10 on 10 [March]

Here's a secret.  I really don't enjoy taking pictures.  I'm not very good at it so I am terrible about pulling out the camera.  So this month, I decided to try to take my pictures with the big camera with the 50 mm lens.  All of the pictures except for the park picture are with the big camera.

morning snuggles with my boys

i miss coffee

spring is on the way

batter up

i love when diaper day coincides with warm sunny day

hello new friend

feeding the ducks at the park

mr. adventure

last of the dishes after a lot of cooking for the week ahead today

whole 30 week 2

I survived week one and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I was definitely craving chocolate and coffee the first few days.  I had to remind myself lots to not eat stuff off of the boys plates like goldfish.  I was pretty tired the first 4 days and I haven't really had much desire to do anything, so I'm hoping that I start to feel better this week.

I survived our first eating out, thanks to a power outage.  I did pretty well, but I did have some white potatoes and I'm pretty sure there was butter in the sauce on my dish, but otherwise no cheating.

The things I'm missing the most are coffee, chocolate and cheese.

Here is week 2's plan

3.10 (M)-eggs with bacon & spinach/chicken salad with veggies/tacos with salsa, guacamole
3.11 (T)-eggs with hollindase & asparagus/taco salad/shrimp scampi with asparagus
3.12 (W)-eggs with bacon & spinach/taco salad/pf changs (burger for mike)
3.13 (R)-fajita omlet/hotdog with veggies and fruit/ginger beef with broccoli and mushrooms
3.14 (F)-eggs with bacon & spinach/ hotdog with veggies and fruit/sausage patties, apple sandwich, veggies/chicken kabobs
3.15 (S)-eggs with hollindase & asparagus/paleo hummis and veggies/
3.16 (S)- eggs with bacon & spinach/chili over parsnip wedges/leftovers


March Goals

I am loving using my PowerSheets to help me stay focused each month.  In February, I did pretty well following my goals.  I learned that I'm much better at accomplishing one time goals than creating weekly or daily habits.

February Goals Accomplished:
1. Read 2 books-The Language of Flowers and Daring Greatly
2. Plan and do Olympic Activities as a family-definitely a highlight of the month
3. Have 2 families over for dinner
4. Redesign camera cases-this one was a big one and for most of the month, I was stuck and afraid to try something new, but finally I got motivated at the end of the month and set a deadline for myself and accomplished it in plenty of time.

Here are my big goals for March:

1. Cozy Cameras Relaunch on March 3rd-Hurray that I can say this is done.  I do have some more cases to sew up that were interrupted by a sick baby, but I'm proud of the ones I've listed in the shop.

2. Complete a Whole30 - it's day 2 and I'm feeling alright.  I'm really missing butter and cheese right now and of course coffee.   But I'm going to do it!

3. Create ABC Animal pictures with Hudson - I needed an intentional activity that I can do with him.  We've made A-H so far and are enjoying it and it's great practice for Hudson with things like cutting, coloring and glueing

4. Learn about Prayer - I have realized that I don't really spend much time praying and I think it's because I never really learned about prayer and the why, so that is my focus for Lent.  I've got some books to read and I'm hoping to try some different types of prayer.

5. Have a family adventure out of town - Quality time is one of my love languages and I just love getting out of the house with the family.  No idea what we are going to do yet, but we will do something

6. Do some sort of yoga each day - I really love Yoga and stretching and want to make it a daily practice.  I'm enjoying Stay at Home Yoga and I'm also excited for this series.

I'm linking up with The Tiny Twig this month.


whole 30 week 1

I'm embarking on a Whole 30 this month.  I gave up wheat and refined sugar last spring and liked how I felt.  I also have never gone with out eating dairy and I am curious to see if it effects me in any way. 
I've heard from others that planning is the key.  So I've planned out my meals for the next week.

3.3 (M) - scrambled eggs, spinach, bacon / leek & sweet potato soup / squash, meatballs & spaghetti sauce w/ green beans
3.4 (T) - italian baked eggs / leftover soup / roast chicken, brussel sprouts, crispy sweet potato strings
3.5 (W) - coconut, nuts, fruit / avocado egg salad on lettuce, applesauce, carrots / beef burgundy
3.6 (R) - poached eggs over spinach / turnip salad with chicken / leftover beef burgundy
3.7 (F) - sweet potato and sausage hash / avocado egg salad on lettuce, carrots / mahi mahi w/ kale brussel sprout salad and
3.8 (S) - asparagus and bacon frittata / leftover turnip salad with chicken / ground turkey lettuce wraps with broccoli
3.9 (S) - leftover egg casserole / chili topped parsnip wedges / creamy spinach artichoke dip with veggies