Saturday, November 29, 2014

Chocolate chip scones

I'm taking a break from the whole30, with Thanksgiving and all! Lol so this morning I got up and decided to make my kids some yummy scones! Looked at a few recipes on Pinterest... Saw a lot that needed heavy cream or butter milk (I had neither) I found one that used Bisquick I tweaked it a little my way and came up with these! 


2 cups Bisquick
1 egg
1/2 Cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

How to: 
Preheat oven to 425°
In a mixer put in your Bisquick, egg, milk, vanilla, sugar, and chocolate chips. Turn on to low speed, I added a splash more milk as it was too crumbly... As dove formed I laid out some flower on the counter and dumped the dough. I rolled it a little on the flower so that I could touch it without sticking to it, flattened it out to about an inch thick in a circle and then cut like a pizza. Put on cookie sheet and into the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes... So good! The kids absolutely loved them! 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Almost 2 weeks!

Tomorrow makes two weeks of the whole 30! It's been a little harder feeding the family and not being able to have what they are having all the time... But the other day when they had chicken and rice I just pulled some chicken to the side and grilled up a zucchini  instead! Last night when we had friends over I made stew and just didn't add the corn, and stayed clear of the cornbread! Tonight we had these amazing shish kebabs!!!!

Chicken, cherry tomatoes, onion, zucchini and red bell pepper... Yum!!!

I was going to put them on the barbecue but the propane went out so they had to go in the oven... They were still delicious! 

And the best part of it all is I am down 6 pounds! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whole30 days 2 & 3

I'm loving this way of eating! It's simple and filling, I've cut out most of my snacking! 

Day 2 

Breakfast- I had zeal and a banana 

Lunch- I had my amazing salad with a salmon fillet 

Dinner- taco salad with hamburger and guacamole

I did snack on some nuts after workout 

Day 3

I woke up with a migraine (haven't had one of those in almost 2 years!) 

Breakfast- I made some scrabbled eggs with leftover hamburger and  guacamole

Lunch- I had roasted sweet potatoes with cinnamon and a chicken breast 

Dinner- I made my salad again with the salmon fillet 

My snack today was an apple with almond butter... Yum! 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Whole30 challenge

It's that day!!!! The dreaded Monday!!! This week will go by super fast though because Halloween is on Friday!!!

I am starting the whole30 Challenge today, and super excited about it! 

I'll probably be posting a lot of pictures just so I can remember what I did and when...

Of course I started with my zeal this morning! 

I had an Apple post workout (Half stadium stairs and half body pump) 

For lunch I had this yummy salad! Salmon fillet and power greens with a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil

Dinner was so yummy! Grilled chicken,grilled zucchini and yellow squash and  cumber and tomato salad! 

For snacks I had a banana and a seed and nut trail mix. I would say that today has been a pretty successful day!  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Menu plan Monday 10/13/14

We are off today so I hit the gym ran to the grocery store and got to do some cleaning! It's starting to get cooler so now I can make more crockpot meals... This is what we are having this week...

Monday- grilled chicken, twice baked potatoes and steamed asparagus
Tuesday- chicken quesadillas
Wednesday- breakfast for dinner
Thursday- sloppy Joe's, and french fries
Friday- girls night out
Saturday- homemade chicken strips, French fries and gravy
Sunday- beans and cornbread

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Recommitted and it feels so good....

Hi yall, I again have been slacking... Not just on my blog on everything here lately! Since we have gotten back from Jamaica I have yet to get back on track with nutrition and exercise. as of tomorrow I am starting over, AGAIN!!!! You'll probably see a lot of posts about working out and eating... Lol 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This week's menu

Happy Labor Day! We are enjoying the extra time off of school...

Monday- barbecue with the neighbors
Tuesday- spaghetti and French bread
Wednesday- (Awanas start) leftovers
Thursday- teriyaki chicken and rice
Friday- Pizza Bubble (recipe coming soon)
Saturday- steak and potatoes
Sunday- beans and cornbread

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Missing, but back home...

