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It’s a SERIOUSLY?! Kinda day

By March 19, 2017 General, parenting rant, Randomness

You know when you make a SERIOUS plan for that day and your goal is to get everything done, and then SURPRISE its 5 O’clock and you got nothing done besides sitting on your butt?? Well If you don’t I’m honestly quit jealous.. or your just not being very truthful. Let me explain.. My list was as follows:
– Gym
– make breakfast
– clean house
– go to my moms house for a bit
– get pig food
– work horses/take 2 month baby pictures
– hubby was going to clean yard

Did any of this happen?? NO. Lets get real.. I woke up at 7:45 plenty of time to have a successful day right?? NOPE. Wrong.. I made my husband coffee, sat on my bottom, watched a movie with hubby, coddled fussy child, sat on my bottom some more, watched some tv, and then realized it was already 2:15 pm. Well there goes the gym (closes at 3 on Saturdays). Then We decide to in order to get the rest of the plans done, which included:
-working horses
-dragging the yard
Only one of those got done: as you can see which one. (My husband is being a doll dragging the yard)

My excuse? PARENTHOOD.. Yup.. Our little one screamed bloody murder for over an hour as I tried repeatedly to lay him down while limbo-ing the computer to do something, and ALSO trying to at least clean up the kitchen.. can I say NOPE, NOPE, NOPE. Nehemiah decided my day would end with him in my arms, you guessed it sucking on the boob for comfort. Sooo… for you mom’s/ dad’s out there, have you had one of those SERIOUSLY?! Kind of days.. when time just fly’s by and you don’t know what the heaby jeaby’s happened!? 🙂

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Hubby’s Perspective 5 key points he learned during pregnancy

By March 19, 2017 General, Parenting, parenting rant, Pregnancy, Randomness

So.. ur pregnant.. CONGRADULATIONS!! Now lets get real here, often times when the woman gets pregnant hubby/boyfriend/spouse gets put on the back burner.. I know I know.. I mean WE ARE the ones pushing a 7.. no 8.. no 9.. no maybe even 10 pound little one out our whoo hahs so really… I mean REAAALLLLLY does it matter if they’re put to the side a whee bit??

To be honest YES, the man is just as important in this journey as YOU ARE. I mean really you made this little one together didn’t you?? He’s ultimately the one who is going to be they’re threw the random crying sprees and every un-glamorous thing you didn’t even know about (don’t worry I’ll cover that on a later post) so for you guys out there I sat down and asked my Mr. what he didn’t realize would happen during my pregnancy.. SPOILER.. it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!!

OK.. so in the movies they usually talk about ridiculous vomiting, crazy mood swings, cravings that knock him out of bed at 3 am, lack of sexual interest, and hair loss right?? These are five things he originally expected… But low and behold 5 things he didn’t expect..

1. She didnt wake me up or make me go get her food like I thought she would.. like what you watch in the movies, her cravings were actually pretty manageable.. some of them were still pretty gross though.. like raw onions. (Yes I know quite gross, but for some reason the last trimester I wanted to chomp on that they’re onion.. RAW)
2. NO ONE mentions that your going to fart more.. annnnddd so he was faced with the hard truth of me ripping some major butt puffs that NEITHER of us enjoyed.
3. Another thing no one mentions.. both DURING pregnancy and AFTER, your hormones are raging like crazy, therefore you SWEAT like an olympic athlete which again.. not so fun. can I say EWW?? say hello to 2 showers a day.. XD
4. You know how you watch those preggers movies and the girl is screaming at her husband while stuffing her face with a twinky and then 5 minutes later balling her eyes out begging for forgiveness?? Well According to hubby those movies re dramatized.. Although don’t worry I totally balled my eyes out randomly he said it was not nearly as bad as he was expecting.. Yay me!!

