Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Holiday shopping?

I can't believe that Christmas is less than two months away, this year went by so fast. I say that every year but I think since having a child time goes by even faster. I try to cherish every moment even more!

It's funny too me that the Furby is predicted to be one of the hottest toys of the holiday season, I remember when I was in elementary school my step mom worked at Wal-Mart and she got me one at midnight the day they came out. I'm pretty sure she came home battered and bruised good thing she is no longer a retail employee. What I find the most funny is how things always come back around. Don't know what a furby is.... I don't know that you want to know, but if you do you can check it out by clicking on the picture:

These things are going from $50-$90 and they are already selling out! Seems like the earlier 90's all over again!

On that note, I have mentioned before that I am a Scentsy Consultant and starting today until December 31st or supplies run out, Scentsy has buy one get one free Scentsy Buddies! My son loves his Ribbert Frog buddy with the newborn nursery pak and it smells SO GOOD. So with this deal you get 2 buddies and 2 scent paks for only $25! Such a great deal, you can check out all the details below:

What is your favorite part about the holiday season? I am so excited to bake some healthy versions of the holiday favorites and spend time with family. Last year my son was too little to realize what was going on but this year I know he will be SO excited!

Happy Hump-Day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Avocado Egg Salad

So I don't like eggs unless they are deviled or in egg salad. Two unhealthy things. I try to eat hard boiled eggs because I know they are good for you but I just can't get into them. Recently I came across a recipe for Avocado Egg Salad on pinterest and I knew I had to try it, I love avocados and it is a way to make egg salad healthier. My one problem with most recipes I found through other blogs is they included Mayo (which is one of the grossest things that you can eat in my opinion) and lots and lots of salt.

So I took multiple recipes from different sites and adapted it to make it my own:
  • 4 whole Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 whole Avocado, cubed for easier smashing 
  • 1-2 tablespoons PLAIN Greek yogurt
  • Red Pepper to Taste
  • Chopped Green onions to taste 
Boil the eggs first then mix in all the other ingredients, if you would like it creamier you can blend in a food processor. This recipe goes good on bread, in a wrap or simple over a bed of lettuce. However you prefer it!
Here is a picture of my recipe

Some people add radishes/spinach/onions to their recipe you can really make this your own! If you have your own variation I would love to hear about it! You can also use either fresh lime/lemon or vinegar to help the avocados not brown.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


777 page views! I can't believe we are almost to 1000 already! Thank you to everyone who checks out my blog. Tomorrow I start with a personal trainer to lose the additional 50-60 pounds I would like to making it 130-140 pounds lost all together! I am excited but nervous, I can't wait to see my end results.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The most important meal of the day

We are giving little one more solid's for breakfast now and he's loving most of them. The thing is I used to HATE breakfast (up until like a few days ago), but I know to succesfully lose weight I have to eat it. We do alot of egg whites, veggies, lean proteins (turkey bacon) and fruits.

Little one and I are pretty much all healed up from our sicknesses, he's still got a little bit of runny nose and I've got some congestion but it's 90% better! However the man of the house is now battling a sinus infection. This morning little one and I got up and had a breakfast date.
  • The plate on the left is mine (obviously) It includes eggs, organic strawberries and whole wheat English muffin. I do two egg whites and one yolk for my eggs I do not add any salt/butter/milk.
  • Picture on the right is little man being excited he had Van's Wheat-Gluten Free Cinnamon French toast and about 4 organic strawberries cut up!

I LOVE the Van's Products, I get mine at Safeway but I'm sure they have them everywhere they are SO flavorful the cinnamon toast tastes EXACTLY like normal cinnamon toast however it is much thinner. Here is a picture of the box (so if you are interested in it you can keep an eye out):
you can also check out the other foods Van's has and check out the nutritional info on their site (click on the picture of the box and it will take you there).

So that was breakfast, after the man of the house got up we all took Strummer (our dog) out and ran around the green belt outside. Arizona weather is finally cooling down, we can definitely handle the 90 degree temps and later we will spend some more time outside and possible go adopt a beta fish!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

AND we're back...

Sorry for the hiatus, we had little one's first birthday party two weekends ago, then last wednesday we left for San Diego! We got home Sunday night, Monday was little one's birthday but he woke up with a cold so we didn't do too much except cuddle cuddle cuddle. Tuesday I woke up feeling horrible and decided to go to urgent care Wednesday and was diagnosed with a sinus infection and so it's been a rough couple of days in our house hold. Now my lovely other half who has been taking care of us is starting to feel sick. We need a healthy household ASAP.

On a healthier note, we are doing no fried/fast/or added sugar foods for the next 35 days. Why 35 days you might ask? Well Jacob saw this online one day and it inspired him and he came up with the idea.
We are also trying to eat as much gluten free food as possible and we will see how we feel at the end of 35 days. We want little one to grow up loving healthy food, he already is addicted to Carrots, Bananas, Strawberries and Grapes! Lead by example!

I would love for any of you to share healthy recipes with me, I always need new ideas! 

I leave you with a picture of my little man at the beach, he was not so sure of the sand on his feet (he doesnt like being dirty) so he sat on my lap most of the time.

Monday, September 3, 2012

First Birthday Party

So our son's first birthday will be on 9/10, we had his birthday part on Saturday however. Right now we are packing and getting stuff ready for our first family trip, we will be going to San Diego for four day and taking Lennon to sea world and the beach! So I will post more details on the party and our first trip with a one year old!

I will however leave you with a picture from  the party:
 He fell asleep after a few bites of cake, he was exhausted!