How I potty-trained my son

Hi ladies! Well I’ve been working on potty training my 2 year old son the last few weeks. The days have been a little frustrating, but lately have gotten better because he is almost 100 percent trained. I’m so proud of him, this is a major milestone for him! He’s the smartest little boy in town and I’m not just saying that because I’m his momma.. I’ve linked the video that I uploaded on my youtube channel so that all of you can watch and enjoy! Thanks for stopping by mommas!

Jenni C.

Update

Hi all! So I’ve been MIA for a little while now, but I’m back and here to stay. Let me give you an update on what’s been going on. I was struggling to juggle it all together and in all honesty just didn’t make time to blog. I’m in the end stages od potty-training my toddler and that has also taken up a lot of time. The hubby went back to work a few days ago and I thought I would be going crazy staying at home alone with a 2 month old and a 2 year old, plus having to make trips to take my 10 year old to and from school and the housework/cooking thst goes along with mommying, buuuut surprisingly I’ve been keeping it together very well. I’ve also managed to fit in some gym time or workouts at home! I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself. God has given me the emotional strength to keep it all together on my own. So that’s what’s been going on, but I’m back and balancing it all as well as I can so I will make time to blog again! I will be sharing on my potty training experience and on my fitness journey experience soon so stay tuned and come back! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.

Chocoflan Recipe

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Hi all! I’ve been MIA loosing sleep here at home with my 1 month old! It’s been very tiring and my sleep cycle is all over the place but I think we’re getting the hang of it now! I want to share with you the recipe that I use to make my delicious Chocoflan! Here it is:

For the Flan

3 Eggs
1 can of La Lechera milk
1 can of Evaporated milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
100 grams of Philadephia cream cheese
Liquid Caramel

 

For the Cake

1 box of Chocolate cake mix (just follow the instructions on the box)

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven at 350F

Place eggs, milks, vanilla, and cream cheese in the blender and blend

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In a different container prepare the mix for the  cake

Spray your cake mold with PAM or butter spray, then add the caramel as desired

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Pour the flan mix about half way into the cake mold

Pour the cake mix evenly over the flan mix in the cake mold and cover with aluminum foil

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In a bigger container (oven-safe) add water to fill about a third of it and place the cake mold inside

Place the whole container in the oven for one hour and a half

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Take out of the oven and let cool then place in fridge for 1-2 hours

Then cut, serve and enjoy!

I hope you all like this recipe and try it too! Let me know how it comes out! Thanks for stopping by!

Friends in Christ


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So since I had my daughter I haven’t been attending church due to our breastfeeding schedule. I’m still trying to figure out how to slowly get her to drink from the bottle, but need to pump enough milk to even begin that. That’s a whole other blog post in itself lol. Anyway, I downloaded this app on my phone called “She Reads Truth”. This app is mostly an interactive devotional app for women. It also includes the full bible for easy access. I started doing a devotional from the app because I was beginning to feel like I was missing out since I don’t attend church on Sundays. I felt a little left out and I still think it’s too soon for me to go with my daughter and leave her at their daycare. Now don’t get me wrong, their daycare staff is amazing, but I just don’t feel ready yet.

So back to my devotional… I contacted a friend of mine, who is also a believer, and told her about this awesome app that I found. She went ahead and downloaded it and I asked her to start a devotional from the app with me. We would read it and work on it during the day and interact via Messenger before we went to bed. We started it on Sunday night and I have to tell you the Holy Spirit was definitely there. I’m so grateful to have such a willing friend. Lord knows I needed the devotional time so He made all of this possible. The study we are doing is on Psalms. It reminded me to be thankful at all times for He is amazing and loving and deserves all of our praise and glory. So that is what we did on Sunday night. We praised Him and prayed for each other to be able to continue this devotional every night. I can’t stress enough the importance of having the support of sisters in Christ that stand on the same rock as you do. It has been a blessing for me to be able to lean on her through hard times and to have her there as a prayer warrior for me. I just wanted to share that with you all. So how often do you reach out to friends that have the same beliefs as you? Is this something you find helpful? Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.


