Saturday, January 28, 2012

Really, Healthy Spaghetti!!!

Okay so not the kind of spaghetti you were probably thinking of,
 but you gotta give this a try. It is healthy and delicious.

All you need is 4 main ingredients: 1 package of spinach, 1 medium sized squash(about 2 lbs), 1lb of turkey meat(you can also use turkey sausage or pork sausage), and 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese.
First wash then cut the squash in half length wise.
 Then clean out the seeds in the center.
Next you will place one half inside a microwavable oven safe dish and microwave for 7-10 minutes each.
While the squash is nuking. You can start cooking the turkey and the spinach. Add about a tablespoon of EVOO to a skillet and brown the turkey. And to another skillet at a touch of EVOO and saute the spinach.                                                                        
Once the squash is ready, you can start "shredding" it with a fork. You literally just scrape out all the guts until you just have skin left over.
Then just line a baking pan withe the shredded squash and add a 1/3 cup(or more if desired) parmesan cheese to the top.
Transfer the ground turkey to the pan with the spinach and season the taste. 
I just added some salt and pepper and a little Italian seasoning. 
Then layer the turkey mixture on top of the squash layer, you can garnish with additional parmesan cheese if desired.
Okay, so it's not exactly spaghetti, but it is delicious. You have got to give this a try.
Have any other delicious and healthy recipes that you love to make for your family?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wallpapering the built-ins!!

Remember the built-ins I recently had installed? Well I knew they need a little something. 
My good friend Sonya bought this woven wall paper at goodwill over a year ago and said I could have it. I knew it was exactly what my built-ins needed. 

Check'em out finished. 
I decided to just tape them up so I can change it out with other wallpaper if my mood changes. 
 I love the way they look. 
Before:
 AFTER:
My mind is thinking about all the possibilities. Christmas wrapping paper at Christmas time, a zig zag pattern with a pop of color, a trellis wallpaper, so many options. 

You have any shelves that could use a little make-over. You gotta give this a try. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another Terrarium!!

So remember this post here

Well I found this adorable jar at target for like $18, so I made another terrarium for the breakfast table
 and I love love it. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Healthy Start with My Fitness Pal

So I have never been the lose weight for the new year type and I still am not, this is just a simple case of bad timing....lol. Okay, but seriously is there ever a bad time to want to be healthy? I think not. 

I've just been feeling a little less than confident lately. Like many of us out there, I have a Monday thru Friday job sitting at a computer all day. I've been with mt current company for almost 3 years and over this time I have put on easily 10-12 lbs. Now that may not sound like a lot, but I'm 5'1". In high school I weighed in the low 90's and after college I was at 105, and in the picture on the front page of my blog with the hubs I weigh between 110-112 and that was a little over a year ago. On Sunday I weighed myself and I weighed 122lbs, and I knew I needed to make a change. I decided Monday would be a change for me and I've already lost 2lbs. 
I downloaded an app on my Iphone called My Fitness Pal and it has been amazing. It is a calorie counter, but it's not just a calorie counter it is a whole community of motivating uplifting people that are there to support each other along their journey to getting healthy. Whether you want to lose 15lbs or 150 lbs they support you all the same. It has been amazing for me. 

You can scan bar codes straight from the package or search from a HUGE database of food. 

Check out my food diary from yesterday! It keeps track of everything. 
When I say everything, I mean everything. Check out my totals and goals from yesterday. 

As you see I went over on my sugars, protein and vitamin A, and I need more iron and vitamin c. I am only on day 4 and the calorie tracking along with the community of people have been an amazing motivator to keep me on track. 

Oh, did I mention this app is FREE. All's it requires is a little of your time. It literally takes seconds to put in my food daily and the pay off has been incredible. 

If you are trying to get healthy, loose a little weight or just keep track of what exactly your eating, I recommend this app. I'll keep you updated on my journey. 

Any other My Fitness Pal's out there? I'd love to hear your story. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Target Lamps!

So who doesn't love a good knock off. 
Check out these lamps I picked up today at Target. 
They look very similar to these at Pottery Barn. 
But with a difference about $130, I'd say the Target ones at $39.99/each are an amazing deal!!
You gotta hit your nearest Target, they have some amazing things in stock right now!!


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Cheers to a Happy New Year!!

A Gallery Wall is born!

So the Christmas decor is finally put away so I can share the gallery wall on the stair wall. 
The hubs helped a lot with this project, my arms only stretch so far :)

And silly me I didn't get a good before picture of the wall so here is an idea of the way our staircase looked before. 
And since I had an empty room upstairs(the game room), I used that floor space to come up with a general idea of how I want the wall to flow. 
 So I used this genius tip I found forever ago and traced the outline of each frame being hung. 
 Then I started adding to the wall. And at this point my previous work on the floor didn't help. The wall was way more sloped then I thought. So I just played around with it until I found what I liked. 
And here is where the hubs came in. He helped hang the wall for me.
 And here is the finished wall!!



So I still want to add a few more items, so it may change up a little, but I am loving the way it looks so far!

Don't you just love a good gallery wall!! Hmm, now trying to decide where I can put another one!

Happy New Year!!