Friday, September 27, 2013

Raspberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Happy Friday! I'm so glad the weekend is here. I love baking anytime but especially in the fall/winter. There's just something about your house filled with the smell of baking I don't know I just love it : ) Any who I wanted to share a yummy raspberry white chocolate oatmeal bar recipe with you. There really easy to make and are just full of buttery chewy flaky goodness.

Raspberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
  •  1 3/4 sticks of salted butter, cut into pieces
  •  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 1/2 cups oats
  •  1 cup packed brown sugar
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  10-12 oz jar of jam or pastry filling (what ever you prefer)
  •  White chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking pan. Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half the mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with jam or pastry filling ( I don't like to much so I just did a thin layer but put as much or little as you like). Sprinkle the remaining half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown 30-40 minutes (30 was perfect for me). Top with white chocolate chips pressing them in lightly to stick ( you can also just add them before you bake but they will get browned slightly). You could also melt the chips and drizzle it over the top so it looks prettier :)  Cool completely before cutting.

Enjoy :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mini Golf & Playing At The Park

It's officially Fall woo hoo! I'm so ready for it even though the weather is still a little crazy : ) One day it's 60's for a few days then it decides to jump back up to 80° it's like a roller coaster. So we can't pack away summer clothes just yet.

Saturday we went mini golfing. It was by the river at a park the weather was beautiful in the 60's and the scenery was gorgeous to. The mini golf course was really nice the boys had a great time : )

There was a little waterfall and creek threw out the course that the boys lost there golf balls in a few times (I think on purpose a few times cause they wanted to "play" with the water). Little man loves water and kept trying to wiggle out of my arms to go play in it to : )

After mini golfing we went for a walk around the park and stopped to play at one of the playgrounds for a little while before heading back home for dinner.

Little man loves the slide he kept wanting me to take him down over and over again : ) There was a spiral one that has a smaller opening at the top so that was fun trying to hold him and squeeze threw lol but we managed : )

Hope you all had a great weekend as well : )

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lovely Things Kids Learn At School

When the boys get home from school I always ask them how there day was. My boys can be chatty and like to tell me about all the awesome and not so awesome things they did or learned that day. Now sometimes the things they are most chatty about don't necessarily have to do with school. Sometimes it's something they heard from a friend.

If you have a school age kiddo I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about : ) My middle boy came home from school the other day having learned a new song. It goes a little something like this.

Scooby dooby doo took a poo and Shaggy thought it was chocolate (insert giggling and laughing). Shaggy took a bite and then he turned white and that was the end of Shaggy!

Awesome right? So that's what I've gotten to hear over and over and over again. Because of course the boys find it hilarious and gross all at the same time : )

My oldest boy told me about the "devil worshipers woods". Yeah I wasn't expecting to hear that. Apparently because Halloween is right around the corner if you go in to the woods the "devil worshipers" will try and eat you. But if you make it threw without them "getting" you they will give you a ton of full size candy. Lol the stuff kids come up with!

So so far this week I learned that you should make sure it's really chocolate before you decide to eat it. And if I ever happen to accidentally find my self in the "devil woods" to run like crazy or break out some ninja moves and I'll end up with more full size candy than I know what to do with. But then I guess that brings me back to the first lesson I learned : )

Monday, September 16, 2013

What We've Been Up To

It seems like forever since I've posted anything. Even though I think it's only been maybe 2 weeks I don't know : ) Life has just been super busy and just plain chaos even more so than normal (if that's even possible).

School stuff with the boys and drama. I'll just save that for another post. I've also had poor little sickies from throwing up, tummy aches to runny noses you get the idea. That's been spread around since the second week school started. That is one thing I really don't look forward to when school starts. Cause it seems like from the time school starts till it ends someone is sick : ( Allergies have been just terrible this year to!

I also ended up participating in a local moms fall consignment sale on Saturday. I've never done anything like that before but I have been wanting to go threw and declutter the hundreds of bins of clothes and stuff I've been hoarding of the boys stuff in the basement.

When it comes to my boys I'm such a hoarder of there stuff! I save everything clothing, toys I mean everything. We'll I guess I can't say everything cause I have donated slot to but I still have some how ended up with tons of bins of stuff stacked up to the ceiling in the basement.

I don't know why but I just get so attached to the memories that I associate to the stuff I just want to save everything. I will say though that with my older two boys being exactly 2 yrs apart in the same exact season alot of stuff got passed down. There's even toys from my older boys that little man plays with now so that's nice.

But I figured I should go threw some of it and get ride of some stuff. I've never done a garage sale or Craigslist or anything like that but after looking into it decided I'd try selling some stuff at a local fall consignment event. I did find out about it last minute and only had a few days to get stuff together but I did what I could.

It was $10 to register to be a seller and you had to enter each item in the computer and print an electric tag and pin it to each item. I will say that was a little stressful. Then I had to drop off my stuff on Friday at the church they were holding the sale at. Drop off was between 11:00 & 1:00. I had to cut little mans nap short so I would make it there in time. Then you had to check in and put your items up were they belong yourself.

I wasn't aware of that till I got there. So I had to hurry up to make it home in time before the boys got off of school. The sale was Saturday from 8 to 12 so it wasn't very long and I did volunteer so I could get a higher percent of sales back. After volunteering I ended up getting 70% of my sales back. Little man did come with me while I worked my shift he was so good and patient we were there for 2 1/2 hrs.

I ended up selling $274.00 worth of stuff and after they took there 30% I ended up making $191.80. I'll be getting a check with in a week so not to bad for a 4 hr sale. I'm just gonna put that towards new clothes for the boys. Anyways that's what's been going on with us : ) Hope you all had a good weekend : )

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Get It Get It!!!

My middle boy yells "MOM there's a spider!" Me "where is it!" On the wall hurry get it get it! Uh get me something to smash it with (I'm holding the baby).

My middle boy brings me a super small piece of toilet paper. Um no sweet heart mommy isn't about to have a nasty spider climb up her arm and bite it. I'm pretty sure It wouldn't turn mommy into spiderman sorry bud. So I grab a shoe : )

I go to smush the nasty little sucker and it's gone. I ask the boys were did it go!? My oldest replies oh just leave it. Oh no I'm not about to have it crawling on someone at some point.

My middle one tells me he thinks it went in the closet. Great so I open the door and it jumps off the door onto the floor right towards me. Shit know I pissed it off and it's gonna attack.

I go to smush it with the shoe and it gets away. I go after it again. Yes I got it!

I know what your probably thinking what a baby all that fuss over a spider!

But in my defense I hate them and to me I see this