Sunday, October 11, 2009

I would like to thank....

...Anitra over at The Mama Zone for blessing us with our very first award! Really you are too kind! We are so honored and want to thank all of our followers and blog readers for all of your support and comment love!

The Best Blog Award rules are:

1) To accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link. Just copy and paste or right click to save the award to post.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are my 15 in no particular order!

1) Brooke @ Oofa Luffa Le
2) Summer @ Summers Cakes
3) Becky @ The Branches
4) Jill @ Barnes Yard
5) Tanya @ Trey & Lucy
6) MckMama @ My Charming Kids
7) Kelly @ Kelly's Corner
8) Julia @ Dozen Flours
9) Laura @ Real Mom Kitchen
10) Tanya @ Sunday Baker
11) Mayra @ Life is Bananas
12) Liz @ Its Unbeweavable
13) Jen @ Cake Wrecks
14) Jessica @ How About Orange
15) Jill @ Homemade By Jill

I happily pass this awesome award to these ladies!

Their blogs are Amazing! Go check 'em out!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

She's Bossy!

Bella: " Mommy! Its late! I am going to turn off the tv, and then you are going to bed! Right now Mommy! I have school tomorrow!

Mommy: "Bella tomorrow is Saturday. You don't have school tomorrow!"

Bella: "Well it is still past your bedtime mama cause I'm tired!"

Small Talk Six 10/3/2009

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WARNING: Contains Adult language not suitable for children!

6 things you say, but wouldn't want your children to repeat

1. Ah S**T!
2. WTF!!!
3. Are you a ritard?
4. What the Deuce?
5. That's Ricockulous!
6. That's what she said!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bulldogs...So Argumentative!

Bella: "Mom! Rocco is arguing me!"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Lilly Anna!

September 15th was Miss Lilly Anna Banana's very 1st birthday! We celebrated w/presents and a special cake that I made for her! She was so darn cute! She wanted absolutely nothing to do with opening her presents! When Bella turned one she was more interested in ripping off the wrapping and then playing with that, but not Lilly! When we tried to show her that she could rip the paper all she wanted and that there was a goodie inside, she gave us this look like, "That's nice parents, glad you are so excited about that, but I think I'd rather play over here." She just would give us this look and then walk over to her favorite old toys and play! Haha! Once Bella took all the wrapping off for her and she saw all of the fun stuff she got, she was much more interested!

Bella would push the buttons on her toys for her to show her what they did, and then Lilly would clap and say Yay! Uh, I love my girls!!!!!!!

The cake was by far her favorite part of her birthday! I set her up with a big piece of cake. She just took little bites and then would nod in approval! So funny! She was sooo happy! I did my best to get some pics of the birthday girl but every time I pulled the camera out to take a pic she would turn her head away! She thought it was hilarious!!!

I cannot believe that my little baby girl is already 1! She is walkin' and talkin' up a storm! She even runs a little! At her one year appointment the doc said that she was pretty advanced for her age. So I guess we are doing something right! LOL! She gets funnier everyday! Words cannot even describe how much we love this little monkey!!!! Her big sis is her best friend! They are our little comedians and keep us laughing all day long!

Lilly has changed so much over the past year! We have had so much fun already! I love watching my little girls grow! They are just amazing!

Happy Birthday Lilly Bean! We love you so so much!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Somebody Get That Girl Some Ice Cream!

Bella: "Mom, I’m sorry but I really need ice cream! I can’t breathe...I think I’m tired!
That’s what! "

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Small Talk Six! 9/19/09

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6 things you love or hate about autumn

1. All of the warm colors!

2. Dressing up for Halloween!

3.The crisp cool air!

4. Pumpkin Pie!

5. Getting to decorate my house with Fall decor!

6. Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Trip to the Zoo!

For labor day we decided to take our little gals to the zoo! This was Lilly's 1st trip! She was not nearly as excited as Miss Bella but still thought it was neat!

It was extremely hot when we first got there, but then some clouds rolled in and it was actually nice out!

Here are the pics from our little adventure!

I Want Ice Cream!

Bella: "Mommy I can't breath because I need ice cream!"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Apparently in need of a tan!

Overheard in the car...Daddy and Bella playing I Spy aka "The Color Game!"

Daddy: "I spy with my little eye something white!"

Bella: "Is it our bodies?????"

Daddy: "Hahahahahaha! No Bella!"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Healthy Home & Wellness Open House!!!

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately folks! We have been soooooooo very busy! We just moved and I am excited to announce that I am in the process of planning my Healthy Home & Wellness Open House for the end of September! It is going to be so much fun! I can't wait!!!

If any of you live in the the El Paso/Ft. Bliss/Biggs AFB area, YOU ARE INVITED!!!!

It is basically a workshop that will teach you about dangers in common household products and how you can help protect your families! It will be very informative and fun!

We all do our best to protect those in our home from the everyday dangers we are aware of… if you would like to learn about some dangers in the home you may not be aware of then email me at with your contact info so that I can give you the dates, times, and directions!

Did you know...

… There are more than 3 million poisonings every year, and household cleaners are the #1 cause of poisonings in children?

… Since 1980, asthma has increased by 600%... and that common household cleaners and cosmetics have been identified as triggers of asthma attacks? Many doctors attribute the rise in children’s asthma to the cleaning products we use every day.

… Manufacturers ARE NOT required to list exact ingredients on a label, giving us a false sense of security that these products are safe?

… The National Cancer Institute released results of a 15 year study concluding that women who work in the home are at a 54% higher risk of developing cancer than women who work outside the home, due to the toxic fumes from cleaning and laundry products that are used?

… Toxic chemicals found in homes are three times more likely to cause cancer than any outdoor airborne pollutants ~ the worst air pollution is in the home!

… As little as 3 Tbsp. of Dawn dish soap is enough to kill a small child?

Now more than ever, issues like allergies, asthma and skin irritations are so prevalent in our families, and directly linked to chemicals in household products. I’d love to share this information with you to improve the health of you and your loved ones!

Email me today so you can come to my Healthy Home & Wellness Open House!

For those of you lovely blog readers who aren't in my area, but want some of this information, go to my website:

There is some information on there and you can also request more!
Happy Friday!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Chocolate Mayonnaise Layer Cake!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Layer Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

What you will need:

2 c. flour, unsifted

2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

3 eggs

1 2/3 c. less 1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. mayonnaise

1 1/3 c. water

Grease and flour two 9 inch pans. In medium bowl mix flour, cocoa, soda and powder. In large bowl mix on high eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping occasionally. Reduce to low and beat in mayonnaise until blended.

Add flour mixture alternately with water. Begin and end with flour (add flour in 4 parts). Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Simple Syrup:

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over med-high heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for about 2-3 min. Remove from heat and cool for a 1/2hr. Cover and store in the fridge.

Level cake layers and pour simple syrup over the tops of the cake.

2/3 c. butter, melted

2/3 c. cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla

4 c. powdered sugar

4 tbsp. milk (more as needed)

Whisk together butter and cocoa. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar gradually and alternately with milk.

Once the cake layers are completely cooled, place 1st layer on cake stand or plate. Cover top with a thick layer of frosting. Place 2nd layer on top of 1st layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Banana Dogs!

I saw this recipe idea when I was watching the Disney Channel with my Bella! Its such a cute idea for lunch or a snack! Bella thinks they are the Bees Knees!!!

What You Will Need:
A Whole Wheat Hot Dog Bun
A Banana
Peanut butter

First peel your banana (The right way! LOL!) and place it in a whole wheat hot dog bun.

Next add some peanut butter and jelly for your condiments!

Lastly, watch as your little one devours the entire thing!

Happy Friday!