May 31, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan + Week 22

Still planning from what I already had. I didn't have to buy one thing for this week's menu!

Now that it's Summer I plan to have even more simple meals. There will be lots of grilling.

No recipes to share this week. :(

Bon appetit!

May 24, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan + Week 21

Until this historical stormy month passes, meal plans are going to be easy and have been (and will) be switched around.

I haven't even been grocery shopping yet but I have most everything I need for this week.


May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Shopping

Memorial weekend always seems to be one of the best times of the year that retailers have great sales. I have received a ton of emails about some great Memorial Day sales so I thought I'd share some of my favorite retailer's sales with you (some links are affiliate links, just FYI)!


EasyCanvasPrints has a Flash Sale going on today. I love waiting for these sales to update some of my pictures of the girls.

For 24 hours only, Get 60% sitewide at EasyCanvasPrints and free shipping. Ends 12 AM CT on 5/23.



Anyone else a big Crazy8 fan like me? Their sales are awesome and make it affordable for me to by the girls new clothes. Now through Memorial Day (Monday) they have 50% off regular price items and 30% off markdowns!

How cute is this Floral Red, White and Blue Romper?!

Floral Romper



It's no secret Maurice's is my favorite place to shop for myself. How cute is this outfit?

Halter Tank & Tie Front Shorts

Starting tomorrow, 5/23-5/25 they will have 25% off select styles using code FLAG515.


The Hairbow Company

For all the girl mommas The Hairbow Company has Free US Shipping on orders over $25 with code 'memorial2015'. They have adorable and inexpensive outfits and tons of cute hair accessories. If you haven't checked out The Hairbow Company, go now!

Click here to visit The Hair Bow Company



All Target Apparel is 30% off 5/24-5/25 with code MEM30 and 10% off Home items with code MAY10.

Don't forget to use your Red Card!


Hope you guys have a wonderful Memorial weekend and enjoy the sunshine for me! We will be spending it indoors because it is STILL raining here!

*This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made from these links help to support my family and this blog.

May 18, 2015

Five Easy & Delicious Chicken Recipes

5 Easy & Delicious Chicken Recipes

When it comes to meat, I have always leaned more toward beef than chicken. Beef recipes just seemed easier than chicken recipes and chicken, for me, just didn't have enough flavor.

Now that chicken is far less expensive than beef, I am constantly on the lookout for easy and delicious chicken recipes.

Here are 5 of my most favorite (tried and true….even my kids like them)chicken recipes:


1. One Pan Chicken Alfredo


2. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Chicken Fried Rice

3. Better than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

4. Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken

Broccolli Cheesy Rice

5. One Pan Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice


So what type of meat do you tend to use more of? Do you have any favorite chicken recipes? I'm always on the look-out for new recipes so please share in the comments!


Just Wait Til You Have Kids

May 17, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan + Week 20

Continuing on the easy meal plan this week. I'm really enjoying it! I think it might be here to stay through the summer.




What's on your menu this week?

May 15, 2015

Barnyard Party Inspiration


This Barnyard Party is a perfect theme for this time of year. A perfect theme for an outdoor party. There are so many things you can do with a barnyard/farm theme. Using burlap and twine, cow print and red accents you could pretty much imitate a barn like setting for your party.

D├ęcor Ideas

Barnyard Party Inspiration


Menu Ideas

  • "Pigs in a blanket" – make them interesting by looking up the many different versions on Pinterest
  • "Farmer's Market Veggies" – a tray of veggies an dip
  • "Haystacks" – rice krispie treats or blonde brownies
  • "Mud Pies" or "Cow Patties" – No Bake Cookies or Brownies cut in circles
  • "Chicken Feed" – Chex mix or trail mix
  • "Slop" – Applesauce


Picture Sources

  1. Barnyard Printable Invitation and coordinating printables – embellish*ology
  2. Paper Fans & Cow Print Cups – Oriental Trading
  3. Pigs in a Blanket – Pillsbury
  4. Pitchforks & Shovels – Dancing in Our Kitchen
  5. Pie Tins – Amazon
  6. Burlap Table Runner – save on crafts
  7. No Bake Cookies – The How-To Crew


*This post may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made from these links help to support my family and this blog.

May 13, 2015

Wednesday Randoms

This week's randoms are all weather related because well, that's pretty much the only thing that has been happening around here.


I'm sure I've made this pretty obvious but I am not a fan of Spring. I've never really been a fan but after the last few years, Spring comes in last on my list of favorite Seasons.  More specifically, I do not like the month of May. May is typically our tornado season so you can see why I don't like it.

2015 Clouds



Mother's Day was good. We were supposed to have more storms but they ended up forming a little bit east of us. The girls got me a couple of Hydrangea bushes that I've been wanting to plant in front of our porch. Now if it will just stop raining long enough to plant them.



