Wednesday, September 27, 2017

applesauce puffs

This week I decided to try out a new recipe with some applesauce that I needed to use up.
And these Applesauce Puffs were born!
(I actually just found the recipe on Pinterest)
But guys, they are totally yummy.
And covered in Cinnamon Sugar so you can't go wrong.
The original recipe I used was found here: BakingWithMom

  • 2 c biscuit mix
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c applesauce (I used natural)
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T oil

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


1. Mix biscuit mix, sugar and cinnamon
2. Mix in applesauce, milk, egg and oil
3. Stir well
4. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full
5. Bake @375 for 15 minutes
6. Remove immediately from pan and roll in melted butter
7. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and roll muffin with melted butter on it in mixture
8. Let cool and serve

Friday, September 22, 2017


Last month we went on an anniversary/babymoon trip as one last little hurrah.
Derek and I have never done a big trip like this, just the two of us, so it was fun to plan and adventure and experience these new things together.
We flew to San Diego for 4 days and stayed in a hotel on La Jolla beach for one of the nights.
It was pretty cloudy most of the time, but who doesn't love the beach in any weather?
It actually made it the perfect weather to see the sea lions wrestling and frolicking in the waves.
And we still got in the water and tried jumping the waves.
Until one completely took me out and I had to call it quits.
We went to SeaWorld, which was the most magical place I have ever been to.
And ate SO much delicious food while we were there.
Derek wanted to make it a food-cation and I think we definitely accomplished that!
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

pregnancy update

It's been a hot minute since I've updated the internet on my pregnancy.
I'm 34 weeks now and baby and I have an understanding that he'll come early; so really, I'm in the home stretch.
SO what's new with growing a baby?

A couple of weeks ago we went to California for our anniversary/babymoon and it was the best!
We were planning on spending one whole day in SeaWorld and I was a bit worried about being exhausted, being in the bathroom the whole time, being in pain, having ankles the size of Alaska, overheating, etc. etc.
But did I ever doubt the power of Seaworld?
That place is absolutely magical!
And I haven't felt better in my whole pregnancy as I did there, running around and dragging Derek to every show and attraction.

We bought a car seat!
Still have no idea how to put it in the car or how to put a baby in it but....we own one!
So we can at least bring baby home.
Now to YouTube how to work the dang thing.

We also bought me a mom car.
Yup, a 3-rower.
It's weird, multiple times a week I accidentally drive to the soccer field with a bag of sliced oranges in the back seat.
I can't explain it.

I've also started packing the hospital bag (since we are in the home stretch and everything).
But find myself only packing baby socks.
How can I resist though?
They're just so tiny and cute!

I've started feeling sick like in the beginning and it's really getting old!!
It takes me like 30 minutes to decide what I'm willing to eat.
Then I lose it to the toilet.
And have to take another 30 minutes trying to decide what to eat AGAIN.
It's a vicious cycle.

I think Derek is ready to get his half of the bed back.
Between all of my pillows, my growing belly, and Bruce...we have kinda kicked him to the edge.
But hey, I'm 2 people.
And 2 people get 2/3 of the bed right?