Friday, January 31, 2014

365 Challenge - 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31

Sunday, January 26, 2014

365 Challenge - January 26

I absolutely loved the weather today. Cool and overcast. It was a perfect day for apple cider and movies with the kids. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

365 Challenge - January 25

Tonight marked the first ever Stadium Series NHL game in Southern California. The Los Angeles Kings hosted the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. 

A couple friends informed me there was a watch party at Honda Center, so I drove up to join them. It was pretty fun. I got in some practice cheering for the Ducks, since I will be seeing them take on the Dallas Stars on February 1. 

We had to stand for the first period, but we ended up with a table. We ordered wings and garlic fries and watched the Ducks shut out the Kings. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

365 Challenge - January 24

Little Sis had a sick day today. She had a severe upset tummy last night, and I didn't want to send her in today.

Thankfully, she is all better now. She was able to keep chicken noodle soup, Gatorade and toast down. 

I was able to enjoy a quiet morning while she slept after Big Sis left for school.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

365 Challenge - January 23 (#tbt)

Throwback Thursday!

Here's a pic of Dale and me at Goofy's Kitchen last February. My friend, Cassidy and I had a blast. Mickey Mouse waffles and bacon. So yum. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

365 Challenge - January 22

Here's another photo from our time at the beach. This was taken with my Cannon. It's one of my favorites. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

365 Challenge - January 21

Today's picture was inspired by a friend of mine. He sent me a picture of chicken he had made for his lunches at work. So I asked for the recipe and made some when I got home. 

Chicken breast
Salt and pepper
Garlic and onion powders
Dijon mustard

I put it in my grill skillet, covered with seasonings and mustard, and cooked until 160 degrees. Easy peasy. 

Sliced up and put on a bed of rice and broccoli. Then I put them in Easy Lunchbox containers.  

I take no credit for this amazing and delicious idea. :) 

Monday, January 20, 2014

365 Challenge - January 20

Today, Little Sis and I went on a San Diego adventure!

First, we went to San Diego de Acala Mission. 

Then, we went to the San Diego Zoo. We have a membership that expires next month. First, we had a picnic lunch in EasyLunchbox Containers. 

Finally, we went to Coronado Beach. It was absolutly beautiful today. 

Back to work and school tomorrow!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

365 Challenge - January 19

The Instagram photo challenge was "breakfast." So here is what I had. 

Cherry pie with pear and cream cheese. It was delicious. You can get it at Flo's V-8 Diner in California Adventure.  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

365 Challenge - January 18

Back in late 2013, Disney fans learned that the parks were "retiring" long-running entertainment attraction Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. 

Fans rallied. Petitions were started and letters to Disney were written. Alas, January 6 rolled around and their final set was to take place. The venue was packed. OC Register ran a story, which was much-coveted among my group of friends. 

Saturday, January 18, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies opened to a packed house at Knott's Berry Farm. They played 4 shows, of which I saw the first 3. They were amazing, as always, and I look forward to seeing them on a regular basis, just like when they were at Disneyland. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

365 Challenge - January 15

Today my girls and I had a small pampering day. Manicures and Starbucks! Big Sis got there later than us because she walked from school (just a few blocks away), so Little Sis and I were done shortly after she got there. Little Sis and I decided to go sit at Starbucks while we waited. It was perfect weather. Not too hot or cold with a slight breeze. Perfect afternoon.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

365 Challenge - January 14

Today's picture is of one of my journal pages. It's blurry on purpose. It's in the planner journal I made, where the calendar is on one side and blank journal pages are on the other. This is actually the second page like this. It felt really good to get some deep, spiritual prayer journaling in tonight. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

365 Challenge - January 13

This is the Small-Fries Panda I got yesterday at Build-A-Bear. He was my "sad panda" and my "happy panda" yesterday. I won't go into my reasons for being happy and sad.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

365 Challenge - January 12

I took Little Sis with me today when I went to Downtown Disney to watch the 49ers game. She didn't watch, but played on her Kindle Fire and made rubber band bracelets. After, a friend and I took her to Build-A-Bear. Then we watched the end of the Chargers game and then went to other friends' apartment to watch the Golden Globes. Busy day, but lots of fun. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

365 Challenge - January 11

Today was such a relaxing day. My plans fell through so I ended up with a day of reading, football, and hockey. And popcorn - air popped with butter and sea salt.

Friday, January 10, 2014

365 Challenge - January 10

Poster I made today. I was starting to think it was too smooshed, but once I started darkening the lines, it started looking better. I love making posters. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

365 Challenge - January 9

Just an easy dinner tonight. Baked turkey meatballs, Barilla pasta sauce and spaghetti. French bread. It was so good, both girls asked for seconds.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

365 Challenge - January 8

Caramel Flan latte at Starbucks. They still had grande and short (kids) red cups.

365 Challenge - January 7

Forgot to post yesterday, and the only pictures I took were of the math notebook I'm working on for the 8th graders I work with. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

365 Challenge - January 6 (Recipe for Chicken Wontons)

So the original plan for dinner tonight was to use chicken and make a chipotle cheddar bake with a Kraft Creation. Well, the "use by" date was early December, so I didn't want to risk anything. (Please, don't lecture on being wasteful...)

So because I tossed the breading, I had to come up with something. I had egg roll wraps in the fridge. I decided to make wontons like my mom used to make. It was easy, but, it's a bit time-consuming. It took me about an hour.
These were the seasoning I used. 

I chopped the chicken into bite-sized pieces, then put it in my EVOO-coated pan. I added the seasonings and sesame seed oil.
I cute the wraps into fourths to make them wonton size. I put a piece of chicken in each, then folded opposite corners in and sealed with water. Then I placed it in the hot oil and fried until they were golden brown.
I even was able to get 4 lunches of 10 wontons out of the leftovers. The girls loved them. I used EasyLunchboxes and the ELB Sauce Containers for sweet and sour. 

Cooking and wrapping the chicken was easy. It was the frying that took the time. But fun, and a good appetizer for a pot luck!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

365 Challenge - January 5

Spent the day at Downtown Disney with friends.. Lunch date, 49ers game at ESPN Zone, drove home listening to the Sharks game, got home in time to see the fantabulous ending. What a great day.

The Starbucks was for my date and myself... I think they put Pixie Dust in those cups!!

365 Challenge - January 4

It's a little delayed. I was out having fun with friends last night, enjoying the last weekend of my vacation.

Yes, I went to Disneyland. I was on my own for a bit in the parks. I went around Disneyland park then went over to California Adventure and watched Mad T Party for a while. It was quite relaxing. 

Here's my photo for yesterday. The Fantasyland side of the castle, just before the lighting ceremony.

Friday, January 3, 2014

365 Challenge - January 3

Here is day 3. Dinner tonight was tri tip, which came pre-marinated (Santa Maria style). I broiled it for about 35 minutes (per package instructions). I also did a steamer bag of cheesy rice and broccoli and French Bread. It was very yum. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

365 Challenge: January 2

I was shopping at Hobby Lobby and saw this craft container. Yes, I started singing. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

365 Challenge - January 1

My brunch today. I got home at 4am after spending the evening with great friends. Surprisingly, Trader Sam's at Disneyland Hotel was quiet. I woke up after noon, so I made good before I went to go run my errands. 
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