Friday, August 31, 2012

Fridays Confessions.......

Ya'll  I am feeling happy this morning, no special reason just feeling blessed!

Carson is currently watching Curious George for the third time this morning. That kid has seriously been watching too much tv. Thank goodness school starts next week. 

Todd and I had the best time last night at the food and wine launch party! We both enjoyed the food and drinks, I mostly enjoyed the drinks ;)


O yeah and of course my favorites were there with me.

Love Chassitys smile here. Think Todd was just cracking her up telling her about my inappropriate turrets syndrome. I joke I don't really have turrets.(but that's a whole other post ;)

Baby girl received her first tutu yesterday. This makes me smile a really big smile. Is it wrong I want one in my size??

Hope you guys have a fabulous Long weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday.....

I am going to go-ahead and apologize
 for the randomness today! 

My new planner came in and I love it! It's on the big side, but I have a lot of crap to write down, so its perfect for me.

Me and my girl Natalie are starting Pilates next week, and I cant wait. We are going to do a private reformer class. 

And here are my beautiful laughing babies to end this randomness. 

video

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I want Wednesday.......

**** A full night of sleep. On that note a great friend recently reminded me that they are only little for a short period, and this will not last forever. Is it strange this makes me happy and sad at the same time?
But with that full night I would like to be wearing these.


But I bet my husband wishes I would wear these.

 I would almost consider wearing these too, simply because of the rad-ass bow on the butt!

Speaking of Bows I need me some Bow shorts, like asap.


Yes Please!

And lets just go ahead and make this post about bows, okay!


Because you know my little lady needs some too.


PS sleep I may not be getting today, but a full body massage and 4 hours baby free is what I am getting!
Thinking pedicure, maybe a little shopping, and just to keep it real a target trip for the essentials.

Xoxo Happy Hump Day.
 (no pun intended)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

lemony arugula with warm shrimp and white beans

Ya'll this meal is amazing! I totally made it my own from the original so I wasn't too sure how it would turn out....happy to report it was Delicious!


What you need....
Fresh shrimp
a lemon
white beans
1 bell pepper
honey
salt&pepper
olive oil
salad mix (you can use any you prefer)
 Go ahead and mix up your dressing or base I should call it.

1lemon, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1tsp of honey salt and pepper whisk together.


Cook up your shrimp in 2tsp of oil with just a little S&P.

Then toss in your chopped bell pepper, beans, and lemon dressing. then let this simmer until shrimp are tender. i think mine cooked for about 7 minutes.

Toss this shrimp goodness on your salad and ta-da dinner is served! And this meal is extremely healthy!!!



happy to report lost a pound this week! 18 more to go!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stories from our Weekend......

Or today lets just say pictures form our weekend. Cause mama and instagram where on fire snapping away this weekend.

How amazing is this view, and the sweet faces in front?

You know me and my bestie drinking it up! Have I mentioned how much I love this girl?



The hubs.
My favorite quote by Nat hey Matt is smiling, he must be feeling the alcohol. Personally I think the smile was his reaction to such fabulous company ha!



These two have so much fun together! It's really like having a babysitter but not paying for one. They totally entertain each other, and we actually get to have adult conversation.

We rolled in about 12:00 midnight. But hey the babies slept in the next morning. It as a great night.

Sunday

We found a new brunch spot, it was amazing!
Angel Oak- Everything is homegrown, Delicious, and a mile form our house which means new Sunday spot.
Carson loved that we were drinking out of jars. 


Best farmers market ever. Lets just says this mamas is going to rock out Tasty Tuesday tomorrow!

 Ahhh our little biscuit is holding her head up now! Her hair seriously cracks me up.

It was good, actually is was fantastic, and I am sad it's over!

But on a good note we got the double Bob this weekend, and me and the babies have already ran this morning!! I am feeling like a badass and it's only Monday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thoughts on Thursday...........


 A great time was had last night. My girl Lauren called yesterday and asked if I wanted to go out and celebrate Amys Birthday. I could not get out the door and put on my heels fast enough! Whoo I don't think I have laughed as hard as I did last night in a long time. These girls were FUNNY!!! 


