Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Randoms

Thursday Randoms. The week where we talk about all thing random. Things that happened this week. Things we did this past weekend. Thoughts on my mind. Reality TV junk. Picture dumps. Elli updates.Nothing is off limits.Anything goes.

So if you are looking for "life" updates. This is the day to find it. You can also find me on twitter and instagram {frommrstomama} for updates as life happens.
If you ever have any questions about anything listed in Thursday randoms, just as in the comments and I will try to answer them either through email, or on the following "Thursday Randoms" Post.

DIY craft link-up sneak peek. There it is guys. The link-up will be posted next Tuesday {the 31st} where we will link up our "Love" crafts. I worked on mine for hours. After posting all my ideas on crafts on Friday, I decided I still wanted to do something that was unique and special for my husband. I kind of went with it... didn't have this idea starting out.. but I am so happy with the finished product. I can't wait to show you guys what it is! In the meantime, enjoy this little sneak peek!

 So, check out my craft board, get some ideas together, and start crafting away! Link-up will be up at 7 am on the 31st! Tuesday!

And this is the mess my little craft made. Ha. It was 4 am. I had worked hard. My thoughts were scatter brained all over. Obviously you can tell per the picture.

It was fun though, I have to admit it. But I need to learn how to be crafty and organized at the same exact time.

Is this even possible?

Because, I am totally the same way in the kitchen.

Too much sleep, tired mama. I've learned that I run on best 5 hours of sleep max. Sometimes 6. Anything more {which happens a lot}, then I am super tired. I know that may sound goofy to a lot of you. But honestly, if I get 8-10, sometimes 12 hours of sleep... I wake up exhausted. I even have to take a nap. Less is more. Call. me. crazy.

Valentine's Day Pinterest print out. Now resides in my kitchen. It is so cute! I love it. I think I would have preferred for it to be in a white frame, however, I actually kind of like it in the black as well. I will be out hunting down a white one though next weekend. But seriously, I have been missing out on all these crazy free print outs on pinterest! I plan on printing a new one every month {holidays, etc}. I use white card stock paper to print them off on.

If you want to print some of the print-outs that I have pinned, here is a direct link to my print-out board.

Elli draws. While mama cooks. Obviously she's more interested in eating the crayons and throwing them, however from time to time, she does get a little line in here and there.

So it gets me excited for this next year when she really starts getting into this kind of stuff.

I can't wait to draw with her. Work on crafts together. Gets me all sorts of excited.

Soup. Have you noticed a trend lately? I've been cooking up a whole lot of soup these days. Why? Because I grew up eating soup every day as a child/teen. My mom made a different soup a day. 5 days a week.

At the time? I hated it.

Now? I appreciate, and I try to do the same for my baby girl. And so far? She loves soup! Yup!

And this new recipe I tried? Can be found here. YUM!

Home Tour. So I have part one of my home tour post done. I had asked this question on twitter, and I'll ask here as well... should I include "before" pictures. I mean, guys, we ripped our house upside down. Everything about it changes. Tore out floors, bathrooms, painted EVERY room, tore up ceilings, lightings... you name it, we did it. That being said, I have tons of before pictures. Should I do a post first on the "before" and then show the "After" the next day? Or include it in the same post? If I include it in the same post, it will be mass picture overload and I am afraid people will miss the details. So, what do you think?

So this is what it's like to be up at 5 am. On Friday, I had a "mandatory" class for work. My mom came over to watch the baby E and I was up bright and early getting ready. As I drove to the hospital I realize that, wow, this is what it used to be like when I worked day shift.

It was kind of... nice. To listen to the radio in the morning. Grab a starbucks.

However, not nearly as nice as waking up to the baby girl and spending all day with her.

Elli slept for 4 hours 2 days in a row. Speaking of the baby girl. Girlfriend has been rockin' the naps. The past 2 days her first nap was 4 hours long, and on the first day she even took an additional nap for 45 minutes. I probably should have put her down for another nap yesterday like I did the day before, however, I felt like she wanted to play.

Wrong. She was miss cranky pants by 6.

1k follower giveaway. I have emailed some of the sponsors that were a part of the giveaway and have not heard back for the additional information needed. Therefore, at this point, I am going to go ahead and hold off for the giveaway. I am sorry that I was not able to put this idea together, however, I am planning on doing a giveaway here soon. So be on the lookout for that.

