Monday, August 29, 2011

Bacon Bit's Project Corner

I needed a wedding gift for my cousin Jordan and his beautiful wife Lori and had no idea what to get for them. I have a limited budget for gifts and so I racked my brain for ideas.

A few years ago my sister's friend made her a fun cake stand using a random decorative plate and a glass dessert cup. It was adorable! I decided to head to Hobby Lobby and see what I could come up with.

They had so many gorgeous plates and most of them were on sale for 50% off! After finding the perfect plate I went to the candlestick holder section and found the base for my creation. (also 50% off) I used Scotch brand maximum strength adhesive (I learned afterwards that E6000 is even better for this type of project) to glue it together and then finished it off with some fun ribbon.

Grand total for this project was $11.00! I love the way it turned out. It looks like something you would buy in a boutique and it was so easy to do!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baby E

Life is so wonderful now that Baby E is in our lives. He is a happy, smiley, social baby and we can't get enough of him. He has blessed our lives and made us so happy. We are truly smitten with our silly baby boy.

Easton is a very strong baby. He is constantly wiggling and moving which makes holding him kind of tricky. He loves to lean his head all the way back when you are holding him so he can look around and check out the situation. He is not a snugly baby. Only with mom and only when he is super tired. He isn't fussy but he is stubborn and will let you know when he isn't digging the situation. When he is hungry he gets this really funny impatient little cough that will turn into a snort if I take too long. Sometimes I will take a little longer on purpose just so I can hear the snort. It's hilarious! ( I know I am a mean mother)

Some of Easton's favorites:
taking a bath (this is his most favorite thing to do)
soft blankets
his binky
being sung to and/or talked to
being on his back
his swing
being held like a football

Some of Easton's not so favorites:
being in the car
loud noises
being swaddled
being hot

Easton does not like going to sleep. He would rather be awake and part of whatever is going on. He can be so super tired and basically catatonic but will fight to keep his eyes open at all costs. At night after nursing he will fall asleep in my arms but the second I put him down his eyes pop open and he wants to play. He gets me every time with his goofy little smile and his funny squeals. Its hard to be mad at him when he is so stinkin cute.

Easton just had his 2 month well check and is currently 12 lbs 11 oz and is 23 1/2 inches long. He definitely is growing nicely ;) He is starting to get too tall for his 0-3 month clothes which makes me so sad. He has lost his newborn look and is now such a cute little baby. He looks so much like his dad it's crazy. He basically is a mini Casey and I'm just fine with that. I happen to quite like the way Casey looks.

What an amazing thing to be a mother to such a wonderful sweet baby boy. I knew I would love being a momma but I had no idea how much.

Monday, August 15, 2011

my current obsession

I am in love with a little blog known as LOVE!!!! Let me just say AMAZING :) Every recipe I have tried I have loved and I have tried many. I always have people ask me for the recipes. I love to cook and share my creations with others and I'm telling you these ladies do not disappoint! Two mormon girls started it years ago as a way to share recipes with friends and family and now they are a blogging world sensation. You must go to their blog and check it out. You can also buy their cookbook which I have and adore. You can get it online, at deseret book, or currently at Costco.

Recipes not to miss:
Cinnamon Bun Caramel Corn ( I make it without the pecans. To die for)
Key Lime Tarts ( so incredibly easy and very impressive looking and tasting )
Mint Brownies (when I made these several people commented on how they are way better than BYU's famous mint brownies ;0)
Lemon Zucchini Fettucini ( probably my favorite pasta dish I have ever made )
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
Bacon Artichoke with Penne Bake
Grilled Taco Chicken (I use this easy yummy chicken for lots of different recipes )
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad
Creamy Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing ( so delicious and so close to cafe rios recipe )
Herb-Rosemary Focaccia Loaves ( these are dangerous because I can eat the whole loaf in one sitting)
Breadsticks ( I make this recipe and roll them in cinnamon and sugar and serve with cream cheese frosting. Remember tricky sticks from pizza pipeline?)
Stuffed Pizza Rolls
Garlic Bread Seasoning ( I will never use anything else for garlic bread again )
Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip ( so tasty with granny smith apples )
Fluffy Orange Fruit Dip

The only thing I don't like about my new obsession is that I am never going to be skinny again. I have the hardest time not trying all of the yummy fattening delicious recipes! Our Best Bites should be called Our Big Butts! Go check out the blog and make something tasty. I promise you will love it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2 months old!!!!

My Baby is getting so big! He is already
2 months old! Time has gone by
way too fast.

Easton enjoying the bumbo for the first time.
He is still a little small for it. His head was quite
floppy because he is such a squirmer but he still
loved it and was all smiles.

I love this outfit. His face is hilarious in this
picture. I love his little tiny faux hawk!