As They Sleep

Today I failed as a parent.

Wow. That’s humbling.

My boys knocked robins eggs out of the next in the front yard and killed the babies (because they opened the eggs) well I lost my shit. I yelled so loudly every neighbor on my block came outside as I told my kids they had killed, KILLED baby birds. Yup, that me shitty mom at 1821. I sucked. I know we all lose it but my kids killed birds and I lost it.

I thought Emmy was being a butt for not eating or wanting a bath and she wanted to wok. Now she is fast asleep. Beautiful and fast asleep.

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Toning Tuesday

I feel like a total sell out with toning Tuesday because I have not worked out in 4 days due to me having a head cold! That being said I have lost some inches!!
Last weeks measurements
Waist- 30.5
Hips- 39
Legs- 20
Arms- 11

This week
Waist- 31
Hips- 38.5
Legs- 18
Arms- 11

Total loss- 2 inches
Last week I ran
Monday 1.59 miles up hill
Wednesday 3.2 miles
Friday 2 miles

I did PoP pilates
Tuesday and Thursday


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That was Refeshing

As I am sure y’all noticed I took a little break (this was from meal planning and any good cooking too) and it was def. needed and well, appreciated. I tend to loose sight of who I am and concentrate on what I think other people want me to be 😦 So I took a little break and went shopping with my friend Nichole and got Emmer a retro pbk kitchen for $20 (I’ll post pics in like ten minutes) and some new sweaters for myself and then I took the kidlets and the hubs and drove to Michigan which is where I am posting to yall from! I am originally from a small town in Michigan so we are here to visit for Thanksgiving and its just lovely to see all my awesome family (aside from Amanda whom should be here tomorrow)! Today we are lazing around at least for the AM portion of the day, thinking about heading to the mall to let the kidlets play in a few and then family time this afternoon! One thing I have noticed about Michigan is that it is really not easy to be a vegetarian! That is a okay though because I know how to work around it and I am going to making a yummy veggie dinner for everyone and butternut squash risotto for Thanksgiving!
Other things I have noticed about Michigan the oxygen rich air has provided me with the ability to get my mile down to 10 minutes from 11:47 when I left on Saturday! I am so psyched to go for a run tomorrow I am thinking a solid 3 miles (did 2.7 yesterday in 27 minutes) and then 4 on Friday! I was hoping to do 6 in an but its kinda hilly here and its wreaking havoc on my solias’ which is pathetic and tells me I need to run out side in Colorado because the treadmill is doing me a serious a disservice and I will never be able to finish tough mudder at this rate! Hmm well I think that is all that is fit to print at this point! More to come latter from our fun filled trip 🙂

Where has the week gone?!

It’s WEDNESDAY!!! Can you Believe that? I certainly dont want to believe it! I am sitting here awe-struck in where yet another week has gone (or at least half a week). I am sure it has everything to do with the Spooky Holiday on Monday than anything else. CJ had Monday off so we trick or treated and played and just over all enjoyed our day (including a very FUN Kindie Class Party)

Tuesday we rocked the lazy day Jayden sounds like he is coming down with cold (the icky stuffy nose sound) and we had the chance to talk about operation christmas child, the kids will be putting together boxes, the youtube video brought tears to Jaydens eyes! I am so amazed by his heart ❤

Today….well today its snowing, and a late start day! We were going to Playdate with the lovely Becky, but I am thinkin’ if Jay is sick it will be a lazy day with some Pastina for lunch (and yes a recipe to go with!) and lazy day antics…or home work, playing in the toy room and lots of baking…if he is NOT sick then we will be rockin’ the snow outside *brr* and then dress to impress at school 🙂 with a recipe for candy cookies

I had a great post but….

Then I read this  and cried like a baby. So, of course all I can think now is that I miss my daddy and I am so glad Emmy has a great dad

