Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What Brylee Eats: Eleven

Here's the eleventh installment of "What Brylee Eats". As always you can follow along on Instagram.  I will also post the links to the previous posts at the end!


Brylee's Birthday Breakfast! Cake donut with maple frosting and fresh pineapple!


Nutri-Grain bar, grapes, and hard boiled egg. 


Green Smoothie: Strawberry honey Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, handful of spinach, a squirt of honey and a splash of water, all blended until smooth. 

Sippy Cup
Pancakes with strawberry syrup, mandarin oranges and honey Greek yogurt. 

Happy Mat/Spoon

Green Smoothie: powdered peanut butter, spinach, banana, honey Greek yogurt, and honey nut cheerios.

Pancake with pink sprinkles and grapes.

Mini pancakes with pink sprinkles, hard boiled egg and half of a banana.

Egg white "duck", banana slices, and half of a donut with chocolate milk to wash it all down. 


Back to school lunch: Pencils (cheese stick with a bugle dipped in chocolate), erasers (strawberry wafers) and sandwich bite kabobs with blueberries. 

Plate/Cup/FunBites Cutter
Taco John's taco and potato oles, and mandarin oranges.

Tomatoes, teddy grahams, and cookie butter sandwich bites.

Snack Stacks
Mini breakfast pizzas (flour tortillas, scrambled eggs, and cheese baked at 400F until cheese is melted), cheese stick, and mandarin oranges. 
Raisins, honey strawberry yogurt, and peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

Plate/Spoon/Funbites Cutter

Cheeseburger from McDonald's, grapes and s'mores dessert (chocolate pudding, marshmallows, and graham crackers) for national s'mores day.


Breakfast for Supper: Mini pancake, sausage links, hard boiled egg, hash browns and a piece of bacon.

Cooked carrots and a brat.

Tomatoes, veggie straws, and grilled cheese.

Plate/Funbites Cutter

Chicken nuggets, corn off the cob, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Ham, tomatoes, banana slice, mashed potatoes and gravy.

French fries, fresh pineapple, cheese slice, and patty melt.

Veggie Straws, tomatoes, and hamburger pizza.

Chicken Nuggets, curly fries, and half a banana.


Marinated chicken legs (grilled), baked potato with broccoli and half a banana.


Grandpa was in town and brought Brylee over a special treat one night.

Plate (no longer available from Tupperware)

Cherry tomatoes from the farmers market.

Puppy Cookie for a birthday treat.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fabulous Five on Friday

1. Brylee had her two year check up yesterday. She did great. She had to get a shot but I requested that they used a "buzzing bee" to help distract from what was happening. That was the best thing we could have asked for and I highly recommend it if you have a child who dislikes shots. The nurse also brought in an iPad that Brylee was able to watch different animals on. She didn't even notice the needle prick. Oh and the ceiling totally had Curious George on it and Brylee about died. 

moccs c/o Freshly Picked

2. We are celebrating Brylee's birthday with friends and family Sunday afternoon. I finished getting items for it this morning and I think I finally have everything we need. One thing I was stressing about was beverage dispensers because we didn't have any and I happened to find these at Sam's last night on clearance for nine bucks! I think I got a little more excited than I should have. 

3. We had our utilities marked in our yard today. Brylee thought that the little flags were surprises left for her!

moccs c/o Freshly Picked
4. I am currently watching House Hunters and I'd have to say I really want to visit Hawaii some day! #bucketlist #alongwithdisney

5. Don't forget to enter our giveaway.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

And just like that she's TWO!

Today was all about Brylee (I planned on doing fun stuff all week but the weather has been cold and rainy-like not even 60 the other day--so we have been homebodies)! She woke up to a special breakfast topped with a "2" candle. She wasn't sure about the candle but once she realized she could quickly remove it and eat her donut all was well in the world again. 

Brylee spent the day playing and "not wanting to grow up". I don't want her to either. 

I also started putting the finishing touches on Brylee's party before we had her cake. Can you tell the theme? Brylee now has all these little animals hidden all over the house. I hope I can find them all before Sunday!

After supper we sang "happy birthday" and Brylee got to blow the candles out on her cake. We may have lit them a few more times just so she could get extra practice for her party this weekend. Even though it was only Dustin, Brylee and I, Brylee got shy while we sang to her. It should be interesting this weekend to see her reaction. 

After cake (and a bath) Brylee opened her presents. Halfway through opening them "Happy" by Pharrell came on the radio and Brylee got up and busted a move. 

When she was done testing out all her new stuff, we went outside and spent the evening playing in the sand box building sandcastles with her new toys. 

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Weekend Projects + A Birthday Girl

We've had a list of "to-do" house projects hanging over our heads ever since we moved it. When we built our house one of the compromises we Dustin made was not getting a third stall on our garage. We knew we would need to buy a shed at some point in time to hold all of seasonal things that didn't need to be taking up room in the garage. We finally finished the shed and decided to take on a few more projects and Brylee's birthday party (that we are having in the garage/backyard) was just the push we needed to get them done.

 We were able to completely clear out the garage things into the shed completely so we could paint the walls and ceiling. The painting took longer than expected (as painting usually does) but we love the way it turned out. Our house/shed/garage now all have the same red/black/white/gray flow to them. 

 After we finished painting the garage (and drinking some iced coffee) we began the long process of epoxying the garage floor. It's a fairly easy process but it's just very time consuming. 

straw/lid c/o EcoJarz
After we cleaned and etched the garage floor, we had to wait 24 hours to make sure the floor was completely dry. Once it was, I got to get my glitter/sprinkle on. We bought the glitter at Michael's for a little extra sparkle. It looks amazing when the sun is hitting it just right. Best part is now we have a nice area to throw Brylee's birthday party. 

We had extra sand from leveling the shed's foundation so we built Brylee a sand box. Brylee loves it. She spent a good 30 minutes playing in it until it was nap time and she started throwing sand everywhere. 

On a side note: this peanut is TWO today. TWO!! Where did the last two years go?!

Last night, Brylee and I ran to a few stores to pick up some last minute things for her party. 

Notice her seat? I don't know how water bottles would be comfortable!
And yes that is totally one of those huge carts with the seat on it.
Brylee insisted on using it and about 3 aisles in she decided the actual cart was a better spot to sit!
And of course no trip to Wal-Mart would be complete without a stop by the bike section!