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This week I have been trying some yummy recipes that I found on Pinterest. I started with this delicious Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Minimalist Baker. It was perfect for the cool autumn mornings we’ve been having and stored and reheated wonderfully. The only tiny tweak I made to the recipe was to add only 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice because I’m always afraid of ruining a recipe with to much clove or ginger taste. oh and I only let mine set in the fridge for maybe 30min because I missed the part of the recipe about letting it set overnight, but I love the idea of being able to fix it in the evening and just pop it in the oven for breakfast the next morning.

I’d been craving Chinese and a way to get my Husband to eat more vegetables without needing to dip them in BBQ sauce so when I found this great recipe over at Chef in Training for Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli I was totally stoked. It’s a super savorty recipe and made such a easy diner that I hardly had to think about it after I threw the ingredients in the crock pot. I ended up using beef broth instead of consomme because it’s what I had on hand.

And to finish off the week I made a wonderful spin on traditional lasagna… Mexican Lasagna made from a recipe I found at Sugar & Spice by Celeste. It was SO GOOD and the leftovers made lunch quick and painless for the next few days! Since the produce was good this week at the grocery store I used all fresh ingredients instead of canned substitutes.

 

 

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Happy Halloween everyone! Have a safe night and watch our for all the spooky, cute, and creepy kids out there! Don’t forget glow sticks and reflectors for your little ones and keep your animals safe so they don’t get startled by all the commotion and costumes!

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Halloween is almost here and I know some of you have been feeling a little short on creativity, so here are three India’s Roses craft tutorials guaranteed to be EASY, lots of fun and under $5!

Window Corner Spider Web. All you need is: Paper and Scissors

Nuclear Baby Food just takes: Glow Sticks and Jars

Pumpkin Toddler Crayons only need: Old Crayons, Scissors and a few kitchen items.

Papier-mâché Pumpkins are easy as: News paper, flour, tape and water.

Happy Halloween Crafting!!!

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My home was in need of a little something extra for the Halloween/Fall season. I wanted something fun and festive that wouldn’t cost much and that’s when I had the idea to make these cute little papier mache pumpkins. They’re super easy and super low cost! All you need is Paint, Newspaper, Tape and Flour! 

This is a kid friendly Craft! (more…)

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A very Happy Halloween Eve to you all! Have a Wonderful Halloween tomorrow! And if you’re looking for a scary story to share check out the Witch’s Tree.

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I would like to start this weekend off with a big thank you to Earth Mama Angel Baby for so graciously supplying me with a bottle of Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash and being so kind as to include an extra bottle for me to giveaway to one lucky reader!

I would also like to thank everyone who entered in and helped to promote my giveaway with a special thanks to Linda over at Contest Girl and Blog Giveaways for helping get the word out!

After years of longing I finally splurged and bought myself a Nikon D5100 and I am LOVING it! Photography has always been one of my passions and I’m so excited to pursue it further with such a fancy new camera. (Note the Sunflower picture above)

This week I made Pumpkin Scones from a recipe I found over at Pure and Yummy and they turned out amazing! When I think of scones I think of a dry flavorless biscuits with a couple of freeze dried blueberries on top, but in the holiday spirit and with an oversupply of canned pumpkin I tried this recipe and was shocked at how incredibly moist and delectable these little guys turned out. I had no idea a scone could be so savory and delicious; This recipe is a MUST for your Autumn cooking arsenal or honestly for any time of the year.

And Finally I would like to Congratulate Shirley F. on Winning the Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Giveaway!( You should have received an email from me already)

Look for a Nature’s Baby Organics Giveaway Coming Soon!

Have a wonderful Weekend Everybody!

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After 8 months of having a child living and breathing on the outside I’m starting to feel like I might actually be regaining some of my individuality, like a sliver of that person I was before I dedicated my life to new life is getting a moment at the surface to breath.

Now don’t get me wrong… I love being a mother and I’ve wanted to be a mother for far longer than I would like to admit, but somewhere in the midst of morning sickness, birth and raising a baby I became a new person and in my new roll as a Mom I very quickly lost the time I used to spend being me.

But at 8 months old SweetPea has become so independent, happily exploring and playing on her own, and I’ve found myself with “freetime” a strange and bizarre concept I vaguely remember from my previous life.

The other day I was able to spend time baking in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes while she happily played with a wooden spoon at my feet for an hour! A whole HOUR! And from that hour I got the most delectable, savory, moist, wonderful scones I have ever been so lucky as to taste. Pumpkin Scones to be exact which you can find here if you’re interested.

When I was pregnant and my Husband and I were talking about parenting and finding the style that paired best with our feelings and beliefs we were instantly drawn to attachment parenting a philosophy that mirrored our own parenting desires and promoted comfort and independence in our child, and I am so happy to be seeing first hand how comfortable and secure we have made our daughter by earning her trust with closeness and reassurance.

As time wears on and SweetPea learns more about herself and her independence I am blessed with the opportunity to rediscover the person I am as a mother and as myself

And the real cherry on top of my parenting Sunday would have to be Yoga! With her new found sovereignty SweetPea will happily crawl about our bedroom happily playing with toys and trying to crawl on top of me while I get to spend 15-20 minutes a day releasing stress and practicing Yoga a pastime I could never consistently fit into those precious hours she spends napping each day.

Thank you so much for reading!

 

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