Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spooky Sunday - Spider Egg Cupcakes

Wednesday was my Mum's birthday.
So I made some (okay WAY more than some) cupcakes.
  With pretty glittery black spiderwebs
and a wonderful little surprise in the center.
Everyone really liked them, especially Munch.
The center is just a cake ball from my new toy. I made the cake balls and then dropped them in when I made the cupcakes. I thought I made them orange enough, but they cooked a little lighter and I was using yellow cake instead of white, so next time I'll try white. I'll probably add some chocolate chips to the cake balls too...after all they are spider eggs...they should have some little "spiders" in there! Thanks to my hubby for coming up with the creative name!

The boys costumes are finally done! I'll be sure to post LOTS of pictures tomorrow!

Friday, October 28, 2011

FAF - Week 35

Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weigh In: 143
Current Weight: 143
Pounds Lost This Week: 0
Total Pounds Lost: 80

Whoo Hoo! I know I didn't lose, but I am SO happy that I didn't gain.
  • I haven't run in FOREVER.
  • I only got one walk in.
  • I celebrated both my parents birthdays with steak one day and ribs another.
  • I suck at drinking water when the weather dips down.
Thankfully, birthdays in our house are over for a little while and I can focus on other things.
Like running, cause I signed up for a virtual 5k next week and I haven't I'm scared that I'm going to suck. Thank goodness it's virtual, so no one has to watch me suck.

I also need to REALLY focus on packing. We are buying a house at the end of the month and I have packed a very little bit more than nothing. I have boxes in the garage packed to the ceiling...but with nothing actually in them.
Anyway...I could do a whole post about moving.

I finally got around to making a new recipe this week. It was SUPER easy.
     (credit: Summer Pears by Kelly's Korner)
    It was also super yum! The only thing I would say is to maybe make some rice or something to go with it, cause it's not a TON of food. But, when I say easy...I mean it. Seriously one of the easiest meals I've made in a long time. Totally going in my cookbook.

    Original recipe can be found on Spark People: HERE.
    Have a happy and healthy week!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Boys Monday: Super Birthday

We recently celebrated Munch's 3rd birthday. The original plan was to do a Dr. Seuss party, but then Munch discovered Superman...AND then Batman, Iron name the superhero, he probably knows exactly who you are talking about.
So Dr. Seuss will be put on the back burner for Nox next year (cause I already bought stuff.)

Planning this party was lots of fun. Although be warned, if you decide on a Superman theme you will run into problems finding much. Poor Clark just isn't as popular as he used to be.

First we did the invites. Superman T-shirt + white collar shirt + 3-D glasses with the lenses popped out make the PERFECT Clark Kent  (or as Munch insists MARK Kent). We had a fantastic photo shoot and I had fun photoshopping my little guy onto a phone booth picture I found. Our Clark Kent is British...or at least his mother is....half anyway.   

 I wanted to have "our" photographer there, but we had a minor miscommunication and she double booked. I had a minor panic attack, cause my good(ish) camera got a scratch on it's lense and was nearing death anyway. Poor thing. Thankfully my father-in-law let me borrow his Nikon D50. He's letting me borrow it for a bit longer and I think I'm in love. I took over 300 pictures at the party...mostly just playing with the camera. it is. We got the cupcake-cake at Target. I made three color ruffled streamers, which I think I'll be doing for every party from now on. They are just WAY more fun than regular streamers.  Then I found a tutorial for a Comic Book Banner and made a couple of those too. Those were really fantastic, but it was hard to find Superman comics that would work. The better of the two is actually Spiderman.
Finishing touches included red and blue kool-aid bottles and red, blue and yellow lollipops. I was really happy with how festive it ended up looking and I think everyone had a great time.

Munch changed into several different costumes during the course of the party and I didn't manage to get a decent picture of the boys in their fantastic capes that day. BUT here they are.
These capes are fantastic. Nox is a tad small for his yet, but he has plenty of room to grow. We got them through Gramma Allie on Etsy. They are double sided so if you feel like Superman go for it....or Batman maybe? No problem. Genius! We bought our capes ready made, but she also offers a pattern to make it. I was feeling lazy, so I went with the really well made-by-someone-else cape.

There were about four million other things I wanted to do, but didn't get around to. Check out my Pinteresting Super Hero Board: HERE.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

FAF Week 34 - 80 Pounds and Counting

Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weigh In: 146
Current Weight: 143
Pounds Lost This Week: 3
Total Pounds Lost: 80

I CANNOT believe I have made it this far. CANNOT believe.
Just eight pounds till my goal weight. I'm almost at the end of the tunnel. It's freaking insane.

I've gone from a size 22 to a size 8. I love it.
I'm sure in high school I was this size, but I can't remember it. I for sure wasn't this happy with my size in high school.

I got some cute knee high boots to celebrate.
I need to start focusing a little more on toning, now that I'm so close to my goal. I have PLENTY of time until next summer to build some muscle and look decent in a bathing suit, for the first time ever :o) AND time to get my arms looking good for my one shoulder bridesmaid dress for my little sister's wedding in April.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


 It's apparently been awhile since I've sat at my sewing machine. I had to make this simple dress twice. I almost threw my machine out the window. Although, to be fair, it was probably my ability to measure and cut correctly that was the problem.

Thankfully it worked out okay.

No machines were hurt and I still have a little of the beautiful butterfly fabric left in my stash.