Wordless Wednesday

I know everyone doesn’t, but this is why we co-sleep. I wake up to this in the middle of the night and I LOVE IT!!



Back in Action!

After a week on the couch, feeling like death was coming for me…I AM BACK BABY!!

John and I came down with the stomach flu. Horrible in every way. He was sweet enough to catch it from a co-worker, and pass it right on to me. Thank the Lord that Jp didn’t come down with it, or this house would have been a total hot mess. We don’t get sick often, but when we do it seems to be with something that lasts a week or so, and  makes you just want to curl up under a rock! I have been disinfecting every surface, and washing all the linens today in an attempt to rid my home of the germs!!  That’s it 2012. You’ve had your sick Courtney for the year. No more illness in this house!!

I had an awesome surprise today when the UPS man knocked on my door. I had completely forgotten that I was expecting a package!!

The Team at Chobani sent me 12 different flavors of their AWESOME Greek Yogurt. I am going to be trying each flavor and posting here!! I am super excited to be working with them, and I can’t wait to start my 12 day adventure!!

We are glad to be feeling better, and now that we are I am able to catch up on all the housework I have neglected. It’s amazing how quickly the laundry piles up when you are sick. I have been tackling that all day, and am finally down to my last load!! When that’s done I will be one happy momma. As for now, I need to chase down Mr. Stinky Pants and get him in the bathtub. I am hoping for an early night since he only took a 30 minute power nap today!!  Oh the joy’s of having a toddler!!

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Beef and Bacon!!!

**UPDATE** So we LOVED this meal!! I didn’t know if the hubby would like it because he usually likes more tomato based sauces over creamy ones…but he totally dug it!! He said that this has to be added to our meal rotation…so that’s always a good sign!!



So while grocery shopping a couple of nights ago, I grabbed a package of ground beef. There just so happened to be a coupon for the Philadelphia Cooking Creme on the pack, so I decided now would be a good time to give it a shot. Well today I sat down and figured out how I’m going to use it, and I think it will turn out pretty good. I am going to share the recipe now, and post a picture of  the result later tonight!! This is super simple and doesn’t look like it will take long at all to prepare!

“Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Beef and Bacon”

You will need:

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 10oz container Philadelphia tomato basil cooking creme
  • 1 package of your favorite pasta
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 tbsp red pepper flake
  • Parmesan cheese

Dice bacon while raw and cook in skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain on paper towel and set aside. You can then start your water to boil for the pasta. While that is heating, brown your ground beef (just use the bacon pan, and season with salt and pepper). When your pasta is cooked, drain and return it to the pot. Add your ground beef, and 10oz container of cooking creme and red pepper flake.  Heat on low to combine ingredients. Garnish portions with Bacon and parmesan cheese.

I seriously can’t wait to try this out tonight!

This is why We can’t have anything nice…

My son is tall. Tall enough to reach most anything he wants on our kitchen counter. “Oh, you put the remote up there? Yep, I’ll just grab it.” 99.9999% of the time, I catch him in time. But there are moments when I can’t make it back from the bathroom quick enough. Then I hear a lid popping off of my drink (a drink that was safely up on the counter when I left, mind you), and tiny hands digging into a cup full of ice. Or I walk back in to discover this…





What once was a decicious iced cup of Sunny D is now a place where a toddlers lunch goes to die! Thats a turkey sandwich and goldfish if you can’t tell. Yuck. Oh the joys of having a toddler. It’s little things like this that are so gross, but they crack me up and make me cherish being a mommy!!


Now hopefully we can make it the rest of the day without anymore food in moms drinks!