Monday, October 31, 2016

CJ's 4th Birthday Party {Recap}

Yesterday our sweet guy turned 4 and we had the chance to celebrate with family and friends. While I would love to just share all the details, Momma is tired so I'm going to recap his party for keepsake purposes as this blog has taken over as Connor's baby book (which probably has 3 inches of dust in a storage container in the basement!) and call it a night. Here is our boy celebrating his 4th birthday.


As per the tradition Connor woke up to a room full of balloons. This is the 4th year we've done this and he know has a request on the color of his balloon. He wanted yellow to match his Pokemon theme. Connor asked for a Pokemon Go birthday and while I loved the idea of getting outside and having fun, I don't think parents would be okay with it. Not to mention October in Ohio can be awfully cold. So we settled on a Pokemon party. At the end of the day, he really just wanted cake and his friends so I think we did all right by him.




Our party was from 1-3 so we served light snacks along with pizza. It was perfect. The grown-ups did most of the eating as the little ones were too busy playing. I didn't get a photo but the church we used has an indoor play area. Similar to what you see at Chickfila but super sized. The kids ran for a good hour before settling down for cupcakes and presents.





Connor was showered with far too much, our living room is still covered with toys that we have yet to find a home for. When asked what he favorite part of his day was he replied "that I got to have a birthday". I love the simplicity of a little ones heart and mind.


Connor loved his party. He was showered with love, attention and far too many gifts. It's so hard to believe that Connor is 4. Time has gone by so fast and it's a bit tough to imagine him as anything but my baby boy. But as he is quick to remind me "I'm a big boy Momma". Insert tears and heartache.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy 4th Birthday, Connor!

Never pictured myself singing lullabies
Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night
In the quiet, in the dark
You’re stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy’s eyes
What a sweet surprise


And now I’m holdin’ what I never knew I always wanted
I couldn’t see; I was blind ’til my eyes were opened
I didn’t know there was a hole
Something missing in my soul
‘Til you filled it up, oh, with your love

Carrie Underwood "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted"


Dear Connor,

Today you are 4. Today marks the celebration of life you've brought into our world. You have been the very best part of Papa and my days. How could someone so little have such power?

Since day one I was certain that you would do big things. You have this presence that makes everyone happy. You are truly a walking, talking, touchable piece of pure joy. The biggest thing you've done so far is make your Momma realize she can be a mother. Before you, I was so unsure. But Connor J., you've made me one heck of a mom and I will never be able to thank you enough. 


You are smart. You are funny. You are a hugger. You have a heart of gold. You are loud. You are messy. You have the biggest smile. You are a toucher. You love life big. You leave bits of happiness everywhere you go. You have and will continue to make the world a better place. There is nothing that will never be too much for you to conquer. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for you as you get older and older. 


Papa and I couldn't love you more yet I knew we will. Today is your day so we shall celebrate just how you want: with a Pokemon party, chicken nuggets for lunch and meatballs for dinner. 

We love you Connor James. To Saturn and back,
Papa and Momma


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Give The Perfect Gift with Groupon Goods


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. #Groupon #AD

James's birthday was on Monday, Connor's is tomorrow and mine is Tuesday. It's safe to say that makes for an expensive end to October, right? Birthdays combined with the holidays beginning just weeks after my birthday and before we know it events between October and December really push our budget to the max. I'm already planning out how to save money when shopping this holiday with deals from Groupon Goods. I've been using Groupon for years and love the discounts and savings I can find on their site.  Why pay full price for an item when you can use Groupon to save you money on your holiday purchases?



Before you head to the department stores, considering looking online for the sales Groupon Goods has to offer. From your laptop or smartphone, deals are just a few clicks away. Grab your "to buy for" list and start shopping online through Groupon knowing you are saving money with each purchase on their site.

Gifts from places like Food Network Magazine, Eddie Bauer, Muk Luks, Burberry and more are listed on Groupon Goods. With prices slashed, it's the perfect place to shop for gifts from the comfort of your own home, all the while saving you money. Shopping from home in my pajamas? PERFECTION.

