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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hump Day Happenings

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

See this kinda blah carpet? Ok, it looks good in this picture but this was before the previous owners sold the house ;) It doesn't look quite as nice in person. Either way, say bye bye because it's getting ripped up any day now!

The kids and I have ran off to Pennsylvania while demo goes down and hopefully we'll come home to some beautiful new floors! I'm excited! Fingers crossed it goes well!

So lately, Ben has had a bit of a cold, but before we came to PA we still found some time to do some fun in the past few weeks....including some wonderful new parks! Here are some pictures from our new favorite!

The Dayton area Metroparks are absolutely amazing! Each park seems to have it's own little theme and special touch from butterflies to sensory gardens to farms, creeks, and animals. The kids have had an absolute blast and we're so lucky to be able to get the chance to experience all of these fun spots!

I can see why Wright-Patterson was named top Air Force base in the nation ;) So far, we totally agree! And funny enough, Los Angeles was apparently the absolute worst! ha! I'm not sure that it was THAT bad but I can see why it was at the bottom of the list.

Monday, July 21, 2014

What in the fridge?

I'm the first to admit, my fridge is generally a mess. I would like to say it's because I have 3 toddlers in and out of it all day, since, you know, "I do myself!" but sometimes things just get crammed in to fit and as it empties out, it looks like a hot mess. But still, because I like ya'all, I'm going to give you a sneak peak into our fridge so you can see what we keep in there!

It was pretty empty for us (read: you can actually see some items instead of taking everything out to find what you're looking for) so I thought now would be a good time to share.

 So, let me also say, we do our shopping by the week. In the beginning of the week, our fridge is packed full of fruits, veggies, and meat. By the end of the week, it's full of leftovers and random things. But here's what's in it at this moment...The main part:

  • leftover kimchi
  • leftover chicken pot pie
  • leftover buffalo chicken
  • leftover pumpkin pancakes
  • grapes
  • eggs
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • lemons
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • oranges
  • celery
  • a lone surviving tomato
  • yogurt
  • spinach
  • ground beef (in the grocery bag from this morning that wasn't in another bag so I didn't want it to leak, yuck!)
  • water
  • string cheese
  • parmesan
  • whey
  • in the back that you can't see is: hummus, parsley, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and applesauce

On the door: 
  • Butter
  • Pickles
  • berry salad dressing
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • homemade strawberry cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • yeast
  • milk
  • salsa
  • mustard
  • jam
  • bbq sauce
  • ranch
  • mayo
  • relish (a certain little girl has a pickle obsession)
  • homemade ginger ale
  • kefir (2 kinds) and homemade kefir is sitting on the counter
The freezer is pretty entertaining right now, since it's 90% chicken broth. I put everything on the main side except a few things.

  • Chicken broth
  • frozen bananas
  • frozen english muffins
  • a few packs and a whole chicken
  • corn
  • homemade waffles
  • our ice cream maker freezer part
  • and in the back are some chicken nuggets
All that's left on the door of the freezer is some dark chocolate bars (my guilty pleasure), some bread to make bread crumbs and more chicken broth (I know, more? what can I say, we've eaten a lot of chicken lately and we go through broth pretty quickly sometimes so I always make it whenever we have bones).

So there you have it. It's all out there now! What a disorganized fridge I have and all of our guilty food pleasures ;) as well as some staples.

Your turn, what's in your fridge?