Our Charlie bug got out last Sunday (total indoor cat) because our kids and nephews kept going in and out... 
These are the pictures I posted on his signs

I walked the neighborhood, went to the pound, registered him on help me get home, and posted signs everywhere...

Early Friday morning we had a thunderstorm that woke me up and of course I went to look in the backyard to see if Charlie was back, again in the front yard and went back to sleep... When it was time to get up at 5:30 AM I went and checked the back door, the front door, and opened up the garage door. Our Charlie was back!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to school

We started back to school which means back to work for me and back to routines... Our girl started 4th grade and the boy started kindergarten...

Kinder boy

4th grade girlie 

My babies


I was doing so good and even posted after our Jamaica trip.... But then my mom was here and school started... Anyhow, here are a few pictures of what we've been doing and what's been going on... 

Mom came to visit, she and my stepdad only stayed 6 days.... She brought us lots of Seahawks gear and we got to to school shopping! 

I stole her cute hoodie... She wouldn't let me keep it tho! Lol

All of us in our Seahawks goodies! 

I think we wore them out! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Menu plan Monday

It's back to the ol grind... It's in service week... Sad our summer is almost over :(
This us our plan this week before my mom visits next week, I can't wait! 

Monday- chicken and rice
Tuesday- tacos, beans and rice 
Wednesday- speghetti 
Thursday- leftovers 
Friday- sweet and sour chicken 
Saturday- fish night
Sunday- meatloaf and mashed potatoes 

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Back from Jamaica!

Sorry for my absenteeism... I just spent a week in Jamaica! My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary and renewed our vows! Here are a few pictures... Yes I'm kind of bragging! Lol

Monday, July 28, 2014

Menu plan Monday

It's VBS this week!  So from 6 PM to 9 PM I will be kid-less.... The church feeds them dinner so it might be kind of fast meals this week for me and the hubs! We are also getting ready to leave for our 10 year anniversary and Vow renewal in Jamaica.... We leave on Saturday for Dallas-Fort Worth!

Sunday- chicken broccoli casserole
Monday- leftovers
Tuesday- stuffed bell peppers
Wednesday- zucchini pizza
Thursday- cheesy bacon chicken
Friday- steaks and veggies
Saturday- in Dallas/ out to eat!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Breakfast scramble

OMG, I made the best breakfast thus morning, turkey breakfast scramble...

1 jenny o  frozen turkey burger
2 eggs
Mozzarella cheese
I Added a little bit of hot sauce

It was so good!!!

Low-carb chicken broccoli casserole

I think I am on a roll today.... I was looking for low-carb recipes on Pinterest, and after looking at many recipes I couldn't find one that I absolutely loved, so I kind of just mixed up my own thing! 

I cut/cubed up 2 chicken breast and tossed them in a skillet with alittle bit of Olive oil and grilled until almost cooked. Added garlic, and a chicken bullion cube. I added in half (4oz) cream cheese. And 1/2 cup of milk (almond milk). I mixed that all together and added in frozen broccoli, transferred all of that into a greased casserole dish. Cover and put in the oven (375) for about 30 minutes. Finally uncover, and cover with shredded mozzarella cheese, leave uncovered until cheese is bubbly and brown... So yummy! 


2 chicken breast
Olive oil 
Garlic to taste
1 chicken bullion cube
1/2 block (4oz) cream cheese 
1/2 cup milk (almond milk) 
Frozen broccoli (small bag) 
Mozzarella cheese (to top)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super late meal plan....

Oh my gosh! I left the week get away from me and just forgot to post my Monday meal plan.... And come to think of it I'm not even sure I remember what we have done a week! Lol

Monday- season chicken, sweet orange peppers
Tuesday- tacos
Wednesday- tuna boats
Thursday- pork chops,  broccoli salad
Friday- parents night out!
Saturday- ribs, salad
Sunday- grilled fish

Keep in mind I am low carbing until we go to Jamaica in 10 days!!!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shrimp scampi

Hi! Just wanted to share... Because I'm low carbing (Atkins) and love shrimp. 

I saw a pin on Pinterest, I didn't follow it exactly (didn't really measure anything)  but it turned out so good!!! 

This is what I did... Put a little bit of oil in your pan, get it hot and add shrimp.
Move shrimp around until shrimp turn pink, remove from heat and put in a bowl. 
In the same pan add about a half cup of butter, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and 1 teaspoon of parsley, cut and squeeze 1 half of a lemon, let simmer (but do not let the  garlic turn brown) add back in the shrimp and let sit in the butter for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!!! 


1 pound of shrimp (peeled and de-vained)
Olive oil
2 tablespoon of garlic
1 teaspoon of parsley
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
1/2 lemon (squeezed)
1/2 cup of butter 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Late-night Monday meal plan!

Don't count me out just yet! It's been a busy weekend.... Check out what we are having this week for dinner, it's hubby's birthday, (I'm low carbing) and going to make ice cream in a bag!  I'll be sure to post when we do! 

Sunday- mesquite chicken, asparagus
Monday- steaks on the grill, jalapeƱo popper and cucumber salad
Tuesday- meatloaf, mashed potatos and corn
Wednesday- husbands birthday! Fajita bar
Thursday- BBQ chicken sandwiches 
Friday- leftover! ( find something good)
Saturday- fish and fries

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer camp!

First time in church camp, she was a little nervous to go because she's never been away from home for more then a sleepover! 

After a week at camp, she sure was tired and her kitty sure did miss her! 

Updates, updates and a few more updates

Since I last posted (sometime in May)  we have been kinda busy... Between camps and schoolwork at home, sick kids, Father's Day, tornadoes and everyday life... 

Just because we are out of school does not mean they don't have work to do!

Fun times fishing!

Little man lost his first tooth!

We had a great Father's Day! 

A small tornado! (everyone is fine) just lost the fence...

Had a sick kiddo... 

Fun times! 

Menu plan Monday

Wow, it has been a long time... Again!!!!! I am really wanting to revamp my blog... But in true Christi fashion, I always start with menus, y'all have to know what we are eating for supper... although this week is going to be kind of short because of our family reunion...

Monday- chicken quesadillas
Tuesday- sausage and potatoes
Wednesday- hamburgers and fries
Thursday- southwest chicken and rice
Friday- leaving for reunion (out to eat)
Saturday- barbecue with family
Sunday- headed home (something quick)

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Menu plan Monday!

Monday- leftovers
Tuesday- nachos
Wednesday- soup and sandwich
Thursday-  chipotle chicken
Friday- parents night out! 
Saturday- hamburgers
Sunday- teriyaki chicken

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Menu plan Monday {3.24.14}

It's MONDAY! I'm really not that excited about it but oh well, it's here. I hope everyone had a good weekend and got some rest (not us) we went camping and I feel like I need at least a day or 2 to rest! LOL {thankful for my ZEAL today!}
Anyhow, we have a kinda crazy week this week so.... this is what we are planning!

Monday- Chicken salad
Tuesday- nachos
Wedneday- Awana's
Thursday- chicken speghetti
Friday- Parents night out!
Saturday- Grilling with friends {chicken and veggies}
Sunday- meatloaf and mashed potatoes

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday {3.17.14}

Happy St Pattys day! Well Spring break is over :( I guess it's back to the grind... this is what we are doing this week!

Monday- Leftovers
Tuesday- ZEAL party!
Wednesday- Grilled cheese
Thursday- Goulash
Friday- Camping
Saturday- Camping
Sunday- Chicken and dumplins

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday! {3.5.14}

It's weigh in wednesday and I have to say that I'm pretty excited about it! I am now a  ZEAL distributor and am loving the products and the company! in the {almost} 2 weeks I've been taking ZEAL I have lost 8 pounds... I have been stuck since I finish insanity! I'm still working out and eating good but now the work I'm doing is actually showing!
 I'm SO excited and would love to share this with you! So without doubt todays highlight is ZEAL!
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RESTORES your body’s energy with powerful antioxidants and amino acids. The blend of nutrients in Zeal Wellness is packed with antioxidants, amino acids and a special mixture of herbs specifically designed to induce your body’s own natural antioxidant enzymes (including a special super oxide dismutase blend) to restore your cells to a youthful state.
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Monday, March 3, 2014

Menu Plan Monday {3.3.14}

WOO HOO! I'm on track today! Little suprising because I was up half the night with the boy throwing up again! YUCK! I didn't get to some meals last week, so I'll try them this week!

