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Welcome to my own little corner of the Web! I love my family and do what I can to leave as little of a carbon footprint on this beautiful earth we call home. We have become a paperless kitchen family! We make a lot of our stuff homemade. I love coffee and web browsing on blogs/facebook/pinterest, healthy organic (GMO free) cooking, and lots of kisses from Chris, Aiden, Coren and Mason...I am complete. I thrive to make our lives better. I have began a new stage in my life for my children. I want to show health to my children and what better way thru our every day life. I am currently on a weight loss journey and I will be sharing my success and failures on here. I am here to motivate and keep me accountable to reclaim my health and get my life back! Enjoy the ride :)

Monday, April 30, 2012


Gotta love Mondays right? Its catch up from what you didn't do over the weekend. At least at our house it is. Laundry is the dreaded thing around here. So much all the time. I feel like I can never get caught up. I bought a laundry sorter and it came UPS today. I put it together and hope it is what I need. So far so good but its only been up for about an hour haha!

I splurged on myself which is something I never do. I bought a new flat iron for the first time in 6 years. It was a much needed thing. I went with a really fun color.

I've done awesome with going vegan. I have had awesome self control. No cheese which is so hard because everyone else eats it so I have it in the house. But the vegan cheese taste so amazing its making it so much easier. If I had known how great the tastes vegan food had I would have switched long ago. I'm now down 7lbs in 2 weeks with just eating the right foods and my daily devotions. Devotions are what gets me through the day :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I have been eating a plant based diet for almost two weeks and at my doctors appointment today Im down 5 pounds from my last appointment 3 weeks ago.  I have more energy, I don't feel tired when I wake up.  I don't feel hungry because I'm eating empty calories.  Life is going awesome.  I can't wait to see more results.  All my jeans are fitting better or getting to big.  Which is an awesome feeling.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easy Vegan Pizza


Daves killer bread ~ Good Seed

Pizza sauces

fresh veggies

Daiya vegan cheese

place under broiler for a few minutes and presto you have mini pizzas

What I love about Sundays!

Family... We got up this morning had breakfast, play time and we made it to church (on time). The kids are loving going to church. I decided to make that I priority no matter how trying my Sunday starts out. I need it and so do they :) God is good! We came home had lunch, re arranged the nursery and now its nap time/ mommy blog time :) My baby brothers birthday is today, he is 22 years old. We had a little party for him last night and went to visit him after church at his work.

I planted my herb garden today! Parsley, chives, basil, rosemary and cilantro. I'll post pictures during the growth process.

Coren had a little treat this afternoon. His vegan chocolate! Oh boy was he in love!

And I leave you with Mason!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Phone Dump

I love this boy
Dinner was really boring :)
Thumb sucker
Yes that's Corens diaper on Mason. Daddy doesn't know the difference lol
Aiden dressed himself to go to the doctor. All strips haha

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Today's topic is water! Drinking enough water is key to your health. I find it easier to drink water when I have a container that is fun to drink out of. Make sure its BPA free . Here are the 2 I enjoy my water from. I drink 6-8 of these a day.

My day as a mommy

So many of my mommy friends ask me what our schedule on a daily basis looks like when we don't have appointments or walking the mall in the afternoon. I was so bad about not having a schedule and when Mason came that was the only way I could get anything done around the house.

7-8am or 9am Internet time, quiet time for 1 hour to catch up on internet, blogs and facebook ect.

8-10am breakfast and a walk with the kids

10-11am Get ready for the day

11-12pm Corens nap time- Put one load of laundry in and do one chore (ie. sweep, vacuum, dishes ect.)

12 or 1pm Lunch

12-1pm Playtime

1-2pm Aidens TV time - One chore

2-4pm More playtime,Aidens nap and Corens second nap time and one chore

4-6pm Prepare and eat dinner

6-8pm Baths, bedtime, dishes and clean counters

8-9pm Clean up toys from the day and relax with a nice shower

My daily chores

~ All dishes done and counters wiped down before bed

~ 1-2 loads of laundry washed, folded and put away

~ Clutter picked up from common areas

~ Diaper champ taken outside and dumped (I really need to work on remembering this one)

My weekly chores

~ Grocery Shopping

~ Sweep/Mop twice a week

~ Clean bathrooms(toilets, sinks, counters, floors and tub/shower

~ Wash and change sheets

~ Kitchen ( scrub microwave, clean out fridge

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

We had a great time at the Central Point egg hunt this year. Aiden was so excited to help clean up the mess as he put it. Unbeknownst to him that there was candy awaiting him inside the eggs. My little OCD man haha! Coren was just excited to get one for each hand. Because brother shared his candy.
They sat on the Easter Bunny
And Aiden played bean bag toss and rocked at it!
And we couldn't leave the park without saying hello to the BUCK deer :)
We had an awesome Easter. We took the kiddos to church, we usually watch the service online since my little ones have naps during services times. But they had such a great time and napped after I think its time to start taking them instead of watching online. Dinner was so tasty. We made Vegan garlic mashed potatoes, vegan cheesy veggie's and for the people who eats ham we had a nice smoked ham. The boys loved there baskets, I think the candy was a major hit. Thanks Easter Bunny for all that sugar :) Haha

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Egg Decorating 2012

We decorated eggs today and oh boy did they have a blast. We had cousin Ryleigh, Evan and Baby Baylee over to enjoy the festivities.
So so so fun!