Last night while laying restlessly in bed a conversation between a friend of mine and I ran through my thoughts. It was about boxes. He made a claim that he is always in a “box”. If you think about it you are too. Your house is a “box”, your car is a “box”, your office is a “box”, your bathroom is a “box” inside of a “box”, your shower is a “box” inside of a “box” inside of a “box”. You see where he was going with this? Because of this random conversation that made its way back into my head late lastnight I began to think about my day yesterday. I realized I was in lines all day.

gas station line

coffee shop line

stop light line

freeway entrance line

the traffic lines on every freeway in California

parking garage line

escalator line

tram line

the rides at Disneyland line, line, line, after line

the market register line

and the IN N OUT drive thru line.

I aint line’n when I say this but we wait in lines all the time. Maybe its time for me to move to Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa and maybe I won’t have to wait in lines.

Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeanLast night the Hubbs and I were reminiscing on our skinny days and wishing we were there again as we shoveled french fries and and hamburgers into our mouths. You know whats crazy, Lee’s skinny days were when I was an 8 month pregnant fatty. How did he loose weight as I continues to stuff my face and watch my ass grow. Alright, enough about us and more about this delish soup my mom taught me to make. Its super easy and its very low cal. I like to call it my Skinny Jean Soup. I know…lame but whatev.

Ingredients: Disclaimer, don’t limit yourself to the amounts below use as little or as much or non at all.

  • 2 32oz. boxed chicken broth (you can use the cubes too) use vegetable broth for a vegan version.
  • 4 stalks chopped celery
  • small chopped bok choy
  • 1/2 small head of cabbage
  • 4 diced carrots
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic minced or garlic salt to taste
  • 1 inch minced ginger
  • dash of chili powder
  • Salt to tast
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • package frozen peas
  1. In a large pot pour in the chicken broth turn it on med-low and combine all ingredients except lentils and peas.
  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 mins
  3. Add lentils and peas simmer for another 15 mins.

And your done

Additional ingredients to try: squash, zucchini, potato, shredded chicken

Eat up!

Darth’s Birthday

Holy Moly!!!!

It has been a really long time since I have sat my butt down and posted some shizzz. In fact it has been so long that I have forgotten how to use this dang sight. SHEEEESH! I can explain… well maybe Im just going to give a lot of excuses and pretend that its a legit explanation. Actually you know what?!?! I’m going to save my words and focus on why I’m back.

Life has been craze balls over the past few months and my priority hasn’t been this blog, no offense my friends I just have a lot of shit happening as many of us do. Over the last few weeks I started to think about WHY I started this little here blog and how it made me feel. I enjoy it a lot, sure it takes time out of my day to write a post or build a picture but every time I did it meant I was either trying something new or I was sharing things with you and that makes me Happy.

Im back and ready to jump on the HOT TAMALE TRAIN!!..CHOO CHOO!!!

Darth’s Birthday

Today was my Sons 5th birthday. It is such a great feeling to watch your children grow but dang how come no one prepared me with the fact that its harder then hell to see them grow. One day they need you and the next they don’t. They want you to tuck them in and then they are tucking themselves in. They loved watching you dance and be silly and now they ask you to quit because you are embarrassing them. All though it is hard I am so proud of my little man and who he has become.  Im sure many of you can relate so my advice is to keep on looking forward to the surprises that the littles bring and embrace every living moment you have with them.






Today I had an interesting conversation with my boss.  Long story short it was about the life.

When your young you are curious, gutsy, and naive. The only thing that bothers you is the kid at school, mom and dad saying “no”, or trying to get your toys to do what you say.

As you get older, late teens early 20’s, you start to understand the importance of growing up. School becomes more of a focus rather then a hang out, you get a job because you need to pay for school, and family becomes more interesting to you. You start to break out of the naive phase yet you still have a ways to go. You might learn what it means to be heart broken. You’re starting to get a good idea of who you are and the person you want to be.

Now you’ve grown a bit, you start your own family, your career is taking off, and maybe your in the market for a new home. Siblings, are either doing the same or are still in the naive phase. Your father goes through a midlife crises and comes home with a new car.

At this point family is at the top of your list, you become an uncle/aunt, your little sister/brother is getting married, you start to see yourself aging, your not as fearless and gutsy as you used to be, it takes more energy to be physical move around and you find yourself going through a mid life crises.

As you grow you continue to feel happiness, receive love, maintain your health, wealth, then be introduced to sickness and death.

Life, at times it will be a blast and others it won’t. AT times you will cry with Joy and others you will just cry. You may not know what to do or feel, and sometimes you just won’t know what to say. There are things that are out of our control. If you think positive thoughts and embrace the wonderful things you had going for you then, now, and whats to come you will make life what it is.

My point: Life is what you make of it.

RIP Aunt Margie, you will always hold a place in my heart.


In the mood

I dont know if its the weather or what but I am on a DIY kick. I have only done 1 DIY thing since this kick but I’m rearing up and ready for more… lots more.

Heres a list to get busy with.

How fun are these Pom Pom Present toppers! Someone needs to have a birthday asap!


Im not sure how practical these coasters are but they sure are cute!


I just picked up a plant that will work perfectly for this.

hanging planter

Imagine this as navy or pink! Im going for it.


These not only look good, they probably smell amazing too.

room scent

I mean…


I need a long desk and I think this will work.

DIY Table

With this weather Im ready for a back yard makeover!


Time to start DIY’n my friends, catch ya later!

My thoughts

On the 80’s!!!!!!

Alright, alright, alright, you’re probably wondering how I got on this topic.

I mean….don’t you dream about the 80’s on a regular basis just hoping one day you can jump in a time machine and take your bad to the bone self back?!?!?!

Well, I do!

You can’t tell me right now that you aren’t thinking about that picture you have of yourself in the 80’s looking all radical with your one strap down overalls tucked into those bright ass high tops wearing totally rad Ray Bans while listening to INXS.

In fact you probably have a gnarly ass grin on your face just thinking about it.

I was an 80’s child and for what I can remember the 80″s were rad.

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Anyways my thoughts started when I was wondering if they still make the mood changing lipstick, and what-ya know, they do.

In Fact… look at what my research discovered.

Crystal Pepsi- Yep selling 1 full can on Ebay for for $50! WHAT! Oh and wait a minute…Diet is only $15.

Garbage Pail kids Dang they are still releasing them. Crazy

Polaroid… dont mind if I do.

Light Bright If you want vintage or upgrade here.

Simon Says Its back…… Atari? Atari Flashback is now available.

Lip Lickers Lip Balm the Tubes are still around  but the tins are not easy to find.

Jelly Shoes, they are back on the market but they’re not as cool as they used to be.

Members only Jacket? of course they would have their own web sight.

Reebok High tops

Clear Cassette Tapes Like these ones here

Candy Lipstick & Candy Cigarettes found at the most amazing candy store.

Silly Putty Crayola is keeping it alive!

Magic 8 Balls are still around and ready to answer the Question of all time… “Do I have a chance?”

Tang, enough said.

Jello Pudding Pops, looks like they are no more but you can make them here.

80’s Slang

And of course I have to mention my favorite movies of the 80’s I mean of all time.

Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, Goonies, Top Gun, and Pretty in Pink

Oh, oh, oh AND…

My lady crush


“Just say no”-Nancy Reagan

Eff it

I just said Eff it and I did it.

You only live one life, well…. I think you do, I guess it depends on who your talking to, anyways, why should that life have the same day in and day out routine, or why should you always dress with one style, or why should your hair always look the same?!?!

You only live once! Get out there and be adventurous, don’t put on a front, be who YOU want to be, do what YOU want to do, go where YOU want to go, Eff it and just do it.

I did…

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Get busy living or get busy dying!!

Thanks Nikki for the makeover, you always do a great job mama, XOXO!!

Green Muffins


Yippy, (jumping up and down) my Weelicious Lunches cookbook finally arrived!!!!!!!

That means I am headed down the road to becoming a slave to my kitchen, which I’m totally not complaining, and Holden’s class will be treated with scrumdiddlyumptious goodies!!!!!

Calling all Spinach haters, I have a challenge for you!!!!!!

I dare you, in fact I double dog dare you to make, bake and eat these Spinach Cake Muffins.


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbl spoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

I dare you to…

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and use paper liners or greased mini muffin pan.
  2. Place the applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, sugar, and oil in a food processor and puree until smooth. If you don’t have a food processor I’m sure a blender will work out fine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour the spinach puree into the flour mixture and stir until combined. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 12 mins, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. transfer to wire rack to cool.

Now eat one and thank me later because you couldn’t taste the spinach, could ya?.



Last night while watching Transformers with Holden I was in the market for new recipes. As I was surfing the world wide web I stumbled upon this great web sight Yummly. It brings all recipes from around the glob to one spot.

If your a Pinterest lover then you will love the way Yummly finds, displays, and organizes your recipes for you. 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

YUM on everyone!

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