Have you shopped Groupon Coupons yet? Share with me your favorite Groupon deals in the comments below. I'd love to add them to my radar so I don't miss out. 



{On The Go} Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

I know we aren't the only ones with busy mornings. Since the start of the new school year and MOPS season mornings can be a bit hectic around here. 4 days a week CJ and I have to be out the door at 8:50 to arrive on time to both school and MOPS. This leaves me with very little time to spend in the kitchen. Lucky for me, Connor loves smoothies and is more than eager to enjoy a "chocolate smoothie" on days when we need up and out of the house early. What's even better is this tasty breakfast smoothie comes together in minutes allowing us to have breakfast on the go if need be.


The ingredients for this smoothie are simple and most I'm sure you have on hand. The great thing about making smoothies at home is that you can make them according to your taste. Not a huge fan of banana, use half instead of a whole. Looking for more protein? Up the amount of PB you use. It's really up to you how much to use but here is a basic recipe that results in a tasty (Connor approved) smoothie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Ingredients
1 pack of chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials (we use the no sugar added option)
1 tbsp. of peanut butter
1/2 cup of diced frozen bananas
1 cup of milk (we use vanilla almond milk)

Directions
Poor liquids into blender first. This is what our Oster Pro 1200 recommends. Add dry ingredients - Carnation mix, peanut butter and bananas. Our blender as a smoothie setting, which I use this one every time and each smoothie is smooth, banana chunk free.


Connor isn't the only one who loves chocolate in the AM. I often make a smoothie for myself and hit the road with it in hand. After school drop-off, I usually run any errands that I have that day so I can avoid having to take Connor with me. Doctor appointments are made during school time as well so an on the go breakfast is a must since it's a 35 minute drive from preschool to our doctor's office.


With busy mornings the norm, I try to make them as painless as possible. The evening before I gather anything we need for the next day and take it my car. With the car loaded all I have to worry about is my purse, Connor's book bag and of course the always one the go preschooler. I find if I plan our mornings out the evening before, I'm less stressed. I can grab our bags, my keys and my smoothie and get our days started with little to no fuss.


I mentioned that we use the Oster Pro 1200 Blender. If you are in the market for a blender and food processor look no further. THIS IS IT! The Oster Pro 1200 Plus Food Processor includes the following features and benefits:

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I am 100% confident with using a blended and creating recipes. It's the food processor I'm a bit stuck on. What do you use yours with? Give me some ideas. I would love to put it to use and try new recipes in the process. 

Happy Saturday, friends! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Celebrate Halloween! 30 Ideas to Make this Weekend Spooktacular!

Happy Friday, friends! Today I am going to share with you all things PUMPKIN and HALLOWEEN. With October coming to an end and Halloween just 3 days a way, I wanted to provide you with some last minute ideas to celebrate the holiday with this weekend. From recipes to decorations to home decor and so much more, I've put together a huge list {30!} of some of my favorite posts from myself and other bloggers that focus on all things Fall and fun.



Halloween for us means celebrating Connor on the 30th and taking him trick-or-treating the following evening. While I won't deny my love of all things pumpkin, I am more of a all things Fall kind of girl. I love the weather the season brings with it along with the anticipation of the holidays {Halloween and Thanksgiving}. We get to celebrate each of our birthdays {October 24 & 30 and November 1}. For us, Fall is truly a time to be with family and celebrate life.




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Q&A with James

When I learned that Liz and a handful of other bloggers were going to bring back The Guys Behind The Blog, I was really excited. One thing I want to start doing is sharing more about my marriage and my relationship with James. After all the title of my blog is WIFE Mommy Me so I'm eager to showcase my Mister a bit more. This is the first month of the new TGBTB series and I am eager to share with you a bit of Halloween Q&A with James. 



1.) What was your most favorite Halloween costume and why?

James: I am not sure this was my favorite, but most memorable. About 15-years ago I dressed up as a woman and delivered Halloween candy to all of my customers. Many of which did not recognize me at all. It was a blast to entertain everyone.

