Labor Day Weekend with my girls…

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… and my ladies are sound asleep.

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It’s with the girls because somehow the hubsters got out of all the weekend photos but we do love him lots!

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Pizza Pasta

Pizza pasta is my super easy go-to meal

 

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1  12 oz box of penne pasta (I use Ronzoni garden pasta*)
1  jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I’m super picky and the Aldi brand doesn’t have onions… they use onion powder)
1  3.5 oz package of pepperoni
2  cups of Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350º

Cook pasta and drain water

9×13 casserole dish or pan of your choosing

Spread a little bit of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer in order half the pasta, pepperoni, spaghetti sauce and cheese. Layer the remaining half of all the ingredients.

Place in oven and cook until golden brown about 15 to 20 minutes.

*The Ronzoni pasta has a half of serving of vegetables per 2oz. My toddler doesn’t always like eating her veggies but loves pasta. I feel better about her eating it since they are made with carrots, spinach and tomatoes.
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Five on Friday

I’m linking up with Darci over at The Good Life Blog for Five on Friday and Lauren at Lauren Elizabeth for H54F

 

1. My two year old is on a roll this week… She fell and split her chin on Sunday, wrote on our TV with crayon,  I found her sitting on top of play kitchen,  she poured her milk into the gas tank of her car and got into my makeup for like the 20th time. Crazy stuff! Is this normal 2 year old behavior? I have nothing to compare it to and so I’m going to keep telling myself it is! She keeps me on my toes! Luckily, she is my favorite crazy two year old ever!
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2. T2 is getting so big… as our last baby I just want it to slow down. I know they won’t be my babies forever but, throw me a bone! She is such a happy baby and a joy to be around. I have the most amazing and beautiful daughters… God has truly blessed me.

Toes are fun!

Toes are fun!

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3. I’m done pickling for the season 24 jars of pickles…

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A couple missing here 😉

4. I really want to get a bento box… I’ve been eyeing this one.

5. Soccer season is starting soon… It’s a love/hate relationship with me. My hubby refs high school and college and is gone a lot during the season… on the up side extra money to go shopping and he does look sexy in those short referee shorts!

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Crazy kid!

My two year old was in her room for nap-time and I hear her saying something. I listen a little closer to hear her casually say ‘Mong help pleeeeeeeease.’ This is what I found:

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Omg! My little girl…. Did I mention she’s only two?!!
Lord have mercy… I am in trouble with this one!

You’re the only ten I see…

Are you from Tennessee? ‘Cause you’re the only TEN I SEE!

I thought I say 10 quick things about my trip to Tennessee last week.

1. I was sent to Tennessee last week to do some training for my new job. BTW I am super excited to get back into the workforce part-time!

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2. Since the company I am now working for wanted me to fly out of state for training… I did. I hadn’t been on a plane in a while and I was nervous. Luckily, the flight was good and I made it safe.

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3. It was hard to leave my babies for 2 days but I did it, and they were just fine. I gave them lots of kisses and my hubby too!

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4. The company I work for is very accommodating to breastfeeding mothers. They had a mother’s room for me to be able to pump while I was there and they let me break as much as I needed.
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5. I have family in Tennessee and was able to meet up with some of them. So nice to meet up with family that you don’t get to see that often.
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6. Nashville is a beautiful place and had lots of fun things to look at. My Great Uncle took me around the city and showed me some cool places.
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6. My cousin Joe is a barber. He owns his own shop and is pretty awesome! I was able to visit it… pretty cool. I would of course recommend any guy looking to for that old school barber shop experience to stop by. Not many places do it like he does anymore.
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7. Monell’s. Family style southern cooking. AMAZING! If you are in Nashville you need to go there! The restaurant is in an old house. So good.

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8. The Cupcake Collection. We heard so many wonderful things about this cupcake shop so we had to go check it out. We got there close to the end of the day so they didn’t have as big of a selection as I would have liked. That being said… what I did have was awesome! It was a nice treat to bring home to the family. My husband liked the sweet potato one the best and I liked the strawberry. I got a red velvet and triple chocolate as well. They were all yummy.
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9. I totally got an alcoholic drink while out of town. I’m a Mom and I’m nursing so this was a treat! Blueberry margarita… one drink and I didn’t even have to skip a pump!
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10. Overall, my trip was pretty great. I’m excited about my new career and I was happy to get out of town for a couple of days. I truly missed my girls though. Nothing tops…
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