Today this little blog is featured on The Mother Bear Diaries. Please check it out. I am incredibly honored to among the wonderful girls featured!  I am loving adding recipes to my blog so from now on I'm going to try to put one up every week! So here is my lasagna! 


1 package lasagna noodles
Two jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I like prego)
One jar of Alfredo sauce
1 can mushrooms
1 box of frozen spinach
1 tub of ricotta cheese
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 bag of Parmesan cheese
1 bag of Italian blend cheese
1 pound of turkey meat or beef
salt and pepper
Italian Seasoning


In a large pan begin browning meat. Add basil, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. While meat is browning in a large pot pour the jars of spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and a little Basil. Also bring a large pot of water to boil the noodles. Follow instructions on the package. Once you have this started put the spinach in the microwave to begin thawing.

Once meat is down browning add the chopped garlic. Cook until garlic is done then add meat to sauce pot.

When spinach is thawed make sure to squeeze out all extra juice then combine with the ricotta cheese.

When noodles are done drain them and set aside.

In a large casserole dish begin layering the lasagna. On  the bottom of the dish put down a layer of the red sauce, then a layer of noodles, then ricotta, then Alfredo sauce, the Italian cheese blend and finally red sauce and repeat!  When you are done with all layers put a blend of Italian cheese and Parmesan on top.

Cook in oven on 350 for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling!

I usually serve with a small salad and garlic bread!  Enjoy!

I linked up for Tasty Tuesday with Cami!

Tuesday Link-Up


Project 365 {366} Week 4

Here are my Project 365 pictures for Week 4! I hope you all enjoy!

Sunday January 22

Monday January 23

Tuesday January 24

Wednesday January 25

Thursday January 26

Friday January 27

Saturday January 28

I'm Linking up with Laura for Project 365!


Wednesday Randoms

  • Yesterday Levi therapy. We were excited to show the PT his new rolling skills!
  • I have set a new goal to loose 15 pounds by May 1. The babies birthday is May 4 so Im hoping to have it done by their party! I think 5 pounds a month is doable!
  • I have been stopping too much lately! Emma has so many clothes. I am on a spending hiatus until February!
  • I am loving the new show Revenge! Have you watched it? It is so good!
  • I am loving my new blog design done by Tiffany at TKC Designs. You can find her here
  • I am so ready for spring. I really just want to skip winter and fast forward to April!
  • My sister and I are planning a birthday party for my mom! Im so excited about this!


My favorite Chili Recipe

This is the easiest chili. I think it is at least. Sometimes I will make two pots, one with meat for the hubby and one without for me!  Here is the recipe. It was originally my moms recipe but I updated it to my taste.


3 cans tomato soup
1 can crushed tomatoes
3 cans Busch's chili beans
1 green pepper
1 medium onion
1 beer (can be left out)
1 package of ground turkey meat
4 tbs chili powder
1 package of chili seasoning
1 tsp oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1-3 cloves of garlic chopped

Start by browning the turkey meat. I add salt and pepper as well as a little chili powder to the meat. Once meat is brown I put it in the large chili pot. Then I brown diced onion, garlic and  green pepper. When done I add to the meat.

To this mixture I add the rest of the ingredients as well as 2 cans of water. I use the empty tomato soup cans. Basically it's just brown and dump! 

I bring all to a boil and them simmer  until dinner. I try to cook it for at least 3 hours but I like longer.  I check on it and stir about every half hour. Topping we use cheese, Frito's, onion, and corn bread! 

Enjoy and let me know how it goes!


Project 365- Week 3

Before we get going on this weeks Project 365 I wanted to let everyone know about my awesome new blog design. Tiffany from TKC designs did it and I love it! You can find her here

I have linked up again with Laura for Project 365! 

Day 15:

Day 16:

Day 17:

Day 18:

Day 19:

Day 20:

Day 21:


Hope you all had an awesome week!




