Wednesday, February 29, 2012

When the acrobat goes air born.

With the looming transition of Lilly to a "big-girl-bed" which will take place once my acrobat successfully falls out of her crib during the time of day that she is suppose to be napping...but is in stead jumping, dancing and talking to every toy in her room...
One of these days people she will escape and I will have a new design project on my hands.
A project that I definitely look forward to but one that will be met with some sadness as my lill' baby is growing up...

Here are some of my latest inspirations:

Cozy & girly love.

I L.O.V.E. this wallpaper.
I think I will eventually take the plunge and embrace wallpaper (just a little).

Some whimsical prints are a must.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dinner tonight...drummmroollllll

I do love getting my monthly Cooking Light in the mail. It never fails that when I think this could be one subscription that I could go without; they pull through.
This is a keeper of a recipe and man was it good!

I skipped the rice and make a cauliflower mash to go alongside. :)

Szechuan Chicken Stir-fry:

My Recipes (Image)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Mondays...

Happy Monday everyone!
I really am trying to wake up today as I can not have coffee until NOON! We have a physical for our life insurance today for which we have to fast food and drink for hours before hand. Bummer dude!

At any rate the sun is shining, my Lilly is feeling a little better (after a looong week with the cold crud), & I have a massage scheduled for later today.
Here are some of my reminders...

The Mondays

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Friday :)

It is a weekend to take the time to tell yourself:

Here is my list:
* buy more fresh flowers for the house *
* bake cookies *
* stick with the yoga *
* read my Bible with my morning coffee * 
* rock with my little girl more often * 
* learn to garden; I mean really garden *

to name a few...
What are some of the things that make you happy?


Have a lovely weekend peeps!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spring fever...

I have enjoyed this winter more than most. We have had a lot of sun, a lot of 70 degree days and little snow. Thank you Lord!
Now, depending on the weather man that you have on speed dial some say winter is over. This means I am full on decorating for spring people. 

The Easter baskets are being built. 
I have ordered some lovely spring scents for the home at Scentsy.
I am plotting which flower pot will go where and I am Googling landscapers as we speak.
I am crazy. I know. 
Don't these pictures just make you happy?!


Have a lovely day everyone.

This dress from J. Crew is on my wish list for the spring!
I am thinking wedges and some turquoise jewelry...
Source: via Colleen on Pinterest

This is a sweet dress.
I am thinking with these ladies:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Old habits die hard.

As much as some days I want to throw color all over my home I do keep coming back to my peaceful white love. Doesn't this room make you want to crawl into that bed with your Kindle and a great glass of wine?! Yes, please!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cauliflower crust pizza

I recently signed up for Suburban Organics deliveries to help support local organic farming.
I got my first delivery Friday & I am in love.
One of the things that appeared on my doorstep was cauliflower. I do not mind the stuff however it is quite hard to convince other members of this household that it is not the devil.
I am determined to create something awesome with it. First up; this:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Welcome Caleb!

I am getting back on the blogging bandwagon after our vacation! Yay!

While I was away we had our newest nephew enter the world.
Caleb Isaiah DeAssis was born on February 14th. Welcome beautiful boy; we love you!
I did spend the majority of my day holding this content little peanut yesterday. So much fun.

My brother-in-law is pretty amazing when it comes to putting together tear jerking music videos and such; here is his latest creation:

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Ocean. :)

Its time for the ocean folks.
We leave for our annual Grand Cayman get a way Sunday morning and I can. not. wait!
Minus the face that leaving Lilly with her Noni never gets easier I am thankful that the hubby and I can spend some time alone together.

This makes me happy.

From the air. See you soon...

Georgetown. The main downtown area on Cayman:

Isn't this just beautiful.
This year we are going to actually take pictures so I am hoping to post some when we get home.
7-Mile beach:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quinoa Croquettes!: Follow-up

Hello beautiful people!
I made these awesome lil' things last night but...
they did (as the recipe warned) fall the frigg apart!


So what I did was embrace it and serve the mixture in warmed corn tortillas with the almond sauce drizzled over the top. Delicious!

Totally worth a try!
Oh & my hubby who "doesn't like quinoa" LOVED THIS MEAL. Score!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quinoa Croquettes!

This is what is for dinner tonight & I cannot wait!
Yummy to my tummy!

Forks Over Knives

I know at times people think I am a little extreme with our family diet.
I guess I am.

I am passionate about giving my daughter the most healthy life I can while she is under our roof.
I admit when we chose to live this lifestyle I was hesitant b/c lets face it eating organic is really expensive, fast food is really good and there is nothing better than a slice of NY pizza! Not to mention I would rather have bought a pair of shoes than spend an extra amount of money on weekly grocery shopping.

What I know is that in my short lifetime I:
have struggled with infertility
have seen loved ones die of cancer, & continue to fight cancer
have seen love ones struggle with weight, diabetes & heart issues...

What I know is that food plays a huge roll in our health.
I know that insurance companies are making a HUGE amount of money off of sick people.
I know that they do not make money off of healthy people, they do not make money off of dead people & they do make money off of sick people. A lot of it.

What I know is that when I eat right I feel good about myself, my skin glows, I am energized, I do not need coffee in the morning, I drink it because I love the taste. It makes me happy. While I must accept the fact that I am the Khloe Kardashian as far as my body goes in my family, I may as well feel good about it. I promise you that if you try this for 2-weeks you WILL FEEL BETTER. If not tell me I am crazy.

What I know is that yes, I will die. I would like for it to be peaceful, with as little pain as possible and not while loaded with prescription medication. I would like God, to say "Jillian, your time is up come join me in paradise." I would like to die of old age and look back and say that I took care of myself and my family the best way that I knew how.

Of course there will be exceptions. In the mean time I am going to try my darndest to eat as good as I can with the resources at hand.

Take a look at this trailer. Rent the movie "Forks over Knives" on Netflix and let me know what you think. I am jazzed. I have cleaned out my pantry and my fridge (once again) & I am roaring to go.

I have also provided some awesome links for some recipe ideas if this is something that you would like to give a go! 

The Alkaline Sisters.
Beautiful pictures to get you in the mood to make awesomely healthy food!

The Gracious Pantry.
I just found this blog, but this woman reminds me of a lot of us out there just wanting to cook the healthiest we can for our families. Have a looksie.

Nutrition to Invigorate. 
I also just found this blog. Linda is a life coach and nutritionist. She post mostly, juices, smoothies and food combining recipes. Love it!

With Style & Grace.
Lisa's passion is gluten free diet and life coaching. She has some of the. most. amazing. recipes! Honestly, I love this woman. Super talented!

Trust me this can be exciting if you let it! :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lilly lu

Thanks to the fact that the hubby has been home for a full week (gasp!!) we have gotten a few really great shots of Lilly. I admit; I totally suck at pictures. 

Look how big my girl is getting...

"Auntie Castle", I love my lil giraffe still. He is one of my favs.

Noni & Pop-pop, loveee my sit and spin. Mommy secretly wishes her toosh still fit on this thing to take it for a spin. Wishful thinking Mom!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Will & Jada's digs...

I found these pics at Architectural Digest Online & wow, is this home amazing!
I know that I should not have expected anything less from this awesome power couple.

Take a peek: