Monday, 7 January 2013

la tee da

Hubby's away, Landon's been up at least 8 times in the past hour and Mckenna is actually sleeping.  So many things wrong with this picture...

I just got done cleaning crayons off the wall. I only stopped because i ran out of magic erasers and baking soda, or powder? I cant remember which one its the one you put in the fridge, mix with vinegar to get the stains out of your carpet from you animal like kids and that guy you share a room with.

Any other tips on getting crayon off of the wall? I have tried commet-water and scrub brush, toothpaste, monkey doodles wipe solution, baby wipes, vinegar and water, oxy spray and so far magic eraser and that baking stuff works but it eats all of my eraser in that one spot of the wall?!? NOT TO MENTION that extremely noticeable clean wiped marks on the wall. We moved here in August, I haven't even had a chance to do spring cleaning and already I'm wanting to wash all the walls at 930 at night. OY

L A Z Y !

I havent been so good with my new years resolution to document everything so far have I?     *shrug*
I am here now to tell you why, I have been reading a friends blog @ reading about her girls, her crafts and baking its really a great read and she also does reveiws of books and other things so check it out!

Also I have been obsessed with which is a place where you search the web using your swagbucks account (free to sign up) and you get random points which then turns into being able to trade them in for gift cards, they have contests and ways to earn more points which I have been doing aswell. If you are going to sign up for swagbucks please tell them Shawna Payne sent you (  and I will get a few points aswell :) BUT you must also know about which is where you can find extra SB codes to get more points!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Just not my day...

Okay so I will full out admit and take responsibility and be an adult stating that I am on 'Happy Pills' after being so stressed with Mckenna's allergies, Landon's first year of school, Hubby's new/old job and not being home and stressed when he was it just got to be too much on this momma.  Call me weak but I went and tried to better myself...
Today is not my day.  I usually take my pill in the morning, I have found within just a few weeks even the first few days I noticed a big difference in my sanity, my nervousness and my patience.  I didnt take my pill today until almost 4 and this is after Landon has been home for an hour, Mckenna woke up from the first nap in over a week and is that 'I am so hateful because I napped' mood that she gets from her mother.  The fighting, whinning, crying, hitting, screaming and pulling of hair coming from all 3 of us (mommy not so much the hitting but the rest is pretty accurate) the telemarketer calls asking for information on something on the computer, which I have heard in the past is a big ol scam. Right after having the kids scream out their differences into the phone someone else cals looking for money. This is how the conversation went:
Me: Im sorry but I dont do the bills, thats my husbands job. He sets up all the bills in the online banking so that they are paid on time.  I dont know how to do that.
Crank : Well you have a debit card dont you?  Your telling me you spend the money but you dont budget it?
Me: NO I am the stay at home mom who makes no money of her own, so your right I spend my husbands when in need.
Crank: WELL I find that very hard to believe, Why in the world would he give you access to the bank if you dont put anything into it?
Me: Because its no longer the 1900's and woman actually have rights now or atleast in my country.
Crank: Well I need to know when an arrangement will be made.
Me: Well I cant give you that information until I speak to my husband and he is at work right now, making the money...
Crank: Well I still dont understand why you have access to the account but you cant give me any information, I need to know by the end of this cal whats going to happen.
Me: I TOLD Y O U I CANT DISCLOSE THAT INFORMATION UNTIL I SPEAK TO MY HUSBAND. Obviously if we had this amount of money you are asking for, we wouldnt be having to talk to your cranky ass in the first place now would we? hmm didnt think so. Give me a number and I will have him call you when hes free. 
The call ended in a very rude and loud slam in someones ear, and then the kids were fighting over netflix in the bedroom and the highest pitched screams you could even imagine coming from a 5 year old boy were streaming down the hall way just radiating in my head. I go to investigate and then Mckenna starts crying because even at just about 2 she is smart and knows shes about to get a talking to about beating on her dear older brother. This happens far to often and so she sat that and once again refused to say she was sorry. Then the door bell rings, a parcel that dear hubby has been waiting for for a few weeks and is very excited about. The kids once again fighting to get to the door first both sliding down the steps on their rumps to try and beat me who is now just about flying down after tripping over Landons boot that he left in just the right spot on the top step for momma to break her neck. 
Now is it just me or when things start to go to hell they all go to hell? I cannot wait to start a new day and hope that its better then this one LOL!
I guess I should probably get off my butt and go start supper for the rugrats, but just needed to *vent* first