I got my hair highlighted yesterday. and I went BLONDE, like really blonde. Is there anything better than not having roots??


I am really ready for school/mmo to start for my little ones. I love them to pieces but I am ready for a little me time, and a schedule.

 they are wearing me out this summer,but gosh they are cute.


OK that's all I have for you today!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tasty Tuesday..............

Well these 2 things are defiantly tasty and Healthy!  

But nope it's not a recipe.

Dang it I just cant get it all together to get a homemade dinner ready on Monday night. Yesterday we had some good ole can green beans (Cs favorite) and a stouffer's chicken vegetable rice bake. I must admit it as pretty darn good though!

Anywho I am a a girl who likes a snack. So snacks all day= big ass here to stay. That was corny but it rhymes and it made me laugh.

I digress........

Here are my new go to HEALTHY snacks....



these are both amazing!!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stories from our weekend.........

Well I am happy to report that I am officially out of my funk!

And I found this quote which I think is just perfect!

We did a whole lot of nothing this weekend. And somehow these always seem to be the most relaxing  and fun.

Friday was great we had a playdate and then when daddy got home headed to Kiawah for the concert on the grass.
Play-date at the park.

Carson had the time of his life dancing from 6-9. I kid you not the boy didn't stop, and his first question the next morning was when could we go back?

Dancing Machines


Saturday looked mostly like this.......

On Sunday we headed to Charlestowne Landing. If you live in Charleston and have kids take them there! Todd and I quite enjoyed ourselves too.

 Crazy-Ass looking bird.

Loved getting this close to the bear. So Cool

Okay I am off to love on these sweet faces............Happy Monday!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Fridays Confessions........

Well first and foremost you guys seriously made me tear up with you kind comments yesterday.

I was blown away by the personal emails, inspiring comments, and the fact that you all took time out of your busy day to make me feel better!

Hope its appropriate to say I Love you, because I really do.

Today I woke up from little sleep and I still felt happy ;)

I played bunco last night with some pretty amazing ladies, and ended up talking,laughing, and sipping wine until 11:30. 11:30 bedtime= one tired mommy today.

I have a date at the park with some mommy friends and the kiddos today, and then we are headed to Kiawah to dance the night away with the kids. I am looking forward to this fun Friday.

I really do Love my May book but it's just not quite working for me. So I have been on the search for a new planner. Think I have found a good one. I love the layout and I think the function of this one will work better for me.


Happy Friday Loves!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Struggling........

That is the best word I can use to describe how I am feeling these days.

I have to just got to vent and be real with you ladies today.

I am feeling very insecure in a lot of ways........

My body is not what it used to be, and really I am okay with that. What I am not okay with is gaining 7 inches on my waist and feeling terrible in every outfit and picture I see myself in. I just feel very insecure and it's getting to me.

The pressure...... please tell me you all feel this. I feel pressure to keep the house clean, cook dinner, take care of the kids, be a good wife, and keep this little blog up.

Over the last few days I felt just plain sad and stressed. Sometimes I feel like I am just really not that good at anything. I am okay at most but just don't feel like I excel in any of it. I have some really talented lady friends and I am honestly so darn proud of them. It makes me happy to see them doing the things they love and being super amazing at it! But it also makes me think well I am just mediocre.

As a mom I always feel rushed. Maybe it just the season of life I am in with two little ones, but I don't like it. My head is always spinning and its hard to really relax and enjoy the moments with them. I am rushed every morning to get a post up on this blog ex(my terrible grammar). and have a hard time fitting it all in. When the evenings come I want to just unwind with Todd, or get in the bed because I know I will be waking up to feed the baby.

I promise this is not a pity me post and I know I have a great life. Lately I have just been struggling and needed to get this off my chest.

Moms and women please tell me you feel this way sometimes too. do you have a secret for me Or do I need to just go see a counselor asap!




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday What I want..........

I seriously can not stop thinking about this dress. Even Carson said he liked it, he said," that would be pretty on you mama". Must be a sign I need to make it mine!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

black-eyed pea fritters




I am just so darn proud of myself. I cooked a homemade healthy dinner last night. Had it ready by 5:00, every last bite was eaten, and Carson even ate a bite. 

I have to be honest if you are not a bean lover you may not be head- over-hills for this dish. I myself could live off of beans so I was in heaven.

I just threw together a little boxed basil and tomato quinoa the side dish.

Sadly no weight was lost last week darn it. Still holding hefty at 133.

* but on a good note I as in the gym at 4:30 this morning.

* on a bad note I have playgroup today so I am sure I will consume many calories with the champs.

INGREDIENTS:


Fritters
  • 15.5 oz no-salt-added cooked or canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained (TRY: Eden Organic Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1 1-oz slice whole-wheat bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped  
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 jalapeƱo peppers, finely chopped, seeded if desired
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare fritters: In a medium bowl, add peas and partially mash with a fork or potato masher. Place bread in a blender and grind into coarse bread crumbs. Add bread crumbs to peas with scallions, bell pepper, garlic, egg whites, thyme, jalapeƱos, salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Working in 2 batches, spoon fritter batter into skillet in 1/4-cup mounds, flattening slightly so they measure 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until lightly golden. Once cooked, set aside on a separate plate. Repeat with remaining batter and 1 1/2 tsp oil.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stories from our weekend........

You are getting just a bunch of pictures today folks :)

I am still recovering form my hangover from Saturday night! 

Saturday Tay and I had a girls day and my two men had a boys day!

I just love having my girl with me!

Todd and Carson heading to the water park just the two of them. Todd said they had such a great time, and I realized that it was really there first time just the two of them.

Tay and I headed to a fabulous baby shower! You guys this house was freakin amazing. I discovered the owner Amy reads my blog, so maybe I can convince her to give us a house tour ;) I also got to see my favorite girl Chassity at the shower.


Saturday Todd and i headed out to meet some of our friends. This is the only picture I got, probably a good thing considering the drinks I took down.

Sunday my head hurt and I felt like poop the entire day. damn I love a night out but paying for it the next day sucks. This pizza did make me feel a little better though.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lizard Party

So my sweet 3 1/2 year old wants a Lizard party this year. Seriously Carson a lizard party??? We still have some time to plan but you know me, I gotta get on it and have laid out in my head.

Here are some things I think would be pretty darn cute, especially considering it lizards yuck gross!

a serious lizard cake


or a fun lizard cake?


lizard soap  cute party favors.

and seriously loving these lizard toppers!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I want Wednesday

Workout Gear

 Since my booty was in the gym at 5:30 am this morning this is what came to mind.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday......

Here ya go........
Scallops over Pea Pesto Linguini

Looks amazing right? Well honestly I count tell ya for-sure?
See we didn't make it home from playgroup until 5:30 yesterday evening and cooking just was not happening.

But going to the grocery store today and plan to fix this pretty tomorrow night! I will let you know how it is!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Stories from our weekend!

Good Monday Morning!

I am sitting here with a cup of coffee, my little man in his pajamas, and Clifford the dog on tv.
He decided 5:15 was a new appropriate time to get up for the day, killing me!

Anyway on to our child-free weekend.....

It was fabulous, and relaxing! I don't have anything to exciting to share just some much needed time with the hubby!

Friday looked like this.
 Happy to have the house to ourselves ;)

We headed out to Kiawah for dinner and the concert on the green. Drinks, lounge chair, and live music= Bliss.

I rocked out the curls with my new Curling wand!!!

Saturday looked like this.

Lots of relaxing at the pool, with margaritas in hand ;)

Complete with back dives.

Then on Sunday Todd went to go pick up the babies and I enjoyed brunch with my most favorite girls ever! Julia please move back here so we can do this every Sunday!!! I seriously love these girls.

And from the looks of it Carson was having a blast at Mimi and Papas.



Thanks mom and dad for taking care of the babies for us.