Good Morning and Happy Friday Followers!
This week has been all over the board for me as far as having any sense of what day or time it is! Ugh I hate when this happens as I like to be in control of just about every aspect of my life; I know I need to chill a bit but it’s me. So when I’m freaking at Joe about running late, garbage going out, house being a mess when friends are coming for dinner, blah, blah, blah (I’m sure this is all he heard the whole time) and he responds with IT’S WEDNESDAY! NOT THURSDAY! ARGH! That freaking just spins me as then I’m like oh crap and FANTASTIC as the same time! A slight apology is given to the clearly brains behind our operation aka Joe and we move on with the day! So here I am Friday and just connecting.
Not sure if I shared but next week K turns 4! I know first I’m seriously not old enough to have a 4 and 5 year old!!! LOL! Second when the heck did this happen and how did March creep up on me so fast! As we have discussed I LOVE birthdays I think they are just a great day to make someone know how special they are to those around them. WELL…I totally forgot his special day was so soon so guess what we are celebrating at the same place we had S’s party! With how crazy last month was time just got away from me😟 I have known how he wanted a Lego party for some time but to do all the details and get entertainment I just don’t have the time to feel it would be a success. Joe said the kids loved S’s party let’s just make it easy on everyone. So I am still going to do a Lego cake for him and he asked for Lego and Minion cupcakes to take to school. I found a really cute print out for Lego invites for free (see below). We will do goodie bags keeping in Lego theme. I also found a cute print out of a Lego man that I’m going to do on the birthday boys shirt! So yes, 2016 so far has started with two toddlers sick multiple times and having the EASIEST birthday parties you can think of to date. You know what? I’m am totally good with this I’m realizing I’m not super woman and life happens. We can’t always maybe do exactly as we plan but that’s ok! So we will celebrate the weekend after again another deep breath as I couldn’t get invites out with only a week and a half until his party. I just didn’t think that was good party invite etiquette?! That’s just me! So I will share a few pics when K’s big day arrives! For now here is the invite and link so you can use! I did mine out of primary color construction paper and the inside paper I used cardstock so these cost ZERO! I appreciate hubpages for sharing and allowing the use!
Let’s chat about food quick as I don’t think we’ve gone there in a week! So this week dinner along with everything else has been shot! But a recipe I have done and everyone enjoyed was a ground turkey taco skillet! We had a cousin sleepover and I realized I hadn’t really planned for dinner so I pulled this recipe out of my “Food” board on Pinterest quick. My kids love when we have taco’s as as to having them in tortillas I buy scoop style chips and spoon a bit into each. Yes some may say this isn’t the healthiest but let’s discuss healthy for a minute! Is having your child not eat any dinner and being a grazer on snacks throughout the day healthy either? I think this is a choose your battles and provide sufficient amounts of healthy items within the meal this then counters the “unhealthy” item on the plate; what do you think? So this recipe has ground turkey, corn, and brown rice as well as other ingredients. I also give the kids an applesauce cup to have as I’m preparing their nacho’s and a glass of milk. For this recipe itself I was out of salsa as well as lettuce so we did without. My nephew and S loved them; actually had seconds! I typically do 6-8 chips on their plate. K on the other hand he didn’t like his corn warm so yes I picked it off. He then ate his plate as well! The recipe does call for green chiles I did have the 4oz container when I prepared and once the kids were served I added the remainder for Joe and I. So if you have a picky eater but they love a good chip I absolutely say try this route!
On to Joe I have promised to share an update of all that has kept him out of the house…some call it a J-O-B! Joe does not refer to what he does as work. He is a firm believer if you do what you love its not work at all. So he has completed some really fantastic projects recently.
Including a 1846 farmhouse restoration project using all original materials and erecting a new traditional firebox! The homeowner also had him do restoration tuck pointing on inside walls.
He is also in the final stages of finishing up a new build home that he has used a total of 180 tons of stone on! Which in layman’s terms is the outside of the home, built-ins in the great room, a powder room, six fireplaces with floor to ceiling stone and a roof terrace!
He recently completed a phase of a home remodel! This client is huge fan of nautical so he wanted a 650 gallon saltwater tank built into the wall! Joe loves these types of requests! He currently is finishing up the homeowners spa and designing his wine cellar! Pictures to come soon!
So these are just a few things Joe has been focusing on…I honestly could share for pages all he has going and has currently completed but this gives you an idea of the passion he has for the work he does! I’m updating our houzz page often so please do follow us there!
Well the weekend is here so make it a great one! I look forward to the kids finishing up their spring crafts and sharing VERY soon! Cheers