Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream

Deep down I would like every meal to be ice cream. I've honestly been dying for a Sonic Blast (with Reese's & Oreo's) for days now but haven't willed myself out of the house to get one....more

I Heart Pinterest - Spring Cleaning

Spring has definitely sprung down south, our grass is a pretty green and the bushes in our flower bed are full of pretty pink flowers.That makes me think one thing, cleaning.Here are some of my favorite cleaning finds I'd dug up on Pinterest lately to help boost that spring cleaning mood of mine... maybe the baby will nap long enough that I can finally clean those ceiling fans. This is a biggie on my cleaning list this week - as soon as the dishwasher quits running I'm going to see just how well this works! ...more

Chocolate Macaroon Oatmeal

I like to eat oatmeal anyway, but considering it's a great food for breastfeeding I've started having it every day.You can really only have it the same way so many times though, hence my need for chocolate flavored oatmeal this week! Chocolate Macaroon Oatmeal Ingredients:: serves 1 1 banana, sliced 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer) 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tsp ground flax seed 1 tsp vanilla extract (I prefer Mexican vanilla) 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or whatever sugar you prefer) 1 tbsp coco powder 2 tbsp shredded coconut (I used sweetened) Directions:: Combine oats, water, almond milk, banana, chia seed, flax, coconut palm sugar, and coco powder in a small sauce pan and cook at medium heat. Stir often, breaking up the banana, until the mixture comes to a boil ....more

I Heart Pinterest Wednesday!

It's been ages, like since my second trimester kind of ages since we did a Pinterest Wednesday....more

My Pregnancy & Postpartum Essentials

I wanted to wait until after I had Harrison to even blog about what helped me survive pregnancy. I kid you not, I would rather have a baby than be pregnant.Labor was an actual relief after 9 months of feeling awful.I scoured the Internet and books looking for relief from every pregnancy symptom I was experiencing with no avail. I just didn't have mild symptoms and what everyone said to do was apparently for milk pregnancy sickness.So today I thought I'd share a few things that worked for me, advice that actually worked, and some of the products I loved during pregnancy and right now in the postpartum phase ....more

Scenes from the Hospital

It's amazing how two days with each one errand can completely take away the time to blog.I had every intention of having this up Wednesday, but we will settle for today. Just know that I'm not sharing pictures of myself because I think I look good, I was swollen with a capital S! Thank you 3 bags of Pit and at least 2 of IV fluids that I counted ....more

H's Birth Story (Part 2)

If you didn't catch the "not so fun" that was part 1 you can find it >>> here.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>As I assumed would happen Saturday morning, I couldn't sleep and woke up at 3am. That wasn't so bad considering we had to call the hospital at 4 to make sure they had a room for me.The plan was to eat breakfast at a diner before heading to the induction, that didn't work out at all.What I really wanted was going to take too long so I just settled to get a waffle from Waffle House. Well, they had a bad night and we were showing up the same time as a bunch of barely legals ....more

H's Birth Story (part 1)

I'm back, and I'm glad I took the first week off from blogging.Having so many people around, plus the immense pain I was in didn't make for an easy week and just elevated my baby blues.The past few quiet days have been nice though, and little dude has his schedule down pat! Now if he will just keep it that way, which I know isn't likely and change is constant with a baby.Now for what I've promised, the tales from the labor room...>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>To start with, I had every intention of going into labor naturally. Having very little drugs, and so on and so fourth.None of that went that way at all, which is precisely why when I discussed the concept of having a birth plan with my doctor she said not to do it ....more

Little Harry Baby

I realize Friday has snuck up on me and I still haven't posted this week. Here's why......more

The Nursery

I've been meaning to share the baby's room, but in my pregnant fashion have procrastinated on it. So today, I'm sharing the completed thing... before Jeremy mounts the ugly monitor and the black out screen goes up ....more