Nursery, giveaways, and cloth diapers

Mr. Stinky Pants did fine in the church nursery today…the same nursery he freaked out in two Sundays ago. It seriously seems like when hubby’s around, he’s an angel. When it’s just Momma, he’s fussy! This was us this morning. Doesn’t he look thrilled to be with me?

When I picked him up at the nursery, he was being held by a cute teenage girl, and he was grinning at her. Little flirt.

I was ecstatic yesterday when I realized our local Navy Exchange (NEX) carries Bumkins all-in-one one size cloth diapers! We bought two, and I’m currently testing them out on my son before writing a review. Let me say that the prints on these diapers are absolutely adorable. 🙂

There are a lot of great things coming up next month!

Don’t forget about the Hidden Treasure Candle giveaway over on Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog. The event starts Sept. 5 and ends Oct. 5. If you’re a blogger, you can sign up for some free opportunities to get your blog name out there, so check it out!

I’ll also be hosting a giveaway on this blog next month as part of the Green Family Giveaway Event! The event is hosted by Formula Mom and Glow Bug Cloth Diapers. Bloggers can still sign up here.

In September, I will be reviewing a Glow Bug diaper in one of the new boy prints! I’ve heard a lot of great things recently about these diapers, and the new prints are in the process of being revealed by the company, so this is an exciting opportunity for me.

Have a great night!

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Ending the day in a good way

This weekend will be the second entire weekend our little family has had at home and alone since my son was born more than three months ago. Hubby and I are sitting on the couch watching Warehouse 13 together on Netflix right now. I can’t remember the last time we were up past 10 p.m.! Usually he’s in bed by 9. It would be a better experience if I didn’t keep having to get up and put the paci in Mr. Stinky Pants’ mouth, of course. 🙂 Good thing he’s so cute.

Today was very productive. I finally figured out why my new sewing machine wasn’t working. It had to do with the bobbin. Anyway, I fixed it, and actually got some work done on that table runner/place mat project I’d started a couple of weeks ago.

If you’ve been paying attention to my homepage, you’ll see the button for the Green Family Giveaway Event next month. It’s a giveaway blog hop with a lot of exciting giveaways and prizes. There will be more to follow on that in a couple of weeks.

If you’re a blogger, don’t forget to check out this FREE Blogger opp! Jenn’s Blah Blah BlogPink Ninja Blogger andDiva Fabulosa are hosting another awesome giveaway! 10 Hidden Treasure Candles, will be given away! They will be giving 2 Hidden Treasure Candles away to FIVE Lucky Winners!

  • About this event
    • 5 winners (each winner will receive 2 Hidden Treasure Candles)
    • Bloggers get FREE Facebook And Twitter link for this giveaway
    • Extra links are cheap only $2
    • Daily Votes $3
    • Must Post about event or pay $5

    Learn more about this fabulous giveaway on Jenns Blah Blah Blog

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Uhm Yum! The avocado pie I made tastes like kiwi pie!

Doesn’t this look delicious?!

It’s not mine. This is mine:

I have this problem with my food processor where I don’t know how to turn it on, so I had to mix the ingredients by hand.

You can view the recipe I followed (loosely) here.

The ingredients are pretty simple. Pie crust, 3 ripe avocados, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of lime juice, a can of sweet condensed milk, and a packet of gelatin. I used low fat versions of the condensed milk and creams to lower the overall calories.

I mixed the juices and gelatin together in a small dish and let it sit while I mashed the avocados.

You can tell if an avocado is ripe by squeezing it in your hand. It should give a little to the pressure. Don’t squeeze it in your fingers, or you may bruise it. I added the condensed milk to the avocado mash, and then added the juice/gelatin mix. I mixed it all together by hand (this is where the food processor would’ve come in handy), and poured it in the pie crust. Then, I placed it in the fridge for about 2 hours to harden.

When my 2 hours were almost up, I poured the sour cream and heavy cream together and began to whip it (also by hand…I should invest in one of those whipping thingies). It was supposed to form stiff peaks. It didn’t. It just stayed liquidy. But fortunately I had some Cool Whip in the freezer, so I mixed it all together and stuck it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Voila! Look at that!

Hubby said he wasn’t hungry (he’s rather dubious of my cooking ventures), so I scooped myself a generous portion of, er…pie:

After eating it, I announced to hubby how delicious it was and that it tasted like kiwi pie. A few seconds later it hits me, “Uhm…I think that pie crust was raw.”

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