Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crock-Pot Pot Roast {Recipe}


Since we received our crock-pot as a wedding gift, I figured it was time I start trying more recipes other than queso for parties.  When thinking of recipes to make in the crock-pot, Matt requested that we make a pot roast.  I've only made a pot roast in the oven so, I was a little hesitant just because I didn't know how it would turn out.  Turns out.... it was pretty darn good!  So, enough of my rambling here's the recipe that I put together from a couple different pot roast recipes.



Ingredients

2 lb Pot Roast
3 small Potatoes - peeled & diced
1/2 an Onion - diced
8 oz. Baby Carrots
2 Cups of Chicken Broth
1 Cup Water
1 Packet Brown Gravy Mix
Salt & Pepper - to your desire

One - Trim the fat from the roast, peel & dice the potatoes & dice the onion.

Two - Place the Roast in the Crock-Pot along with all of the ingredients.  Mix together as best you can.

Three - Place your crock-pot on low & cook for 6 - 8 hours.



I can say that after cooking this recipe & testing a couple others, I am hooked on crock-pot recipes!  I hope you enjoy this one!!

What are your favorite Crock-Pot recipes?


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baby Yancey - 29 Week Bumpdate!



How far along:  29 weeks

Baby Size:  Baby boy is the size of an Acorn or Spaghetti Squash.  Weighing in between 2.5 - 3.8 lbs & is 15.2 - 16.7 in. long!

Weight Gain:  Up 3 more pounds for a total of 18

Maternity Clothes:  Yep!

Stretch Marks/Swelling:  No new stretch marks & no swelling, thankfully!

Sleep:  Ugh... I won't go into details but, it's been pretty terrible this week

Food Cravings or Aversions:  Umm... Chicken & Waffles & Pecan Pie.  I know, I'm super healthy!

Gender:  BOY!

Movement:  Tons of movement!  I'm pretty sure that Jack knew Sunday was my birthday because all night Saturday night he was having a dance party in there!!  I'm telling y'all, I'm scared for what this means for us when he's here... I think we're going to have a boy on the move!!

Symptoms:  Still lots of back pain & some hip pain.  I can't hardly sit without having to have a pillow to support me.

Labor Signs:  Thankfully no

Belly button in or out:  In

Wedding rings on or off:  Engagement ring on

Mood:  Mostly happy - tired of hurting though & just want sleep.

Nursery:  A little progress is being made.  I did get two loads of laundry done this last weekend that Jack's cousins passed down to him!  That was fun!

What I miss:  Honestly, just my back not hurting.  If it wasn't for this I would really feel great!

Best moment this week:  Celebrating my birthday!  It truly was one of the best birthdays!

What I'm looking forward to:  Our 3D/4D Ultrasound this Saturday morning!  My Dad & Matt's parents are getting to go with us which I think is super special.  The thought of being able to see our little boy & have some sort of idea of what he's going to look like just fills my heart with so much joy!  I'm certainly anxious for Saturday morning to get here!

Other Notables:

+ I think it's safe to say that we have found our pediatrician!  I am so thankful to have this major item checked off the list!  {If you're looking for a pediatrician don't be afraid to interview multiple ones - it's who you have to deal with at all the DR appts & who's going to be caring for your baby so, don't settle!!}

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Christmas Wish List!


I can't believe it's that time of year already but, it is... and it's the most wonderful time of the year!  Typically, I like to be the one giving the gifts to family & friends but, have to admit it's still fun getting a little something for Christmas too.  So, I'm sharing my Christmas wish list with y'all today & maybe it will be a little help for those requesting gift ideas for me.

We've had our DSLR camera for about a year or so now & it's time for a new camera strap!  Matt uses the camera some too so, I don't want it to be too girly but, I'm loving these Aztec camera straps from Phat Straps on Etsy.  Even better that this shop is based right here in Ft. Worth - shop small, shop local!

With Jack due to arrive just 4 weeks after Christmas, I would love a jewelry piece representative of my soon-to-be new title.  Both of these rings are from James Avery & while I love the Mother's Love ring, I also love the idea of having Jack's initials engraved on the top of the Twisted Wire ring.

I have a pair of riding boots that I love dearly but, after two years of wearing them like I have no other pair of shoes, it's about time to replace them/add to the collection before they completely wear out.  Pink Lou Lou shared these on Instagram one day from Red Dress Boutique & I fell in love with them!  So, they're on the list & here's to hoping they're under the Christmas tree!!

I just received a fleece pajama set from Matt for my birthday but, they are so soft & comfortable that I want more!  If I could wear them to work, I would!  Somehow I don't think that would go over too well.  Darn!

A few other ideas would be a pre-natal massage & gift cards to Bath & Body Works &Victoria's Secret.  Love gift cards... even though I dislike giving them!

I'm excited to see what's on everyone else's Christmas wish list & linking up with April, Elise, Katie & Zelle!

What's on your Christmas wish list?


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