5 on Friday

5 on Friday... a day late. Yesterday we were busy celebrating our sweet Sage's 4th birthday. I should have set this to post yesterday, but since I didn't... here it is!

1.  Excited for Spring even if we have had a mild winter. My kids will love making these simple bird feeders and watching the birds. Simply put peanut butter with bird seed on a toilet paper roll.

2. I have all the ingredients for this. I just may need to try this. 

3. I am kinda on a roll with Spring. Maybe because the last few days have reminded me that it is indeed still winter even though we have had lots of days that have felt like Spring. Love these fonts. 

4. I am currently eating a few too many of these as I type. No, they are not Whole 30 compliant. I totally felt so much better when I was on Whole 30, but our move threw me through a little bit of a loop. These sweet, creamy lemony bites of goodness can help get you through any kind of loop! They currently sell them at Costco. You can thank me later! My sweet husband dragged me there the other night insisting that I was going to cry as soon as I tried them. I just about did. I LOVE lemon. Check then out. 

5. I really want this purse. 

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 


Product Review: The Little Black Dress Jewelry Organizer

I love this Little Black Dress jewelry organizer from The Container Store. So much better than the tangled mess I had in my jewelry box under my bathroom sink. I had to go several times because it goes out of stock just as quick as they get more in. Wish someone would have told me about this sooner, so I thought I would share with you! It is two-sided and hangs on a rod or hook to maximize space and swivels so you can see your jewelry collection easily, with clear pockets on one side and hanging loops on the other. It has 39 clear vinyl pockets and 24 hook and loop closures. Cost: $19.99


What's Cooking Wednesday: Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Who doesn't love a good pasta dish? Pasta is comfort food. Pasta with bacon and a creamy sauce is naughty and divine. I found this recipe off of Cooking Classy with a Sprinkle of Fancy and knew it would be a favorite. We had this for dinner last night and I am counting down the hours until 11:00 when I can have leftovers. 11:00 is a perfectly acceptable lunch time when it is something you cannot wait to eat. Here is the recipe.

Read on for a few little hints that made this easy. Super easy. I cooked this with a sick toddler at my feet. Heating already cooked bacon would be the easiest, but next easiest is cooking your bacon in the oven. Follow this link to find out how to do that. Or maybe that is a known way to cook bacon? It's fairly new to me and it cooked the bacon to perfection while the pasta boiled and asparagus steamed. I bet the homemade alfredo is tasty, but my store bought jar of alfredo did the trick and saved me time and thinking. I always bake my chicken in the oven ahead of time and then chop and sauté it with garlic when I'm ready to use it. Warning: this recipe does use lots of pans- one for the asparagus, pasta, chicken and then the cookie sheet for the bacon, but it is so worth it. Cook it on a night your not on dish duty! Or maybe you have a husband like mine who has declared the dishes his job since the day we were married. I'll save that mushy stuff for Marriage Monday. Anyways, I simply drained my pasta, added my jar of alfredo and some fresh shredded parmesan cheese and gently mixed in my bacon, chicken and asparagus.

Delish! Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did. Comment on this post and let me know what you think of it. I promise I'm not exaggerating how good it is! Is it 11:00 yet?!

Picture courtesy of Cooking Classy. 


Marriage Mondays

Okay ladies, I am back in "business". I took a few week hiatus while I moved, but am ready to blog again. Not only am I back, but I am going to start a new series called "Marriage Mondays." I realize my blog is Motherhood in the Major Leagues and is about Motherhood, but I could not be a mother without my wonderful husband nor could I be the mother I strive to be without his support and encouragement, so I feel it is just as important if not more important to strengthen that relationship. Every Monday I will be posting an article, idea, activity with the purpose of nurturing that relationship.  This is something that has been on my mind for some time now.

Let me start this series by introducing you to my babies' daddy without getting to mushy. Or maybe mushy is okay for Marriage Mondays? I don't know how I feel about it... Taylor and I met in July of 2009, were engaged in September 2009 and married December 2009. I knew I was going to marry him the moment we met. In fact I may have made a wish on a dandelion during that first date. The next day we were both saying we were crazy, but were talking about marriage and both knew it was right. Taylor is "tailor made" for me. We love watching documentaries and the Bachelor together. Our favorite series right now is Blacklist and we enjoy laughing together as we watch reruns of The Office. Our favorite pass time also includes reading funny product reviews. A perfect date would include sushi, although we love Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse. This man of mine works so hard for our family and is the most selfless person I know. I am so blessed and I am so excited for this series to give me a little push to do more for him. Sometimes and I hope you can relate, but it is so easy as a mother to put the kids needs first and push the hubs to the back burner. So here is to Marriage Mondays! Be sure to check in next week!