Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wedding: Three Month Marker

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What to do at: THREE MONTHS until the wedding

The invitations have been meticulously put together.  That means the initiations and response cards are sitting in the fancy envelopes separated by tissue paper.  All of the invitations and response cards have been stamped and they’re ready to be mailed out on May 1st!

Bought the Wedding Rings
My wedding ring has been purchased and sized to perfectly fit around my engagement ring.  My man’s wedding ring has been purchased and sized to fit his finger perfectly.  My engagement ring was also cared for with a cleaning and a warranty dipping that made it really sparkle!

Finalized the Centerpieces
I booked the most amazing florist.  He does great work and really loves his job and clients.
  He put together a sample centerpiece for us to see and approve.  It was even prettier than I imagined.  We finalized the centerpieces by picking pale pink garden roses with greens air brushed in gold

Wedding Favors
We made a donation to Make a Wish foundation in lieu of favors.
  In return, they sent us the most beautiful certificate for us to frame and display at the reception.  Now my cousin will make the chocolate lollipops and we will attach cards letting the guests know what we did.  The cards will read “In lieu of a favor, a donation was made in your name to Make a Wish foundation”.  I also bought this FABULOUS 8x10 frame to house the certificate.

We picked out the tuxedos for the groom, groomsmen, and our fathers and grandfathers.  My man was sized and his tuxedo was paid for and ordered.  Everyone else’s tux was picked out.  They just need to go, get sized, and place the order.  
Relying on a bunch of men to get something done by a certain date really, really scares me..

Groomsmen Gifts

Since the tuxedos come with everything down to the cuff links and shoes, we decided on a different type of gift.
  We paid for each groomsmen’s deposit on their tuxedo in lieu of their gift.  This not only strategically allowed us to check off something else from our list, but it was more helpful for the men.  

Scheduled Pre Cana
After my man was baptized, received communion, and was confirmed, we started to research pre cana.  I panicked when I learned that my parish was booked until the fall!  Luckily, a neighboring parish has an opening for next month.  We immediately started the sign up process.  Not to mention, the neighboring parish charges $175.00 less for their pre cana classes.  Blessing in disguise?

What's on your list for the 3 month marker?
Friday, April 24, 2015

Life: Happy Birthday Mushy Face!

On Saturday, April 25, my baby girl will officially be two years old.
Mushy’s practically a grown adult and I don’t even know where the last 2 years went.
The tears are already pouring down my face, and it’s not even time yet.

We will be celebrating with gifts and a pancake birthday party complete with an ice cream cake!
Maybe I could use the pancakes to dry my tears.  Something tells me that I won’t be hungry.

MushyFace, please know that mommy and daddy are so proud of everything you are.
You are the prettiest and the smartest little girl that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.
I never knew how deep I could love until I met you, my little stinky butt.
…and I thought that you going up a diaper size was heart wrenching…

Here’s to all your dreams coming true and a lifetime of happiness, health, and love!

Please join me in wishing Mushy Face a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

List: Ten small ways to help the world.

In honor of Earth day, I decided to post an environmentally friendly post!
It’s also administration day, people!  Don’t forget to take care of those that take care of you.

MushyFace appropriate networks have been filling our brains with ideas.
Some stations are asking us to change little things in our homes.
Other stations are playing clips of children that decided to make a difference.
I challenge all of you to make this a better world for our children with our children.

Ten small ways to help the world.

1.  Support local farmers.
Buy local goods instead of buying produce that came from halfway around the world.
These typically have less chemicals, more nutrients, and don’t waste gallons of gas to ship!

2.  Use fluorescent light bulbs.
These light bulbs use less energy which means that they save the environment and your money!
I have invested in these, but during the day I’m all about natural light.  Nothing’s better than that.

3.  Recycle ALL recyclables.
This is such an easy thing to do.  Separate your recyclables and dispose of them properly.
We have a separate garbage can designated just for cans and bottles.  You should too!

4.  Car pool whenever possible.
A car pool buddy means less emissions spilled into the air we breathe and less money spent.
I mean, if more people car pooled there would be less NY traffic.  Do it, people!

