Where oh where did I go?

Well I got the site up and going and then disappeared! Long story short – life got in the way.

A year and a half later and I now am the proud mom of -3- beautiful little girls – Lelia Noelle, Aerilyn Grace and newbie Elora Violet. Elora was born April 19th and just turned 5 months old. Finally getting into a schedule now as a work at home mom of 3 and hoping I will have the ability to update here more often than once per calendar year. My girls and home business keep me super busy but sometimes a momma needs somewhere to talk about her day, vent, share new ideas and recipes..and this is my place for that! Crossing my fingers I can stop neglecting this little place I carved out for myself on the interwebs.

This is just a short update! I have a lot to blog about since it has been so long. Including a diastasis recti update! (Since having 3 girls it is now worse/bigger BUT I invested in a new program a couple months ago and hope to see results. Details to come!)

Thanks for sticking with me – I am excited to (hopefully) be (mostly) back! 😀

Some humor in the day to day life of being a mom…

Before you have children most of your experience is the occasional sitting job or over night for nieces or nephews. Everything seems to be rainbows and unicorns (with the occasional poop). Than you have kids of your own (especially when you have more than one!) and things pretty much become chaos. (Had to stop blogging just now after just a couple sentences because the girls just headbutted eachother fighting over a comforter and burst into a chorus of crying. Craziness. Every minute. Every day!)

I came across a video from youtube user JaeTracie and had to share because it made me laugh after a long day with work and the girls and thought all of you moms could relate and would love it as well.

I love how she mixed the chaos and craziness we experience as moms with the adorable precious moments we also have the pleasure of having with our kiddos. I know I am guilty of the “No yelling in the house!” and “Why am I sooo tired..” (plus about 90% of the rest of the video clip). What are you guilty of??

Life as a mom (or dad!) is definitely one of the hardest, craziest, most chaotic jobs on this planet. Luckily it is also one of the most rewarding jobs as well. I am so blessed with my little family. I am sure you feel the same! (Most days..heehee!)


Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins – Breakfast With My Girls

Egg and Cheese Mini Muffins Perfect for Toddler or Infant Breakfast Finger Foods

When I have some free time I can’t help but do a little pinterest browsing and one of my favorite things to pin are edibles to make for my girls. While pinning recently I came across a recipe for egg and cheese mini muffins from The Seasoned Mom and decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did because it was a HUGE hit with both of them and it was super quick and easy. If you have a toddler or an infant starting to eat finger foods and need toddler or infant meal ideas these egg and cheese mini muffins would be perfect for your breakfast rotation!

You will need –

  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 TBSP. Milk (I used 1% – It’s what we had!)
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • One slice of American Cheese (My little add-on/tweak!)

Let’s get cooking!

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your mini muffin pan with some non – stick spray. If you don’t have a mini muffin pan you can use a regular muffin/cupcake pan too, they will just be bigger!
  • In a large bowl or measuring cup whisk together your eggs, milk, salt and pepper. (I started in a bowl and transferred to a measuring cup for pouring once Lelia finished whisking. Lelia loved helping with this part – stir, stir, stir!)
  • Pour egg mixture into your prepared pan filling cups about 2/3 full.
  • I then took a slice of american cheese and cut it up into small pieces. (I had about 19 filled mini cups so I sliced down 4 times and across 3 times to get 20 tiny pieces). Drop a small piece of american cheese into each cup filled with egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly on top of your egg filled mini muffin cups. Bake 8-10 minutes or until eggs have set. (Increase cooking time if baking in regular size muffin tins!
  • Allow the egg muffins to cool in the pan a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  • If you are eating the muffins immediately allow to cool until they aren’t too hot for little mouths to eat and serve! If you are freezing allow to cool completely, spread on a baking sheet and freeze and then dump them into a freezer bag for easy access for a delicious breakfast for you or your babies! When heating from frozen just stick them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until heated through.

I can’t say enough how easy these little egg muffins were and they were so delicious! Lelia asked for seconds (and thirds!) and little Aerilyn gobbled them right up too. I ate a bunch myself and knew the recipe was a keeper. I especially loved my little add on of american cheese because the cheese melted in the center and was ooey gooey delish when you bit into it. Scrumdiddlyumptious.

Lelia sprinkling cheddar cheese on egg mini muffins

Lelia eating cheesy egg mini muffins yum

Aerilyn eating her egg and cheese mini muffins

Just a little intro..and welcome!

This is my new little place to call home. You may know me as the chica from enrapture.net but I have since outgrown the site I bought as a teenager.  A husband and two little girls later I decided I needed a fresh new start (and a new domain to be excited about!)

A little about me? I’m a 30 year old work at home mom in the Rochester New York Area. I married my husband 4 years ago on July 4th, 2009 and since have had 2 beautiful little girls (Lelia – 11/29/10 + Aerilyn – 11/3/12). I own my own design business that I run from my home office designing stationery and paper products for weddings, showers, birthday’s and special events (weddingsnwhimsy.com).

I am an animal lover and have a 6 year old Maltese (dog) named Zoe, a 5 year old Turkish Van (Cat) named Totoro, and a 3 year old rabbit named Peko. Someday I would love to have some chickens to gather fresh eggs from and maybe even a goat. (I don’t know why – I’ve always wanted a goat. Maybe this is part of my reason why?)

In my free time (what free time?!) I enjoy spending time with my husband and girls, reading, baking, cooking, video games…etc.etc.. I’m sure you’ll get to hear about all of these things and more. Oh. And Pinterest. Love me some Pinterest.

Well that’s the short of it..I hope you will return to learn more about me and my life, get inspiration, diy ideas, recipes, product reviews and a rant (or two) as well. You just never know. (Heck, most days I don’t even know.) I’m just happy to have a new place to call my own where I can share my thoughts, feelings and ideas again. Weeee.

xoxo Lilly LilacsandLullabies.com