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My husband and I are a young, growing, Christian, military family. My husband is a Captain in The United States Marine Corps. I am a former Elementary school teacher. We are first time parents to a beautiful little two year old boy, with twin boys on the way! I am a stay at home Marine wife, who loves to bake, cook, sew and craft! I enjoy being a Domestic Engineer. The purpose of this blog is to document the story of our life and adventures as they take place.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wiggles & Giggles and Fun Around Our House

Yesterday, I went to a fun children's consignment sale called; Wiggles & Giggles. This is an annual Children's Seasonal Consignment Sale in the San Gabriel Valley.
Boy did they have EVERYTHING Baby!!! At great prices too!

Strollers, swings . . .

Clothes galore . . .

Books and so much more!

Gigi bought Robbie this cute little Piano and a few musical instruments for his daily music time! Robbie made-out with lots of great loot all for $25!!

Gigi made a reading corner For Robbie in the guestroom at her house! Daddy is now deployed and while he is away from us, Robbie and I are living at my parent's home. Gigi has a beautiful, pink Victorian guestroom which she has so generously given to Robbie and me. She changed it all around by taking down her lace curtains, her beautiful crystal collection, and her own paintings, the hundred year old quilts etc... She put away 1/2 of the room in storage for us. Robbie is her little king!

 Robbie loves his little library of books! On the floor is his monkey reading rug.

Robbie loves visiting our local Library. we choose one book to read throughout the week. I am currently working on teaching Robbie a fall curriculum. This month is all about leaves, the letter's F-A-L for FALL along with the colors Red, Orange and Yellow.

Today, Robbie and I went to the library and picked out this book on Fall!

It's Fall

This book has great illustrations and a simple text. The book is all about a young boy and everything he sees, smells, touches and hears in the fall. The book also talks about what the animals do in the fall and how nature changes throughout the fall months.

 Robbie couldn't wait to start looking at the book and as you can see, he looked at the book the whole car ride home !

When we got home, we sat in Robbie's reading corner and enjoyed some quiet time reading and looking at the pictures in the book!

 Of course, one book is never enough . . . .
 So, I read a few more !
 And then we had time for kisses and snuggles!! :)

I am so excited because I have just taken on a volunteer postion for The Mother's Club in our city; as The Party Committee Chair and Event Planner!

I am over the moon about this and can't wait to get started on our first party of the year, The Harvest Party! :)  

Oh, and look how BIG our pumpkin vine is getting!!!!!!!!!!!
~ ~No pumpkins just yet, I expect we will see one in the next few weeks! ~ ~
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 Look who made an appearance in our garden this week . . .
Our first Zucchini!!! Can't wait to get to baking some Zucchini Bread!!

Time for today's Fall tip of the day!

Skillet Cornbread Pudding
With Ham and Pepper Jack Cheese!!

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Well Girls, I think it's safe to say that we will totally have to throw the diet out the window with this one!!

That's okay, because there is something about a crock-pot full of chili and the smell of warm cornbread in the air that just says fall!!


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups cooked corn, fresh or thawed frozen

1 bunch scallions (white and green parts), sliced

1 (6-ounce) chunk Black Forest ham, diced (about 11⁄4 cups)

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

3 large eggs

2 cups half-and-half

4 ounces pepper jack cheese, diced

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup packaged cornbread stuffing cubes

Pinch sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the corn, scallions, ham, garlic, and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the scallions are soft, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl and stir in the half-and-half, cheese, basil, salt, and pepper, to taste.

Pull the skillet from the heat. Stir the cornbread stuffing and sugar into the skillet. Pour the egg mixture over and stir gently to distribute all the ingredients evenly. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until lightly puffed and golden, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.


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