Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's been happening.

We have been rocking out.........

(yea I can rock it)

She's been trying really hard to crawl......

She's been making some beautiful art. 


And decorating for Christmas!

We are ready for the Christmas season around here. We are heading off to The Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, OH tomorrow. I know the girls will love it, and I'm pretty excited myself. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fried Rice

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it comes from here. I have only tried to make fried rice one other time and I don't really remember how it turned out. This one was pretty good and it got a good review from the hubs. Lily put hers in her ketchup for her chicken nuggets, but that doesn't mean much coming from a two year old. 

I made my white rice earlier in the day since I had heard that it's better to start with cold rice. 

 All the ingredients lined up.

The finished product. 


3 cups cooked white rice
3 tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed) (I just used Peas)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

      On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet.  Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!   

Monday, November 28, 2011


Just some of my favorite recent pins on Pinterest

Looks Delish!
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Adorable and Fun

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There are some really cute images here

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This is so Awesome

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Pinterest is so awesome. Like everyone else I have become totally addicted.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY Christmas Wreath

I recently made my own ribbon wreath with inspiration from Pinterest. 
I started with a standard size styrofoam  wreath and red and green ribbon. All from Hobby Lobby. 

I got my strips about 16 inches long. I really can't tell you how many I used. I just cut a few of each color to start and cut as I went. 

Next I just started tying them off in a pattern that I liked. Basically red, green, red, green until I had covered the whole thing. 

This is the final project hanging on the picture above the mantle. I think it turned out great and you could easily make one for any occasion. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends! 

Dixie Doodle


Avery Grace

7 Months

  • Likes: Trying to crawl, Bottles, Watching her Sister, Riding in the car, Her doggy, talking, baths. 
  • Dislikes: Taking naps, Not getting enough attention, Teething.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Wish List

Here are a few of the things on my wish list this Holiday season!

I have been following the Pioneer Woman for a while now and this looks like a good read!
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I am really loving boots this fall and these are super cute and affordable. 

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Cricut Expression-I have wanted one of these for a while for crafting!

Cricut Expression 290300 Personal Electronic Cutter

That's about all I can come up with right now. What's on your wishlist?

Monday, November 21, 2011


Lily Elizabeth

  • 2 Years and 4 months old
  • Likes: Mickey, Building Blocks, Puzzles, Wearing no clothes, Shakin' her booty, Chocolate Milk, The Park, Her doggy Dixie, Painting, Her Sister.
  • Dislikes: Getting her diaper changed, The Potty, Taking a nap, Getting her hair brushed, Any meat except chicken nuggets, Getting Dressed. 

New Beginning?

So If anyone still follows this or checks it. Ha! I have been inspired by all the other awesome blogs I follow on a daily basis to give blogging a shot. I want this blog to be more than just pictures of the babies, although they are adorable. I hope to post about recipes, crafts, babies, fashion, and just anything else this is happening in my life. I can't promise I will post regularly until I get the hang of it. But we will see.

I really do look forward to giving this a try, I am definitely not a writer so we will see how this goes! So with that I will leave you with a picture of my beautiful babies!

Lily -2 Years 
Avery-Almost 7 Months