Love this shape of sun glasses. It has been my favorite. There are so many different styles out that are fun, but these, are always my favorite. Just wanted to share. What has been yours??
Just wanted to start this off first stating how I hope you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day yesterday! It sure was a nice to see all of our fam and get a little bit of a relaxing myself. My husband was so exhausted at the end of the day, poor guy. But it sure was nice to kinda kick it back slightly and not chase the kid of ours every single second. I just couldn’t let my husband do it all day though! (This was the best picture we could get together, oh well, at least we got one?)
I am fortunate enough that both our parents live close by. It was nice to be able to visit them and enjoy each others company. Eat some yummy food, play games, talk- doing family things. We had brunch yesterday which is my favorite. It was mainly breakfast foods so I made this real yummy somewhat ‘quiche’ recipe. It was quite enjoyable and not too heavy filling. Which, that I love too. Hope you all enjoy! (Original recipe was a spicy mexican frittata, which I will want to try next time).
Ingredients for Potato Cups:
2 ten ounce Idaho Russet Potatoes
1 tbsp flour
1-2 tbsp oil
salt & pepper
Ingredients for Frittata:
1/2 c. cooked crumbled bacon
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 10 oz. frozen spinach rinsed & drained
1/4 cup cream (half-n-half)
1/2 cup crumbled or shredded cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1) Peel and grate two, ten ounce Idaho Russet Potatoes. Rinse shredded potato and squeeze or strain to remove excess water. TIP: A squeeze of lemon will keep your potatoes nice and white.
2) Toss shredded potato with flour, olive oil, pepper, and salt. Add other seasonings or shredded cheese to suit your taste.
3) Brush or spray a 12 cup muffin pan with oil.
4) Press the potato mixture into the bottom and up the sides to form cups. It’s OK if the potato pieces stick up, because the cups will shrink while baking.
5) Bake the cups in a preheated 375(F) oven for 30-40 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want your cups to be.
6) While the cups are baking, prepare egg mixture.
7) Beat the eggs vigorously and add all the other ingredients.
8) Take the potato cups from the oven and distribute egg mixture. Return to the oven and continue baking until eggs are set 10-15 minutes.
9) Share and enjoy!
(Adapted from Average Betty)
It is so beautiful outside. It’s so interesting how peoples mood change once it’s warm out. I have been noticing that. Even at my job, my guests I have, have more pep in their step. Not so groggy and sad looking. So thank goodness!
With your spring/summer, comes the lovely spring cleaning, Whopp!! Hence when the windows open the cleaning begins. Getting rid of that dust and nastiness from winter, such a good feeling. In your cars, home- quite lovely. So, I’m not sure if any of you have heard of this brand called Norwex. It’s this awesome cleaning supply that is pretty awesome I might add. I have heard of it but thought, yeah whatever. Such a goofy thing.
Well, I decided eventually to go to a party to hear what all the hype was about. (Guess what? It ended up with me throwing one later). So guess whose enjoying these products? Yes, me. I feel like a nerd! But being a working mom, cleaning does get quite difficult.
So what is this you might ask? Well with the chemicals and everyone going organic these days, this removes all the chemicals you use in your home. From cleaning cloths, to laundry detergent, to car cleaning products, it truly is awesome. They are microfiber cloths with microsilver which is an anti-bacterial agent. The crazy part is you can use it anywhere in your home and all you just need is water! It’s weird because literally the cloths don’t smell whatsoever. You know how some cloths have that nasty smell after you use it once or twice? Well this doesn’t happen. the microsilver kills the bacteria so its done instantly. Crazy isn’t it? If you want more info, click the link. It’s pretty awesome. It makes cleaning so much quicker too, because sometimes, that does matter.
It’s already that time again…I can’t believe it. Those crazy high school dance times, bridal hair time. Updo time! So many different styles out and I’m hoping to help you all out here. From all the websites and magazines, it’s a overwhelming to find a picture. I am hoping tohelp you all out with some ideas so you don’t have to keep searching and searching. I like to keep it simple because I feel too many pictures tends to make me go crazy.
Here for this post, we will have some half undo pictures. I’ll be posting more styles for you soon!
Peanut butter and chocolate. I’m sorry, you can’t go wrong when you hear those words together. That’s why I just had to make these…
I hosted a party that has the BEST cleaning products ever. I know, I am sounding like a dork. It’s called Norwex. If you haven’t heard if them, you better soon. It’s ahhhmazing. I would hear people talk about it, most of course moms, and go on and on about it. So, I ended up going to a party to see what all this jibber jabbing was about. I was like yeah yeah, one of those things. Well, I ended up buying things and loving it. Enough to host a little party myself. That is where this yummy dessert I found came in hand.
Of course I needed a few food items and was looking for something small and easy to whip up. I saw this recipe on the fabulous food blog Annie Eats, one of my go to’s, so thank you as always. It was a hit!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Yield: about 2 dozen truffles
For the filling:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup plus 2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups crushed pretzels
12 0z. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
For the drizzle:
1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp. milk
4-6 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
To make the filling, combine the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, butter and pretzels in a medium bowl. Mix well with a spoon until evenly combined and all ingredients are incorporated. Roll the mixture into small balls, about 2-3 teaspoons worth each. (You may need to clean your hands between batches to keep the mixture from sticking to your palms.) Place on a baking sheet lined with foil, parchment, or wax paper. Transfer to the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a bowl of simmering water. (Temper if desired.) Dip chilled peanut butter-pretzel balls in the chocolate, gently shaking off the excess. Transfer back to the lined baking sheet. Chill to let chocolate fully set.
