Isaiah’s Fifth Birthday Lego Party!

So, I have some terrible news to report. It may not sound terrible to you but it’s actually quite awful. My baby boy turned 5 years old. =( Yup, that’s FIVE years old. I am not quite sure how it happened because it seems he was just born, but for some reason he keeps growing like a weed and he’s now all grown up and stuff.

To celebrate we had some family and friends over for a LEGO birthday party. Everything was awesome!! (no pun intended) =)

I hope to get a tutorial up soon on the different decorations and food items that I made for the party but for now I’ll just share some pictures from the big day. {EDIT: You can find detailed instructions on how to make everything (and more!) that you see in this post here.}

Happy FIFTH Birthday, Champ!! We love you, Isaiah!!!




















EASY Italian Chicken Bake – Only Five Ingredients!

Lately I’ve been aiming for quick, easy, and healthy dinners. I’ve been making a lot of crock-pot recipes because I absolutely LOVE being able to pop something in the crock-pot in the morning and not have to start making dinner at 5 o-clock when the kids are getting cranky and I’m starting to lose my steam. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some good crock-pot recipes with you soon.

But my other go-to type of recipe is the type of recipe that only takes a couple of ingredients and only requires ONE pan! The recipe below is one such gem. Enjoy!

Easy 5 Ingredient Italian Chicken Bake

3 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
2 cups potatoes, cut into pieces (I haven’t tried it yet but I’m thinking sweet potatoes would work too)
2 cups of green beans
1 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
1/2 medium onion sliced (optional)
1 packet Italian dressing seasoning
1 stick of butter

Arrange cut potatoes, green beans, and chicken in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Mix in sliced onion and sprinkle garlic over chicken if desired. Sprinkle dressing over entire dish. Add sliced butter over the top. Cover with foil and bake for about 60 minutes (depends on how small you have cut everything). Make sure not to over-bake as the chicken can easily dry out! Serves 5-6.

That’s it! A quick and easy dinner the whole family will enjoy!