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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Very Random Link Up. What does a day in your life look like?

    Hey pretty ladies! Are any of you feeling as blah as I am right now? I don't know what the deal is but my motivation has seriously been lacking lately! I'm blaming it on the weather. I'm also blaming it on the fact that we are getting ready to move in 32 days and counting! EEEK! To say I am excited is a major understatement!

Thank goodness today is the Very Random Link Up because it's making me want to get things done today. This is a typical ideal day in my life, because ya know it varies from day to day!

The very random Link up is not your ordinary link up. We will be doing topics different months.
Example: A vlogging month, about me month, and trying new recipes month.
One of my most favorite things about blogging is the relationships that come with it. the relationships that start out as a fellow blogger and turns into  a friend or even  a sister.

That is what these two ladies above have become in the last year. We've started out as fellow bloggers, to friends, to sisters and it is just so so amazing how God could use such a thing as blogging to bring us together. and we want that same relationship with you. That's why Sarah and I decided to start this fun random link up is because we wanted to find fun ways to get to know you and meet more of you! Will you join our very random community? 

 Each Month Sarah and I will pick a topic. It may be a vlogging month, a month of encouraging posts. anything. Some months we'll ask the questions and other months we just want to hear your thoughts and your heart. Have a topic or question  idea?  We'd love to hear it!

Today's question is:
What does a day in your life look like?
 {7:30am} My day usually starts around this time when I hear my little lady stirring on the video monitor. Which was the BEST investment we made when I was prego! For any of you mommas I would definitely recommend one. It gives me such a peace of mind to actually be able to see her. Anywho, once I get Selah up I feed her.
{8am} Take Selah out to the dining room and feed her her oatmeal mixed with either pears or applesauce and then I usually eat cereal at the same time.
{8:30am} Go into the living room and let Selah play with toys/watch The Chica Show-her favorite! ;)
{9am} Put my little lady in her crib for her first nap. While she's napping I usually try to get time in The Word. I'm trying to get better about this because I see what a difference it makes in my days. Even on days I don't necessarily feel motivated to do it I know The Lord is changing me by reading His words. I usually talk to my sister on the phone during this time.
{10:30am} Little lady starts stirring and I get her up and feed her.
{11am} Take Selah in her room and let her play with her toys.
{12pm} Put Selah in her crib for her 2nd nap. During this time I try to do some cleaning or eat lunch.
{1pm} Selah wakes up and The hubs usually comes home for lunch at this time and we usually eat together.
{1:30pm} The Hubs leaves to go back to work. I feed Selah again.
{2pm} This would usually be the time I would like to take Selah for a walk outside once it gets warm.
{3pm} Put Selah in her crib for her 3rd and final nap of the day. During this nap I usually try to get some cleaning in.
{4pm} Selah wakes up and I feed her again.
{4:30pm} Start figuring out/cooking what I'm going to make for dinner.
{5:30pm} The Hubs comes home and we eat dinner and Selah eats baby food.
{6pm} Family time.
{7:30pm} Feed Selah and put her in her crib for bed.
After this Louis and I get to spend time together and get any business photography stuff done that we need to.
{10:30-11} Bed time.
So that's an average day in my life! :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Selah-7 months old

Sweet girl is 7 months old!!! Can you believe it? She is over half a year now so call me crazy but I've already been planning her first birthday! ;) It's going to be great, I'm so excited!

Weight: Selah weighs about 14lbs 5oz.

 Nicknames: Little Missy, Missy, Sweet Pea, Miha

Eating: Still eating mama's milk every 3 hours and eats baby food twice a day, for breakfast and dinner. Her favorites at the moment are applesauce, pears, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Sleeping: Selah is finally back to sleeping through the night and this mama could not be more happy about it! It makes such a difference when I get the whole 8 hours I need. She usually sleeps from around 8pm to 5:30am when she wakes for a feed. After that she goes back to bed until about 7:30.

Diapers: Size 2

Clothing: 6 months

Social: Selah is still loving the nursery at church. I can already tell she is going to be very social and outgoing because whenever we are out and about she smiles at anyone who looks at her. She loves people!

Likes: rolling everywhere, her crib, her rubber ducky, the new valentine bear that daddy got her!

Dislikes: peas, green beans, being in her car seat

Looking forward to: Our St. Louis trip next week! We are going to visit my sister, brother in law, and niece! So excited! :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014


These moments. The messy, dirty, everyday moments. I don't take pictures of those....Well...let me rephrase that. I don't POST the pictures I take of those. Sometimes I feel guilty about that, like somehow I'm being fake.

 But I came to a conclusion this morning. There's nothing wrong with only posting my most favorite photos of Selah because in 10 years I don't think I'll remember the hard days, I will remember how beautiful my baby was.

 I will see her trying to be her grown up self and I will remember her sweet chubby cheeks and the way her fine baby hair framed her face just so.

