Garlic Vinaigrette

Sharing my favorite salad dressing that I made for tonight’s dinner.  A few friends are coming by to have pizza and salad.  One of my favorite meals! This vinaigrette is amazing, and foolproof. Seriously, anyone can make this and the results are always the same…  YUM. Garlic Vinaigrette 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar…

Weighing in! #16 and some ranting!

Happy Fall!  A few weeks ago I had made a mini challenge to lose 5lbs by October 1.  If I make the goal, I will see a number I have been dying to see on the scale for a long time! Too long. On a good note, I lost 1lb so far!  But ..I have four lbs to lose before next Tuesday!!…

Disney World Dining Reservations

To Dining Plan or Not to Dining Plan? If you are not familiar with the dining plan concept, Disney offers an exclusive meal plan if you book one of their Magic Your Way packages (staying on their property). While staying on property you can purchase this dining plan, unless exception offered, that can be used…

Disney World Resorts and Flights Booked!

Hey Everyone! I’ve got the Disney bug pretty fierce this go around! -no, it’s really bad. Every free chance I get I am researching and pinning Disney related ideas trying to figuring out how to trump the Christmas present presentation from last time. Also, with life so hectically disrupted over the past month or more, I think it’s compounding…

Back to Visit the Mouse!

Hey Everyone! As we are wrapping up from the girls’ birthday bash, I am onto the next project phase in my life …packing up the four major rooms of my house, in their entirety!! ..the kitchen, bathroom, dining room and TV room! As you guessed it, the house renovations are around the corner and I…

Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi You will need to make a batch of Rice Krispies Treats. The recipe is as follows: 3 tbsp butter 1 10oz package of marshmallows 6 cups of dry Rice Krispies In a large sauce pan, melt the butter slowly, add in the marshmallows, and melt completely. Add in the cereal and mix well. Then…

A Kokeshi Birthday

Happy birthday to my September girls! We celebrated the girls this weekend with a super fun birthday theme, a Kokeshi Birthday! The girls had one request for their birthday party this year, well two. One was that they wanted a jumpy house, and the other was to have Chinese food! Which is how I came…

Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting 1 cup shortening 3 cups confectioners sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp tepid water In a mixing bowl, place the sugar and the shortening, turn on the mixer on medium. Then add in the water until the frosting is at the consistency you like, less stiff for frosting cakes and more stiff…

Weighing In! #15 and next mini goal!

Hey Everyone! xoxoxo I weighed in this morning and am still at the same weight. … I know, what the hell is going on!? I cannot complain though, I haven’t ever maintained the same weight for as long as I have like I have through this weight loss journey! But the biggest culprit is that…

Twelve Years Ago

Some throwbacks I have saved on my ipad photo album: It was a wonderful day, and I love looking back at all the love, family and fun we had.   Our honeymoon fun!   AND TODAY: Our oldest daughter’s card, a portrait of us from our special day!