Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Long time no see..

So what have I been doing lately?
Umm, let's see. Working, being a mom, a wife, avoiding a hurricane and being awesome. :)
Yes, we were among the places hit by Hurricane Sandy, thankfully  by the time it reached us it had lost most it's force and it only lasted a day. Either way we had a lot of damage done and a lot of people without power. However, we are doing well and that is all that matters. :)

                                             Early in the morning before the wind picked up.

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While stuck at home due to the weather, I decided to open a Instagram Shop @alittleprincess_shop




I've been wanting to open one for a long time. I have a bunch of things that I buy and than never wear and sooo many of Sophie's clothe that don't fit anymore. I finally decided why not? Right? It has been up since yesterday and it's been great. I've had a great response and I am so excited.
-Go check it out! :)


In other news...

This great workout video TurboFire is on sale for $53. This is a great price, it is usually double that amount.


This is a picture of my coach, Lee. She did TurboFire and had great results as you can see. She lost over 25lbs and has never gained it again. TurboFire is an intense pure cardio workout that keeps you burning fat long after your done working out. It has amazing hit classes which are short 20/25 mins sessions that work better than hour long cardio classes. It is on sale for $53. This is a great buy. Let me know if anyone is interested or have any questions. Get TurboFire here.






Last, but not least.. My treat for this month.
My Birchbox


Yayy, it is here once again. For those who don't know what this is, it is a monthly subscription of $10 that you get every month. In the box you get a bunch of samples for you to try out like make-up, nail polish, hair accessories  and other interesting things. It is always something different and always a surprise.
If you are interested in finding out more, comment with your email and I will send you an invitation. You can also go here for details.



                                              Until next time and don't forget to stay fabulous.




Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pinsterest Favorites

Here is another Pinterest inspired post:

For those of you that don't know, I am a Pinterest fanatic.. 
I live by it. Anything I need to know, any recipe I want to try, any home remedy - Pinterest is my trusty source. 
 Earlier today I posted about a healthy version of banana muffin I recently made, but than I realized there are a bunch of other things I do on a daily basis that are from Pinterest. I decided to share a few each day because aside from Pinterest, I had never seen them anywhere and would have never thought to do it. 
Since this is a spur of the moment post, some of these pictures aren't mine, I am using the ones from Pinterest, credit to those people in that case. Before I get to them, I just want to thank the people who came up with these great ideas to make my life sooo much easier. hahah

I want to keep my posts somewhat organized so here is my current addiction:
Using cupcake tins to make everything else other than cupcakes. LOL

The first thing I made using cupcake tins were omelets. 
 

Everyone were talking about them and pictures were everywhere so I figured, why not?
They are supperrrr easy to make. You mix all your ingredients as you would a normal omelet  My favorite recipe is simple. Peppers  cheese, and sausage. (Just like a normal omelet  anything that needs to be cooked, would need to be done before you put it in the egg mix.) Than spray your tin with non-stick spray and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. They are delicious, super easy to make and a lot less messy. I have never used cupcake liners with these, but if you do, let me know how it works. :)

Next I came across this picture:
 
 

It is pretty self explanatory and let me tell you, since this picture, I have never boiled an egg again. Hahaha. They come out great every single time and as always a lot easier. Who doesn't like easy right?

Lastly, and the last thing I did from Pinterest are these amazing mini pancakes. :)



This is a picture from Pinterest, we are pretty boring at my house and did have all these different toppings. I didn't even read the recipe for this one, the picture alone was enough inspiration for to run with.
So here is what I did. 

I used a box of hungry man ready mix. I prepared the amount of 6 pancakes. Sprayed non-stick spray over the cupcake tin and distributed the mix evenly. This made 12 cupcake pancakes exactly. I sprinkled some of the pancakes with mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, but that's it. Put it in the over at 350. Since I didn't read the entire recipe, I started checking after 15 minutes. LOL.. They were ready at about 18 minutes. They are great and my daughter LOVED them. 

So, there you have it.. A few of my current Pinterest favorites. 
If you are on Pinterest, you can follow me here:
 
 

If you are not and would like to be, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you and invitation. (They are kind of weird and you have to go through an approval process without the invitation, at least it was like this when I joined. LOL)

Question, comments are always welcomed! :)

Banana Oats Muffin - 93 Calories

I came across this amazing recipe on Pinterest and just couldn't wait to try it.
All of my favorite things put together to make a delicious healthy muffin I love.
So I tried and unlike many of my Pinterest fiasco, this was a total success.
Aside from it being delicious, it is only 93 calories each.


It took me a few days, but I wanted to share it with everyone! 


Banana Oats Muffin

Ingredients:

*2 /1/2 cup oats (old fashioned kind, not quick cooking)
*1 single serving cup (or 1 cup) of plain low fat greek yogurt
*2 eggs
*3/4 cup sweetener of choice or 2 tbs stevia sweetener
*1 1/2 tsp baking powder
*1/2 tsp baking soda
*2 bananas


Let the Baking Begin!

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners, (or just use a silicone muffin pan).
2. Place all of the ingredients, including bananas in a blender or food processor, and blend until oats are smooth. *Important: I add the oats a cup at a time and then add the liquids. I have to stop the blender and stir a few times throughout as well.
3. Divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
SN: I had a few mini chocolate chips in the house, so instead of adding sugar I just added the chocolate chips. I loved it! :)










PS- The original recipe were made with strawberries. If you do try this recipe with another fruit, let me know how it turns out! 
Enjoy! 

Important: The paper liners don't work well when baking with a base that does not include flour, they always seem to stick to the paper. I sprayed the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or you can use foil cupcake liners or a silicone muffin pan.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Day at the Big E





Yesterday was the last day to go to the Bug E, so we couldn’t miss out. We had a lot of fun and all in all we had a great day.

Here are some pictures: