Friday, July 19, 2013

Purple Fun

So, summer is in full swing and with that comes bright colors for make up, nail polish, clothes, etc. Purple has always been my favorite color, however I could never find a good purple polish that actually looked good on my nails.

But, guess what??? I found one!! I am totally obsessed with this purple. It does take a few coats to reach the good purple, but it's totally worth it! I'm also in love with the gold sparkle polish! The two paired together are so much fun.

The best part about it, is they were each under $2 & bought at Wal-Mart.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paleo Chocolate Chip Goodness

Well, I'm back on the healthy eating train again! 

My sweet tooth has been a little out of control lately. & lucky for you, I found this super delicious paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe! It's very simple and quick & leaves you satisfied!

The cookies are soft and moist, not crunchy at all [I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies] They look like macaroons and in a way taste a bit like them too!!

Oh, the best part about it - it's totally kid approved by my 3 year old, who is completely the pickiest eater I know!!

Recipe is as follows! Happy baking!

[recipe found on]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 TBL baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350*.  In a mixing bowl, put both kinds of flour and your other dry ingredients.  Add eggs one at a time and stir the contents well.  Add the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla and mix.  Stir in your chocolate chips.    Cook the cookies 13-15 mins.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 5, 2013

two children

Being a mommy of two has changed me so much. so much that i forget what it was like to have just one child. That's right, I CANNOT seem to remember anything nor can I get anything done. How do all the mom's with multiple children do it?! I can hardly get one pair of underwear folded during the day, let alone remember to make a phone call or pull the frozen chicken out of the freezer that morning, to thaw for dinner. SERIOUSLY? When did this happen? I used to think that having one child was hard ... having two has rocked my world!

When it comes to my house, I'd say I've always been a little OCD. For example, do not leave a dish or glass on my counter in my kitchen, because it will be in the dishwasher faster than you can ask, "Where did my glass go?" That's the truth! 

My house has always been kept up, maybe the floors aren't always shiny and mopped or the trash isn't taken out, but when it was just my daughter, my hubby and I ... my house was very tidy. The laundry was always kept up, clothes folded and put away. Dishes were always in the dishwasher ready to go on the clean cycle. Floors were always vacuumed or swept. You get what I am saying, right?

That was me a few months ago. 

Welcome to my world now: The kids' room currently has a massive pile of clothes on the floor waiting to be folded and put away. The mirrors in the entire house need cleaned. Our laundry hamper is over-piling with clothes that need washed. The dishwasher is full of clean dishes that need to put away. Okay ... someone please help me! 

Housekeeper!? I need you!

In all serious-ness, though ... how do you mom's of multiples do it? Jeeze, I only have two kiddos ... how do those with 3 or 4 or more get through a normal day without pulling your hair out?

A few days ago, I completely spaced my son's two month Doctor's appointment. I have never done that before. 

I love my children with my whole heart, but in all honesty ... I feel like a crazy lady that can't keep up with anything. 

I need a checklist that's updated for everyday in my life, then maybe I can get through the day remembering everything? We shall see. It's a learning experience, I tell ya.

Okay ... now to get that laundry folded! Wait .. my son is now waking up and needing to be fed. Okay, don't forget that pile of laundry now!!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

anniversary - part 2

Well, TWO years has flown by. Happy TWO years of marriage to my hubby. We have been through so much! A lot of it hasn't been easy ... but I'm so thankful for this man and all he does for our family. I love you hub-a-roo! Here's to a lifetime of marriage together!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

a little coffee chat

8:30 am. My 1st cup of coffee is just about empty. Baby is waking up, while Bella continues to push him in his swing. It's one of her favorite things to do ... I am telling you, she is obsessed with that swing. If he's in it, she has to push it ... if he's not in it, then one of her baby dolls takes his place, as she pushes it. 

So much has happened since my blog post last year. I now have an almost 2 month old baby boy & my little girl isn't so little anymore. She's just 3 1/2 years old, but going on 16, LITERALLY!

I'm not sure that it has fully hit me yet, that I am a mother of two. Weird, right? Considering I am with my children all day - everyday. It's one of those things that sometimes seems so surreal to me. For instance, when Bella calls me "Mom" "Mommy" or "Mama" ... I still sometimes, just cannot believe I am actually a Mom. Hearing her call me "Mom" just brings me back to my childhood days. Gosh, I loved my Mom so much and I still do. I always look back & remember the little things with her. Our park days which involved feeding the ducks, driving around town in her little honda singing the songs of the early 90's, going through the car washes and being afraid [yes, I was terrified of the carwash!], looking out for the speed bumps which we called turtles. Those were the days!

Life just flies by! Those memories seem so long ago, but I remember them like it was yesterday. Now, here I am - a mother & I truly hope with my whole heart that my children can look up to me, the way I did and still do with my mom.

It's crazy how much becoming a mom or a parent for that matter, changes you. I think it's so wonderful how deeply you can fall in love with a little human being or two or more. I remember that being my biggest fear with my second pregnancy - how the heck am I going to love another human being as much as I love my daughter?! I thought about it daily. And, let me tell you - the day my son was born, I fell in love all over again. Children, to me, are one of life's biggest blessings. 

Since having my baby boy, life seems so much more chaotic. It also seems to go by faster. Somedays are so crazy and full of chaos, all I can do is laugh. I have my days when my patience is no more, my days when I am exhausted, my days when I would LOVE a little freedom, but that comes with being a mom 

& gosh, I am so lucky. I wouldn't have it any other way.

There is nothing like a quick smile from my baby boy or a simple "i love you so much mom" from my daughter. 

How did I get so lucky again???

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


It's been almost one full year since I have written a blog post. I stopped by my blog today to do some reminiscing - reading through my old posts & looking at all of the pictures. 

When I first started my blog a few years ago ... it was a place for me to think out loud. A place for me to write about my fears ... a place I could just "babble on and on" while anticipating what was to come. I am so thankful for this blog. I believe it is a huge part of where my strength came from, when dealing with my open heart surgery.

Looking back, all of that seems so recent, yet so long ago. I feel like I have changed so much since then. I feel I have grown as a woman. 

Reading through my old posts today made me remember why I started this blog and how much it meant to me. It made me miss sitting in front of my computer, just typing away ... and thinking out loud. For me, this is "my place." And, I love that I can read through my past posts, as if it's a journal.

This is my journal - and yes, I have decided to start it back up.

As I feel I have grown so much as person, I also feel I have changed & because of that, I decided to give my blog a bit of a "face lift." 

I've decided to make this my place to write about anything and everything, rather than focusing it on one topic.

I'm sure most of my posts will be about my children [sorry, I can't help it] But I also plan on doing different & fun posts from day. to. day. life, to inspiration, to beauty tips, recipes, etc.

Follow me if you'd like!

My blog is my journal & I'm so excited to be back!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

all things "Bella"

i sure do love this little sugar muffin.

my monkey. my bug. buggy. baby. sweetheart.

working on "posting" on a regular basis. check back soon.
i am coming back!