Since I'm ready for Spring, I've been making a list of summer activities. I cant. wait. for it to get hot outside. Bring on the 90+ degree days! Anyway, since I haven't been able to convince JMac to replace our pool, I have compromised and agreed to get this one for the girls.

Inflatable Pool


The girls have done pretty well considering we've been trapped inside because of the rain and storms. We did get a nice little break with pretty weather on Monday and Tuesday. We took advantage and got out for a little bit to do some grocery shopping and get some retail therapy. I'm hoping we get some more sunshine soon!

May 10, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan + Week 19

Happy Mother's Day!

Whew! The past few days have been rough with bad storms. Because of this busy storm season and my lack of desire to make big meals lately, I'm planning super easy & quick meals that don't require me to be in the kitchen very much.


Chips, salad or fruit will all serve as sides this week. See, I told you I planned easy.



Do you have any quick go to recipes when you need easy meals? Please share in the comments.

May 6, 2015

Wednesday Randoms

I haven't done a Wednesday Randoms post in a while. No time better like the present! :)


Just Wait til You have Kids now has a Facebook Page! I'd love it if you would go 'Like' my page.



If you had Mexican food in honor of Cinco De Mayo last night, raise your hand. (raises hand) I made the Damn Delicious White Chicken Enchiladas and the Quick Spanish Rice that I posted yesterday. It was all delicious!



We are on day two of a 6 day forecast of rain. They're even forecasting that we will get between 7-10 inches of rain this month. Ugh! Yesterday I took the girls outside to run off some energy before it started raining. We were out for about an hour before it started. I fear cabin fever will set in soon with the girls. I'm going to have to get creative with activities.




I've been using My Fitness Pal again to track my calories and my steps. I've struggled to get to the 10,000 step goal until this past weekend when we worked in our barn trying to get it organized. I went over 17,000 steps! Now I'm motivated and do everything I can to meet that 10,000 step goal. I'm trying to save up for a Fitbit Charge + HR. Anyone have it? Do you like or dislike?

Fitbit Charge HR



I've been busy with the shop. Designing lots of party suites. So far I've done some add-ons for the Newsboy theme, Pancakes & Pajamas and Minecraft Creeper party themes.  I love custom design projects so if you have a party coming up, email me so I can get you on my calendar!


*This post may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made from these links help to support my family and this blog.

May 5, 2015

10 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Is everyone ready for a fiesta?! It's Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

In case you forgot, I rounded up 10 easy recipes that you can whip up in no time. I have made pretty much all of these and can attest that they are pretty darn good.

Let's start with appetizers, shall we?

Homemade Salsa

1. Easy Homemade Salsa

Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

2. Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

SW Salad

3. Southwest Pepper Jack Salad with Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing

Quick Spanish Rice

4. Quick Spanish Rice

Beef Carnita Tacos

5. Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos

Chicken and Black Bean Tacos

6. Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Tacos

White Chicken Enchiladas

7. White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce


8. Skinny Sour Cream Enchiladas

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

9. Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars


10. Margarita Cake


I don't know about you but I'm ready for a fiesta and then maybe a little Siesta!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 4, 2015

The Best Sweet & Spicy Pizza Sauce

The Best Pizza Sauce | Just Wait til You have Kids

We are a pizza loving family. If you follow my Weekly Meal Plans, you may have noticed that pizza is consistently on our meal plan every week.

It wasn't until recently that I started making homemade pizza….from scratch. Yep, I make the dough, the pizza sauce and even the sausage toppings from scratch. Did you know making your own sausage is SO easy to make and takes no time at all. That's another recipe for another day though.

This pizza sauce is the best I've ever had. If you like a sweet sauce then you will like this recipe. If you like your sauce a little spicy well then this recipe is for you too! It's the best of both worlds. I like this pizza sauce so much that I even use the seasoning mixture in my spaghetti sauce! It's that good.

The Best Pizza Sauce | Just Wait til You have Kids

The Best Sweet & Spicy Pizza Sauce


  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 6oz can water
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Dump all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Cover and put in fridge for about 20 minutes (the longer it sits the better the flavor.


May 3, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan + Week 18

I went over my grocery budget this week to stock up on meat. It's been a while since I've seen a good sale so I couldn't pass up this sale. See also, I'm excited about this week's meals!



What's on your menu for this week?



May 1, 2015

Camping Party Inspiration

Camping Party Inspiration | Just Wait til You have Kids

This Camping Party invitation is new to my Embellishology shop. I'm thinking now that it is warmer outside, it would be so much fun to have an outdoor camping party. This camping theme isn't just limited to birthday parties, you can have the invitation customized for a welcome summer camp-over party or even a baby shower!

Camping Party Inspiration | Just Wait til You have Kids

1. Invite / 2. 3D Campfire / 3. Camping Shirt / 4. Paper Lanterns / 5. Chocolate Rocks / 6. Paper Straws / 7. Backyard in a Box Favors / 8. Buckets / 9. Water Bottle / 10. Smores Pops 11. Navy Lantern

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