Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chocolate Waffles

Hey all today I'm starting a new share that I'll be doing weekly. It's going to be part of sharing something that has been helping me with my healthy journey. I figured if I share what I have been doing maybe it could help someone else too. I love the community I've gotten to know and what I've learned so this is my way of passing it forward.

For my first share I thought I'd share a breakfast recipe that I came up with this past weekend as I was craving something chocolatey and well being I'm doing Weight Watchers it's all about working my points that made me even more excited that this is just #WW3pts so here we go!

Ingredients :

 - 1/2 cup Chocolate Cake Mix 
- 1/3 cup pancake mix
- 2 egg using the egg whites only
-1 tsp of vanilla
 -1/2 cup of almond milk
-1/2 cup of strawberries and bananas
-fat free whipped cream
(you'll need a waffle maker as well to make those waffles!)



Instructions:

Warm up your waffle maker. I like to use a butter spray to get the waffle maker nice and hot. First mix your dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients and make sure everything is incorporated.




Now get some mix on your waffle mix. For me I've found that filling my waffle maker it takes a 1/3 cup of mix.



Once your waffles are done add your strawberries and Whipped cream and enjoy!




If you make these I'd love to hear what you think! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let there be Cake! - Not so Wordless Wednesday

I just wanted to share today a little of the fun we had celebrating my little Isy's 2nd birthday. We so blessed because we got surprised my one of our friends who is an AMAZING baker and whom I've actually hired to do well most of our cakes the past year.

She actually surprised us as we were just going to do an ice cream cake.  I actually had contacted her to make a cake but my plans fell through and ended up not being able to order it BUT she MADE the cake for Beanie girl as her gift! HOW amazing is that! If you are in NY and need a cake just contact Dessier. She has NO idea I'm doing this but I just wanted to share because it meant more then I could say!

OK enough with my mushy start of my post, let me share the fun we had!


Here is the cake :


The theme for Isy's 2nd birthday was all about balloons. That is her favorite thing right now. So much so I knew we had to have some fun. So the kids and I to inflating balloons to cover the floor once she went to bed.

This was the result :








Needless to say it was one awesome day! We are having such a blast these past days! I feel so blessed.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Just Like that She's Two!





Feeling so blessed. I am in awe of our little Beanie girl. She's 2!! HOW the heck did that happen!?!?! OH MY GOSH time truly has FLOWN by....




To think this was our sweet baby girl in the NICU after being born at 27 weeks and spending 59 days in the NICU to the amazing,smart, NO FEAR having, funny and so loving Sweet girl we love to pieces today.

We can not say how blessed we are. Guess what Once again this year the wonderful Freshly Picked is helping us celebrate Isabel's birthday. Last year we were able to receive a pair of their wonderful moccasins to review and giveaway a pair.

Once again we got the opportunity to do the same. This year since Isy is bigger we got to test out what the larger sizes are like. I must say I LOVE these moccasins. The first pair she received she actually learned how to walk in them. This time she is RUNNING in her shoes. I feel they have more support and I love that they are still just as comfortable. We have tested them outdoors in our backyard and they are so fun. Here is a close up of the pair we got which are called : House That Lars Built 


As I said we have a pair to giveaway as well. So all you have to do is enter bellow. I'm off to celebrate my Super awesome girl's Birthday! I'll post pics of the fun we are about to have...Let's just say Isy loves balloons and OH we have Balloons!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

And that's a Wrap!








It felt like this year went speeding by but took forever at the same time. The moment finally arrived and school has come to an end and I'm now a proud mama to a Senior in High school (gasp) a third and seventh grader.

I am beyond proud of each of my kids who worked so hard throughout the school year. NOW time to enjoy and make the most of the Summer staring with celebrating the baby of the family who is turning 2 years old next week!! 

Here is to Summer and the adventures it shall bring! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Word{less} Wednesday

It's been a while since I did one of these:







The look on his face is all something I love to see on my kids when they are playing the game. This past weekend was one of the last games of the season. Playoff. Although his team didn't get as many wins as would have liked they played like champions. No matter the loses they had they played each with more heart then the last. Watching him and his teammates always made me so happy and so proud. 

The game before this last one was the most epic game they played all season. Everyone was so impressed and loved how they came together to play and win. Which meant they could carry on to the next playoff game. 

Sunday's game was against one of the best teams of the league. They sure gave them a run for their money. This image I captured was my boy at 2nd base ready to go and take 3rd.


This is what #FORTHELOVEOFTHEGAME is all about. Focused and giving his all just as his teammates were. I thought about how this is how we have to go after what we love for as well. Set those goals and go head on into it. 


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Project Life Updates With a Video!

Don't adjust your screen yes I wrote video! After having more battles then I'd like to mention I finally have a video to share my project life.

I actually will be trying to make another video for the previous weeks as I am sharing today weeks 17 through 19.




I forgot to mention I used the Kraft and Midnight Core Kits collections to create my pages. I have plenty of embellishments in my stash that I just grabbed and used.


Well that's it for me as I'm busy as there are only 2 weeks of school left and so lots of planning to come!

How are you doing with your project life ? Caught up or giving up?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Minuscule - Valley of the Lost Ants (Review & Giveaway)

 I received this DVD movie free of charge in exchange of  an honest review all the thoughts and words are mine.


My family and I had the opportunity to receive this cute little movie to review (and giveaway) a few weeks ago but it's been so crazy we actually weren't able to enjoy it til this past weekend.



This epic adventure has the added twist of almost no dialogue – think Wall-E meets A Bug's Life! These animated stars communicate solely via a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects to tell the tale of their journey. With the lone voice of Richard Dreyfuss as the narrator

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I had my Littles sit and watch this movie to see what they thought. At first they saw that there was no talking so it actually made them pay attention to it a bit more. As it went on they  actually started adding their own words to what was going on and cheered on the ants and we sure had some giggles throughout it. By the end of the movie even my youngest was saying Ant go,go...

This was a sweet little movie that I really think you and your kids will enjoy together so now thanks to Kaboom I'm able to share a giveaway of a copy for you and your family.

So just enter below and I'll pick a winner next week!


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