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I've been trying out a lot of new recipes around here lately - well, lots of new seasonings combinations at least! I tried some new seasoning mix on my roasted veggies earlier this week...that turned out super yummy and were a big hit!
And followed up with some of the best fajitas we've had in a while! Per a coworker's recommendation I hit up an awesome meat market that had pre-seasoned fajita meat and it was fantastic!
I usually cook every night during the week, but sometimes we get in a slump and will go out a couple times if the evening gets too busy. Hence the reason for the meal planning I did a couple weeks ago, too - so I've been more prepared for those busy evenings!

Though one day this week was a late evening and I didn't get something in the slow cooker so we did take the night off and hit up Chick-fil-A. Turned about to be a good night b/c Max & Ruby were there. Emma was all about giving them High Fives, but wasn't as interested as Aaron in tak…

I Made Butter!

Ummm...did ya read the title? I MADE butter!! As in churning butter!?!?

Okay - well, maybe I didn't have to churn it exactly, but I still made it & it is super tasty!
One of my coworkers is very organic and makes a lot of her own condiments and has been telling me about her homemade butter...and I really wanted to try my hand at it. We had a late night & even though we were up and at em early this morning, this afternoon we're playing it low key and hanging around the house, so I thought today was the perfect day to give it a try! I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but it's perfect! I am going to use it in a recipe this evening, too...I am sooooo domesticated now!

Fun Fall Fotos

Okay - so officially Fall doesn't start until tomorrow - and here in H-Town it won't really start for at least another month, but... we're outside now taking full advantage of these few days of wonderful weather we've been experiencing!
 Next week's iPhonography link up is going to be even more fun b/c now I have  the iPhone 5!! WooHoo!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Clouds and Coconut M&M's

Yesterday we met up with my niece & her husband (still newlyweds) for dinner...driving out I saw these beautiful clouds. The weather around here is changing - I don't know for how long, but right now I'm loving it!!!
Yesterday morning when we walked out of the house I said something about it feeling cooler outside & Emma replied with, "Yes, but I like it a lot better now!" She's right, too - walking outside at 6:30am and breaking into a sweat really sucks! And sadly that's what we encounter a lot around here.

So, after dinner we had to make a Walgreens run for some Shout...some little girl got her dessert all over her shirt at dinner & I didn't have any more at home to put on it. Love that stuff - works wonders!

Well, while I was in Walgreens & the hubby & kids were waiting in the car I took advantage of shopping alone & walked up and down the cosmetics aisle - looked at some nail polish - looked at some bubble bath - and finally…

Post-It Tuesday...Pissed Off

Couch Bloggin'

We've had a fun & productive weekend - now I'm vegging on the couch with my iPad while Michael watches football, Emma's practicing her hand writing, & this is what Arron's doing!
I found him napping like this...

Yesterday Emma had a friend over to play and I enjoyed some good conversation with her friend's mom while the girls played & ran from Aaron! After they left we bought groceries for some new slow cooker recipes I found. I made up eight dinners to put in the freezer for easy weekday dinners. I'll just pick out our dinner for that evening & put it in the slow cooker when I head out to work...then dinner is done when we make it home! It took about an hour to put it all together and total cost per meal was less than $10! Two things I like to save - time and money!!
It was kinda fun,too & it's gonna make some easy dinners in the days to come!

Walking into church this morning I had to snap a picture of my handsome men!!
Yes...Aaron was…

Thanks Honey X3

My honey made my birthday so wonderful - despite being a semi-stressful day at the office!!

Yes, yesterday I aged yet another year. I have no shame in my age, though - I'll shout it! I'm35!!


Okay - okay...I'm 35!!!

And Michael made yesterday so awesome for me...he leaves before me in the morning and when I opened my car door to leave for work this is what I saw...
I knew he had a lot of hot air!!! Okay - bad joke, had to be said, it's over let's move on! I thought it was incredibly sweet to go through all that effort (did I mention he threw me a surprise birthday for my 30th birthday?)...he loves to surprise! And little did I know there were a couple more coming! You can't really see in the picture, but there is a card on the steering wheel, too - I got a spa treat!!

So...on to work I go and low & behold I get a call from the receptionist downstairs that I had some flowers delivered.
The card read that they were from Emma & Aaron -…

Creative Commons - Heard of It???

Okay - I don't watermark my images. I never have. I really don't want to start, but people irritate me so I might just have to start doing it soon...Boo.

This morning after I read this post I thought I'd look around for a couple of my pictures that I knew had been used in an article (b/c the writer was kind & left me a comment about the use) & see what would turn up.

Well folks...this picture was apparently a hit! I found about a hundred places where it was used!

Who knew that a picture of me in a tshirt & sweatpants, drinking coffee, & working on my computer would be so popular!?!? (I worked from home this day b/c we were getting new floors - so my b'fast table was filled with stuff from the living room. I don't normally keep a giraffe on the b'fast table - and I don't even have that giraffe anymore. It's actually in a coworker's office!!)

I don't mind people using my pictures - I really don't. I think it's pretty cool t…

I'm still here...just haven't been plugged in much

We're all doing good at the Kubeczka Casa - just been taking things easy. Especially this weekend. Stayed close to home b/c we (mainly Aaron & me) weren't 100%. I've had a migraine that didn't want to leave that started last Friday and carried through until yesterday. We did try to get out of the house a little, but didn't venture far...

So, there was snuggling going on at home & lots of indoor play - Emma made me green cookies!
 Which were fabulous, of course!
And my big boy gave our little boy some extra snuggles this weekend, too - love this!! And we did a little house hunting this weekend - no, not for us. More to come on that subject later! Snow cones were also a must this weekend - had to visit our favorite snoball shack & support Mista Mack!

And, of course, it's that time of year - my house is monopolized my computers & football - fantasy football is in full swing. If you know me, then you know that I live with a football fanatic!!! I…

A little duct tape & voila!

Emma is not a "bow girl" - we've tried bows, we have a ton of bows, we have the cool wall hangers to store bows - she just doesn't really wear them. She likes to wear her hair down and she like hair we have a ton of hair bands, too. What we do not have is a good place to store them and they've been a mess in her room for a while.

So, I saw this great idea on Pinterest (love that site) and thought how easy and cool. I love vertical storage, too btw! That's why she has a chest of drawers instead of a dresser actually b/c it takes up less floor space. So, this weekend my mother and I set out to make one. The link below has a tutorial for using scrapbook paper, but we thought we'd try something different...
Source: via Hanna on Pinterest We decided to let Emma pick out some fun duct tape - the roll actually said "DUCK" tape - and she picked out this pink zebra, which I love! We added some black ribbon and a little…