Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday– A Little Birdie - May 2, 2012

Little Birdie

A little birdie visited our yard a few weeks ago. I was only able to take a few photos before she flew away and this was the only shot that was in focus.  I have not seen her since.

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–April 18, 2012

We Sprung a Leak on Spring Break!

A single water stain on the ceiling leads to calling a plumber who cuts one hole in the ceiling:

who finds multiple leaks in pipe 
that leads to a LARGER hole in ceiling AND a second hole :

And, that leads to hole number THREE being cut:

And, replacing DAMAGED pipes:

with new FANCY pipes:
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Thereby eliminating MUCH of my tax refund before it was even deposited- SIGH!

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012- The Party Started without Me!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

This past month or so has proven to be a challenge to my blog.  My posts have been non-existent since March.  I have drafted a few but never got around to completing them.  I’m sure we all know how it goes.  Mommy gets sick, then the kids follow, then daddy gets sick only to have mommy get sick a second time.  Add that to arm injuries, eye doctor appointments, birthday party for my 6 year old twins, etc., etc.  I could go on and on with excuses, but I’ll stop there.   Spring Break was last week and I had a great time with the hubby and kids running around our area doing fun activities but  I took a break from Twitter and my blog reading only to realize this morning that the The 2012 Ultimate Blog Party hosted by  5 Minutes for Mom has started – WITHOUT ME!  Oh No! 

When I read about the 2011 UBP last year, I didn’t have a blog to link up at the time, but I followed along and watched- blog-less and wanting to party.  I told myself that I wanted to have a blog by the time the next UBP came along.  Now I do, and here I am, better late than never! 

A little bit about me and my blog -   My name is Shelagh (pronounced like Sheila for all those of you wondering )  and I have a wee baby blog.  I am a stay-at-home mommy to 3 kids – one 10 year old girl and 6 year old boy/girl twins. I love photography, crafts,  reading, and party planning and many other interests (sometimes too many!). My blog is my creative outlet and my way to express and explore that creativity.I just started blogging this year and I am slowly finding my way.  For now, most of my posts have been about my project 366 and some menu planning but I plan  to expand that to books I’ve read, apps I like, fun party ideas, crafts and more.  At this point, I have one or two followers that are not family members or friends and I am hoping to add some more followers by participating in the UBP.  I hope to find some more great blogs to add to my reading list because I believe that there is no such thing as too many blogs to follow!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday #6 Times Two

My twins are turning 6 years old today.  It’s both a wonderfully happy and bittersweet day.  I love celebrating their birthdays with parties, cake, and presents, however, I am saddened by the fact that they are growing up so fast.  Now don’t get me wrong, many days with my twins seemed like they were never going to end.  Especially, those days when they wouldn’t sleep through the night or they wouldn’t nap or they tore up twenty or so books instead of napping.  Oh, I have lots of "war" stories!

I guess part of what makes me sad is that they are now in that stage where they are identifying more with their friends, they are learning to read, and becoming much less dependent on the "mommy". They are no longer babies or preschoolers - they are now “school-aged” kids. <<tears welling up in eyes>>   Okay, I am drying my eyes now and am looking forward to celebrating with them tonight with a Carvel ice cream cake and pizza and then again tomorrow when they have their first “friend” birthday party. 

My "babies" six years ago:
Devin&Sierra 025        Devin&Sierra 100

My "babies" now:

IMAG2596   IMAG2595

HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!  Love, Mommy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–February 29, 2012

I have boy/girl twins and we are getting ready to celebrate their birthday this week.  They are turning 6!  My daughter has been out shopping with me a lot lately and this is one of many photos that she made me take so I remember what presents she wants for her big day.  She loves Hello Kitty (she's just like her mom!) and wants this poster to put up in her room.

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - February 15, 2012

My "Picnik'd" up photo for Valentine’s Day.  This is my 5 year old’s adorable Juicy Couture eyeglass case.  Who knew kids glasses & cases could be so cute and fashionable?  It’s so very different from when I was a kid!

45/366 - Heart

I'm linking up to Wordless Wednesday on these great blogs: 5 Minutes for Mom and Angry Julie Monday.

And, this photo is also part of my February Photo A Day Challenge at Fat Mum Slim - Day 14 - Heart.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MENU PLAN MONDAY–FEBRUARY 13-19 (on Tuesday-finally!)

Last week was a crazy week and I did not get a chance to blog at all and I really missed it.  I missed setting up my menu plan and kind of felt lost without it.  I missed sharing my results of the previous week’s recipes (and I had quite a story – I set off the smoke alarm!).  I missed writing about my misadventures in the kitchen and the photos I’ve been taking for my 366 project & Feb Photo A Day.  Although I know not many people are reading this blog o’ mine (yet), I enjoy it. 
Last weekend, I made Seared Salmon with horseradish and scallions from Martha Stewart and it was a keeper:
Seared salmon with horseradish & scallions

Here’s the menu for the week:
Monday – Spaghetti with Tomato sauce with garlic bread
Tuesday – Dinner out for Valentine’s Day
Wednesday - Breaded Chicken cutlets with salad and stuffing
Thursday – Grilled Cheese
Friday – Pizza Night
Saturday РShrimp saut̩ed with bacon and herbs
Sunday – Crockpot Bacon and Cheese Chicken

I’m linking up to Menu Plan Monday on Org Junkie.