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National ASL Day - Communicating with my Baby

It's been a long 15 months. Our son was born when I was 27 weeks into my pregnancy. Still not walking and just a few words and sounds. We've been doing ASL since he came home. And now, 15 months later he's finally starting to communicate. I can't imagine what it would be like if everyone around you didn't understand what you were trying to say!

I've always been interested in learning ASL and actually look a few classes and have read books to see if I can learn more but I wasn't practicing as much. After the baby was born i started watching more videos and practicing with him. So we both learn together, it's amazing to see him trying to communicate. The ASL community loves to see others try to communicate and learn ASL.

If you are interested in learning more or just want to celebrate National ASL Day here are 10 things from the ASLday.org website... (although there hasn't been an update on that website, we will still "celebrate")


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Easter on a Budget - Clearance Junkie

I hardly buy anything retail. i don't use as many coupons as I use to, but I still save money. How? I shop in the clearance section. There's a grocery store in around Round Rock that I have yet to visit, but it's pretty much all clearanced items! I would be in heaven!

Now we are a family of 6 and I've been approached from family and friends how I spend so little on groceries each week. Well, this is exactly how, I check the clearance section, I menu plan and I look  at the price per ounce!

What about holidays! Well, I shop year round and I actually just bought the baby his birthday gift and I spent less than $5! I also snagged some personalized Christmas gifts for $.70 at Target!

Easter just past and I spend around $5 combined for everyone's Easter baskets! Check out this video to see what I have bought on clearance and this video to see the end result!

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Blooming in the Spring! #RGVMB

I don't know of anyone who doesn't love the Spring! It's our first Spring in Austin and it has been amazing! Since a lot of things "died" during the multiple freezes and snowfalls that we had this past winter I just love how mother nature just awakens them back to "life!" Our favorite thing to see here in Austin has been the BLUEBONNETS! I love Bluebonnets and they are one of my favorite blooms because they remind me of my grandmother. When we were young she was our go-to babysitter and like any child, we loved going to grandmas house, especially in the spring. She says she never planted them, but I think she lied cus she knew how much I loved them, but they would pop up every spring. I thought they looked like little easter bunnies. My elementary school also had some wild ones and I would get so upset when kids would stomp on them! We don't see many bluebonnets back down in the RGV anymore! It's not illegal to pick them but consider this... if …

10 Things That Make Me Happy

A clean Kitchen When my children laughBeing preparedExercisingQuite drives in the country sideChocolateSpringFresh Vegetable at the Farmers MarketSaving MoneyMy Family! We have had lots of scary things happen in Austin recently and we were at the library today and just thought I would share some things that make me happy and as an idea for all of us to remember what makes us happy and not be to preoccupied with all the bad that surrounds us. 

My Top 5 Podcasts That Keep Me Sane!

So... almost every weekend I enjoy a nice long shower! Thanks baby (my husband)! But I don't know why, I don't like for it to be quiet. If I'm in a good mood, I just listen to Spotify, but if it's been a hard week and I need some encouragement or inspiration these are my go-to podcasts! If I've had more than two doctor appointments for the baby; If I had to go to a meeting; If the kids rooms are a mess; When I remember I have to pay bills that week; If I hadn't got to take a shower during the week; Or on a long car ride, That's when I listen to my Podcasts, which is more than the later. 

Here are my top 5 Podcasts That Keep Me Sane!


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DIY Valentine's Day Friendship Box *UPCYCLED*

We just got the letter.... "Please bring Valentines for the whole class!" Right away Annaleah, who's 5 years old, remembered when she painted a box last year and she right away asked to see the video she made!

Everyone has a cardboardyoutube video!
box laying around somewhere. I've been doing fly lady, so I didn't have many options, but we decided to use pickle jar this year!! Yes, a pickle jar; don't worry it doesn't smell, and it's plastic. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see the finished product. But first, click and watch Annaleah's first




When we got the letter last year at the beginning of February she was just as excited and I didn't know, but she had already picked out the box that she wanted to use and it became the perfect box as you saw. It was a GoGo Squeeze box!


So go, run and buy a box... Snack time and Friendship Box, DONE! Then gather your supplies and your son/daughter and have fun making your Friendship box! If you mak…

In a Rut | Meal Idea + Recipe

We all have those nights... The kids had a sports activity or practice after school. You had to go to the post office and then someone has to go potty after you just walked out the door. Kids!! Right?! lol So you finally get home and it's almost 8pm! Your husband has been home for an hour and has the gull to ask, did you bring home dinner. Which would have been a great idea, but the violin payment is due this week, so, "No! I didn't bring home dinner sweeite."

 "But there's leftovers" I say, but it's not met with as much enthusiasm as you would have hoped. Several times a year we buy Chicken BBQ plates from church or school and I throw in rice and tomatoes or make them into a BBQ chicken sandwich and we have a quick and easy meal, about 20 minutes top. The kids can even help you take the chicken off the bone.

So here's a video you can see of one of my easy leftover chicken recipe i did a few years ago.

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