Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Bucket List

So this weekend was our kick off to our Summer Bucket List fun. ( I found this great idea from pinterst) Not sure what blog it was from but anyway. Our first clothes pin drawn was for a kayak adventure. We rented kayaks in Waterbury at the Day State Park. Our day was filled with mud fights, picnics, swimming, debates on cliff jumping with my 11 yr old, and laughter. It was a gorgeous day that will be remembered for a long time.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's been awhile, the months seem to be flying by so quickly. I'm hoping to be adding to it more frequently! Stay tuned!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Stomach Feels like Blah!!

So I hate to admit it but I think I have fallen of the wagon again with my eating, or should I say hanging by a thread. My stomach feels so bloated and yuck from all the crap I have been eating. See from January till about this summer I had lost about 50lbs. Then the stress from work and going back to college, I have been not so good, when ever I get my hands on junk " aka" not whole foods I over do it. It's funny how just a little bit can make your stomach turn.
I truly believe and have felt the difference in eating whole foods or foods that are connected with the least amount of process to them.
It' so much work being healthy. I've stopped using the elipitcal, I do enjoy my NIA, yoga, and african dance classes I try to get in three times a week , but between the kids and I it just has not happened.
Okay enough of the whining I know what feels good, I know what I need to do, so I need to just do it.
Heather over at this blog has some wonderful ideas about eating, freezing quick foods, and she offers workshops, which I hope to take her next one which is all about whole foods and here is the link for that.
So my goal for tomorrow, is to get 20 min on the elipitcal, make a green smoothy to sip on in the morning , some salad with an hardboiled egg, and a whole local chicken into the crockpot.
Please keep me in your thoughts and root me on, I so struggle with food espically this time of year

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Words I Try To Live By!!

I try to remind myself of this phrase often. Right now I am on a bit of overload and I am trying to remind myself to take a deep breath, slow down, and live in the moment. But there is so much to do, or that is not getting done, how do I retrain my brain?

That is the big challenge right now. It has been such a whirl wind that I have forgotten things that have happen only days and weeks ago. So from now on out I am going to try to be more mindful and here on this blog it will serve as a check in for that mindfulness.

Friday, August 12, 2011

This Moment

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Friday, August 5, 2011

This Moment

This Moment!!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blueberry Muffins and a reminder to self not to try to make two things at once even though I am pretty good at multi tasking!!

So last night I went grocery shopping kid free mind you, and I started shopping again at our local coop. I think I will hit Hannafords when I need certain non-coop things but main local just tastes so much better and for me I seem to spend less$123 this week!! (I think). So today we are full of local yummyness. This morning I made blueberry muffins with organic blueberries we picked on Friday, local King Arthur flour, Monument milk, and local eggs too. Into the crockpot went a local whole chicken with onion and garlic stuffed into the cavity and it ( the chicken ) had a rub down with spices, Hmm the house smells good. We also have root veggies and summer veggies that are going toget a roasting too.
So for some reason I have not figured out the taking pictures of food thing so it comes out looking blog perfect?? Is there a trick or is it the camera? Help please?? So no Picture but..... But this recipe is so worth sharing.
Hope you all are enjoying local seasoned goodness!

Blueberry Muffins - Taken out of the Burlington Free Press-Taken from kathleen's Bake Shop by Kathleen King

3 cups of flour 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/4 cup milk
4 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup butter 1 cup of blueberries

Pre heat oven to 400 degress. Grease muffin tins (mini,reg,or extra large) remember timing might change for baking. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. In a medium sauce pan melt butter. Add milk and lightly beaten eggs. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix lightly just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spoon mixture into tins Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean,