Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cute DIY Magnets

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


The winner of a cute pair of flip flips is Laura! congrats, i will get you in touch with Liz!!!! yay!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Give-a-Way!

It is time to kick off the summer right with a FLIP FLOP give-a-way!! My sweet friend Elizabeth is a fellow crafter and sewer! She sent me these darling Baylor Flip Flops! i love them!!! She has offered to send a pair to one of my readers for a fun give-a-way! Head on over to her facebook page: Izzy B Ceations and check out her cute items! Thanks Elizabeth, I just love my flip flops and i know one of my readers will love them too!!!

To Enter:

-Like her facebook page: Izzy B Creations

-come back HERE and leave a comment!

Happy Memorial Day! So thankful for the men, women, and families and all their sacrifices for our great USA!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


My sweet friend Erica makes and sells AMAZING jewelry! All your items are what I would call a "classic, in, must have" items!!! I am OBSESSED with her earring and necklaces!! Here I am tonight dressed WITH make-up and ALL for my 1st girls night since we moved out west! Sporting my cute cute Erica Earrings!! I just love the pink and turquoise!
I can NOT wait to get THESE in the mail!!
Erica's jewelry is so pretty and priced just right! I LOVE to give her items for gifts for my friends! If you would like to see and/or order some neat items from her, email her at to see more! Get ready to be obsessed!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A New Way to use the Passi Leash!

My Chunka is NOT big into his passi only at 3am but he is WAY in to toys he can chew on! I was tired of picking up the toy of the day when it fell out of his mouth! SO I busted out my passi leash stash and what do ya know it works AWESOME as leash for his toys!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Achooz, Thank YOU!

{picture via Achooz website}

The sweet moms over at Boogie Wipes sent me a pack of their Achooz to try and I L-O-V-E them! A few weeks ago I had a HORRIBLE cold and I was SO thrilled that I had this pack of Achooz waiting for my poor nose!!! These are AMAZING, the menthol sooths the nose and the saline softens it all up and leaves your nose protected from becoming raw! They smell so good I discovered that ONCE I could smell again. So, when you are under the weather send someone out to get you some Achooz, your nose will thank me later!! But stay well! xoxo
P.S- I am still waiting for the moms at Boogie Wipes to make me a shampoo that smells like their original sent, hint hint ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Who Needs Eggs?

We had some OLD banana's that were crying to me to make them into banana bread. I was set on NOT going to the store. What did I do? I asked facebook and the recipes came rolling in. I found a couple I liked and started to combine a few to use what I had at home. Once it was time for the eggs I realized we were OUT! SO I facebooked again and was told to use apple sauce and I DID. This Banana Bread is OH so good! Thanks friends for ALL your help! What would I do without FB? Banana Bread just Use What YOU Got!!
1 Single Serve Applesauce with Cinnamon= 2 Eggs

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Tools to Be....

The BEST Mom I can be!

{Picture via Barns and Noble}
*This devotion book is quick and to the point that hits home, to the heart 99.9% of the time. AND you can even buy the App!

{Picture via William Sonoma}

**I use her EVERY morning and night! I MUST have my KCup as I feed the children. I love to have my hot tea before bed and Tiny LOVES him some Jamesie Coffee when it is cold out!!

My Favorite Coffee:

-Caramel Vanilla Cream

My Favorite Tea:

-Sleepy Time Tea

-Mandarin Orange Spice

Jamesie Coffee Recipe:

-Sippy Cup

-2 Ice Cubes

-1/2 Cup of Milk

-Hot Coco

{picture via William Sonoma}

***I use my Slow Cooker 2 or 3 nights a week and it brings much joy to my home. Easy to use, clean, and always makes the house smell YUMMY

What is n the cooker as I type this????

Pulled Pork Recipe:

-2 pound pork tenderloin pre marinaded

-BBQ sauce

-Spaghetti Sauce

-Frozen chopped onion

-Minced garlic

-Old Bay

-Salt and Pepper

-Dash of Tabasco
Pull the pork and make sandwiches!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Leftover Pizza Lasagna

We had a bunch of leftover pizza from last night and I wanted to make a NEW meal out of it so I looked around and combined several recipes to make one.

Yocum Leftover Pizza Lasagna

-Leftover pizza
-Spaghetti Sauce
-Meats and/or veggies
-Whipped Cream Cheese
-Cheddar Cheese
-Parmesan Cheese

Pre heat over to 350.
1. Spread some spaghetti sauce on the bottom of Pyrex
2. Lay pizza face up on top
3. Add: Sauce, ricotta, whipped cream cheese, meat or veggies
4. Place pizza face down
5. Add: Sauce, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese
6. Cover and bake at 350 for 40min
7. Uncover and bake for 10min
8. Let cool and serve!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Bizzy Bib

{image via handcraftmenagerie}

Chunk is the typical 2nd child, very laid back and independent! He has always liked holding his own bottle and with a 2 yr old running around I like having my hand free sometimes. I have been looking for a baby bottle holder and I found one that I thought was cute and made by a fellow etsy crafter! Our Bizzy Bib came today and it is MORE amazing then I thought! Chunk thinks it is WAY fun and it has been a HUGE help!!! This darling item is $25 plus shipping and you can use it in many different positions.
Here are the two ways we have used it so far!!