5.  Invest in to-go mugs and water bottles.
There is no need to drown landfills in disposable coffee cups and water bottles.
Besides, when you buy ones to reuse every day, you can make sure they’re real cute!

6.  Grocery shop with reusable bags. 
Most stores sell relatively inexpensive grocery bags that can be reused for every shopping trip.
For a double win, many stores give a discount for saving the Earth from harmful plastic bags.

7.  Stop buying and using disposable dinnerware.
Invest in stylish dinner dishes, silverware, and glasses to save our landfills from overfill.
These investments pay for themselves after a while.  I mean, disposable goods do cost money!

8.  Don’t use the world as a garbage can.
There really is no excuse for polluting the Earth when public trash cans are everywhere.
Do you drive and throw trash out the window?  Just wait until you’re home to dispose of it!

9.  Sign up for electronic billing and filing.
Many things that are done on paper can also be done electronically.  Take advantage of it!
We pay all bills online, get electronic statements, and file using secure flash drives.

10.  Donate time, goods, or money to Earth friendly causes.
There are so many different organizations dedicated to preserving our Earth that need our help.
A day doing good for the Earth sounds like a fun and memorable experience for Mushy and I.

What small things do you do for the Earth?
Monday, April 20, 2015

List: 10 health foods that are actually unhealthy.

A couple of months back, I started my healthy swap challenge to prep for my honeymoon.  I already told you all about my squats and my new found love for tea.  What I didn’t tell you is that I cut back on carbohydrates, unhealthy snacks, and lazy nights in bed.  It’s been two months and I can’t confirm that I lost weight, but I really do feel better.  I don’t weigh myself.  When you have anxiety, you avoid the things that could trigger a meltdown.

Healthy swaps to adopt a healthier lifestyle may be an effective strategy, but you need to know what you're doing.  There are some foods out there that are trendy as a health food, but they aren't actually healthy.  We need to identify those foods and erase them from our diet.

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Ten health foods that aren't healthy.

1.  Smoothies
I’m a huge fan of Tropical Smoothie and I have been indulging to my heart’s content.  After checking out their nutrition facts, I learned that I’d be better off with a gallon of ice cream.  Not to mention, their smoothies only come in one size:  gigantic!  The only smoothies that I'll be consuming going forward are homemade ones with fresh ingredients.

2.  Salad With Dressing
I eat salad with fresh mozzarella 5 days a week for lunch, and I absolutely love it!  I did a healthy swap of fresh avocado instead of salad dressing, and it’s even more delicious.  Dressings are filled with empty calories and preservatives.  Opt for oil and vinegar instead or try my avocado swap!

3.  Oatmeal
My daily breakfast was a packet of apple cinnamon flavored Quaker instant oatmeal.  The sugar content is horrible, enough to make you EEP!  I switched to plain, dry oat bran with cinnamon and berries instead.

4.  Wraps
One popular healthy food trend is wraps filled with yummy different things.  Compare the nutrition facts of your wrap to your bread.  You’ll see that the wraps are worse.  I started to make open face sandwiches with these sandwich thins instead.

5.  Peanut Butter
I’ve been buying the reduced fat peanut butter thinking that I made a healthy swap.  A coworker told me that the fat they took out of the peanut butter was replaced with sugar. I've since witches to this all natural almond butter with no added sugar.  & it tastes even better!

6.  Diet Drinks
These drinks may have less sugar, but the companies make up for it with chemicals.  Some diet sodas in particular have been linked to Multiple Sclerosis type symptoms.

7.  Cold Cut Turkey Meat
It’s not uncommon for me to roll up a few slices and stick them on top of my salad.  Turns out that this deli meat is packed with preservatives, sodium, and fat.  When I was pregnant, the doctored banned me from eating any cold cuts.  Red flag much?

8.  Orange Juice
When I feel a cold coming on or when I need a burst of energy, I’ll drink a glass of OJ.  Little did I know that I was really just overdosing on sugar!  Next time I’ll swap for it a real orange.

