Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pinterest Recipe - Skillet Lasagna

What did we do before pinterest?
I will admit most recipes I try are a total flop.
(It's possibly me not the recipe.)

This one was crazy easy and will be in our dinner rotation!

Easy Skillet Lasagna // comforting, family friendly, weeknight heaven
I skipped a few steps so here is what I did to make it a bit faster:

8 lasagna noodles 
(I gave in and used 1/2 whole wheat which I don't prefer, trying to get healthy up in the bungalow, but I wasn't ready to commit to all whole wheat)
5 cups spaghetti sauce 
(I make a big pot of sauce each month and freeze)
1/2 cup ricotta
8 oz fresh mozzarella
8 fresh basil leaves

Step #1:  Break noodles into thirds and place in big skillet (with tall edges and has a matching lid)
Step #2:  Pour in spaghetti sauce and bring to simmer.  
Cook until noodles are soft but not overcooked.
Step #3: Add heaping 1/2 cup of ricotta and mix a little but not too much
Step #4: Layer the top with slices of fresh mozzarella (yum) and cover
Leave until mozzarella is nice and melty and creamy (double yum)
Step #5: Tear basil leaves and sprinkle on top

Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Atlanta Restaurant Bucket List

People Who Love To Eat Are The Best People #JuliaChild #Quote #etsy @chloefield13 @susannarose26 @kquiggs13 @lnchristine

According to Julia we are the 'Best People'
The Mr. loves food and to eat, I am bit picky but I love the dining experience.

I've broken down and created this running list 
so when we are clueless for something new and exciting 
we will have a go-to reference.

Working list/always changing/adding to 
Atlanta Restaurant Bucket List:

Renovated House of Lu (walkable from the house and our go to for take out but they have completely renovated and I want check out the full dining experience)
Miller Union
Victory Sandwich Shop

Feel free to help me add a few...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Photo Purge

We had our first beach trip as a family of 3 earlier this month.
Of course, I forget my nice camera.
So here's an iPhone photo purge from our little trip...

First Pirate Ship Ride




Chillin in the room with Uncle Johnny

She is always on the move, hard to get a shot that isn't blurry.

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First ocean dip

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Super excited.

Now not so thrilled...
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Last but not least, our favorite time of day, happy hour with 50 cent oysters and wings!
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Happy Monday!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Re-Introduction



I say 'Re-Introduction' but truly it's an Intro
I have been terrible about documenting life in our bungalow this past year.
This is so very sad since it's been the most exciting yet.
So I'm vowing to do better, starting with a little into...

Name/Occupation/Age/Stats
Ramsey, my first name and yes I’m a lady.  More often than not I’m answering the phone for someone looking for Mr. Ramsey.  I’m turning 31 this month and I’m really looking forward to/already enjoying my 30’s.  I’m a bit tall at 5’10”, blue eyes, and very boring brown hair…I don’t dye and really never have, except for a hair show (test dummy) when I was in during high school…not such a great idea.


Hotel Sales…may sound glamorous but it is NOT let me assure you!  Nevertheless I enjoy it, especially when sales are going well.  I work for one hotel and do corporate group sales…for example corporate company ABC has a training class I sell them a block of rooms and meeting space for the attendees coming into town for the class.  Perk we get some pretty decent hotel discounts.

Family Info. Husband, best friend, and love of my life Blake (aka the Mr.) and we have a beautiful, spunky little 10 month old little lady, Parker Leigh.  Our oldest baby is an overweight 8 year old Hendrix, we aren't quite sure what exactly he is mix between golden, lab, corgi, and chow, he is quite a mix.  My love for our little family grows every day!

Favorite Hobbies
Family time, traveling, eating, trying to cook, decorating and redecorating, football well really all sporting events, and finding time to try new things.

This is something that helps me get motivated for school. I want to be able to travel around the world.

