Rules were made to be broken
My GIVEAWAY Wednesday commenters need to all go out and buy themselves some bumper stickers with this sentiment.
You guys are hilarious. Seriously hilarious and seriously bad rule followers.
But I love you all anyways.
Alisa B, you are the GIVEAWAY Wednesday winner of the week. Well, yay for you! (insert excited fist pump in your honor)
Now you'll be smiling in this winter weather as your flower dances in the window
Because....yeah...it has that effect on most people
Of course, how can a picture of a cute baby not make you smile.
See, now we're all smiling to start the weekend off right!
I took a nap yesterday the whole time my kiddos were down for one.
(you know, during that time when you actually can get stuff done?!)
So I was considering not even posting today, but then I found this super sweet looking blog which I haven't had much time to perusal (sp?!) around yet....but HELLO she's doing a GIVEAWAY and there is this SUPER WONDERFUL pillow to win! Go check her out here and show her some comment love to try and win the pillow.
But don't really win because I plan on it, k?
Now. Back to mixing more of this here stuff below.....because apparently this is the magical potion that makes my little guy's mouth feel better.
Poor, poor little guy. Couldn't even snap a pic to show you. Too sad to capture.
But I have, in tough love, gotten him to eat a poptart and drink some sips of chocolate milk.
So I'm thinking we're going to be good any day now.....
Please, dear Jesus, please. That's all I have the energy to pray.
Keepin it real. Have a super day, All!
p.s. don't forget to enter my giveaway from yesterday if you haven't yet!
This was a hit, and can the original can be found here
But I followed adapted the recipe from her book,
Make it Fast, Cook it Slow
The recipe calls for 1/2 lb ground beef which you need to brown first (ewww.....I hate doing this)
But I used a whole pound.
Then obviously you drain it. Could you imagine if you didn't?! Double ewww
So add your browned ground beef to the crock and thenadd: 4 cups chickenbroth (it's the whole container) 1 T dried onion flakes 1 tsp minced garlic (hello jar that stays in your fridge of already-minced-for-you garlic. love. it.) 13.5 oz can coconut milk (because that's what I had in my pantry)
*original calls for 1 c. milk 16 oz easy melt cheese (think Velveeta gone generic)
*it's half the container. notice the use of PNS and be amazed.
cling wrap would need some help to hug the cut end of that cheese so closely
you know it
Cut up 1 pepper and 3 potatoes and add to your crock
Cover and cook for on LOW 4-6 hrs
You're supposed to add the melted cheese at the end but I'm not sure why. I'm not the best at following directions and added it before I even bothered to read,
"Stir in milk and Velveeta 20-30 minutes before serving." I say.....isn't the point of the crock to not worry about dinner 20-30 minutes before the meal?!
Ever vacuum with a fussy baby on your hip?
Yeah.....you rock. It's no easy task, people.
Can I (please) get some Mom Points for carrying around my poor (teething) baby ALL. AFTERNOON.?!
Love her. LOVE. HER.
But it adds a whole new dimension to easy tasks like stirring the soup in the crock.
If you can't tell...the vertical space between Char's hand and the pot is like 2.5 inches, k?
You've been there. You know. That soup's lucky it got stirred.
(a-mazing soup, by the way........tune in next tuesday for the deets) Ahhh, baby. I'll take you anywhere.
But do you see this?!
Not the pic of the cute couple on the wall (awwwww......)
No-- the piles (and piles) of unfolded laundry on the bed.
Which can't really be done with this (cute and sweet and cute) baby on my hip.
Hey,wait.....what is that extra lump in the mix?!
Nice try, Buddy.
Nope. She's not amused. But nice try.
I'll just pay the bills sitting on the couch, then. On my lap.
That's almost (not really) as easy as at the table.
But I can sit next to the (precious) fussy baby this way....and that just might work, right?!
Yeah.....that didn't last long.
But the camera was amusing for a (brief) moment in time.
And so was this. Remember this?! I'm going to start referring to it as the