" All About the Details: August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Freebie Friday [Potty Chart Printable]

Potty Training Printable  #pottytraining #printable #freeIt seems like ever since we hit the big 2 the twins have been maturing fast, too fast for this mommy.

This weekend we are converting them to their big kid beds and soon after we'll be tackling potty training [again].

I've created two Potty Charts for my kids and I'm sharing them with you.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cake [Orange County 2013 Fair]

This year was my first year submitting a cake entry to the Orange County Fair. I had no idea what to expect, I've never decorated a "dummy" cake before... I've never had anyone "judge" my cakes before... So many things ran through my head, most of it was nerves but I set a goal to enter a cake so I did.

I got 3rd place! I cannot believe it! Especially after everything the cake and I went through....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Freebie Friday [Fantasy Football Draft Party]

Football Draft Party Tags/ToppersGood Morning!

Tomorrow is National Fantasy Football Draft Day so today I've created some graphics to add to your Draft Party!

Stick these little guys on some tooth picks and add instant festive football fun.

Our Draft Party is tomorrow [last years party] so I'll snap some pictures of these guys in action and update this post Sunday.

Have a great weekend!

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This post was linked here: Link Party Palooza

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Five Ways to Help New Parents

5 Ways to Help New Parents
Our dear friends [the baby shower] just welcomed their first baby earlier this week and it got me thinking about our first weeks as new parents. Those were some amazing days but also some utterly stressful ones. We had family and friends offering to help but I really didn't know what I needed or when to ask...

I've made a list of the top 5 things that helped us out in the beginning.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Freebie Friday [Creativity Printable]

Its Friday and that means its time for a freebie!!!

Today's freebie is a quote that I found moving and its going up in my craft room as soon as I get my peg board finished. More about that later....

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Make it Monday [Sweet Potato Barley Risotto with Italian Sausage]

Sweet Potato Barley Risotto with Italian Sausage #slowcooker #dinnerEvery Wednesday my girl friend Kate and I get together for a play date. Our kids are two weeks apart and they love to play together. These play dates are great for us moms too; we get to watch the kids play and socialize... win/win.

Since we spend most of the day chatting away, I always find myself at 5 O'clock with no dinner plans, scrambling to throw something together. Not an ideal end to any day. Then Kate told me about this crock pot Barley Risotto, [hers is vegetarian] so I gave it a try and my family liked it...my husbands only critique was that he wanted it to have meat.

I came up with this recipe and it was a huge hit. Play date days are now slow cooker days too, no more stressing about dinner!