Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend in pictures

Eating popcorn that was cooked over the campfire
Hanging out by the campfire ... perfection!
Dinner cooked over the fire -- yum!
Camping was a blast ... as usual. More to come on our campfire cones that were a success and if you look you can see the better baked potatoes we tried out. I'm sure I need run a marathon to burn off all the goodness I ate this weekend. But it was worth it!

Friday, May 25, 2012

What I love this week...

My  new Kindle case from The Pleated Poppy -- LOVE it!
I cannot stop eating these -- they might be my new obsession!
(I may or may not have 15+ coupons to buy more, shhh!)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Our weekend

In swim suits ... with the sprinkler ... outside ... all weekend long!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drink Up!

I had to create a new pin board. My Recipes to Try board was starting to be overwhelmed by drink recipes. That's why Drink Up! was born. Here's a few of my favorites that I hope to try out!
Summer Spritzer

Instant Margarita
15 Different Lemonades
Of course I'm linking up to Oh how Pinteresting at The Vintage Apple

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm feeling inspired ...

I've learned a lot over the past year or so about eating better and feeding my kids better. I try to pay attention to what is in the foods we eat. I'm not a crazy label lady or anything, but if I can get a loaf of bread that has 7 pronounceable ingredients instead of a loaf that has 30 questionable ones then I'm going to do it! I don't want eating better to break the bank (yes I know we'd end up paying more in health care premiums with bad eating habits).

Through my pinning obsession I cam across a blog featuring real food, 100 Days of Real Food to be exact. I started looking through past blog entries and was amazed. Their budget was small, their goal was big and they did it. I'm impressed, really I am, as I look through their journey. It makes me believe I can take a few small steps to help my kids realize what is good for them and what isn't. 

Not only do I want to make this change for myself, but I want to teach my kids. I want them to grow up happy and healthy and not be part of a statistic of overweight, under nourished kids. Is that too much to ask? I personally stopped eating fast food (McDonald's and such) awhile back. I don't remember what made me stop or the last time I ate it. I just remember feeling horrible after eating a burger and fries. Don't get me wrong I love a good burger, but the keyword there is good. I prefer the ones I make to the flattened, gross things they serve up. 

I'm considering taking their 10 day challenge. With a stubborn hubby and one kid with food allergies I don't think I could get the whole family on board, but maybe they could be on board a few of those 10 days. I think it will be good. I'll let you know what I decide to do!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day weekend

This mama got to do some things that she normally wouldn't over the weekend. I went grocery shopping by myself, matched up my coupons and saved some dollars! The DH and girls let me pick out what to plant in the garden and I got them all in.
Lettuce on the left, salsa pepper in middle and tomato at far right corner
We will be giving berries a try this year! I'm excited to see if anything turns out. We are trying blueberries and strawberries. I mentioned before that I have some races I want to run this year. I've signed up for 2 so far. I was able to run 3 miles last night in prep for the first 5K next month. I was a little slower than I liked, but it was my first 3-mile run of the year so it was a start. Hope all the other mamas had a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Camping success!

We went camping this weekend for the first time this year. It was a blast! Of course I forgot my camera and my cell phone was dead (who was going to call me anyways). Here's the only picture I could find from my sister-in-law. 
My DH, me and his grandparents in the background
Next time I'll do a better job of taking pictures, at least some of the kids!