5. Ahhh SEX its what got you into these “Shenanigan’s” Right?? Don’t kid yourself.. its what happens when you do the NAST..AY. Anyways Personally our sex life didnt really change, even when I felt like a beached whale toward the end of pregnancy.. sex was well.. sexay as usual. =)

I will say I feel like the pregnancy was ALOT worse than what he remembers, but I guess that’s to be expected.. as a little secret.. your man’s t-shirts and jackets are WAY more comfortable than your own. 😉

AND as a last thought.. you men out they’re this was my hubby and I’s experience I have to say every pregnancy and individual is different.. but definately expect you shirts and sweaters to be stolen (It’s a comfort thing).. just remember support your boo threw the rough and the great.. It will all be WAY worth it in the end. 🙂

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The truth of my pregnancy

By March 17, 2017 Parenting, parenting rant, Pregnancy

Ahhhh Pregnancy, such a beautiful thing right? Everyone talks about how oh your glowing! You look amazing! your not that big! really now??
When lets get real here.. your sweating like a pig, even feel like one, and your hormones are making you snort like one to. Am I right?? Well I’m here to get down to the Nitty Gritty of my pregnancy experience.. here’s how my pregnancy looked..

SPOILER!! I was NOT healthy threw most of my pregnancy.. I mean were honest here right?? well those pregnancy cravings aint no joke!!

My diet mainly consisted of hot cheetos and spicy lays potato chips, but as you can see the first about month I was on a “diet” of ginger ale, ginger snaps, annnnnnnd.. you see there hidden in the basket? Yup!! You guessed it.. MORE Hot Cheetos.

There are so many things people dont tell you when your pregnant. I mean there are the common things.. you know all the jokes about barfing, waddling, and eating pickles with ice cream?

That’s all fine and dandy, but what about the things NO ONE wants to talk about.. such as your boobs are so sore even showering is a struggle, you can count running without peeing on yourself out, or the fact your hormones rule the world and you may cry at those baby clothes you spot at target.. but its alright just BELIEVE ME.. its completely normal.

I will be completely honest, I didnt really enjoy being pregnant. I had about 2 months were I really enjoyed it, and while everyone kept telling me I would miss it when it was done, (so I better enjoy it) my thought was HA! YOUR CRAZY!!

Now that its all done though and my son is almost 2 months now I have to say I DEFINITELY miss feeling his fluttering kicks.

I did have a wonderful pregnancy while also a kinda terrible on if you catch my drift.. despite the tedious wonders of a changing body that included but not limited to: hair falling out, sweating profusely, crying, getting angry, easily winded, and swolen feet.

It also included the miracle of a life my husband and I created which included but wasnt limited to: that first sight of the little blob, the sound of his heart beat, the feeling of his kicks, the intense emotions towards my growing son and my husband.
Lastly the constant support of GOD walking me threw the process… I swear he would tell me “Oh quit your whining, your gonna want another one when you see what I have in store for you.” And lets be honest… he was right.. in fact EVERYONE was.. Pregnancy is a miracle.. and despite the nitty gritty not so glamorous parts.. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.. and a BADASS!! ;D

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Bomb Diggity Meatloaf

By March 15, 2017 Fitness, Food, General, Health
Weekly meal prep is a must in my house. It’s especially nice when you can grab something already cooked and ready to go from the freezer and pop it in the microwave after a long day, am I right?
Meal prep is awesome but despite what people think about always having oven baked or grilled chicken my taste buds get bored easily. I do like to be healthy, but healthy doesnt have to be gross in my cookbook. So I came up with this healthier version of meatloaf on those days you just need something different.
Okie dokie lets get started!!
– 2 pounds ground meat of choice
– 3 cups of organic oats
– 1/2 diced onion
-2 heaping tablespoons spicy mustard
-1/2 a cup of ketchup
– good dousing of garlic salt
-good dousing of pepper
– 2 large eggs
– (optional) diced tomato pieces
Set that oven to 375* F, and grab a good sized mixing bowl. Throw all ingredients into the bowl and really get in there and get those hands dirty! After you have mixed everything together mold into the shape your looking to have and toss into the oven for about 45 minutes.
As you can see I did mine in mini versions, which I was able to make 12 of with enough for a mini meatloaf I will be cutting into slivers for meatloaf sandwiches!
 