I look forward to using this Bizzy Bib often! Thank you Samantha at Handcraftmenagerie for being such creative momma!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Outside Fun

We had our "Midland" BFFL over today for a play date! The weather WAS amazing, nice, sunny, and 70 for ummmm 30min, THEN the cold front blew in!!! We have had cabin fever so I thought WE NEEDED on outdoor play date. Tiny has been begging for C to come over to paint since CHRISTMAS DAY. Today WAS the date for out paint and sidewalk chalk play date!!!
I WAS going to bake some brownies for us BUT with Tiny Bit More I did not have time so I PRE made some fun ice cream with chocolate and sprinkles!!! The boys and moms LOVED it the mom's cup was such a tease...just ONE scoop!!!!

Here are pictures of my EASY, use what you have, outdoor play date!!!
The Snack: I made this before the play date and just froze them!
YUM Sprinkles

Plastic Wrap them and stick them in the freezer until you need them

The drink and Mom table the play date went past 5pm :)

The Set Up: I just brought the toys outside (I did NOT buy anything, used what we had)


We had a BLAST outside UNTIL the cold front blew in. SO we moved inside to the train table!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

You've Got Mail

It is class Valentine time!! This year I decided I needed to keep it simple and wanted Tiny to be able to help me. SO, we hit the Target dollar isle and Valentine section. Then I placed an order with my MOST favorite "custom party decor" Ciao Bambino.
We are all set to get our Valentines on!!!

Here is what you need:

-Tin Mail box from Target
-Sticker Gift Tag from Ciao Bambino
-Pen to write friend's name
-Stickers to decorate
-Ribbon for the bow
-Goodies for inside the mail box


A daring "You've got mail" Valentine FULL of Tiny's MOST favorite goodies (yes, I let him pick the 3 items inside, sorry girls!)

Friday, February 4, 2011

BreakFAST Casserole

Have i told yall lately how much I heart Facebook? It is my new WebMD and Food network, it is full of information!! My sweet Baylor friend/roomie posted a Breakfast Casserole on FB and I love me some bfast casserole. I do get frustrated because most of the recipes I have you have to make it the night before. NOT THIS ONE! YIPPPEEE! I don't function well before 10am so I am making it for lunch today! I changed a few steps and items to use what we had! Here we go!

Pern's BreakFAST Casserole Yocum Style:
1. Crescent rolls (1 tube) lay flat on bottom of square glass pan like a pie crust (Spray with non stick spray 1st)
2. Brown
-1 pound sausage
- 1/3 of the bag of frozen chopped onion
-Add Salt, Pepper, and Oh! So Garlic (more on this yumminess next week)
3. In a Large bowl mix
-2 eggs
-2 cups of thawed hash browns
-salt and pepper
-browned sausage mixture
4. Pour on top of crescent rolls in the pan
5. Top with
-6 slices of cheese

6. Top with

-Crescent Rolls (1 tube)

7. Bake at 350 till the egg isn't runny looking (30 minutes)

8. Eat and ENJOY!

Carrie's recipe she posted: Crescent rolls (4) lay flat on bottom of square glass pan like a pie crust, brown sausage with chopped onion and mix with 2 eggs and 1.5-2 cups shredded cheese. (I put hash browns in it too). Add pepper and salt however you like and pour on top of crescent rolls in the pan. Then put the remaining four rolls on top stretched out. Bake at 350 till the egg isn't runny looking (about 20-30 minutes)

This recipe is FOR SURE a keeper! It is AMAZING!!!

Let me know if you tried it!! It is a new fav! xoxo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Good Ole Frozen Grape

Tiny LOVES frozen peas, yes frozen. STRAIGHT-OUT-OF-THE-BAG-IN-HIS-MOUTH FROZEN! Tiny also loves grapes so I was thinking he would like them frozen but the grapes were NOT bite size so I decided to cut them up THEN freeze them!! HUGE HIT, Tiny and I BOTH love them!!!!! It is our new favorite treat and great to do with grapes when it is almost time to throw them out.
Don't forget to label the ziplock with the date!

Monday, January 31, 2011

LAST Day for the Give-a-Way!

and the winner is KATIE!!!!

TODAY is the LAST day to enter our WELCOME BACK Give-A-Way! You may leave a comment on this post for yet ANOTHER entry! For a FAST entry just "like" My Mommie's Favorite Finds, Facebook page. OR you can follow the directions from THE give-a-way post! Enter to have a chance to win $50 to our sister site Tiny Bit More! Here are some cute TBM items!