Sister's birthday party. I wrote about it here. And by wrote, I mean showed a lot of pictures. Anyways, my sister turned 17 and Elliana made sure to dress very classy for the big party.

And I have to admit, she was pretty darn cute. Necklace, bracelet, hose, fur boots, big flower headband, dress with a matching coat.

Yes, girlfriend has some style.
Lemon drizzle loaf. I made this twice this week.

It is hands down one of my favorite recipes to make. It is so easy, tasty, refreshing, and I always have all the ingredients on hand.

Want the recipe? I posted it here. Some readers have tried it before and emailed me that they loved it, so I am confident that you will too.

How does Carson deal. E is totally obsessed with c-man. I think that I have mentioned this many times before, but seriously, I cannot say it enough, girl is in love. Her face lights up when she sees him, and that dog can work wonders around her.

Unfortunately? he gets the shaft 90% of the day.

A kick here. A punch there. And now? A head-lock. Ha.

More power to him for staying so strong.

Pots and pans.

The latest craze.

As you can probably see... they go flinging and flying in our kitchen. That and tupperware.

Yay for me.
What is your LOVE story link up. Did you see m post on the link-up info? If not, go check it out.

You can get a head start on your post too because the questions are listed in there.

Share pictures, as many or as little as you'd like.

And post your love story on February 7th and come back and link-up, hop around, and meet new lovers!

Monica. She went home this week on the bachelor. Lets talk about her departure why don't we. She totally didn't strike me as the girl who gets emotional. Distraught. A mess. But girlfriend was just that. And I liked her. In fact, I still do. It just breaks my heart that these girls, including herself, get so into this guy that they barely know... on a show... where they compete with each other. And then they leave crying? Oh lord. Common, you have better chances on!

Courtney. Now lets talk about this nutso why don't we. Is she weird or is she weird? I mean, not only is she a complete queen B, but she is totally awkward, says weird things, and one immature woman. If you even want to call her a woman. She acts like a wild animal.

Someone needs to tame her.

Product of the week. I am linking up again with Aly and Tiffani for their product of the week series. This week? It's one of my beloved items in the kitchen. The quesadilla maker.

I mean, this girl over here is obsessed with taco bell quesadillas... so when we got one of these for x-mas last year? I was seriously in heaven.

We use this thing around 2 times a month! YUM YUM!

It goes hand in hand with BLL. Just suggestin'.


  1. Before and after for sure!!!!! I'm excited!!!

  2. I want to see before and after pics of your home tour. If you're afraid we're going to miss details either break it in half OR go room by room. Just an idea.....

    AND Courtney is crazy, how does Ben not see it???? I bet he watches every Monday and feels like an idiot for keeping her around!

  3. Before and after, without a doubt!

    AHHH craft linkup. OMG I can't contain my excitement...guess I better get on my crafting huh?

    What is it about randoms that make me SO HAPPY!? Love it.

    Happy Thursday!

  4. Courtney is insane. And what is with her facial expressions. She cracks me up. I think Ben heard the word model and was instantly Into her lol.
    Ohh home tours are fun! I love seeing people's before and after pics
    And yay for soup. I love soup. My family actualy owns a soup restaraunt in Wi. I don't eat a lot of soup here in fl. For some reason 80degree wether and soup don't go hand in hand but I miss it!

  5. LOVE the craft - can't wait to see it! Before & After Pics, for SURE. You know the blog world is a sucker for that stuff (me included). I agree with what another gal said, break it in half or go room by room if you need to. Morgan has the same dress as Elli and I can't wait until she fits into it - her Nana bought if for her last year. SO CUTE!

  6. Can't wait to see the full craft project you did for husband. I feel like our children do the exact same thing everytime I read your blog.. but then again, bff's do that :) I am definitely going to have to try your recipes, I love love love trying new ones and Kenne is a total food hound right now so she likes to try new stuff too. oh & last but not least.... before and after pics paleaseeeee.

  7. 1. Following you on Pinterest now!

    2. I'd love to see before pictures! Personal preference: I like seeing before and afters together!

    3. Was I one of the ones that didn't get back to you? I *thought* I did, but there is NO telling! I could have had a major blonde moment!