9.  Sugar Substitutes
This is something that I used once, despised the after taste, and never used again.  Some sugar substitutes are typically filled with chemicals that are known to cause medical issues.

10.  Yogurt
While yogurt has great things in it for digestive systems and women bits, I hate the taste of it.  Plain yogurt is a very healthy snack, but the flavored ones are full of sugar and preservatives.  Another great brand is Chobani.  I did a paper on this company and could list a million reasons why you should make the switch to Chobani today.

What unhealthy health foods tricked you?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ask Jax: Pizza Rustica Recipe

Every year on Easter, my grandmother serves the most delicious Italian Easter pie.
The tradition goes that after fasting throughout lent, we indulge like a piggy on Easter.
This Easter pie, better known as Pizza Rustica, is filled with meats, cheese, and eggs.
And, oh my goodness, is it yummy!!!  My man was drooling for a month before it was served!

Recently, I have gotten several e-mail requests on how to make this yummy dish.
Instead of responding individually, I decided to share this famous recipe with everyone.
Way to make me hungry, people!  I kid, I kid.  Buon appetit!

Pizza Rustica

2 Pie Crusts
¼ lb Salami
¼ lb Ham
¼ lb Soppressata
¼ lb Pepperoni
8 Eggs
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
16 oz Mozzarella
16 oz Ricotta

Take each meat and make sure the skin has been removed.  Dice eat meat into ¼” pieces and separate them.  For the majority of the meats, I use my cooking scissor.  Dice the chunk of mozzarella into ¼” pieces and put to the side.  In a bowl, beat the (8) eggs and mix in the Parmesan and the mozzarella into it.
This pie is made with layers, so try not to mix the ingredients together.

Lay the bottom pie crust along the bottom on the pie tray.  Coat with a thin layer of your egg mixture along the bottom.  In separate layers, spread each meat all across the bottom of the pie.  In between each layer of meat, spread an equal amount of ricotta, and the egg mixture.  Continue this until the pie is full and all of your ingredients have been used.  Top the pie with the second pie crust and seal it closed.
Nanny always brushes melted butter and pokes a few small holes in the top pie crust.

Preheat the oven to 325* and bake for an hour and half.
Yummy, yummy, yummy!

Have you ever or will you ever make pizza rustica?
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

List: Ten tips to help you make a difficult choice and live with it.

Whenever something goes wrong in my little world, I obsess over it.  Whenever it’s just a possibility that something can go wrong, I obsess over it.  I understand that it’s a waste of time to worry about something you can’t control.  I also understand that obsessing over something will not change it.  Please note, I may understand but I can't force my brain to stop obsessing.

Even when it seems like a cut and dry decision, it can take me weeks to get through it.  Luckily, I have a rocking counselor that helps me through these things!  Out of all the great advice she gave me, I was able to pick out the 10 best tips.

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Ten Tips To Help You Live With A Difficult Decision

1.  Decipher which parts are in your control.
As much as I hate to admit this, not everything is within an individual’s control.  We need to learn to let those things be, accept them, and then move on.

2.  Write a pros and cons list.
Make sure this list is detailed and honest and that you account for the worth of each argument.  As long as you didn’t force it to sway in a certain direction, be attentive to the outcome.

3.  Pick a non-negotiable.
Before considering your options, pick out one non-negotiable result.  This will help you eliminate the choices that will break your chosen rule.

4.  Narrow down your choices.
The more choices you have to pick from, the harder it will be to decide.  Use your non-negotiable factor and your pros/cons list to narrow down your list of choices to two.

5.  Don’t ask multiple people for advice.
Asking for advice would seem like a great idea, but advice overload is confusing.  Choose only one person that can relate to your experience to give you guidance.   I totally fail at this one.  Obsessing means asking anyone and everyone for their thoughts!

6.  Ignore bias parties.
People involved in the situation may try to sway you to make a decision in their favor.  Don’t allow anyone to bully you.  This includes anyone influenced by the biased party.

7.  Do what is best for you.
It’s nice to consider all the people that will be affected, but, always be your own priority.  People that really care about you will understand that it’s your life that you have to live.

