October 17, 2009

I'm late I'm late.....

for posting this. Friday's super cute picture of the day is....

October 15, 2009

Two in One.

I wasn't able to blog yesterday so I'll be giving you two for one today. I'll talk about a recent news event and share a craft project and/or recipe.

New Flash: I just read the story of a model, Filippa Hamilton, being fired because she was "overweight". This is not something new in the modeling world. However, they continued to use the model's image but not before photo-shopping her into a strange stick figure. What message is this sending girls? How low will the next generation's self-esteem be? The model in question is a gorgeous thin girl. Why turn her into something that looks like a breeze would knock over. Ralph Lauren should be ashamed by their actions. I'm jealous of Ms. Hamilton in her other photos. Yet, in the ad by RL I want to adopt her and feed her cheeseburgers.

Read the story here: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/was-the-photoshopped-ralph-lauren-model-fired-for-being-overweight-525248/

Recipe of the week:
Chicken-and-Cheese Enchiladas

1 small red onion, halved
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 to 2 Serrano Chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt
Pinch of sugar
8 corn tortillas
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and/or Monterrey Jack cheese
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
Preheat the broiler. Slice half of the onion into thin rings and set aside. Place the other onion half, tomatillos and serranos on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until the vegetables are soft and slightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the vegetables and any liquid to a blender, add the broth and puree. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the sugar.
Meanwhile, stack the tortillas, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave just until warm and soft, 1 minute; keep covered. Toss the chicken with 2 cups shredded cheese in a bowl. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Add a few cilantro leaves and roll up. Place the enchiladas side by side in a lightly oiled 9-by-13-inch baking dish and brush with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil until crisp and golden, 3 minutes.
Pour the tomatillo sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Return to the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with the onion rings, queso fresco and any remaining cilantro.

Disclaimer. I haven't personally made this dish yet. As soon as I do I'll add my own review. I'm dying to make it tho.

October 13, 2009

$20 Tuesday

Here are the very cool things I've found online for under 20 bucks. I was going to try a theme for this today but I can't think of one. The little monster kept me up all night. *yawn*

Budda Bowl: Become One with Your Bowl From http://www.uncommongoods.com/

Enjoy a moment of Zen with the handmade Buddha Bowl. Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease. Its comforting shape washed in soothing color, this dish brings a touch of tranquility to your daily routine. Who knows-maybe you'll find enlightenment in your morning latte. Available in many colors: olive, pacific, aubergine, black bean, tofu, and butter. Created by Flavour Design. Sold individually. Handmade in southern California.$19.00

Black Fabulous Ta-tas Cadet Cap $20 at torrid.com
Hats on for a good cause. Black twill cadet cap is embroidered with "fabulous ta-tas" in silver and a pink ribbon. Star design is accented with crystal gems. Gathered elastic back. Stiff visor. A portion of the proceeds is donated to breast cancer research

Baby's Own Infant Hedgehog Romper from www.polkadotpatch.com $18.00

It's a rare find to discover cute baby outfits with hedgehogs on it and here is an adorable one! This cute cotton footed baby romper features an adorable hedgehog with striped sleeves and little feet. There is a zipper up the side from ankle to the neck where there is a snap button. Very easy for dressing and cute too!

October 12, 2009

A Baby's Story

About a year ago this week I became an aunt. My little sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The entire family was thrilled. We were all under the spell of this little blue eyed boy. Then I found out C and I were excepting our first baby. We were all stunned and happy. I had a fairly easy pregnancy until the end. I developed pregnancy induced hypertension. I had to stop working and was on light bed-rest. For my safety and the baby's the doctor induced; after about 18 hours of labor I was taken in for a c-section. The little monster was born and everything was OK. We were released from the hospital and sent home to figure this whole mommy and baby thing out. About 2 weeks later I was super sick and admitted to the hospital. My c-section was super infected. (I'll spare you the details.) I was in the hospital for about a week with around the clock antibiotics. I almost died from the infection. My doctor couldn't believe how bad it was. However, I was lucky and recovered from the infection fairly quick. I had to stop breastfeeding because of the medicines. The little Monster is doing well and goes for his 4 month check up on Wednesday. I love being his mother. I am amazed by how much I love him and how wonderful he is.

October 11, 2009

It's Been Awhile.

And oh boy how my life has changed since Sept 2, 2008. I should hope my life would change in over a year. I had no idea it would change so much. I'm now a mommy of a bouncing baby boy!!!! He was born June 9, 2009. I'm also a stay at home mom that is looking for a job. :) I'm starting the blog back up to share my misadventures in being a stay at home mommy,girlfriend and everything else I am. I'll share tidbits from my life, thoughts in general, recipes and craft ideas and more.

The ideal layout for this blog is :
Monday- Mommy Matters
Tuesday- Stuff under $20
Wednesday-News Day. I'll share interesting news and my opinions on the big news stories.
Thursday-Arts and Crafts and Recipes
Friday- Fun day I'll share funny and cute pics and stories.
Saturday/Sunday- If I'm posting over the weekend anything goes.