Sunday, March 24, 2013

Another's Treasure....

    What does one do with an old broken window frame? Upcycle of course! With a little love, wood filler, sandpaper and imagination... this once eight pane window frame, became a four square modern door decoration! I am a winter girl, everyone knows this, but I am ready for suntans and flip flops! Chasin sweet baby K through the sweet green grass! I needed something fun for the front door! Now let's just bring on the Spring!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Avocado dressing

  A few days ago as I ran numerous errands I passed Cafe Rio and was instantly hit with a sweet pork salad craving! Of course my hard earned money had other places to go....

   So I picked up a side of pork ribs while at the store, but forgot tomatillos for dressing! Yesterday as my mouth watered over the aroma wafting from the crock pot I was scratching my head! I pan fried corn tortilla's to top yummy pork salads but still just needed that unique taste!

    Not in a big rush to head out to the store I looked around the kitchen. Avocado's! Surely you must be able to create something with these green gems! I did a little searching...

    This is the Paula Dean version with of course a few of my own tweaks!

1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 cup light miracle whip
1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1/2 Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup minced onion
2 cloves pressed garlic
1 t salt
1 T taco seasoning mix

    I used my Magic bullet which is perfect for ventures such as these, but a food processor works too! Puree avocado and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth!


Friday, March 8, 2013

I have been a bad blogger....



My sincere apologies! If you are a new follower please leave a comment so I can return the favor! I am a bit behind!

    The blogger community has always been kind to me! I assume I am just like every other mom blogger out there! Sometimes real life takes control and before you know it your side hobby takes a backseat! Thankfully my sweet little sister is gracious enough to post once a week for me! This year has in its short time already been a whirlwind! 2013 started with four funerals, a car accident, health scares and more! Adjustments and new responsibilities are abundant! We have taken it all in stride and learned once again that each day is a gift....

    At the beginning of the year I received a leadership calling. A calling that I was not prepared for, but non the less a calling that was needed and I am once again humbled by the power of blessings! Friends, true friends and family that have faith and unconditional love for our little family.... Now lessons need to be planned and activities carried out..... This morning as I contemplate the order of the many tasks that must be accomplished I can't help but smile and bask in the inner peace that after 33 hard years, has finally found me! Amongst the chaos is love, a true love and a deep devotion....

    A turkey dinner for a new family needs preparation, which I am happy to provide. A five mile run to keep in time with my training, which I am lucky to do! A two year old with the beginnings of fierce Independence to battle, which thanks to the hard work of my husband I get to do! A mountain of laundry, piles of dishes, dirty spring floors, potty training, middle child syndrome, pre teen angst, swim, gym, a three day getaway with my husband to prepare for, that I am fortunate to experience! 

    I will get on top of things again soon, for now I am reveling in my own little world, and loving every minute! Learning from new opportunities. Growing from each day that I am granted! Alex sings it best! I am on top of the world!

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