Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It's the World's Best and Easiest Playdough Recipe.
You will need:
2 cups of plain flour
What to do:
Mix dry ingredients in the saucepan. Mix in oil, water and food colouring. Cook for 2-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. The playdough is ready when it leaves the sides of the pan.
This playdough will keep in an air tight container for a couple of months, dependent on your climate. Keep it in the fridge if you are in a hot climate.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
During my tirade I had also thrown a blanket that we had sitting on the chair into the dining room so I could better search the furniture. Where do you think that bottle cap was??? Yup, it was stuck to the stupid blanket. You know the little ridges that are on a bottle cap. Well, that cap hung on for dear life as I was throwing that blanket around and I finally found it when I gave up and swore to keep an eye on my daughter every second until I found it. I layed the blanket over my lap and like it was sent down from heaven, the bottle cap was staring up at me. I could've sworn it had a white glow around it.
My stresses were over. Thanks a lot for the hike in my blood pressure you annoying little cap that goes on to another little annoying thing that now has become my third child.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I agree with Barbara 100% when it comes to portion control. It's funny because lately my hubby has been on this "We as American's eat too much" kick. This coming from the man who eats snickers and drinks a soda for lunch. LOSER! Just kidding babe, I love you.
An idea I had regarding portion control and eating out is...when the waiter/waitress brings you your plate, immediately ask for a To-Go box or Doggy Bag and put half of your meal in the box. I could sit there and clear my plate x2 if I really wanted to with no problems but do I really need it? Nope.
According to some smart scientist out there, it takes 10-15 minutes (after you stop eating) to feel full. So take a breather and see maybe if your tummy is done but your mouth just wasn't ready to quit.
Maybe I should first explain what kind of dieting I am doing before I start throwing tips out there. I am eating healthy and eating smaller portions and that is it! Soon I will add in exercise and maybe even Jazzercise (Melissa) ;-) but for right now, the food is what matter's most.
I drink water ALL day. And when I have a craving for a soda, I drink a Coke Zero. But no more then one a day. I have ran out of Coke Zero so I have been drinking only water for the past 4 days. Did I mention that I hate water? And when I go out to eat, I WILL have my glass of sweet tea.
This morning my husband said to me, "Do you really need to cheat on a meal today?" Is he insane??? Yes, I do, and here's why. I can not, realistically, live everyday of my life not ever eating a cheat meal again. Because dieting is a way of life, I have to find a way for it to work for me...forever.
Lisa's idea about satisfying her sweet tooth every evening with a piece of Dark Chocolate is awesome. Too bad I don't like dark chocolate but for those of you out there who do, it is now considered a POWER food so melt away every evening with 1 piece. Yes, just one. Sorry.
And to help out with those before dinner crashes, try eating a healthy snack between lunch and dinner. I usually eat a fruit like a banana or a 100 Calorie Pack or something.
Happy Dieting....yeah right!
Read this article about the Top 5 Foods for Woman or this one that includes 12 Power Foods.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Make it a Nursing Cover, a Binkie Clip, a Diaper Pouch, Covers for your Car Seat Straps or even a cool Mom Bag!
Make it whatever you want at The Pitter Patter Boutique!
This fabric is not yet listed on my site so if you want to be the first to make it your own, contact me.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Pretty spiffy huh! I have been spoiled with my Treo that is a touch screen that I have had for close to 4 years so I was due for a new phone. And of course, you gotta upgrade. :-)
Thanks to my wonderful hubby, Sean, for getting me such a cool gift. He doesn't know what he's getting yet so I can't say.
To the man I love, I look forward to NOT celebrating Valentine's Day with you for many, many more years to come.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Good News: Dorian is in good health and still has 20/20 vision. He's lucky, I was wearing glasses by the time I was his age.
Bad News: I am on hold to schedule an appt for myself. It is 7:20am and I am call number 24. :-/
Monday, February 11, 2008
Anywho, I am back. Not 100% but I am here, drinking my Day Quil and sipping on some hot tea.
I have MANY new fabrics that I am picking up tomorrow and I am so excited to get them up for all to see. There are around 20 new choices and here's a little preview of what's to come...