2.23.2015

Time Flies

On Saturday, we celebrated Caleb's birthday with a party, yes a few weeks later but it was the only available weekend. The theme was planes based on his favorite toy from Christmas, a sit on and push yourself toy plane with a spinning propeller, lights and music, the works! That evolved into the plane theme and time flies idea. When planning a baby's 1st birthday party, Pinterest can or cant not be your best friend.You can take the party over the top or you can keep it simple with a few decorations that let them speak plainly, you know the speak softly, carry a big stick idea. Let the theme be known without overdoing it and beating it to a pulp! 

So when creating the mood element of the party, you need an inviting, you are here, welcome to the party entrance like this!

Having balloons requires a trip to the party supply store the night before and then figuring out how to fit 20 balloons in the back of your car. 

To make sure the plane theme goes off without a hitch, you of course need a pilot, regardless of his age and make sure he is super cute, even if he is distracted from piloting the party because he wants to smash his cake.


Make sure the passengers at the party get to partake in some sugary sweets.
You also want to have signs out that say Inflight Snacks and for drinks Jet Fuel and make sure you take photos of those elements.

Lastly, you want to have your party all set up before guests arrive and give yourself plenty of take to take photos to properly document your son's 1st birthday and also make sure you get a family photo, don't be like me and completely forget.


One final tip, borrow items from friends like an extra crock pot, and drink dispensers, no reason to buy them for yourself unless you entertain a lot and plan on celebrating more 1st birthdays but after this weekend I will need a looong break from planning another 1st birthday.
Happy Monday!

1.30.2015

hey i blogged!

So I have been baking but not taking photos and yesterday I had to change that. I mean I need something to blog about, I'm not ready to say goodbye to the blog forever at all. I enjoy it, I really do. I enjoy the connections and friendships I have made from it, I have enjoyed sharing parts of my life with you all. Also I enjoy having a reason to make something sweet each week and try new dessert recipes primarily. Today's recipe is simple, peanut butter oatmeal cookies. Just a basic cookie, nothing fancy but certainly delicious. 

Cookie Dough: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1/3 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky), 1 cup flour, 1 cup oatmeal and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. 
Peanut Butter Glaze: 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, 1 tablespoon milk.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In your mixing bowl, cream the butter. 

Gradually add in the white and brown sugar and mix thoroughly. 


Beat in the egg and then the vanilla extract and mix. Lastly, add the peanut butter before you add in the dry ingredients. 


Add in the flour, oatmeal and baking soda. 
Drop the dough onto a baking sheet, leaving space between as this dough will spread while baking. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes or a nice tan color. Remove from the oven and let them cool. 
Mix the glaze together and put in a sandwich baggie and snip one of the corners then squeeze onto the cookies then enjoy!


1.19.2015

hello!

I feel like I have to reintroduce myself to you my few, faithful followers. My name is Meg, short for Megan. I am a wife, a mom, a friend, a lover of a morning cup of coffee with a splash of creamer. I turned 31 last Saturday. What else do you want to know? Let's start there. Have a question you have been dying to know about me, comment below and I'll answer it!
Want to see photos of who is my world? Of course you do. 




These two people they make me love harder, care more deeply and protect what is most important in life. 
Ok have any questions, post them below! Happy Monday!

1.06.2015

60...

Today is a special day. Today is my mom and aunt's 60th birthday. Usually on special birthdays I come up with a list of the number they are turning of the things I love about them but 60 is quite a lot :-)
I can of course say plenty of nice things about my mom and my aunt, I mean it is my mom after all and because my aunt is my mom's twin we have been super close my life. 
Since becoming a mom myself, my relationship with my mom has grown and deepened even more. I appreciate her more and everything she did for us.
To honor her and my aunt on their 60th birthday, here are a few photos that I love of them.




Hope you have the greatest of birthday Mom and Aunt Sue! I love you. xoxo

1.05.2015

i've been shopping!

Happy first post of 2015! Geesh 2015 already, can you believe it. That means this year I turn 31, my mom turns 60 and my grandma turns 90 years old, oh and you can't forget Caleb turns 1 next month. I am still in complete disbelief over that by the way. It is so NOT happening sooner than I would like it to. 
Well Christmas, New Years all the holidays are behind us and fresh starts are ahead of us. Fresh start of new resolution, a chance to not repeat mistakes made last year and the opportunity to take 2015 by storm! 
Ok so the title of this post, I have been shopping is not actually true but I have been Pinterest shopping. What do I mean by that? It means browsing Pinterest for outfit ideas and selecting outfits your style with items you already have in your closet! It can feel like a whole new wardrobe! Want to see what I have been Pinterest shopping for lately?



Aaannd anyone watching the new season of the Bachelor tonight??? Anyone? 

12.31.2014

family time

Christmas time is for gathering together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, usually with your family members. Some have big families, others have small families. I am one of the smaller family category. This Christmas was extra special having getting to celebrate Caleb's first Christmas and he was definitely the best gift. My dad's side of the family, my uncle, aunt and three cousins visited us one day bringing more family around this Christmas season. It is wonderful seeing my family interact and play with Caleb. 
 How cute are my parents? They didn't intend to dress alike, it just happened. I guess almost 35 years of marriage is to blame for that.



 The Mouch family (Mouch is my maiden name)

Happy New Years Eve!! Here is to a great beginning of 2015!

12.30.2014

scenes of Christmas

Christmas is over but fortunately the memories live on. The memories of Caleb's first Christmas will remain with me for awhile especially with the photos captured of my sweet, sweet boy. 
Enjoy scenes from Christmas 2014!