Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting Ready for Disney!

The count down and can not come quick enough....I mean WE are just that excited! This is our first visit to Disney in October, we are looking forward to attending the over priced Halloween Party and enjoying ever possible thing we can cram into 6 days...yes only six days thanks to this thing called SCHOOL! lol But in the spirit of disney we have made a few things since we are so excited! Here is some of our crafty moments!

Our Disney count down chain

T shirt CRAZY!!! I may have went a little OVERBOARD....NO , I think not!!!

Hurry up October 8th!!!!

Stuffed Bell Peppers (Advocare)

Here is an awesome Stuff Bell Pepper Recipe I found, I tweeked and I like!

This is link of the original recipe.... but here I will explain what I did

  • 3/4 lb ground turkey breast ( I used Deer meat)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt ( I did not use salt as we are lowering our sodium intake)
  • 1 can (28oz) Classico Crushed Tomatoes ( I just used canned tomatoes from Sam's)
  • 1 can (15.25oz) black beans, rinsed and drained( I didn't have any beans ...oppps)
  • 1 can (15.25oz) sweet corn, drained
  • 3 cup Jasmine Rice (cooked)( I used wheat rice...advocare baby)
  • 8 fresh Sweet Red peppers( I used GREEN Bell Peppers)
  • 1 cup reduced fat Colby Jack cheese( Didn't have Colby but I used reduce fat)
  • 2 green onions, sliced ( didn't have onions)
WHAT I ADDED that is not in this is KALE!!!! I used about 3 cups of kale! 

Here is the meat, corn, tomatoes and KALE mixture.

Here is after I added in the rice to the mixture 

Here is after I stuffed the bell peppers with the mixture 

 Here I added the cheese

and the finished product after cooking covered for 40 minutes at 350 



It's Thursday Yall

Hey !!!! This morning is our late morning my hubby doesn't have PT so we sleep a little later, got up at 0615 this AM it was nice to get that extra sleep in but then again I realize JUST how MUCH I can get done getting up earlier! This morning I had a little bit of a headache so I tried one of those juices to help headaches....I didnt have cucumbers so it was not as much juice I am sure as it would have been if I had them, but oh well!!! So here is my tweerked version

1 cupe of pineapple
1-2 handfuls of kale
1/2 a lemon
2 stalks of celery

ITs GREEN yall ! It was actually really good too and for whatever reason my headache is gone!!! 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WaCkY Wednesday!

Seriously, a wacky Wednesday! Woke up at 0445 and thought it was going to be a great day ;) Fixed our morning juice (which was AMAZING) Highly highly recommend this juice ! Today was a morning energizer/ fat burner 
2 grapefruits ( I used pink) 
2 oranges 
1/2 lime 
1 inch of ginger 

Sorry I forgot to take a pic and I had already drank most of it. This did not make my average amount it was a little less, but I didn't want to add to much more to it! Definitely a good acidic boost! 

So as I was saying before I got side tracked with my juice! I "thought" it was going to be a good morning, had my drink fixed my coffee and started my yoga....then.... Goose heard something, jumped over my tray with my coffee and spilled it all over my PLANNER!!! AKA my LIFE!!!! I hurried grabbed it yelled at him and WOKE Harry up!!! lol So there went yoga, there went my me time ! BUT its all good, because I got some one on one time with Harry, apologized to Goose and went about my morning, Life is too short to let ONE instance change your whole day :) 

Harry took an early nap today. I guess it was that 5:30 wake up call 

I guess Goose felt bad! lol I LOVE these babies !!! 

and I must post my Beautiful oh so posh little lady this morning!!! She picked out her outfit, yeah the boot socks don't match perfectly but I let her go on and wear them :) I couldn't tell that pretty girl NO!!! 

Gosh  I LOVE my kiddos! What on earth did I ever do before my hubby and my kids!!! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Terrific Tuesday :)

Hey World! It's Tuesday! What's on your plate today! We have gymnastics tonight so that means quick and easy dinner. What is easier then quick and easy...crockpot!!! Tuesday's for the last year have been crockpot night at our house...but then again last night was crockpot meals too! I am all about something I can get done early and still be amazing! Tonight is Chicken Noddle Soup! 
Here is the recipe I use 

Dinner going, yoga DONE and I forgot to mention our juice this AM 

Here it is! 
3 Carrots
1 apple
3 Oranges
1 inch piece of ginger 

It was decent, not my favorite but hey I am still trying to get use to drinking these juices!!

