5.25.2015

Almost 2 years since my last post! Well, I'm doing better than I deserve.

Wow! It has been almost 2 years since my last post!

A lot has happened since then. I have been working as a new telemetry nurse at my local hospital since August 2013. I trained with a nurse till november and then I was on my own. I remember how I felt that first day with 5 patients with no one by my side. It was pretty scary. Now after 1 year and a half of being "on my own" I can honestly say that things get better. well, your confidence level gets better. There are definitely many days that you have several ill patients, sometimes 7 at a time and not enough help (CNA's). People tell me all the time "how nice! you only have to work 3 days a week!" well obviously they have no idea what it is to be a nurse. And lately I have been working 4 days a week! Trying to pay off my student loan from nursing is my new goal. Instead of 30 years Im hoping I can pay it off in 1 year! I'll keep you posted ;)

I also see that my blog has almost 3million views! wow! I know it is because of my Motorcycle diaper cake FREE tutorial. Have you seen it yet?? very easy to follow.

I will be updating my blog this weekend. I hope you like the few changes I will be making. Thanks for following me and I hope you come back soon.



8.25.2013

On a quest for a successful and organized year of 1st and 2nd grade!

Just a quick post to show you how I have organized my girls school supplies to make them more easy for them (and for me!) to access. First week of school went by and they already have projects due next week! I was searching on Pinterest on ways to organize their million pencils and markers WITHOUT spending any money.

I decided to use a plastic utensil and napkin holder I had bought several months ago at our grocery store for less than $7. Luckily most of their markers and crayons fit! then I placed the container inside a basket. Now I needed a container for their million pencils. I placed a manson jar in the basket and that was going to be their pencil holder. It worked!!!


Thanks for visiting!!!





Healthy Lunch and Healthy dinner ideas for kids (and Bento Box Review)

As you all know I have 2 daughters. Last week they started 1st and 2nd grade. My first grader can be a picky eater but loves her mustard and balsamic vinegar! uh?  I know.. anyway, this means I have to make 2 lunch boxes every single day, a job that can be so dreading, but I have made up my mind to make it rewarding and fun. Here are some images of their healthy lunches and dinners this week!
1- Annies crackers, cheese, fruit salad - fresh, chicken nuggets/ketchup, yogurt
2- Cantaloupe, Annies crackers, cheese and turkey, crackers, hummus and carrots.
3- Annies crackers, grapes, carrots, cheese and PB&J
4- Annies crackers, cheese and turkey, grapes, crackers, broccoli with ranch
5-honey crackers, broccoli with ranch, cantaloupe, yogurt, cheese crackers and turkey. (DO NOT PUT THE CRACKERS IN THE SAME SLOT AS THE TURKEY AND CHEESE, THEY WILL ET SOGGY)

BENTO BOX REVIEW: I was contemplating the idea of purchasing a laptop Box or something like that but I didn't want to have to search for lids in the morning, that when I found the Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn Kids. I love it because its a big container! no lids to search for and it is dishwasher safe! the cons, well, not 100% leak proof, also, it fits very tightly in the lunchbox also purchased at Pottery Barn Kids. My girls have a hard time opening the container and this is why:

The closure thingy it is a little hard to open (for kids) and since the Bento Box fits very snugly inside the lunchbox it makes it hard for my girls to open it.

So what I do is I leave the closure thingy up and that is how I place it inside the lunchbox making it easier for my girls to open it. 

DINNER PLATE REVIEW:  While searching for healthy meals on Pinterest I found this awesome dinner plates from Supper Healthy kids . The plates cost $7.95ea. I can tell you that dinner has NEVER been this easy!!! My girls are involved with dinner every night. In the process they are learning too! and they have had veggies and fruit for lunch and dinner every single day. I hope it continues to be this perfect! they only con is that they are not microwave safe... no big deal!!!

1- Spaghetti with pesto sauce (grain and veggie), cantaloupe, hb egg.
2-Rice, mahi burger, grapes, broccoli with potatoes.
3- hb egg, rice, cantaloupe, broccoli and potatoes.
4- Pasta cooked with olive oil, chicken nuggets (all natural - I hope), broccoli and carrots with ranch, and fruit
5-Rice and lentils (grain and protein), bananas, broccoli and ranch.
EASY!!!
I will try to share our lunch and dinner ideas more often! xoxo 
ENJOY!!!

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