• Crafts

    Droolery Accessories

    My latest endeavor is making teething necklaces and cords. It’s been so fun to make my own designs. I’m definitely going to be giving these away as gifts and maybe starting an Etsy store. If you’d be interested, please let me know! I’m getting my beads in soon so I’ll be able to make so many! Here are some that I’ve made so far. My Series below: Black pink   Mixed Pastel   Turquoise Green   Marble Pastel   Some pacifier cords or teething cords. There’s an option for preemie size or normal size. This one I personally use for Em because it’s more neutral with a dino. If you’d…

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  • Motherhood

    Conquering Naps

    Who knew it would be so difficult to get a baby to nap? I thought the big issue would be sleeping through the night, but Em has been doing that since about 2 months and it has been amazing. We’ve really just struggled with his naps. I’ve heard of a 45 minute intruder but his was always at 30 minutes on the dot. He just could not get past that sleep cycle to continue. It’s been this struggle for so long that when he finally slept 1.25 hrs for all three naps yesterday, I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I had to keep checking the monitor to make sure…

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  • Food

    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

    This week’s meals consisted of not just chicken! I didn’t get to prepare lunch for the mister this week because I decided to try out the HEB grocery delivery since it was free on Tuesday-Friday.  It’s actually really nice but I would need to have things prepared for Monday this coming week so I can cook lunch ahead of time. This week’s menu was Korean Beef Rice Bowl, Garlicky Spaghetti, and Honey Garlic Chicken. Can you tell I like garlic?? (poor Emmett) Korean Beef Rice Bowls This was so easy to make and I really liked it. If only I had some good kimchi to go with it! I followed…

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  • Gaming

    Are You for the Horde or the Alliance?

    Blizzard has always been one of my favorite gaming companies, mainly because Starcraft was how I fell in love with PC gaming. I used to play Starcraft all afternoon after I got home from high school.  I have so many great memories playing with friends. But, I never really got into Warcraft or World of Warcraft.  The hubby, however, used to play a lot and with this new expansion coming out, I feel like he really wants to play.  He won’t play though unless I will too.  I’m not sure if we’ll both have the time to play as our only real free time is after Emmett has gone to…

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  • Food

    Meals for the Week of 7/29

    I planned out this week’s meal but decided to change it and we had been craving some Jersey Mike’s so dinner one night wasn’t cooked. My plan was to cook several chicken dishes and have dumplings one night I was feeling lazy but since we ended up having Jersey Mike’s, no dumplings this week. (Score for another meal saved for a rainy day). For the mister’s lunches, I made a chicken and broccoli pasta. It’s my staple that he actually taught me. I always cook the chicken first in the sous vide machine at 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Then in a pan, I heat up a can of condensed soup –…

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  • Food

    Meals for the Week of July 22nd

    This week, I’m back on meal prepping/cooking. Below you’ll find the recipes I’ve loosely tried and my thoughts on it. I provided photos when I remember to take them, but my creations are never picture perfect. Boudin Biscuits This is what I called it but basically we like the Zummo’s Boudain we get at HEB but I never know what to eat with it. I quickly googled what you can pair it with and most responses were, more boudain. I got lucky and found this one that’s eggs, bacon and biscuit with boudain. We didn’t have bacon at home but we did have the Red Lobster biscuit mix so I…

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  • Gaming

    Games to Play

    Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out what games I am able to play with a newborn in tow.  I can barely even find time to eat since he refuses to let me put him down but I’m determined to find something I can do a the same time. I’ve been trying out Hearthstone – a card based game from Blizzard. I like that I’m able to play it on whichever device I want, I just log into my Blizzard account. Most of the time, I’m playing on my iPad since I can take it with me whether I’m eating a quick lunch or nursing him. I’m still learning all the…

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  • Motherhood

    Breastfeeding Woes

    Breastfeeding. One of the best things you can provide for your newborn comes straight from you. It’s amazing how our bodies can provide. I’ve never really thought about it or did any research on breastfeeding. I’ve just heard that it’s hard but it’s great for your newborn. They say “breast is best” because it can help decrease risks of allergies, SIDS, eczema among other things.  I was, however, worried that I wouldn’t be able to produce enough. Many of my friends have had problems and I, myself am a formula baby for that same reason. Since pregnancy, I was too busy worrying about my growing baby and the upcoming labor…

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  • Food

    Garlic Sriracha Chicken

    I made this Garlic Sriracha Chicken last night for dinner and it was delicious! I did, however, make quite a few changes to the recipe to fit what I had at home and as well as how I cooked it. So to clarify, I’m not a great cook and I also don’t have a lot of time to prepare everything. Luckily, we were gifted an Anova sous vide machine when we got married so I use that religiously.  It’s so easy and you can cook everything in it! It’s basically a water bath and you just need to seal (we have a FoodSaver). The recipe calls for you to marinade…

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  • Food

    Meal Prepping – Week of July 8th

    This will be my first week I am meal prepping for the whole week. My goal is to make lunches for both me and the mister and then have dinner be super easy to prep and be ready since the infant doesn’t let me put him down for long. The main meat chosen was chicken since it’s cheap and easy to cook. I’ll be trying out these recipes I found from Pinterest for dinner. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Creamy Herb Chicken Chicken Terriyaki Garlic Sriracha Chicken For lunch, I made one of my husband’s signature dishes, Cream of Mushroom Chicken. Only thing needed is the Cream of Mushroom condensed soup…

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