 

How I currently organize my life


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Hi everyone! So up until mid March I was using my iPhone calendar as a planner. It has worked great even now, but I wanted to find a place to jot down all the meals that I would be cooking for the week, shopping lists and more. I found this amazing print-out online at www.thegraciouswife.com and that’s what I’ve been using ever since! It’s awesome and so colorfully cute! This planner has literally saved me. Here’s a link to it!

Home Management Binder – FREE Printables

As far as my cooking schedule…Now that I’ve got every meal of everyday of the week written down, I don’t struggle trying to figure out what to cook when the time comes. And even if I don’t cook the meal that I had written down for that day because I don’t have the ingredients, all I have to do is look at another day’s meal that includes ingredients that I do have and cook that! That right there is priceless! Then I just write down the things I was missing in the Grocery List it comes with and take that with me on my next grocery run.

I still use my iPhone calendar as a back-up, but this Home Management Binder is my go-to-planner everyday! I hope this is useful for all of you! It most definitely was for me! Share with me what you use to organize your life. I know it can be hectic being a mommy, but I would like to hear your ideas on organization! Well thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.

 

 

 

At-Home Newborn Photo Session

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Hi everyone! As I’m sure not many of you know, I used to do some photography work on the side. I worked with Portraits, Maternity, Smash-Cakes, Quinceañeras, Engagements and Weddings. I wasn’t getting much work in my later days and it sorta died out. I still have my camera and some equipment that I kept. I was looking at some YouTube videos yesterday on how to photograph a newborn at home. All the tutorials said that the best time to photograph a newborn was between 5 and 10 days! My daughter is almost 3 weeks old, but I really wanted to at least attempt to take them. She doesn’t have many “deep sleeps” during the day so I knew it would be a challenge. So I set up my room and took some photos. She looked adorable.

Here’s how I did it! I ran 2 heaters to make my baby nice and warm even with only a diaper. I grabbed a boppy pillow and set it on the bed. I set a large cardboard box on my bed and leaned it on the wall. 08I took a white blanket and stretched that over the bed on top of the boppy pillow and pulled up over the box. Next I put my baby on top of the boppy pillow and posed her and kept my hands on her until she fell asleep. My husband grabbed the diffused light and turned it on and I took the pictures. It took us about 30 minutes which I thought it was not bad considering it was the first time I do these types of photos. And we pretty much ended up in sweat because of the heaters lol!

My husband took a small video of the ordeal and I’ve linked it for you all to see! Have you ever tried to take “at-home” pictures? Please tell me how it went! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.


 

Fitting in date-night

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With everything going on with housework, bible studies, kid activities, diaper changes etc.. my husband and I could not find time for date-night. He works full-time so any little time I get with him is great to have. And I mean alone time (no kids).

We got to talking and I came up with a great idea to fit it in! My sister is literally my next door neighbor. Babysitting is always an issue for us, as I’m sure most of you can relate. I don’t just leave my kids with anyone. So I decided to ask my sister if she wanted my husband and I to babysit for her and her husband once every 2 weeks so that they could have their date-night. And then they could do the same for us! Our kids get along great so it was an easy idea!

So date-nights began and I was really excited! It was working out great. Eventually it stopped because not only did I get pregnant, but other things happened that just didn’t allow it. Now that I have my 2 week old at home and my other 2 kids, I’m recovering and getting the hang of life again…lol. So I will mention this to my sister again when I’m feeling better. I definitely recommend it! Please share with me any ideas on how you fit in “date-night”! I would love to hear them! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.

OOTD 16 days postpartum!

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Hi everyone, well ever since I had my daughter (16 days ago!) I have not really dressed up, but today I decided that even if I didn’t really have a place or event to go to, that I would dress up. Not only for me, but for the hubbs too! I’ve been running around the house in tank tops and pants all day basically. Anyway, here’s the outfit that I put together. The top I’ve had for a while so I honestly don’t remember where I bought it. The white jeans and nude flats are from Target. The sunglasses are from NY&Co and the wristlet is from ALDO. My lipstick is from Avon and my ring is from Khols. The necklace is from Forever 21 and I bought it a long time ago. Let me know if you like it! Share with me your blogs or photos of your OOTDs! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenni C.