Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm finally taking time for the things I want to do.

I decided I needed to start participating in the You Capture Challenge again. Photography is something I want to get better at, and I need to take the time and practice, practice, practice!
This weeks You Capture Challenge is Autumn. I'm glad I took a few pics last week since winter encroached on our Autumn this week! I didn't get out of my neighborhood to take the pics, I just took some of the neighbors trees while the kids were out playing. Hey, at least they weren't OUR trees! I know they aren't the best, but I had fun trying a few different camera settings out.
Every time I see the tree in the first pic, I think of Fall. I don't know why, it just does. The second pic is a close up of some leaves that I found interesting. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm a Mom starting to get it together, a little.

Things have been going pretty good here in the Behunin household the last little bit. The bathroom is almost totally usable, Colin is doing well in school, Lilly is potty trained, Seth's finger is healing as well as can be expected, and I am starting to get organized for the Holidays. Tonight I am taking dinner to a friend that recently had a baby. I had a hard time deciding what to take her, since everyone takes a lasagna, or pasta, and the weather went from "fallish" to "Winter" in 3.5 seconds. I googled "Meals to take to a friend" or something like that, and came up with the menu below: Potato Cheese Soup- I'll share my recipe next week! Semi-Homemade Parker house Rolls- Rhodes Bake-N-Serv ROCK! Easy Apple Crisp- Yummy dessert find the recipe here. This might be my new go-to meal to take to a friend that needs it. At least for the winter. What is YOUR favorite meal to take to someone?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm a winner, twice this time!

So a few months back you know I won a great giveaway from Fabulous Fun Finds. I enter the giveaways on that site if I like them (still holding out that I will win something from Twisted Silver- I LOVE their jewelry!) and I have found a newer site called Give Me Goodies (word has it that the person that runs that blog is the sister of the person that runs FFF). AND if any of the blogs I read on a regular basis have a giveaway, I enter those too (come on Kitchen Aid from PW!). I here to tell you that if you enter enough, you'll win!
I've won two, yes two, giveaways in the last few months. I was waiting to receive my winnings, so I that I could take pictures and share them with you.
First off, I won a gift certificate worth $20 for the esty shop Mary Dorsch Pottery from Give Me Goodies. I knew exactly what I was going to get! Even though I LOVED, and I mean LOVED the coffee mugs, I knew I had to have a tumbler to go in the new bathroom. It is simple, and if I pair it with the right things, it can look really cute and help with the look I'm trying to go for in there. This is what it looks like:
Cool, huh? I guess we could put toothbrushes in it, or fresh flowers, or even some fake ones. I don't know...I might play around with it a bit.
The second giveaway I won was from Mommy Mo' at Growing Up Mo'. I found her blog after joining You Capture from I Should Be Folding Laundry (my apologies for not participating in the challenge for a while. I just haven't felt very inspired. Maybe this weeks challenge will bring me inspiration, but don't hold me to it). Her very beautiful youngest son recently turned 1 and she held a weeks worth of giveaways to celebrate! I was lucky enough to win the Johnson and Johnson skin care gift pack, full of great skin care products for baby!
Now you all know I'm NOT and I mean NOT having anymore kids. So why would I want to win a baby skin care set? Because my sister-in-law is having another baby! I'm going to be an Aunt again, and this time we are hoping it is a boy. I'll give the whole lot to her and she will be set for a little while when the new baby comes in April. Thanks Lisa! The only reason I posted this was to tell you I actually DO win things. And to give some kudos to the great bloggers that give things away. Check 'em out! Side Note- As I went to get the link to Give Me Goodies, Blogger told me that blog doesn't exist! I know it did at one point, I still have the button on my sidebar, but I'm not sure what is going on. I'll keep the button up just in case it comes back..but if it is gone forever, I'm kind of was a fun blog to look at, and try to win things from! :(

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm a cook thinking Pumpkin is Halloweenish, right?

So I suck at taking the time to write posts. And obviously I suck at writing titles for posts too. Maybe I should take a class...there's got to be one out there somewhere! Here is your "weekly" food post: Make Pioneer Woman's Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins. So yummy. So easy. And very Halloweenish, or Fally if you prefer. (Yes, I totally just made up a few words there, at least I didn't use Halloweenie. That is my favorite word to describe the Halloween season. Halloweenie.) I made these for Book Club last week and they were a hit. Even though I over baked the first batch (tricky new oven) they were still good. So make them. Great recipe for fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving and such.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm a Mom gearing up for Halloween with treats!

I know all of you know about Tip Junkie. I have Laurie's button down there on the right side of my blog. She has featured some fun ideas for Halloween Food, and I hope she features more! At the end of September, she had a link to T.Matthews Fine Art for E.L. Fudge Ghosts. They look so cute, so easy to make, and it is something the kids can help with (at least with the placement of the eyes). I haven't made them yet, but I thought I'd share the link. Once the kids and I make them, I'll take pics.