To make the peanut butter drizzle, combine the peanut butter and the milk in a small bowl. Microwave briefly, about 15 seconds. Add in the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Adjust consistency as needed with additional confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle over the coated truffles. Let set before packaging or serving.
We all have heard about it. Most of us are all at home looking at our loved ones thinking about it. So many emotions flooding our brains and the brains of those around us. Clearly right now I am expressing mine! Many of us think- yet again, another tragic event strikes.
To me, it’s really sad how this world now has become somewhat become familiar with stuff like this. Yes, events like this has happened in the past but more and more each day, it keeps happening. Really frequently I feel. Now the question is why? Why are things like this happening to these good people? The news/ media drives me nuts because they always think they have the answers. I hate to say it but we never will know. All I know is how important it is we look for the good.
It’s hard to do it. Really it is. The media is full of the negative in this world. Yeah, we all need to know what’s going on. But we forget sometimes how precious life really is. Sometimes events like this bring us to that realization which I wish it didn’t. I know right now it is real hard…I’m still soaking it in. There were and are some tears in my eyes. I have a family of my own so I couldn’t imagine what others are going through who have been affected. My prayers are for sure with you.
Some of you may not agree, which I respect you. But please respect me on this thought. I was on the phone with my sister who has been trying to achieve an awesome goal as those of those marathon runners. First off, my first thought was thank goodness you weren’t there. As we kept talking, she was talking about her family. One thought of, how she can teach her kids about events in their life and what they need to do if confusion, worry or questions arise in their head. Not to get all preachy and churchy, but the response was how important prayer does play in our lives. This is where some may not agree but in my life, it is something I really depend on. If I don’t get an answer, it does get frustrating. Especially in something tragic like this. But I also get a feeling of this warmth and comfort. Knowing that, gives me the peace I need in my life.
The more I keep thinking about life, I also thought about my day earlier before I heard of this tragic event. It wasn’t the best. Not gonna lie- today being a mom was real hard. I am embarrassed to say but I did say man I wish I could run away! ( somewhat joking but somewhat not). In response, my kiddo screamed No! Which that made me chuckle and shocked at that response. It felt like we were in some screamo band- which it did somewhat make me want to break down because what the worst feeling that is. Today I felt like I sucked as a mother. I’m not here to have a pity party, but it was difficult. All day I felt I was butting heads with my kid, he was just whining, throwing things, screaming. You know, what toddlers do best. But it was real hard today. ( as you can tell from the picture below, which is somewhat cute too).
Going back to what all happened in Boston, it did change my tune. I took a step back and thought wait, what am I really teaching my sweet child? There are lots I hope he does but one other thing is from ol’ quote stated by the famous Mr.Rogers. Besides staying prayerful, looking for the good in people. I know it states look for helpers, but in a nutshell to look for the good in people. How quick it is to think of people in such a negative way. But I hope that in times like this, my child will look for those ‘helpers’. I hope he can be one of those remembered that way.
Sorry for this lengthy and extremely long posts- I am not one to write like this because I am no writer. I applaud you if you finished this post…
“I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers- so many caring people in this world.”
Hope you will always remember that. Good night y’all.
Has anyone else heard of this so called ‘Meatless Monday’ thing? I never did until today so I thought why not? Quite honestly, sometimes using meat can be quite a process and today I wasn’t feelin in the mood so I thought I’d start this. So for all my vegetarian friends, look for more posts! But no worries for my meat eaters, I will be doing that too. I’m no hater.
Anywho, I saw this recipe and it is so easy and delicious and is a great spring/ summer meal I’m excited for it here because it’s definitely taking its merry time, but I guess you just have to make the best of it right? So here is the original post from a fun blog,Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes . Such a cute blog name- also because that is my kids favorite breakfast..Hope you all enjoy!!
Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4 – 1 pepper/2 halves per person
You will need:
1 cup water + 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
4 medium green peppers, cut in half & seeded
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup black olives sliced
1 corn on the cob, kernels removed (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup prepared salsa
daiya optional but highly recommended
oregano for garnishing
Bring water to boil in a small sauce pan, add rinsed quinoa, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. turn off heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prep your green peppers, corn & tomatoes – place in a medium bowl.
slice olives and place in bowl with rest of veggies.
Arrange green pepper halves on a rimmed baking sheet, cute side up. add cooked quinoa to the veggie bowl along with prepared salsa, mix well. fill each pepper half with as much quinoa as you can.
Top with slices of daiya – bake in a 350* pre heated oven or toaster oven for 20-25 minutes.
Garnish with oregano.
Nothing like walking into a home and taking a deep breath and the aroma is of freshly baked cookies. Better yet, how about taking a bite and the chocolate chips melt because they are right out of the oven….bet your thinking about making some now aren’t ya?? These cookies were pretty delish, I can’t lie. Who doesn’t love a good occasional chocolate chip cookie? For real…you’re nuts if not. Okay, I’m really kidding but you haven’t try these. I found this recipe off of this fantastic blog Two Peas and Their Pod, I did make my cookies a little smaller but you obviously can do whichever you’d like…enjoy!
I love this look. So beautiful, elegant and simple. Just throw a beautiful red lip color and your ready to go! I found a great tutorial too for you guys, so try it out. If I could, I would be doing more tutorials myself, but that requires some time…that I wish I had!