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Monday, January 30, 2012

Simple Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is a VERY simple Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.
4 ingredients, 7 minute cook time, 3 steps, 110 calories (if you count those).

1 cup Peanut Butter (I use creamy)
1 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Egg slightly beaten

1. Mix ingredients (no specific order)
1. Bake for 5-8 minutes ( 7 min. was perfect for me)
3. Eat them.

Cody says they are good. I don't eat Peanut Butter Cookies. Enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fashion Friday

Sorry, I took a break. The last 3 weeks have been full of major ups and downs. But I am back. I apologize for the silence.

This fashion Friday is a hair one.... I am obsessed with this haircut. I have been contemplating it for a couple months. Not sure I would want to go platinum again, but I LOVE IT.

What do you think?

ps. this is my sister's friend Becki, she runs whippycake.come (my favorite hair accessories. I will own all of them one day. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Simple Saturday

You know how we girls seem to complicate things? I do. I overstress, I over-analyse, I over plan, the list goes on.

So on Saturday I like to look for things that might make my life a little more simple. Cody helps of course. He and I are obsessed with simplifying life, whether it be simplify the way we live, like doing without things we don't need, finding ways to save, or finding more efficient ways to do things. Its been a really nice. Its created more time for us to spend as a family, and made us aware of things that really matter, and things that really don't.

So on Saturday I will post things I have found. And hopefully you can make your life a little easier as well. Cause who couldn't use that?

So this Saturday Cody found something to help with meal planning. Click here for help from General Mills meal planner. You can search through hundreds of recipes, make your meal plan, and they also have coupons. :)

Happy Cooking!

Fashion Friday

Love everything about this. Love the dress, I love blush colored things. Love the belt. I wish I had more of them. but hey, its all good. Distressed jean jacket, awesome.
What do you think?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

So I am obsessed with getting the best possible deals, repurposing things, making my own decor, ect.

So Thursday will be dedicated to the things I will be able to do myself affordably and which look fantastic! :) Cody says the stuff I make, makes our house feel more like a home (what a cornball, but you gotta love him!). I agree though, I like more rustic, imperfect, eclectic things. So these projects are perfect!

This one is also for those of you who recently welcomed a bundle, or are about to. :) It would be so cute for some wall art in your little one's room. I think I will do one for little E-Fizzy.

Click here for instructions. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

I thought I would do themed days on my blog because 1) it will make me blog, 2) so I would never be daunted by the blank page staring me in the face. I use this as kind of my outlet, and I know people who read it. So I just wanted to do something worth reading, as well as do something that helps myself.

So here we go. Our first Words of Wisdom Wednesday.

This one is from President George Albert Smith. I think it is as meaningful today as it was back when he said it during WWI.

“Though the world may be filled with distress, and the heavens gather blackness, and the vivid lightnings flash, and the earth quake from center to circumference, if we know that God lives, and our lives are righteous, we will be happy, there will be peace unspeakable because we know our Father approves our lives” (George Albert Smith, in Conference Report, Oct. 1915, p. 28).

Gives us hope in the face of the adversity & uncertainty the world always provides. :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back to Business

There have been a few people giving me a hard time about not blogging for the last 5 months.

SORRY! But being a mom takes up a lot of my time as you can imagine. And I don't like taking time away from playing with Ezra to blog, because its not much of a necessity and he grows up so fast & I don't want to miss ANY of it. Plus between my Pinterest & Facebook I figured a lot of people knew what I was up to anyway :)

But with the new year I decided I would be better about it, and do it more while he was napping, or knocked out for the night.

So here is the deal...

Ezra is 8 months and 2 weeks old.

He has passed most of his first year milestones.

He has had teeth since he was 4 months old.

He started crawling around 6 months.

He started pulling himself up and standing at 7 months.

He started drinking out of a straw yesterday (guard your big gulps)

He has been sitting by himself since he was 6 months.

He has flown on an airplane I think about 8 times by now.

He has been on 2 road trips. (he is a travelling champ)

Oh dear he can do a lot of things....it seems like he learns a new one every single day.

He has been through all the major holidays. He had been alive for like a week when Easter hit. We did 4th of July in California (he slept through the fireworks). He dressed as a skeleton for Halloween (he glowed in the dark, it was great). He ate a lot at Thanksgiving, but hated stuffing. We did Christmas in Arizona which was awesome (more like the warm Christmases I know & love. White Christmases are HIGHLY overrated). He rang in the New Year driving home from AZ and then celebrating the countdown at home, and oh boy are we glad we spent it at home, this kid was DONE with people and any sort of noisiness.

Anyway. So that pretty much catches you up. We love our little dude, he has been so amazing to have around. Congratulations to those who also had additions to your family this year. As well as those who are awaiting the arrival in 2012, I know there are a lot of you.

Happy New Year. I hope 2012 is a great year. We have set some small goals, but even if nothing changed, I would still be one happy girl. I don't need more than I already have, and 2011 helped me realise that. Its been a good one, I hope things improve for those of you who could use some help wether it be jobs, homes, health, families etc. that you will find what you need this year. You will be in our thoughts & prayers this coming year. :)