Ir5S1IDID8ntz3CTfc4LEVhlmt9Wl3 La Vida Buena: June 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer week 1 in iPhone pics!

I decided since the kids Are out of school and it's summer every Friday I will post a bunch of pic from my phone!

So week 1 of summer down.... Enjoy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mott’s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks Review

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*Made with pear, apple and carrot juice concentrate. See package for complete details. Not intended to replace fruit or vegetables in the diet

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mint infused simple syrup - ice tea perfect

I make cold brewed unsweetened ice tea pretty much everyday. It refreshing and a nice alternative to juices. I usually add some mint and lemon and enjoy. My husband likes it slightly sweetened. So with that I decided I should just make a mint infused simple syrup to store in the fridge and add to the ice tea. This is so simple and if you have a mint plant, it's a perfect way to use some up!

Step one :get as much mint as you want. I want mine super minty so I added ALOT!

Step 2: add 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water

Step 3: bring to a boil, stir to make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Take off from the heat and let it sit for 45 mins or when u remember!
Step 4: strain and enjoy. I use about 2tbs for each big pitcher

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vitamin Packed Kale Pesto

My children have no problem eating their veggies a long as they ate blended up into a sauce. I'm sharing my vitamin packed kale pesto, which is just Amazing!
First you will need
Green pepper
Carrots(I used 2 baby food jars)
Milk for blending

Sauté onion and Garlic for about 5 mins. In a food processor or blender put everything in.
I tossed ours with Tortalinni and froze the rest!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Repurposing a yogurt container

I am known in my house for holding Onto and reusing many different containers for different things. Since spring is here that means chalk coveted sidewalks around here. We never seem to remember to put the chalk inside when it rains and then we have soggy chalk. So after I emptied out a big yogurt container I know it would be perfect for storing chalk outside and keeping it dry!
What do you repurpose containers for?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Loving the skin your in

I have always has trouble with body image . I was athletic and fit and HAd no body issues, yet in my twisted teenage head I thought there was.
Fast forward 11 years and 3 kids later, I find myself still with poor self esteem with 2 girls to raise I find myself wondering how I will ever be able to do this good.
So I am working on project me. I am going to exercise for health not to loose weight. I want the children to feel good in the skin they have, and instead of trying to look good on the outside, we should focus on our internal Heath. This will be a work in progress, wish me luck

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I am mom enough

To admit that all 3 kids come to my bed at sometime in the night, or they Start there:) and when you look at this picture I'm sure many of you know why it's nothing to be ashamed of

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sleep baby-scream baby

If there is one area of parenting I fail at - its sleep situations. Baby girl WAS such an amazing sleeper, well compared to the older 2. Now, we have screaming baby. I really should night wean her, but honestly its harder than it seems. I TRY to get her to stay in her bed all night, and for a while she was. Now though, I am such a zombie I wind up bringing her to my bed, and I have no idea what time that is. I just go upstairs and get her. I use to go nurse her and lay her down and she would stay asleep. Now she just pops up and screa,s. I can handle it at bedtime, but in the middle of the night, and the wee hours of the morning its harder to stay strong. Does anyone have techniques that WORK? Even naps have become a struggle. I let her pass out on the couch the other day as seen in the picture. If you did use CIO, how long did it really take? She wakes about 4 times a night when in her bed, and the first one is just 2-3 hours after going down! Im so over it!!!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dr office Bordem

I hate going to the doctors office with the kids, and they put you in the room to wait another 20 minutes! Cecelia has had a fever and was digging in her right ear. She has her first ever ear infection! We played with my phone to kill time. Oh and at 14 1/2 months she is weighing in just over 20 pounds!

Toddler food ideas

I need some serious toddler food ideas here. I feel like i might not be doing such a great job at feeding this poor child. I know she is getting plenty of nutrition since i am still breastfeeding here but she still needs her food! Here is breakfast yesterday, oat waffles with blueberries. She ate the blueberry and didn't bother taking more than 4 bites of her waffle. I think at 14 months old she should be eating all of this with no problem. What do you feed your toddlers for meals? snack? I don't use too much processed food, never microwave meals, never boxed mac and cheese. So any ideas coming from scratch are right up my ally. She does enjoy oatmeal but i need food SHE can start feeding herself! Don't you just love the stuffing her face picture!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Google+ has messed me up!

So, I  joined  google+, after all thats what all of the blogger world is doing.  What a mistake that was. I dont know what I did, or what happened, but I can no longer accesss my blog the right way. Its making me crazy. I had a bunch of posy/post ideas ready to get sent live, and everything has been gone! talk about fustrating! I dont know if I can go back to it or not that way it use to be, but I can blog from my awsome iphone! Look for more post and review to come soon, I have a few I am VERY excited about!