Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Our little Cinderella made a mess with the lentils, so I asked her to vacuum them. She gladly conquered the task.

I didn't force her to do it. I just thought it would be fun for her and it was. Don't worry she didn't get in trouble for spilling the lentils. After all, it was an accident. Although, I'm a little worried that the next time it won't be. If she's anything like me, she'll love to vacuum and look for any excuse to do so. It's very therapeutic. 

Wordless Wednesday 1.3 (almost)

I had something else planned for the blog today but when Chloe put a headband on with her tie-dyed shirt, I just had to show off my little hippie. Hope everyone is having a good day. We are potty training today. Chloe went first thing this morning, but she just had an accident. Bonus points though because she asked for the potty as she was having her accident. She gets it. She's just stubborn. Wonder where she gets that?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nothing Makes Me Happier... a mom than watching my sweet daughter experience her new life one "first" moment at a time. I love watching her try new things. I love guiding her to check off as many boxes in the game of life as possible.

First smile - check
First steps - check
First trip to the beach - check

Everything is so new to children! I love the fresh perspective it offers. This past week, Chloe tried corn on the cob for the first time. I love that 2 years later we still haven't run out of adventures. She'll be 30 someday and if she allows it, I'll be there for still more new experiences and adventures.

Did I just get sentimental about an ear of corn? I think I did. As a mom, I'm entitled to it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pinterest Review: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I really need to get better about reviewing all the things I attempt from Pinterest. The other day (translation: 2 months ago) I attempted Cauliflower Crust Pizza and actually remembered to snap a photo.

Recipe Here

This crust was so easy to make. I bought a head of cauliflower from the grocery store with the intentions of trying this. I've never really been a fan of cauliflower but it's full of fiber and vitamin C. It imitates bread and mashed potatoes rather nicely and it makes it an excellent 'diet' food because it is low in carbs.

I made it for lunch for Chloe and I and it was a bit too much work for a lunch, but it would make a perfect accompaniment to a big leafy, green dinner salad. It took me about 30-45 minutes to get lunch prepared. I prefer lunches to take about 10-15 minutes.

I've also skipped the pizza sauce and cheese to make bread sticks with this recipe. Mark really enjoyed those. To make bread sticks, you follow all the directions for the recipe with the exception of the shape you make the crust. I divided the mixture into four even portions and shaped them like long oval breadsticks.

My tips:

  • If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grader to slough off the top of the cauliflower into a bowl. 
  • Add more garlic. I love garlic. You can never have enough in my unprofessional opinion.
  • Make sure to take precautions to keep this from sticking. I have a non-stick Silpat, which I love, but the crust still stuck to the mat.
  • Don't put too much cheese on the pizza. The point is a lower calorie pizza and cheese is not calorie friendly.
  • Remember this serves two so you'll need to more than one head of cauliflower if you have more than two and half to feed. :)

My pin was from Stick a Fork in It. I traced the recipe back to Eat Drink Smile who adapted it from Your Lighter Side. Whew, trying to give credit where credit is due is difficult when Pinterest is involved.