Five Things I Can't Live Without (in random order)
1/ Coffee…my need and dependence on coffee in the last 6 months is a bit scary.
2/ Family...yes clique and obvious but true!  They keep me on my toes and grounded.  We are very close with our immediate and extended families.
3/ Planner...it scares me a bit that we have a 10 month hold that doesn't have too many activities at the moment and we are crazy busy now so I can’t imagine what my planner will look like in 5 years.
4/ Maid…I recently caved and hired a biweekly service.  Mr. and I both work way too much and need to have more time free for Parker and each other.
5/ I guess there are only 4 unless you consider black leggings and skinny jeans a must have...haha...but really!

Favorite Family Fun Activities 
Since PL is still pretty little we haven’t ventured out to too many exciting activities (at least that she realized) but some of the our favorites and on our calendar for the next year are…
Atlanta Botanical Garden (we love the lights)
Zoo
Braves Games
Farmers Market
Hiking the mountain and trails
Picnic days
Apple and other fruit picking
We love a little competitive Putt-Putt
I could go on for pages but I won’t bore you.

Typical Day. Alarm goes off at 5:30 way too early but stays on snooze till about 5:50 or 6 until I drag myself to the shower.  I’m pretty fast about getting ready.  I can be showered, dressed, make up, hair dry and out the door with coffee in hand in 40 mins if needed but realistically it’s 7am.  I’m off to work.  Work all day with a few errands thrown in at lunch and then leave to get the Parker at 5:15.  We usually get home by 6 and have a little play time or stroller ride.  Sit down for dinner at 7 and have dinner and bath.  By 8:15 we are settling into the rocker for books and bedtime bottle.  Most nights she is passed out by 8:30pm.  Then it’s my time to getting a little RF work done, clean up, watch some of my DVR and relax.  We are lucky PL is a good sleeper that will sleep until about 8-8:30 and her daddy takes her to school 3 days a week the other 2 days either Mimi or Daddy stays home with her.

I'm excited to be back and happy Friday!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Introducing....

I've been keeping this little lady all to myself
for the past 6 months and 3 weeks
but I suppose it's about time to 
Introduce Parker Leigh



She has truly stolen our hearts.

Parker is like an additive reality show
I can just sit and watch her for hours.

Our hearts are filled with
joy and anticipation
for the adventures we have to come.

I am finally getting back in the grove
I was a bit thrown off by the
working mom and wife thing
not to mention might have over committed myself
to a few too many projects.

But I am back and want to get back
to documenting life in our bungalow.
So...stay tuned for more about Miss Parker
there is a lot to share.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tick Tock

tick tock.

No baby yet....
We are anxiously awaiting.

I went to bed last night at around 10pm hoping to be awaken by water.
No such luck.
Instead I'm awaken by discomfort at 3am.
Happy Monday!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Five

I have to say it's been so nice blogging again this week.
I think I will have to keep it up.

Love joining the ladies for such a fun link up to wrap up the week!

{ one }
I'm ready to 'Pop'!

We are beyond excited to meet our little lady....
anytime now!!

{ two }
The Great Gatsby
Yes I finally saw it!
The settings and costumes were am-azing!
I wasn't overly impressed at the time
but then talking about it I realized I really loved it.
It took my back to high school Lit class.

{ three }
ONLY 60 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS
I will admit I'm stressing a bit over what to wear for newborn and Christmas photos.

Christmas 2013

Dusted Pinecones - Christmas Cards - Sarah Hawkins Designs - Dark Gray - Gray : Front

Merry Arrows - Christmas Cards - Jill Smith - Grass - Green : Front

{ four }
Speaking of the holidays.
I'm so excited that this week I got confirmation of my appointment 
to see Santa at Phipps with Parker Leigh.
Yes, my child is not yet born but I scheduled my appointment in August!
And, no, I am not ashamed.

{ five }
Last but certainly not least.
Looking forward to a fantastic fall wedding weekend!
We have a wedding tomorrow night,
which will undoubtedly be a night to remember.
Followed up by a little pumpkin carving and maybe even a trip to the delivery room!!
Fingers Crossed, I have a funny feeling about Sunday!