Thursday, August 16, 2012

100 Days...


"What!?  Your 100 Days of Thankfulness is OVER!?"
I was planning on writing about some things I learned, but it took me so long to compile this list that I am now going to go to bed.  I will write about my 100 Days later :)  Until then, here is the final list: 

Day 1: I am thankful for my NUMC family.
Day 2: I am thankful that Chris only had to work 1/2 a day today!
Day 3: I am thankful for the unbelievable generosity of my grandparents :)
Day 4: I am thankful that God has given me the gift of creativity.
Day 5: I am thankful for scripture.
Day 6: I am thankful for my dad.
Day 7: I am thankful that the clean laundry is folded.
Day 8: I am thankful for the privilege of being a mommy to Sullivan and Harmon.
Day 9: I am thankful for God's providence!
Day 10: I am thankful that people enjoy the things I make.
Day 11: I am thankful for my husband.
Day 12: I am thankful for friends who don't judge me based on the state of my house or the cleanliness of my children.
Day 13: I am thankful that my Jesus is near, even when He feels far away.
Day 14: I am thankful that my family and I find joy in simple things.
Day 15: I am thankful that God gives me a "second" chance every morning. (I'm also very thankful for Maggie who brought me my favorite coffee today!)
Day 16: I am thankful for my kids' laughs.
Day 17: I am thankful for the Snyder family.
Day 18: I am thankful that people recognize and acknowledge the hard work my husband does.
Day 19: I am thankful for the Deitrichs.
Day 20: I am thankful that God provides days of renewal.
Day 21: I am thankful that my friends are flexible and understanding. 
Day 22: I am thankful for our youth group.
Day 23: I am thankful that my boys love to be in the water.
Day 24: I am thankful that God gave me Sullivan and Harmon.
Day 25: I am thankful that God gives me, my friends, and my family access to modern medicine and healthcare.
Day 26: I am thankful for my mom.
Day 27: I am thankful for new friends and great in-laws.
Day 28: I am thankful that Sully and his cousins get along so well even tho we live far away from them.
Day 29: I am thankful that I got to take a nap w Sully today.
Day 30: I am thankful that my family was full of smiles, laughter, and snuggles after a long day.
Day 31: I am thankful for Harmon's sweet smile and laughter.
Day 32: I am thankful that when everything seems to be falling apart (literally!), our God holds us together.
Day 33: I am thankful that God sends help when I need it.
Day 34: I am thankful that God ALWAYS provides for my family.
Day 35: I am thankful for all the people who support us and help us in raising our children.
Day 36: I am thankful for the very special 4 girls in my small group, and my awesome co-leader.
Day 37: I am thankful that my parents have never stopped taking care of me and my family.
Day 38: I am thankful for walks with friends in beautiful weather.
Day 39: I am thankful for the opportunity to go camping tomorrow with my family and friends.
Day 40: I am thankful we are camping with our friends.
Day 41: I am thankful for dessert over a campfire.
Day 42: I am thankful that my husband makes me laugh.
Day 43: I am thankful for all the excellent fathers in my life.
Day 44: I am thankful for peace.
Day 45: I am thankful for opportunities to pay it forward.
Day 46: I am thankful that Sully uses words like "refreshing", "awesome", "beautiful", and "delicious" on a regular basis, in the right context, and with an abundant amount of expression.
Day 47: I am thankful that I got to dance really hard with some awesome preschoolers tonite.
Day 48: I am thankful that my cousins and I are as close as siblings.