  8. I'm not a religious watcher of The Bachelor, but oh, Courtney just drives me up the wall. She is a certified psycho!

    Also, I can second your opinion on the quesadilla maker. Yum.

  9. I'm SOOO making that bread tonight... YUM!

    I still have to catch up on the bachelor this week... can't wait to see cray cray Courtney in all her glory :)

    Im so excited for your home tour! I'd love to see before pics because we are at the point of starting to remodel our house and it will give me some ideas :)

    ELLI IS SO CUTE... as always :)

  10. I'm SO excited to see you DIY!! looks cute!

    Mmmm! LOVE LOVE soup!! Maybe you could post some recipes :)

    I can't WAIT to see your house tour!! I LOVE LOVE looking at houses! HGTV is one of my fave channels!! I think you should go before and afters together and then do the posts room by room or maybe group it by upstairs and downstairs, or something like that?

    I LOVE homemade quesadilla's too! My hubby makes the best shredded chicken ones! I usually make the guac! Mmmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm! :)

  11. That'a a lot of randomness! Miss. E is such a doll!!

  12. 1. Before and after for sure :) who cares if its picture overload. I'm paparazzi, I love pictures ;)
    2. I love soup too.
    3. I have already started my love story link up. woo hoo!
    4. I really want to join in on the craft link-up, I need to do something ASAP.
    5. Elli, has always is sooo adorable!

  13. our 7month old LOVES our dog as well.. dog likes to TRY with her but as soon as baby girl goes for the ears dog is GONE! i hope it gets better b/c she is in love with her puppy!

    also... what photo program do you use for editing and adding text to your photos. i use picnik and i HATE that it's going away in april. i need a new program.

  14. Before & After would be fun to see

    I can't wait to see you valentine craft

    I've been making a lot of sldifferent soups at our house, there easy & good

    Elli is so adorable!!

  15. thats great about her sleeping!!and loved the post!!

  16. Definitely before AND after pics!!! :)

  17. I can't bring myself to watch the bachelor this season. It just seems off this season. Can't quite explain it.

  18. I love all these recipes mrs domestic!! I want to try that soup. Cant wait for your Love link ups!

  19. I agree with everyone else..before and after please. AND I just bought that quesadilla maker! I am so dang excited its not even funny!!


  20. when I moved in with Pittman he had a quesadilla maker and I chunked it! He was pretty pissed, haha.

  21. i couldn't agree with you more about courtney on the bachelor. her face is so annoying/looks constipated half the time!

  22. I'm planning on doing both of your link ups! I can't wait to see your craft! :) I love soup! I could eat it everyday! Also I couldn't agree more with you about Courtney! She's so weird! I really am hoping the rumors about him picking her are false.


  23. yes! on Before and after pictures. & I love the love link up!

  24. Will be making those recipes thank you very much! And yes, WTF with Courtney! Not only does she say weird things but I think she has a weird mouth. Yes, she's a model, and she's pretty, but run Ben run! She's a hot mess!

  25. Definitely show before and after pictures of your home tour! I like to be able to compare while I look at pictures, so maybe try and do before and after next to one another?

  26. Crafty AND organized ... is the elusive goal of most of us. :) Me included. I start out pretty well, cleaning up as I go, but lose it about halfway through. Let me know if you discover the secret.

    Thanks for following me! I'm following you now. I love what I've seen so far.

  27. I want to see the before!! Maybe do collages? Or go room by room and make the home tour a series! You could even make a pretty button!!

  28. Those two recipes look yumtastic! I'm trying them ASAP. And I already have my linkup ready to go for Feb 8th. How fun!

  29. I say yes on before pictures in the home tour post. I LOVE looking at before and after home pictures! Plus you need some kudos for all of the hard work you guys put in!

  30. i am SO jealous of E's long naps! I wait for that day, LOL. Also, the bachelor this season is just creeping me out in general. They are all a bunch of weirdos

  31. Girl you called it with Courtney!! CRAZY AND SCARY at the same time!! She's the type of girl that could snap at any moment!!!

    I got a kick out of how Elli draws, it sounds like what Savannah would do! I too can't wait to do things like that with her!!


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