Sunday, September 16, 2012

Catching up

I've been making lots of projects lately, but I keep forgetting to post about them. I also have a ton of half written blogs that I need to finish up. Well, this is a sneak peak at all of the things I have done since this summer.

I'm still working on learning how this blog works via my phone because all of my pics end up at the bottom. Hopefully you can follow along.

There is the painting I did for my parents bathroom. I have one in my home and my dad really liked it so I made one to match their shower curtain. It is oil on canvas with hand made stencils for the lettering. I love the 'live, laugh, love' saying.

The brown and green coasters are ones I made for our home. I just love them! Plus they also dub as a wipe of there are no towels/paper towels/ wipes/ kleenex/ etc... They are machine washable and are fun to use as frisbees:)

The necklace is one that I found on pinterest but the website is no longer working or I would give credit. I used some random beads and brown jewelry twine and tada, a cute necklace.

The colts stuff is a drawstring bag and two sets of coasters. I made these for my dads work picnic as a giveaway. I also gave one of the sets to my big brother. I love football season, mainly because of the food!

My favorite is this green knit shirt that I made. It is a stretchy knit material (that is very hard to sew with). I found a cute ruffle shirt at a consignment store a few weeks ago and it gave me an idea for this shirt. It was time consuming but well worth it. I do get a secret thrill when people ask where I got it and I say "actually, I made this" heeheehee my ego gets a huge boost.

What projects have you been working on? I hope I can get some tutorials going soon. Sorry that they are all jumbled. Feel free to ask questions or leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by. <3 Jenn

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dinner at the Shue's

I love to be creative, especially when it comes to dinner. I like to switch things up, try new recipes, alter others. Well, a few weeks ago I decided to "clean out the fridge" dinner. By that I mean, what do I have that I should probably use before it starts smelling funny. We eat A LOT of chicken in our house so it's nice to shake things up a little and thanks to my awesome parents, I had pork chops in the freezer.
My ADD mind went to work and I came up with the following recipe. Boneless pork chops, mushrooms, blue cheese, everything bread, bacon bits, green onion, and garlic. Everything but the chops are chopped finely and mixed together. Smush it together (that's a culinary word...right?) and put it on top of the pork chops in a baking dish. Bake at 375-400 for 35-40 minutes.(depends on how thick the pork chops are.)

I also had some leftover mushrooms, so I stuffed them full of yumminess too and baked them with the chops. I am trying out baked green tomatoes that have been tossed in egg whites and Panko/shake n bake mixture and baked along side of the pork chops. I will let you know how they turn out.

End result: The stuffed/topped pork chops are delicious!!! The More blue cheese, the better! The mushrooms are amazing, I only wish there were more than a few, and the tomatoes are nice and crispy on the outside and juicy and sweet on the inside. The beer; always tasty! All in all I would say that this dinner is a winner!

**my husband even 'stole' my leftovers to take to work because he leaves uber early before I even get out of bed.

Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.
P.s. I'm still learning this whole blog thing so my pictures are all in crazy orders and only at the bottom:/.

What do you get creative with?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Family, food, and spirits

I love my in-laws! Seriously, I could not have hand picked a better family to marry in to. My husband has family all of the place, Missouri, Kansas, Alaska, and here in Indiana! Well, the Alaskan crew and some MO crew are visiting, which means lots and lots of! I love family time!
My father in law just got back from a fishing trip in Alaska and brought back some fresh salmon and fresh tilapia. We had it fried, grilled, and in a dip. Yum..yum..and yum!!! Of course I forgot to take pics of the actual food but there is a glance at the bottom of what it looks like.
This night was perfect, especially after a very long day of training (and dying of boredom). I met my hubs at my in-laws and was greeted by a very red little girl. My husband dressed our daughter like a giant care bear, but She was Super cute(of course I forgot to get a pic before I put her jammies on.)

Anyway, we had a very late night, lots of laughs, and a super great time!!!

