Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Delicious meals, cute outfits and a giveaway!

Let's link up to Jennifer at Peas and Crayons for some What I Ate Wednesday deliciousness.

It's been awhile since I did a day's worth of eats, so I thought I'd take it back to the basics.
Sweet potato for breakfast? Why not?
Baked sweet potato with lots of butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Always delicious!

Baked chicken nuggets, green beans, and some iffy steam-in-a-bag frozen veggies.

Loving my smoothies! This one is especially blackberry-ish.

Roast turkey, peas and broccoli. The veggies were the best part!

I'll be honest...this isn't a very typical picture of my eats...cause my days are usually full of carbs and cheese, and somehow there isn't any of that. Clearly, something was wrong.

Now let's connect to The Pleated Poppy for some What I Wore fashion.
And can I just say that I'm LOVING being involved in this link up?
I really was that stereotypical stay at home mom that threw on some sweats and a tee every day because I had no reason for anything nicer.
I still don't have a reason....besides enjoying that I look nice. It's pretty fabulous!
And apologies for the terrible pics. I have been taking them with the timer, and then I crop my picture so much that what's left ends up blurry. 
I sort of have a love-hate relationship with this shirt. I think plaid is super cute, but I'm not loving the puffy little cap sleeves. Oh well. And those sandals are my new favorite.

Another love-hate shirt. LOVE the teal color, but this was a shirt I wore back in my early breastfeeding days. I always worry that shirts with that empire waist then loose flowy-ness just scream PREGGERS. Sigh.
And here's the same outfit with a cute little jacket.

And here's my "mom outfit" for chaperoning my daughter's field trip at the wildlife park. Comfy casual at its best!

And let's focus on the positive with some What I'm Loving at This kind of love.

I'm loving... sweet little notes from my husband.

I'm loving... strawberry season! Yum yum!

I'm loving... cute little lemurs.

I'm loving...Prefense Hand Sanitizer.

See...I'm a bit of a germ-aphobe. Germs gross me out.
But so does alcohol based sanitizer. Full of chemicals, and a nasty smell, I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what's worse....the germs or the alcohol sanitizer.

Luckily, we have a new option. Prefense!

Prefense is a sanitizing product that provides protection from germs without the drawbacks of traditional hand sanitizers.

It has no alcohol, which means no yucky alcohol smell and no dried out skin.  Instead, the silica based gel has a slight fresh smell and leaves your skin feeling fairly smooth.

One application works for 24 hours, or through ten hand washings. Gotta love a long-lasting product!
I truly do think that Prefense is a much better alternative to any other hand sanitizer I've tried.

And one lucky reader of loving the little things is going to win their own full sized bottle! The full sized bottle contains 640 applications! And with one spray lasting all day, that one bottle of Prefense could potentially last almost 2 years!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post - any comment! - and you're entered to win! Just make sure I have a way to contact you via email.
And, as always, I encourage you to be a follower of loving the little things!

Giveaway closes Friday, May 20 at 9:00 am CST.
A winner will be chosen via and announced on the blog and notified by email on Friday, May 20. Good luck!
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  1. You're in good company with a fellow germfreak, my dear. Pre-fense, please! Sounds too good to be true. I don't use regular hand sanitizer unless it's a must. Definitely pros and cons. With 3 kids, if one gets sick, they almost always all get sick, so any way I can ward off evil germs in my house, car, whatever...I'm for it! :)

    Your meals make mine look like they need some revamping. I'm a carb and cheese girl, too.

    As for the outfits, dear Meggie, I think you could wear a paper bag and still look cute. ;)

    Sophisticated Steps

  2. ...and oh my goodness...could Isabelle BE any cuter with the lemurs? (Enter the prized Chandler inflection.) Ha!

    Sophisticated Steps

  3. I like your little plaid shirt!

    I totally get what you're saying about those empire shirts....I feel the same way about anything with a tie in the back - it just SCREAMS maternity!! For the record - it looks SUPER cute and doesn't look like maternity at all ;-)

  4. I don't think I could let Faith near a lemur, she's so rough with animals, mostly because Peanut lets her do whatever she wants!

