Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shake, Shake, Shake it up!

I usually eat a fairly good breakfast each morning but sometimes I run late and don't have time to make my egg white omelet! So, a few weeks ago I discovered something pretty yummy, Almond Milk! So, I added a few items and made myself a quick breakfast!

Almond Milk Shake
2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 cup almond milk- I use vanilla flavored
1 cup frozen strawberries

Blend and enjoy! It's full of protein so it will keep you fuller longer and it's low fat!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I would like to take a minute and wish my BFF Lisa a very Happy Birthday!

Lisa and I became friends when I had her son in my class a few years ago. She is the most generous, kind and considerate person I know. She would do anything for you and make sure you had what you needed even if she had to do without. Lisa is the type of friend that would drop whatever she was doing to come and help you. She is an excellent cook. I can't count how many times I would get a text to come over and share her latest creation. Freshly baked bread, yummy cakes and delicious brisket are all part of my days at Lisa's.

Lisa- I hope you have the best birthday ever! You are truly the most wonderful person ever and I appreciate your friendship! Hope you have an awesome day! Love ya!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday- School!

This week's top ten is all about School! I started back last Friday, yes teachers went back on a Friday...I only follow the rules, I don't make them, well not that one. So here are my top ten favorite things about school!

1. New supplies! I love the smell of crayons!
2. My class list- I love seeing the names of my new friends!
3. School lunch. While I may steer clear of the mystery meat, I love the squash casserole and mac and cheese!
4. Being on a schedule- I crave schedules and timelines!
5. New clothes- there is just something about school clothes that makes me smile!
6. Fun spirit nights- hello Chick-fil-A spirit night!
7. Friday after school meetings- Happy Hour with the girls!
8. Reading, Writing, Math- I love seeing my friends learn and knowing I taught them, makes it that much more special!
9. Lesson planning- believe it or not, I love to write lesson plans and create new ideas on how to teach something pretty boring!
10. Fall! When school starts, I know fall is just around the corner!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Make Me Over

So a few weeks ago, I got an email from Becky Branch letting me know that I won a makeover! I went yesterday morning and got treated like a queen! I had my hair colored and cut and my makeup done. I wanted something a little shorter and more sophisticated. I also decided that I wanted to go back to my natural color. So, here is the finished product minus the lipstick (I forgot to take a picture when I got home and had a snack)...

I'm not sold on the cut/style just yet. I think it'll take me a few days and once or twice of doing it on my own before I like it completely. Either way, I appreciated the opportunity and the little relaxing afternoon before school gets underway!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday- Places To Go

I'm back with another Top Ten Tuesday. Today's top 10 is about places I like to go. Some of these places are my local stops and others are favorite vacation spots!

1. Target- no explanation needed;)
2. Chick-fil-A It's next to Target and they know me by name
3. Hobby Lobby- if they don't have it, Target probably does
4. Alaska. We did a cruise last summer and are planning our next trip!
5. Hilton Head, SC- my family is there and I love the beach any time of year
6. Work- I know, I know! I do love my job most of the time. I could handle less paperwork some days but I love seeing my friends learning new things!
7. Sporting events. Nothing beats the atmosphere of a sports event. I'm lucky to have a good friend with great seats to several teams so I get to go pretty often.
8. Chiloso- it's a great little Mexican restaurant here in DFW. I love it! They have the best tacos and tortilla soup!
9. Farmer's Markets- I love to get my fruits and vegetables from the market. It's always so fresh and taste wonderful!
10. Bakery- any bakery really. I love a good cookie or cake that I don't have to make, even though I love to bake!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday

When I was in high school, my best friend moved away and back then we used to write letters to one another and I always looked forward to reading her top 10 list just as much as she probably looked forward to mine. So, I'm bringing back the top 10 list this week. Hopefully it'll make me blog a bit more...even if it's just on Tuesdays!

So, feel free to join in on the fun and list your Top Ten Favorite Time Wasters! I would totally make a linky thing but I haven't figured out how.

1.Blog stalking- I enjoy reading about other people and their could say
I'm a bit nosey!
2.TV Watching- I love most reality shows (Big Brother, Survivor, Jersey Shore, etc),
especially if it includes the word "wives" in the title. Housewives of wherever,
Basketball Wives, Desperate get the picture
3. A good afternoon nap
4. 2 words..Celebrity Gossip
5. Baking and cooking
6. House Hunting- No, we aren't moving, I just like looking for new decorating ideas
and future house plans.
7. Reading- I love to a good book especially those by Nicholas Sparks!
8. Pinterest- my newest addiction
9. Twitter
10. Hanging out with my family and my babies!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meal Planning Monday

After a pretty busy week and weekend, I am now working on putting together some meals that I can freeze the leftovers for use during the first couple of weeks when school starts back when things are 12 kinds of crazy! So, here is what we will be having this week.

Monday: Pasta Primavera with grilled chicken
Tuesday: Baked potatoes with chipotle barbeque
Wednesday: Turkey Chili- crockpot love
Thursday: Barbeque meatballs, mashed potatoes and a vegetable
Friday: homemade pizza
Saturday: Rangers game night!!! Nothing beats a hot dog at the ball park!

What are some meals that your family loves?

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