Sunday, January 29, 2012

mickey and his musical friends.

maybe i've been channeling my inner dustbuster, but i've been learning some stuff about his favorite mouse lately. i found this article that had some surprising facts about the fab five (mickey, minnie, donald, goofy and pluto) and it was really interesting.
a few of my favorites? 

* walt disney was the original voice for mickey AND minnie. 
* donald is the 5th most frequently published comic book character 
IN THE WORLD (after batman, superman, spider-man and wolverine). 
*goofy is the only one of the "fab five" to have children (he has max). 
* pluto is the only animal that actually acts like an animal. 

in honor of the main mouse himself, here's the video from his cartoon debut. it's not in color like he is now, but maybe baby D will still like it a little bit ( :

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Think green!!!

Next time you're whipping up a meal, think about adding something green to it! You all know how much I love spinach in my smoothies, but broccoli, guacamole, and cilantro rice are some of my favorites!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

pay attention to the details!!!

I've been saying for almost a year now that I am trying to lose those "last 5 pounds" of baby weight, but I never paid attention to what I was eating, and certainly don't workout like I did before I had little d.

With the help of MyfitnessPal, I am finally starting to get an idea why I have been plateau-ing the last little while [not to mention I've been eating closer to what a 300 pound man should be eating daily!]... I don't really know how to measure stuff!!! I gotta say, my idea of a tablespoon was actually closer to 1/4 cup! I've actually started using measuring cups and spoons.
 Also... these puppies have 200 calories A PIECE because it is loaded with butter. DUH. I need to learn that when baked goods taste like heaven melting in my mouth it is usually the result of BUTTER. Not that it will stop me from eating them but maybe eating a half dozen like I did while living in Utah isn't going to happen again.
Also about the Myfitnesspal app... it is BRILLIANT. Every other food diary I have ever had pales in comparison. I used to write it down in a journal [I think I had about 4 of them by the time I married Mr. D] but I never really did anything but say "man I shouldn't eat so much of that!" and feel bad about it. I tried calorie trackers online but seriously I hate being on the computer searching for that crap 24/7. This app is awesome because I can just SCAN my food and it will take in all the information for me!!! BRILLIANT! If you haven't tried it, you should! Don't know how accurate it is, but I have lost the weight I put on over christmas break and am FINALLY down to whittling down those last five pounds.

Monday, January 16, 2012

'EB'ing a Mommy

Came across this blog today called 'EB'ing a mommy
It was heartbreaking to go through.
EB is a disease that doesn't allow your skin layers to anchor together,
so every tiny bump or touch leads to massive blisters.
In the most severe of cases, it turned this darling little boy named Tripp from this

to this

Babies usually don't live past 2 years with the type of EB Tripp had.
He needed a Trach for breathing, his eyelids eventually fused shut even with surgery, & every day was torturous pain for him. He was 2 years old & 8 months when he passed away in his mommy's arms the other day. Again...& I cannot stress it enough...when there is something I am struggling with that feels like the worlds end, I think about the ones who are dealing daily with something like this. If they can do it, I can. Both mother, & child.
Rest peacefully dear Tripp!

This video of him drumming to a song Elmo made just for him is too cute.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

i have a dream about a view of 1,000 ships.

also i heard this song on the radio for the first time when i was driving home from ohio.
i forgot about it for a little bit until i heard it again last night. 
very catchy.

and finally, if you haven't heard this in its entirety, you should.
if you want the reader's digest version, start about 11 minutes in. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Okay so I'm TERRIBLE at posting in general.
and even worst at posting on my day.

but this is wicked awesome.

kind of a long one, but it's mega interesting if you're in for the long haul:)

Bodies are cool.
Aka. the church is true:)

healthy snacks 100

In case you don't know, I am OBSESSED with pinterest. My most favorite site by far and it gives me all these brilliant ideas. There's this post where six sisters share a blog (I know, basically us, right??) and there is some challenge or another to eat healthier snacks. I perused the list and practically everything I thought, what a great idea!! I love that! One of my goals this year is to do a better job eating good foods (for myself and for little d) and to plan it out in advance so that there are less Lucky Charms binges that that poor child has to witness (right before he steals all the marshmellows of course!).

I got the idea to make daily (or every other day) spinach and berry smoothies from Kendra (via Anna) and pretty much borrow all my healthy ideas from other people so I thought I would pass them along. Also, this picture was super cool and helped me get some more ideas and here is the site it is from.

SO good, right?!?!
And my crowning glory this week may have been when little d swiped a carton of cherry tomatoes and started eating them like they were candy. People were staring and I was glowing.
They don't have to know that broccoli is the gateway drug for his ranch dressing.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dance Party!

Not everyone's dream is to discover modern songs that sound like they were torn out of the 80's whilst pleasuring the eyes with equally creepy music videos, but tis mine. And yes, these songs were on repeat for hours last night as I tried to sleep, but I eventually succumbed to the exigent need to have a one person dance party.

Midnight City

St. Vincent

Sunday, January 8, 2012

time for some motivation.

looks like we've been slacking on our awesome group. 
watch -- and be inspired.

happy new year, everyone. 
make it awesome.