Monday, February 6, 2012

Finally, A New Couch!!!!

Good morning everyone!  We had a rainy and dreary weekend around here.  Didn't get out of the house to much.  That was okay though because on Saturday my husband and I cleaned our bedroom from top to bottom.  We moved the bed and bookshelves as well.  I will post some pics when I have everything back in order on the shelves.  On Friday we bought a new couch.  This is a picture of it below.  It is from Ashley and we are sooo excited to get it!  The couch and chair that we have right now are hand me downs and the kids have done a number on them.  I was telling my husband, I don't think we have bought a new couch since our son was first born.  That would be almost nine years ago.  We have had two hand me downs in the years between.  Anyway, the sofa will be here in a couple of weeks(or less, I hope) and we can't wait!  Now the battle to keep it nice and new begins!  Gotta love kiddos!

Friday, February 3, 2012

I dream of a clean room

One of my goals this year is to get my kids on the road to being more organized.  I have been working on both of their rooms trying to find solutions that will work for them and me.  My daughter's room for some reason has been the easier one to keep organized.  Now don't get me wrong, she is 3 and knows how to destroy a room quicker than the Tasmanian devil, but she has gotten into picking up her things as long as mommy helps.  Last week we clear her room out and put everything back in its place.  The room has stayed pretty well kept up this week.  She really likes taking everything out of her room and putting it in the buckets.  I would still like to tag and label in her room, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet!  I will soon.  Above you will see the before picks.

Here are some pictures of everything out and ready to put back in the right place.

And as you can see above are the after pictures.  This took less than two hours and it feels so good to have a clean and organized space.  I posted some pictures of the closet to show the shelves my husband built and added to the closet.  It has been so awesome having the extra shelving space and has stayed organized since we did it.  About 3 to 4 weeks ago.  The cost was less than $30.00 to do the shelves.  I still need to paint them and it will happen soon, too!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I got this recipe off of Pinterest. It is from Snacking In the The kids did not like it, but my husband and I did.  We talked about changing up the ingredients some to try and get the kids interested.  

Broccoli and Italian Sausage Egg Muffins


1 pound Italian Sausage (sweet, mild, hot variety depending on your preference)
1 cup broccoli florets
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half depending on how you're feeling that day)
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt & pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese as needed


1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil.Spoon out the sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli. 
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.