8.  Consider the unexpected.
Sometimes a simple A and B decision, becomes an A, B, and C decision.  Don’t ignore a new and better opportunity simply because it wasn’t there before.

9.  Prepare for the consequences of your decision.
The majority of the time we know the outcome of the choices we make.  As mentioned in #1, realize it’s out of your control, accept them, and then move on.  Preparing yourself for the probable consequences may help you sleep at night.  Peep the "maybe".

10.  Politely tell all the involved parties your decision.
Always make sure that you act in a way that you can be proud of in the end.  Make sure you are cordial, direct, and apologize if you feel the need to do so.

How do you make a difficult decision?

Monday, April 13, 2015

List: Ten rules to live by on a first date.

During another fabulous lunch with my co-workers, I learned that a first date was planned.
She joined the website Plenty of Fish and quickly caught herself a potential keeper.
I spared her any of my stories from that site.  It was years ago and everyone’s experience is unique!

She told us all of the juicy details about this mystery man and shared a picture.
While she was confident that he had potential, she was worried that she might mess it up.
That’s when we started brainstorming all the rules for a great first date!
Luckily for all you ladies, I made some serious mental notes to share with you all today!  Enjoy.

A lady’s guide for conquering a first date.

1. Safety First.  Never let the person know where you live.  Meet them somewhere.  Send all of your date’s information to a few people that you trust.  Give them a time to call you by to make sure that you are still alive. Hopefully if you don’t answer, your people will call the po-po to come and find you!  Have a code word with your friends.  If I text my girl the word “peaches” she knows to come save my butt.

2. A Happy Makeup Medium.  Doll yourself up with makeup and a cute outfit, but don’t be one of those fools that over does it.  You want to look natural, not like a desperate chick trying to impress her wannabe Prince Charming.  Dress hot, not overdone.  Guys have a sense for when a girl’s trying too hard.  For the love of God, put that ball gown down!

3.  Clean Teeth.  Check your teeth before you go out, during your date, and after.  Don't do my famous routine of smiling into the blade of your knife.  I'll know what you’re doing, but your date might think you're wacked.  Excuse yourself and run into the little girls room just to make sure that your smile is little free of little green particles!  For a quick double check, casually take a peek at your reflection in your cell phone. 

4. Watch Your Mouth.  Looks are appealing, but the conversation reels that fish in Keep the potty mouth in the trash where it belongs.  Keep the gossip in your best friend’s vault.  And, avoid that valley girl talk while twirling your hair. We don’t want him thinking bimbo now do we?

5. Eye Contact.  Look him in the eyes.  No, not stare down creepy!  Keep casual eye contact throughout the date to show your interest and confidence.  Someone looking up tends to be day dreaming and someone looking down shows insecurities and nervousness.  A man will be able to read your body language.

6. Be Busy.  I’m not talking that fake busy where you list a millions things that you would like to do but don’t actually have time for.  I’m talking, be available but not too available.  Let your date know you have a life but you still have time for them. 

7. Ask Questions.  Girls tend to mostly talk about themselves.  Get to know your date and listen to them.  I’m famous for this.  I ask a lot of questions but my mind drifts off mid answer.  Focus!!!!  Don’t get too personal, but dig as deep as you can.  My dad, TheViking, likes to think of first dates as an interview.  In a way, he’s right!

8. Don’t Complain.  Keep your complaints about life to yourself until after the date when you call a family member to vent.  It’s a first date, not a psychologist appointment.  Try and keep the conversation focused on positive things.  I have a girlfriend who’s famous for complaining about everything!  And then she wonders why they don’t call back…

9. One Drink Minimum.  Please don’t come off as an alcoholic on your first date.  I know you’re nervous and you want to drink the butterflies away, but this never works!  Keep the one drink minimum rule.  Whiskey sour?  Yes, please!  You want to be able to keep your composure for your safety as well.  Remember, you don’t really know the guy and we don’t want you taken advantage of!

10. The Goodbye.  The date depends on your parting.  Keep the goodbye short and sweet If you are interested, make it known casually with a “see you soon”.  Give a hug or a quick kiss and be on your way.  Don’t be awkward.  The worst is when you do that weird square dance like shuffle where you don’t know if you should hug, kiss, shake hands, or hi five!

