Friday, August 28, 2015

Night Time Routine

My night routine is still basically the same. I plait my hair in 6 plaits with a dime size amount of leave in conditioner and wrap a scarf around my head and that's it! It saves me so much time instead of twisting the hair with 20 or 30 twists. I basically get the same results or even better.  For my daughter, I like to do the same method for her as well. I plait her hair into 2 big plaits with the same amount of conditioner and also let her sleep with a satin scarf.  I also let her sleep on a satin pillow case just in case she gets a little wild in her sleep.  As a busy mom with natural long hair who also has a daughter with the same amount of hair, you have to do what works best for you. I wish I had time to play in my hair and come up with different styles, but in my world I'm always on the go especially since school is back in session. If you're a natural hair mom or just too busy, I recommend my night time routine. It takes me 15 minutes and that's it! Happy Styling!!!



I'm so over this humidity! LOL



Thursday, August 13, 2015

First Day of First Grade and K-4

Happy Thursday!!

Today was a challenging day as  I dropped my sweet babies to school.  This is their first day at a brand new school.  As my children walked into the building, you could sense the nervousness on them. They didn't know anyone, but I made sure to let them know that God is with them and he will never leave them or forsake them.

Last year, my children attended a Christian school that was great. My daughter was in the pre-k program and my son attended the private school. Earlier in the year, I told my son that he will be attending a public school for the next school year and he felt so nervous because he realized that some of the kids at public school do not know Jesus. When I heard that, I felt all types of emotions. I quickly said to him that God wants you to be able to share Jesus with other kids. It really made me think of what we all should be doing. Their is no age requirement when sharing the love of Jesus. At the end of the day that's why we're here.

Time is going by so fast, so I'm trying to enjoy every moment with them. I pray that they are enjoying their first day and can feel God's presence.

At least they were smiling before we left.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta

Happy Friday guys!

It's been a while since I've posted a new recipe, so I thought I would share this yummy healthy dish for you guys.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! This dish is filled with so much flavor and very quick to make on a busy night.  It's a one skillet dish and cooks in about 30 minutes.  It's always in rotation in my home and my family loves it!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. organic chicken sausage or smoked sausage
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded monterrey jack
  • 1 whole green onion
  • 3 cups of fresh spinach
Instructions
  1.  Thinly sliced the sausage and add it to a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Saute the sausage over medium heat until it is nicely browned ( about 5-7 minutes). Drain off excess fat.
  2. Dice the onion and add it to the skillet. Continue to saute until the onions has softened ( about 5 minutes).  Add the can of diced tomatoes and the chicken broth.  Stir to combine and dissolve any browned bits off of the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Add the uncooked pasta to the skillet and make sure it is all submerged under the liquid.  Place a lid on the skillet and allow the mixture to come up to a boil.  Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.  Stir once or twice while the pasta cooks to keep it from sticking.
  4. Stir in the fresh spinach, one cup at a time until wilted.  If you add it all at once, the skillet will be too full to stir.  Keep the heat on while adding the spinach, so the liquid will continue to simmer and thicken.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top, replace the lid, and let it sit for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted.  Slice the green onions and sprinkle them over top. Serve hot! Enjoy!  
Recipe is also found on www.budgetbytes.com