Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat!

Trick: No one knew who I was tonight.
Treat: Because I actually got dressed in something other than sweats...
 shirt: Old Navy, skinnies: Charlotte Russe (OMG, they FIT!), boots: Soda
 Trick: The girls had about four layers of clothing on.
Treat: Little S. was the most gorgeous Princess Aurora, curls and all. Bean was the sweetest little cuppycake with sprinkles and a cherry on top!
From our family to yours, we hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fake Out Pasta... Mmm

Spaghetti squash is my new best friend. With the look and versatility of pasta, but more health benefits, I'm sold. Also, I thought the crunchiness would turn me off, but it's actually super satisfying! If you're a texture person, like me, you might have to get over it to love it. Did you know that feeling and hearing your food crunch actually sends a signal to your brain that you're full and satisfied? S didn't dig the crunch. She said my noodles were gross. I'll try it again next week, but she did eat the sweet potatoes, grapes, and bananas I served her with dinner. She opted out of the squash and had yogurt, instead. Poor kid... having to endure all these dietary changes. She'll thank me, later. I hope.
Have you faked out your family with food before? Veggies in place of meat or the like?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lunch for Days

I've been fully vegetarian for 11 days and I'm feeling really great. The transition was a little difficult, but only because I forgot! I would be making something for Husband and S and go to take a taste and remember, "Oh, I'm not eating that! Hah!" It's been easy to eat this delicious salad every day for lunch, though. I'm having a serious love affair with banana peppers, so I don't even use dressing. I just put a tablespoon of the banana pepper juices over this beauty and enjoy!
Mixed baby greens, red bell pepper, carrots, banana peppers, and low fat crumbled feta
When you're in a rush, what's your go-to lunch?

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Fabrics at Bitty Bug Designs!

Self promo? Sure thing! I've had a serious case of the Mondays, today. I didn't even know SAHMs had "Mondays." This morning, S fell asleep in the car on the way to school, leading up to a tantrum in the drop-off line. Awesome. Then, I headed to the ever-dreaded Walmart, begrudgingly had to nurse Bean in the bathroom, changed her diaper, which resulted in two poops and a change into the third and last diaper I packed for the trip. Shopping commenced and after standing in the checkout line for fifteen minutes, unloading my goods onto the conveyer belt, I realized that my card AND checkbook were on my desk... at home. I unloaded the conveyer belt and repacked my cart, left it at customer service, and carried my screaming infant to the car. There, I realized she blew out of her *last* diaper AND jammies. She rode home completely naked, sitting on a receiving blanket that I laid in the car seat. Eventually, when I returned to Walmart, I had to get new milk and coffee creamer, which took me right past crafting supplies. Face palm. I totally spent way more money than I intended. 
In celebration of my fabulous Monday, I am going to share the new fabric stock in my shop, Bitty Bug Designs. Check them out, like my page (please), and buy stuff! Mama's gotta make some money to fund the bills!
Anyone else have a bad case of the Mondays, today?
I hope not!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Weeks in the Life

There have been a few times over the last two weeks that I've walked past the computer and said to myself, "I don't think I'm going to blog anymore." I've been through this before. I didn't know where my passion went or what the purpose was. I used to find SO much joy in sharing my outfits and being creative with my wardrobe. My priorities and focus have changed and I still don't know where I'm going with all of this. But I do know that when I don't blog, I miss it. So, thank you to the readers who are still around and "Hi!" to the newbies who've found me recently. Bear with me while I figure it out.
For now, this is what's been up!

I've taken up cooking. I mean, I cooked before, but now I'm super into it. I've been trying my hand at some new and different recipes. This one is pork pasole. Mmm. We'll discuss pork at a later time.
 Husband turned 29 on September 25th and bought himself the iPhone 5 the week before. Because I couldn't get another gift, S and I decided to bake a cake and surprise him when he got home from work.
 ... and he was super surprised. :)
 S saw these car flags after a photoshoot we did with some friends over the weekend and said, "Go Redskins!" I thought my brother would be proud!
Here's some delicious cider chicken (ahem) with a side of rice, broccoli, and mini sweet peppers.
Like my awesome edit job? Don't wanna show the goods on the ol' interwebs. Here are the girls on one of my lazy nights when I didn't want to do two entirely separate baths. Gosh, I love them.
Join me as I work toward a vegetarian diet! If you're interested, ask me and I'll write about why and what I plan to eat. Otherwise, I'm still figuring out where the blog needs to go as far as focus/direction. Thanks for your patience!