Friday, November 4, 2011

Photo Friday! Halloween Take 2!

As I have posted earlier this week, Delaney had the stomach flu on Halloween. It was so heartbreaking to have to take her to the hospital rather than trick or treating... so we persuaded our friends to hang on to a few treats or if they had a special treat bag done for her to hold onto it until last night when we went out for Halloween Take 2!

They were all so sad that Delaney was sick and that they couldn't see her and Max in their costumes that it wasn't hard to get them to wait it out a few more days... and save some left over candies!

So we made the rounds to all of our friends houses' (and even went to one of their parents houses)

So for Photo Friday I wanted to share Delaney on her Halloween Trick or Treating Take 2!

Plus all her loot...

Max got a few treats too...

Plus My photog friend Seamus (of This is My Perfect Crime) snapped a few pictures of her too...

Hope that you all had a great Halloween and that you haven't eaten all of your kids candy... yet.
Happy Friday!

Don't forget to enter my first giveaway!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My First Giveaway!

(Contest is now closed! Click HERE to see who won the personalized sign!)

I have been planning this giveaway for a while I was planning on waiting until I reached 100 followers, I was going to wait until I opened my shop, I was going to wait and wait and wait but I have decided that there is no use in waiting. 
There is no reason for waiting!
Why not go for it!

So as my give away to you my friends I have for one lucky follower

One Hand Painted Sign!

You can choose the colors the text and the graphic, as well you choose either wood or canvas for your sign....
Some examples of what you might like...

A childs name plaque with a silhouette, a family name plaque or "A Few of Our Favorite Things" sign.

Want to know how to enter???

Leave a comment below with what you would want on your hand painted sign.
Easy hey!

Now if you want more entries to increase your chances of winning...
Follow Momma Made It! with Google Friend Connect to the right...

Follow Momma Made It! on Twitter by following the link or by clicking to the right...

Follow Momma Made It! on Facebook by following the link or by clicking to the right...

Tweet about the giveaway! 
ex. I just entered to win a hand painted personalized sign on

Leave a separate comment on this post for each of the extras you do or if you already do these things and cross your fingers! 
(well not the whole time...) 

The giveaway will be open for entries until midnight on November 12th and the winner will be chosen and reveled on Sunday November 13th! 


Tell The Truth Thursday! I blame myself!

This is going to sound silly and irrational but I blame myself for things that are completely out of my control. 
I especially blame myself when Delaney gets sick.

Seeing as I am a stay at home Momma I feel it is my job to take care of my kids and my home and make sure that they are all safe. So when My child gets sick I feel like I have not properly done my job.

While Delaney doesn't get sick often when she does I find myself saying to myself, I should have watched her better, I should have made her wash her hands better, I should have not let her shake hands with strangers, I should have taken better care of her...
I feel like while it's totally irrational to think this way, what else can I think.I should know that kids get sick, I should know that kids pick up germs, I should know that I can't help that she will get sick (and max will too), I should, but I don't... 

It's almost sick the way that I blame myself, the way that I put myself down and make her illness my fault. 

It's one of the things that I have to work on as a Momma... 
I have a few things I have to work on as a Momma...

Do you blame yourself for things that you can't control when it comes to your kids...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Liebster Blog Award!

Tonight I was awarded the Liebster Blog award by Kat's Adventure Book!

This is an award that is given to Bloggers that are "up and coming"  and I couldn't be more thankful to Kat for choosing me as a recipient!
I am blown away that anyone other than my hubby, family and friends read my blog let alone follow it and that anyone would give me an award for blogging is beyond what I had wished for.


The Liebster Award spotlights up and coming bloggers who generally have less than 200 followers.
Upon receipt of the Liebster Award, there are a few very simple rules:

1.  Copy and paste the award on your blog

2.  Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you

3.  Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

4.  Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

Now I will pass this award on to 5 other blogs that are up and coming.

