Monday, May 29, 2017

Kiki gave birth..

     Double post today, but I got to witness and assist our yorkie give birth yesterday!! It was quite an experience for me.. This isn't her first litter; she had one single puppy last year, but we woke up and she was already nursing him. This time I witnessed 4 puppy births!!

Bleached Chambray Shirt

     I had two dark chambray shirts in almost identical cut and color. Since I don't need two identical shirts, I was going to get rid of one. Until I saw a few outfits with a lighter chambray shirt and loved the look.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Окрошка [Okroshka] Cold Vegetable Soup

     I love this soup in spring and summer. It's fresh, light, and perfectly chilly when the temperatures are high. Not everyone loves this dish, however. My dad's family all love it and my mom's family all hate it. Mr. Chickadees and I love it, but not all the chickadees like it. They much prefer it as a salad without the "soup" part.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Family Dinner Questions {free printable}

     Does your family eat quietly at the dinner table? Or does every one chatter and talk about their day or their dreams? This is a craft we put together in one of our MOPS meetings. If you're looking for a way to engage your family in conversations, but don't know where to start, this is a great way!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fresh Quinoa Salad

     Do you have a favorite salad? I would have to say my favorite is my quinoa salad. It looks good, smells good, tastes good, and is so good for you!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Large Family | Meal Planning

     I love our MOPS group.  I joined it in 2015 after just one meet and have made many friends, my chickadees have made friends, I have been encouraged, and have learned many things. One of the things I have learned is, meal planning. I've tried it before, but without much success. This time I tried it the way a friend, Kristen, at MOPS does it and it works!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Capsule Wardrobe | Challenge Conclusion

     I'm going to let you in on a little secret. 2 weeks into the challenge, I started doubting myself and wondered if it was a stupid idea. I'm a stay at home mom with 7 children.. some of whom pull on my clothes, hair, and if I wear jewelry, they'll yank on those too. Not to mention the spit up and dirty hands. More often than not, that was the reason I wore the same clothes forever and reach for the same combination of top and bottom.