Friday, September 30, 2016

photo dump friday: sept 21 - 30

photo dump friday: sept 21-30

hold on....I think we have a sleeper....zzzzzzz!!

At Kamry's last check-up, they got the go ahead to stop waking her up for feedings and let her sleep through the night. Well, she does.....up to 7-8 hours, feeds, then back for 3-4 more!!! :O) :O) :O) She's a good napper too!! It's a good thing!!!

have mercy, she's got sandals on!!!! <3


I think I heard a little "ma" in this one!!! :O)

big girl is 5 months old!!

little froggy chair + tv watching = FUN :O)


in her best little Rudolph voice...."I'm cuuuuute"!!!<3


pretty fall day!! :O)


Kamry has definitely "filled out" her last appointment a few weeks ago, 
she weighed 13 lbs. 12 oz!!! :O)

yeah, really, who needs a fairy godmother!? 


play date day!!

trying out Willa's bumbo!

it's a stormy "let's stay in our soft clothes" kind of day!!


those little giggles....<3 <3 <3

Thursday, September 29, 2016

~Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer~

In honor of National Coffee Day, I finally made a batch of homemade pumpkin spice creamer!!

Here's the recipe....

In a saucepan, heat 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (I actually used 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. nutmeg + 1/2 tsp. ginger - because it's what I had on hand!). Add 1/4 cup pumpkin + 4 T. brown sugar and whisk until blended. Remove from heat and whisk in 1 cup milk + 1 cup heavy cream. Cool; store in a container with lid in the fridge up to 1 week. ENJOY!!!

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#fall #raedunn #raedunnpottery #cowcreamer
#creamer #coffeecenter #coffeestation #coffeebar
#kcups #pumpkin #pumpkineverything #keurig
#homemade #coffeemug #coffeesesh #morning #quiettime

Monday, September 26, 2016

monogram monday: LulaRoe + Marley Lilly

I'm super excited about my latest purchases..... first order from Marley Lilly and my very first pair of LulaRoe leggings!!!

I'm a little nervous about the leggings, but I really want a few new ((comfy)) SAHM outfits once work is over, plus I'm ready for some different choices in my closet other than jeans or yoga pants. The leggings are pricey so I bought my first pair on EBay (new) for a much better deal! I'm hoping that I love them!! I love the print/colors and they do look super comfy!!  I bought a ((long)) monogrammed long-sleeve tee from Marley Lilly in a neutral grey with a hot pink monogram. I'll update on these purchase soon!! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pioneer Woman's Smothered Pork Chops

4 bone-in chops
1 red pepper - sliced thin
1 green pepper - sliced thin
1 onion - sliced thin
2 cups broth
3 T. heavy cream
1/2 cup + 3 T. flour
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
salt & pepper - to taste
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
3 T. Butter
olive oil


Combine flour and seasonings. 

Coat chops and fry in hot oil/butter. 

Remove chops then add peppers and onions to the pan. 

Cook veggies, tossing frequently, 

until veggies are tender but not mushy. 
Remove from pan. 

To pan, add 3 T. Flour and 3 T. butter and whisk together on med-high heat. 

Add broth and whisk until thickened. 

Stir in cream. 

Salt & pepper if needed.

Return veggies to pan. 

Serve chops w/veggies over rice.

Friday, September 23, 2016

photo dump friday: sept 11-18

photo dump friday: sept 11-18

Nana got her a wubbanub -- I think she likes it!! :O)

pop-pop stops by for kisses...

Daddy's Home!! <3

Owl always love you!! 

bath time!!
Kamry loves getting a bath! 
She now gets her baths in the big tub. :O)

Chincoteague Visit
((she has tights on...and those shoes!!))
[oh no, sweaty feet like daddy] :O) :O)



happy girl....

family get-together

Thursday, September 22, 2016

{good things thursday}


== Miss Kamry turned 5 months old today!!!  

==I spotted my very first ever hummingbird!!! I've had a feeder out all, when hummingbird season is over (or almost) I spot one!! Peter spotted another a few days later!! And, my flower garden is overflowing and is full monarch butterflies! Lots of activity in my backyard!!

==Nathan and Peter were finally at the same dock in Philly and got a chance to hang out! 

<3 <3 <3

==Kayla and Nathan have settled in at their apartment - keeping busy with school, work, hanging out with friends, family, & Weasley, and coming home when they can!  :O) :O) :O)

~first home-cooked meal~

==SINGLE DIGITS!!!! just 9 days until the season ends at the b&b!!! :O) :O) It's been a long, hot summer and August was especially hard, but I am super happy that Tina started working with me doing housekeeping this month-makes finishing the season sooo much better!!! :0) :0) :0)

== Princess Parade!!
took part in the princess parade today to help raise money for medical expenses for two beautiful & sweet little girls - Mia & Penelope!! <3 <3 <3

== New favorite show....

okay...this one is GOOD!! 
I've been looking for a show similar to my fave Parenthood (((which I really, really miss!!))) and I think I've found it!! This Is Us aired on Tuesday night {NBC @ 10 p.m.} but will show again on 9/24! Can't wait to tune in to Season 1! :O) many good things!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash - peeled, seeds removed, cut in cubes
1 Granny Smith apple - cored and cubed
1 white onion - diced
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 large carrot - peeled and diced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Dash cinnamon and nutmeg
Dash red pepper flakes
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream

Place all ingredients except cream in slow cooker. Cook on high 3-4 hours or until squash is tender. Add heavy cream, mix with an immersion blender or blend in blender after cooling.

This was absolutely delicious and super easy to make!! :O)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

those little moments....

Nathan took a few days off from work which means Logan and Nathan get to see each other!! :O) :O) Logan wanted to get the whole family together so he suggested a cook-out at their house this weekend. Sounds perfect to me!! <3
It took a bit of finagling but we all ended meeting up there yesterday. The men did burgers, hot dogs, brats and baked beans on the grill, and I did jalapeƱo poppers (and lots of them), and corn on the cob. Everything was yummy!!! We hung out a bit before Nathan and Kayla had to drive back home.

{{{Okay! So, I could seriously squish her in this little robe that Nana bought her!!!}}} 

I got up early for some morning Kamry time. <3 <3 <3

{{{This is one of my favorite pictures of Kamry!! That sweet face!!!}}}

Lazy Sunday - watching football and snacking. Lindsey made taco dip and we finished off the rest of the poppers. Again time was short, but worth every minute just to be together!! 

A great weekend with the family!! Thats what it's all about!! 
Those little moments that mean the whole world!! xoxoxo

summer mornings....

little things.....having coffee on the patio be grateful........ doing this 30 day scripture writing plan for JUNE...... ...