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Dairy, Egg & Nut free cookies

So my baby girl is severely allergic to dairy, egg and peanuts.  She started on no dairy at only a few months old and then was tried for egg and just recently the peanuts.  She has never liked ‘sweets’ but L O V E S her fruit and veggies.  So 2 days before Christmas eve me and Landon decide to make some chocolate chip cookies that are Mckenna safe, not only for her to try them but because I am trying to keep her away from these allergens as much as possible.  After a whole bag of Enjoy Life (egg, dairy, soy, nut etc free) chocolate chips our first batch we found online was a major fail!  So being a bit PO’d I called my MIL and asked her what I should do with the egg replacer (by PaneRiso foods) as it is just powder that you add water too.  She gave me this recipe which turned out AMAZING and tasted JUST LIKE REG COOKIES!  
BUT Mckenna took one teency weency tiny bite of one and never touched them again :( Santa enjoyed them tho! ;) 
1 Cup Choc chips (if you are using the enjoy life they are a lot smaller then reg choc chips so i suggest just under a cup) 
1/2 cup butter (we use becel vegan butter)
1.5 cup of flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
2 eggs (1tsp egg replacer mixed with 2tbls of water in seperate bowl before pouring into mixture) 
Add floud, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix and then add egg replacer & chocolate chips.
In another bowl beat your butter and vanilla until fluffy (if you dont have a mixer like me a fork works just as awsome with a little power lol)
Preheat oven to 350, grease and flour your baking sheets and put cookies of desired size.  (MIL Tip: put a small pot of water in the oven with cookies to help keep them moist) <—— I thought this was a bit crazy but it really helped! 
DO NOT COOK MORE THEN 10 MINUTES!  Mine took around 7-10 but always took them out and turned them at 7 minutes.  Even if they aren’t completely cooked on the bottom if you are able to get them off the pan and onto a cooling rack without breaking them they will continue to cook a bit more as they sit.  


New Year... New Life
I know people are always making up these crazy life changing resolutions that they never stick to, I have done plenty in the past. Loose weight, quit smoking, watch what I say… WELL needless to say non of those stuck! BUT this year is going to be different because my resolution is to capture all of the incredible moments with my kids, to be happy and enjoy my family and to do more “fam jam events” now that Mckenna is older and a little easier to control for allergies :)
soooo here we go!

(I have also started blogging on tumblr aswell, check me out there too!)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

I'm baaacckk!!

I had originally set this blog up as a way to keep my kids memories and have aled merably so far.. BUT have been told to many times  i should write a book n well we will just start here for now : )    
More to come as soon as  i can get to a pc and off this phone.. 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Another Monday

My plan today is to clean and organize and to stay on top of what Landon eats and where... This whold milk allergy thing was so easy to keep in line when it was 2 grown ups and the allergic child living at home.... BUT now that I have my loving little 4 year old home who loves his ice cream, cheese, chocolate milk and any thing else you can think of that has milk.  I am attempting to make a routine of eatting all of his food at his table in the kitchen where his sister cant come in contact with it, and wash his hands really good after hes done... Who am I kidding? this should have all been taken care of as he was growing up and learning his "firsts".  But he was my first and ofcourse momma was a bit more leniant then and will probably still be at times. Such as now, he had ice cream in the living room (GASP I know for some people) but to him that was normal coming from the tiny little apartment we used to have with no room to set up his table other then in the living room.  Also I am in need of unpacking and getting things back into shape after a very hectic trip home to Yarmouth where I got to meet my newest nephew Turner (who I will admit is oh so precious!) Laundry, cleaning, dishes, putting away clothes and sanitizing are not my strongest abilities.. just ask anyone who has seen my house lol.  So I guess this is what while come about today... *HOPEFULLY* given Mckenna naps decent. Funny to watch her and her brother interact now after he was with his 8 year old cousin for the past 3 weeks.  And funny to see how he is doing everything to her that he didnt like his cousin doing to him.  But I do love my kids and the time I spend with them instead of my house work is to me time well spent :) ♥