Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Autumn turns THREE

Well kind of. This was her birthday party with family and friends the day before her actual birthday. We had it at Kells Irish pub in downtown Portland.( I know your thinking a pub for a child's birthday?) My uncle works there and besides during the day it's mostly families eating brunch so it was just perfect. It was so great to see everyone from both sides of the family all in one place. This NEVER happens I can't even remember the last time that happened. Autumn kept asking if all these people were here for her. We told her yes and she got the biggest grin on her little face and said "aww thank you so much". I snapped a "few" pictures of the event so enjoy.

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To say the least she had a blast she was running all over the place like a crazy child hopped up on cake. But this was before the cake. The food was really good, especially that shepherds pie oh my gosh was it good. I highly suggest going their for their food and drinks if your ever in the neighborhood. Yesterday was Autumn's actual birthday and we took her to the zoo a post on that later. It wont be to photo heavy because my camera thought it should die just as we entered the zoo :(. I was really bummed out, but more on that later.

Have a wonderful day.

xo

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jason wu for target

Have you heard of Jason Wu's line coming to Target yet? If not my oh my there are some cute looks.

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They are all so simple and feminine and perfect for spring. The line hits Target stores Sunday February 5th. I am defiantly more excited about this line then I was for Missoni. Most of the items looked cheaply made. And if its anything like the turn out for Missoni I should probably get there when they open. I got there two hours after the store opened and everything was gone. And crashing Targets website for the first day it launched. So I am hoping to snag a few dresses at least. Items are ranging from 19.99 to 59.99 Are you a fan of Mr. Wu? and will you be going?

Xo
Tabatha

Clean eating challenge. Here I come.

Last week as I was reading a post on Danielle's blog of Sometimes sweet It was all about clean eating. And I was intrigued and excited by this. I have been thinking of doing something like this for a little while but hadn't found any recipes I liked or what do I eat and not eat etc etc. I think it will be great. I've already mostly cut out coffee I think I drink it now maybe once a week or once every two weeks. I have replaced my coffee with tea, I missed it at first and it was hard but after not having it. The cravings got less and less. So next up has been pop, I guess it started out pretty hard ( That's not good). I didn't think I really had it that much. Or that it was telling myself I couldn't have something so I wanted it more maybe?. So last night I kind of craved it so I took a sip and I was like eh, I was fine with that sip and I am not craving it. So WAHOO! I also found this yummy drink called perrier. I love the lemon flavor next I want to try grapefruit. Oh yeah so this. clean eating challenge

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Basically it means I am going to avoid eating any sugar, (And boy oh boy is it in everything. It's quite sneaky) It's all about whole foods and no refined sugars and defiantly NO processed food items. And say goodbye to white pasta's, which will be pretty easy I don't really eat a lot to begin with so I am happy to cut those out. And bread is on the list, that one will be hard I am not going to lie. I love my subway nine grain honey out sandwiches, BUUUT I can turn my sammich into a salad. I am pretty pumped about this. I've also gotten really good at my work outs again (feels good) Although last week I had a tiny tiny set back. I sprained my ankle while running. So that really sucked because it hurt to even just walk through out the day on it, the thought of doing any sort of cardio on it sounded so painful. But it's doing pretty good it still hurts a little but I defiantly think it can handle some running today. Although I think a big part of it was my shoes, those silly shoe inserts that are in the shoes when you buy them have fallen out so they push all the way up to the toe part so the back of my foot just is so sore by the end of the work out. I need to invest in some new ones to put inside. Well I better get off and on to the gym for my work out before this busy day begins. Today is Miss Autumn's THIRD BIRTHDAY. HOW ON EARTH DID THAT HAPPEN?? time seriously has flown by like no other. She's growing up so freaking fast. So today while she is at school me and my sister will be decorating the house. Balloons, streamers, banners. Then we will all be off to the zoo, I think this is her first time ever going and mine since I was about 10. So I am pretty excited to go. We also had her family birthday party yesterday (Photos coming soon) I will share those later. But she had a blast to say the least. I hope you all have a wonderful day. And if you are trying this challenge id love to see if you post anything on your blogs.

xo

Friday, January 27, 2012

Yummiest bite sized egg- less chocolate chip cookies.

Yesterday I was craving chocolate chip cookies. But half way through making them I realized I had no eggs. But had everything else. So I went to trusting google for a egg-less recipe. I have never made them without so I was a little skeptical. But I thought why not.

AND OH MY GOODNESS. They were so delicious and tiny so I didn't feel bad about having two.... ok maybe I had four. With some milk of course. I made these at my moms and set them out and the whole batch was gone by morning today. So I guess you could say they were a hit.

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Now I suppose you'd like the recipe to said best chocolate chip cookies ever?

Recipe found here
Ingredients

3/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. oil
3 Tbs. water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1-1 1/2 C. chocolate chips
Directions
preheat oven to 375.

stir together 1st 5 ingredients,mix well

Add flour,baking soda,salt & chips

bake 8 to 10 minutes or until brown along the edges.

Now go back a batch and let me know what you think.

xo

Tabatha

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A photo every hour.

I've seen these post all over the web. But I first saw it over on Mrs James of bleubird vintage So I thought I would give it a try. I had fun doing it. So is a picture a hour of my day on Tuesday.

5:00

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I wake up bright and early to get my morning Jillian time in.
6:00

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Shower and breakfast time

7:00
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Out the door and off to work.

8:00
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It's school time for munchkin.

9:00
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Stop to get my daily tea.

10:00

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It's that time again. Where I get my car serviced.


12:00
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Picking up munchkin from school


1:00
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Passed out munchkin. Yummy turkey/veggie sammich from subway. relaxing watching grey's while munchkin sleeps.

3:00
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Someone wakes up and we have cuddle time.

4:00
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Cupcake baking

5:00
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Picking up around the house

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play time and dinner.

7:00
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Books and shirley temple.

8:00
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Flashlights and shadow puppets

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10:00
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Well that was fun. Theres a little look into my day as a nanny. I love that little munchkin so much.

Have a wonderful day.

xo