Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A couple of things before you eat too much turkey

So Thanksgiving is almost here, which means....

- I only have a few more days left in my 20's, but that's not till next week so I'm not gonna think about that right now.

- I get to eat all sorts of yummy delicious foods...YES!

- And it's time to get Christmas cards ready...ugg

Well I am happy to say my cards are done and ordered....yippy!!! Here are a couple of the main pictures I used on this year's card.

We finally got out and were able to take some pictures...the only problem was Chester was sick so we didn't get to many good ones, but maybe next time.

Chester had a blast taking these pictures, cause he loved playing with the lights.

On another note... 

 We finally have a walker in our house....or should I say a runner, he really doesn't have a slow speed. :)

I hope you all have a wonder Thanksgiving!!!

Peace, Love, Turkey,


Monday, November 19, 2012

My New Favorite Thing - the Little Green Pouch

So about a month or so ago I was playin' on Pinterest...Yeah I'm on there and I love it....It's a great place for me to get creative ideas and to waste time. ;) But I have been inspired by alot of different things on there. If your on there and want to follow me you can click here...  

Ok, back to what I cam here to talk about. Someone had pinned a picture of these Little Green Pouches and boy was I excited!

You may have seen these little guys smiling at you while walking through the grocery store. They are full of apple/fruit sauce and they are awesome to feed a kid a snack or fruit with a meal when your on the go...and we are always on the go! The problem with these guys are they are super expensive.

So when I found these guys I got super excited and ordered some right away. 

So here's what they look like.  Just like the store bought ones, only these you can re-use. Chester eats table food all the time now so we don't really use these all that much anymore, but we do some. I wish I had found these when he was 8 months old cause I would have saved soo much money....

Oh well it went to a good cause, Chester's belly and my sanity!

On their website they talk about using them for all sorts of food, but I only use them for fruit. I also wouldn't start a baby on any of these type of things till they were eating solids from a spoon really well, cause I have heard of moms who just use these to feed their baby and then couldn't get them to eat from a spoon...

Talk about pulling your hair out.

As you can see they can see they are BPA and Phthalte free....

Not a huge deal to me, I mean it's good, but I don't freak out about all that stuff. The thing that really makes me happy is above that where it says Dishwasher Safe...now they are speaking my language. But actually I don't put them in there all that much cause I usually wash them by hand using a bottle brush.

I use a lot of strawberries and raspberries and I never strain the seeds out....way too much work....so they seem to stay stuck in there even when I put them through the dishwasher. So I just scrub them our with a bottle brush and stick them on the bottle drying rack and we are good to go. 

Like I said the website where you buy these at has all different recipes you can put in them, like full meals, but I stick to mixed fruit, it works best for me. 

You can use fresh fruit...which I use when I have some that will go to bad before it gets ate...but what I mainly do is go and buy a bag of the mix berries frozen fruit and let it thaw and then trow it into the food processor or blender whichever works fine and then I add some apple sauce to it.  I have homemade stuff apple sauce but if I didn't, I would go and buy some mots...probably with no sugar added...and add some of that to it.  I have tried it without the apple sauce and it just seemed to give it a better texture for using in these things. I also put in some canned crushed pineapple into it to make it taste that much better and to add some liquid to smooth it out.

I also have some frozen mango and frozen peaches that I will add to the mix. Really anything goes....what ever you can find.

Helpful Hint: If you get these take the lid off and blow into them. They come flat as a pancake. They say they can fit 6 ounces and I didn't do this and could barely get 2 ounce in them. I wasn't too happy....but then for some random reason I decided to blow into them to try and get them to pop open just a little more when I was filling it and boom....the bottom that was stuck so tight together came flying apart and I felt like a big dork. Live and learn. lol

As you can see Chester loves them and they work great when I am taking food to the field...which is half the year when I am doing that....so I love them! And the fruit in them is so yummy Caleb and I have been known to use them a time or two as well...

Just don't tell Caleb there is blueberries and raspberries in them, he might stop eating them ;)

*oh I think that is goulash on his face, not fruit, he stays pretty clean when he eats from these.

So once again they are called Little Green Pouch and they are $14.99 for a 4-pack. That may seem a little high, but compared to a $1-1.50 a piece for the others, it wouldn't take long to get that back in savings! And these can hold up to 6 ounces where those were only around 3.5 ounces. 

Anyways, I just thought I would share these little wonders with you, cause I love them and think they are great!

Lots of Love,


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Few Pictures Really Fast

So real quick, I just wanted to share with you that we are finished with bean harvest.  Wahoo!!!!


Here are some pics from the guys movin' right along in our last field.

Hopefully I will get a chance soon to sit down and do some edits and write about the Soybean harvest, but as of right now I am trying to find my house again...

It's a never ending process...

Especially because for every one thing I put away I have a little boy who gets t
three more out! ;)

Now that harvest is over we are going to get some family pics taken!!! We haven't ever gone and done that. Caleb tell me since I have a camera I must take them...which means extra work and twice the time. But I finally have outfits picked out and now a location.  Aren't these trees awesome!! I love fall!!! Hopefully tomorrow we will take them, while the trees are still beautiful!

And last this was the sunset yesterday evening...It makes me smile!! 

Lots of Love,