Sprinklings: Crock pot Sunday

Sunday seems to be a lazy day in our home. P.J.’s all day, lounging around- well sort of. Usually its the day to catch up on laundry, ironing, dusting etc,  but its done in P.J’s.

Lazy days mean lazy dinners and for me that is the glorious under used crock pot. Today I am making our basic lentils.

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As you can see I’m not big on measuring when it comes to lentils, I guess its lazy measuring too.
crockpot3 Do you use the crock pot? What do you make most?signature

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sprinklings: don’t fail me now Pampers!

poopingchampIt all starts with this face, a slight downward curl of the lips and hand clenched up to the left, and then it starts. The grunting. The slow changes in her face, seriously it’s like slow motion moving. Then it comes…the forceful explosions happening down there.  Whoever is in the room, or nearby for that matter, can hear it. 

“Sweet Jesus Run!” Kiddo screams

“Poop, poop, poop.  Poop baby poop” Hubby sings

I can’t help but giggle and think Sneaky B’s first word is going to be “Poop” I just know it.

After the process is over, we wait.  I learned the hard way. No details her, just trust me, I learned the messy way to wait, hands to not stop poop.  Then comes the big change. The oh please Pampers I hope you did your job to contain. Sometimes yes and sometimes no. When it’s a no, poop leaking everywhere, it’s the contortion diaper change. How to get the outfit off the baby without smearing the joy all over her body. It’s amazing how good you get at doing this.

Then come the farts. This baby can clear a room since she was born with her farting power.  I really don’t know if this is normal. Reading all I want to know about baby farts (it’s amazing how your reading list changes when you have babies right?) I am still not sure if it’s normal. I believe it’s just her normal. She’s is just like her daddy… sorry Hubby. I know you are proud of this

I know for some this might not be delightful, but it’s a “sprinkling” of my day.  Please tell me I am not alone? And if you are not a parent yet, sorry for the minimal details, but consider yourself forewarned.signature

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A little vegan sweetness

Hello strangers! Well actually I have been the stranger lately.  Ever get into one of those “funks.” You have too much to do and no motivation what so ever to do anything. That was my last week, luckily for me I snapped out of it relatively quickly. Of course the week of not getting much done means that this week I have been crazy busy trying to catch up. The to do list is written and way to long for my own good. Oh well, that’s what I get for feeling blah.

After a fun morning working at pre-school, let me tell you 30 kiddos are loud, really loud, playing with that many kiddos sure does bring out the kiddo in me.  What is better than playing all morning, a special treat for a friday afternoon…we made cookies. Vegan cookies… Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Boy howdy are they delicious.  I will even go as far to say they are good for you, as far as cookies go that is.

Of course I am going to share, these are super simple:

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For the oatmeal flour, I use old fashioned oats and whirl it in the food processor.

IMG_6037Mix, mix, mix

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IMG_6047Someone is sneaking the chocolate chips, her very most favorite thing. “Mommy your the best” when chocolate comes into our home, which is NOT very often.

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Waiting for the oven….this dough will be thick, so don’t freak out about that. Seems thicker to me than “normal” peanut butter cookies.

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All done, and yum.  Now I am not one with a major sweet tooth. These cookies are sweet to me, you might want to taste the dough (hey you can! they are vegan!) to see if you want to add extra sugar. For us, they are perfect.

IMG_6050A Friday Tip too, in our house, kiddo eats a bunch of apple sauce, especially the ones that come in the little cups. Did you know those little cups hold exactly a half a cup?  I have a small collection of them, we use them for painting and freezing foods. So with the left over can of pumpkin, I fill up those cups, pop them in a zippy bag and freeze. Next time I need pumpkin, it’s already measured out…smart right.

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Someone said she didn’t sneak an extra cookie, I let her get away with it this time, she has been so awesome lately. Would love to know if you try to make these cookies, they are quite yummy.signature

day 28: the oh so evil…

Laundry basket. Yes you read that correctly. I said that the laundry basket is evil. Shall I explain?

For years I have lived a life without a laundry basket. Yes we have had a sorting basket for dirty clothes in the bedroom, but not a traditional laundry basket. So before said evil basket entered my world, when clothes came out of the dryer, they were tossed onto the sofa, folded and put away. No worries.

Now that evil laundry basket has entered my home, clothes come out of the dryer and get tossed into the laundry basket, laundry basket gets moved to the living room and that’s where it stays.  For days…

Even Myles likes the laundry basket, it's under this mountain somewhere
Even Myles likes the laundry basket, it’s under this mountain somewhere

Is it just me? Maybe because it’s new to me? I don’t know.  I just know that I am getting rid of it. My June Cleaver want-to-be self is getting “lazy” with this evil basket in the house. What’s next? A microwave. (LOL close friends know I don’t have a microwave, can you believe it! It’s not that I don’t want one, I live with “super duper tiny kitchen syndrome” and there isn’t any room for one)

IMG_5894Kiddo is starting to think it’s her new “cozy seat.” Not really happy about that.  So to improve this laundry evil, I either have to get rid of the clothes so I don’t have to do laundry – NOT going to happen, or the laundry basket has to go. Yep… bye bye laundry basket, you are evil and can not stay in our home anymore.  It’s back to old school laundry done, folded and but away for this June Clever.signature

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