December 22, 2012

Glory to God

Merry Christmas!!!

Luke Chapter 2:  The Birth of Jesus

14-20: "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

This has been one of my favorite bible quotes this year. I, like Mary, have been treasuring and pondering in my heart all the wonderful moments with our sweet little Michael. We feel so blessed and so thankful to have him in our lives.

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and many moments of peace and joy with your families!!!!

December 20, 2012


I am so totally in love with this fun game room / living area. I need that ping pong table!!! It's painted in Pratt & Lambert's Seed Pearl & April Mist and the base is Golden Green. The colors are amazing and I am defiantly saving this picture for my dream home. 

You can check out the entire project feature on Urban Grace Interiors blog. 

December 14, 2012

Quiet Time

December 10, 2012

Not the Card

 I took hundreds of pictures this weekend with Michael trying to get a cute Christmas Card and his 11 month picture done. I put 2 different cards together and let my husband decided on the winner.

This one was the reject but I thought it was just way to cute to go unseen, the winner of the "2012 Our Very First Christmas Card" will be posted later!!!

I also realized that I have ZERO pictures of my kid and I together. I am always the one behind the camera and really enjoy that spot. I let my sister take a few pics of us and she capture some really cute moments. I didn't want Michael to look back on pictures of his childhood and think "Mom was never there".......

December 04, 2012

Chicken Perfection

Well I am still here and still alive. With a busy life and a busy little boy I find little time or inspiration left for my blog. I am not giving up just taking a break for a while.

The buzz around our house is food. We are trying to cut out all the processed food, and cooking whole natural (organic when we can) food. It's been amazing, we feel better, started losing a little weight, and I love that our 11 month old sits down and eats dinner with us as a family. The major problem is having enough time when I get off work to cook a delicious homemade meal each night. So I am learning short cuts and having fun with it!!!

I had to share my all time favorite recipe thus far, its quick easy and delicious......

Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chicken
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Put all the dried spices in a bowl and mix. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over, inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts. Put 1/2 lemon in the cavity of the chicken.
  3. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. 
  4. Cook for 4 – 5 hours or until the chicken is falling off the bone. 

What started this real food kick?? I stumbled upon this fantastic blog "100 days of real food", fell in love with the food at our local farmers market, signed up for clean eating meal plan called Emeals, and read this amazing book "French Kids Eat Everything".