Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthday Party Weekend

On Saturday we went to a birthday party for my friend's son who turned 3. The theme was Disney's Cars. We had a great time and Addison enjoyed eating a handful of dummy lollipops. Every time I turned around she had another one unwrapped and decided that taste testing was much more exciting than actually eating them to completion.

Be on the lookout for this week's Wordless Wednesday post...


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Workout Update

After 9 weeks of working out and eating right I'm down 9lbs!! I've been working out on the treadmill 5 nights a week. I started out by walking 2 miles, then I would run a minute walk a minute and build intervals. Now I'm up to running 4 minutes walk a minute. My workout always totals 2 miles. A couple nights a week I also do 30 minutes of Wii Zumba.

I've also started eating healthier. I've substituted carrots and broccoli for that tempting bag of peanut M&M's. I feel great, am sleeping better and have more energy.




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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Greek Salad

GREEK SALAD
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Ingredients:
* 6 Tbsp olive oil

* 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
* 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon oregano

* 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

* 3 large plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
* 3/4 cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
* 1/2 red onion, peeled, chopped
* 1 bell pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped

* 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably brine-cured), coarsely chopped

* 3/5 cup crumbled feta cheese


Directions:


1. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, oregano and dill weed together until blended. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. (Can be prepared 3 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewhisk before using.)


2. Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives in a bowl. Toss with dressing. Sprinkle cheese over and serve.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Beachy Weekend

The weather this weekend was gorgeous so we decided to spend some time at our favorite place...the beach!! Addison was so happy to run around and loved being chased by the waves.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Toddler Bed Update

After 2 weeks in the toddler bed I think the transition is getting better. Bedtime has still continued to go really well and she's now sleeping until 6a instead of 5:30a.

For nap time I've started to lay with her until she goes to sleep and we've had no more struggles...Yay!!

Below are some pics of her in her toddler bed at Nana and Papa's house.


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Blog is being Featured!!

My blog is being featured today during the Welcome Wednesday Blog hop over at Take it From Me.

If you are new to my blog from the hop, Welcome and Thanks for stopping by!!






Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli

PASTA WITH CHICKEN SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI
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Ingredients:

* 12 ounces rigatoni (about 4 1/2 cups)
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 onion, sliced
* 6 ounces fully cooked chicken sausage links, sliced
* 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets and stems sliced
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)

Directions:

1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
3. Add the sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add the broccoli and 1 ¼ cups water and simmer, covered, until the broccoli is tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
5. Toss the pasta with the sausage mixture, including any remaining liquid, and the Parmesan.




Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

Happy Valentine's Day to my two favorite people...
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and a Very Happy Birthday to my best friend since kindergarten, Jackie!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!


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