Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Magic That Is My Diaper Bag!

So in the almost seven weeks my Little Man has been on this earth (outside the womb that is) I've crammed quite a bit of stuff into our diaper bag, all of which is a MUST have naturally. It's the Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote from Thirty-One and it's fantastic!

In my bag is the following:

  • Sleeveless romper
  • Short sleeve onesie
  • Long sleeve onesie
  • Sweat pants
  • Jeans
  • Pjs
  • Burp cloths
  • Nursing cover
  • Bib
  • Changing pad
  • Emergency kit
  • Little Remedies pack
  • Wipes
  • 4 BumGenius cloth diapers
  • Mommy hook
  • Daily planner
  • BumGenius wet bag
  • Boogie wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Two rattles
  • Wubba binky
  • Wash clothes
  • CJ Butter Stick
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby Banana® Bendable Teething Toothbrush

Above is everything I can fit into my diaper bag plus I recently discovered I can get my ErgoBaby Performance carrier into my bag to! You really can't beat that! Plus the striped bag in the front (Pocket-A-Tote also from Thirty-One) is perfect for all my Mommy needs. It holds my sun glasses, wallet, aspirin and anything else I think I may need to throw in it while I'm out.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

One Month At A Time - Nathaniel Gregory

One Month Old

Baby's Weight: 
10lb 9oz (56%)

Baby's Height: 
1' 10.8" (89%)

What size of clothing does baby wear?
3 month

Out grew newborn diapers & clothes. Gained 2+ pounds! Mommy & Me made it to one month of exclusively breast feeding! Going through first mental leap!

Special outings baby had during the month:
Had his first mini vacation for Memorial Day to our in-law's lake house!

What are your thoughts about the past month?
Being a parent isn't easy but it's definitely amazing!

What was baby's routine?
No real set routine but we are starting to get a rhythm of: diaper change, nurse,  nap or if he doesn't fall asleep we'll try tummy time, swing

Reflect about the highlights of the month:
Umbilical cord fell off so we could start cloth diapering, we out grew our newborn diapers and are in our BumGenius 4.0 pocket diapers. We're really starting to enjoy bath time and our swing but still dislike getting our diaper changed. Loves baby wearing! Currently going through his first mental leap (Check out The Wonder Weeks app its nice for helping you know when they're coming!) it has been mostly smooth but yesterday was rough.

Big Changes?
Nathan is getting even better at holding his head up and is really starting to like bath time! We had to adjust his car seat to accommodate the growing boy!

Nathan's favorites:
He loves his Wubba, binkies & tummy time!

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's official, I'm a Mommy!

It's official after 38 weeks of pregnancy our Little Man had decided he'd been baking enough and wanted to make his move into the world! Monday, April 20th at 3:57 P.M. after 64 hours of "signs of labor" and 21 hours of actual labor Nathaniel decided to grace us with his presence. 

Labor was no cake walk by all means but I'll get into that in another post though. It's crazy to see how much my life has changed since having him. We knew it would, I mean how could it not?! There are days I want to scream and pull my hair out I'm not gonna lie, but the joy of having a little person you know is created out of so much love and looks as cute as he does (I may be a bit bias.. LOL) makes up for the late nights and screaming/crying cause you don't get what he wants right away and that's his only way to tell you. 

Eleanor at first was weary of Nathan but now at four weeks old she watches him like a hawk and if he cries comes running to make sure he's okay.

We've chosen to cloth diaper him and my game plan is to breastfeed him till he's at least a year old. The older he gets the more adorable he gets I swear! I also think he is starting to look more and more like his Daddy which isn't a bad thing at all! Everyone else says he look's like me but either or he's adorable.

I only have 8 weeks of leave to spend with him and while some moments 8 weeks seems like a very long time but more often it's makes me kind of sad to go back to work and miss out on any moment or development he does. It's a learning curve but it's is definitely a blast!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cheese & Chocolate Fondue - My Valentine's Day

Kind of dropped off the face of the Earth but life has kind of gotten in the way LOL. Between work, rearranging the house for our little man's arrival and prepping his nursery I just haven't had time to really sit down and blog. Nski Beauty has taken a serious hit I haven't recorded or blogged in two months! WHOOPS! 

This week I've reached 28 weeks in my pregnancy and can definitely vouch for the third trimester tiredness and don't even get me started on the heartburn! I swear if we have a bald baby I'll be pissed! HAHA! 

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and this year we decided to relax and stay in and do cheese & chocolate fondue. I just don't understand going on on Valentine's Day to a restaurant to spend hours waiting to be seated to spend extra on a meal because it's a special "v-day menu" when it's more than likely something that is already on the menu... I mean don't get me wrong we've done it many years but at 28 weeks I don't have patience to wait to eat or for large crowds.

For this year's Valentine's Day I asked Gregory for some cloth diapers for our little man (Yes, I will be cloth diapering our son. I'll have to put a post together with all that awesomeness at some point.) which he bought for me but because he's the man he is he still felt it was necessary to get me something special so I suggested a pair of heels I'd been eyeballing on Lola Shoetique's website (Eva in black) that I could totally rock with multiple outfits that are work & casual friendly so it was a win-win. So he ordered those for me and they're due to arrive Thursday (super excited!) However, that wasn't the best part of my Valentine's Day, I woke up Saturday morning to a spotless kitchen, my husband cleaning the house and to add the icing on the cake he tackled a HUGE portion of getting Baby Blob's room prepped. To say I was a happy woman doesn't even cover it. Gosh, I love that man!

