Friday, April 8, 2011

I would like to thank the academy.....

Thank you! I would first like to thank:

Thoughts From This Mom....

First off this lady is HILARIOUS!!! I think she speaks to my own heart. The best part is that there is no way  you can tell from this blog how sarcastic I am and she still chose me! I really love that her blog speaks to all most moms. We all need to stick together through these kid times and this lady makes that all possible! So thanks for speaking the TRUTH about the 'real' Joys of mothering!

And now. I would like to thank my parents for having me..... just kidding.

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  • Tell us seven things about yourself.

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  • HMMMMM 7 things huh?
    7~ I have a super guilty pleasure of reading gossip mags. ( people, US etc)
    6~ I LOVE LOVE LOVE candy. If it was a food group I would for sure meet the daily alotted serving.
    5~ My day gets instantly better when I get my Dr. Pepper with extra Sonic Ice!
    4~ At one point in my life I was a top 20 state ranked swimmer
    3~ I am NOT a morning person
    2~ I am a super loyal friend
    1~ Ask ANYONE who knows me if they ever thought I would have a blog like this and they will tell you NO!

    Thanks again to thoughts from this mom for being a reader!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011


    One of my favorite things about spring/summer is Salad! I try really hard not to turn on the oven because it is way to hot in the AZ summer. So, with that being said you will probably get a ton of salad recipes over the next couple months. I know that some of you are not yet having this obnoxious weather but since it is suppose to be 98 here last week I figured that, that counts as summer right?

    Strawberry Spinach Salad
    * 1 Bag Spinach~ washed
    * 1 pint strawberries sliced
    * optional~ cantaloupe diced

    Poppy Seed Dressing
    * 1 cup of Sugar
    * 1 Cup of Mayo~i use best foods, veganaise
    * 4 TSP. Apple Cider Vinegar~ Organic gives the best flavor
    * 1/2 Tsp poppy seed

    Do any of you use pampered chef stuff? Well, if not this product is one of my ABSOLUTE Favs! It's and egg slicer but, I use it for strawberries mostly. Just make sure you put the berries in bottom up so you don't break the wire.

    Slice strawberry and dice cantaloupe. Put in a large bowl with spinach. I know the dressing recipe sounds gross but it is soooo good. And you won't even realize that it has Mayo in it! If you are Vegan you can use veganaise and you can't tell either.  Anyway this dressing goes a LONG way so only use a little at a time and toss until it is well coated. Also, the is great for parties and showers. Don't put the dressing on until ready to eat so it doesn't get soggy. I make up the dressing and then just make a small personal sized portion for lunch. It is also AMAZING with a fresh grilled chicken breast! Enjoy.