What are your tips for a great first date?
Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Tazo Tea

**Updated August 2020**

If you all remember my post regarding healthy life swaps, I vowed to make healthier changes.
And, they’ve been going ok.  I’ve mastered the squats and eating breakfast later!
One vow in particular involved drinking less coffee.
While I know that the coffee itself isn’t awful for you, the creamer really is.
I figured that at least half of my daily calorie consumption was thanks to International Delight!
I started out the goal hoping to drink more water, but I really just don’t like it.
That’s when I kept hearing the word “tea” and the light bulb lit.

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Madre gave me a container of Downtown Abbey tea, but it was just alright.
Then I bought green tea, but learned all that caffeine isn’t really a healthy swap.
That’s when a girlfriend of mine suggested Tazo tea bags.
During the first sip I swear that I heard the angels sing to me!

Why we  LOVE  Tazo tea products.

What are some of the perks to Tazo tea?

They come in many different flavors that so far have all been great.
None of them had that perfume taste nor were they overpowering with flavor.
Each box has a rating of 1-5 to demonstrate the caffeine level.
This is totally amazing, especially for someone making a conscious effort to be healthier.
Besides, when I need that extra kick of caffeine at 3pm, I’ll know which box to choose!

What are your favorite Tazo tea products?

For the early morning, I like a cup of Awake English Breakfast Black Tea.
For a late night cup to warm my bones, I like Calm Chamomile or Wild Sweet Orange.
My all time FAVORITE for taste alone is the Organic Peachy Green Tea.

What would make the ultimate gift for a tea lover?

The Tazo Tea Bags Sampler Gift Box is literally the ultimate gift for tea lovers.
It comes with 40 tea bags of 10 different varieties with By the Cup Honey Sticks.  & its <$25!
This package comes with 5 boxes, 100 tea bags, and 5 unique green tea flavors for a good price.

Now that you discovered Tazo tea, will you stop drinking coffee?

Let's not get crazy now.  I still enjoy a good cup of coffee, but have limited my intake.
Tazo tea helps with my coffee cravings, my calorie counts, and my high intake of caffeine.

I’d like to extend the Jax Seal of Approval to Tazo tea bags!
I mean, obviously I’m sort of obsessed at the moment.

Related - Check out this post to see all ten of my healthy swap challenges for a healthier lifestyle.

Have you or will you try any flavor of Tazo tea?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

List: Ten things you should never say to a woman.

We all have pet peeves and little things that annoy us to no end.
It’s totally ok because if you remember this post you already know that I’m full of them!
While they aren’t funny at that moment, afterwards they can make for a great laugh.

That being said, I’d like to point my finger at the male species and call them out.
Men, sometimes you say things that aren’t meant to infuriate us, but activate a bomb.
And, by activate a bomb I mean that you cause us to explode into a fury of unnecessary anger.

In an attempt to save women a sore throat and men a throbbing ear, here’s a danger list.
Please, for the love of God, take this list seriously and avoid using these phrases at all costs!

Ten things you should NEVER say to a woman.

1.  It must be THAT time of the month?
This is another way for a man to shift the blame from himself to your menstrual cycle.
How would he like it if we handed him a tampon every time HE got pissy?  Hmph!

2.  You’re just like you’re mother.
This line is supposed to scare us women into changing our words and actions.
Madre is an independent and smart woman that I’d be proud to take after!

3.  You’re crazy.
Men believe if they manipulate us into thinking we’re crazy, we’ll forget our sanity.
I am certainly NOT crazy.  The only thing making me crazy is you.  So leave.  Now.

4.  Whatever.
Somewhere along the line the male species learned how to use our own word against us.
Did you just whatever me???  Well, whatever yourself and, NO, I don’t take that back.

5.  That’s a woman’s job.
This is a man’s sexist excuse to ignore certain responsibilities and be lazy.
Oh really?  You just irked me right into a two month long “woman’s job” strike.

