Ir5S1IDID8ntz3CTfc4LEVhlmt9Wl3 La Vida Buena: July 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Juicing is over....

So I survived 3 days of juicing with no food! Okay I took a couple bites when cooking for the family but I had to! I'm not sure I would do it again. All I thought about was food. It's was mentally exhausting! All said and done I lost 3 Pds and it was all water weight. I Can not believe how much belly bloat it got rid of. I have learned that I am not always hungry and if I drink some water an get busy, the food craving does go away....

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This is my new favorite cereal. Even the Mr. Approved of the sweet yet not sugary taste of this cereal. I loved the shaved almonds that are in almost every bite.  Fiber One made a great choice when they came up with this cereal!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Toddler Basics - Month 16

I cant believe baby girl is now 16 months old. Talk about the time flying by! She is such an amazing little girl, so kind and sweet. That being said so much has changed as far as sleep. she has officially joined the family bed. After my trip to Florida, she got use to sleeping with me. Then our central air broke and she couldn't be upstairs in her crib and has landed in my bed. Yep all night every night. My goal is to get her into a mattress on the floor in September....that's my goal.
So at 16 months she understands so much. She knows when we walk in the front door her shoes come off and she actually tries to take them off herself. She will bring her shoes when its time to leave, and bring everyone else theirs too!
She signs still , mainly more and all done and has started to sign help as well. This is great since she isn't speaking works yet really. I mean she says "hot" and "hi" but that's it. Am I worried? A bit, but if need be I will have her evaluated at 18 months. For now I am going to just keep repeating everything and working on her with signing.
She is still a peanut, 30in and 20pds. That being said she is still Rear facing in the car. She has a Complete Air 65 and can not Forward face till 34 inches in that seat so I am happy to say that this is the longest I have ever had a child RF and I feel so much safer in doing so.
She still isn't a HUGE eater and would much rather breastfeed....which I have my days where I want to be done! Reclaim my boobs, let them be the SAME size some day. But then I have my moments where the sweet baby rubs my face while nursing, the moments where we look into each others eyes and its just us, in the moment. OH and she now breastfeeds her baby :)
She has an understanding for when someone is sad or in pain. When one of the other 2 are punished she totally understand why the cry and walks over to rub their head, back or chest. She places her head on them and lets them hug her till they feel better. She has such a kind soul. and she loves kisses when she gets hurt. SO cute, she will hurt her toe and stick her foot in my face.

All and all this child is growing into an amazing young girl who lights up my world everyday!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Homemade Egg Rolls

These homemade eggrolls are so worth the effort! And honestly they are not that hard to make. You could short cut it and buy the wraps in the store but there is nothing better than homeade wonton wrappers!

So what youll need is
2 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Cold Water

Mix the salt and the flour together. Make a well in the center and add the beaten egg

Mix this together adding cold water only a TBS at a time to form a nice dough. knead and cover with plastic  wrap for 20 Min. While this is sitting you can work on your filling.
I took out my trusty antique food processor and put the shred plate in. I used 2 carrots, half a savoy cabbage and a zuchinni. Seasoned with salt and peper and some chili powder for a kick. Sauted for out 5 mins just to soften it all up and set it aside

Now the fun part. Rolling out your dough. I know, it should be perfect squares but really its fine if its not. I certainly do not make sure they are perfect. The key is to make sure it is super thin but no Holes!Just lay
your filling in and roll it up.

I have lighted coated a pan with some EVOO and have that nice and hot. Brown all the sides of your Egg roll and place it to cool.

Let the Juicing begin

I'm not sure how this is going to go. Don't know if will even be something that i can stick to. Anyways its summer, I have been eating HORRIBLE, and just don't feel healthy, energized. My body has begun to crave sugar and I know if I don't stop now its going to get worse. I have decided to do a 3 day juice cleanse. I will have nothing but juiced veggies for all my meals with water in between. Now, Silly me is starting on a Friday, Maybe I am setting myself up for failure, maybe I will stick through it. Not sure. If I do hit a bump, I will at least make health food choice and begin pure juicing on Monday. I am hoping this will really put me down the road to complete body health. Wish me luck!

Start weight `129 - I am not doing this to loose weight by all means but if anyone DOES need to loose weight I might as well keep track so maybe it will be what inspires you to get healthy. For me this is about a cleaning out the toxin and preparing mentally and physically for a healthier lifestyle

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Fairy houses

Shutterfly Long Live Summer Photo Contest~

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• Week 1(7/9): Americana

• Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors

• Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun

• Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities

• Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations


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Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot