Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What I've been loving lately...

So, Matt is on a two week spring break (yes TWO weeks) and the kids and I are sick...perfect timing I suppose. I thought I'd share some items that I've really been loving lately.

Birthday Cake Oreo cookies are awesome! I heart the sprinkles mixed into the cream filling.

Caffeine free Diet Coke. I drink this because I love Diet Coke but the caffeine keeps me up at all hours of the night. So, luckily this is a great alternative.

I bought these two sandwich/snack keeper at Old Navy. The brand is Sistema. It has a compartment for the sandwich and one for some snacks in another.

I also picked up these travel utensils that come with a fork,knife,spoon and chopsticks. You have to put them together but I loved this. My son sometimes has to take throw away plastic utensils to school or actual sliverware (which has accidentally thrown out).

This last one is for salads. At the bottom you keep your lettuce and in the top compartment is where you can put your fruits/veggies or nuts. Also a small container for your dressing. This will work out great for meat less lunches on Fridays for Matt. I plan on using it for tuna fish salad for him.
I bought these all at Old Navy for a great price. They seem pretty durable and are BPA free. I bought two sets for the kids and plan on using them for their snacks/lunches on days we go out to the beach. I'm off to bed and hoping we all magically wake up healthier tomorrow :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

I heart Tervis Tumblers

I use my Tervis Tumblers for almost every drink. I love that they keep my drinks hot when I want them hot and cold when I want them cold. Can't beat their lifetime warranty as well. We have a few and I look forward to adding more to our collection. Here is a picture of the ones we currently own (minus one that Ken took to work this morning.)

(L-R) Tervis shaker,24 oz Cherry Blossoms,24 oz pink and green bubbles, 24 oz Texas and barbwire,24 oz beer and a 16 oz cupcake with butterfly.

This is another one we have but Ken took it to work this morning. It's a 24 oz Redskins one.

This is one that I want next. I think I'll be monograming it as well.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It was a rainy cold day here in CA but a little after 2 the rain let up. The weather still didn't stop us from par taking in the festivities. For breakfast I made shamrock eggs (thank you Pinterest for the idea) and dinner we had shamrock themed ravioli with some green beer. Hope everyone else has had a safe and green St. Patty's Day.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Easter goodies

I love Lenten season. It never meant much to me in the past until 2007. I found my way back to my faith to my GOD. I wasn't looking to be saved but I was. I am forever grateful to that day it happened. So, I look at Lent as almost a "New Year" type of celebration (for me).
Ok well, before I was "saved" I had always enjoyed receiving an Easter basket and now that I am a mom I enjoy putting them together. I know the Easter bunny has nothing to do with the whole reason we celebrate Easter, but I like that little added extra. Plus, I love Easter with all its springy pastel colors. I've been buying little goodies for the kids' Easter baskets here and there since January. This is what will be in their baskets:

Matt's basket

Mady's basket

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm gaudy and I know it...

My birthday gift from my husband...

Yes, I really did want these in this color. I am getting Mady the same pair so we can be twinsies. Yup, I will more in likely be that 40 something who still thinks she can pull off a halter top and body glitter (I am only joking on that last part...I hope).