6.  That’s just how I am.
This is a lame excuse for a man to keep his obnoxious habits and mannerisms.
I like to live in a pink house filled with daisies and glitter.  You don’t like it?  Well, that’s just how I am!!!

7.  Your voice is annoying.
This is the rude way for a man to tell you to be quiet and give him time to cool off.
Seriously?  Then I just won’t talk ever again.  I’m sorry, I can’t answer THAT question with THIS voice.

8.  What do you want me to do about it?
This is another way for a man to say “I’m really not going to do ANYTHING about that”.
Please note that most of the time the only thing we want you to do about it is listen to us vent.

9.  I’m the man here.
Some men feel the need to state the obvious existence of their male bits to overpower women.
I am well aware of your gender.  What exactly is your point with that news worthy headline?

10.  Relax.
Unless the woman is really overreacting, this is one of the male species’ stall tactics.
Relax?  RELAX?  I’ll give you a real reason to tell me to relax!!!

What lines did you learn to avoid saying to women?
Monday, April 6, 2015

List: Ten unique & gender neutral gift ideas for a two year old.

**Updated August 2020**

In a few days, my baby girl will be turning two years old.  After thinking long and hard, we decided to throw her a pancake party at I Hop.  It's perfect for our budget and perfect for her age.  Besides, my baby girl loves her some pancakes! 

 Now that the venue and theme is picked out, it's time to start brainstorming the perfect gift.  I pulled all the circulars that I could find and asked her to point at the things she wanted.  The result was the ultimate birthday gift guide for a toddler.

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The ultimate gift guide for a toddler.

Both my son and my daughter have the best time playing with Little People from Fisher-Price.  They are the perfect size.  Small enough for them to handle yet large enough that you don't worry about choking.  & now you can even get Disney characters!
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We have lots of educational fun with this set.  My kids love playing with the letters and learning the different sounds they make.  Sometimes my hubby leaves a surprise message on the fridge for me, too!
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3.  Portable DVD Player w/ Holder for Car Seat
If you're anything like me, you don't even attempt plane rides with a toddler.  Instead, we go on long road trips with the kids and make fun stops along the way.  For families that do the same, a portable DVD player may be the ultimate gift for a toddler.  They can relax and watch their favorite cartoon.  When they're done, they'll be at a fun place a few hours away!
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4.  VTech KiddieBuzz Electronics Smart Phone 
With this fun "toy", you can connect with family and play games in a child friendly environment.  This is a great gift to give from a family member or friend that moves far away.
Can be bought here.

5.  A Subscription to Disney+
If we're being completely honest, I was able to cancel my cable plan thanks to Disney+.  This would be the ultimate gift for the toddler and for the parents!  Anything that the kiddies could ever want to watch could be found on this app.
Can be bought here.

6.  Crayola Bath Super Set
Bath time was always a struggle in this house.  Once I discovered this set, my kids actually wanted to take a bath.  It's a super cool set with bubble bath and "paint".  For even cooler gift, throw in these bath bombs from Crayola to turn the water different colors.
Can be bought here.

7.  A TeePee Tent
Everything is always much more fun in a tent.  That's a fact.  Look it up.  You'll win the day with this gift for endless hours of fun in this designated area just for your special toddler.
Can be bought here.

8.  Fisher-Price Digital Camera
My kiddies LOVE this toy.  They feel like a grown up snapping pictures and recording videos of special events.  It's even more exciting when they're able to download their works of art onto the computer.
Can be bought here.

9.  A Busload of Pigeon Books by Mo Willems
Every child I know can agree on the fact the Pigeon is super cool.  My 7 year old STILL reads these books like she did when she was two.  This collection of pigeon books are honestly a keepsake that can be passed on through generations.  Anyone else see Mo Willems going down in history like Dr. Seuss?  YES!
Can be bought here.

10. Aquarium Starter Kit
After you check with their parents, invest in this aquarium starter set so that the child can pick out their very own pet fish.  This kit comes with almost everything they need.  They have lots of fun with their new friend and learn something about responsibility.
Can be bought here.

What are your gift ideas for a toddler?