Sunday, November 11, 2012

Life Lately, all sorts of updates!

You know it's been crazy busy around these parts when 1} The last time I did a "life lately" post was in October 2} I have two full collages of pictures from instagram life and 3} I have so much I want to say that I don't even know where to start.

But, I have to start somewhere, and I have to make this quick as I only have so much nap time to work with and lots of things on the to-do list.

First off, birthday celebrations! I have been so busy all week with preparations and making our baby girl feel super special that I have totally slacked off in all other areas {including this blog}. All for good reason. I have a birthday post to come {probably won't be scheduled for another two weeks}, with details on what we did on the big day as well as the party day! But for now... let me just say this... everything turned out so perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate what have been the best two years of our lives. We are so thankful for our family and this beautiful life that we have been blessed with.

Moving right along... I have tried many recipes that many of you have asked for me to post about. Because I have so many things lined up and other posts that are more important, I will just list the ones that I have tried and recommend here. Creamy chicken recipe {I suggest baking it on the lower end and flattening out the chicken first}. Cheese, potato and smoked casserole {I used turkey sausage and added zucchini and it was DELICIOUS like that!}. Chicken salad {I cut the recipe in half because it makes just way too much! And I used organic low fat mayo from Traders Joes which I thought tasted just fine. I also threw in cashews and grapes}.

We had a fish. We named her Lucy. She died after two days. Lets just say I have a lot of learning to do in the fish parenting department. We will try again later.

The nursery is coming together beautifully and I cannot wait to share it with everyone. Unfortunately I am still waiting on a lot of things to come in {accent color pieces} so the reveal will probably not occur until the big baby debut.

Speaking of baby debut, hello it's almost the middle of November! I could be having this baby at the end of next month. The holidays are making things go by so fast. That and having a toddler to chase around these days :)

Holiday cards will be going out in the mail next week! I will also be making an announcement about blogger cards. Can't wait to share! In the meantime, if you are a holiday card lover {like myself} and would like to receive one in the mail, please email me your address and I'll be sure I get one out to you!

Speaking of blog related business. A lot coming up. I can't squeeze the posts quick enough. A lot are sitting in draft and honestly it's killing me because they won't be able to post for weeks {sometimes for a month}. So I am trying to organize them by priority. But you know how that goes.

Coming up:
Monday: Show & Tell Monday
Tuesday: Throwing To-Do lists out the Window
Wednesday: Alphabet Photography Review/Giveaway @ 12 am, Confesh Sesh @1 pm
Thursday: Mama Style
Friday: Bump Attack 32 weeks & Guest Post
Sunday: Deals of the Week
Monday: Show & Tell
Tuesday: Women Connect 12 Announcement
Wednesday: Stella & Dot Giveaway @ 12 am, Birthday Recap @ 1pm
Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving Day
Friday: Bump Attack 33 Weeks
December 1st: Large $500.00 Holiday Giveaway

Anyways, that being said, there are a lot of great things happening on the blog these days! I cannot wait to share some of these exciting things with everyone.

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  1. Your post line up and those collages make me worn out. I'll never know how you do it! To be young again ;) looking forward to all you have coming up!! Can't wait to see what you did for birthday celebrations and I totally can't wait to see the nursery!! Always so much fun going on around here!!

  2. IDK how you stay SO organized with everything going on in your life mama!! You are a rockstar!!

    I am ordering my holiday cards today and am SO SO excited!! I loved the holidays before, but having a baby makes them even MORE fun! I started going through our holiday decor this weekend so I can figure out where to put everything! :)

    I am so glad to hear that E's birthday and party went perfectly! I can't believe you have a 2 year old and ALMOST a NB!!! SO CRAZY!!!!! =)

  3. I cannot believe sweet girl is TWO! Heck I remember when she was a baby! So cool to see families grow through the ol blog. What a beautiful family you have Becky. Love love seeing all of the pictures. Looks like life in the Stoneking house is a BLAST!

    Glad the birthday was everything you hoped for:) Happy (a little late) two years of life to Elliana. Two has never looked so cute!

  4. I can not wait to see your post about the big birthday!! I know its going to be amazing!! And girl, damn, you are organized!! :) Love it.

  5. Love you new design!!! Adorable as ever. Your bump is precious and baby boy is growing, growing, growing. I think your little girls is beautiful!!! God has truly bless you and your family.

    Slow down though and enjoy these last couple of weeks.

    Happy Sunday!
    Blessings during the upcoming weeks.
    ♥ Stephany

  6. How beautiful! I love all the collages, I can't wait to see all the birthday party pictures so exciting, I am so happy that it went so fabulous, you look so gorgeous, Elli is gorgeous just like you girl, wow all that you have done this week makes me tired reading it lol!


  7. I are so super organized! I love it! I also cannot wait to see that nursery!!!!

  8. Yes, definitely excited to see the big birthday reveal! Can already tell it was fabulous:)

    Will definitely be sending you my email, would love to have a holiday card sent out.

  9. I hope nothing too bad happened with the broken window area!

  10. It sounds like you've been busy! I love the photo collage!


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