I will think in fondness about how her long soft lashes completely encompassed those big blue eyes.

I will want to remember the way her toes curled around each other and how she crossed her legs, all relaxed.

The way she saw the world through the wonder that only a six month old baby can have, because everything is new to them. Everything is the first time.

 In 10 years I don't think I'll remember how my hair is a mess and I haven't had a good nights rest in weeks.  But I will remember in fondness that I have the most beautiful baby in the whole world in my arms, that I'm totally enveloped and completely smitten. I will remember that she's mine.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Very Random Link Up #6

Hello ladies, how are you all doing today? It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for none other than the very random link up with my girl, Heather! Are you getting excited? I know I am! :)
The question for this week is, Who is your favorite person and why?
Hands down, my favorite person is Jesus. I figured the easiest way to write this would be in list form so here ya go! :)
10 Reasons Why Jesus Is My Favorite:
1- He died for me.
1 Peter 2:24
"who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed."
2- He is my best friend and was my friend when I felt like I had no one else.
John 15:13
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

3- He healed my body.
Psalm 103:1-3 "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases..."
4- He made me an heir and adopted me as His child.
Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
5- He never changes.
Hebrews 13:8
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever."
6- He gave me my husband
James 1:17
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
7- He gave me my baby.
Psalm 127:3
"Children are a gift from The Lord, they are a reward from Him."
8- He gave us authority to walk in the same miracles He did when He was on the earth so that we may lead others to Him.

Mark 16:17-18
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
9- He loves children. I love this quality so much.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

10- No matter how much I feel like I have failed Him, He will NEVER stop loving me. His love never fails.
Psalm 136: 1-9 
"Praise the Lord! He is good.
    God’s love never fails.
 Praise the God of all gods.
    God’s love never fails.
 Praise the Lord of lords.
    God’s love never fails.
 Only God works great miracles.[a]
    God’s love never fails.
 With wisdom he made the sky.
    God’s love never fails.
 The Lord stretched the earth
over the ocean.
    God’s love never fails.
 He made the bright lights
in the sky.
    God’s love never fails.
 He lets the sun rule each day.
    God’s love never fails.
He lets the moon and the stars
rule each night.
    God’s love never fails."
Friends, If you don't know Jesus I would love to introduce you! He is the best friend you will ever have. He is your healer, your protector, your defender, your help in time of need, and so so so much more! If you have any questions please feel free to message me! Jesus loves you so much! More than you will ever know.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Very Random Link Up #5-Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

Hello peeps,
It's Tuesday! Which means it's time for The Very Random Link Up with yours truly and my bestest friend, Heather!

You guys. I'm super duper excited about our topic this week! It's no secret I like food, I'm quite the chunky kid at heart! ;)

What is your favorite recipe?

I have many favorites so it was really hard for me to choose one but alas I thought a family tradition would be the way to go.

When I think about Christmas and Thanksgiving mornings growing up I always think of waking up to the smell of Monkey Bread. It's a family favorite and has been a tradition for us for as long as I can remember. This stuff is ooey gooey melt in your mouth can't stop eating deliciousness! How's that for a description?

So without further adieu, Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread!

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

To start out you will need biscuits, four cans to be exact.
Break each biscuit into three pieces, you can cut them or just tear them like me. In the end it doesn't matter if they are the exact same size.
You will also need a cup of cinnamon sugar mixture in a bowl. Once biscuits are broken up roll them into little balls and toss them in cinnamon sugar. Note: your hands will get messy! :)
Meanwhile, you will also need to have a bundt pan all ready to go-spray with pam first and then take about a half cup of pecans and spread them across the bottom of the pan. I totally forgot to get a pic of this part!
After pecans are in pan start to layer dough balls on top of pecans. It will start to look something like this.
Once all balls of dough are in pan you will need the next three ingredients. Cook and Serve Butterscotch pudding- NOT INSTANT this is VERY IMPORTANT, Brown Sugar, and Butter.

This part is very very important! The order in which you place these three ingredients is crucial to how this ends up coming out. I speak from experience! Take both boxes of pudding and sprinkle the powder on top of dough balls. Then take 1 cup brown sugar and sprinkle on top of pudding.

 Next take 1 stick of melted butter and pour on top of brown sugar. No pic of this either-whoops!

Once this is finished your work is complete for the night. Just cover pan lightly with aluminum foil and let sit overnight. In the morning remove foil from pan and cook at 375 for 30-40 mins depending on your oven. You will know when it is finished when the dough starts to look brown and kind of crispy on the top. If it still looks very doughy its probably not finished yet.

Once you remove from oven let pan sit for maybe 5 mins, not too long as you don't want the gooeyness to get stuck to the pan. When the 5 mins are up flip monkey bread onto plate and oogle the deliciousness that is before you! ;)

And our questions for the next two weeks are:
2/11    Who is your favorite person & why?
     2/18      What is a passion that you have that you don't normally blog about?