kinda a cool little birds that pick one mate for a lifetime. As the link says...they stick together to raise a chick and share the parenting duties. And today I thank God for making me feel most like a penguin in the animal kingdom. Today is four years (wedding anniversary) of 13 years spent together. We are currently in a season of our lives that doesn't allow us to fully appreciate each other daily with soon to be three kids at ages three and under.  Truth be told I recently have been feeling like the "little" task of walking and parenting have been priority over my husband which is a major bummer. But everyday is a new day to make that man of mine feel appreciated for everything he does as well as for the person he is. I'm basically one stinking proud wifey! I'm blessed to have a partner that helps me to no end with kiddo raising, spiritual stuff, housework, cooking, laundry, daily routine and much, much more...I won't bore you with the long list....think Santa with his list of kids names type of list. I mean he basically helps me keep my head on straight AND BONUS he is my best friend that I can always count on. Like the kind of friend you can't keep ANYTHING from...secrets, emotions, anything really. I could talk on this topic for ages but I think you get the gist of it. I just had to take a moment today to share that I feel just beyond blessed to know that everything that I have done, shared, learned, grown in, seen, etc. etc. has been shared with one of my oldest, dearest friends that I now call husband. I love that I can tell people that there has always just been the one love of my life...just one to say I love you to...just one for so many firsts with a spouse...just one to call fiance/ husband.  We continue on together, as always, in this crazy world. Hand in hand until death due us part. Love you & happy anni baby!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

{A SUPER Halloween - Giveaway}

So of course I KNOW we never ever judge so I'll get COMPLETE understanding when I tell a dirty little secret...I never posted last years Halloween pictures and events. Hey I was a newbieish mother of two! But yeah we didn't even make it to the pumpkin patch?! I mean....Ugh!

Anyways I still have the pictures, and guys, I think I appreciate them MORE now than I would have before. So last year being the creative (read frugal) type I decided to use an uber cute baby Gap swimsuit Superman outfit for Fletcher and I purchased a matching Super girl outfit for Reegan. I was afraid Fletcher would dislike costumes like his sister did the year before. 

I feel like I am I the only one who's kids HATE...I MEAN HATE...cute Halloween costumes?! For Reegan's second Halloween we ended up doing skeleton jammies because she had epic fits over the cute cupcake outfit I hoped she would wear. Fletcher is the same this year with a fish outfit I had picked out for him. But I won't be out smarted. No jammies for the kiddos this year but I was sure to get them something comfy to be revealed at a later date. 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures from last year! 

AND if you're still with me you get a surprise! I recently design a Superhero theme invitation and I'm sharing it here! Want a free digital design of this card?! ENTER BELOW!