What are your favorite family get togethers? :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Egg biscuits

I haven't posted in a while because, well, I keep getting side tracked. which is the story of my life, I will start to clean out the fridge, the start to do dishes, then stop and put a shirt in the laundry and start to wash a load, then see toys in the way......then nothing is actually done, everything is just half started:/ I have really good intentions though:) My hubs on the other hand has a day off and the bathroom is spotless! I love that man!!! :).

Back to the blog at hand, this excerpt is about these delicious egg biscuits! I LOVE breakfast food, it's my favorite meal. Probably because breakfast means bacon, and I LOVE bacon!!!! I started making egg muffins a few years ago which is basically scrambled eggs in a muffin tin. Well, I started usig biscuits that come in the four pack, it's ridiculously cheap, like 4 10-packs for $1.88 for buttermilk biscuits. Well, here's the recipe, melt a few Tbsp of butter, mix 5 eggs, add cheese, bacon, and whatever else you want. ( onions, sausage, peppers, etc...) break 1 can of biscuits into 4 pieces each and add to mixture. Stir mixture together and place evenly in greased muffin tin. Bake at 400• for 10-15 minutes or until browning.
Eat with fruit, coffee, and enjoy!!!!
What are your favorite breakfast recipes?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mouse paint

Last time we went to the library we picked up the book 'Mouse paint' by Ellen Stoll Walsh. If you've never read this book I highly recommend it, especially if you have a little one. Our daughter is all about colors and I started teaching her about mixing colors and what happens when you mix certain colors. This book is all about three little mice that find paint and jump inside and dance in puddles to mix colors. Well, I decided to make a little project to go along with this book. My little one isn't always a big fan of having paint on her hands and definetely not her feet, so I put the primary colors in a ziploc bag so we could mix, discover, and stay clean.:) I will admit, my little one wasnt overly excited about this but it did work well.

Do you have any fun color mixing ideas or experiments?

DIY mini flower vase

I pretty much love anything "mini," mini candy bars, mini appetizers, and mini wine bottles:) I bought some pinot grigio in the little 4 packs not too long ago. The bad things about "mini" things is they tend to be gone very quickly, and this rang true for these delicious bottles of wine. I love the little bottles, and I couldn't just throw them away so I washed them out, cleaned the paper off and got out some paint supplies. I started to get really creative and painted a Monet scene on the first but didnt think I should try to remake the Mona Lisa. I think these would be so cute as a gift for a friend or mom with a wild flower inside. I painted these with acrylic paint and will be putting a clear coat over them when I am finished. The white one still needs to be painted, but I'm waiting to get inspired. (starry night perhaps?)

What do you think? I would love to hear comments or questions:)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Productivity = happiness

So I have been feeling very unproductive this summer, sleeping in, playing ALL day, choosing whether or not to shower (I almost always do :) reading, and soaking up the suns rays. Well, we've had some gloomy days this week and I decided today to get some things marked off my list. I straightened/cleaned my crafting room, did some sewing, swept the floors, put all of lylas toys away, laundry, dishes, cooked, played guitar....wait that wasnt on the list of to-do, but little miss helpful wanted to play with it. I forgot that I dont know how to play it but did have a jam session with lyla and her barbie guitar. "I'm a barbie a barbie in's fantastic..." I have just song bombed you all, and I'm not even going to apologize:)

Back to being productive, why do I procrastinate? It's so nice to get things done, even if there are more dishes in the sink, more laundry to do, and more toys to pick up.... But for now, I'm happy that I did get productive today...even if I havent showered yet :)

Let's all hope the weather is nice for our pool, zoo, 4th of July cookout, and family visiting coming up this week. I will try to blog about it all!

Here's a preview of the dress I made for my daughter, hopefully she will want to wear it on Wednesday! I still have some altering to do:) and also a pic of us having our jam session;)

What are your secrets to staying productive?

I would love to hear any questions or comments that you may have...


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A cold hotdog....slap in the face:)

So I was searching through foodgawker and found a recipe for beef and broccoli from

It looked easy, delicious, and easy. (did I say that already?). I have been craving Chinese but hate to spend 20$ on food that is full of calories and leftovers sit in the fridge for way too long after dinner.
Well, what else could I do but make my own....I semi follow directions when it comes to cooking. Here's what I did... Cut and marinate beef stew meat in some heavy shakes of soy sauce and ground ginger (refrigerate 1 hour or more), cut and sauté onion in a spray of evoo and a splash of soy sauce...after onions are sautéed, add meat and frozen bag of broccoli. Once heated through, add water and corn starch. (mixed together) I also added mushrooms to mine. Serve with a side of brown rice and some homemade crab rangoon (which I'm still trying to master) and viola! your homemade take-out is done!

Let me know what you think, questions, ..or if you have a great baked crab rangoon recipe I would love to hear about that too!

Beef and broccoli

1 lb. Beef stew meat
1medium onion
1 pkg. Mushrooms
Bag of frozen broccoli
1 tsp Ground ginger
4ish tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1cup Water

P.s. My daughter refused to eat this and wanted a cold hotdog, what a culinary slap in the face!!! She has never even eaten a "cold" hotdog. Wtf!!! But I liked it and my hubby enjoyed it too:)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Care bears

Care bears, care bears, care bears!!! Our daughter loves the care bears. My parents brought my Care bear that is almost 30 years old and it has been inseparable from our three year old. She named it Teddy... And she loves watching the shows on tv. The Hub has new episodes every Saturday at 9:00 am.

So with all of the love for care bears, we decided to make care bear t shirts! I googled the different tunny symbols, found some t shirts at walgreens for $1, and started painting! I couldn't find all of the colors that i wanted but we made sunshine bear, good night bear, friendship bear, and cheer bear. I think I got carried away:) She likes to wear the bedtime bear shirt to bed. Here are the shirts. I still need to get pics of her in them, but I think they are cute and she likes wearing them and talking about the care bears.

What was your favorite care bear?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dead squirrel, cute cat, and poppers

I thought I would catch your attention with that title....but I will explain it all. Starting off with the crafty stuff... Before vacation I bought 3 cheap Cooke sheets at Walmart. I think they were $3.98 for three of them. They made the perfect trays for our 9+ hour car trip to Kansas and Missouri over Memorial weekend. On top of being the great catch all for snacks, crayons, and the Olivia car, they are also magnetic! We have these super cute magnetic dolls that you can dress in different clothes, and the cookie sheets were the perfect fit for these dolls. Well, I decided to paint a little outdoor playground for the dolls and for Olivia too:) Not my best work but I may or may not have had a couple of glasses of wine while painting:) (don't judge me, it's summer break:). I painted it with acrylic paint and learned that I will need to seal it to keep it from chipping under little piggy feet.
On to the title explanation.... We were outside playing with firework poppers, throwing them, stepping on them, and hearing them pop just means its summer! Our little one loves them, she was throwing them and jumping on them, all while my husband was trying to pop them on my feet;). While we were outside we met some neighbors who had just dumped a squirrel that had fallen into their pool and drowned. Poor squirrel... Let's have a moment of silence.………
After the excitement of squirrels and poppers we were about to head inside when a cute little kitty cat came into our yard and wanted to be pet. Well, of course we had to get him some food and water and of course a good petting. Our little one was so exited!!!! "titty tat" "titty tat" "titty tat"!!!! Well his name is of course "titty tat." he will stay outside but we will feed him, he's just too cute and Lyla loves him already!!!
There you have it, a crazy, ordinary, fun evening in the Shue household.

