December 14, 2014

Last minute beauty gifts!

Okay, so there are sooo many great deals this year! I missed out on a few I really wanted on black friday, but that's ok. I am in the market for make-up this year. I haven't bought any great new products in long time. Lucky for you, I've found some awesome deals on Amazon, I have prime so it's my one of my main shopping choices. Free 2 day shipping!

Check these out if you're still looking to find that perfect gift for yourself or someone else!

On to the list...

December 10, 2014

Herbed Spinach and Tomato Rice

In an effort to sneak vegetables into our diet, I concocted this dish. I was pleasantly surprised with the result. It takes a bit more effort than just plain rice, but the result is yummy and flavorful. In the end, you can't even tell there is spinach in the rice. Approvals were abound!


2 cups of basmati or long-grain rice
1 cup of spinach leaves
1 roma tomato
1 half de-seeded jalapeno
1/2 cup of fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic
4 cups broth or water
2 tbs oil


In a blender combine 1 cup of broth with spinach, tomato, parsley, garlic and blend until smooth. 

In a medium saucepan, heat oil and stir fry rice for 3ish minutes. Add blended mixture and broth into the pan. Add salt to taste. 

Bring to a boil. Place lid on and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Fluff as needed

Serve with entree or as is


December 5, 2014

Getting Back into the Groove

Or... It can be child birth.

It isn't a fall, but it certainly set me back a few months. My baby boy made his arrival as he planned, on his due date, October 23.

I waited for so long, and now it feels like it just came and went, and here he is about to turn 6 weeks in a day. It was a pretty uneventful birth. We went to the hospital, he was born a few hours later, and we were released the next day. So, that all in all I was happy with that experience.

The real trouble began with my toddler and newborn combined. They create this super power that's tough to tackle alone. I was glad to have the help I did. Things are finally starting to come into focus.

So, now I am slowly turning it back to me, and focusing on getting my health in order.

First off, I have about 20lbs I need to shed through diet and exercise. I am not ready to reduce food intake, but am going to slowly incorporate in an easy workout.

Today is the first day they both have napped at the SAME time! By some sort of cosmic connection. The stars aligned, and their nap times collided allowing me to get in a blog post! Yay!

Let's get back into the swing of things, and get going!

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