I asked for candle recommendations a few weeks ago, and a friend of mine contacted me saying she made them. How fun is that?! So, she sent me some things to try. I'm very sensitive to smells - I get headaches easily, but I love lightly scented things. So, I'm really loving her Snuggle Up candle, and the Clean Breeze scent is great, too!
They are soy wax candles with a cotton wick, so they are clean burning, and I love that!
She sent all of these car air fresheners, and the kids snatched them up as soon as they saw them.
They have them hung on their bedroom doors or directly from their beds, ha! And, they are very, very proud of them.
You can find all of Jackie's products here. And, her candles are just $12. Check them out!
I don't know why but I've had more fever blisters this Spring/Summer than ever before, so I'm a bit skiddish to even wear my lipstick. For now, I have this from Burt's Bees, and it looks so much darker than it is. It's not or I wouldn't love it. But, I do :)
My sweet friend Beth was trying to help me get ready for some company a few weeks back, and she sent me some of her favorite breakfast recipes. These cinnamon rollswere one of them. I used the wrong kind of yeast, so they didn't rise much, but they still tasted good. This is coming from the girl who has made four batches of cinnamon rolls in her life...these were by far the easiest!
We even had a few that didn't fit in the original pan, so we tasted them early!
This recipe of Beth's is killer. It's baked oatmeal. When she first told me about it, I thought it was that stuff you put in the fridge overnight, and I was a little leery. Is that called overnight oats? That stuff just seems like it would be so mushy? Am I wrong? Share your recipe if I am.
This is more like a crumbled up buttery oatmeal cookies that you can top with milk straight out of the oven or you can sprinkle on top of yogurt. My kids looooooove it! I do, too.
3 C. oats
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. melted butter
Stir together. Spread in a 9x13 pan. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Voila!
I cooked them about 1.5 more hours than the recipe called for. Some were really tasty. Some were really sour. But, I feel like it's a good little snack, especially if you're doing something like Whole30.
Our babysitter found this fun recipe for jello roll-ups for the kids. They were fun and really easy to make. They didn't take long to set up, and I think the kids had even more fun eating them!
Life's been a little crazy lately. I feel silly even saying that, because I know busyness is something that we basically create ourselves, and everyone is busy...blah blah blah. But, the first thing to go was the ol' blog. Who knows what things will look like here for awhile, but I'd like to get back into the swing of things. Here's a little peek at what's been happening.
We finished up branding season.
This little girl turned two.
(my mom made Sophie her very own apron).
She wanted to put all of her new birthday clothes on at once!
The boys thought the crowns served themselves better as shark teeth.
Our oldest turned six (SIX!).
He got clubs.
I ended up getting pneumonia. Bizarre. And that's part of the reason this blog has taken a back seat.
Genevieve is now seven months old.
and a small 16 pounds
Carter, Peter and John Paul all had swimming lessons....from the sweet lady who taught me.
The priest who married us came for a visit.
I did some photo shoots. Even one of my whole family!