My two cents: I wish there were photos of this. Seeing my husband dressed as a women would be hilarious. Maybe I can convince him to do a do over. 

2.) Haunted Houses - love them or hate them?

James: I think it's ridiculous to pay money to be scared. Not a fan of haunted houses. Give me $5 and I will scare you, save you some time and money.

My two cents: I don' think he likes being scared but that's just me assuming. I don't see him being someone who likes being scared for fun. 

3.) What is your favorite scary movie of all time? 

I don’t have a favorite.  The one that has always freaked me out the most is Children of the Corn.  I still get creeped out driving on a dark road with cornfields around me.

My two cents: Scary movies are dumb. I never ever ever watch them. Also, we drive on a lot of dark roads and pass just as many cornfields goings to and from my parents. 

4.) If you had to attend a mandatory dress up Halloween party this year what would you go as? 

This year I would dress up as Romeo from PJ Masks. Connor would get a kick out of it my dressing up as a villain to match his Cat Boy Costume.

My two cents: Pictures will be up next week with our crew in costume. 

5.) Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not? 

I do not believe in Ghosts in the way they are portrayed on TV.  I believe there are spirits, good and bad among us.

My two cents: James was once invited to meet and speak with Theresa Caputo thanks to a friend, Selina, who reach out to the TLC star who wanted to help heal some friends who have lost someone close to them. James lost his Mom is 2011 and we miss her every day. In fact, Connor and her share the same birthday, October 30th and we named Connor in her honor (her name was Connie). You can see the episode he was a part of here on YouTube. It's around the 13:30 mark, he is the first one to hug her when she arrives to Selina's house. But after that experience, I think James believes in spirits more than others because of his interaction with Theresa


Getting a chance to ask James things I wouldn't have thought to ask him before is always fun. I love learning more and more about my husband the longer we are together so these questions help prompt that learning. I look forward to sharing more of my Mister with you in the upcoming months. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday V2

Happy Wednesday friends! It's time for What's Up Wednesday where I provide answers to prompts. I love this take on a currently style post. So what's been going on in Casa de Cox this month. 


What we are eating this week...
I shared on Monday some of our favorite "busy day" meals and a few of those are on this week's rotation as well. Along with that, we are still enjoying the Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake with Buttercream Icing from this weekend. The recipe for that can be found here. If I'm being honest, I could really benefit with less carbs and more veggies. 

What I'm reminiscing about...
How fast this year as came and gone. We are inching closer and closer to 2017 and I feel like we just rang in the 2016 New Year. Time truly does fly and my younger self didn't realize how much so. Because of that I've been really trying to disconnect from social media on the evenings and weekends and just soak in this phase of life with my guys. 

What I'm loving...
The cooler temps we are having. Finally it feels like Fall. Rain included. Rain and snow doesn't bother me. Humid, sweaty days piss me off on a deep deep level. I would take rain and snow over humidity. For those of you who've never experienced an Ohio summer this may sound all too extreme but when you've spent Summer after Summer "walking through soup" you come to hate the heat.

What we've been up to...

I made a point to slow down this month because last month was stupid busy and I have to say my efforts have been well worth it. We've hang out at home more, had more down time and it's been really refreshing. I've slept more this month than I have in the last 3 months and that's been nice. A rested Stephanie does the whole family good. 

What I'm dreading...
Thursday swim class. While Connor is doing awesome with the lessons, on Thursdays that's the only thing have to do and it's at 5:05PM. So while we get to spend all day at home or doing whatever, we have to stop, head to swim and then deal with rush hour traffic to get back home and start dinner and such. It's just not the best time for lessons but it's the only time the class is offered.

What I'm working on...
I am trying to blog ahead so that when C is out of school for the holidays I don't have to be on my laptop as much. We are doing some home projects too and that's been fun because it's the last pieces to complete rooms of the house. I shared a photo on Instagram of a Thankful craft that I completed along with some of my favorite IG photos and I couldn't be happier to have that project finished. I love the end results.