Sunday- Chili
Monday- Leftovers
Tuesday- fish night
Wednesday- Sandwich night
Thursday- Chicken and Rice
Friday- Date night with Eli
Saturday- Meatloaf, Mashed potatos

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday {2/26/14}

Ok, so I'm a day late but for good reason... My Eli was sick :( he had it coming out both ends...TMI sorry! Anyhow, back to the weigh in... As many of you know I do advocare and have for 2 years now... A friend recently introduced me to this thing called ZEAL and I was like 'no thanks, I do advocare' she said that I really needed to try it and told me that she has lost I took the sample thinking maybe she'll just leave me alone now... put it on my fridge and started checking ZEAL out {you know research... I'm not putting anything in my body that I don't know about} fast forward a week and she asks me to come over on Friday {2/21/14}... I had just left the gym and went over, she had the protein shake waiting for me. OH EM GEE!!! It was so good, it's made by Bluebell {as in the ice cream co.} She started telling me about the company and how it all works... I went home and talked to my husband, who was not wanting to leave advocare in the slightest. SO, in a weeks time {almost} just drinking the Wellness and a few protein shakes, I've lost almost 7 lbs!!! This after I've been STUCK for weeks {4 months really} So I decided to be a consultant! you can check out my website and see what I'm talking about HERE!
Now on to something YUMMY! I tried Hummus for the 1st time this week and love it! I know it's not new but it's new to me!


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Monday, February 24, 2014


Changes are soon to be coming... and because y'all are always so interested in my posts your gonna the inside scoop! I am strongly considering switching from Advocare to Zeal... I'm super excited and alittle bit nervous about it! I'd love to get your feed back, what do y'all think?


Menu Plan Monday {2/24/14}

I'm running behind, but this is what I have planned! We are supposed to be getting some colder weather sometime this week, so I might need to move some meals! Hope everyone has a fantastic week!

Tuesday- Taco soup
Wednesday- Sandwich night
Thursday- Chicken and rice
Friday- Parents night out!
Saturday- Chicken strips
Sunday- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Menu plan Monday {2/17/14}

We had a crazy weekend with Valentines, and then BBQs and my mother in laws birthday.... Yesterday it didn't let up either! So here I am today putting in our plans!

Monday- Goulash {my way}
Tuesday- Southwest chicken lettice wraps, with guacamole
Wednesday- Awana's {leftovers}
Thursday- Sloppy Joes and fries
Friday- Grilled Chicken, zucchini
Saturday-Dinner with the In laws
Sunday- loaded baked potato and chicken casserole

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Weight in Wednesday {2/12/14}

Good morning! Welcome to weigh in Wednesday! I have made it back on track after a bad eating weekend! I restarted on Monday and am back on my ADVOCARE eating schedule and taking my CATALYST before my workouts! Yesterday i started P90X {not my favorite} and I'm a little sore today!

Onto the fun pinterest stuff! {follow me here} and this one I just love... I think everyone can relate to this...

here's the pin! Head on over to Kansas City Mamas to find out how to create inexpensive healthy meals!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Menu Plan Monday {2/10/14}

Happy Monday! BLAH! It's going to be one of those weeks! This is what we are doing for supper!

Monday- Left overs
Tuesday- Potato soup, and bread
Wednesday- Awana's {sandwiches}
Thursday- southwest Chicken and Rice
Friday- Happy Valentines day {out to dinner}
Saturday- Hamburgers, potato salad
Sunday- Ribs, beans and corn

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