June 27, 2014

InstaFriday 9

Okay, so life got really busy last November and I haven't shared any Instagram photos since then. I haven't taken many either so this post isn't going to be photo overload, but I did want to get back into sharing them and since I just transferred all my photos from my phone to my computer, today was the perfect day to start sharing again.

Pete the Cat day at school

Mason didn't like his little cousin touching him

Some DIY crayon storage

being bored on a snow day

snow day number 5 or something crazy like that

He passed out at 6pm on the floor

Made a photo book of all Marley's preschool work (just finished her kindergarten one so I'll have a separate post on that)

I started C25K running app on my phone. 

Crazy cousins in from California 

Our new house

Checking out his latch board

roller coaster riding

still running.... losing weight too. 

He's my ice cream sharing buddy

We layed ceramic tile in the rental before we moved out

Chef Marley

Eco night at school. Holding a tarantula. 

Mike and Marley made an angry bird house

I tried out my Jamberry Nails

First morning in the new house. 

He found a good spot

Her first treasure

Our backyard

Treasure number 2 

Happy Mother's Day Mom! 

We got engaged!! 

Mason was so excited to see Adam (took this for my niece, she loves him)

How is the even comfortable?!

Rough morning in our house. 

Softball started

Yard sale wedding finds

more yard sale finds

and even more. Only $1 for this car mobile

She loves catching bugs

And snails. 

and turtles. We've seen this guy a few times so he's sticking around the yard somewhere

Our deer family. 

Day one of summer

Rainy day two of summer break

Day three we went to the library and found a snapping turtle in the yard

On day four I dug up over 50 hostas that were growing in the front yard and the kids played bubbles, I also found this giant spider in the fridge. 

Day five was a random play day and getting ready for their birthday party 

Celebrating Mike

Here's the turtle again. My niece is staying with us for the week.

Library Artbots. 

My garden is filling up. There's broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon and strawberries.

Splash pad fun

Playing at the park

Applying for our passports for our honeymoon! 

Haven't ran since April, but still losing weight. 2 lbs til my first goal. 

Okay, so I lied about it being picture overload. Guess I took a lot more than I thought. Thanks for sticking around LOL 

June 10, 2014

Latch Board DIY

I've been seeing latch board tutorials all over pinterest lately, so I decided to give it a try.  I just headed up to Menard's and picked out a few door latches, hooks, a handle and some washers.  I also picked up a small can of yellow paint and a round board.  For everything it was about $30.  

First I painted both sides of the board. I also saw on pinterest to use push pins to hold it off the table when painting so it doesn't stick.  Worked great! 

Once it was all dry I layed out my parts to figure out where I wanted them so they wouldn't touch each other and worked best. Then I waited for Mike to get home so he could assemble it. I probably could of done this part myself, but I wanted him to help out too. 

Here's Mason watching so patiently. 

He played with it for a few minutes and that was about it.  Marley played with it too, but in the end Mason picked up his cars and went on his way.  Maybe he'll play with it more when he's a little bit older. 

June 2, 2014

Taco Pizza

I made this recipe a while ago, but since I am making it for dinner tonight and haven't shared it yet, I decided to write up the post and share it with you. It obviously was good since I'm making it again and it was quick too.  

1 lb. ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning mix 
(I made my own taco seasoning about 6 months ago that I use all the time)
8 oz. can crescent rolls
16 oz. can refried beans 
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

Brown and drain ground beef. Mix in taco seasoning as directed on packet. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls and spread flat on baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes. 

Spread refried beans on top of crescents.  Evenly spread meat on top of beans.  

Add cheese and tomatoes and any other toppings you want. Return to oven for a few more minutes to melt the cheese. 

May 2, 2014

In a Cabin In the Woods

My mom used to sing that little song to us and now I'm using it to describe our NEW HOUSE!!

Back in December we sold our house and then moved into our rental. As of last night we are home owners again.  We purchased a house on SIX acres about 30 minutes from where we are living now.  I don't even really know how to explain this house except lots of wood. Everywhere.  The walls, floors ceilings, doors, covered in wood.  It's pretty much awesome.  

This is the living room from both sides. 

Downstairs bathroom and kitchen. 

Back door that also has the laundry room to the right.  

Dining room and pantry space. 

This is Marley's room. When you walk in the door the room makes an L shape so it's a fairly good sized room.  

This is Mason's room above and below is the upstairs bathroom. Someone apparently tried to paint this wood and didn't do such a good job. It either needs sanded down or a few more coats of paint. We haven't decided what route we're going with it yet. 

This is the master bedroom.  It's the biggest bedroom I have ever had. And it also has the biggest closet I have ever had.  

I was trying to get a picture of the door. Every door in this house is also wooden with fancy little wooden door handles. It's hard to see because it blends it with the wall.  

 Here's the master bedroom ceiling. All the rooms upstairs have vaulted ceilings. The stairway ceiling is so high it's crazy. I tried to take a photo of that too, but with all the wood it was hard to even tell what it was. 

Hallway from the master and back down the stairs. 

These are just small parts of the yard looking out the upstairs windows. 

The rest of the pictures are just of the cleared yard space.  There's lots of woods and even a small creek that runs though the back of the property too. 

So there it is. There's work to be done, but if you know Mike and I, you know we wouldn't buy a house without it having stuff to be done. I think I'm most excited about all brand new appliances and Mike's most excited about the garage and the land.  Just as I did with our old house I will be posting updates on what we've done with the place once we get all moved and settled in.  

Ok, so who's jealous of all the leaves I get to rake? Anyone? =)  I was there for a while today and I already hate the leaves.  They're everywhere!