My top 5 were so hard to choose...  but here you go ladies!
1) Creative Carmella

2) Erin's Creative

3) It's a Momma Thing

4) First Comes Baby

5) Creating Sarah

I am sure that these ladies would love it if you would stop by and check out their amazing blogs! 
It's quite amazing that this should come to me right now because it is just what I needed to give me the courage to put myself out there and announce a few exciting things! 
I am going to start selling some of my crafty endeavors and I am having my first giveaway!

I will give you all the details tomorrow after Tell The Truth Thursday!
Stay tuned!

Halloween Hijinks!

Well this is how our weekend leading up to Halloween started....
An awesome party at Best friends house!

I was an Artist... (shirt with paint on it and paint brushes in my hair...)
Dr. Daddy! (scrubs bought at the Sally Ann)
We were out till 1:30 am and had a blast! 
Chatted and danced and just enjoyed being kid free for a night out with all of our friends!

Then it took a turn for the worst...
Delaney and Max had stayed at Nanny's house for Friday night so that Momma and Daddy could go to the party, and apparently at 3 am Delaney woke up screaming that she had to go potty... turns out (TMI) she had diarrhea... not fun for Nanny and Auntie to deal with but she seemed fine and went back to bed. fast forward to Monday after a weekend filled with more diarrhea and vomiting (for the first time EVER) she seemed to be feeling a bit better and DEMANDED to go trick or treating! 

On a side note trying to explain to a three year old what throwing up is and why it happens is heart breaking... especially when she says "but I don't want to throw up" with her sick voice and a pale face.

So our Monday started out looking like this!
Our cutie trick or treaters!
Strawberry! She's Berry Sweet!

Captain Kirk! Trick or treating where no 2 month old has gone before!
Super cute right! (I might be bias but I think they are adorable!)

And our Halloween ended at the ER after Delaney vomited 6 times in one day!
We were told she had the stomach flu and just ride it out with Gatorade.

So after a full day yesterday of resting and only throwing up 2 times were all feeling a bit more at ease and a bit better too! So our Halloween Trick or Treating got postponed and we will be having Halloween Take 2 tomorrow with our friends and family...

Hope your Halloween didn't end up like ours!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Make it Monday! Bruschetta Chicken!

While thumbing through a few Kraft Whats Cooking magazines I found this awesome chicken recipe... (also found online here) which shouldn't surprise me because I have made many things from there before and they usually turn out great!

So I thought hey whats the harm in trying it out right... because lord knows I've done everything else you can do with chicken!

So here is the original recipe...
Bruschetta Chicken Bake
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg.  (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1/2 cup water
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp.  dried basil leaves
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
MIX tomatoes, stuffing mix, water and garlic just until stuffing mix is moistened. 
LAYER chicken, basil and cheese in 3-qt. casserole or 13x9-inch baking dish.
TOP with stuffing. Bake 30 min. or until chicken is done.
And here is mine!
Simple right!
Well if you know me you know that I never have on hand everything that a recipe calls for and so I kinda took the recipe and made it Momma style....
I don't buy stove top so I just added regular stuffing (actually I used left over turkey stuffing from thanksgiving... and yes I did make it right after thanksgiving I didn't let the stuffing sit around in my fridge) I also used marble cheese and dried basil because that is what I had on hand.  
It was super yummy and very easy! (and it tasted even better left over!)

They recommend you serve it with steamed veggies but a green salad or a light potato dish works great too!
I hope you like it as much as we did!

Would make for a great Halloween supper, fast, easy, nutritious and filling! 

Halloween highlights! Halloween Bat Decorations!

I don't know about you but our Halloween decorations have been up for about 2 weeks now! We really like Halloween around here! 
But I know some people wait till the day of or the day before, so are you looking for an easy Halloween decoration?
 Sparkly Flying Bats!

You could certainly make these with your older kids or you can do most of the work and get your younger kids to help out with the decoration of the bats!

These are super simple!
Just cut out a bat shape on black paper.
Then decorate with glitter or googly eyes and put them up on the wall. Try to cover up how you stuck them on the wall (I used painters tape on the back of my bats but you could use sticky tack as well.) and they will look like they are flying up your wall!
Easy Peasy and super cute!

How do you decorating for Halloween? Do you make decorations (on your own or with your family)? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!