My little girl ❤
Now for some good eaten! I made some tdf Indian food the other night and now you can too!
 Rasa Kayi
4 oz carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
4 oz potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
4 oz green beans, scrubbed and cut into 1 in pieces
3 tbsp veggie oil
2 onions diced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
4 oz cauliflower seperated into florets
1/2 cup coconut milk
Curry Paste like this 
Heat oil in a large pan, add onion, cook until the onion softens. Add the carrots and chili powder, coriander, turmeric and salt to tast. Mix well, lower hear and add the potatoes, cover and cook for 10 minutes
Add the cauliflower and green beans together with the curry paste and mix well. Cook, covered, for another 10-15 minutes 
Remove the pan from the hear and slowly add the cocont milk, stirring to blend well, serve hot.
Poories
1 lb 2 oz chapatti flour or all purpose flour (I used all purpose)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ghee or oil 
vegetable oil for ddep frying
2 tbsp vegetable oil for rolling
1 tsp carom seeds
1 tsp black onion seeds
Mix together flour, salt, sugar, and seeds in a bowl. Rub in the glee with your fingers until it is thoroughly blended
Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in 1 cup water little by little mixing to make a stiff dough, work the dough well with your hands, then cover for 15 minutes
Divide the dough into 20 pieces and cover once more with the damp cloth. Work one piece at a time, keeping the rest covered
While oil is heating in your wok, roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball: apply a little oil to each ball, using a rolling pin, roll out into a disk about 4 inches in diameter
Deeo fry the breads for 1-2 minutes per side, drain on a paper towel and enjoy 

How Did You Lose The Baby Weight?

I have lost like 15 pounds in the last bit and I get a lot how’d you lose the weight or you look like you have lost weight, whats up?
Well here are two of my favorite secrets :)….
I don’t have the time to hit the gym every day or every week for that matter (as has been proven after two week long rounds of sick kids) so I rock the Pop Pilates and I eat lots and lots of Bon Bons 😀
Okay pick your jaw up off the floor! Yes, I eat Bon Bons and I freakin LOVE them, chocolate and peanut butter…and only 15 calories hellz to the yea!

Sneaky Bon Bon
Ingredients
Topping 3 tbsp sugar

2 orange puree cubes
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup nutella
1/2 old fashioned oats

mix all your ingredients (aside from sugar) together
roll into tsp sized balls
roll balls in sugar
freeze
consume 

It’s been a long weekend

In a good way! Well mostly…Corey and I got into a fight which sucked but ended well 😉
Actually that something I wanted to write about :eww: Corey and I had lost some of that flame, ya know what I’m talking about right? That feeling, butterflies, kissing and hugging and desire for eachother. We, by all means, have had a rough road and we jumped into all this with two feet. For those of you who don’t know Cj and I met when I was 18 and he was 22, it was a fling (I was engaged) and then feelings started I broke it off with the other guy and we decided at some point a baby would be fun – Jayden was born 2 weeks after I turned 19, we got married 6 weeks before I turned 20, Brett was born 3 weeks before I turned 21 and Emmy was born on my 23rd birthday. Whirlwind – yes, romance – not so much. We have made plenty of mistakes and fallen really well into our roles of mom and dad but neglected lovers. Okay well that’s all leading to…
We made out of hours last night! It was amazing and sensual and touching and feeling! Truly stunning, I’m still feeling butterflies! I wouldn’t call it romance but fun and intimate and giggly- everything out marriage has been missing for so long!! We needed it 🙂 and when we texted this morning it reminded me of how exciting it was the time we talked after our first night together (we made out til 5 am) and I was that excited albeit more rested since we hit the pillows around midnight this time around.
On a less sexy note we went to my mother in laws place yesterday and it was soo fun! It snowed and it was gorgeous (posting pics during nap time) and we got to go for a walk sans kids 🙂 we also made amazing and easy vegetarian lasagna
And of course I’m posting the recipe
Veg lasagna
No boil noodles
Spaghetti sauce
Spinach
Zucchini
Cottage cheese (or ricotta)
Mozzarella
Provolone

Light layer sauce
No bake noodle layer
Sauce
Cheese (all mixed up first)
Spinach
Zucchini
Repeat with sauce on top
Bake for 1:20 minutes at 375
Set on counter for 30 minutes
Enjoy!!!

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Whew I made it! Repurpose Thursday- long sleeve shirt

In leu of the freezing nature of Colorado in February, I thought it would be fun to take an old long sleeve shirt that doesn’t fit or is too well loved to be seen with in public and make it into a fab bag!

So, my lil broham Rick left this shirt at my place like 3 years ago, it’s not becoming to my body type at all so it became my new bag! Thanks Rick!

The Shirt

First I folded it in half


Then I cut the arms off, and across the chest


Next I cut out the neck line area


I pinned the neckline to my ‘bag’ with the tag out, really only because GAP makes awesome tags


I then sewed the pocket to my bag leaving the top open-but I didn’t take a picture because well *duh*
I then put one sleeve inside the other


Wrong sides together
Sew together


Hehe I changed my mind and did opposites cus I think it’s much more punk rocker 😉

I went on and sewed my hand area to the side of my bag


I did end up X boxing these for extra protection to this sew a box and then an x from corner to corner

Now I have a new bag! Perfect for trips to the park where my coach bags aren’t appropriate!


Coreys attempt at picture taking!


Samantha

Marriage and (Grand)Babie

My sons have recently become obsessed with our wedding photos and how daddy was so ‘hamsum’ and how mommy ‘looks like a princess, what happened?’ :they are too young to be asking what happened! Hell I’m too young!!: Well, let me preface this with Jayden my kindergartner thinks ‘getting married’ is the same as sex (or how you get a baby, thanks grandma!). After studying our wedding pics Jayden approaches me with an expression of horror and disgust and asks ‘why did you and dad get married in Church!?’ My response without thinking was ‘because that is where you get married’. A little confused he leaves with an okay…only to return with the question ‘Is that where me and Edie are gonna get married? In a church?’ :Edie is iNgRiDs daughter from Jays previous kindie class: I responded with him I don’t know and texted Ingrid! He then asks if they can name their kids Simba and Mufasa, Edie decided on Limba and Gimba (a boy and a girl) or Bella and Simba (they settled on Bella and Simba). So to recap if you got lost Jayden is planning on getting married to Edie in a church :Jayden is planning on getting a baby in Edies tummy in a Church: Jayden thinks he and his brother and sister were made in a church Jayden and Edie are naming their kids Simba and Bella… I’m old and no longer look like a princess and am also apparently a complete Jezebel!! By the way iNgRiD I am soo excited for our playdate on the 17th, please for both our sakes talk to Edie about protection, bwahahaha or just how to punch my son! Speaking of playdates this is what we will be bringing next week! Pita Pizza Ingredient list Pitas 1 each yellow, red, green pepper slices 2 tablespoons diced asparagus 1/4 red onion sliced 1/4 winter squash diced 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter 1 packet alfredo sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons evoo Toppings of choice Sauté all the veggies in balsamic vinegar and a touch of evoo And a wee bit of garlic Take 1/4 of this and put it into a blender or food processor (I used a blender) with the milk and butter, liquify Put the liquid concoction into a small sauce pan with the Alfredo sauce packet Heat and then cool Lightly spread evoo on your pitas to aide in the baking Spread your sauce on the pitas Add topping of choice I did the rest if the veggies, mozzarella and a touch of Brie but Gouda would be tdf also!Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and broil on high for 2 minutes We put ours in the toaster oven for 10 minutes on toast and they turned out perfect!Cut, serve and EAT Pita Pizza

Randomness and Alfredo sauce

So, I worked Saturday with my awesome friend Becky and she mentioned this here blog and how she reads it! Yay! Someone actually reads it hahaha well she also mentioned how there is totally an undertone in my voice…no really! Cus ya know I only sorta write it, the rest of the time it’s my other personality Cruela Da Mommy 😉 and how I skip from one subject to another in a – oh that reminds me – way and how this is just like in real life…I feel like she was hinting at something, I just can’t figure it out yet! Hehe
Speaking of such randomness 😉 why the fuck did I buy a truck if I can’t drive in snow with the thing? Seriously, CJ didn’t have to be in work until noon so I went to run errands; there is snow on the ground from the few hours it snowed on Saturday. So, I go to the post office and seriously fish tailed like fifteen ways to Sunday. I’m stuck and this is more than obvious, so I back up and try again still sliding, and again, and again until I finally have enough cents to throw the truck in 4 wheel drive. You would think this 15 minute snow/stuck/fish tail thing would be in some huge snow drift right? No, it was in 4 inches of snow and I was in a dodge ram 1500…fahhhck…
Now for a drastic subject change…per request of another wonderful coworker and friend (we need drown our sorrows in booze girl!) Leeza asked for my recipe for Alfredo sauce! Well here all you Internet foodies have it!

Alfredo Sauce the EZ way (haha)
8 oz of fat free cream cheese
6 oz of fresh grated parm
1/2 cup butter
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
*please note that this sauce is in no way healthy…even remotely*
I also added two cups cooked shrimp which kinda but not really makes it healthy 😉

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan (I used a large skillet) and cook on medium heat while whisking!
Make noodles of choice
Consume!
This makes sooo much sauce so don’t just dump it on your noodles ladle it gently!

-Samantha