R & R

Today I stayed in the house and just rested, I cleaned a little bit, but for the most part I just rested. I feel so drained, physically and mentally. I have been very busy at work, and home has had its share of mayhem too. My husband took the kids out for a little bit to the market, and I took a hot shower and layed in my bed with a hot cup of tea and a "Real Simple" magazine. When I'm feeling dumpy I like to read things that have alot simplicity, It makes me feel balanced for a little while. The magazine does have, great organization tips and good looking recipes. All of which I never use, but it's good to read about(smile). It will probably take me about a week to read it , and by then I will have forgotten most of what I read anyway. I had hoped to hang some wood blinds today too I brought for the kitchen, but that never happened. Oh well maybe tomorrow. I'll have to see how I'm feeling when I wake up. I just might want to lay around all day again.


Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe!!!

Starbucks bill too high! Well check out a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte!!! Which is my all time fall fav!!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute - you can halve this amount
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)

In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.

Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.


Remember Me!

Remember when you were the life of the party! then you grow up and all you do is go to work, come home and tend your kids, your spouse, then you wake up and do it all over again day in, and day out and before you know it your whole life is a blur. My sister recently told me that I used to be fun, I just dont know where my knack has gone, I feel so consumed with things that make everyone else happy, that I have lost myself.


Growing Up!!

So yesterday I attended a local high school fair with princess. It seems like not long ago she was walking around asking for her pacifier. It was so much fun just walking through the fair and seeing all the kids so excited about their future. Princess wants to study art, she is actually pretty good. Her goal is to be a fashion stylist. I am so proud of her!!!