It seems like I’m always learning new things around here. This weekend however, I learned more than usual. Some things helpful, some not. All worth a little sharing on the blog though.
While it is easy to use the excuse that I just worked out or taught a class to sport around sweaty workout clothes every day, it doesn’t quite come across as well wearing them to birthday parties over the weekend.
Even if I try to make it better by choosing a matching outfit, dressing the boys in the same color and spraying on a little perfume over my sweat. It’s just not a good idea.
The boys may say that they want to help me clean the floor and as much as I want it to happen, it never turns out well.
After letting the same snack cups sit out on the counter for more than three days, it just may be time to dump them out.
It may not be a coincidence that when I tell STUFT Daddy I’m making roasted broccoli slaw and kale chips for dinner yet again, he suddenly gets an invitation to go watch a sports game with his buddies.
Microwaved eggs are not the best snack to bring to church for many reasons.
People do not find it amusing when your toddler is screaming “I want to do push ups” during church.
Nail polish adheres to skin just enough to make it appear as if you didn’t lose a toe nail. See, you can’t even tell.
Ha ha. I can’t help but post pictures of my ugly feet on here.
You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon.
A family stop at Starbucks is expensive.
But, if it’s a special occasion (Mother’s Day) and it gives you a chance to flash your new gold card, it makes you feel pretty darn important. As it should since my favorite green tea soy latte (with sugar free vanilla syrup and 2 shots of espresso) is about $4.
My boys already has a thing for finding the best cards. This was the one I was handed for Mother’s Day.
Sometimes all it takes to make me smile in the morning is a strong mocha and a cute mug.
No matter where I am in the house at 6:30 am, this always seems to be my view.
My glass straw is awesome, but not that easy to clean. If you have any tips, I’ll take them.
This breakfast never gets old.
I’ll try to stop showing you pictures of this breakfast (and talking about broccoli slaw so much), but if you haven’t tried this yet I really think you should.
It’s a cross between the not the norm breakfast sandwich and the sweet treat breakfast sandwich. I’ve been eating it for the past two weeks straight every single morning. I love it for so many reasons- it’s packed with protein, takes about 5 minutes to make, is low fat and just darn delicious.
Here it is (so I can stop talking about it every day).
Mama’s Breakfast STUFTwich
1/2 cup egg substitute or egg whites
sugar free jam
bread of choice
My favorite way is with egg whites from a carton, sugar free boysenberry jam and on my favorite bread.
I prefer these egg whites (from Target) for this as opposed to my usual Costco egg substitute ones.
I microwave the egg whites in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray for 3:33 (yes, weird). Put them and some sugar free jam on the bread. Then if I have time I put it in the sandwich maker to make it a little crispy (and let’s face it, everything is better in the sandwich maker).
The boys like theirs prepared like a grilled cheese on the stove.
Instead of sugar free jam I’ve been using this superfruit spread from Trader Joe’s for their sandwiches.
This sandwich is also fabulous on a bagel thin, whole grain waffles or a whole grain English muffin.
I really think you should try it.
Back to the lessons…..
think know my family likes me a lot better when I am away from my phone and camera. I tried my best to stay away this past weekend, but I still managed to snap a few pictures.
Oh and my boys sure know how to eat dessert like their mama.
I’m so proud.
I took some other pictures of the family, but I promised to not post without approval first, so that’s all you get for now.
I have 10 to give to you all.
Leave me a comment here telling me something fun about your Mother’s Day, your weekend or a “lesson” you learned lately and I’ll pick the 10 winners tomorrow night.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to spend some quality time with your family.