Wednesday Randoms

Here is what is floating around my brain right now:

  • I am really tired this week! I don't know why but there is not enough coffee to make me wake up
  • I am so thankful that we have a week off from physical therapy, doctors and stuff to do. It's nice to stay at home.
  • It was nice to have Clayton be able to play with us on Monday! We love our daddy!
  • I'm thinking of doing a redo on my blog!
  • I am having to stay off facebook because the sales are way too tempting!
  • I am participating in project 365 and I am really excited about it
  • My BFF Lindsey might be coming to visit this weekend and I am so excited!!!!
  • I have a blog post floating around in my head but I need the confidence, courage and straight up balls to right it!
  • I am ready to start working out again! I need it!
  • I want to start cooking in the crock pot! Any recipe suggestions?
  • I have decided on a theme for the twins birthday and I am so excited! I know its a little early but I don't exactly have a lot of time to plan each day and I know if I leave it until the last minute it won't get done!
  • I watch wayyyy too many shows on TV! Hnmm should I give up some shows for lent??? Aghhh!
  • Im worried Im starting to get sick! stay away sickies!!!
Happy Wednesday peeps! 

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Project 365

I decided to participate in Project 365. You take a picture every day for a year to documment how you are living. Im excited but honestly we will see how long it lasts! I take tons of pictures with my phone so Im hoping to get better taking them with my actual camera. So with no further ado here goes the first two weeks of project 365!

January 1: actual this is new years eve but we still were doing this on Jan. 1. C and I went on a date with out good friends for new years and had a blast!

January 2: the babes enjoying some pre bath playtime.

Jan. 3- Emma G playing

Jan 4: Daddy made Emma look like a pilgrim

Jan 5: we woke up to Levi sleeping like this and I thought it was so cute!

Jan 6: Levi learning to drink out of the big boy cup!

Jan 7: mommy went on a shopping spree and bought some stuff for sweet Levi who has outgrown all his clothes and now wears mostly 12 mo! WOW

Jan 8: Emma girl playing after breakfast

Jan 9: our first time to try baby Mum Mums! They were a huge hit

Jan 10: Levi has been sitting better and better

Jan 11: Emma has become fascinated with the phone

Jan 12: love this little man

Jan 12: Big boy sitting

Jan 13: mommy and Emma watching TV

Im linking up with Laura for Project 365!


Wednesday Randoms

Randomness Bullet Style:

  • The babies have been doing better napping and also sleeping at night. Thank goodness because this momma is tired!
  • Have you signed up for the app my fitness pal. Its great. It tracks your calories and exercise! I'm tyring to be more healthy and loose this baby weight!
  • I'm officially addicted to TV and twitter. I'm trying to cut back on both!
  • Also I'm officially addicted to shopping for the babies. I am trying to sell some of their clothes that they have outgrown. I may do a blog sale soon.
  • I finally got Christmas taken down and put away. The house just doesn't look as cheerful without all the cute stuff!
  • I feel like the babies have been teething for months! When will those teeth ever come in and leave my babies alone!
  • This morning we woke up to Levi sleeping on his belly! So cute!
  • Tomorrow I have a Dr apt ! Boo!
  • Here are a few more pics of my sweet baby!

    Happy Wednesday Peeps!


Sunda Edition Phone Dump

Here are some lovely iphone pics from this past week. Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Emma and Levi snuggling before bath time.

Emma playing

Levi in the exasaucer. Naked because he spit up everywhere!

Cute Levi sleeping. I love that he is laying on his side.

Using his big boy cup.

Poor Levi had no clothes because homeboy is growing too fast! Mommy went on a little shopping spree and snuck in an Emma outfit too!

Sweet Emma girl!

Emma in her cute tutu outfit!

Bubba man in his car!

I love these little squirts! 


8 Months Old

Holy time flies batman!  Emma and Levi are 8 months old today. I cannot believe it. Yes, yes I say it every month but 8 months just seems so old!  My little munchkins are growing up and it's freaking this mama out!  Slow down teeny tinies! So here is some 8 month info to blow your minds!