What's happening with your family this summer?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Letters to Lyla

I've been writing things down here and there to document things that our daughter does, but I thought I would just start blogging the little things she does. So here are just a few recent things that she will inevitably hate me for in about 11 years.
One: you started saying "shhhhh" at the funniest moments, like when daddy and I are talking at dinner and not including you. It's even funnier when you do it in the car while mommy sings.
Two: you finally started pooping on the potty everyday, too bad it also includes watching MickeyMouse clubhouse, Olivia, and care bears to finish. (like father like daughter;).
Three: you count everything, a little rainman-ish but none the less awesome; you are currently counting to twenty with little to no help from mommy and daddy.
Four: you started writing your name...semi legible!!!!
Five: You love "Teddy" which is a homemade Care Bear from when mommy was little. ( it's about 30 years old!)
Six: you love playing "earthquake" with daddy before bed every night.
Seven: you are talking up a storm
and very inquisitive to sounds, and your great at "charades" as we try to decipher your speech:)
Eight: you love mustard....
Nine: instead of saying pig ( for Olivia for instance), you snort like a pig and breath deep through your nose. So cute and it reminds me of my aunt Louise who had a pig decorated kitchen. She would have loved you!
Ten: you say "I love you too mama" when I tell you I love you. Which may or may not be 50+ times a day!
Eleven: you started pushing your stroller with your belly. ( picture below)
Twelve: you were a daredevil at the park and played on the swing with 'no hands!'
Thirteen: your fear of dogs has gotten SO much better! ( spike and lyla below)
Fourteen: you wear the stuff mommy makes you because I think you know how happy it makes me. (you are so beautiful) (see below)

More to come and to add. What are your little ones doing these days that will embarrass them later in life??? I would love to hear your comments or questions.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer dress

So I found this fabric at Walmart for 1$ a yard, yep you read correctly $1!!! I love good deals. I only bought two yards because I wasn't even sure what I was going to do with it, but it's pretty and it was $1 a yard! It's been sitting on my ironing board (with a million other things) and it keeps calling out to me "make me into something beautiful."

Today, I made something beautiful! I love making clothes for my little girl, it just makes me smile when she wants to wear the things I made. I also like making her dresses because she is so tall and all of the store bought clothes are WAY too short! I can't wait for her to see the finished product. I of course added pockets because you have to have a place to put rings, coins, snacks;)
Here it is, please leave a comment or question, I'd love to hear them!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer vacation

One week into summer vacation and time is going by quickly. Although 10 hours in the car on Monday didn't seem so quick. We had a great Memorial weekend with my in-laws in Kansas City. I even got to meet some family members that I hadn't seen yet! We had a great time and our little one got to play with her cousins, aunts, and uncle! Swimming, playing, eating, and being with amazing people was a fantastic way to kick off the summer.
I'm trying to plan different activities for my little one and our family...and still get laundry, dishes, cleaning, and cooking done. I need professor Von Drakes multiplicity potion! (Mickey mouse clubhouse...anyone?!?)
Today little one and I visited the library and picked out lots of books...the scaredy squirrel,a Sandra Boyton book, and a few other ones. As I was juggling my wallet, the books, and making sure the little one was going safely up the stairs.... I had a thought.....we have to make a special library book bag to make sure that we dont mix up any of the library books and I don't fumble and fall down a flight of stairs:).
I let my daughter pick out her own fabric (bonus it was only $2.00 a yard:) and we got a few groceries and headed home. I worked on it while she took a much needed nap and she tested it out when she woke up. I got her approval:)
This bag was very quick and very simple to put together, I just cut two rectangles, one for the inside and one for the outside, sewed up the sides and added some gross-grain ribbon. I think I will add some fabric paint and let my kiddo do some painting on it so she can make it "hers."
What summer time projects do you have planned for your family?

Friday, May 11, 2012


I started making these cute little princess bags (inspired by a girl and a glue gun) for my daughters birthday party. I was so excited about these bags and made two last week for a birthday party. Well, I was trying to be cheap, I mean frugal, and bought the bags at the dollar tree. Bought the tulle and ribbon and started dreaming of princesses! Well my dreams were cut short when I gave myself a few blisters, messed up a bag, and then as I thought..."an iron-on would be cute" and so I put the Iron to the bag and look below to see what happens when you add heat and pressure to something that is apparently plastic or something obviously not fabric.
Well, its good I had extras. The bags turned out great and the kiddos loved them. (I found out that my little sisters cut the bottom of the bags to make princess dresses for their dolls, how cute and innovative!) I may have to make some dresses now:).
Thanks for stopping by, it's summer break now, so hopefully I will post more blogs soon!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Time flies!

3 years ago, I was in a hospital bed blowing bubbles with bubble yum gum and joking around with my besties, my husband, and my parents...patiently awaiting for my daughters arrival. I had an epidermal at about 4 1/2 centimeters because apparently my doc on call loved me!!! I kept poking my legs and saying "look guys, I can't feel anything!" I think I was getting delirious waiting for my baby girl. She was 10 days late and I was ready to meet her!!! I had an amazing pregnancy and fantastic delivery and then we had a rough two years with lots of hospital visits and a broken bone. If you have a child that has/had Hirschsprungs or a broken femur, I would love to hear your story. Email me or comment below.
Anyway, I can't believe that my sweet baby girl is turning three! Time truly flies when you are having fun. Our little girl is just so amazing! I love her more than I ever thought possible!!! She has brought so much joy and happiness into our lives.

In honor of her birthday, I decided (at 7:30pm at night) to make her a birthday outfit. So here it is, it only took about 1 1/2 hours and I think she will love it! I took an old t-shirt and cut out ovals of fabric for balloons and used heat-bond to secure them, sewed them on an old shirt and made a skirt to match, added some embellishment stitches and voila!

I will try to take pics of her wearing it! Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Craft ADD

My mind is constantly going, going, going! Unfortunately, it's usually going in different directions. I've always had problems focusing on one thing for a long period of time. In college my professor told me I should be tested and be put on meds, but really I had made it to college, what was that going to help? Seriously should have reconsidered that advice....!!!

:) I have made it 31 years, a few broken bones, a few stories to tell, and am so happy in my life. I have a wonderful husband (truly amazing!), a beautiful intelligent daughter, and a great job, BUT, I can't seem to clean one full room in our house at one time. I clean up stuff all the time, do dishes, pick up toys, but what the heck, I just can't seem to stick to completing a task in one sitting. I think that is why my credit sucks. :/ oh well, back to the point....

Ive been having trouble focusing on my crafting. I have so many fun things like hair accessories, keychains, crayon holders, and hand bags, but finishing more than one or a couple seems out of my realm of thought... and or attention span. Any advice in how to help my problem???? Until I can focus, I will continue to blog and craft random stuff. My next project.......bracelets for Relay for life for my mom. (sorry if I just ruined the surprise mom, I just hope I get them done.) Until then, here is a picture of a crayon holder for my daughter when we are out and about. This was inspired because I took crayons in my purse when we went out to eat a few weeks ago and forgot one. Well, a warm day+purse in car=melted crayon in my purse. Good thing I made the purse and it's washable:)

Let me know what you think...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Three fat quarters and a new sewing machine

For my birthday ( a month ago) my mom and dad and brother and sister in law went in and bought me a sewing machine. I am in love with it! It's amazing how much better and smoother it sews than my old one. I will always treasure my old machine, I did learn how to sew with it, but sometimes you just have to move forward, besides it's going to a good home. Aunt Yaya will take good care of you Brother LS-2125i.
My new Singer Curvy does so many fun stitches and I can't wait to work the button hole attachment! I'm such a Geek! Anyway, I've been sewing with it for a few days and just finished one project, a cute little spring/summer handbag. It's for sale if your interested. Hint* hint* I'm trying to gain a little inventory so I can actually make some profit. Here are some pics of the purse and my new machine.

Why kind of machine do you have? Do you love it or hate it?

On to my next project....but what do I choose???

