Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fabulous lunch wrap!

Oh this was so good!  I need to make them again soon.  We had sort of forgotten about the Ezekiel sprouted grain wraps (we only buy Ezekiel bread).  Whole Foods is the only place around here that carries the wraps.  So now we make it a point to buy some each time we go there (about twice a month).  In case you can't see everything on the wrap, it is hummus, spinach, cherry tomatoes, black olives, avocado, carrots and sprinkled with salt and pepper.  Mmmmmm!!!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Photos from the last couple of weeks

Ronnie playing in the rain. He loved it!

Thomas is Ronnie's FAVORITE thing to play with.  He loves to build the tracks.  This one started in his room and went all the way into our room.  The life sized Thomas will be in Nashville this weekend, and we are going!  I cannot wait to see Ronnie's face when we ride on the big Thomas!  I will post pictures for sure!

The track ending in our room.  Yes, that is a drum kit in our bedroom.  I'm a pretty cool wife! :)

Ronnie's friend Blaise came over to play.  (he lives behind us)

Elise carrying a bear bigger than her at our  neighbor's house.

Ronnie and Tyler playing. (they live across the street)

Ronnie dumped the whole toy bucket on top of himself.  Then gave a cheesy smile. :)

Elise carrying around the lizard she likes to chew on.

Sweet baby girl in her car seat. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

End of summer clearance bargains!!

After losing yet another inflatable kiddie pool (our 3rd one in three years), I stopped in at Kohl's and discovered they were blowing out their kiddie pools, and slip and slides!  Since I had a store credit of $7 to use, I ended up only paying $6.14 for BOTH of them!!!  And the kids have had a BLAST playing on them!  Since we live in the south, we will have plenty of time to get some good use out of these before it gets too cold. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Banana flax muffins

I adapted this recipe from a blueberry cornbread muffin recipe.  I know, not even close!  But I really like how they turned out.  I actually used kefir instead of milk, it was what I had on hand.  Next time I want to try coconut milk, and I may substitute coconut oil for the butter sometime.  If you do use coconut oil instead of butter, you will want to cut back on the sugar a bit or it could be too sweet.

1 1/4 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1/2 raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk 
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
2 bananas mashed
handful of chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease muffin pan or line with paper muffin liners. Sift flour, flax, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, combine the milk, butter and egg.  Mash the bananas in another bowl.  Mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture just until combined.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan.  Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and press in slightly.  Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.  Let muffins sit for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vintage, upcycled magnetic memo board

I won a blog drawing!!!!  So exciting!  I recently started following Shabby Vintage Mom and entered a drawing to win one of the sweet magnetic memo boards she sells in her Etsy shop.  I was super excited to win this for Elise's room!  Especially since her room is turing out to be very shabby chic looking!

It arrived wrapped in brown paper tied with rick rack and had this cute little pouch attached!  The magnets were inside.

So cute!

A close up of the little pouch, yes I kept it, and the rick rack!

And here is Elise's sweet little memo board with vintage button magnets!  I just love it!!