Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Week In Photos

My week started with a trip to the zoo with my little man and sister, Alex (newly in town to prepare for her wedding in a few months). We had a great time, feeding the giraffes, watching the monkeys and elephants and seeing the sea lions swim about. 

 The next day started my preparation for yard sale Saturday. It started in my closet, as suggested by Erin Rooney Doland in her book,"Unclutter Your Life In One Week." I took it all out, cleaned the closet, then figured out what would go back in, and what would make its way to a trash or yard sale. 

 This picture captures my victory. My son is fighting naps, even though once he gets to sleep, he sleeps for several hours. This particular day it took me 3 hours to get him to take his nap, thus, my victory! 

 Thursday was a difficult Mommy day. My son was cranky and demanding, so by bed time I was spent, but it was this time before bed with giggling boy that made it all worthwhile. 

 Friday was a crazy day as was Saturday, Saturday holds no pictures as my phone was stolen. I was not a happy camper, and still am not adjusted to life with no cellphone! 

 Today is Mother's Day, so happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading this!! Here is my Mother's Day orchid :)! 

 My husband has been busy around the house today, but I was able to do a little kitchen experimentation with this pasta salad. It was super yummy and I want to share it with you! 

 Here's the recipe(ish): I didn't exactly measure :) I used a mix of Farfalle & Ziti pasta that I cooked to package directions. Then I poured some olive oil on it as it cooled. I then added minced garlic, grape tomatoes (halved), chopped fresh spinach, sliced back olives, sliced string cheese, artichoke hearts (poured just a bit of the juice from the jar onto the mix), added salt, pepper & italian seasonings. I then mixed 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese, cream cheese and half a cup of grated parmesan and microwaved for 30 seconds. I mixed it together with 2 tablespoons of pesto and folded it in with pasta/veggie mix. I then poured a half cup of parmesan on top then mixed it all up. Try it out!  Enjoy!!!