(As an after thought the mini meatloaf’s would be perfect as stuffed bell peppers!!)
After you take them out of the oven allow to cool and enjoy!!

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GO to Minion Chocolates

By March 11, 2017 Fitness, Food, General, Health

Who doesn’t love minions? They are the cutest little creatures that both adults and kids LOVE! So what better chocolate to make than a minions homemade “Reese’s” cup thats actually pretty healthy for you. As long as you don’t eat all of them… although they are so scrumptious I wouldn’t blame you if you did! This is another super easy recipe that you can make in advance and keep in the fridge as a go to snack.

The dark chocolate provides relief for those of you out there on a health kick but wanting a candy bar along with added protein from the almond butter/ peanut butter. This is also a great treat for the kiddos when they get done with chores and you want to give them something sweet that isn’t super high in sugar.

Okie dokie.. so for the “Minion mold” I personally got mine from stater brothers with a few boxes of jello, but if stater’s doesn’t have the molds good news is I also found them on amazon.. just type in “Minion chocolate mold”

This is the set that I got from stater brother’s:

Besides the minion mold you will also need:

  • coconut oil
  • dark melting chocolate
  • 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter to start

At this time add the chocolate to a bowl with about a tbsp of coconut oil and heat in the microwave. I would start out with 1 minute 30 seconds, take it out and stir with a spatula then continue for about 30 seconds till the chocolate is nice and melted. If you need to add a little more coconut oil to make it nice and smooth that’s fine.

When your chocolate is nice and smooth use a large spoon to drizzle the first layer into the mold. Make sure to poor a generous amount that covers the bottom half of the mold. When you fill your molds go ahead and stick them in the freezer for 5 minutes

While the molds are cooling I like to heat p the peanut butter/almond butter, so its just as easy to poor into the molds and it doesnt end up clumped more in one section. Take the molds out of the freezer and drizzle the desired amount of peanut butter or any other nut butter over the cooled chocolate. Then right on top of the peanut butter add the last layer of chocolate (You may need to re-heat it). Let it cool in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before popping out of the molds!!

Annnnddd there you have it… you end up with these Scrum-Ditilly-Umptious chocolate bars.. Are they not ADORABLE?!

Let me know if you like them!! Or what Nut butter/ chocolate you used!!

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Easy Peesy Breakfast Sandwiches

By March 10, 2017 General

Are you tired of spending a ton of money on those jimmy dean breakfast sandwiches with the fake cheese? I mean yah they taste great but what if you could have something for half the cost when its all said and done? Just as ready every morning for you busy bodies who need a quick breakfast for yourself and your family?? Well I got you covered!! These are my easy peezy frozen breakfast sandwiches.

Ok! lets get started.. go ahead and grab your grocery list!

  • 16 eggs
  • 1 package of sausage or bacon (whatever is your preference)
  • 2 packages of sandwich cheese of choice
  • salt and pepper for taste ( I used garlic salt and lemon pepper)
  • Coconut oil
  • English muffins
  • Any other toppings of choice (tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, etc)

OK ladies and gents.. go ahead and grab your trusty muffin pan and some Ziploc baggies.  lets get this show on the rode.

Grab your most trusty pan to fry up that sausage or bacon. When you get done cooking that set aside and let it cool. I would place it on a plate with a paper towl to soak up the extra oil, and if your like me you have an extra mug to poor the excess oil in for later recipe’s.

Next set your oven to 375* F.  While were waiting for your oven to heat up I usually set up all the English muffins with cheese so I can throw the sandwiches together when the eggs are done. OK so the sausage/bacon is done and cooled down and the muffins are set up right? Awesome! Lets get the eggs ready.

Grab your trusty muffin tin and line it with the coconut oil. Crack each of the eggs in your pan (if you would like you can beat them to make a scramble) and add the ingredients of choice. Also at this time I would add in chunks of bacon or sausage. add in your seasonings such as the salt and pepper and your all ready to go.

