Cheat night for us, meal prep for the babe.

Friday nights are always a cheat meal night. My man and I brainstorm all day thinking of the perfect cheat meal for dinner. Tonight we came up with Anthony Coal Fired Pizza acfp.com We got 2 small pies 1 with long hots and 1 with pepperoni and an order of their famous wings! Cheat night also frees up a night of cooking so I can prep for our son. Tonight I made him Scrambled Eggs with Broccoli and Chicken with Butternut Squash. Go to my Baby Recipe page for more info!

Dollar Store Shopping List

Anywhere I can trim my budget and save I do it. dollartree.com has become my favorite store. I put together a list of some items that I always get. Hope this helps you save like it does for me.

Greeting cards for all occasions, gift bags, tissue paper, picture frames

Smart phone cases and screen protectors

Dish soap, hand soap, fabuloso, shower cleaner, dust cloths, fabric softener, glass cleaner, toilet paper

Body wash, poof, Irish spring bar soap, oatmeal body cream, toothpaste, flossers, toothbrushes, hair ties

Tupperware, seasoning, BBQ sauce, sugar, white flour, vegetable oil, snack bags, sandwich bags, gallon bags

And much more!

Tea time

691920-mainWhenever I’m feeling under the weather or I’m trying to prevent catching a cold, I have my go to tea recipe that is rich in vitamin c and antioxidants. I boil green tea bags with chopped up fresh ingredients to make the perfect remedy to soothe or prevent a cold. Give it a try!

2 green tea bags (I use Green Tea Kombucha by Yogi)

1 garlic clove

1/2 of a lemon

an inch of fresh ginger

water

Boil all ingredients for about 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.

Cold relief for the little one

Jameson got sick over the holiday weekend and couldn’t shake this runny nose. He was sneezing, coughing and super congested with no fever and eating and drinking normal. I was advised by my pediatrician to use saline and 1/4tsp of Benedryl every 6 hours. However I had noticed the benedryl was only stabilizing his symptoms but not getting rid of them so I chose to do a little research and found this.  Hyland’s Baby Mucus and Cold Relief. This is Day 2 and I’ve seen a significant change. I’m going to continue giving him his recommended dose for his age which is 1/2tsp every 4 hours for the rest of the week. I highly recommend this product for your little one. I got my mine at Walgreens.

Our son’s Christening ✝️

img_1423This past Sunday was our son’s Christening. We had a private ceremony in the St. Gerard Chapel at St Lucy’s Church in Newark, NJ which is one of the prettiest churches I’ve ever been to. We had our simple flower arrangements of babys’ breath and blue tinted mason jars and the red velvet buttercream cake delivered from Shoprite. Heller Heller Liquor Store in Nutley, NJ delivered 2 cases of Freixenet Brut to our reception as well. We had the reception at Cucina 355 in Nutley, NJ. The food and service is amazing and I highly recommend them. They never disappoint.

Totally waisted!

Before I had my son I would get restless legs at work. I stand on my feet all day and this waist trainer helps keep me aligned and free of leg pains. Also it can help shrink your waist to give you that perfect hourglass figure if combined with working out and eating clean. I had a c-section when I had Jameson and couldn’t wait to put this baby on and shrink away! You can get yours at annchery.com.co

Sushi!

img_1406Shoprite has the best on the go sushi counter. I love this Spicy Crab with Shrimp Summer Roll. It’s light and served with spicy mayo, soy, wasabi and ginger. Spicy mayo is my fav! It’s wrapped in lettuce and soy paper.