Friday, July 30, 2010

Muffin Tin Swap!

I got my package yesterday from my Muffin Tin Swap partner! And I just have to say... I got HOOKED UP!!! My swap partner was my good friend Jamie at Momma's Playground. I was so excited to learn she was my partner!

Anyway, my "wish list" was Bento stuff. I didn't have anything Bento but love seeing other Bento lunches and wanted to do Bento lunches, too! (I'm sure I said Bento enough here... Bento...) This is what Jamie sent me:

WOW! I just love everything! I would post pictures of each individual thing, but that would be a long post. :) So here are a few.

Look at these super cute princess cookie cutters! Jamie totally had Ashlyn in mind when she saw these. :)

I thought these liners were the cutest things ever! I almost don't want to use them. :)

I love these picks, too. So cute!

There were also two Bento boxes, more picks, dividers, cutters, and rice molds. I used one of the rice molds last night, actually! We decided to have rice as a last minute side dish with dinner and I made a rice bunny for Ashlyn. She's not eating much right now because she's teething so she didn't eat it, but she still thought it was cool! I can't wait to use everything! I'm going to be doing an extra special Bento MTM this week! :) Thank you so much, Jamie!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fingerprint Pals

Awhile back I found a really cute craft idea on the Family Fun website (I always get such great ideas from that site/magazine). I put it on our Countdown to Disney chain we made when we were 100 days away from our upcoming Disney trip. Anyway, the craft is called Fingerprint Pals. The site talks about putting it on t-shirts and I've seen it elsewhere to make custom stationary, too. I really do think that the onesie idea is such a cute idea if you're expecting a little one (*ahem* Jamie *ahem*). For us, though, I decided to create a little barnyard scene.

All three of us did the fingerprints so we had little animal families. I LOVE IT!!! Now I'm trying to decide what exactly to do with it. I don't want to just put it in our box of Ashlyn artwork after a time on the fridge. I'm not sure if I just want to stick it in a frame and slap it on the wall, either. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something cool to do. :) If you have any suggestions, let me know!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

We usually do our Muffin Tin Meal on Sundays and I always set it to post for Monday morning, but this weekend has been very busy and we ended up actually doing MTM on Monday! We had a going away party for some friends on Saturday and all day Sunday we were getting everything together for Aaron's birthday party! Tomorrow is his actual birthday so today's MTM theme is Happy Birthday, Daddy! He's gone at work right now (he has a VERY busy week this week) but we're definitely thinking about him. ♥

Ashlyn had some leftovers from the party. We got some "party platters" from Subway so she had part of a sub, some macaroni salad, and part of a red velvet cupcake. She really enjoyed it all. Especially, the cupcake, of course. But she really liked the sub. I'm not surprised, though, because she did yesterday, too.

Kinda off topic, but I've been so proud of Ashlyn the past few days! Well, I'm always proud of her, but lately she's been saying "please" and "thank you" without having to be prompted!

To see what others have put together for MTM this week, go over and visit Muffin Tin Mom!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Celebrating Fries!

Yesterday was National French Fry Day! We made sure we had some french fries with our dinner as well as a special dessert.

I made some pound cake, cut some into strips, and poured some melted red candy melts on top as ketchup. It didn't look quite as cute as what I pictured in my head, but it was still fun.

After dessert, Aaron said that he was expecting just pound cake with candy melts on top (which would have still been yummy) but that it tasted better than just that. He said it was better than the sum of its parts.

I have an idea for the leftover pound cake, too... you know, besides just cutting it up and eating it. :) I'll be sure to post about it after we try it out.

Did you do anything for National French Fry Day?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

National French Fry Day

Today is National French Fry Day!! (You can find out all sorts of random holidays at Giftypedia.) We are having fries with dinner as well as a special dessert so I will post pictures of that tomorrow, but I wanted to let you know in case you want to celebrate today, too!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Week in Review

I am really excited to have finally gotten back into Muffin Tin Monday! I honestly started feeling that everything was just chaotic and I couldn't get a hold of anything. Especially housework. Our house never got filthy or anything, but I would always panic when I would find out someone was coming over. But a couple of websites I was looking at (FlyLady and Couponing To Disney) inspired me to start off small and I'm already feeling so much more in control of not just the housework, but life in general! It's been fabulous! Couponing to Disney has inspired me in other ways, too, but that's a different story. :) So anyway, it has helped me feel more excited about MTM again.

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

This week we made our own theme... The Week in Review!! Sure, you could call them leftovers, but what's the fun in that? ;)

So Ashlyn had macaroni and cheese, popcorn chicken with ranch for dipping, and pretzel sticks with chocolate for dipping. The chocolate isn't melted in the picture because I wanted to melt it right before she ate it. I also always put the dessert part in different cups so I can put it aside and make sure she eats the healthier stuff first. The macaroni and cheese was just random from earlier in the week and the popcorn chicken and pretzel sticks were from our Sword in the Stone movie night! I've recently made a site dedicated to my Disney obsession to Disney and you can see our The Sword in the Stone movie night there!

To see the wonderful tins others made this week, check out Muffin Tin Mom!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is what happens when you leave the living room close to naptime to rotate the laundry. ♥

For more Wordless Wednesday, please visit 5 Minutes For Mom.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kohl's Cares Program

Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted, huh? Well, I finally have something super cool to share with you! Kohl's has a new set of books through their Kohl's Cares Program! If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know how much I adore this program. (Thanks to Jamie from Momma's Playground for letting me know they got some new books!)

This time around Kohl's has 4 Winnie the Pooh books and 3 stuffed friends (Tigger, Eeyore, and Winnie himself). And as always, each thing is $5 each! This was one of my favorite Disney movies growing up. Eeyore has always been one of my favorite characters, too. :)