July 12, 2013

snip-its and thoughts

is it just me or did this week fly by?! 
so crazy that another week has come and gone. 

with another week done it is bitter sweet. that means my baby is growing and i want to savor every possible minute i can with him. time goes by way to fast when there is a baby in your life. 
do you agree?? 
on the other hand it means we are one week closer to moving into a place we can call our own. no we aren't moving anytime soon, although i really wish we were. if you follow me on instagram you know i love the town we have just moved to. it is such a great little community with great walking paths and the friendliest people. i just really don't like the place we are renting. i have tried to make it feel like home but we just don't feel settled here and 'at home'. when we moved we purposely choose to rent instead of buy so that we could scout out the town and figure out the busy and calm areas, the nice neighborhoods and hopefully find the perfect spot to raise our growing boy.
 my cutie pie and i // thumb sucker // post walk smoothie // happy mail from the adopt shoppe

moving was such a crazy time clint got the call that he got a new job while i was in labor. so went home with a new baby, trying to figure out being a family of three all the while have to pack up our life and move. we had been wanting to move so that we would be closer to our families since little man was about to join our life.  we knew that God was going to do everything in his timing. but seriously the timing of it all was just crazy! it had to be a God thing because there is no way we would have timed it out this way.

 baby boy is 15 week!?! 

so, for now we live in a trailer park. that alone has such a stigma. living in a trailer is one thing, living in a trailer park is another, or maybe that's just my judgmental thinking. however this trailer park is really great, our neighbors are so friendly. we live amongst A LOT of retired couples who spend their days cutting their grass, weeding their flower beds and sipping coffee on their decks. i'm so thankful we don't live amongst a bunch of rowdy party animals, which is what i think of when i think trailer park, again judgmental but just being honest.
diaper changing time // got stuck in a down pour while on our walk, clint came and drove us home // cloth diaper folding with a great view // scripture to hang in our house from the lovely words

so maybe God's timing was perfect?! this was the only place to rent, that wasn't a tiny apartment, when we moved.

 maybe God is trying to teach me 
that i am full of pride,
i am judgmental,
to be content,
be joyful always,
that i need to trust Him in all things,
and that i need to let go of thinking i am in control.

this is where God has placed us right now and i need to accept that. i need to allow myself to be used by him, to build relationship, be thankful for the a roof over our head, and to enjoy making memories where we are currently. 

what has God been teaching you lately?
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July 11, 2013

new model in town

shop is back open check out  the cute new model and new items

use code OPEN10 for 10% off
 you can also check out instagram @hookedbyamber for flash sales

July 9, 2013

shop my pantry :: week 2

well week one went differently than expected. 
we ended up not being home most nights and eating at families places. 

this weeks menu

sunday: farmer sausage burgers with grilled asparagus 
monday: pan fried fish, rice & green beans
tuesday: one pot spaghetti with italian sausage
wednesday: stir fry
thursday: visiting family

we shall see how it goes! our pantry and freezers are looking a bit more cleaned out and we have been saving money but not getting groceries every week. i may have to fire up the oven to make some bread this week and i might make some cookies or muffins while i'm at it too.

what are some of your favorite meals?

July 8, 2013

micah // 3 months

this cutie pie turned 3 months a little while ago and i am just now posting... oops!

this little man gave his first giggles to daddy, rolled over for the first time, loves his jolly jumper, has been transitioned to cloth diapers, loves when daddy comes home, enjoys sleeping on our walks, chews his thumb and pointer finger, has a dimple, loves to smile, eyes up our food, visited another province and kicks his way across the room. 

we love you little man. you are filled with so much joy and are so sweet and tender when you tell us stories. you bring so much joy into our lives and we pray for you daily. 

July 4, 2013

these are a few of my favorite things

 ok there are seriously so many adorable accessories, handmade goodies, and mouth watering recipes online! there is inspiration everywhere you look.

and i really love when those cute things have a great cause. 
this anchor scarf?! 
way to cute for words and you are supporting a great cause when you shop from she does justice

 this amazing printable is...free!

i think i need to own this necklace...or anything from this amazing shop!

 my tummy is rummbling and my mouth is watering! 
i'll take both!

how spec-tacular is this pouch!

July 1, 2013

shop my pantry :: week 1

please tell me i'm not the only one that stocks up on groceries when there is a good sale?
this little habit along with very giving grandparents has resulted in very full freezers and pantry
so i am challenging myself to shop my pantry and freezer for the next two weeks and 
maybe even stretch it to three weeks?!

the rules!
- in the next two week only milk / almond milk can be bought
- cook as clean as possible with the ingredients we have on hand
- use veggies that are growing in the garden
- be creative & go with the flow
- no eating out if i don't feel like cooking
i have found a few new recipes on pinterest that i hope to make.

so here is this weeks menu

monday - at my moms for canada day celebrations!

wednesday - create your own rice bowl :: a few different chicken rice bowl ideas here, here and here

thursday - tex mex mac and cheese :: using frozen chili and mixing it with homemade mac and cheese

friday - friends wedding!

saturday - crock pot chicken

so there are two cheat days but that's ok!
our lunches will be left overs from the day before.