Is that oven nice and warm? Cool, lets toss our pan in there and let it cook for about 30 mins. When it comes out I would let it cool for about 10 minutes or so and then throw it onto the prepared muffins. You can let it sit for a couple minutes to let the cheese melt or just throw the sandwiches together and put them in the Ziploc baggies. At this time all that’s left to do is enjoy on your most busy morning’s, all you need is a minute and 30 seconds for a nice warm and delicious breakfast… And don’t forget the coffee to go!!

 

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Migraines. How can you fight them?

By March 9, 2017 General

If you read my previous post on “How I live with migraines” you are now aware of some preventatives out there for migraines/headaches. But what happens when you still have an episode or end up getting a migraine despite your best efforts?

Well I’m here to tell you what works for me. Because if your like me you don’t want to sit there all day yanking out your hair in a dark room with no sound.

Most of the time I end up at the worst being able to cope with the pain and at the best getting rid of one as fast as it comes. The first step is recognizing your symptoms of when a migraine/headache is starting. For example in my case I begin to get a sore neck, pain behind my eyes, and numbness in my face. At this time my first step is taking 2 magnesium oxide pills to try and counter act it along with drinking at least 20 oz of water immediately.

If it continues to progress I always make sure to have Lavender oil on hand as well as peppermint oil.  I rub a couple drops on my temples and back of my neck, massaging it into the muscles. I would suggest laying down for about thirty minutes and just letting your body relax along with drinking more water. i say this because I made the mistake of walking around after putting the peppermint on ending up with really watery eyes.

If the pain still continues I would suggest drinking something high in caffeine such as plane coffee, but if your like me plain coffee is not an option. So quickly drinking a Dr. pepper or something else works as well.

I also will take a shower, bending my head under the flow of the water. I switch the water back and forth between extremely cold and extremely hot. This causes the blood vessels to expand and contract allowing for increased blood flow which is said to help alleviate the pain.

I also will get an adjustment from my chiropractor as well as a massage to relax the muscles.

If you catch it fast enough though you shouldn’t have to go threw all of these steps. The best advise I can give also in this situation is getting the rest you need, drinking enough water, and remembering to eat. I hope this helps those of you out there who are like me and suffer from migraines/headaches. This is again what seems to work for me, and depending on how quickly I catch it as well depends on the amount of steps I have to take.

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Breastfeeding: Why diet is important

By March 7, 2017 breast feeding, Health, Parenting, Pregnancy

Hey guys! I’m sure just like me you guys tried to do a lot of research as to the pros and cons of breast feeding.. what you should eat.. so on and so forth right? I mean there is so much information it makes your head spin doesn’t it? Believe me I know how your feeling, specially if your like me. A first time mom, still learning to juggle everyday chores and everything else.

Now lets get down to MY “nitty gritty.” I put my in bold because I’m speaking strictly from my experience. Breastfeeding is HARD! No doubt about it! I mean between cracked and sore nipples, painful boobies when they fill with milk, being bitten or clamped on because baby is frustrated.. the list goes on and on. Even with all the discomfort though I feel privileged to be able to breast feed,  why? Because some mother’s either can’t or choose not to.

Don’t get me wrong they’re is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING wrong with feeding formula. Don’t listen to all those butthead’s out they’re if you are a mother who chooses to feed formula or your boobies just didnt want to keep up. I have had to feed formula because of not producing enough but also reasons that have to do with my food which I will get to..

But lets get back to you mommas who are breast feeding. This is a serious nitty gritty conversation about what no one told me when it comes to feeding my little one. If your like me the Dr mentioned having a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water right? But what does that mean? Honestly my version of healthy is eating chicken, broccoli and brown rice and having some fun meals a few times a week. Just remembering to eat is a task in itself when you first come home, but what I’m about to tell you will probably blow your.