What I'm excited about... 
Connor's birthday on Sunday. He is at the age where where is totally aware of the preparations for his birthday and has been asking each day how many more more day till his special day. I am trying something new this year and I hope it goes over okay: I'm not having C open his presents during his party. We only have the venue for 3 hours and that includes set-up, the party and tear down. We plan to let him open his gifts at home afterwards. 

What I'm watching/reading...

I love the new show "American Housewife". I haven't laughed that hard at a TV show in a long time. I'm still obsessed with "This is Us". Reading wise I'm lovin' Colleen Hoover's "November 9". When I find a new author that I like, I usually read everything and all I can by them and this is the second novel of her's I've read in the last 3 months. I also have Jojo Moyes' new book "Paris for One" on request from the library.

What I'm listening to...

Connor and James are painting as I type this and as usual Connor is bossing James around. He just asked Papa to paint something particular and is now critiquing his work. He is totally an only child and full of sass and bossiness.

What I'm wearing...
Layers finally!! We now are officially living with Fall weather and with highs in the mid-60's I can finally wear layers -- boots, scarves and jackets -- without sweating. We had family photos on Saturday and it was nice and chilly so I didn't have to worry about being a hot sweaty mess in photos.

What I'm doing this weekend...
Friday I need to do some birthday party prep and run some errands while C is in school. Saturday we are babysitting Macie for the day and then Saturday it's birthday festivities for Connor all day.

What I'm looking forward to next month...

Thanksgiving, watching the reboot of Gilmore Girls, Macie's 6th birthday and putting up my Christmas decorations. I won't tell you when I have planned to decorate but I can promise you, you would roll your eyes at me if you knew how early I planned to put up our decor and Christmas tree. Santa Stephanie is coming to town friends!

What else is new...
Not a whole lot. Life is starting to get busy thanks to birthdays and holidays, which I enjoy so no complaints there. I've been starting to think about 2017 and the goals we want to achieve as a family. 2017 brings with it big milestones so I will be sharing those as we get closer to the end of the year.

Happy Hump Day, friends! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Harvest Party Goodie Bags

When I dropped Connor off at school yesterday there was a sign-up sheet for their Fall Harvest party. This is the first year Connor is in school for Halloween and I wanted to celebrate the occasion so I snatched up the chance to bring in treat bags for the classroom. His school is a nut free environment so I had to be creative with what I added to the kiddos bags but I'm happy to say thanks to Target I was able to find some cute things to put in their party goodie bags.


With 23 kids in his class, I need to be smart with my picks as to not spend too much. While I love the idea of celebrating the holiday with his classmates, I wasn't looking to spend a ton on treats when Halloween is just days after their party. My first stop was the Dollar Spot where I grabbed pencils, erasers, stickers and band-aids. I then went to the back of the store where they seasonal aisle are where I found my pumpkin bags, tubes of bubbles and some Mott's fruit snacks in trick-or-treat themed bags. 


Connor and I put them together and are ready to share them on Friday with his friends. The kids get to wear their costumes to school and go trick-or-treating through the church during school. Connor is so excited to wear his costume and if I'm being honest, I'm eager to snap some photos of him in it before we head out on Monday for Halloween. 


This wraps up our All Things Pumpkin Party. We had such a blast finding new ways to share pumpkin with you. From recipes to decor to goodie bags, this link-up has had it all. Here is a recap of our pumpkin and Halloween themed posts from this month.



Now it's your turn. You can link up your All Things Pumpkin post to both our ATP party and to our weekly Tuesday Talk. I can't wait to see what you come up with. 'Tis the season for all things pumpkin! 



Monday, October 24, 2016

October's "Busy Days" Menu + Weekly Menu Printable

Late afternoons and evenings have gotten a bit hectic in our home. 2 days a week Connor has swim lessons and we don't get home till close to 6:15. The other days, I've been trying to soak up the last bit of warm weather so I've been taking Connor to the park or to play with friends. In addition, James has been doing some traveling for work leaving Connor and I to have dinner for 2 a few nights a week. This last month I've gotten a bit creative with our meals. Nothing fancy but totally time saving kind of meals because when you walk in the door at 6:15 and bedtime is 8:30, you don't have a lot of time to waste in the kitchen. Here are some of my favorite "busy days" menu options.


