Sunday, November 30, 2014

Window Treatment Before and After Part One

So, I had a good long debate over the 2" faux wood blinds and the bamboo roman shade. In the end we went with.....BOTH! 

Haha. I'm terrible at making decisions. WE did the blinds just in the kids room to try them out.

Here are the results:
Kids Room Before. Our house is still dark!!!

And a BEFORE with the flash, so you can see what it really looks like.

AFTER! Love them! Obviously we leave this open during the day, but at night it really make the room much brighter!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Easy Bacon Cheese Breakfast Croissants

We made up a new recipe from a bunch of stuff we already had in the fridge, It's pretty easy and really good! Next time we might try them with scrambled eggs too. 

Recipe:
1 can crescent rolls
1/3 block cream cheese
4-5T bacon bits (or cook some up bacon and crumble it)
1 C shreded cheese
salt/ pepper to taste

Assemble all ingredients
Roll into crescents
Bake at 375 for 10-12 min,

Roll out crescents, top with cream cheese and bacon bits.

Top with shreded cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Roll up and bake at 475 for 10-12 min.

Served with a side of fresh papaya.




Breakfast Al Fresco


Your baby will want to try them too :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Our beautiful backyard

Some snaps from last Friday. It's amazing what coming home to two happy kids and the great outdoors can do to renew your soul after a long work week. 

In other news, I did some meal prepping for this week as an attempt to eat better (post to follow) but the real benefit of this is that every morning I wake up and there's one less tupperware container in the fridge, which means we're one day closer to the weekend!!! It's no secret that I love countdowns, and this is just one more of them. I can't wait to make our first Christmas chain with Sophia this year...and advent calendar, and advent wreath, and anything else :)

Izzy photobomb

He loves grabbing cat fur and biting her tail...She doesn't seem to mind...weird, right?!?!?



Michael grabbed a flower, bit it, hated it, spit it out. Don't worry, i googled a list of toxic tropical  plants and made sure none of them were in our yard. 



Sophia's infamous "apple food"

Penny and Chongo hanging out, enjoying the Sophia show.



Our little dirtball :)



Only two more workdays left,Woooo! Hope everyone is having a great week!!!

Aloha, 
Jill














Sunday, November 16, 2014

Avocado Pasta

We finally got around to trying this Pinterest "recipe". it was one of those picture things with no real explanation, so this is how ours went:

2.5 avocados, salt, pepper, 2 garlic cloves and a huge handful of basil into the food processor.

That's basically it. Pule until smooth. Ours was REALLY thick, so I added several ladles of Pasta water until it was more saucey, less paste-y. 

We added fresh tomato chunks and some freshly shredded cheese.

El fin.

Sophia ate hers from her new bowl which Auntie Maricel made for her.


Verdict: it was good, but I wouldn't make it often. I'm sure it has a million calories because it's made from avocados...but our tree is full, so I was looking for new recipes. Daniel said it tasted like Kumu pesto. I kinda agree. It was good, and basically free since the avocados and basil both came from our garden. It was also super easy to make.

And this man tried a lil bit, but much preferred just plain smashed up avocados. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Walk to See the Mules

Some old pictures I just took off the camera, but I WISH this was what we were doing today...









Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lately

Just a picture post of beautiful things in honor of an early wordless Wednesday.


Bananna Mac Nut Pancakes; it's like a 5 star hotel around here ;)



<3

glads

<3 

This kid <3

Beezles

I'm pretty in love with our yard

My Zinnas

Strawberry Guava

Basil

Popsicles!

Baby loves green beans!

This seriously melts my heart!!!

weevils in my new box of cornmeal :(

These two!

I got a new cheese grater for my b-day!

Tortilla Soup

This kid plays hard! Look at all that dirt!


The best way to end a crappy work day...week...month...

going, going

gone.