Chocolate Fondue

  • 12 ounces of milk chocolate (chips or roughly chopped if from a block)
  • 4 ounces of heavy cream
  • A pinch of salt
  • Dippables such as strawberries, banana pieces cut into 1-inch chunks, pound cake, marshmallows, brownies, etc.

  1. Warm the cream over moderate heat until tiny bubbles show and begins to lightly and slowly boil. Add the chocolate and whisk until smooth and full incorporated.
  2. Immediately transfer to a fondue pot heated at low or with a low flame, or serve straight from the pot. (Unless you started in your fondue container.)
  3. Arrange the dippables on a platter or plates around the chocolate pot. Use a fondue fork, bamboo skewer, seafood fork, or salad fork to dip the fruit pieces and other dippables into the hot melted cream chocolate mixture. Eat immediately.
*If the fondue begins to feel a little stiff, add a tablespoon of heavy cream and stir. It will help it go a little longer. Eventually, it will cook down though and you may need to start a new pot.*

Melting Pot Copy Kat Cheese Fondue


  • 1/2 cup Coors Light beer (or what ever beer you have LOL)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (we use only 1 teaspoon of garlic otherwise it's to much for Mr. Gregory.)
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 ounces medium-sharp cheddar cheese (We always just use the full 8 oz. bag of shredded cheese - hey I'm a cheese-a-holic!)
  • 2 ounces Emmentaler Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

If you are using an electric fondue pot, turn it on to medium; otherwise use a double boiler to heat up this mixture. Place beer, garlic, dry mustard, and Worcestershire in the pot and combine well. Shred or cube the cheeses and toss with flour, coating the cheese well. (The flour will help thicken the sauce.) When the beer mixture is warm, add one-third of the cheese and whisk very well. Once the cheese has been incorporated well, add half of the remaining cheese and whisk in very well. Add the remaining cheese and whisk until nice and smooth.

And for good measure my 28 week baby bump! This little man has been SUPER active and got his first case of hiccups. Which was super amusing to me cause I finally understood what my girlfriends were saying when they asked if he's had hiccups yet. Blob has also started pushing on my stomach making my stomach contort in all types of strange angles. It kind of freaks Gregory out and just amuses me now, however the first time he did it it really freaked me out HAHA!

Well that's it for now! Hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day whether it was with your significant other, best friend or you rocked the single life!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stuffed Peppers - As Told By My Husband

So the other night I asked my husband to make stuffed peppers cause I had been craving them and we hadn't had them in SOOO long. Naturally cause I'm spoiled he obliged. = ] Because it had been so long though he couldn't remember the recipe he made the last time he made them so he went hunting and then adjusted to his preferences. I asked him to write it up for me so I could share it to the blog so we'd have it for future reference and naturally he had to add a smart ass spin on it. So please enjoy our stuffed peppers recipe as told by my husband (and his hair brained wife who turned the oven off instead of the timer during cooking time LOL)

  • 1lb. Ground beef
  • 4 peppers
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/4 large white onion ( more or less depending preference
  • 1 teaspoon garlic ( 1 clove fresh either or)
  • Salt , pepper , oregano
  • Cheese grated , mozzarella or mix of choice.
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 cans sauce


  1. Cut tops off peppers, cut off enough of the tops to  make 1/2 cup for mixture.
  2. Clean out insides
  3. Place peppers in large pot and cover with water.
  4. Pull out peppers bring water to boil, then put peppers back in for 3-7 minutes depending on preference. (longer boil peppers will be softer)
  5. Pull out peppers rinse in cold water and place to the side to drain and dry.

  1. Cook one cup of rice per instructions on box.
  2. Make sure to put rice in separate bowl immediately or it will stick to pot.
  1. Brown the 1lb. Of meat and season the Fuck out of it (or to taste)
  2. Drain grease and put meat in bowl with rice.
  3. Salt and pepper the fuck out of that as you mix it together.
Onion and pepper:

  1. Finely chop (or to consistency of your liking) the onion and the pepper tops.
  2. Sauté the two in a pan with cooking oil of choice until soft, not burnt
Stuffing the peppers:
  1. Add the drained petite diced tomatoes to the meat and rice.check seasoning
  2. Add onions and peppers and check flavor ... Add more salt..
  3. Mix for a bit.
  4. Add 1/2 to 1 full can of Tomato sauce. (Depends how much you like tomato sauce?) Mix well.
  5. Remember those Peppers get those standing nicely in a glass baking tray? If they don't stand cut a little off the bottom. To stand.
  6. Stuff those babies until they are full, or until you run out of meat.
  7. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over...Oh you used it all, we'll good thing I said TWO CANS!!
  8. Pour the tomato sauce over the peppers and get that oven preheating to 350!
  1. Cover those babies tight with tin foil, 10 minutes at 350.
  2. Take off the tin foil and go another 15minutes. (Unless your wife turns off the oven then go 20 minutes.)
  3. In the last 3 minutes pour on some shredded cheese, don't get stingy really load up.
  4. When you got all that cheese melted up real nice. Pull me out and serve!