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I’m a Copy Cat

Is Spring Break over yet?

Just kidding! 😉 I am actually really enjoying my week but it has left me little time for much of anything else, like blogging. Reading or writing. The thing is, I promised myself I would try to be more “present” with my kids this week. Truly interact with them and give them large amounts of my attention.(Or should I say LARGER amounts) I still have to fit in my workouts, house cleaning and errands so blogging had to go on the back burner this week and that is A-OK!! I won’t lie though, I am kind of looking forward to school starting again on Monday and having a bit of a breather!!

Want to see some of what we have done this week?

Well, I would love to show you but my stupid phone will not upload my pics to Picasa for anything. It has been acting goofy for a week now and it is really starting to get on my nerves. I depend on my camera phone for easy pics while I am out and about but what is the point if I cannot share them? Grrrr!!!

Let’s just say that it has been a nice mix of visiting local places like the Fort Worth Log Cabins(educational and fun), play dates with friends along with park visits, while mixing it up with some fun playtime at home.

Play-doh is my enemy but my kids love it so I found a solution. Play outside with it until your little hearts are content and then it is easy breezy clean up for me.


Friday we will take a visit to the Forest Park Train in Fort Worth. This picture is obviously an older one but hey, I thought it would be fun to throw it in since I can’t show many from this week.


All of you single gals, enjoy your wild Spring Break days because in the not too distance future your life will probably look a lot like mine. And you will love it, too!! 🙂

You know what else there is to love?

This fan-freaking-tastic casserole that I made last night!!

I have been craving a cheeseburger something bad(thanks, Mother Nature!!) but I knew that giving in to a greasy burger would leave me feeling yucky so I found an awesome alternative.

Cheeseburger Casserole!!!


Again, I have to throw credit to Courtney for the idea!! My kitchen life would be quite boring if I weren’t always copy-catting her meals, lol!!

The original recipe is actually one from SkinnyTaste but I never knew about it until I saw Courtney’s post so that is why she gets the credit!

This casserole tasted so similar to a cheeseburger that it was crazy!!! My craving was certainly fulfilled.

The green things you see on top, that is pickle. Sounds weird, right? I promise, it tastes SOOOOO good!!!


The casserole serves 9 so you are able to eat a nice sized portion for under 300 calories. I like that!! Don’t you hate when you make something that tastes really good but the portion size is so small that you aren’t even close to full?


As far as clean eating, yeahhhhh I wouldn’t say this really qualifies. It certainly is not unhealthy but I don’t think cheese falls into the clean eating category. Unless someone wants to argue with me that it does. I promise, I will let you be the winner in that one ;-)!!


Just call me the queen of copy cats today because my workout was also borrowed!!

Thanks, Presley!!

It was a great workout and I felt the burn for sure!! Especially since the warmup and cool downs are done on a giant hill. Let’s just say that between leg day yesterday and the Tabata workout from today, sitting down on the toilet might be pretty hard tomorrow. I love it, though. I am ready to start seeing some physical changes to my body and I know workouts like this will make it happen. Short and sweet but most of all: EFFECTIVE!!!!


How do your spend your Spring Break? Laid back, vacation or lots of parties?

What is your favorite healthy food that satisfies the craving for something”bad”?

Do you like Tabata and HIIT style workouts or do you prefer steady state cardio? I like a little bit of both!



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Celebrity Crushes

We made it to Friday, folks!!! Yea!!! That of course means, I get to sleep in tomorrow. I can’t wait!!

Have any of you had the chance to watch the new “Bethenny Frankel Show?” I DVR it and watch it every night after my kids hit the sack. I love my alone time with Bethenny! I have stated before that I have a total girl crush on her. I just love everything about her, from her books, like “Naturally Thin” to her “tell it like it is” personality!

Okay…back to her show! Yesterday she had Justin Beiber on and  we know most girls between the ages of 5-14 have a massive crush on him. My daughter most definitely think she has a chance of busting up him and Selana Gomez. After all, she IS gonna marry him someday, lol!!

Anyway, this got me to thinking about my own childhood celebrity crushes. I remember buying magazines like “Bop” and “Tiger Beat” and pouring over them for HOURS daydreaming about how one day I would  be the girlfriend to…are you ready for it….COREY HAIM!! I was OBSESSED! I had posters of him plastered on my wall and I would watch “License to Drive” over and over again. It  makes me sad now to see how his life ended so tragically. I will always remember him as a cute and innocent 15 year old boy.

Corey Haim
Corey Haim Pictures

Eventually I moved one to others. This one being NKOTB and Donnie Wahlberg. I still remember sitting in my room crying like it was the end of the world because my mom told me that I couldn’t go to their concert. I seriously thought I would die of a broken heart. Because of course, if I went to the concert, he was going to see ME through the thousands of other girls and we would fall madly in love. Heehee!! I get such a laugh out of it now(and a bit embarrassed about how dramatic I was) but when I was living it, the heartache felt so real!

Thankfully as we grow up, we fall in love with people who are actually attainable and our crushes become just that….crushes…um, Hello Adam Levine ;-)!! And Leonardo DiCaprio. I can’t forget Enrique Iglesias!! Ha…can you tell I still crush a bit. It ‘s fun and takes me back to my younger years 🙂

No crush can compare to true love 🙂


Workout of the Day

I did my second At Home Cross Fit workout today! Again, this one was pretty easy so I felt the need to add to it a bit.

WOD # 2: Tabatas: 8 rounds of each exercise. 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. You complete 8 sets of each exercise before moving on to the next. The original workout looked like this:


Sit-Ups(I did them on a ball)

Squats( I used 10 pound weights today)

I added two additional exercises:

Bench Step Ups(no weight)

Jump Rope

My arms were on fire after the push-ups and yes, I dropped to my knees by about the 3rd set. I obviously need to work on my upper body strength!

I didn’t feel like hopping on the elliptical today so that is why I added the last two exercises. I wanted to feel like I worked up a good sweat and that did it for me!

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?

Who is your adult celebrity crush?


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