Saturday, February 15, 2014
I made the kiddos a healthy breakfast. Strawberry banana protein shake with honey nut bars.The family got love notes with breakfast.
My tea this morning said "Sing from the heart"
In process of making a lunch packed with love.
Grilled cheese with pepperoni (except the 1 request for a not grilled sandwich).
The sandwiches were served with minestrone soup and red grapes.
They also had fizzy red drink with their pink and red striped straws.
A small sweet Valentine gift of Sweethearts and Tic Tacs.
Hubby brought home these pink strawberry pretzels and I dipped the white ones in almond bark.
I forgot to take a picture of dinner b/c hubby and kiddos were in a hurry to get out the door.
Here's a pic of the left over spaghetti. We also had broccoli and home made bread.
While the family was gone my youngest and I read some books. In the back of a book there was a recipe for healthy cookies, so we tried it. They were yummo!
Then we played several games of memory. She beat me pretty bad, every time!!
Lastly, my oldest daughter bought me this shirt for Valentine's Day. It really made my day!
Hope you had a fun and memorable Valentine's Day with someone you love!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
This is the inside of the album. I cut some photo sleeves to size and sewed them in. The back page is to be a scrap page layout front and back side. This is a gift so I didn't add pictures, except in the photo pockets to show what it looks like with pictures. I also added the little accordion mini album to the inside for more pictures.
|I sewed in a scrap from the photo pocket I trimmed cut in a heart shape and filled with sequins (photo at bottom). This is the back side of the stitching done on a sewing machine.|
A close up of the front of the file folder. I also sewed these sequins and whole punches on.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Before: Size 26 Goal: Size 8http://goal121.blogspot.com/2014/01/reflect-and-refocus-home-stretch.html This is the link to my weight loss blog with my current post reviewing my pictures before, during and after! Check it out!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
These nuts are amazing and addicting! Good thing they're healthy!
Honey Sweetened Coconut Cashews
2 c. Cashew pieces
1 1/2 c. Coconut (we used sweetened)
1/8 c. plus 1 Tbls. Honey
4-5 Tbls Coconut Oil
1. Melt 1/2 of the coconut oil in a medium fry pan.
2. Add cashews, turn heat to low (but not the lowest setting).
3. Stir almost constantly, until browned (about 10 mins). Be carefull not to over brown, b/c they continue to brown after you take them off the heat from the hot oil.
4. Turn burner off and stir in honey.
5. Pour cashews onto a baking tray to cool.
6. Rinse out pan. Melt remaining coconut oil in pan.
7. turn to low heat, stir in coconut. Watch carefully and continue to stir coconut, until lightly brown. (about 10 mins). Continues to brown and crisp after removed from pan.
8. Mix coconut with cashews. Let sit 15-20 mins or until cool and become crunchy. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I like to have tabs sticking up on some of my albums to add interest to the album itself as well as the pages. I don't do it on every page, just here and there to spice it up and add a little color.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Easy Cheesy Salsa Chicken
12 chicken tenderloins (I used frozen)
12 oz. salsa (mine has corn and beans in it)
6 big slices of cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken in large baking pan and pour salsa over the chicken. Cook 30 mins or until cooked through. Break the 6 slices of cheese in 1/2 and place a 1/2 slice over each tenderloin. Let cheese melt 5 mins. Serve over quinoa or rice.
Monday, November 18, 2013