Sunday, October 19, 2008

MOMs Club

Some of you may have heard of this, but I was SUPER excited when I came across it. It's an international non-profit organization called "Moms' Club." I have been wondering how I could meet new moms with children my boy's age and find fun things to do. There seem to be groups in most of states. Click on this link (MOMs Club) and then click on "chapters" to find a club near you. I went to the open house for it a few days ago in my county and it was insane! There were TONS of moms with their kids at the park and I got to meet some potential new friends! Yay! They also gave me a calendar of this month's activities, and I couldn't believe how many things they do each month! You can go to as many or as few of them as you'd like. It was created for "stay-at-home" moms, but I found that the one I attended had lots of moms that also worked part time, or worked out of their home. You can also bring your children to ALL activities (except once a month they do "moms night out" where it is just mommies)! I am excited about it! I have just been feeling so "shut in," bored and lonely. No longer!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Diaper Cake - Halloween Style

I just had to share because it turned out so cute! We had a mini-baby shower for my sister-in-law Brienna at Bunco last night. And, since it was October, I was hosting at my house this month and I'm obsessed with all things Halloween, I thought we'd theme it up a little. Here's the - adorable - end result.

Thanks Alysha for the tutorial awhile back. I'm so excited at how easy and fun these are!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Adult Onset Acne! HELP!

Hey ladies...I need some help!  All of a sudden my face has exploded into a zit party where every zit in the world was invited!  Its TERRIBLE and strangely enough worse then I ever had on my face as a teenager.  Soooooo, in an attempt to save a little money I opted to try PROACTIVE SOLUTION instead of seeing a Dermatologist.  It seems to be working and my zits are drying up BUT, my skin is sooooooooooooo dry!  I'm using the Proactive moisturizers but its not giving my skin what it needs since I started with really dry skin to begin with.  I know at least a few of you out there have used Proactive so any tips to help with the dry skin would be appreciated!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lion's House Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Here ya go Julie!

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (2 blocks), melted
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet

Prepare two 8x4 inch loaf pans by greasing and flouring or by lining with parchment paper. Melt unsweetened chocolate and set aside. Wash and grate zucchini; set aside. Measure flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and cinnamon into a bowl, stir, and set aside. Place eggs in mixing bowl and beat. Add the sugars, oil, melted chocolate, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Add the zucchini and stir together. Mix in dry ingredients until incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and mix in. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

I've made this a few times and it's divine!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

YearBook Yourself

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while (well, I am easily amused). You can use your own "face" and put it with a bunch of hairstyles from 1950 to the year 2000. I had tons of fun playing with it. I even tried to see what I'd look like as a guy! haha! Too funny. Try it for yourself!

I'm Craving...


But unfortunately I can't find a recipe that I like.  I know you ladies out there can help me out!  If you have a good Zucchini Bread recipe will you post it please????  Preferably a recipe that involves Chocolate!