Day 49: I am thankful that my husband let me take a nap, have a bath, and watch a chick flick all in one day.
Day 50: I am thankful for Eva Cassiday, her hard work, dedication, love for Jesus, excellent example, and friendship. (and Ben!).
Day 51: I am thankful for time to be creative.
Day 52: I am thankful that my little brother is such a great uncle.
Day 53: I am thankful that God works out everything for the good of those who love Him.
Day 54: I am thankful for veggies from our garden.
Day 55: I am thankful for air conditioning.
Day 56: I am thankful that Nate and Emily got married (& that I got to look pretty for a nite bc of it)!
Day 57: I am thankful for a reeeaaalllly long nap today.
Day 58: I am thankful for my really awesome support system.
Day 59: I am thankful for Harmon's sweet disposition.
Day 60: I am thankful for all the people who have fought for my and my family's freedom.
Day 61: I am thankful that my boys already have a strong bond of brotherhood.
Day 62: I am thankful for small decisions that lead to great changes.
Day 63: I am thankful that God gave me Chris as my parenting partner.
Day 64: I am thankful that 2 years ago, today, God gave Chris and I our first-born son.
Day 65: I am thankful for forgiveness.
Day 66: I am thankful for the talents God gave my mom and dad and how they use those talents to bless others (and me :)).
Day 67: I am thankful for brand new teeny tiny babies and their sweet smelling heads. 
Day 68: I am thankful that I got to experience Matthew 18:20 tonight.
Day 69: I am thankful for silence.
Day 70: I am thankful that MY HUSBAND IS ON HIS WAY HOME!
Day 71: I am thankful for fun, inexpensive family time.
Day 72: I am thankful for productive "domestic" days around the house.
Day 73: I am thankful that my jam set up well.
Day 74: I am thankful that God "hems me in".
Day 75: I am thankful that my hubby and I got to go on a date tonite. (& I'm thankful for a REALLY awesome babysitter!)
Day 76: I am thankful for the weekend.
Day 77: I am thankful that I got to spend one-on-one time with Sully today.
Day 78: I am thankful for friends I can be 100% myself around.
Day 79: I am thankful that God is keeping His hands on my dad.
Day 80: I am thankful that I got to be creative in the kitchen and watch others enjoy my creations.
Day 81: I am thankful that God is revealing to me the truth of this statement: Because I call God my King, I must act as royalty; I am, after all, the daughter of the King.
Day 82: I am thankful that my daddy is out of the hospital and doing so much better.
Day 83: I am thankful that Sully has learned this prayer and says it almost completely on his own every night: "Please help me to grow into a man after God's own heart."
Day 84: I am thankful that my God provides in His perfect timing.
Day 85: I am thankful that God opened the door for me to head up the Family Retreat!
Day 86: I am thankful for small victories.
Day 87: I am thankful for the renewal sleep brings.
Day 88: I am thankful for girl time.
Day 89: I am thankful for Bethanne. 
Day 90: I am thankful that I get to be a part of the body of Christ.
Day 91: I am thankful that Sully and Harmon will grow up not only knowing, but playing with their great-grandparents.
Day 92: I am thankful for a nice long nap with Harmon snuggled up in my arms.
Day 93: I am thankful for a successful "dieting" day.
Day 94: I am thankful that God is ACTIVE in my life.
Day 95: I am thankful for busy days full of wonderful people.
Day 96: I am thankful for this rainbow on the drive home tonite.
Day 97: I am thankful that Sully was in a great mood today.
Day 98: I am thankful that the boys slept in.
Day 99: I am thankful that I am a mommy.
Day 100: I am thankful that God wants us to be fun and silly.







