Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Random Stuff

Excuse me.... cause there is not ryhme or reason for this post...

I am heading out to Orlando tomorrow for some much needed Sister time...

But before I go, I wanted to share with you some art work from my son.

Most of the time, this type of art is not done in the right places but
he finally got the chance to show his talent in a great venue for Scion

Then, I came across this photo from a Facebook post from Lettered Cottage and I had to share because I think it is such a great concept....
from work,home or even for every city....

What if you could write down your fears everyday, then watch them get erased away.

What fears would you liked wiped away.... for me, It is my fear of failing my kids.

Happy early weekend all... off for me time and some antique shopping in Mt Dora.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A little dreaming.....

With the cool weather finally hear, the Car Show's are back and my hubby
is all excited.

But first, it was all about celebrating little mans STRAIGHT " A's".

Because he worked so hard for his grades and is really a great kid, mommy
and daddy rewarded him with the new video game he has been wanting for a month.
Then because he got a free dinner certificate, it was off to Longhorn.

Of course, you can see he is all into his game, so this gave mommy and daddy
time to catch up from a week, where we did not see each other because hubby
had school and by the time he got home each night, I was fast asleep.

Now, it was time for daddy to enjoy his time... walking around and dreaming
about what he wants when he grows up.... of course while he leisurely took his
time looking at the cars. Little Man and I just browsed and goofed around.

So here, is Hubby dream car (one of them)....

And here is mine....( I am a little more simple).. okay for those who know me, are
thinking "Simple" not....

And to top it off, we got a beautiful view as we pulled on to our block...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day of cooking...

Every weekend, my sister spends one day in the kitchen
cooking her weekly meals for her family. Of course, I
always tell her she is out of her mind.

But this weekend, it is I who is out of her mind. I
decided to take a page out of my sisters life and
cooked some meals for the week.

But hold on, sis are you sitting down.... I made my
own sauce as well... from scratch. Now, I know that
is a lot for you to take in, so take a moment while
I explain..

I bought a magazine this week, called "Clean Eating".
Being that I am now into be healthier and eating right,
this just made since. So I took some recipes out of
the magazine and the sauce was one.

First boiled Plum Tomatoes, then place in ice bath.

Chopped, garlic, carrots and celery in my handy chopper.

Saute veggies and add rough chopped tomatoes.

add oregano, basil, bay leaves and simmer for 45 minutes on low.

Puree in Food Processor or in my case, the magic bullet.

Add honey

And here it is..

And after all that, I made Stew, lasagna and brisket with leek.
Oh and now I know my mom is probably on the floor with that one.
Yes, mom.. I not only cooked leek but I love it too.

My Stew...

My lasagna with sausage...

And my Brisket...

I hope that I not only made my mom proud but my sisters too.

Now, super mom and cook is ready for bed.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The winning outfit...

Somewhere deep down, we all love to win...

Some wins are sweeter than others. But I
must admit that even though I was thrilled
to have lost 13 lbs and hopefully, keep going,
The lost of the lbs was the only thing that
felt right.

You see, I started this challenge more to
get my sister motivated. I knew she was
feeling that same frustration as I was but
I also know my sister.... when it comes to
putting herself first, she would need a little
push... so I thought if i could give her a
challenge,she could have a goal and that was
beating her little sister... God knows she
has been wanting to do that since we were kids.

Sis, I am not going to give up on you... I know
you can do this... I know you can stop the insanity
before it becomes a bigger problem down the road.
And you know what I am talking about...

Now, it is not to say that I did not enjoy shopping
cause this girl here loves to shop...

So, I now must confess that I bought this hear dress
that I so fell in love with the moment I saw it,
before the challenge was over. I know that is wrong
but I could not resist and you know if I did not
win... well, I had a new dress.. oh and of course
boots too.