Sweet Christmas pics taken by mommy...

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  I have two VERY special people in my life that are going through some tough times.  It just seems like they just can't get a break!  It makes me sad!  I moaped around the house all day and got absolutely nothing done.   There is nothing in this world that makes me happier then taking pics of my beautiful babies.  So, I decided to take a few pics of them in their darling Christmas outfits in downtown Edmond.  I had so much fun just watching them together.  It just makes me realize how truly blessed I am. 

Our favorite family verse:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6.


My new favorite wreath for under five dollars...

I wanted some cute wreaths for my windows but didn't want to spend a fortune on them.  I found this super cute wreath on a blog I follow (www.thenester.com).  So, when I found this cute wreath, I had to try it.

All you need is:

Any size wreath (depends on what size you are wanting)  I used a medium size wreath I got from Hobby Lobby.  It was a cheap green styrofoam wreath I got for $3.00 with my 40% coupon.

Large coffee filters (white or brown)  I used white but I'm going to try the natural coffee filters next time for a different look.  I got a few boxes because I didn't know if I would have enough, but I just ended up using one box.  It was about $1.50/box at Walmart.

Ribbon (to hang wreath).  I love Hobby lobby or Michaels for my ribbon.  If it's not on sale wait and use a %40 off coupon.

Hot glue gun

I didn't really know how to get started, so I just started folding the coffee filters in thirds and started gluing.  I just started layering and layering.  It took me about an hour to finish.  I left the back side flat so the wreath would lay flat.  I just glued my ribbon on the back when I finished with the wreath. You can change out your ribbon for different holidays or just pick some really cute ribbon that will match your decor.  For under five dollars you can enjoy this wreath all year long.

Back side of my wreath

Backyard garden...

Today while I was planting my tulips, my mind started going every which way thinking about what all I wanted to plant in my Summer garden.  We don't have a very big backyard, so I have be selective in what  plant.  My sweet hubby built me a really nice raised bed for my veggies.  Last year we planted; lettuce, tomato's, peppers, onions, and okra.  We had a small space to work with, so we planted veggies that I knew I would use daily.  Someday, I dream of having a huge garden on our little acreage that I hope to have someday.  My sister-in-law has a garden as big as my house on her land!  I can't wait to have that, but for now I will use the space that I have been blessed with.

I also have a great herb garden in my front yard.  I have herbs and flowers in that bed.  The bed gets great sun that is needed for my herbs.  In that garden, I have lavender, thyme, chives, basel, and mint.  I use my herbs daily for cooking.  I can't tell you how cool it is to go outside and pick fresh veggies and herbs for my family.

It's not to early to start thinking about your garden.  Write down what you want to plant and pick a space in your front or backyard that will get plenty of sun.  We get our vegetables and herbs at our local nursery in Edmond.  We also get all our flowers there too. I find that gardening is very relaxing for me.  I hope you will give it a try.  You will be blessed....

My beautiful mixed greens

I thought I might sneak in a pic of my beautiful pink and purple roses from my front yard


Sweet visit with Meme and Papa

We had a nice little visit with Meme and Papa last weekend.  Of course it was game day, so we were all decked out in our OU gear.  Sam had a blast showing off his new crawling skills and his 1st little tooth.  Me and Papa took the girls to the park for a bit to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.   We really enjoyed our special little day with Meme and Papa.  Here are a few pics of our day.


Sam and his Papa playing

Sam and Meme

Love this pic of Sam looking up at Meme.  So sweet!
 Meme got Sam his cute little football socks.  Aren't they darling?

Having fun at the park

Super fun pic of Aub's playing

On our way home we couldn't resist stopping off at our favorite park to enjoy all the beautiful colors of fall.

My precious blessings...


Making baby food...

I wanted to share with you a very easy and cost effective way to make baby food for your little one's.  I started making my little man's food a few months ago when he started on solids.  I got this very cool little baby food grinder by "Munchkin" from Target for about $10-$12.  The grinder turns fruits, veggies, or meat into a healthy, natural baby food in seconds.  Simple and very cheep!  You can freeze your baby food in baby food jars or ice cube trays.  That way, if you don't have time to make it fresh, you have it in the freezer.  

What you need:
fruit or veggies
simple baby food grinder
recycled baby food jars
ice cube trays

Muchkin baby food grinder in action

Recycled baby food jars

 Fresh and natural baby food for your little one's

 My sweet little man is eight months old today!  He say's "thank you mommy for my yummy food"


Sweet Family pics...

Just thought I would share my beautiful family pics.  My brother-in-law, John did an awesome job!  It was chilly and windy and the kiddo's were being stinkers.  I'm so happy he got so many good one's.  Poor Uncle John had his work cut out for him!  Check out his awesome website at http://www.jdmdesignsokc.com/.

Hope you enjoy...