Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wittle People Wednesday October 25, 2012

Welcome to  "Wittle People Wednesday,"  hosted by Ashley of Ramblings and Photos by Ashley Sisk.

I decided this would be fun to link up to as I am always taking pictures. I use some for Wordless Wednesday, some for the Scavenger Hunt Sunday (also hosted by Ashley) and some in my homeschool posts (the weekly review and the Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen posts), but sometimes there are pictures I would love to share that just didn't find a way into a post.

Here are some recent pictures of my "Wittle People."

A couple of weeks ago I shared our Bunk Bed Buying Adventure for Wordless Wednesday. We ended up buying a used set from a friend.

The girls were thrilled.

Tabitha got the top bunk and Amelia got the bottom bunk.

However, they all like getting on the top. No surprise there. I was surprised that Hannah could get up and down.

Eventually Baby Harold will have the crib.

Tabitha tucked her Suzy balloon into bed.

And read her a story.

The girls have had the bunk beds for a little over a week. Yesterday was Hannah's first day in the toddler bed. It took a few "reminders" but she eventually stayed in bed for her nap.

And she slept in it all night without falling out. Though she came close.

This morning she helped me make her bed for the first time.

Delicious Dish Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie

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I found this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie from It had been awhile since I made it, so when I realized I had leftover chicken I planned to surprise hubby with this yummy favorite. I did make a few changes from the original recipe and this time I used a store bought refrigerated crust because I was short on time (go figure, short on time with 4 little ones). 

Here is the link to the original recipe. 
And here is the recipe I usually use with the changes:

2 cups flour
1 TBS onion salt
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup cold water

In a large bowl, combine flour and onion salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and stir until it forms a ball. Divide dough in half and shape into balls. Roll one ball out to fit a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate and roll out top crust.
(Of course this time we used the store bought crust)

1 Tbs butter
2 cups chicken-chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 can green beans
1/2 can sliced carrots
1/2 can corn
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
2 cans cream of mushroom soup

In a large sauce pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter. Add chicken and onion and cook until mixture is just browned. Stir in veggies and season with garlic powder, pepper, and oregano. Stir in condensed soup. Heat mixture, stirring constantly, until it just begins to simmer. 

Pour into pie crust 

and cover with top crust. Fold top crust under edge of bottom crust, seal and cut slits in top crust.

I made the changes the way I did, because we didn't really like the sugar in the mixture and we felt there wasn't enough liquid, so I added an extra can of soup. I cut out the onion salt in the filling because I felt there was enough onion with the chopped onion and we like garlic, so I added the extra garlic.

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the finished pot pie.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: October 31, 2012 (w/linky)- Got a creeper

Well, our little guy is continuing to grow and reach milestones. He has been rolling and scootching sideways for a couple of weeks in order to reach enticing objects. A few days ago he started creeping forward! So, of course we knew what this week's Wordless Wednesday needed to be. 

Here I was trying to entice him with the lion cub, but the vacuum kept drawing his attention.  

After rolling around for a bit he discovered my cell phone. 

So we decided to use that to entice him.

Back and forth across the living room.

Then we tried giving him the lion cub again... can see how well that worked.

As daddy was bringing in things from the porch in preparation for Hurricane Sandy baby Harold thought the open door looked fun.

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- October 30, 2012

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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful Momma-Bottles, Diapers...Babies  and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

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1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

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Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with             Ashley from Forgetful Momma-Bottles, Diapers...Babies  and Mellissa from Something Like Life.

Muffin Tin Monday: Miscellaneous Food Tin

Muffin Tin Monday at

We have been spending the day trying to get ready for the storm, so I didn't do anything fancy today. 

Just some:
pizza (the frozen store bought kind), one with spinach and mushrooms, one with pepporoni
Carrot sticks
Ranch Dressing
Canned apricots
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Sunday Photo Round Up (Scavenger Hunt Sunday, You Capture and Nurture Photography Fall Photo Challenge) October 29, 2012

This week's prompts:
Patterns, Machine, Signs or Logos, Rocks or Stones, Sparkle


These cows are lined up around our nursery at church. 


If it wasn't for this bread machine, we wouldn't have homemade pizza.

Signs or Logos

The girls love getting their faces painted before the Bills games. Last week Amelia wanted to get the logo.

Rocks or Stones

These rocks are right outside the Ralph Wilson stadium in the parking lot.

This week's prompt is

I just love his smile.

And their's are pretty cute too, especially when they get new bunk beds.

And I am joining in with Live And Love Out Loud and Bumbles and Light  for the Nurture Photography Fall Photo Challenge again this week.

This week's prompt is:

And here is my favorite photo of the week:

(This picture was taken during baby Harold's 8 month photo shoot. The first time we tried earlier in the evening he wasn't in the best of moods. After Bible time, while the girls were getting ready for bed, I tried again and he rewarded me with this wonderful smile. I got some other great shots too.)

Linking up with:

Happily Mother After

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