I picked up The brides essential wedding planner at my local books store. Another girlfriend swore by it. The pro: It is divided into sections. It has pockets to put things. And there are tons of worksheets The cons: It … Continue reading →
My best friends are my backbone. Each one has their purpose. I’ve been friends with each for a long time. So I wanted this to be special and unique.
For this project I went to my local dollar store= dollar tree. Inside the box was an invitation to my bridal tea party and a ring pop.
Danielle- she is my sidekick, we do everything together. She came over my house on a Sunday to go to the gym. We drove my car to the gym and my sister filled her car with balloons. When we got back I surprised her!
Melissa- she is my relationship therapist. For her I surprised her with balloons at work.
Milla- she is my go to girl. For her, I had a friend take her out while I filled her room with balloons!
Mikie- she is my oldest and best friend. she was out of town so I shipped her proposal to her
Mimi- she is my oldest sister. For her I asked her w a cookie 🙂
I’m so excited for this wedding and I am so happy that I will have my best friends besides me.
OMG my wedding is 8 months away, and I have Absolutely nothing! Crunch time! Currently I am making appointments with vendors, but to kick things of I decided to ask each of my girls in a special unique way. And each was invited to the bridal tea party. So first task was making the bridesmaids books that they were getting as a part of their gifts 🙂
I went to target
And picked up some cute polka dot binders! When I saw them in the aisle. It was love at first sight! To go with the binders I got pretty paper, tabs, pens and post it notes.
I created the following tabs:
Calendar: I printed a Calendar for all the months leading to the big day
Contacts: Here I had a sheet with important vendor numbers, party member numbers and parent information
Duties: This page was customized to each girls title, such as maid of honor or bridesmaid
Checklist: Was a timeline and a list of all the things they needed to do (and again this was customized by title)
Your task: Was left blank. Here the girls could write their own tasks.
I promise: Here I wrote a sentimental letter and a pelage to the girls, basically that I would not be a bridezilla.
The Big Day: Right now that page is empty. But as I finalize information I will let the girls know.
If anyone wants templates to these documents, please comment below and I will put them up in a post!
What’s for dinner? Today I decided to make a healthy Mac and cheese. Even on the best diet one wants some comfort food! This recipe was adapted from cooking light magazine.
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
6 slices of cheese (cut in halves)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 box of ziti
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add milk, flour dijon mustard and garlic; cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add cheese, and salt; stir until cheeses melt.
2. Preheat oven to 375°.
3. Cook pasta in boiling water 5 minutes or until almost tender, omitting salt and fat; drain well. Add pasta to cheese mixture, stirring well. Place in a baking dish that was coated with cooking spray.
4. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated.
To pair with the Mac and cheese I made baked chicken and substituted the bread crumbs with panko crumbs.
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup dry oats
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Tablespoon of brown sugar
Tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoon of applesauce
1/3 cup of protein powder
Cinnamon to taste
Mix all ingredient in a bowl until evenly mixed.
Make in a pan/ griddle
Cook each side for 2 minutes at low medium heat
Makes about 8 pancakes 6 inches
* you can store the left over batter in fridge for at most 2 days.
I am getting married in April which is 9 months away, and I am not at my ideal weigh or body. I want to look good in my dress and make a lifestyle change that will stay with me. I feel like once you hit 25 everything starts going down hill! You can’t eat what you want anymore and it all just goes to your hips! I Miss my teenage days when I could eat French fries and pizza all day everyday and still had a flat belly and could wear a size 2!!!
Those days are long gone! Humans are creatures of habit and its hard to break a habit. My weakness is Oreos, French fries, hamburgers and juice. For me it is difficult to eat right when I’m in “study mode”! But that is about to change!
Today at the groceries I replaced some items. I got whole grain wheat bread, and brown sugar and lots of fruits in veggies! It’s hard to replace your whole fridge! So start by changing a few things at a time.
No more whole milk–> drink 1% or 2% milk or just cut milk out!
No white anything!( white bread, white sugar, white flour)
Use olive oil! Greek yogurt and applesauce are great substitutes!
Stay away from process foods and items that have more than 5 ingredients. And if you never heard of the ingredient you should prob stay away!
Another thing that I am trying is eating out less. Many meals at restaurants have waaaaay to many calories! Who need 800 calories for lunch?!? Not me!
Hope these tips help! And I will update you guys on my progress 🙂
This recipe was adapted from Pinterest 🙂 overall it was yummy, however the next time we make it we would add more vegetables and less meat. These spring rolls are easy to make.
Yield: About 10 spring rollsPrep Time: 30 minCook Time: 25 min
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ginger powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing on rolls
1 pound ground chicken
1.5 cup finely shredded green cabbage
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms
4 Tablespoons store-bought hoisin sauce
10 square (7-inch) spring roll wrappers
Sweet chili sauce
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Sauté garlic & ginger in the oils in large sauté pan set over medium-low heat.
Add the ground chicken to the pan, breaking it apart into small pieces, and sauté until fully cooked.
Add the mushrooms to the pan and sauté until wilted. Remove the pan from the heat and drain out any liquid. Stir in the green cabbage, scallions and hoisin sauce until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Arrange the spring roll wrappers on a dry work surface then place 3 to 4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of each of the spring roll wrappers. Roll the wrappers around the mixture, folding the edges inward.
Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined. Bakethem for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating after 6 minutes, until they’re golden brown and crispy. Remove the spring rolls from the oven and serve them immediately with the sweet chili sauce.