Don't forget to get your plank on !!! 
you can do it any where any time!!! 
Have a Terrific Tuesday world!!! 
I mean who couldn't have a perfect Tuesday when they wake up to this 

 Yep....I let them have breakfast in bed while watching tv!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Monday World!!!

It's the start of a new week! Yay! Time to get to juicing. This morning was much easier to get up out of bed. Its the juice man! (No really though, I believe it is a mixture of healthy eating, juicing and moderate workouts.) Geez I even beat the hubs out. I did a detox juice because we had a mini frosty last night after dinner! yeah yeah yeah..... you got to reward yourself peeps! Otherwise you will break and go bonkers! lol Been there done that and I DON'T want to blog about that. Today we had ...
1 1/2 medium cucumbers
2 pieces of celery 
1 whole lemon
1 inch piece of ginger

This morning MC was super excited to tear off a Disney chain!

I also got a little crafty today :) I looked everywhere for a jessie costume that was cute and didn't break the bank. I couldn't find one, so I made one! For only 12.00 I got fabric, ric rac, buttons and fusable wear to attach them with no sewing for top, and the skirt I did have to sew a little. I also ordered her a royal blue tutu and I am looking forward to how that all pulls together. Here it is though without the tutu

 cant wait to put it on her :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Funday!

Today was our sleep in day :).... well ya know sleep tip 7:30AM ! Awesome right ! This morning we made a family friendly juice! We made Strawberry Kiwi! 
Our Strawberry Kiwi :)
2 cups of strawberries (I added 3 because McKenzie drank some too)
1 Kiwi (I used 2)
2 apples 

and it was yummy!!! 

For our Sunday Funday :) We took the kids on a little waog (walk/jog)

poor gal had the sun in her eyes!!! 

and then off to make lunch & dinner!!!
Here is our Chicken spinach pizza! 
We used advocare approved wheat pizza crust
2-3 cups of spinach
1 cup of mushrooms
light spread of pesto 
1 cup of low fat mozzarella  cheese

heat to 425 cook for 7-10 minutes ! 

and enjoy!!! With our serving sizes it made enough for us to eat Lunch and Dinner and then some from lunch tomorrow :) 

The kids made cheese and pepperoni 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kiwi Goodness!!!

Today's juice was in my own woods "kiwi goodness" I named it that ! :) I must say that this is by far my most favorite, it was easy on the taste buds for sure! I am a pretty picky drinker too. The only issue with this one is that you MUST stir it constantly. I'm no chemist but something in the ingredients causes it to separate making the top part a little thick, but like I said if you stir constantly it is PERFECT!!! 

"Kiwi Goodness"
4 kiwis 
2 apples
1 inch of ginger 
1 cucumber 

Here in the image you can start to see it separating at the bottom! Still YUMMY!!!! 

Hope you have a FaNtAsTiC Saturday!!! BOILER UP & WAR EAGLE !!! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

I'm gonna make, make make you do a Double Take

Here is my review of Thirty-One's September Hostess Exclusive Double Take Tote! 
First off let me start by same BAM!!! How AWESOME is the new font!
Style number 78

Now that my favorite part is out of the way, let me tell you WHY I love this bag :) 

So it's called a double take tote....why is that you ask, because it is one bag with two looks, I like that much more than say "hey look at my reversible bag" 

Look one 
Black Quilted 

Look Two 
 Black and White Cheveron

It's got pockets galore, I think someone said 16 either way I didn't count them! I just know its enough to organize everything!
I used my hand to show how deep it is , and how much room you have in it.

Even a thermal zipper pouch! 31 thinks of everything right! 
There is a hook for your keys as well. 

Overall the functionality of this bag is amazing!!! I can't wait to use it for our upcoming trip to Disney!!!


Friday, Friday.... my happy dance

It's Friday Yall! This week has been a busy one with my consignment sale with Little Bird Lane and working it, plus our regular crazy busy life. This morning we had another juice with no name! Why do they do this to me? Don't they know I need a name! This one has been MY FAVORITE !!! It is to be named "Orange you glad its my favorite" (this yields 2 servings)
2 oranges
1 lemon
2 apples
1 inch of ginger

It even looks yummy !!

I even was able to get in yoga and dinner in the crockpot too :)

This is the look my dog gives me during yoga! lol I feel like he is saying you are doing that all wrong! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A day to remember !

I start todays post with lots on my mind as I am sure many Americans feel. I have a heavy heart as I think about all that has changed since this day 13 years ago. I remember where I was in life at that moment. I sure did not know the impact that this one day would have on my life. Who would have thought I would marry into the Marine Corps. I was never one to be overly patriotic or push my beliefs on anyone, or show my political side. Over those 13 years I first hand have witness death, sadness, loneliness and heartache....all because of this one event. I pray every night for this world we live in to be a safe place for my family. I see many people choosing not to take their kids to school today, I took my daughter to school, she was sporting her American Flag bracelet, I explained to her the significance of today. I told her about her daddy and what he does to help keep us safe and keep events like that from ever happening again. I believe that I can not shield her from the unexpected, I can not keep her in bubble, we don't know what is to come, that is why we have FAITH! I have faith in knowing that whatever comes of today I treated it as a normal day, not scared of what is to come. With that being said may we never forget 9/11

Todays Juice Tales! lol Today we slept in a little 0600 ! YAY I still managed to everything but my Yoga, so that will happen later in the day :) 

Todays had no title that I can find, so I decided on making my own! don't laugh

Carrot Bliss! (2 servings)

6 Carrots
2 Apples
1 sweet potato

I must admit I call this bliss simply because it actually tasted VERY good!!!  It was sweet enough that I didn't feel deprived! I also was was so excited about it I forgot to snap a picture, until it was almost gone ! So here it is :)

I thought I would all share a recipe I made last night for dinner :) 

Spinach Meatballs! ( advocare approved too)

Here is my take on it I used deer meat! lean and awesome! 

and in the words of the Lego Movie " EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" 

Have yourself and AWESOME DAY 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We are just juicing fools!

So we made it to day 3! Yay! Ok, so for the last three days I have woke up with a smile on my face at 4:30/4:45 fixed the hubs and I a drink, did some yoga and finished cleaning up the house and got ready all before 7:30 when its time to wake the kids! What I have learned from this is rather interesting and somewhat motivating! For the first time in...oh I don't know FOREVER....I have ME TIME! Yes it may be at the expense of my sleep but let me just say it is worth it! I am so much happy and maybe its the juice that gives me extra benefits and maybe its all in my head, who knows but none the less I feel good and am proud of what I have accomplished! Now the hard part... keeping it up! So my challenge to myself is to hold myself accountable, yes things are going to come up, yes we are going to stay out late and no I am not saying I ALWAYS will do my yoga or wake up that early, but what I am holding myself to is NOT to fall into the rut of not even trying! Its ok to cheat every now and again, its ok to sleep til 9AM. I am challenging myself to not let that ONE day ruin the next 15! To take a stand and say this is not a diet/workout routine, but to say this is my LIFE and I want to live to be 150 and see my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. I want to run and play with my kids! I want to be a more healthy, happy person! and for me getting up and enjoying some quiet time by myself/or with the hubs if his time permits is ALL worth it!!! So here's to keeping it up :) 

todays juice was the lovely "Morning Glory " 
So whats the story with this morning glory! Well one might say not too just kidding its not too bad it was my first time juicing a beet so that may have something to do with it! lol 

Morning Glory Recipe (this recipe only yields one serving)
2 carrots 
1 beet
2 oranges 

So today along with my yoga I found this Plank Challenge on Pinterest! I will be trying it, as I hope you might join along with me too! I mean how hard can it be ....

Oh just getting my 20 second plank on! :) 

Hope you have a fantastic day :) for us here its raining so I will leave you with this sweet picture of my babies