Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quick and Easy

I made a super simple lunch the other day! and It was rather healthy if I do say so my self. I usually base healthy on if my husband will eat it or not... and He was pretty grossed out!! So here it is


-Cottage cheese


-Grape Tomatoes



I don't know about any of you, but I LOVE all these things, and with spring heading our way (or already here in Vegas), We will get a new variety of fruits and vegetables in our super markets! Be excited!

Any of you have some simple recipes for spring I can try?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Work Out Log #2 (Music)

So I'm on week two of working out! One thing I tried this week that I feel will have a big impact on my results is the way I'm running. I usually just run... nothing wrong with that right? This week though I've switched it up and started doing intervals from jogging to running, and MAN does that intensify my work out!


Here are a few great songs you can run your intervals with...

**Evacuate the Dance Floor

**I Don't Care ( Fall out Boy)

**Born this way ( Lady Gaga)

**Shut up and Drive (Rihanna)

**Calabria 2008 (Enur)


Other great songs to work out to are...

*Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

*ET (Katy Perry)

*She wolf (Shakira)

*Just Dance

*Break your heart

*Bleeding Out (Imagine Dragons)

*Telephone (Lady Gaga)

Friday, February 14, 2014

No Love for Mom

I've always loved Valentines day... actually pretty much every holiday. Josh knew that when he married me. This is why he can't get mad when I force my baby into cute Valentines outfits.
Anyway! Here is a super cute mini photo shoot I had with my favorite little girl.
P.s. Josh was the only one who could make her smile, she didn't want to give mom any smiles. I was lucky if I could get her to even look up at me.
I hope you all have a very happy Valentines Day!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chicken Tacos

Yesterday, towards the end of the work day, I got a text from my wonderful husband asking what I'd like for dinner. So you know, I'm not a cook. I like exact messurments not a dash of this, a pinch of that, or season til taste. That being said, my husband cooks almost every night. So yesterday I was trying to think outside of our usual meals and I decided on a mash up of our chicken and rice with our normal tacos. This is when I decided on chicken tacos. 

I know this may not sound exciting to most, but we rarely eat out of our comfort zone, so it was a huge deal for us to make anything new. Even Josh admits to being a little nervous.


Anyway, dinner turned out to be amazing! Josh even mentioned it was so good that it came second to Cafe rio grilled chicken tacos! That's really saying something! Here's our recipe


Corn tortillas

Shredded cheddar cheese

1can refried beans

3medium pieces of chicken (cooked & chopped up)

Taco seasoning

Canola oil

Sour cream


Start off by cooking your chicken all the way through.

Next add the taco seasoning as directed on the container.

As that is simmering, start frying your tortillas. I decided on baking mine, but that didn't turn out as I would have liked. So I suggest frying your tortillas, or buying premade  shells. 

While you're multi tasking, I through the refried beans in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring it half way through.

When you've finished all of that, start loading up your taco! I put beans, chicken, cheese, then sour cream! These were seriously awesome. 


This picture has my baked tortillas... I did steal my husband fried tortillas after having my tacos fall apart on me.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Workout log #1

Last night was my 2nd night hitting the gym! Feels great to get moving even if it is only for 30minutes.


I start out and finish with some stretching and cardio to warm up/cool down.

Here were my focuses for the last two days.

Monday-Quads & Hamstrings

Tuesday-Chest and Triceps


One thing I've always felt helps me enjoy my workout a little more is the right music! 

Lady Gaga on pandora has been working great for me, but if you'd rather make a playlist, here are a few to get you pumped.

*Rihanna-where have you been

*Lady Gaga-Applause

*Imagine Dragons-Radioactive


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to plan a surprise party

My wonderful husband just turned 30 and I thought it would be fun to throw him a surprise party. Not only did I decide on throwing him a party, but I decided to do this a week before his birthday...
Here are the steps I took when planning his party.

Step 1: Plan the party 1-2 weeks out
Call me crazy, but I feel like it's worked out better this way. I didn't have to worry about anyone spilling the beans, and I pretty much invited family and a few friends. Sure it would have been fun to have more people, but then you worry about more food, and seating, and space, and plates/napkins. No thanks.
Step 2: Find a good location. I've been super blessed enough to have a best friend loan me her place for the party.
Step 3: Potluck
I would LOVE to be able to buy all the food for the guests, but I simply can't right now. So the next best thing would be to have every family bring 1 dish. Dish can mean drinks as well. Just be sure to tell everyone what you are needing them to bring, and to write down what everyone will be bringing. This way you don't have 7 people bring pizza and 1 person bring a 12 pack of soda.
Step 4: Decorations
Make these simple. Print outs from pinterest are golden! You can also go to the $ store and get inexpensive decorations including plates and napkins.

Here are a few pictures from his party again just so you can see some of the inexpensive decorations.
Candy 1$
Plates 1$
Plastic table cloth 1$
Streamers 1$
Step 5: Be sneaky! My husband had no idea I had this planned!
Have you ever thrown a surprise party? What did you say to make sure the Birthday boy or girl got there without being suspicious?

Monday, February 3, 2014


I absolutely love throwing birthday parties for people, and a little over a week before my husband turned 30, I decided he needed a big surprise birthday party. Yes I planned this in only a week....I'll give you details on that later on this week. Anyway here are a few pictures of the decorations!
The banner letters were printed from HERE
We wrapped the table with wrapping paper! My best friend Alexandra gave me the idea to do that!
Had his favorite candy with the sign that says 30 sucks
This awesome cake was made by my friend Erica. See that guitar on top? Ya that's a fondant replica of my husbands guitar. Check out Erica's blog HERE
It's always great when you throw someone a surprise party who is actually surprised! He had no idea!
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