Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our anniversary is tomorrow. We have nothing special planned. No babysitter. Notta. Kinda sucks. I guess thats what happens when we have no friends or family around. 

My grandma is visiting from Illinois and staying down at dads an hour away. I don't even want to drive down there because I'm a little irritated with the situation. 

So this is going to be a pretty boring weekend. Its a little chilly and windy out today so probably won't be taking a bike ride. I have nothing else to do today besides clean. 

Well happy 1st anniversary to us I guess.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday [May 17th]

I can't believe Monday is already gone. And as far as meal planning I put it off until last night and I still haven't completely figured out lunches yet either.

Still on the health kick and wanted easy, yummy meals that I didn't have to put too much thought into. 

So for this week I just looked around on Tasty Kitchen for recipes and saved them in my box. I also added a couple of my own recipes as well! 

Breakfast: Multi grain cheerios w/banana
Lunch: Ham sandwich and string cheese
Dinner: Salmon, brown rice and green beans

Lunch: HG Tuna Salad
Dinner: Korean Tacos

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito
Lunch: Don't know yet

Lunch: Don't know yet
Dinner: Homemade pizza (dont know what toppings yet)

Lunch: Don't know yet

Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: cook on the grill or leftovers

Breakfast: Haven't decided but maybe pancakes or waffles
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: leftovers


Friday, May 14, 2010

Five Question Friday [May 14]

Its friday yay!! Its been one busy week for me. I'm loving my new weight-loss program..well I wouldn't call it a program just calculating calories and exercising, its great! Now I just need to work up to longer and more intense workouts. Next week is the start of my photography class and I'm going to start going to the gym then as well! Blogging is now my 5th priority...Wesley, photo class, exercising, and counting calories comes first! So I'll try to update as much as I can when I get time. Hopefully I can get all my workouts and projects done during the day and leave blogging to night time.

1. Take your night, girls night out, or night out alone?
Definitely a girls night! Not that I don't love my husband but I hardly ever get to go out with girls and I really miss it and want to. 

2. Can you touch your nose with your tongue?

3. What is your favorite flower and why?
Tulips. Tulip time in Iowa is the best! They are just gorgeous flowers.

4. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself?

5. If you won the lottery, what is the very first thing you would do?
Pay off debt!!! and then buy a house...and then a personal trainer.

Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday Tag Along [May 10th]

Tuesday Tag-Along

Today my little man is 14mo! Really? Already?
Another wonderful week has come and gone. 

And boy am I tired.

If I plan to get up in the morning to take a nice long walk with Wesley then I better get some rest.

I look forward to meeting you! 
Just leave me a comment and I'll surely follow you back.

Enjoy my blog!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meal Plan Monday - Heathly Eating [May 10]

I spent a lot of time working on my menu this week. Probably longer than I wanted to but it was well worth it. 
Since today was my official start date for my weight-loss journey I wanted to make the meals extra healthy.
I even planned out my breakfast and lunch meals as well.

Breakfast: HG Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Lunch: OL BLT Salad 
Dinner: FF Strawberry Orange Pasta Salad, corn on the cob

Breakfast: OL Breakfast Smoothie
Lunch: HG Chinese Salad
Dinner: OL Minestrone Soup

Breakfast: Bowl of frosted mini wheats cereal, 1 slice of whole wheat toast
Dinner: HG Goo-lash, green beans, caesar salad

Breakfast: FF Breakfast Burrito
Lunch: HG Spicy Taco Tuna Salad
Dinner: FF Homemade Pizza (Veggie)

Breakfast: HG Berry Smoothie
Lunch: HG Chick'n Salad
Dinner: HG Tomato Basil Chicken, baked potato, brown rice

Breakfast: HG Taco Scramble
Lunch: Left overs
Dinner: HG lo mein

Breakfast: FF French Toast
Lunch: Left overs
Dinner: Left overs

HG hungry girl cookbook
OL online recipe
FF family favorite
OC other cookbooks

Interested in calorie info or weight watchers points info??
Or want one of the hungry girl recipes from the book??

Then head on over to my weight-loss blog!!! 
Each day I will post my food log and that days worth of recipes, calories and weight watchers points!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The weekends sure do fly by....

Mother's Day wasn't bad. I did absolutely nothing kept myself super busy! I slept in until 1030a maybe. I love sleeping in. But unfortunately I didn't really sleep in because Wesley wanted to wake me up and I'm definitely not a deep sleeper anymore. 

We were originally going to go out to brunch because I've really wanted eggs benedict! But that didn't happen. So I asked kyle if he wanted to make eggs benedict with me. He wanted to bbq. I wanted eggs benedict and it was my day so I told him he could bbq for dinner. We never ended up making eggs benedict. He went to bed (at 1p) after doing dishes and I just worked on my menu for the week.

*note to self - start menu planning fri night and decide what I want for the week. Sat figure out coupons, and ww points amount. Sunday after breakfast grocery shop.*

I ended up making eggs benedict for dinner. Wesley really liked it and this was my first time making it and it was wonderful!!!

If you've never made eggs benedict or if you've always wantef to, check out the super simple recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Click the photo for the full recipe

Tomorrow starts my journey to weight loss. 
I will be posting all of my progress, recipes, food log, exercise I did, weigh ins, etc over at the blog so go check it out please and follow along

Plus starting May 15th myself and 4 other ladies are taking part of a weight loss challenge for a chance to win $10,000! Check out the blog for more info on the contest.

Well thats all the news for today!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day!

And sorry for not posting the Swingin' to the sound Sunday post. I'm exhausted this week but will have it posted next Sunday!

Happy Mothers Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mommys in the world!!

We plan on going out to brunch...and I'm probably just going to grocery shop for next weeks meals, and clean since the hubs works nights and will probably be going to bed after brunch. But I want eggs benedict! Mmm... 

I'm still in the middle of deciding what I want to make this week because Monday is the day I start my diet lifestyle change. 
One thing that is going to help me is this new awesome cookbook I just got in the mail a few days ago.

Now I'm not always going to have every single ingredient they mention, but I'll sure try because it makes it super easy for me to not have to look up every single ingredient for recipes and figure that out. 

Oh and stay tuned!!! I'm going to have an awesome giveaway coming up VERY SOON!!!

And I've also recently become obsessed with BIG LOVE. 
Ever since my religion class, and having to write a 10 page paper on polygamy, I've been hooked. If you haven't even seen the show it really is dramatic. And utah is gorgeous too!! 
If you've seen the show tell me what you think about it?!

Time to get some sleep.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Five Question Friday [May 7]


1. What is your worst memory of your siblings?
To be honest..I don't have any. I never lived with my sister (only for visits) and I lived with my brother from age newborn-3 and then ages 6-9 and he was a pretty awesome kid then and is now...besides being kind of a goof sometimes.

2. What was YOUR naughtiest childhood memory? (Must be something YOU did, no pawning it off on someone else!)
Naughty...hmmm. I should ask my parents this one. I can only think of the times I got into trouble (which was A LOT) and lets say that they aren't anything I'm proud of and I'd rather not say LOL. I was the rebel of the family definitely. I loved boys. And I loved my friends. And I hated being around my parents..

3. Where do you like to go to relax?
I relax in front of the computer blogging. Literally..No screaming child and I can get everything out of my head that I'm thinking about.
Other than the computer, our cozy king bed is heaven. 
Now we need a jetted tub and I'll be all set!

4. What was the last thing you won?
Hmmmmmmmmm.....Oh yes..My senior year in high school (7 years ago) I won a free haircut/hi-light, and a $500 scholarship for books for the University.
You want to know whats crap?? I decided to wait and not use them right away (no expiration) and I can't use them!!! BS I say. I tried to use them in 2007 (4 years later) and the company who awarded the 500 scholarship said it was too late. Isn't there something I can do because they don't expire???? Cuz I sure want to get a haircut/hi-light and get money for college books.
Tips please???

5. If you could be on a game show, which would you choose?
I'm not sure if this counts as a "game show" but BIGGEST LOSER no question. Technically its a reality show, but they are winning for 250k so YA i'd say its a game!!
Which BTW I am going to participate in a contest & try to lose 100lbs so if anyone wants to follow along my journey here is the blog

Molars are no fun

UGHHHHHHHHH have you ever typed up an entire post for it not to publish and blogger didn't save it!!!! Well it just happened.

Damn f**king blogger.

Wesley now has 11 molars @ 13 months. Crazy. And his molars have taken a toll on him big time. So today we took a little trip to Saratoga (about 90 miles) and he literally screamed bloody murder the entire time. Nothing helped...

So we get there and low and behold its a poopy diaper. We change the poops, give him a snack and drink and figure were good to go. And while we were there we saw the ducks (wesleys favorite animal).

The car ride home was a disaster. Normally he naps from about 1-3 or 4 but since we were out of town I thought he would sleep there and then back. WRONG. He slept 20 min there. And 0 minutes back. He screamed and cried the entire time. So I climbed in the back seat (and no I wasn't driving :P) and tried to rub his head, give him more of a snack and drink and keep his binky in, play with his learning book...NOTTA. I knew he was exhausted. And during one of his crying spells I noticed the 3rd molar that had come in on the bottom.

Well there is the problem. I knew the molars were painful. Poor kiddo.

So we get home just after 5p..Laid him down for a short nap (I figured he would sleep about an hour or so, then get up for dinner )...WRONG AGAIN. He is still sleeping...So many times I just wanted to go in there, and wake him to eat. I feel so bad but I don't want to wake him because that would just be a disaster ever more..
I would have given him teething tablets in the car to help or some medicine for the headache I'm sure he had...but I had nothing...PLUS all the medicine is recalled so I have to return it.

Sometimes there isn't anything I can do...and yes many times I just wanted to get out of the car and walk the 90 miles back home so I wouldn't have to listen to it....but I'm so glad hes in bed now so I can relax.

But I better set my alarm for 7am because I can guarantee he will be up STARVING.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday Follow [May 7]

I've been a little slow getting posts up.....because its hard to manage 5 blogs!

Friday Follow

Sponsored By:

Adventures of a Wanna-Be Supah Mommy

I have so much going on this weekend! I'm in the middle of trying to open up my ETSY STORE which I'm TOTALLY stoked about.

I'm a photographer. (in the making) And I'll be selling my one of a kind art prints. Woooot!
Plus I'm a painter.

So I'll be selling custom painted wooden letters, and door signs, lightswitch covers and more!


I am a graphic designer too! Self taught mostly but I have taken a ton of classes at the University! and I'll be selling custom designed invitations, name/wall art, logo design, and more!!

SOOO I'm trying to get organized and get things together to get the store open!!!

If you want to see some of my work check out my photography + design blog OR my portfolio, which is also in the works as well.

I have lots of other stuff on my blog too. So look around and I look forward to meeting you!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday Tag Along [May 4th]

If I don't already participate in a million things, here another one. I'm sooooooo trying to increase the readers on my blog. Because I have lots of things I want to do in the near future and I love to help people out if they need it so please help me.

Tuesday Tag-Along

So I have lots of blogs for you to follow.
Well ok this one and 3 others.

Happy Tuesday. 
And please leave me a comment and I'll be happy to follow you back!

Menu Plan Monday [May 3rd]

Pretty simple menu this week. The new things I'm trying are 2 recipes I found from mr. linky, which are the southwest rollups and strawberry orange pasta salad. And since I didn't make the quiche last week I put it back on the menu.


Sorry the photo is so small. [Will fix it for next week]
Click the image to view larger.
*Recipes below*

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Swingin' to the sound Sunday - Elle & Tito

Welcome to week 2 of Swingin to the sound Sunday!!

Sorry I'm a little late posting. My dad came up to visit and we had lunch and watched a movie.

Have any of you seen the show married on myspace?? Well if not check it out here. They are in the second season now, but last year the first season this adorable couple won and they were also musicians. I LOVE this song. You can really feel the emotion, love, frustrations all when they sing. Everytime I listen to this song it gives me chills. Its so amazing.

Here is the video to one of the songs I really love. The quality isn't the best because its just a home video but go to their page and listen to the recorded version.

Check out the rest of their music on the myspace music page. CLICK HERE.

Now its your turn!! 

  • Link up a song, lyrics, video anything that stands out to you this week!
  • Please please please link to your post url and not your blog to make it easier to find.
  • Grab the button (just save it and re-upload it or copy image location) and add it to your blog post or link back to The Holbert Household please!
  • And this is a blog hop so don't forget to add the url to your page so others can add their music too!!!

The linky will be open all week!!
Can't wait to see all the great music.

And each following week I will post some of my favorite finds!!

**If the linky does not appear please let me know. I've been having a lot of issues with it lately**

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wanna see a J-Lo booty??

Wesley has a j-lo booty! LOL. 

Want to see?? Hop on over to the All about Wesley blog. 

J-Lo booty

Wesley has been walking for almost 3 months now. Crazy how time flies and how I need to start video taping more and taking more photos (because I just don't do as much as I want). The weather has been on and off these last couple weeks. Hardly any nice weather, but mostly rain, snow, hail, sleet, and WIND. I've missed going outside....Anyways back to my point. Ever since Wesley started walking he NEVER used a walker. And then all of a sudden a couple days ago he just started pushing it around. It was so funny to see. He always wanted to play with the things on it, and I would show him what to do with it but he just never did it. I think its soo funny. He runs into everything, especially our feet and it hurts too! He isn't gently when he pushes the thing around. He gets stuck a lot too and gets mad and then tips it over.
And I don't have a photo of him pushing it around but I should!! Or atleast some video. 

And also I've been cloth diapering now for 2 weeks? I can't even remember. But its great! Its not the cleanest job but I love knowing I'm helping the earth. Kyle thinks wesley now has a J-Lo booty because of the diapers. True they are bulkier than a disposable. And the ones we use are prefolds so of course they are going to be extra chunkier. But maybe when we add some pocket and AIO diapers to our collection then they won't be so bulky. Who knows, I've never tried one before.

What do you think? Hehehehe. 



Ok bedtime.

Five Question Friday (April 30th)

So its officially May now, but it doesn't feel like it. I'm up late again, drinking my yummy carrot cake drink (i feel a little buzzed now because it is 6 shots of alcohol and my tummy is empty) 

but ANYWAYS...its Five Question Friday. Fridays feel just like any other day to me.

1. If you could, would you go back to high school?
I would love to, but I wouldn't go back as the same person I was. HS was not a good time in my life. (atleast most of it). It would be nice to be able to start over and really care about it. Maybe I would have gotten into a better school and not put off college as long as I have. But then I probably wouldn't have this amazing little baby boy either so I'd probably just stay where I am. Things happen for a reason.

2. If a genie appeared and granted you two wishes, what would they be? (And, no saying "more wishes".)

To forgive all of my debt so I can start over, and to lose like X amount of lbs lol. 

3. What kids show do you secretly like?

Since none of the shows I really liked as a kid are on anymore, I do like to watch Hannah Montana or pretty much any teenie bopper disney show.

4. What is your beverage of choice?

Code red mtn dew is my fav right now. I wish surge would come back again. I'm thinking of ordering some on ebay LOL but the stuff has been expired for over 10 years now. I can't imagine what it would taste like.

5. What is something that you would change about yourself (or are working to change in yourself)?

Procrastination. I put things off. I need to figure out what my deal is and maybe stuff would get done around here!