November 26, 2013

things for jase...

These are some things that we both love, Jase and I.

Bumkin Bibs: This bib is awesome since he has been eating oatmeal and cereal now this is a great starter bib.

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders: Jase loves this light projector. Every night we ask him is he ready to see his fishy friends? It only plays for 15 minutes and then shuts off by itself but by that time Jase has started to calm down.

Taggies: Jase just starting to playing with this blanket. He only scrunches it to his face and tries to eat the blanket.




November 25, 2013

Weekend links: 11/23 & 11/24

Just got all three of these shirts this week! I have received 1 and 2 already and the third one has shipped. Can't wait to wear these next week. Happy weekend everyone! 

oxox

Find these items here: 1, 2, and 3.

November 24, 2013

November 21, 2013

November 19, 2013

17/365

Potato Corn Chowder


POTATO CORN CHOWDER

Recipe by Damn Delicious

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large leek OR Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups roasted corn kernels
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in vegetable broth, corn kernels, potatoes, Emeril's Essence, thyme and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with chives.

November 18, 2013

16/365

DIY shower cleaner


I kept seeing this DIY shower cleaner in Pinterest. So I wanted to check it out for myself and see if it really works. And... it totally cleaned the shower. I was impressed. So now I will be cleaning the shower every day.

Here's how to make your own.

-Vinegar
-Dawn dish soap
-Dish wand

Pour into the wand the dish soap half way and then pour in the vinegar until full. Shake and start cleaning.

November 16, 2013

November 15, 2013

13/365

weekend links: 11/15

Hi everyone and happy Friday! So I am changing a little how I do weekend links. I think that I will either pick a topic and show case a few things from that topic. This week book list of books that I will be getting for Jase. I read on a blog that I follow that they do the 24 days of book during December... I think that is an awesome tradition to start with my son. So here are some books that I will be adding to our collection.

1. Fast and SlowLittle ones love things that go. Introduce first vocabulary about modes of transportation with this essential baby book. The appealing, textured illustrations compare slow-moving 
vehicles like hot-air balloons and bikes with speedy machines like cars and rockets.

2. Clare Beaton's Farmyard RhymesName and count the animals in these farming rhymes which include "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "To Market, To Market" and "Six Little Ducks," all tailored to 
develop language, movement and relationship skills.

3. Noah's Arch: The simple language and vibrant colors of Lucy Cousins’s beloved NOAH'S ARK breathe fresh life into a timeless story that has never failed to fascinate children. Now, with this new board book edition, even the youngest of children can savor a visual feast of pink flamingos, green alligators, and great gray elephants in a simple, sturdy format featuring a larger trim size, an eye-catching new cover, and a rainbow on the final spread.

4. Twinkle, Twinkle: An Animal Lover's Mother GooseHere is a collection of old favorites from Mother Goose, dressed up with irresistible humor. Illustrating the poems are photos of real animals posed in extraordinary painted scenes, resulting in campy and adorable scenes sure to beguile youngsters and their hip parents. Full color.

November 14, 2013

November 13, 2013

November 12, 2013

10/365

Homemade Everyday Salt


Homemade Everyday Salt

Prep time: 2 mintues
Ingredients
  • 7tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2tbsp Ground Pepper
  • 1tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix all spices together.

November 11, 2013

9/365

over the weekend: 11/9 - 11/10

Friday was Jon and my anniversary. We went out to dinner at tgif Fridays. It was nice to sit down and eat and chit chat over the days events. We have been trying to stay on a schedule for Jase. So we have been giving him his last bottle around 7-8pm and then he gets a bath. We read 2-3 books and then it is off to bed. He seems to like it. Jon went hunting on Sunday but we have learned that we recently have lost our hunting spot. The new owners of the farm land said that there was no more hunting there anymore. So this year we will not have any fresh meat. I will have to start saving our money to stock up on some meat from the butcher. We have been using Jase's humidifier to get some moisture into the air... Ours broke last year for the house and we have yet to replace it. I think next week we will be being a new one... Hope everyone had a great weekend!

November 10, 2013

November 9, 2013

7/365


Project Life: Pg. #1

Page 1 of Jase's Digital Baby Book. I have a real baby book that I got and plan on using it but I think by doing the digital verison first will help me finish the other one. I am so excited to get back into scrap booking. I think Project Life will be so much easier than what I was doing before. This has a process to make it so all you have to do it intsert photos a few cards and some writing. So simple!

November 8, 2013

6/365


weekend links: 11/8

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary honey! I cannot believe that it has been 5 years already! Woot Woot! Can't wait for our dinner tonight... :)

Now for this weekend links:

I am going to start doing Project Life. Can' wait to start!

Really want this garlic press

In the Christmas now. Looking at getting or making an advent calendar for Jase. 

Making Potato Corn Chowder this weekend. 

So I am crocheting some scarf for my Etsy Shop. This site shows you a great beginners scarf

Great flats. I want all of these shoes in all these colors!

Happy weekend! oxox

November 7, 2013

5/365

Looking to redo the living room. What do you think? 

Jase Chatting

Jase chatting from natalie pozniak on Vimeo.

November 6, 2013

4/365

Urg... Traffic and rain don't mix. 

Shooter rollin


November 5, 2013

3/365

Well it is time to do some laundry don't you think... It is time to clean out the closet too... I have so many clothes from my pre-pregnancy weight that I never wore that it is just time to donate. I have been reading blogs this week and it seems that everyone is going for the more simpler life... which I think that I am on but some days I revert back and get off course. So I too will be changing and having a simpler life. Well time to get some laundry done. Happy Tuesday!

last night's dinner: 11/5

photo credit: gimme some oven

Guinness Pulled Pork
Source: gimme some oven

Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 4 lb. boneless pork butt or shoulder or loin
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (11.2) bottle Guinness extra-stout beer

Method

In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper until combined. Rub the mixture all over the surface of the pork until covered.
Spread out the sliced onions over the bottom of the slow cooker. Then place the pork on top. And then pour the beer on top.
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours, or until the pork literally falls apart on your pork. Serve on sliders, tacos, salads, or however you would like!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, or freeze.

November 4, 2013

2/365


over the weekend: 11/2 - 11/3

This weekend Jon had to work his first weekend at his new job but at least he only has to work until 2pm. I ran around town and did the weekly shopping. Jase was so good. Did not hear one peep from him but usually he is asleep since I feed him before I go out. He hung out with our neighbors on Saturday night. Then Jase woke up nice and early well his regular time. I ran around cleaning the house while Jon slept until 11. First time he has slept late in a long time. We went on a nature hike with our neighbors and their kids. I was able to get our family photos done for Christmas. I will probably do a some more but I wanted to at least get a photo before all the leaves were gone. Now relaxing and watching Duck Dynasty. I think I'm ready for bed soon.

November 3, 2013

November 1, 2013

weekend links: 11/1

Wow I cannot believe that it is November already. I feel like it was just 90 degrees and wishing for cooler weather. Well fall is here and here to stay. My garden took a pretty hard hit with the freeze we had a week or two ago... so time to clean out the garden and plan for next year's. 

Looking to get all these boots soon... 1, 2, 3

Jase just got this tummy time mat to help him enjoy it. Thanks grandma!

Favorite candy from Halloween...

Best costume for Jase next year.

Finding some cute ideas for Christmas cards hoping to complete ours this weekend: 1, 2, 3

Happy Weekend! oxox