Gotta love the dollar bin at Target. Look what I found for $1. I had to get it with the polka dots.
We actually picked up an extra one to make a Halloween surprise for our neighbors. The picture makes it look small, but they are pretty good size. My hubs wants to put some wine in the one for the neighbors.
Yesterday we headed to the museum for our free museum day that I posted about here. We decided on the Marbles Kids Museum. We had so much fun. Kyle just loved it!! What a cute place for the little ones. It is a museum geared towards kids 10 and younger. I wish I would have taken more pictures, but we were having too much fun watching Kyle play. Here are a few shots from our day.
An ambulance with a stretcher in the back. It was too cute.
He loved this.
And of course the water was a big hit. They had little plastic aprons to wear, but Kyle was already wet before we got that on him.
He loves lighthouses so this whole display was one of his favorites.
At the big ship he went right for the anchor. Luckily the hubs was able to get a quick picture before he was on the move again. This one is for you Nautical by Nature :)
If you are ever in the Raleigh, NC area I would highly recommend stopping. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
This morning I was up early making breakfast for my husband's office. Each day the guys take turns bringing in breakfast. My husband only has to do it once every 2 weeks so not too bad. Most of them just buy something, but today my husband wanted to do something different, so he asked me to make one of his favorite breakfast casseroles. Now we don't make this very often because as you can see it's not exactly diet food, but it's perfect if you are going to have company and it's easy to prepare.
Here is the recipe.
Sausage, egg and hash brown casserole
1 1b. sausage (I like to use Bob Evans original recipe sausage in the tube. Also the recipe doesn't call for it, but I cook my sausage before putting it in the dish)
9 lg. eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 c milk
1/4 c. melted butter
24 oz. pkg. hash browns
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer sausage on bottom of well greased 9" x 13" pan. Add milk and butter to beaten eggs and pour over sausage. Add hash browns and top with shredded cheese. Bake 1 hour.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Oh the hubs just emailed me the casserole was a big, big, big hit with the office :)
Yesterday the little guy and I headed to the mall and ended up stopping in Bath and BodyWorks . I have been receiving their emails lately showing off the Halloween things they are getting in. I enjoy making up gifts for some of our neighbors so I thought these would be perfect to add. The little lotions on the ends have the cutest names for Halloween.
I completely forgot to post the pictures of my nautical finds during my sisters visit. All were found at Christmas Tree Shops for dirt cheap prices. I couldn't believe how inexpensive everything was. Too bad the store is not closer than an hour and a half.
These trays look small in this picture, but are actually big. $1 each. Can you stand it? They are perfect for carrying things to the deck.
Placemats for the deck $1.29
Loved these bowls. $1 each. I was dying over the anchor ones. The pink and green one is of course not nautical, but loved it to match a pink pitcher and glass set I have.
Table runners $5.99. I couldn't decide so I went with all 3 for that price.
I couldn't pass up nautical napkins and these are actually a set of fake sand dollars. I thought I could put them in a bowl or jar with shells since I don't have any real ones. Still deciding.
For the last year or so I have been collecting nautical ornaments because I eventually want to do a little tree with an all nautical theme. These were such a steal. Of course once I got home I thought to myself why didn't I get more of these to use as napkin rings. I could kick myself for not thinking of that at the store. They are probably gone now.
Well I hope you liked my finds. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
I know with kids going back to school many of you are getting excited for the fall season. Yesterday I received the new LTD Commodities catalog and since this was the Harvest catalog there were many fall items for very reasonable prices.
I may have to order this Gooseberry Patch book myself. Only $7.95
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We had a fun time at the coast. We set out Saturday morning to one of my husbands favorite spots which is Oriental, NC. A small sailing town that my husband loves to put our wave runners in at. He was very sad we couldn't go wave running, but the little one needs to be older for this. It was such a beautiul day on Saturday. The town was still cleaning up from the aftermath of Irene. On our jouney there we saw many trees down and obvious flooding but the Neuse River looked beautiful.
Little one had fun sitting in the adirondack chairs.
And I enjoyed watching the sailboats.
After relaxing a bit and having lunch we headed to the Minnesott Beach ferry.
Crossing the Neuse River.
Coming into Atlantic Beach.
Little one had fun staying in a hotel for the first time. Two days was just perfect. He had a ball swiming in the pool and of course playing on the bed.
The next day we headed to the beach. He had a ball playing in the sand, looking for shells with mommy and swimming in the ocean for the first time with his dad.
After the beach we headed to the cute town of Beaufort, but unfortunately didn't stop since the little one fell asleep in the car. We have been many times before and would recommend it if you are in the area. After that we headed out to Harkers Island to check on the boat rides out to see the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Well we could get the ride out, but we would have to wait 3+ hours to get back and knew the little one wouldn't make that. So we will add that to our future list.
For dinner Sunday we had to head to a place that my husband and I have been to many times. They have been in Morehead City since 1938.
Little one had fun looking at all the fishing boats after dinner.
All in all we had a great time and it was a wonderful way to end our summer.