5.15.2019

Entertaining: Mother's Day Dinner Party

            Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a great week! I wanted to pop on and share the fun Mother's Day dinner I hosted with several of my friends last week. There were 7 of us total and we thought it would be fun to get together for Mother's Day and also do a "favorite things" party. I have never been to a favorite things party and it was so much fun! Everyone bought "2" of their favorite things they enjoy such as something to cook with, makeup, hair products, books, etc. The sky is the limit and then you draw names and each person goes home with "2" new favorite things. It was a lot of fun!

          On the menu for dinner was a Mexican spread that I put together. We had a taco bar, Mexican layer dip, and a black bean & corn dip. For dessert, I made everyone their own personal bundt cake to take home or for dessert. I hope you enjoy this post and thank you for stopping by! Here are the dip recipes from the night and a little about my Mexican menu!

Dinner Menu:

Taco Bar:  Beef tacos & shredded chicken tacos with toppings 

Chips & Queso with Salsa 

Mexican Layer Dip: Which has a refried beans layer, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa with toppings

Black Bean & Corn Dip: It's a great cold but light summer Mexican dip which is always a crowd pleaser

Dessert: 

French Vanilla Almond Mini Bundt Cakes with a chocolate buttercream 

Tablesetting: 

Pink & White theme with pops of color & flowers from our rose bush


Mexican Layer Dip Recipe:

Ingredients:
-1 can of refried beans
-1 taco seasoning packet
-1 8 oz package of cream cheese 
-1 medium size container of sour cream
-1 medium size container purchased or homemade guacamole
-1 medium size container purchase or homemade salsa
Toppings of your choice: I used black olives, shredded mild cheddar cheese,  & cilantro 

Details:
-combine the taco seasoning, cream cheese, and refried beans and place in the bottom layer of your dish or trifle dish
-next, layer on the sour cream
-then, layer on the guacamole & salsa
-then, add your toppings 
-serve with tortilla chips 

Black Bean & Corn Dip Recipe: 

Ingredients:
(I doubled this recipe for a larger mixture)

-1 can of black beans rinsed and drained 
-1 can of sweet corn drained 
-1 green pepper chopped
-1 red onion chopped
-2 roma tomatoes chopped
-1 small bunch of cilantro 
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-salt & pepper to taste
-1 juice of a lime 


Details:
-start by adding in your beans & corn to medium size serving bowl
-chop up your red onion, green pepper, roma tomatoes, and cilantro
-add everything to serving bowl 
-then add in you olive oil, salt & pepper, and lime juice and mix well with spoon
-I placed this in the refrigerator for 2 hours for the lime juice to soak in but you can serve immediately as well either way 
-serve with tortilla chips 













































5.14.2019

3 Months with Rush Atlas

                  Hi everyone! It has been a bit since I have written a full post and what a better way to start back up with a sweet 3 month post about Rush. I can't believe he is 3 months already!! He will actually be 4 months next week on May 21st! Time is really flying by and we are enjoying every bit of it with him.  I just celebrated my first Mother's Day with him this past Sunday and we had so much fun with church, lunch, and ice cream! A little re-cap,  month 2 was definitely hard for us. Rush got RSV for about 2 weeks, wasn't sleeping, very gassy etc etc  A lot of adjusting still and a lot of getting use to each other and trying to figure out what works best for him.  Month 3 has been so much fun and we are really starting to see the start of his personality. 

               He is a talker!! He is definitely going to be like his mother in that aspect haha! He is talking, playing, starting to grab toys, sitting up in his sit me up seat, and smiling/laughing. It has been so much fun and we are really enjoying his age right now. The newborn stage was hard for us and I know we will love every bit of whats ahead. He has upgraded to his big boy bath in the bath tub and that has been fun. He loves bath time and splashing his feet in the water. This past week though, we have had a heck of a time with two teeth coming in! We couldn't believe it. Getting 2 teeth at 3 months is not what we were prepared for haha! I honestly didn't ask the pediatrician any questions or read up on teething at all because I didn't expect it for awhile. Well, anyways he has had a rough week with teething but we are starting to see the end of it. I can't wait to see the second tooth come completely in because the first one is absolutely adorable :) Here are a few things about Rush at 3 months :)

Likes: Bath time, loud toys, his swing, mickey's clubhouse 

Dislikes: Sleeping (fights it), his car seat, being hot

Age: 3 months


Thank you all for stopping by!  I will be back for more of Rush Atlas at 4 months as well :) xo Tesla