    Your dinner was missing some serious carbs! At least we now know that I can out eat you :)

  5. 3rd times a charm...

    I FINALLY added that beautiful blog button of yours! It sure looks purty on my page! Wonder why? ;) My sister asked me to do one for her and poor thing has gotten jipped. No time yet.

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  6. Oh my goodness - that note from your husband is the sweetest!

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  8. This is so bizarre - completely randomly I just posted a photo food blog! I'm going to have to link up with Peas and Crayons! Also - that sweet potato dish looks AMAZING.

  9. I love your new sandals! And your "comfy mom outfit" is totally my go-to outfit :) Cute little lemurs, too!

  10. I'm a huge fan of sweet potatos. mmmmmm I could eat them any time of the day.

    Yea for post-it note messages! (We use dry-erase marker on the mirror.)

    And the picture with the lemur is super cute. :)

  11. Ok, so I keep seeing the What I Wore link up and am wondering if it's a sign?? I'm itching to go shopping and buy something cute, but with a 4 month old and the possibility of spit-up and poo on my cute clothes? Most days I just settle for the sweats.

  12. I went through an entire container of hand sanitizer last week. Pink eye hit the Bateman Home!! It was so gross and I was so paranoid. With an 8 month old I just knew I was going to get it, but I didn't.
    I know what you mean about the empire waisted shirts. I just bought 2 and I am really hoping people don't think I am pregnant, AGAIN!!

  13. I went through an entire container of hand sanitizer last week. Pink eye hit the Bateman Home!! It was so gross and I was so paranoid. With an 8 month old I just knew I was going to get it, but I didn't.
    I know what you mean about the empire waisted shirts. I just bought 2 and I am really hoping people don't think I am pregnant, AGAIN!!

  14. As a fellow germ freak, thanks for the product review! And I feel the same way about empire tops: just seem to scream bun in the oven!!

  15. Yay for WIAW!!! :)

    Haha I have so many love hate relationships with my clothes. It's ridiculous! But that teal color is super cute and you totally don't look preggers!

  16. The love note from the hubs is precious! And that smoothie looks great. I love all things blackberry-ish = )

  17. What a nice note from your husband! and totally agree that strawberries are perfect right now!

  18. i cant wait until strawberries are ready here! normally around june 9th!! [my birthday!!]. love the giveaway!

  19. I'd love to try this! Working with the general public I need this! LOL!

  20. The plaid shirt is adorable (I love little puffy sleeves like that - it makes it more feminine. :-)) And honestly, I Love the mom field trip outfit too. It's cute and flattering and comfortable, I'm sure. Why not wear "activewear" sometimes? :-)

  21. Ok, LOVE the teal shirt, it's very flattering on you but my favorite is definitely the super sweet note from your hubs! What an awesome hubby!

  22. You have such an impressive number of giveaways! :-) The non-alcohol sanitizer sounds great.

    I love your mom casual outfit! (Love them all, actually.) Any one of them would be a BIG step up from my "work from home chic." :-)

  23. I like your plaid shirt! Super cute!

  24. I never think to have sweet potatoes for breakfast, but I dont know why- it sounds delicious, and like it would hit the spot in the morning! Great idea!

  25. your outfits are super cute!! i don't think that teal shirt screams preggers at all :). i love shirts like that for my carb/cheese days!

  26. Wow that would be perfect to take with us to India this summer!

    What zoo were you at that you were able to pet the lemurs?! So great!

  27. Oh p.s. are you going to let us know which of the necklaces you chose? I'm curious!!

  28. Love all your outfits! Fun pics!

  29. Your husband is so sweet and you look adorable in your fashion pics!
    I’m glad I dropped by from “Wayback Wednesday” linky party. I’m your newest follower.
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  30. I think that the plaid shirt is cute with the puffy sleeves!! (They really don't look puffy to me!)
    You are so pretty!! And that little note from your husband is the sweetest!

