Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day keeping those babies in line.

I miss you and I can't wait to see you on Thursday!

Thanks for always loving me and supporting me. You are the best. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Name that Got Away

I spent many years wanting, needing, pining for a dog. Growing up, even though since 9th grade  my family had the heidi puppy, I always added the following to my mom's shopping list.

-puppy leash
-puppy bowls
-puppy toys
-puppy food

So, as you can imagine, I spent some spare time dreaming of that magical day when I would have my own dog. Along with these daydreams came my scheming for puppy names.

Mine and Nathan's favorite: Nurbs.

Yes Nurbs. Short for: Non-uniform rational B-spline. That's what we get for being 3d modeling majors...

But for now I guess we'll stick with Sir Dillan de Pico and his other names.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Health Nuts

So Nathan and I have "made" the "decision" to try and live healthier...

meaning on Saturday night we did a work out, nathan had a snack of carrots, and Sunday after church we went to Olive Garden where we split water and a diet coke...

Obviously we are not out to a great start...

And clearly, we need some help and guidance on where to begin.

My guess is at the diet. I do 90% of the grocery shopping and cooking so I think I can control, mostly, what we consume. But even after 3.5 years of marriage, i don't know how to keep boys full. They just eat more. They're bigger and a grilled chicken salad just doesn't cut it. maybe that's a perspective thing that changes as the body adjusts to different types and amounts of food, but I've always struggled with how to feed my husband.

So, I think I'm going to try this whole Paleo least gradually.

I'll keep you guys updated on how it works out...

In the meantime any words of advise? Anyone have a successful diet, successful being you feel great, more energy, less hungry, etc?

P.S. I've started an ice cream pin board, which will be really helpful...

Monday, April 23, 2012

For my Sister

I traveled to my parents last weekend to help throw my little sister a bridal shower. Instead of finding something off her registry, which I did peruse anyway, I wanted to give her something a little more personal and sweet.

Blank printed sheet
After seeing a free download link to Love vs. Design's free printable page, via How about Orange, I knew that I wanted to write out recipe cards for Laura.

filling them in.
It was a super easy thing. Just print out the cards and write in the recipes. I was stoked to find so many of the people who attended her shower wanted to participate too. Now she has a box 1/6 (maybe?) full of family recipes. So exciting.

I even wrote out some fun cooking quotes on the divider cards. 

Oh, MFK Fisher, you know me.

All in all, it was super successful. I think I ended up with almost 70 recipes. And they all seemed simple enough for a new cook to do!

Be bold Laura, keep trying new things! That's the only way that I learned to cook and feel confident! And remember, if all else fails.



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