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spray paint, birthday planning, and proud momma moment!

Wow, it's been too long since I've posted on my blog. I feel like work has just been kicking my butt and our evenings go by too quickly.

Last week I had a few hours between work meetings and I decided that I would paint the chalkboard wall in our spare bedroom because I promised Lyla I would get it done. :) I learned that spray paint should be used in a more open area and that I am thankful that we still have a carpet cleaner. Pictures are at the bottom. Lyla
loves it and mommy and daddy too.

With Lyla's birthday approaching, I have been looking at Pinterest like crazy! I have so many ideas...bug juice, caterpillar veggies, butterfly cake...I'm
thinking of a bug theme if you can't tell. I may change my mind again, since I do that a lot.

And last but not least, my proud momma moment!!! Lyla has been spellings and signing her name for a while now, and she finds letters in every day objects, but last night I had a T-shirt on that said "Colorado"(from my bestie, Erin) written in cursive. Lyla pointed to every letter and said it out loud. SERIOUSLY!! She is a amazing! She is not even three yet! I just have so much joy and love when I look at her and I am amazed at how much she is learning and growing.

What are your proud momma moments?

Please leave comments or questions and come back soon.

Here's the chalkboard wall and my little princess:)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things I love about today...

Today is a good day. It's a normal day, woke up, showered, got babybear up, took her to daycare ( and she was happy!), went to work, had a couple home visits and had an Easter egg hunt with the kids at Head Start, got Babybear, and came home. Ordinary day right? Right, but I feel good! ( I always want to sing that "I feel good dananananana") just me? Am i weird? Anyway, Im really loving my new job, I love our new home, I love our gym(which I started back into this week), and I love my family!
Here are a couple of highlights throughout my day....a little boy at Head Start told me he loved me, I wore my comfortable shoes all day, I got my sewing machine hooked up, and I had a complete stranger compliment me on my purse. When I told her I made it, she asked for my info. She may even read my blog, Hi!
Well, I just wasn't in the mood to cook tonight so I decided it should be a pizza night! Thin crust pizza, fresh fruit, and a salad. I love these kind of dinners; simple, somewhat healthy, and delicious. The only thing that would be better was if the hubs was home to share it. I miss him when he works. I hope every married couple is as happy as us:)

What is your go-to meal when you don't feel like cooking?

I would love to hear feed back, questions, or comments!

P.s. I always forget to take a picture of the food before I eat it all. This is what's left on my plate :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Making memories

I had lots of plans on getting stuff done today, but not a lot happened...what did happen was having a great time hanging out with my parents and the princess. We went to rural king and saw hundreds of baby chicks! (I really want a baby chick, they are sooooo cute! The chicks were only $1.50 but a cage for the chicks was $150, go figure. ) Well, the princess had a great time with grandma and grandpa. I got some unpacking done, and we grilled out twice:) I love this weather. As I was unpacking, the princess found her princess tutu and had to wear it. I love how she has a unique little style of her own. She was determined to wear this tutu, along with a hoodie, and Elmo socks. Punky Brewster anyone?

I am having crafting withdrawal, hopefully I can get my craft room organized an unpacked this week so I can work on some projects. I'm thinking of starting up an etsy site soon...comments? Advice? Other options? Email me or leave your comment below. I would love to hear from you :)

Well, here's the princess playing outside. I love this kid!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Moving adventures!

