Thursday, September 24, 2015

First Day of Autumn- Apple Crisp Recipe I'm Loving

Sunday while getting some items to prep my snacks for the week. I stopped at my local Stop & Shop. I went in for butter and came out with a bunch of staff. One of the items being two large apples. I really thought that the Mister was going to juice the apples. However, yesterday on a whim. I decided to make homemade apple crisp. I did a very quick search on Pinterest to find the easiest recipe, and I was lucky enough to find one. I had all of the ingredients, needed and only two large apples on hand and honestly that was good enough me.  (If you've been following my blog for a while now, you know if I don't have it on hand. I will go without the item and proceed on with the recipe.) Let me tell you, this Apple Crisp came out simply divine. I had to top it with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup. The only thing I regret is not having homemade caramel sauce on hand.

Anywho, I thought this was the perfect way to start the first day of Autumn. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Project 52 Centered -week 37 of 52

(My oldest nephew is on the left, youngest in the middle and my baby Michael at the end)

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Here is my submission for this weeks Project 52. I found myself as the camera lady for my sister's wedding back in August. She got married at our local rose garden which I love... The weather was perfect. Plus Mister and I were able to capture those magical moments. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Boys H&M Shopping Haul

Happy Monday!

Sharing some "Back to School" items I was able to snag during the summer sale at H&M.  I'm not sure why it's so hard to "ball on a budget" while shopping for boys. However,  I try my best to know when all of my favorite stores have sales. Since my little guy entered middle school last year, we had to sadly stop shopping at GYMBOREE. Even though he could still fit the clothing. I didn't want him to get teased (kids can be so mean no days)... Last year I had to re-introduce myself to H&M. To be honest, the transition to H&M has been awesome.. He loves the clothing and I love the prices. Anywho, check out my haul!

Friday, September 11, 2015

My August Favorites (YouTube Video)

I can't believe we are midway in September (yikes) I could not let this month go by without sharing my August favorites.  I hope you guys enjoy the video... This was my second time creating a video on my iMac and let's just say I had no idea what I was doing. In the past, I usually use my iPhone or iPad. However, I really thought I was doing something by using the Mister's T3i camera. Even though we have no idea of where the remote is... Anywho, check out the video and the products that were mentioned. 

  • Red Lobster Biscuit Mix here
  • Tropical Traditions coconut oil here 
  • Pixi Nail Polish here (not the same color, just to give you an idea of the brand)
  • Victoria Secret Vixen Perfume here  
  • Downy Unstopables here
  • Avocado Oil here (brand I use) 
  • Simply Natural Caesar Vinaigrette here (my Bj's sells them individually) 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Shrimp + Cheese Grits

So we currently have a heatwave going on in Connecticut. Hence the Sangria ( just kidding). I really dislike when I waste food, and I took some shrimp out and never made them. Luckily for me, they were still fresh and ready to be prepared. Since most Shrimp and grits base is made with some type of pork (as seen in the video below). I just scratched that out. As always, I used what I had on hand. I pretty much had everything except for green onions, heavy cream ( I used half and half). Also, I prepared the grits as directed on the package. I added the shredded cheese to my liking, and allowed the cheese to melt. 

Overall, this meal came out delicious and the sangria was just an extra bonus 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Back To School- Project52

Back to life, back to reality... So it's been two weeks since my baby started school. I am so proud of the way he is adjusting. I find myself implementing various routines that are working thus far.  Since I don't eat meat, and everyone in my home is such a picky eater. I find myself cooking less, and less for my family. **sigh** However, they have no idea, that they really don't have a choice and I run this house. I try my best to have a snack prepared for him once he gets home. I also try to make sure that  I am present and he has my full attention. Phones, electronic devices are away. Since he has to complete an hour of reading. I am going to start reading during his reading time as well. So we can have more of a "family reading time". I've also noticed that we need to revisit having a custom checklist for him. Just to keep him on track.

(Does his shift look familiar? It's from our Gap shopping haul here

Anywho, enough about me and my family... how is everything going in your neck of the woods?

As always I will be linking up to Mimi's at Unlikely Martha linkup HERE

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunset (Project 52)

Here's my submission for #Project52. This picture was taken at one of our local beaches a couple of years ago. I can't believe that I haven't been to one beach all year ** faints**. Yes, I know... Even though I do not get in the water. It's some about how relaxing the beach atmosphere is. 

Any, I hope everyone is having an amazing day so far!