  31. Yaaaayyyyy, strawberry season!! It's my favorite. I could eat strawberries every day and for every meal.
    Wait. I do that already.
    I also lovelovelove that teal colored shirt that you are wearing in the second picture. It's super cute!
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  32. I liked all of your outfits, especially the plaid shirt. And there's no way you looked pregnant in the teal shirt! :-)

  33. Have to say, love the comfy mom outfit! My little one isnt 2 yet, but I already have those comfy outfits (without the field trips) also, LOVE the giveaway!!! hope i win ;)

  34. Cute outfit and your food looks delicious!

    Prefense sounds great! I feel the same way as you- hate germs, hate chemically hand sanitizer!

  35. Love strawberries.

    Love the Casual Mom look.

    Love the color of your teal top.

    AND I hate germs.

    Fun post!

  36. Those chicken nuggets look yummo!
    Your girls are so adorable and looks like it was a very fun field trip too!

  37. I like those meals a lot and you look so adorable:)Have a great day, sunshine

    P.S: I'm hosting an awesome Organic cosmetics Giveaway today! Perfect for a summer glowy skin:)

  38. Oh I so don't like germs either and I have three boys and well boys can be so gross!

  39. I think your outfits are cute too. New follower from Mommy Time Out blog hop. I hope you will follow me back

  40. I am a huge germ freak and wash my hands a millions times a day it seem! This would be perfect!

  41. I have searched for your blog forever and I can't believe I had missed it all these months you have been visiting mine! I feel like a terrible blogger friend! I love the "mom" outfit you modeled the most - lol probably because I would totally wear that! Love your blog! Remember the special deal with Shaklee is only good through May 20th to get the free membership with a $30 purchase! Thanks for always following me! I am not following you!

  42. Happy WIAW Megan!!!! ohmygosh that lemur is so so cute!!! and hooray for blackberry smoothies!!!! <3 I think i'm going to make one for breakfast tomorrow =) yummm! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  43. Love what you are doing! Can't wait to read more!

  44. Great giveaway missy miss!

    LOVE the teel color and those sandals are awesome. What I love the most? The sweet note from your husband. :)

  45. Couldn't get pass the sweet potatoes for breakfast. Those sound perfect.

  46. Hey, Megan. Thanks for your comments on my blog and for following me, too! I am so having fun with the blog world.

  47. Your sweet potatoes for breakfast look really yummy! Your outfits are really cute too!


  48. Ha ha my husband always, ALWAYS asks me for hand santizer LOL. I have to make sure I always have it in my purse! Love your outfits! :)

  49. Im loving your plaid shirt!!! I have about 10 of them!!! hehe!! I loving that your sweet husband leave you notes!!! I need him to teach Jon a thing or 2!! hehe!!!

  50. THat sounds perfect for the gym when you hands get all icky. I had a sweet potato for b-fast the other day and it was great!

  51. That breakfast looks pretty yum. I am so with you about shirts worn during pregnancy- even if they are not pregnancy shirts if I wore them then I totally feel preggers!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog last week.

  52. Great post! Reminds me of when mine were little. I loved field trips!

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  53. thanks for the sweet comment!! i have the same dilemma about empire waist i look like i'm still pregnant? :) i really like the field trip cute and casual!

  54. CUTE outfits! I love the puffy sleeved plaid shirt!

    Your meals make me feel laking in the "creative" department!

    You have a sweet hubby to leave notes like that! ;)

    How did Kaylee like the field trip?

  55. Your outfits are super cute! I LOVE the teal shirt- it does NOT make you look pregnant!!

    And how adorable is your husband???
    So sweet!

  56. I'm loving smoothies right now making them with frozen berry blends and juice!! Mmmm!! ;)

    All of your outfits are cute, even the comfy lookin' one!! I'm lovin' those sandals too! I've been on the hunt for some, but I HATE my feet...I think they make them look extra long (I already wear a size 9, they don't need anymore help!)!!

    I'd love to try that hand sanitizer!

  57. I am such a germ's ridiculous! I have to use the instant sanitizer at work, but I'd love to try this for at home!!

    You are SO cute! I like the plaid shirt! I should start dressing up just because. Otherwise I never do!

  58. I have a love/hate relationship with you because I tend to not like girls who are prettier or skinnier than me.

    sorry. it's totally my issue, not yours.

  59. I was smiling when I read your comment on my blog. It made my day. Your outfits are so cute and I am loving the What I ate Wednesday!!

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