8 month stats:

Weight: 14 lbd 13 oz
Diaper: ;size 3
Clothes: 6-9 months

weight:18 lbs 3.5 oz
Diaper: size 3
clothes: 9-12 months

During your 8 month we:
  • Celebrated Christmas
  • Saw Santa
  • Nonny and Poppy Butch visited
  • We to the pulmonalogist
  • Levi and Emma had a cold
  • Went to Aunt Stacey's and Uncle Benji's
  • Went to Home Depot
  • Played at Jill's
  • Went to Miss Courtney's house
  • went to the outlet mall
  • went to toys r us
  • Levi went to the GI Dr.

Emma's Life at 8 Months:

  • her baby doll
  • snuggling
  • staying awake
  • all foods
  • making noises
  • bath time
  • Lots of people
  • going to sleep
  • having a stuffy nose
  • sitting still
8 month development:
  • rolling both ways
  • practicing sitting up
  • eating lots of fruits and veggies
  • tried meat for the first time
  • laughed for the first time
  • you eat 4-5 bottles of 6-8 oz of similac sensitive formula
  • you are eating two meals a day
  • you hair is coming in more!
  • your eyes are still blue
Levi at 8 months:

  • being held by his mommy
  • being tickled
  • eating
  • all foods
  • his puppies
  • the exasaucer
  • being alone
  • waiting for food
  • being put down
  • sleeping
  • having your nose sucked

 8 month development:
  • rolling over
  • sitting up for a few seconds
  • lots of fruit and veggies
  • tried meats for the first time
  • 4-5 bottles of 6-8 oz of similac sensitive
  • you eat two meals a day
  • you are doing much better at tummy time
  • your are definitely teething but no teeth yet!

Here are your 8 month pics:


A Look Back and A Look Ahead

Happy 2012! Wow that seems crazy. I didn't start blogging until late in 2011 so I thought I would do a little look back at the year! FYI: this is another long one! Consider yourself warned!


  • I attended three days of the new year before going into tachycardia and being put in the hospital for two days. This was my first of many hospital stays.
  • We found out I had hyperthroidism.
  • We got snowed in
  • We painted the nursery
  • Celebrated my moms birthday
  • I begin bed rest at home
  • We find out I have a bulging sack and require surgery to get a cerclage
  • I continue bed rest but more strictly
  • March:
  • On March 12 I go into early labor and enter the hospital
  • I hope and pray and we make it past 24 weeks
  • April:
  • I celebrate Easter in the hospital
  • Bentley comes to visit me
  • I stay up having contractions and watch the royal wedding
  • I have magnesium sulfate and steroid shots
  • May:
  • I being having regular contractions
  • On May 3, I go into labor and it cannot be stopped
  • On May 4, easrly in the morning my sweet babies are born breathing on their own and require little intervention
  • I hold my babies for the first time
  • Emma and Levi get off CPAP
  • Emma contracts MRSA and is seprated from Levi
  •  June:
  • Levi and Emma get out of the incubators
  • Levi contracts MRSA and is moved to be with his sister
  • Emma and Levi are reunited!
  • Mommy holds Emma and Levi together for the first time
  • Emma and Levi go home one day apart after 52 and 53 days in the NICU
  • July:
  • Emma and Levi celebrate their two month birthday
  • We celebrate the fourth of july at home
  • Clayton and I celebrate our one year anniversary
  • We take the babies on their first walk
  • clayton turns 30
  • My mom goes back to work and I brave the babies alone
  • Emma and Levi have rice cereal
  • the babies ROP is cleared
  • September:
  • I turn 30
  • The babies start going to a pulmonologist
  • The babies receive their first RSV prevention shot
  • We begin staying at home more during cold/flu season
  • we got to the arboretum
  • We celebrate Halloween
  • Levi begins physcial therapy
  • nonny and poppy butch come to visit for Thanksgiving
  • Emma goes to the ER and has first ambulance ride
  • December:
  • We go see Santa
  • we celebrate Christmas at my parents house
  • Emma and Levi get their first colds
  • So here we are 2012! What a year 2011 was! It was both the hardest and greatest year of my life. I will never forget the year my sweet babies were born.  2012 brings promises of a great year and I am so excited to see what it brings.  Hope you all had a great holiday!