Thursday, November 29, 2012

Introducing new foods

Well. We are having a bit of trouble with getting Lilly to LOVE solids.
Guess mommy milk is just too good.

So far we have tried
Butternut squash
Sweet potatoes

I was having her play with toys and when she put them in her mouth I'd swoop a spoonful of food in her mouth. She didn't fuss, she just wouldn't open her mouth.

Yesterday I tried letting her feed herself. I know it was a silly idea, but it worked. She likes to put stuff in her mouth so I just let her.

What are some ways you encouraged your child to take solids?

Monday, November 26, 2012

November Sponsor Love

Well folks, it's already the middle of November.

I am so thankful to be a part of this blogging community. These ladies have supported me and helped feel like a true blogger.

Please check out their blogs, they are WONDERFUL.

Here they are:
Pamela at Pamela's Heavenly Treats
What can I say about my friend Pamela!! I LOVE her. She has great recipes on her blog! She is always trying new recipes!! I decided to make one recipe from her blog a month. Wanna join me?

 Hi! My name is Pamela and I am the lovely lady behind Pamela's Heavenly Treats, I must first say that without God none of this would be possible. I am a wife, mother of 6, homeschool teacher and I have a small Healthy Cupcake & Cookie business. Everything that I make is made with 100% Whole Wheat Flour and my secret ingredients. I have a weekly link party that runs from Saturday to Wednesday called Heavenly Treats Sunday, would love to have you. I also have a Etsy shop where I sell my healthy mixes! Come on over and visit!

One of my favorite post is my 60 second chocoloate chip cookie in a cup!

Her favorite Thanksgiving treat is: Favorite fall food is Sweet potatoes with marshmallows, yummy!
I love watching Kelly's blogs and reading her posts. She is a wonderful mommy and a blogger!!

I blog about being a wife and a mama to 4 little people! I blog about Jesus and food and fashion. Check out a fashionish post here:

Her favorite Holiday treat is: I LOVE green bean casserole!!!
(me too!!)
Kaitlyn at Wifessionals
Kaitlyn has super cute things on her blogs. I love her enthusiasm for football and all things girly!!
Wifessionals is written about everything in my daily life. I'm a newlywed, new Army wife and new momma to a little fur-terror, Marcy, These are my confessions of what it's like to be a wife - or rather, Wifessionals.

Her favorite Thanksgiving dish is: My favorite Fall food is anything with pumpkin - in case you can't tell by the recipe overload on my blog (:
I love reading Jen's blog because she has AMAZING DIY projects for your he. Truly awesome. And she shares a love for Chevron print?! Umm so cute. Her son is adorable! 

I am a stay at home momma and wife to Jeremy that shares fun/cheap/do-able DIY projects, too much of our life, our baby boy, Boston, and my obsession for creating family memories.
Her Favorite fall food is turkey stuffing. She says that her grandmother makes the best stuffing!
Her blog is so adorable. It just got restyled and I must say I am JEALOUS. I love reading Amy's blog because as a new mommy it's great to connect with people in the same shoes.

keepin' up with the Smith's is a blog about life as a new SAHM to Cash, wife to Luke, DIY projects, recipes & life in between.

Here is a link to one of my favorite posts...the arrival of Cash!
 Her favorite Holiday dishes are: Mmmm! My favorite fall food is apple pie & green bean casserole! Weird combo, yes, but I love them both! :)

These ladies are great!! Please check them out!!

Happy November!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fitness and Mommyhood

I've been trying to stay fit while bringing up baby and I will admit it gets tough sometimes.

I didn't cling onto the weight, but it didn't fall right off either.

I started back running about 6 weeks after. I was itching to get back to running.

The mommy group do lots of walks and it has been fun to do a little fitness with friends.

However now I find myself unmotivated unless I have a friend to work out with.

But this past week I've really gotta off my butt.

I've ran the farthest since getting pregnant and with a stroller, 7 miles.

It is such an accomplishment, but I'm still so far from where I want to be.

I'm training for a half marathon...again.

I am thinking about doing one on St Patrick's day, but there is one in a local town that is love to do also in April.

I wanted to write this post as a way to encourage others.

What has motivated me is using Charity miles while running. It really makes a difference if I go running or not.

It's like people are depending on me. Probably not, but it gets me motivated!!

It's also a way for me to think through my problems. I usually realize how kooky I am by mile 2.

I know running isn't for everyone, but its helped me so much and it great that Lilly enjoys it too!

So mommas, let's get moving!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Turkey trot and thanksgiving

Here are the photos from yesterday:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving and turkey trot

There really is so much to be thankful for. Actually there is so much I won't so justice by writing it here, but I still want to say a few things I'm thankful for.

My husband
Being able to stay home
Our health as a family
Finding a church
Being able to run, to walk, to talk, to see, to smell, and to hear
My family and in laws
My faith
Buying a house
Living in a great neighborhood
Friends, old and new
Our dog, Gus Gus

Please follow me on twitter (mrs__hurley) and Instagram (littlemrshurley) to follow our #turkeytrot and #hurleythanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm over at Amy's today

Please go by Amy's to see what I am truly grateful this year!!

Happy Thanksgiving all!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I've been wanting to do a post like this for a while!

So here it is:

Currently reading: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. It's the second book in the Outlander series. And I am loving it. It's historical fiction, a bit of romance. Nada touch of science fiction, just a touch!! Very good!!

Currently listening to; the baby sleeping, however my Pandora station is on Gungor station or Mozart Lullabies.

Currently watching: The Fighter with the hubby, but I'm totally into SOA and once upon a time!!

Currently loving: the weather. It is gorgeous! I love this season!!

Currently enjoying: cinnamon in my coffee. It's so yummy and good for you too.

Currently getting fit: by running around the park. I'm so stoked for our first family Turkey Trot. I will definitely post pictures!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Just some photos of our little one (family is always asking for more on the blog ;)

Instagram and phone photos

Here's what our week has been like: