Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
So if we do end up staying in our house indefinitely here is what I'd like to do to our kitchen: Here it is now with our seafoam green countertops and oak cupboards from the 90's. Not the greatest picture due to the babyshower decorations-but the only one I could find that was readily available.
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Okay...so here is my first impression of bountiful baskets. I wasn't able to get a picture of my basket because my husband had already cut up the mango, watermelon and strawberries-needless to say those and about 1/2 the apples are gone as well as the broccoli- they have already been eaten. While my variety is different than the one below by only quantity-(I got 2 beets-3 tomatoes and maybe one more banana)..this picture is a good comparison to what i received last Saturday. I really like it-considering half is almost gone by day 3....I'm thinking i may need to order more often. I had wanted to purchase extra strawberries last week-but they were all gone. So If I still do every other week but am able to do a few add ons-I think every 2 weeks will still work for my family. i definitely enjoy the variety so far and it is encouraging me to make my meals around what I'm getting-which means my family is going to be eating a lot more veggies for sure--which is so nice in warmer weather. Tons of salads in the recipe forecast!! We already made broccoli salad-and will be making a casserole later this week with the cauliflower. The green beans are on the menu for tomorrow night..still leaves the beets to figure out-as a child i hated them..so not sure those will get used at all..but will try to make something work. The fruit will get downed by my children as snacks-they love fruit. And tomatoes are always a staple in our house for salsa, blts, salads, stews, tacos, pizza...etc. I'm loving it so far! What do you all think-did you order a basket last week-are you enjoying it too??
Posted by Arin Lords at 3:32 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012
I heard about Bountiful baskets about a year ago and was always interested in participating. Bountiful Baskets is a non-profit food co-op for families that want to have more fresh produce for less money We've done a garden in the past in our backyard but since we are on city water we wanted to see if we would save more money purchasing our produce through Bountiful baskets for the same amount we would have spent extra on our water bill had we gardened. So this week is my official first week ordering!! I am kind of excited because there is a mixture of fruits and vegetables and it's only $15. Ofcourse this is all able to happen because of Volunteers and they ask you if you are willing to volunteer on occasion to help. If that is what i need to do to get great produce at an amazing price-then alright! There is usually 6 fruit items and 6 vegetable items-that are in season, high quality and locally grown. They have changed the order cut off to Tuesday in our area-so you have one extra day to contribute (I love how they call it contribute instead of purchase)..because it allows a big group of people to buy locally and get wonderful prices for wonderful produce. Besides Produce each week, they have other offerings you can add to your basket such as::
Produce By the Case: Utah Peaches, Citrus, Tomatoes, Pickling Cucumbers, Apples, Pears, Chiles, etc.
Bread Products: Sandwich Bread, Hamburger / Hotdog Buns,
Ciabatta, Chile Cheese, Cinnamon Raisin & Other Specialty BreadsEthnic/Specialty Produce Packs: Italian, Asian, Mexican, Guacamole, Party Produce Pack (think Guacamole, Salsa, and things you dip in ranch!)Pantry Items: Rice, Beans, Granola, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, All Natural Nut ButtersDecadent Deserts with 100% Butter, No hydrogenated oils or corn syrup
Posted by Arin Lords at 12:52 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I wanted to just say a little bit about myself to the new visitors:
I am a mommy of one boy age 2 and three girls ages 9,7, 4 with another girl on the way (August). Wife of 10 (almost 11) years to a wonderful husband who will do anything for his family. I am so lucky in my choice of companion!! I love to save money and keep a clean house and have fun with my family when I can. I love to dance- in any form. I love to play sports when I have the time-basketball, volleyball and softball. I love to make my house a home and am continually working on some area of my house. I usually keep this blog up to keep my family and friends updated on my life and also to share the fun things I find. I am Independent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories-which I absolutely love- $5 accesssories??SAY WHAT?? OH YEAH!! My family keeps me busy and when they don't..I have plenty to keep myself busy with. I have to say I love being busy and active -when I'm not struck down with morning sickness. I am one of those people who really doesn't not like anyone-I was talking to a gal lately abt this and I really can't say that I dislike or hate anyone-even though they may have done something awful to me, I forgive and then get over it and am friends again. Maybe I'm too trusting and inclusive-but it's better than the opposite right? SO hopefully that gives you an idea about me-if you didn't know me already!! Anyway-I hope you all enjoy my blog and are welcome to come back often. And I am also doing a giveaway on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/PaparazzibyArin...so head over there and like me to be entered-it ends on Friday 4/20!!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Saturday, February 18, 2012
Since my last post we found out that we are expecting another child. We are excited about adding baby #5 to our family and as luck would have it my due date is on my birthday-in August! Ofcourse he/she won't be born on my birthday but probably a week before-since my doctor won't let me go past my 39 week-due to my large babies. Here are the stats on the first 4-
#1-6lb 12 oz 20 1/2 in long (3 days late)
#2 8 lb 1 oz 21 1/2 in long (one week early)
#3 9lb 9 oz 20 1/2 in long (one day early)
#4 8lb 15oz 20 in long (2 weeks early)
As most of you know I get HG-Hyperemesis Gravidarum with my pregnancies. It's a severe type of morning sickness. I usually am sick for the majority of my pregnancy so it is kind of hard to look all cute and happy while pregnant when you feel like you have the stomach flu 24/7. After the first two month it just wears you down and I am now at the point where I cannot wait for it to start tapering off...which for me usually doesn't happen until about 6 months (at least with two of my pregnancies it was that way). We think it would be perfect to finish off our family with another boy-so Trevor would have a brother but i have to admit i'd love to break out all the sweet baby girl clothes once again. We get to find out Friday the 13th in April. So here's hoping the baby is cooperative-Joe said he wouldn't be able to stand waiting again until the end to find out.
Posted by Arin Lords at 7:17 PM
Monday, January 09, 2012
So life seems to be catching up to me slowly...Through Christmas and my new enterprise as a paparazzi consultant-school activities and doctor visits, I feel like I have been going non-stop. And now that school has started back up again and my family is relatively healthy once more-things are starting to settle down a bit. I have also just come to the conclusion that I have to say no to things and live day by day as well. Brooke is no longer going to be doing physical therapy until we are all done with surgeries/casts on her feet. I think it has been a bit traumatic for her to be going in and out of doctor/specialists' offices so often that I decided she needed a break too. It was a nice plan to think I could get everything taken care of all at once-but sometimes it isn't always for the best. So I am slowing down the pace around my household and trying to get organized little by little. This year I am going to take my time and simplify as much as I know how/and can stand to. So what does the new year bring for you? What goals do you have and how are you going about putting them in motion?
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