Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Recipe: Pina Colada Pops!

Recently I bought some Popsicle molds, I guess I have been pretty nostalgic lately, thinking about how my mom used to make homemade Popsicle for my friends and I when we were kids,
then a few months ago I saw some Popsicle recipes on Pinterest and though I would give it go!
Mind you this is my own experimental recipe, I kinda just went with I knew would taste good.
I got the Popsicle molds at Bed Bath and Beyond for like 4.99 for four (way to go deal!)
Since my husband and I LOVE Pina Coladas I decided to try making Pina Colada ones.
It's super easy and super tasty
All you need is:
1 Can of Crushed Pineapple (With the juice!)
1 Can of coconut milk
1/2 a bag or more shredded sweetened coconut (optional)
Dump it all in a blender, you can chooses to add the shredded coconut or not, I know some people don't care for the texture so if your one of THOSE people them skip it, but personally I think it really makes it taste even more "coconutty"
Blend it all up, pour it in the molds ( leave a little room at the top for them to expand)
And let them freeze.
Easy Peasy!
And SO refreshing!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recipe! Watermelon Mock-A Rita

Looking for a great way to unwind and cool off this summer?
Try a
Watermelon "Mock-A-Rita"
Don't let the name fool you, this is NOT an alcoholic drink
I came up with this recipe one day after working out in the yard all day with the hubby, we were tired and I REALLY had a mean hankering for a Margarita, but we were out of Margarita mix....I could have just ran to the store sure, but Pshaw! Wheres the fun in that,
Plus I Had no other choice and no cash  LOVE a kitchen challenge!
So it's super simple, here goes!
2 cups of fresh watermelon
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 cup of some sort of juice
( I had white cranberry peach on hand)
1/4 cup white sugar ( to taste)
1 cup of ice
Coconut Rum
Good Tequila
( to your personal preference Im not here to judge your drinking problem)
Throw it all in a blender and blend into a pink oblivion
Make sure to taste it to see if you need more sugar or alchohol
Pour into a glass, sit back and REEEEEELAXX

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

When needs overrun WANTS

I want a pair of new heels
But I NEED a pair of shoes I can walk in
I want a new iphone
But I NEED to pay of some bills first
I want more nail polish
But I NEED to use up what I already have.....
I go through this thought process on the daily..
And lately there is one WANT that has been persistent over all the others.
I want to stay at home with my child
But I NEED to work because
1. I hold the insurance
2. I have school loans to pay
We have always thought that if  we have another child
( another persistent want)
That I would want to stay home, I worked after my son was born and that was tough
very very very tough
I really don't want to work with two little ones at home.
We have some time before we plan to make another little miracle.
And I am trying to concentrate on really getting all my bills paid off.
My feminist side be damned, I have an inner need to be a stay at home mom, to be fully involved in my children's lives,to be a housewife and make my home
 a great place for my husband and my kid to come home to.
It's very hard to feel like I am doing my best job as a wife and mother when I work so much.
I know most women have to work outside the home and alot of things will change if I stay home
  • I will be completely dependant on my husband who is already pushed to the limit, this will be tough for me because i am a very bullheaded independent person.
  • I LOVE to shop, LOVE IT but I would need to find ways to be thriftier and spend less
  • Could I really stand being at home all day?
  • I would need to leave my job of 7 years and the new position I have where I make great money
Those are all the things that I would really need to think about.
But on the up side
  • I could bring in extra income by increasing my AVON sales to full time
  • I could bring in extra income by selling my jewelry
  • I would be able to be more involved with my child or future children
Be able to be a better wife
Its a scary decision to make
but I believe that if you really want something, you CAN make it possible.
Money is important
But family is more important
your children are only little once
I want to enjoy every moment more.
Being a Stay at Home mom is hard hard work, but I'm up for the challenge and my heart wont rest until I accomplish it.
I would love to know what you think........



Friday, May 3, 2013

Happiness latley is.........

Whats creating joy in my life latley?
Oh just.....these things:)
The best coconut creme pie ever, on a biz trip, in bed in my jammies :)

Elevators with Mirror Ceilings

My first taste of Tim Hortons

Watching this little guy skip stones

Watching this little guy skip stones

Starbucks for a midday work slump

Waking up to these two goofballs in the morning

Flowers from my little man

Puppy Paw Knots

Fresh Fruit

The start of softball season....

Quotes that build my confidence

Awesome drinks with the ones I love.....
Hope joy is currently floating your way ....:)
xoxoxox Heather