Saturday, February 27, 2010


Most of you that know me, know that since last year, i have become a total health FREAK. I mean freak, because i am OBSESSED with what goes in my body and my kids. I dont do dyes, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, bottled juices(i freshly juice all the juice for our family twice a week), soda, anything white in grains(only WHOLE grains), and best of all....NO MEAT!!! Well, no anything that has ever had a heart beat! And dont tell me its mean to eat veggies, they never had a CNS(central nervous system) so it doesnt hurt when i chop brocoli heads people! We also eat dairy maybe once a week...only because i cant find a good vegan ranch dressing: ((( so sad i know....

So, anyways, i get request to post recipes that i make all the time that are vegan/vegitarian. So here is one i made this morning!! Sorry i forgot to take a pic...: ( bad blogger!!!

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 banana
1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk
1 T brown sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

*i am OBSESSED with my Vita Mix blender and i use it for this. I just dump everythiung but the flour in my vitamix, blend for 15 seconds, then keep it on low and add in flour. Then i dump in my blueberries and hand mix them in. dont blend. Then get your pan out...yada yada, add some earth balance buttery spread and some 100% maple syrup(do NOT by Aunt Jamimas artificial crap), go to Trader Joes, and eat up!!
Soooo good and not that bad for you, unless you are drinking the syrup from a straw!: )


look! its spider /cowboy/buzz lightyear man!
mini trent!
When i imagined being a mom, i never thought i would have boys. What do you do with boys? They are dirty and stinky and messy?!?! Well, i got far! And i love them SO much ! They drive me seriuosly insane alot of days, but at the end of the day, when i go to check on them sleeping, i thank god for my 2 little blessings. Without them, i would be a total looser. they make me want to be a better person every day. Words dont describe a mothers love. its awesome.:)

My Happiness Project

So, i got inspired after watching the TODAY show a month or so ago and a lady was on there talking about her book. She is a working mom, like me, and she wrote a book and has a blog called The Happiness Project. Basically what she did is instead of doing new years resolutions each year she picks a "resolution" or project for each month throughout the year. I thought this was so cool. So, i decided, hey, i wanna do this too! basically i just concentrate on that project the whole month. I already started my March "declutter my life" one, and lets say, I've gone a little nuts. I am really OCD as it is, and i am taking it to new levels...with...dun dun dun....MY LABEL MAKER!! Yippee! I love that freaking thing! lol Watch out pantry! the spice cabinet has already been victimized!!: )

This is what i have come up with so far: (feel free to give me ideas!)

March: declutter my life

April: become more aware of the environment
May: helping others; living more service orientated
June: expanding my culinary talents
July: become a better mother
August: meditation, incorporate in my life everyday.

P.S. i used this photo because i thought i looked deep in thought? eh? eh??

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Weekend: )

In honor of the "love" weekend....i want to give a shout out to the main man in my life....: )

We have been married for almost 6 years. Not going to say its all been peaches and roses, because thats not life. I cant stand reading peoples blogs that are like " Life is great, my husband is wonderful, my kids are perfect...blah blah blah" LOL. I love that we have had hard times and wonderful times and it has all made us stronger and more in love then ever. We are not living in a mansion house, driving new beamers, shopping every weekend for toys, but i think we have the most perfect blessed life EVER...and i love it!: )

My children

I have really been trying to cherish my kids more lately. in this fast paced world we live in, i like having two angels that keep me grounded and remind me what life is really about. I feel so incredibly blessed to be a mother. i often wonder why god choose me to be one sometimes. i am no different then the girls that cant bear children, so why me? i feel sooo lucky though and i dont take a second of my time with my kids for granted. i try to see the beauty in sand from noahs shoes all over the kitchen floor....wyatt splashing in the toilet water, trying to juggle a successful business and be a mother. i think this valentines day weekend i am grateful for my kids most and the unconditional love they give me. (i love trent too!!)

The Snow!

yes, it snows in AZ. its a bit of a hike, but 3 1/2 hrs later, and your in white bliss. we went to pinetop last weekend and had a blast. check out my little snow monkeys...: )
i swear wywy is his mini me.

my little noah: )

all wyatt did was sit in the snow and eat it. well all he ever wants to do is eat, so...?

me and my babies:)

another snow eater:)

i just love trent's fake maybe if i keep posting it he will get a real smile for photos..: )

For you Cerisa

After a dear friend passed suddenly in Oct 2009, Cerisa, some friends and i decided to run the PF Chang 1/2 marathon in her honor since she ran it every year. We love you Cerisa!!

not looking pretty after 13.2 , but at least i made it!
running for cerisa!!

Here i am

i have sworn through the last few years i would NOT do a blog. i guess i finally thought my life was interesting enough to do one?  here we go!