Monday, April 29, 2013

Screen Free Week

Saw this on -what else?- Pinterest. I thought it sounded like a great idea!

the Pinner said:
"Hey everyone. I am participating in No Screen Week with my children from April 29th through May 5th. I encourage you to consider taking a day off from your TV, iPad, laptop, smart phone and computer a day this week too. Take some time this week to SHOW your kids they are more important that online relationships. Give them and your spouse your full attention. Catch you on the flip side friends"

I will do this one day this week too! Let you know how it goes :)


Amazingly Awesome Blog...ok, thats not really what it's called, but it should be.
Feeding kids can be a challenge, but this site can satisfy the pickiest eater. Thankfully mine are too choosey, but I love this site for changing it up. I can easily find something we haven't had in a while or even ever tried!
Two that I have on my list to try asap are:


  • 1 cup packed kale leaves*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup coconut water


  1. 1 Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. The kale will remain in tiny pieces -- that is okay.
  2. 2. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 4 months.
  3. 3. Unmold and serve.
  4. Note: This also makes a great smoothie if you have any puree leftover. Just pour in a glass and drink up!
  5. * Collard green, spinach or other leafy greens work as well



  • 1 cup zucchini, broccoli, and/or cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • canola or vegetable oil


  1. 1. Place the vegetables in a food processor and pulse to chop fine.
  2. 2. Add the chopped vegetables into a bowl along with the flour, salt, egg, basil and garlic powder. Mix to combine.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and place 1 tbsp of the batter into the pan for each pancake.
  4. 4. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. 5.
Accompaniments: Marinara sauce, Ketchup, or Mustard

Monday, April 15, 2013

Princess Sophie Turns 1

So against my permission, my baby monster decided to go ahead and turn 1. HUH?? Noooo, I just had her last week right? Nope, she's one. Well tartar sauce!!
Oh well, she is STILL the baby monster :)
Here are a few pics from her party. She had a Strawberry Lemonade theme. (I'll do a post with her photo shoot once the photog postes them. I'm so excited to see her cake smash ones!)
On her actual Bday she got a new carseat! (still doesn't weigh enough to turn around yet though, lol)

Helping with Decorations
Balloons go on your head right?

Her stand and banner

Food :)

Offering lemons to everyone

Enjoying a cupcake

The grandparents got her this trike. She loves it!

Painting a masterpiece

Lesson Learned

So I have lost what I considered a good friend over foolishness. It has been bothering me so I'm going to release it in my lovely little "online" journal and let it go. Move on.
I met her online through my baby club. We exchanged Facebooks and even phone numbers and addresses! I felt we were "real" friends although we were states away. Wetalked daily and never really had disagreements. But she began selling handmade jewelry online so I purchased some, but a piece arrived broken. I made a sad face on FB saying it was broken, but another lady saw it (mutual friend) and said I should remove it and handle it privately. I agreed, and deleted it. It wasn't there any longer than 1-2minutes, but the mutual friend saw it and told my friend. I never had the chance to apologize for making the sad face, my "friend" simply cussed me out for it and canceled our friendship. She then decided to bring up arguments and disagreements that had nothing to do with us, (OUR only issue was this sad face) Now she sneaks in lil ways to hurt me or put me down.
I really believe this is something that we could have handled and gotten over. I would NEVER want to hurt her business, it was a simple "aww bummer it's broken" like "aww bummer my pizza is cold' or something. Hell, if I didn't care for her or her business why would I send her a jewelry making kit to try to help her? Why would I have ordered in the first place?
Ahh but it's all moot. Some people are simply put into your life to help you grow and teach you lessons. I feel that is what she was put into my life for. Just a chapter in my book to grow from. I learned a great lesson from this experience.
Now that I have vented I hope I can find peace and hopefully she will stop trying to bring me down as well. I hope she finds closure to and moves on from continuing to try to hurt me.
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