WE ARE MOVED! Woohoo! I hate moving, it's quite possibly just as bad as putting in a car seat. ( which I have to go get certified in and spend four days in Seymore Indiana) ( I may chop off a finger to get out of that one:/.) Anyway, back to the moving part, we started around 8 am yesterday morning after spending about two weeks packing. My parents picked up babybear to take back to their house to play, my brother helped move and my father-in-law(who is an expert at packing Tetris style) came to help too. We were supposed to get a 26'foot truck only to have gotten a 20' one. Holy moly that is a big difference in the wrong direction! A few hours loading everything in and we were off to the new house. My brother had to leave early for work and babybear came home. My parents took her to the flower shop and she got me flowers for my birthday (although she thinks they are hers:) She is the sweetest thing ever! We are gradually getting things put away, but it's a process. Good thing my hubs and I are a good team! (love you hunny)

So, there are three things that I learned while moving; 1. We need to dust and vacuum a lot more! (Gross!) 2. Label Everything!!!!! Like every box and what is in it. What the heck were we thinking? I went through every box just trying to find pizza cutter, only to find it this morning. 3. Don't move again for a long time! We moved less than a year ago and it sucks! We are planning on staying put for a while though.
And as an extra one... #4. Be Flexible! We had to buy a dryer converter, lots of organizing stuff and who knows what else.

If you have any organizing tricks or tips, please share them! I love new ideas! Comment below please! :)

P.s. I cant wait to start having cook-outs and having friends over (hint hint Erin and Leann.)

Pictures coming soon.....

What was that??? Tomorrow???? Yes, your right, tomorrow is my birthday!!! Woohoo! I'm officially in my 30's. (that's 31 if you didn't know.) I got a new license that is horrific and my body aches :) just kidding... Life is GOOD!!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I uh (love) Mama!!!!

So if you know me on a personal level, you may know that my daughter has apraxia. Apraxia is a speech delay/disorder that happens in children and can happen to adults. You can learn more here at if you are interested.

Because our little princess is apraxic, she does not speak like most children her age, she does not express herself like others, and she has never been able to say "mama"........Until tonight!!!! ( I am smiling from ear to ear right now) while putting the little princess to bed, we always say "I love you" and she repeats "I uh (love) bwa bwa or da-da" but never ma-ma. She will be 3 in May and I've been waiting to hear the words "ma-ma" since she started babbling. It's been a long wait but well worth it! I started crying and my hubs and I were thrilled to hear her say " I uh ma-ma"!!!! She is such a sweetheart and she is growing so much everyday! We are so proud of her accomplishments with her speech (and everything she does) and she tries so hard everyday! Our little princess is a dream come true and I look forward to more words and accomplishments in the future.

Have you had troubles and triumphs with your children? Feel free to share! If you have ever known or have a child with apraxia, please leave me a message, I would love to hear from you!
This is me and the munchkin, she was not camera ready :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chorizo bake

My hubs had two very long days at work so the little princess and I decided to make him a yummy breakfast and let him sleep in. What to make...what to make.... Chorizo bake? Yep! I had some chorizo in the freezer that I thawed and got the bisquick out, eggs,milk and cheese. That's it, that's all you need. (unless you are like me and use lots of seasonings.) The princess played, while I cooked the chorizo and enjoyed a yummy cup of coffee. I love my coffee, any coffee, I just need my coffee! Thats not a problem right?
Back to the baking... After I cooked the chorizo, I soaked up as much grease as I could with 15 paper towels. (Maybe more) I layered the chorizo in the bottom of a baking dish, topped with lots of cheese, and poured the bisquick mixture on top. ( recipe and pics to follow) pop in the oven and 25 minutes later you have a Mexican inspired breakfast bake. I finished my homemade salsa while it baked. I also played with the princess and her dolls too:)!

What did you have for breakfast?

Chorizo bake

1lb (or package) chorizo or Breakfast sausage
1 cup shredded cheese (or more:)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup bisquick (I used heart healthy)
Seasonings of your choice (I use garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, and hot pepper flakes)
Cook chorizo or sausage until done, strain as much grease as possible, and layer in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with shredded cheese. Mix eggs, bisquick, milk, and seasonings in a bowl. Pour over sausage and cheese and put into a preheated 350• oven. Bake for 25 min or until fork comes out clean. Serve with a side of salsa and some yummy fruit.(for nutrition of course) Enjoy!!!!

What should I make tomorrow?

Please let me know if you have any questions.