This is one of my favorite go-to crock pot meals. Toss diced ham and potatoes in with 2 cans of green beans, 4 cups of chicken broth and a bit of garlic and black pepper and let the meal cook for 6-8 hours. When we got home from swim lessons I whipped up the biscuits courtesy of a box and BAM! Dinner was complete. We had enough for leftovers so the next evening we had this with grilled cheese. Nothing fancy whatsoever but it worked for us. 


Someone on Facebook shared a video of a goulash dish and it's something I've never made before so I figured what the heck, let's give it a shot. I used this recipe from Pinterest. It was a bit too tomato-y for my liking. I think I will cut the tomato paste from the recipe if I were to make it again. I'm not a fan of tomato paste so to me it's a bit too much. But overall, it's a really hearty dish that is perfect for chilly night indoors. 


When cooking for just Connor and I, I don't do much. I could have cereal for dinner and be fine but Connor needs all the extra choices if we are are going to keep finding new foods he likes. These pinwheels are super easy. I flatten out pizza dough, added the ingredients, rolled and sliced it into serving sizes and baked it according to the dough package and dinner was served.


Our family has spaghetti and meatballs often thanks to Connor's love of the pasta dish. To switch it up a bit I gave baked spaghetti a try and we are huge fans. While this isn't something I could make on our busy afternoons, it's perfect for Sunday dinner. It's a pretty simple dish but in case you need some direction, here is a great pin that details the ingredients and baking instructions.

One way I survive busy evenings (days and weeks even) is the help of meal planning. Winging it come dinner time never ends well for us. Not only do I plan our meals out when grocery shopping, but I display a week's worth of meals at a time on the fridge so I know what to lay out or prep the day or evening before. For example, tomorrow we are sliders so I know I need to lay out the hamburger on Monday evening so the meat has time to thaw out before it's time to start dinner prep.


For a copy of this printable along with ones I've designed for Winter, Spring and Summer, complete this Google document form and I'll email them to you. If you want just the Fall one seen above, just right click, save and print. Meal prepping is something that takes some time to conquer but with a printable menu it's easy to tackle weeknights when you've planned your meals Monday through Sunday.

Be sure to visit Whitney and Whitney to see what meals they made this month for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These girls always provide me with some fresh ideas for mealtime with my family. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

Cold and flu season is among us. With a little one in preschool and a husband that travels, we have to be extra cautious of taking care of ourselves during the germiest time of the year. Connor's classroom includes 20+ kiddos, we are in MOPS 4 times a month and James is traveling the US, hopping from one airport to another. Germs and viruses are bound to find their way into our home. But because I don't have time to be sick nor is it fun taking care of a sick child, we keep germs away thanks to 5 simple tricks.



KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM YOUR FACE
Washing your hands or applying an alcohol-rub hand cleaner or using essential oils every five minutes is what it would take to keep your hands germ-free. That just isn’t possible. But, you have another option: Decrease your chances of transmitting whatever virus or bacteria you’ve touched to your body by keeping your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. These are the soft, wet areas where germs can take hold and multiply.

USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING
If you’re traveling during the holiday season, follow the same suggestions to minimize your risk. With filtration systems, airplane air is better than it used to be. But it’s not perfect. So, keep your hands away from your face and wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer when you can. Stay home if you’re sick or at least cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. The same applies when using any form of public transportation.

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH REST
This is the busiest time of year for many Americans. Regardless of how much you want to do or accomplish, getting sick during the holidays is the worst. While it might not be possible to get 8+ hours a sleep each night, make time to relax and rest. Your body needs the chance to recharge, allowing your immune system a break from working overtime will give you the extra boost you need to get through cold and flu season.

