Monday, December 5, 2016

The Power of Turmeric

Ok, so Turmeric has recently become super popular for all its incredible health benefits, so naturally I decided it had to become part of my routine. Tumeric supplements and teas can be a little pricey, but if you head over to the bulk food section at your local grocery store it's much more affordable! I've been making this tea before bed every night and I'm loving it! Here is a list of benefits of Turmeric but the main one being that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It's also important to ingest Turmeric with black pepper to optimize absorption. Lets get healthy!

Friday, December 2, 2016

5 Things

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Food & Wine Bouillabaisse

OK- So here is a good one kiddos. This bouillabaisse is off the charts good and such a crowd pleaser! My father in-law (huge foodie) even called it restaurant quality! I made it for my family over Thanksgiving week because we were in desperate need of something light and healthy. I didn't take step by step pics but you get the idea. Serve with a big green salad and definitely extra bread! Here is the recipe:

I used cod because our fish market was out of halibut

I desperately need oversized soup bowls for this kind of meal. Must get.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

So Full...

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great holiday weekend and are feeling just as over tired and over stuffed as I am! We had a great Thanksgiving. We had a full house here in H-town. My husbands family all flew in for the occasion. We ate, we drank and then we ate and drank some MORE! Guess we should leave the guilt at the doorstep and just power thru until New Years?? Below are a few pictures from our holiday weekend.

Shopping at 7AM the day before Thanksgiving

I could have used 2 carts

Simple Turkey Day table

Little man aka Quality Control

The Fam-Bam
Poor Teddy had bronchiolitis and a double ear infection but never stopped smiling! 

Sick little man- just wore him around while making Thanksgiving dinner!
Brothers watching football
Jack found a girlfriend over the holiday 

All the brothers plus Jack

Teddy with his Oma & Opa!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Homemade Granola

Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! It was nice and chilly here in Texas- a cool 63 degrees! That means sweaters, boots, hats and maybe even a fire in the fireplace...our blood has been thinned folks! We aren't the tough New Englanders we once were! We have a full house for Thanksgiving so I decided to whip up some homemade granola. Its a good go-to for breakfast, easy to make ahead of time and it stores really well. This is a great activity to do with anyone over the age of 3. My little Sous Chef, Jack actually made the granola. We used Barefoot Contessa's recipe

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Where have the last 3 weeks gone!? I feel like I've been in a autopilot-haze. Our house got hit hard by the fall cold season. The boys had the common cold, stomach bug and Jack got hand, foot and mouth...I cringed just typing that. You know when you just feel "contaminated?" Like, I didn't even want to breathe in my own home! I went thru one large can of Lysol (can you OD on Lysol inhalation?) I sprayed anyone and everything. Well it worked! Everyone got better and just when I thought I made it hit me like a ton of bricks. EXHAUSTION. I physically couldn't do anything. I slept for 20 hours (minus an hour to shower and have something to eat) and then I was back in the game-like I had a choice! I was talking to a few of my girlfriends and we honestly don't know how single parents do it. I am grateful that my husband was able to be flexible with his schedule so that I could stop and shut down the engines for a while and get myself healthy. So this post is dedicated to all the incredible Mom's. It's so important to have "Mom" friends (even better when they don't feel like Mom friends- just great girlfriends) but just people in your life to share the joys and struggles (especially when you are up to your elbows in barf and shit) that we face everyday trying to mold these little people into who they are supposed to be. And of course those wonderful hubbys that step right in an do it ALL! THANK YOU!

The beginning of the end (10 seconds later he barfed everywhere)

Sick but cute

They were good sports and put on their Minion costumes just so we could document Halloween 2016

Felt ok to pass out candy

River Oaks donuts make everything better 

When the boys were feeling well enough we took them to Kemah for a "truck show"

Jack loved it because he got to get in all the different trucks

Even the wheel of a monster truck

A little lunch by the water

Jack was dyyyyyying to go on this speed boat...

We got soaked- not pleased

BS went to Austin for the night to go to a UT game with his buddy so it was just me and the boys...took them to the Farmer's Market in hopes that Jack would start eating vegetables

He went for the bread 

Teddy on the other hand...

Farmer's Market yumminess

And obviously we needed a cake pop from Starbies

Feeling better

Boys in bed- time for Mom to relax- yes that's a Coors Light

This guy came home from school the day I got hit by everything and didn't want to leave my room.
Love the little moments (especially with boys) when you see their inner sweetness come out.