Friday, May 31, 2013

Instafriday

It's the first Friday of summer vacation.



We got a new kitty! Could not be more in love with it.



Fire pit season. I love it




-these were so yummy.




I sent this book with the kids on their last day if school and am going to have all their teachers sign it and then give it to them when they graduate.



This was the end of the year teacher gifts.



I gave these to my preschool children for the end of the year.










What a difference a year makes.



End of the year icecream party



Captain America sporting a pink binky.



I love this picture of Kendric. This is such a cute idea. His teacher gave it to him for the end of the year .



Let the summer rituals begin.

linking up with Life rearranged.
Have a great weekend





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Nicole

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Randomness

Happy Wednesday friends. I just have some randomness to post today.



This snack is so good. It just has that bit of sweetness. I made it for a fun afterschool snack and my kids loved it.
Apples, peanut butter and whatever toppings I had on hand.




So this is one of my favorite books and my parents gave it to me for graduation and wrote a note and to this day, I still read what they wrote.
So I decided to start a tradition with my kids and every year at the end of the school year, I will sneak this to their teacher and have them write a note in it. When it comes time for them to graduate, I will give it to them with all the teachers notes. How cool to go back and read what your teachers wrote, especially if they had a "favorite" teacher.
I cannot wait to get started.






This was my end if the year teacher gift. I put all different kinds of mints in the pouch and attached a note with all the sentences ending in "mint". I hope they love it. I would!

Well there you have a some randomness of the day .
Hope you are having a great day.


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Nicole

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Recap of the weekend.




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We had a very enjoyable weekend. Wehad donuts, traveled to Ryan's hometown, adopted a kitty, found a bunch of antiques in the farmhouse attic.
Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend .




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Nicole

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank you




Thank you for all those that have fought for us and are currently fighting.





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Nicole

Friday, May 24, 2013

Instafriday

It's the last Friday of the school year and its instaFriday! Yay!




                                                                I have been praying for Oklahoma constantly.




                                                                                       Geese on the roof!



                                                                                         Having a picnic outside.

Have a long picture taking holiday weekend.










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Nicole

Thursday, May 23, 2013

5 random facts about me...

I thought this would be fun to do,but honestly it is hard to think of facts about me.





                                                           1. I love penguins. I use to collect them and love watching them waddle.


I just to squeeze it



                                                           2   .I was on the box of strawberry shortcake house.



yep, that is me.




                                                                                   3.I love peanut butter with celery or apples.

                                                                                  



                                                                                         4. Clowns scare me



It is really hard for me to look at this!


                                                                        

                                                                         5.I love the smell of fresh cut grass


                                                                                          

I should get this candle.
                    


                                                                             I would love to hear some random facts about you!




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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer wear

As summer is fast approaching I always look forward to summer outfits.
I pinned some sets I like that would be similar to what I would wear.
I need to go shopping in my closet to see if I can find things similar since we are on a budget!
Our days are mostly spent at the pool,but the times we do go out I like to be comfortable yet stylish.


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                                                                      What are your go to clothes for summer?
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Praying for Oklahoma

Pray is all we can we do for the victims of the tornado in Oklahoma. We are not promised tomorrow and when we are granted that day or moment, we need to thank God for that day. I so thankful for today and the protection of Christ. I am praying for the parents of those 20 children that were taken away. I am praying for those who were gifted today and survived and I pray for understanding and peace.
My heart is broken and I want to give pieces of it to those who have a broken heart.





Friday, May 17, 2013

Instafriday

Let's do this. Happy Friday



-birthday party at the aquarium









Mother's Day




Love my its awesome time shirt. Trying out the new #beautifulmess app.



Baby and purse



Just talking


Have a great picture taking weekend.

                                                                                                      




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Nicole

Thursday, May 16, 2013

creativeness

Being a preschool teacher I always have appreciated the simple task of art. A simple scribble can be a whole story for a child. I learned so much from simple pictures.
The creativeness that children have is something so unique in that child.
I never model what a art project is suppose to look like. I love the open ended art and where it can take a discussion.
It's the process not the product.

This is a picture Cadence drew. I love the simple detail as the wedding ring.





Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Banana Almond Snack Cake

I am always looking for wheat Free snacks that I can have and that the kids will like. This was very good and delightful and it is even better knowing I could eat it!
                                                                                       




NOTES



•Any nut butter (crunchy or smooth) could work in this snack cake. If you don’t have almond butter use peanut butter. Low salt or no salt preferred.

•I always use Nu Naturals No Carb Stevia Powder in my baking. This has the best flavor compared to any I have ever tried.

•It is OK to have some chunky banana pieces, it adds to the overall texture of the cake.

INGREDIENTS



•1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour { I subsituted the Whole Wheat flour with Almond Flour)

•1 cup fine Corn Flour

•2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

•1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

•1/4 teaspoon Salt

•1/2 teaspoon Stevia Powder or to taste

•1 cup (about 4 medium) very ripe Bananas, peeled & mashed

•1/4 cup all natural Almond Butter

•1 large Egg, whisked at room temperature

•1 cup fat free milk

•1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract

•1/4 cup slivered Almonds

METHOD



Preheat oven to 350˚F with the rack in the middle of oven. Prepare a loaf pan (9″ x 5″ x 3″) with parchment paper.Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.



Put mixture in loaf pan & top with slivered almonds. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool cake to room temperature, flip out of pan & slice.



Enjoy! It was yummy


Monday, May 13, 2013

My 3 blessings






I am so greatful God chose me to be their mommy. I cannot imagine my life without them.
We had a great Mother's Day weekend. We had a birthday party at the aquarium and it was a blast.
There is a restaurant called Fritz's and it is set up like a train station.
The best part, the food is delivered by train. You order by phone and then a train drops it down.These are the memories I want to create with my 3 Blessings.They thought it was so neat.




Birthday and Kaelis




Loved the sharks




Under the sea




















Hope you had a great Mother's Day. I sure had a blessed one.
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