EAT THE RAINBOW
While your diet should be top notch throughout the year, increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals you intake on a daily basis this time of year provides you a greater chance to fight a virus that comes your way. Add fruits and veggies to you each meal and start snacking on them instead of grabbing junk food gives your body the fuel it needs to function properly. Additionally, make sure you are staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water to help flush out toxins.

UP YOUR HYGIENE GAME
Washing your hands is a must this season. If you shake someone's hand, wash your hand. If you carry a leather or vinyl purse or bag, wash both your hands and the handles after spending the day shopping or running errands or even spending the day outside your home. Use a new Kleenex each time you blow your nose. Refrain from biting your nails. Don't skip brushing your teeth no matter how tired you may be at night. Use a TUNG brush to remove any access bacteria from your tongue. Not only will you be removing any virus causing bacteria but thanks to this specialized tongue brush and gel, you'll breath will be fresher than ever. TUNG has their own gel, too, which is a must. Our Zinc compound helps to neutralize the sulphur gas (what we smell as bad breath) emitted by the bacteria.


Simple steps like this and others lesson your chances are getting sick this season. While nothing is fool proof, not even the flu vaccine, it never hurts to add a few steps to your routine to ensure you are giving your body the chance to stay healthy this holiday. How do you stay healthy through the Fall and Winter months? Share your tips in the comment section below!

This post was sponsored by TUNG Brush & Gel
I was provided product and compensation for this review. As always, I only share items with my readers that we use and love.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Designing Beautiful Christmas Cards with Minted

This morning we are having our family photos taken as long as the rain holds off (say a prayer for us please!). I usually plan our session as close to Connor's birthday as possible so we can capture his yearly birthday photos along with the photos we will use on our yearly Christmas card. Yes, Christmas cards. As you all know, Santa Stephanie celebrates Christmas year round so while it's Fall in the air, I have Christmas on my mind. While posing and smiling at the camera this morning, I hope we walk away with at least one Christmas card worthy photo. This year I plan to use Minted for our Christmas cards and I am eager to get our photos back so I can order my cards. The process can be daunting but thanks to Minted designing beautiful Christmas cards is easier than ever before!


Minted as the amazing tool that make finding the perfect holiday card design painless.Their "Find It Fast" option is a super helpful tool to find the perfect holiday card design. Simply upload your photo(s), then watch as it appears in hundreds of different holiday card designs. This saves a lot of time on individually clicking through and uploading photos to holiday card product pages. 

With other products, I find myself clicking the back button far too often during the process and often times settle on something that I'm just okay with so that I can speed the process up. However, this option allows you to see your photos on card designs that you may have missed had you spent time clicking next over and over again. 



So many times I've seen amazing discounts and deals on holiday cards but don't have photos to use yet to order and take advantage of those savings. Minted has solved this problem with their Buy Now, Personalize Later (BNPL) option. Customers are able to buy holiday cards now and personalize them later once you've received your photographs. Minted just shared their "Early Bird Event" discount. Customers can save 15% with code EARLYBIRD16 when using the BNPL option. Lock in the discount and then come back and personalize and order your cards once you have your photos and have picked the perfect card design for you. 



If I'm being completely honest, the last detail is what really sold me on using Minted this year. Minted offers clients access to their FREE Address Assistant which makes labeling your cards effortless. For me, I could spend an afternoon labeling our cards since we tend to send out 60+ cards each season. With this tool, I can upload my address book and Minted prints addresses on the envelope free of charge. Here is how it works:



Step 4 is music to my ears. The holidays are very busy and I know a handful of friends who never got around to mailing their cards last year because of the work associated with addressing cards. The Address Assistant tool removes that process from holiday cards, getting cards out the door quicker than ever before. 

Minted has such beautiful designs that I'm sure you will find the perfect one for your holiday card this season. Have you had your Fall photos taken yet? Have you started thinking of what type of card you want to send family and friends this year? 


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Minted. As always, the review and opinions shared are all my own. It goes without saying, I only share products and companies with you that I truly love and support.