Sep 18, 2012

Guess What???

We have some exciting news at our household! We will now have TWO big sisters! Dad is thrilled, girls are exciting, mom is hanging in there...we will soon be a family of FIVE! We are due the first week of March 2013!

Now the big question is...will it be a boy or a girl??! We're taking guesses! :)
Jun 6, 2012

Sweet Summer

Golly, I'm behind.

Not sure exactly how to catch up since, um, Easter, but here goes! So far, summer is good. Actually, it's been great. Our schedule has loosened up a bit. We've been doing a little bit of everything including...

1.) Time at the beach. We've been fishing, swimming, and stirring LOTS of buckets of sand (Clara). What better way is there to spend hot summer days?

1. Making a lot of these, one of our family's new favorites. We call it Egg in a Hole. Or a heart, if you're lucky. :)

3. I am loving Instagram. It's become a slight addiction. Thanks to snapwidget, I put it in my sidebar. So you can all see what we're up to when I'm not blogging (which is most of the time, sorry!). Feel free to find me, photographybynealy, if you want to stay updated with our daily life.

4. I decided this summer that I wanted to make ice cream. Lots of it. I considered getting this Kitchenaid attachment, and still would love to get it, but I found a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, no ice cream machine needed. It's soooo good.

 A few friends have asked for the recipe, so here it is: combine 1 block cream cheese, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 c whipping cream, and 1 t vanilla in mixer. Once it's mixed, stick in freezer for 4 hours. Then remove, beat again until smooth. Add 1 c fresh, pureed strawberries and 1 graham cracker. Mix all together and throw it back in the freezer. Soooo good. Also yummy topped with mini chocolate chips! I might get crazy and experiment with some other flavors. I was thinking of substituting lime juice for the strawberries to make key lime pie. YUM!

5. Lunches on the go. After seeing this post on Pinterest (where just about all good ideas come from now-a-days), I found these cute little Rubbermaid LunchBlox at Target. I've been having fun assembling creative, make-ahead lunches for the girls. I bought quite a few of them so I can make many lunches at once, and have them ready for last-minute picnics at the park.

There you go! That's our summer so far. Thanks for reading!

Apr 28, 2012

Nealy's Noteworthy | Moroccanoil

Aveda, please step aside.

If you are one of the few people who haven't yet discovered Moroccanoil, you may want to read on. This has been my favorite hair product for quite some time. Why, you ask? Many reasons. Moroccanoil is a natural, lightweight oil that makes hair super soft and healthy. It's a perfect amount of smoothing yet not too oily. And it smells amaaaazing, who doesn't love that?

I've also tried (and LOVED) the shampoo and conditioner, and the hairspray too. Check it out! You'll . love it.

Apr 4, 2012

Easter Eggs + an Empty Tomb

Happy Easter!

It's almost here and we're dyeing eggs, deviling eggs, and filling plastic eggs. And maybe a few marshmallow bunnies have made their way into our shopping cart as well. I mean, isn't that what Easter is all about? :) 

The Easter Bunny has been busy stuffing her baskets. One favorite item she (he?) is bringing our girls is Melissa and Doug's Responsibility Chart. We could use a little more responsibility around here, so we'll see how it goes.  I think my favorite goal is STOP WHINING. :)

Magnetic Responsibility Chart - Chore Chart

We finally got out our resurrection eggs that we made last year. I'm a huge's such a neat way to be reminded of the Easter story. If you're interested in making your own, just click here to find my Resurrection Egg Instructions and printable. :) It's fun and pretty easy. Bring a friend or two or three.

Callie and I thought we would show you each day and what the egg holds. We made these ourselves, so some imagination may be required. Can you figure out what each item stands for??? This is a good quiz for adults and kids alike!

Happy Easter, y'all. We'll try to make a more regular appearance on the ol' blog. SO glad HE has risen!
Mar 22, 2012

Fun in the Snow

Some good friends of ours invited our family to go - you guessed it - snowmobiling this winter! It was quite an experience and lots of FUN. Enjoy the picture...

Feb 14, 2012


Hello, friends!

February has been a great month and is just flying by.

We have been doing lots of cooking, baking, playing, drawing, painting, and of course, eating. 

Happy Valentines Day! I've had a few questions about our calendar. You should be able to find it here.

Our shiny glaze frosting recipe can be found here.

"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God" (I John 4:7). ♥  More pictures than words today, but isn't that the best type of blog post?

Happy Valentines Day!  

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