Saturday, August 11, 2012

Oatmeal Cups

Ready, Set...Yummy!
Here's a recipe I made up tonight that turned out pretty well!  These are super yummy, and will be great for breakfast...they are even healthy!  Only 146 calories/cup!

Oatmeal Cups
5-10 minutes prep.
20 minutes in the oven

Ingredients:
1 mashed banana
1/2c dried honey blueberries (recipe here, dried blueberries work too)
1/2c dates
1/2c raisins
3c oats
1c applesauce
1 egg
1/2c almond milk
1/4c brown sugar
1tsp baking soda
cinnamon (to taste)
nutmeg (to taste)
salt -just a pinch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix everything together.  Pour or scoop into lined cupcake tin -fill each tin.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Enjoy! :)

You can add just about anything to these: almonds, walnuts, dried apricots...ok, any dried fruit really!, etc.

I kept some out for breakfast tomorrow, and I bagged them up in the freezer too.  I feel good giving these to my family.  Lots of goodness in these little suckers!  Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

An arco iris, The Avett Brothers, and more stationary...

First, let me share with you this little blessing God gave me on our drive home this evening...
Now, I will share a story with you about one of the reasons rainbows are so special to me.  I lived in Honduras for 2 months in college.  I went by myself and lived in an orphanage with 20 kiddos and one other adult.  I was the only one who spoke English for most of my stay.  The orphanage was up high on a mountain outside Teguc, and the views were breathtaking!  After a good rain, we got some pretty awesome rainbows...or an arco iris in Spanish.  The kids taught me the word and it's one of my faves still. :)  One day, I was taking a nap (don't judge!) and a little girl came running into my room (which I shared with the other woman and some mice) and woke me up.  She was sooo excited!  She kept saying "Arco iris! Acro iris!" I got up and was rewarded with the sight of a beautiful rainbow...and the hugs of some of the sweetest faces ever.  Priceless.  I will never forget that day, ever.

To continue on with the nostalgia, I am currently listening to the song Swept Away by The Avett Brothers (who I will forever call the AV-it Brothers, not AVE-it (phonetically) Brothers).  I'm back in the coffee shop where most of my friends worked in college.  After closing, we would lock the doors and turn up the music while we cleaned up (I was a really good friend!).  My friend, Dave, introduced me to The Avett Brothers, and we always started with this song.  Whenever it came on, we (the girls, not Dave...he wouldn't dance with us) would twirl around the shop.  Occasionally we got a dance out of one of the guys, but usually Aaron twirled around all full of sarcasm :)

Ok, that's all the nostalgia I can handle tonite. :)

Here's something fun...Hasbrowns in the waffle iron! O yes, I did it.  Spray the waffle iron, dump in some hashbrowns, close and wait...wait some more...just a little longer...ok, now sprinkle with some seasoned salt and EAT 'EM!




How about a few stationary samples to end this post?  Yea?  Great!  Here are a few I did the other day for some teachers.  Order yours today! 




Tuesday, August 7, 2012

School is Starting!

Want to get your kiddo's teacher(s) a gift for the start of school?  How about some super cute personalized stationary from Osito!?  

Every pack comes with matching envelopes.  First, pick the stamp you like, then tell me what you want it to say, finally tell me how many you want and how to get them to you!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!  I can also make monogramed stationary...just ask!  How do you order?  Email me: kate.osito@gmail.com

Pack of 8 (w/envelopes) $10

Check out these samples!  
 (disregard the cost on this pack) 














Friday, August 3, 2012

Monsters!

A friend asked for a gift set for a little boy, and I almost peed my pants when I found this sassy flannel monster print!  this set includes 4 burp cloths, 1 Cuddler, 1 Paci Clip, & 1 Onesie.  I had a blast making this one, and to be honest, I'm a little jealous that I didn't make one for Harmon! I might have to go back to the fabric store... ;)

The Whole Set $30

Paci Clip

up-close of the Cuddler

Cuddler

Cuddler and Paci Clip

Onesie (sorry about the lighting!)

Next week i am selling some Osito items at our church for the United Methodist Women's Bazaar. 10% of the proceeds go towards missions.  These are a few of the items I will have available! (I will also have Sugar Scrubs, Body Butters, and Canning Jar Lanterns.)  NUMCers, bring your $$$! ;) 

bib $3.50

Moose Antler Shirt (12mo) $8

Vested Onesie (3mo) $8

Side Flower Onesie (3mo) $8

Whale Onesie (3mo) $8


And here is a pic of Harmon and his great-grandma...simply bc they are precious!!!