Thursday, May 31, 2012

whole wheat blueberry muffins

love muffins. Especially healthy & easy to make muffins. I got this mix from the grocery store not long ago & tried it out this past weekend. It's super quick and so delicious! You should try it out.

"Real blueberries and Hodgson Mill's stone-ground, whole wheat flour make for a delicious blueberry muffin. Nutritious and easy to prepare, these quick-baking muffins include our Milled Flax Seed, rich in Omega-3 oils (450 mg per serving!), making this wholesome family favorite even better."

  • 3 tablespoons of splenda
  • 4 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 1 egg
Mix all ingredients & preheat oven to 400 degrees.
The recipe said it makes 9-10 muffins, but I was able to make 12 good size muffins.
I lined my cupcake pan with cupcake holders so I would have an easy clean up.
Bake for 16 minutes.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

summer lovin'

No shame in some internet window shopping, right? Loving all of the bright, summer colors. I've got the fever to do a little shopping.. But for now, I will internet browse & cause no damage to our bank account. All selections from

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The hard part...

Of the long weekend is the rest of the week that follows! I had such a great weekend just hanging with my husband. Lots of coffee drinking and playing outside was involved. Got to catch up with some good friends that were in town with some breakfast. We also busted out our sno cone maker that was a wedding present. Hope everyone had a great weekend! A huge thanks to all of our soldiers!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Low Fat Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

Ryder & I made this for dinner Wednesday night and it was delicious! Very easy. Be prepared: it will look like baby food. But I assure you, it's very appetizing and surprisingly filling. I got the recipe from I did some tweaking and made it according to the ingredients we had in the apartment.
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • touch of garlic
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 pound bag of baby carrots
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
Heat oil in a pot & saute onion until softened. Stir in cumin & cook for 1 minute. Add carrots, sweet potatoes & water. Bring to a boil, then cover & simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. When cool, transfer vegetables to a blender & blend until smooth, working in batches. Return to pot to reheat & mix in almond milk if needed. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

25 before 25

I've seen a few of these lists floating around lately. I have a mental list of 30 things before 30, but since I'm only a couple years away from 25; this one is hard core, but not TOO crazy. You should try it, too.

  1. Marry my best friend
  2. Graduate from college
  3. Move cities
  4. Travel out of the country
  5. Buy a home with my hubby
  6. Have our own dog
  7. Sky dive
  8. Run a half marathon
  9. & then a full marathon
  10. Do a triathlon
  11. White water rafting
  12. Go on a cruise
  13. Actually finish a whole Bible study.. not just start it 10 different times
  14. Make an addition to our family, not in the dog form, but in the baby form
  15. Paddlboard
  16. MS 150
  17. Volunteer at a shelter on Christmas Day
  18. Tent camping with my hubby
  19. Watch all episodes of the Big Bang Theory.. start to finish
  20. Adopt puppy #2
  21. Have an article published
  22. Perfect an at home version of Starbucks
  23. Be a stay-at-home momma
  24. Bake for someone in our apartment building
  25. Learn the basics of another language
....& there's still so much else to do!

Your turn.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


"From the tiny birds of the air and from the fragile lilies of the field, we learn the same truth...God takes care of His own.... At just the right moment, He steps in and proves Himself as our faithful heavenly Father." -Charles Swindoll

Friday, May 18, 2012

It was a busy weekend.

First our weekend started in college station at Texas A&M where my cousin graduated and then was commissioned as an officer in the Navy. A huge accomplishment obviously. Then a couple of days later I did a triathlon! My incredibly athletic husband inspired me to give it a shot. It was a blast. It was an all women's triathlon on Mother's Day. 300m swim, 11 mile bike, 2 mile run. We ended the weekend in the historic town of Gruene which we LOVE. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Didn't forget about you, my blog.

Life has been sorta busy lately. And I just sorta haven't been inspired to blog anything really. But I've missed it! Enjoy a few pictures of what you've been missing..

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