Happy New Year 2016!

January 2, 2016

in tidbits

So it has practically been a year since my last post! AHHHH. Dang girl I am a slacker. I have thought about my blog almost daily since then. Wanting to get back into it but just not organized enough, or enough energy to actually do it.

Becoming a mom to 3, no longer working a corporate job and trying to adjust to being a stay at home mommy. It literally has taken me this long to adjust (baby is almost 18 months…I know I know!)  and I still feel like things are chaotic…and have I mentioned how forgetful I am. I’ve lost my brain. Even if it is written down there is no guarantee I’ll remember.

And then there is the “my pictures are still awful” “I forgot to write down the recipe” “the adjustments I made to said recipe” “then forget to take photos of meals” “I don’t write well, what am I going to say” All these nagging thoughts hindering me from starting up again.

Anyhow I am hoping (and it is already feeling like) riding a bike. I am just hopping on and prayers this blogging thing all comes back to me. And trying not to be too hard on myself.

So basically not much has changed from my last kind of posts. No fancy picture taking abilities, no fancy food photos, or cooking in action. Most likely it may be worse….just cell phone pictures with really bad lighting. lol

My beautiful crazy life…looking so calm and put together in this photo. hahaha

Family Photo Fall 2015

So I welcome myself back.

Welcome back Angela to your blog :-)


stitch fix #6

January 6, 2015

in Favorites, StitchFix

i just realized my last stitch fix post #5 was Nov. 22, 2013. My goodness over a year ago…then I remembered oh that is right I was pregnant!

so I had postponed my stitch fix’s…until recently. I am now on my third box post baby…I just was not organized enough to photograph the prior boxes. Nor really that excited about clothing. Post baby body and nursing aren’t the best combinations to go “shopping”.

I hesitantly share these photos.  I cut off my face since it was Saturday and having a lazy not doing my hair kind of day… I hope some of these pics give you a few laughs….a few of the tops were awful.

Ok these jeggings I loved. They had an elastic waistband. Hello. What is there not to love about that?! But they were too big. Which is a good thing…but the bummer was I couldn’t keep the comfy jeggings.


ok…here is a laugh. I liked how this sweater looked when I held it up out of the box…and the relationship ended there. It is suppose to be angled on the bottom but as you can see it loses all sense of style on my body. ugh.

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ok this top was one of the contenders I was thinking of keeping.  but I opted to send it back as me & rayon just don’t work well together right now. I am not dressing up that much and with nursing. just not a good combination.

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ok…hold on. ha ha ha ha.

this one is so bad.

a cropped sweater.

on me.

never again.


and here was the winner. a black comfy cardigan. I really liked this one as it has 2 different fabric and textures on it.

also perfect for layering this Wisconsin winter…and it fit.

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now if you have some extra Christmas cash that is burning a whole in your pocket check out stitch fix. It really is a fun way to shop…and what I have always loved about it is it gets me trying on clothes I normally may not pick out for myself. From stitch fix I have my 2 favorite pairs of skinny jeans and black leggings. love them. Also 2 tops that I just love love.

check out my prior posts if you wanna see what I received.

Stitch Fix #5

Stitch Fix #4

Stitch Fix #3

Stitch Fix #2

My First Stitch Fix

note: if you do sign up through the affiliated stitch fix links I receive $25 in stitch fix credit. woot woot! and thank you!




salads for that new years resolution

January 5, 2015

looking for ideas on some healthy salads to start your new year off with? this is one of my favorites. I just love this salad. Winter Salad with Clementine dressing and Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts or how about Oriental Chicken Salad now I know this next one isn’t quite healthy healthy…but it is made with […]

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Happy New Year 2015

January 4, 2015
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Is it too late to say Happy New Year? I know it is already Sunday January 4th…but I guess that is how I do things around here…late. HaHa I’ve been thinking about doing a blog post for months now but goodness. Life. No sleep…take precedence. So any big new years resolutions for anyone? I have […]

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Twitterature Tuesday

October 14, 2014

I saw this link on facebook and had to check it out…and had to share with you I’ve read six of the books on her list…and they all were SO good.  10 Books to Read Before You See the Movie I have to say I am a book gal more so than movies. I would […]

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harvest cobb salad

October 13, 2014
Harvest Cobb Salad

I love a good cobb salad… and anything with fall I pretty much want to try. the combination of apples & pears…bacon & eggs..leggings & brown boots…me & this salad… I saw the recipe at Damn Delicious … check out her beautiful photos of this salad. YUM. I loved how she layered the salad toppings […]

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friday favorites

October 10, 2014

what have I been loving on lately? I’ve always liked The Amazing Race but I love it even more now since the boys can’t wait to watch it with me. And added bonus this season is one of the teams is from Madison, WI. I am cheering for the local girls to win but I […]

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French Onion Beef Stroganoff

October 9, 2014
French Onion Beef Stroganoff.  All of the greatest parts of your favorite cheesy soup, made into a delicious pasta dish with hearty beef and fluffy egg noodles.  This is the definition of comfort food.  | hostthetoast.com

photo credit Host the Toast   I came across this recipe on pinterest and knew I wanted to make for the family.  The photo makes it look delicious…all that cheese! I knew hubby was going to love this dish since he loves french onion soup…and the boys had to love with the combination of meat, […]

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Twitterature Tuesday

October 7, 2014
Miss Peregrine

I may have not been cooking but I sure was reading. During my pregnancy I could not wait to crawl into bed…relax…and read. So many times I would fall asleep after just reading a couple pages…but other days when we’d get the boys to bed early…I was putting myself to bed right after them grabbing […]

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more in words

October 6, 2014

so my past two recent posts showed in photos where I have been. now my story in words. I can not say how excited we were to find out we were expecting baby #3…and then to find out baby was going to be another boy. All boys! Our boys were thrilled to have another brother […]

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