Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Jack!!!

Hello everyone! Hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend!!!

Today I'm happy & I'm sad, and this is because my baby boy turns 1 years old today! I cherish every moment of every stage and I am rewarded with a wonderful little boy. Jack is such a light in all of our lives and is absolutely never crabby. He goes to sleep on a dime, plays with his older brothers, eats almost everything {others are picky eaters}, and is always smiling. Which is a pretty darn cute smile because he has no teeth yet! LO
L...So I wanted to take this opportunity and wish Jack a Happy 1st Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration and know how much we are blessed to have you belong to us!!! Love you Mr. Smiles!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack at Birth
Jack's 1st Photo Op
Jack's 1 Year Photo Op


Monday, May 7, 2012

Fajita Lettuce Boats

Hey everyone! Happy Monday!

I just wanted to quickly share with you a recipe I created for low calorie fajitas that don't lose any of the flavor!!! Totally delish and filling! I'm on a very strict calories diet and wanted Fajitas for dinner one night. But looking at the packaging, I noticed that the wraps themselves were over 250 calories for 1 serving! YIKERS, I didn't have that many calories left if I wanted to have a bag of popcorn later {priorities I tell ya! LOL} what I did was substituted Romaine Lettuce for my Tortilla Wraps. I went from 250 calories to 15 calories! Seriously delish!!!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Beef Marinade:

3 Tlb Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tlb Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tlb Soy Sauce
2 Tlb Spicy Brown Mustard


15 oz. Beef Round Steak, Marinated
1 Bag 10 Minute Rice
1 Head Romaine Lettuce, Peal off the Leaves for boats
1 Red Pepper, Sliced
1 Green Pepper, Sliced
1 Red Onion, Sliced {Or onion of your choice}
1 Lime, Wedged
2 Tlb Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1. Mix vinegar,
Worcestershire, soy sauce & mustard all together. Cut steak into thin strips and marinade in sauce for 1 hour in refrigerator.

2. Prepare vegetables, set aside, boil rice.

3. Heat oil over medium heat, add steak and cook 1 minute on each side, remove from pan. Add vegetables to the pan and cook until just wilted. Remove from pan.

4. Remove bag of rice from pot, drain and poor into bowl.

5. Add rice, steak and vegetable
medley to a lettuce boat, squeeze lime wedge over tops of 3 Fajita boats, eat and enjoy. Very tasty!!! {Don't skip out on the lime, that for me was my favorite part!!!}

Serves 6 people: 270 calories and 21 g of protein per serving. {8 grams of fat and 30 carbs in case you like to know those numbers as well!!!}


Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm Back!!!

Hey Everyone!

Happy Friday! Wow...I've had a crazy couple of weeks! My computer crashed for a long while, but I'm happy to say that it's back and we are getting re-
acquainted with one another! LOL...

Just wanted to quickly share with you all a project the kids and I created for Michael's Birthday!!! They were super fun and make a wonderful addition to our home! I also want to note that I will be selling them on Etsy!!!