Monday, February 25, 2013

#365 days...

In January I started a 365 day project. I take one photo, everyday of my son. I try not to pose him, but I find it pretty much impossible to photograph a 2 year old on your crappy non-SLR camera (aka smart phone). So, some of these are posed, and some are pure action, in-the-moment images.

I plan to get an album printed at the end of the year...I'm not sure if Blee will even care or appreciate these, but I know that I'll look back and remember the time when he brought me the "Jesus book" to read on "daddy's bed" or when he insisted on carrying the Victoria's Secret bag on our walk. Oh, and the time when he got a boo-boo on his finger and made my mom cut the Band Aid in half. 

Oh my little Blee...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

pick your plum

Have you heard of Pick your Plum? It’s one of those daily deals website that posts one deal per day, until they sell out. I was introduced to Pick Your Plum by Miss Hannah, and I just might be addicted to it. You see, Pick Your Plum sells super cute, super crafty, super cheap items that you never knew you needed. The site is the gateway, the answer to your I-secretly-want-to-be-Martha-Stewart prayers.

Here are some screenshots of the recent deals.

Never mind what I’m going to do with these items. It makes me happy just to know that I have them…just in case I need a little something to package my homemade (err...Pillsbury) cookies, or that special gift.

I got my first package today...aren’t they adorable? If you ever get a card from me, it’ll be sealed with one of these sweet washi tapes! 

juicing awesomeness

I blogged awhile back about my totally awesome juicer. Well, I’m proud to say that the juicer is getting worked these days. I finally found the right balance of fruit and veggies to get my 2-year old to willingly gulp down a huge glass. Here it is:

2 – carrots
1/2 – celery stalk (with leaves)
3 – small apples
1 – pineapple core
1/4 – radish

Juice mustache, instead of a milk mustache!
I even went further and used the leftover pulp to make muffins. These muffins are packed with fiber and nutrients, and makes to me happy to watch my family chow down. I got the recipe from here.
I like it that the recipe calls for honey instead of sugar and uses whole wheat flour. I made 24 delicious muffins and froze half of them to eat later.

Now all I need is to replace my meals with juice so I can lose some weight.