Just for an example of why I had to feed formula besides not producing enough milk and why your food intake is so important: I had only been home a few days and wanted a snack, so I grabbed one of my favorite granola’s a “fig bar.” Now I had been told kind of by family that what you eat may affect baby, but were talking more along the lines of spicy foods and that kind of thing.. like dont eat chili sauce right? Wrong. SO WRONG. Long story short, still getting used to not only breast feeding but manually pumping as well Nehemiah ended up in screaming fits because of gas and blowing up diapers to high heaven. My poor child was miserable and in pain because of one simple granola… who would have thought? It was a whoarer night of throwing away breast milk and feeding formula instead.

As the weeks have flown by I began to notice a pattern, which was after eating crappy food Nehemiah would be in a fussy tizzy, and so my husband and I began to start meal prepping again so I would stick to healthier options that benefited both Nemo and myself. Just as a background my meals consisted of healthy green leafy options and high protein. After countless gassy days though I began to realise something.. just because they’re healthy foods does not mean thy are going to work for baby, so I compiled a list of things that can really affect baby that know one really warned me about.

So lets talk about the foods you should just automatically stay away from because of gassiness. For myself Nemo has the farts of a grown man and gets very mad and upset about it. Any moms have the same experience? Anyways just in my opinion I would cut out onions, broccoli, esperagus (I’m pretty positive I spelled that wrong, but for you wordy’s out there laugh it off), cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and beans. I have spinach or kale instead for my leafy greens.

I have also cut out all my favorite spicy foods such as sriracha and tapatio which if you know anything about me you know this literally kills my flavor buds. So if your like me just do yourself a favor and get it the hell out of your house now… yes you can do it!

                                          

I do have to say I’m still learning different things that just unfortunately don’t work for my son to eat, but this is a step in the right direction. I’m not saying you can’t indulge, just trying to prepare you as to why your child is screaming bloody murder when you have that extra hot chili, or you are giving yourself a face palm when he/she blows up a diaper so bad it squirts out all over not only their clothes but you because you decided to have a greesy hamburger from mcdonalds. Take my advice, if your going to indulge have milk pumped and ready to go. After that just be mindful of what affects you and your baby… Your Welcome!! ;D

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Very Berry Pancake Syrup

By March 7, 2017 Fitness, Food, Health

Hey all!! Hows your day going today? I know mind got a little bit of a late start because I took the time to sleep in with little man after waking up with my husband and he went to work. Nehemiah has been having some rough grumbly nights lately. Hes not fussy, but he is making quite a bit of noise that keeps me up! 😀 I’m sure you mommas out there know exactly what I’m talking about!

And for those of you who don’t have children I’m still sure you know how it feels to just have a groggy day automatically reaching for that coffee cup, giving everyone that well known death stare of “Dont talk to me before I have my coffee.” :p

Anyways I wanted to have a little bit of flavor options when It comes to my new favorite breakfast recipe. I know I said in the other other post I drizzle a little bit of honey or agave nectar to add some added sweetness, but I am easily bored by the way my food tastes so I need some SERIOUS flavor options for my mood. I also wanted an option were I can have the sweetness paired with health benefits, so I came up with this flavor packed syrup/dressing that is also high in antioxidants and for you ladies/men who want a metabolism boost!!

I hope you enjoy it as much as me!!

Okie dokie… you are going to need that trusty blender of choice again. I will also note this again makes 1-2 servings (depending how much flavor your looking for). I also decided to try making bigger pancakes and was able to make 3 good sized ones, but being the air head I am I ended up burning all three. Although I will say that the extra crunchiness was actually pretty good!

  • 1/2 cup blueberries or berries of choice (I used frozen blueberries from winco)
  • 1 heaping tbsp agave nectar or raw organic honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon- (helps with inflammation, boosts metabolism, has antioxidants)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk

At this time I took the blueberries and added them to a bowl to warm them up before blending all the ingredients together, because I don’t know about you but im not a fan of freezing cold syrup. I don’t feel like getting a brain freeze while chowing down on pancakes :D. I microwaved them for about 1-2 minutes (just enough to get them toasty and juices flowing).

Ok, so you have warmed up the blueberries right? Awesome! Poor them along with that juice in the bowl into a blender of choice and add all the other ingredients. Blend together for desired consistency. If you like it chunky only do it for a few seconds, if you like it runny leave it on longer and if you need to add a little more milk.

The result should look something like this:

I know, I know it doesn’t look that glamorous, but I PROMISE it is Scrum-Ditilly-Umptious… Now just poor over pancakes/waffles/crepes, or whatever else you desire and enjoy!!

I hope you like this as much as I did!!

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Healthy Protein Pancakes

By March 6, 2017 General

Howdy gentlemen and ladies!! How many of you out there are like me trying to stay on a healthy path and love sweets? I’m talking about pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, etc?? Yes I know all these foods are delicious! just not when your trying to stay away from unhealthy fats and carbs, well I have a recipe for you for healthy pancakes that also pack 15g of protein and are only 4 ingredients!!

Now as a little backing, I know there are quite a few recipes out there for the banana pancake with 2 ingredients.  After trying this several times with the result ending up a blob pile of banana mash I decided to try a few different things to get a better result closer to real pancakes!! I’m sure everyone else has unfortunately had this result as well. I mean lets be honest, how can you get fluffy pancakes with mush??

Now I will say these pancakes are fairly fluffy but if your cup of tea is serious fluffiness I will be experimenting with adding some oat flower and a pinch of baking powder, but for now this weekend I came up with these little delicious gems!

I know.. dont these look delicious!! As you can see in the picture I used coconut oil (winco for $12!!) but Im sure olive oil, butter, etc would work just as well.

Ok lets get started!! You will need a blender/food processor (I used the magic bullet because its cheap on amazon and works great for single servings). Having a blender makes this recipe much easier and gives the batter a smooth consistency that’s hard to get when working with bananas, as Im sure your aware.

You may need a sptaula to scrape the sides if it gets to goopy or stuck.

This is for a single serve batch of pancakes, but if you have multiple people to cook for I’m sure you can double the recipe or so on and so forth depending on the amount of people. =D

I included pictures of specific ingredients and were I got them below.

  • 2 tbsp brewers yeast (also helps with improving lactation for you nursing moms) I got mine from amazon for about $12 and it has lasted me awhile. I use this in a lot of my recipes now because I’ve noticed it improves the fluffiness and way that things rise in my opinion. The brewers yeast also contains 7g of protein per a 2 tbsp!!

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed. This miracle ingredient as I’m sure your aware contains crucial omega 3’s our body needs and contains 2g of protein per a 2 tbsp. I got mine from Walmart were the vitamins are and it was $3 for the bag. Which again this has now lasted me many many recipes. The flax also naturally promotes lactation for nursing moms *still safe for people not nursing* ;D

  • You will also need 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • If you want a sweet syrup to finish I used agave nectar or honey drizzled on top. The agave nectar I also got from Winco, and I noticed its actually cheaper than honey, so I have begun using it in a lot of my sweet recipes.

Ok!! Thats it. Now for the fun part. Throw all the ingredients in a blender of choice and mix together. Again you may need a spatula to scrape the sides, and it may take a few minutes to blend up nice and smooth. It should end up looking like cake batter. After then grab your favorite pan, warm it up and add an oil of choice to make sure these beauties don’t stick funny and turn into a gross goop..

After you have the pan nice and warm with the oil in it add the desired amount of however big you want your pancakes to be. I personally like mini pancake, but there should be enough batter to make at least 2 maybe 3 bigger ones if that’s more your style. When they have bubbled up a little bit and you can move them with the spatula (I added more oil and shook the pan to slide them around) go ahead and flip these babies!! A couple more minutes on this side and you should be good to add them to a plate.

       

After adding to a plate you can add some toppings if you would like. A few I thought about after the fact is vanilla greek yogurt, honey, agave nectar, or even fresh berries and nuts. Do these not look wonderful?! I hope you enjoy them and stay tooned for me trying out a few different options to make them even more fluffy. =D <3

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