Leg Day

Leg Day!
I love leg day. It’s really the only lifting I love to do. Anything upper body really doesn’t do it for me like a good, hard, burn of the leg day. You know the workout that is so hard that flight of stairs feels like the Harvard steps and the toilet seems a lot shorter than it was yesterday.
Feel that burn.
I did not do right by my legs today. It was a crazy morning and I’m on day 4 of the never ending headache. I broke the cardinal rule of muscle love…I didn’t have any protein after my workout. I actually didn’t eat much at all today. I am terrified of the soreness I’m going to feel tomorrow considering how my legs are burning right now.
Hopefully a run tomorrow will help all that lactic acid get moving 🙂
I’m feeling skinny and feeling like I look better but the numbers aren’t changing. The truth is the feeling is more important than the numbers.
Keep on truckin’ you all.

Ma the Meatloaf!!

We LOVE meatloaf over here. I decided to try meatloaf in muffin tins because the time it takes to cook a meatloaf is way too long in my opinion.
Well needless to say meatloaf muffins are an enormous success! Make your meatloaf as usual put them in a muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Boom! Meat muffins 🙂

Silly lady!

I have been incredibly busy. Remember that workout crap I posted at the start of this whole thing? Well that took a turn for the worst! I would say it took a back seat but that is modest. I think I kidnapped it and have had it captive in my metaphorical trunk (take that however you would like…I think any meaning would apply). So the hunt is on over the winter to find an affordable double jogger. I think J1 and J2 would enjoy that. Anchors & Arrows is still on the ground floor. I’m working on promoting myself which has been a challenge, but if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it.
On a lighter note I am PUMPED for Thanksgiving…fatty loves her food! Speaking of food I will be sharing more Pinterest recipes soon! We have tried a few since my last post…haven’t ha a bad one yet (knocking on wood as we speak).

Winning! Or should I say Pinning?

Pinterest is my addiction. So many great ideas in one place! I have tried a few when I get any time. Like last night when J1 went to sleep 2 hours early! That doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I say screw the housework and take some me time. I feel that some of my little craft projects keep my mind working at a relatively adult pace compared to the toddler pace I use during the day. I believe the theme for Elmo’s World is constantly on repeat in my head. I thought I would share the pins that I have had success with so far.

Crafts
Sock Monkey My son loves this thing! I made mine with a pair of those really soft fuzzy socks. I will never do that again. It was messy and more difficult to sew, stick to tube socks!

Hanging Kitchen Towel Enough said. Boom.
Purse Pocket Great idea! I used fabric and batting instead of a potholder. I also used regular sandwich bags because that’s what I had around the house. We keep ours in the car to throw in the diaper bag if need be.
Foot Scrub The soap makes this scrub, it’s the bees knees.
Baby Wrap I LOVE this thing! I attribute many successful trips to the store with both mini men to this wrap. It was so easy to make too. I used a queen sized jersey sheet for my knit fabric.

Food
Red Velvet Cookies Huge hit but kind of a pain in the ass to make.
Eggs in the Oven This takes the guess work out of hard boiled eggs but I guess you would have to call them hard baked eggs? My brown eggs did not want to peel but the white ones peeled like a dream. Make sure you dump them in ice water for 10 minutes after the oven. This is up there with bacon in the oven. (20 minutes at 375 degrees line the baking sheet with foil=no grease burns/splatter)
French Dip Crescents Holy tap dancing Jesus! Make these! I made Au Jus with 1 1/2 C water, 2 beef bullion cubes, tsp soy sauce and some garlic. Simple and quick.
Cookie Cake I’m not allowed to make this anymore. I ate the whole thing. Can we say fat ass?
Pudding Pops Husband tested and husband approved. J1 liked them too.
Chicken Pillows this is one of my favorite dinners from Pinterest. The name is silly too. Fat free cream cheese and olive oil instead of butter to dip these little pockets of heaven…or just go all out.
Chicken Foil Packs Not very pretty but they are delicious.
Chocolate Trifle I’ve made this twice and it is dangerous. So easy and really good. However, this recipe makes quite a bit and it’s rich.
Cookie Dough Dip I sampled this treat at a Pinterest potluck. The chocolate teddy grahams were so classy too. Apparently this recipe makes a lot as well so half it.
Tortilla Bowls So much better than store bought shells. These where a bit of a challenge to eat but tasty none the less.
Check out Six Sisters Stuff for recipes. Everything I have made has been awesome. The crockpot chicken quesadillas might be one of our favorite dinners!
I will leave you with my silly J1 and his sock monkey. He enjoys pre nap movies on the couch.

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I like to eat eat eat epples and benenes

Now that you will be singing that song all day I will show you the bag I made to hold these beauties. We have a VERY small kitchen. We have garage shelving stacked to the ceiling just to accommodate all our “shit”. I love having fruits and veggies to snack on but we have to counter space to put anything. I found this tutorial from Delia Creates. It took all of ten minutes to make two bags. I used leftover fabric from a jersey knit sheet I used for my baby wrap. One seam, a couple snips and presto! Now I have a place to stash my bananas, avacados and mangoes. Excuse the mess (I tried to crop it out, I still want to create the mystique of housewife perfection).

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