October 15, 2012

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Today we remember all the babies that were lost in pregnancy, the babies that were born sleeping, and the babies that were born but couldn't stay. October 15th is a day of remembrance. You may not know it, but someone you know has been affected.
Miscarriage / infant loss / stillbirth affects 1 in 4 women. 

To all my friends and family who have lost their little ones, this is for you. My heart aches for you <3

October 13, 2012

Pink and Orange 1st Birthday

So my sweet baby [who is not so much a baby anymore] turned 1 on Wednesday! We had her birthday party the previous Saturday, and it turned out great! She had a blast running around with a few of the kids, and enjoyed eating the wraps and her cake. The theme was hot pink and orange polka dot, with black as an accent color. I got most of my ideas from Pinterest and just went with it.

Here's the Birthday girl testing out the cake

October 1, 2012

Freezer meals revealed!!

They turned out great!! We have a small freezer, so I was worried with how much I could store, but it fit perfectly :) So I spent a good 5 or so hours prepping/cooking/cooling and packaging my meals for the almighty freezer (not all of them cooked, many frozen raw for future cooking), but boy was I happy to be done! There were a few times I had to hit pause since Mimi would wake up from a nap, but with that said, it was the BEST 5 hours of my life spent. So far we've eaten 3 of the meals (the meatballs shown below, lasagna and tortellini soup), and they have been great! I got the recipes here at This Lady's House (This George Romney Meatballs pictured below was fabulous)..... I made many of the freezer meals listed here at Ring Around The Rosie's blog,and also loved the one's here at Dreaming of Poultry. Fantastic ideas!!
Here's a few of the meals I made- once you split the meals in half, I ended up with about 15 or so meals ready to be frozen. Not bad for $200 of *organic food right? :) 
Already prepared nightly meals = one happy mama!!
* Our family tries to eat as many organic products as possible (this usually includes meat, dairy and at least the dirty dozen veggies)