Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What I Wore 11-26

A while back I happened across a blog called The Pleated Poppy.  I enjoyed watching for what she wore each day, then life got crazy and I stopped reading her blog.  Funny thing is, recently Becky, from Choose Happy started linking up with her.  Since I am starting to blog a few times a week, I decided to attempt to join.
 
I am a stay at home mom that only tends to dress nicely a couple times a week I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!






 
Linked up with Pleated Poppy.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Currently: Vol 8

A few weeks ago, I started joining Hannah at Joyful Life with her "Currently" posts.  I look forward to linking up with her each week with an everyday post of our lives.

Hannah, from Joyful Life has been on vacation all week. I decided to post some  of my favorite pictures so far, from my "30 Days of Thankfulness" on Instagram!

"Home"

"Small"

"Tradition"

"Luxury"

"Health"

"Happiness"

"Everyday"

 To follow the rest of the "30 Days of Thankfulness"  rachylea83



Friday, November 21, 2014

This Old House: Vol 8


 


 

This week, I am dreaming of redoing our half bath on the main floor.  My sister is currently painting her bathroom, and was sending me pictures.  This got me thinking about our bathroom that guests use. 

Years ago, it had a nasty green sink and toilet, so I tried to figure out something to make it fun.  Rubber ducks were really popular at the time....



It was fun at the time, but 10+ years later, the toilet and sink have been replaced, and the kids have managed to start pulling the border down!



So, pintrest here I come for ideas! 

I was thinking of painting it the same orange as the nursery, which is attached to the bathroom. 


I would love to put wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls.  Maybe I should paint the trim, cabinet, and wainscoting white, to lighten the room up and bring some "time era" back to the room.



Maybe add some fun printables, to go along with the coloring/nursery theme.  It might be nice, being able to change them out when the room next to it isn't the owl nursery anymore. 




I've realized over the years, I need change every so often!!!!! My poor hubby doesn't do well with change, unfortunately.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I Wore 11-19

A while back I happened across a blog called The Pleated Poppy.  I enjoyed watching for what she wore each day, then life got crazy and I stopped reading her blog.  Funny thing is, recently Becky, from Choose Happy started linking up with her.  Since I am starting to blog a few times a week, I decided to attempt to join.
I am a stay at home mom that only tends to dress nicely a couple times a week I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!



 

I love the lace detail on this tee shirt!



Linked up with Pleated Poppy.  Pop over and see what other fun outfits were worn this week!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Currently: Vol 7

A few weeks ago, I started joining Hannah at Joyful Life with her "Currently" posts.  I look forward to linking up with her each week with an everyday post of our lives.

What a crazy few days.  I've started this post a few times, and not finished it!   Hannah took a vacation from her "Currently" post and I seriously considered following her.  Instead, I decided to quickly post....

Memories from this week!

Last Tuesday was a snow day for the kids!


And, what better to do on a snow day, than mix up some cookies!


My parent's 46th Wedding Anniversary

My sister and I cooked a meal, and brought it over to them.


Baby Girl giggled every time the monkey's popped out of the card.

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Sabbath morning, I curled up on the couch with the older kids and colored!



Some days, it is just the little moments,
that create memories, that last a lifetime!!!!

-Rachel





Joyful Life

Friday, November 14, 2014

This Old House: Vol 7

Baking/cooking frenzy happening in "This Old House" today.

My dad asked my sister and I earlier this week if we would surprise my mom with bringing them supper for their anniversary today.  So, I've been baking and cooking all morning.

Ran out of counter space in the kitchen !!!
Hershey chocolate cake for my nieces birthday party tomorrow, apple crisp, and buns.

Meat Loaf in the crock pot.

Favorite Cookbooks

At my bridal shower, I was given the bottom cookbook with a recipe from each person.  Such a neat book to have.  Betty Crocker is always a favorite of mine also, especially this one, that use to be my Grandma Mom's


 My Helper

So maybe not much help, at least she is cute!


Recipes from today:





Now, if the kitchen would magically clean itself, that would be perfect!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What I Wore 11-12

A while back I happened across a blog called The Pleated Poppy.  I enjoyed watching for what she wore each day, then life got crazy and I stopped reading her blog.  Funny thing is, recently Becky, from Choose Happy started linking up with her.  Since I am starting to blog a few times a week, I decided to attempt to join.
I am a stay at home mom that only tends to dress nicely a couple times a week I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!



doTERRA errands, picking kids up from school, visiting the hospital

Shirt:  Target
Khaki:  Victoria Secret
Socks:  An old shirt I cut the arms off
Boot:  Kohl's
Bracelet:  Lia Sophia

Supper at my parents for Dad's Birthday

Cartigan:  Old Navy
Tank:  Maurices
Belt:  Calvin Klein (Goodwill)
Jeans: Ana
Socks:  Old shirt sleeves
Boots:  Kohl's


Church


Sweater:  Goodwill
Shirt:  Old
Pants:  Target
Shoes:  Maurices (Goodwill)


 Instead I ended up going to my parents and cuddling up with a little girl, mug of hot chocolate and Veggie Tales.


I have thought of posting links to where you could find the items or like it.  But....most of what I own is really old, from Goodwill, or garage sales.  It's fun to put different things together. 

Linked up with Pleated Poppy.  Pop over and see what other fun outfits were worn this week!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1st Snow Day with Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Today school was cancelled for the older kids. 


We have had a lazy day, video games, movies, and baking oatmeal butterscotch cookies.






Recipe: Best Ever Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Summary: These oh-so-yummy cookies freeze beautifully, making them the perfect lunchbox treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees;In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  4. Add oats and chips; mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets;remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
Preparation time: 5-7 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 48

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Currently: Vol 6

A few weeks ago, I started joining Hannah at Joyful Life with her "Currently" posts.  I look forward to linking up with her each week with an everyday post of our lives.

Moment of the Week! 


Grandma put her in the sink.  She thought it was best thing ever!


This weeks topics are....


Thinking about:  The early snow that is falling outside!   Yesterday, we took time to pick up the yard, so we are physically ready.  Yet mentally I am NOT ready. As I look outside, I am wishing it was December 10th and snow, instead of November 10th.  They are talking about 10-14 inches falling through the day, until tomorrow morning.

Brr what happened to November?!??!





Thankful for:  Everyone feeling healthier in the house.  The cold they all had was a bad one!  Lasted over a week, then ends in an ear infection. 



 




One night I took the 
kids out for supper 
after visiting Grandma 
in the hospital. 












Learning:  To be even more content where I am right now.  The devotion we are through in Mom's Group is amazing!  So are the ladies that attend.  Disappointed to miss again this week (yes I am being a chicken and not going out in the weather today!)




Hoping:  Hmmm, a productive week.  Currently my list consists of a couple house projects, schedule a couple doTERRA classes, data entry, and menu planning.  Part of me is also hoping for a snow day tomorrow for the older kids.  So we can make cookies, play games, and build snowmen!

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