Monday, June 27, 2011

I heart Faces, Whimsy Challenge

I Heart Faces - Whimsy Challenge

Enter your Face + Whimsy photo over at I Heart Faces this week

Friday, June 24, 2011


So I have a photography assignment due Tuesday. I have to do portraits w/ 5 different lighting's. I tried with Kailee today and didn't quite get the correct lighting and exposures, but I did get some great pictures.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Trying a rockabilly/pin up-ish look. I don't know what it is, maybe it's my new tattoo that's got me thinking I'm a bad ass chick. Well I wanted to try something different. I love this look but I couldn't do it everyday. But I really like it so I'll be doing it more often.

Oops! How did he get here? hehe... I just can't help it. He's freaking hot! Sorry Troy but I'd definitely "hit that"!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Curvy is the New Black

The original curvy beauty: Marilyn

Goddess, Adele... she rocks my socks!

Now you can't tell me that's not sexy:

I leave you with this quote:
beauty is judged by the size of your heart
not the size of your jeans

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I didn't celebrate this day when growing up. My dad is a looooser, plain and simple. He decided fatherhood wasn't for him and left my Mom and I when I was a toddler. I have no memories of him, only a few pictures. Now at almost 29, I still don't know him. You'd think he'd want to find me. But maybe it's best this way....

I have an amazing man in my life. He's a great husband and father. I have no doubt he will be here for me and my children always. I'm happy to celebrate this day now. He deserves to be celebrated! I love him with all my heart!

Here's Troy as a little boy with his Dad and Pawpaw. I framed this pic for him as his gift

Off Beat Mama

I'm an Off Beat Mama.

I've got tattoos, a bad ass tattoo to be more specific! I'm a liberal, open minded, "straight, but not narrow", for gay rights = equality, progressive "Christian", for the legalization of Marijuana, annoyed with over censorship in America, I use foul language and it's ok, and I plan on raising Kailee with an open mind, but not so open that she loses her values.

So here's my tattoo experience:
Freaking out a little here. I wasn't sure if I could handle the pain.

Here's Ronnie tatting me up. That shit hurt! But I took it like a champ! for 2 1/2 hrs!

Isn't it gorgeous? I absolutely LOVE it! He did a phenomenal job. I'm sooo happy!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Potty training is going very well. It's exhausting but it's well worth it. Kailee only wears diapers when we go out and when it's bed time. She'll have a few accidents here and there but mostly she tells me when she need to go and she just goes! She still has trouble pulling her panties up and down, so I have to help her. But it's going great!

I've stopped taking OxyElitePlus for a few weeks, but I'm still maintaining my weight loss. I'm loving fitting my "skinny" clothes. I'm not skinny, nor do I want to be. I've got boobs, hips and a butt and I like my curves, thank you very much. But I'm at a much healthier weight and not as self conscious as before. Here's a pic of my today.
I'll get a better picture soon. Hopefully with my new tattoo that I will get this THURSDAY!!! woohoo So excited... and freaked out.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Filipino Bistek Recipe

I'm trying to cook more Filipino dishes for my family. I usually have to call my mom for the recipe but her recipe has no measurements so it can be a bit tricky. But it's all to taste.

Very simple & very tasty. This is one of my favorite Filipino dishes.

*Beef round steak, or beef pieces pounded into thing medium pieces (you can use beef cubes for stew and just pound it out.)
*Medium Onion- sliced thinly
*Shoyu (soy sauce)
*Calamansi or Lemon juice
*Black Pepper
*brown or white rice

So I used this big chunk of beef. I cut it up and pounded it out till it was flat and thin.
I didn't have calamansi or lemons but I had Toyomansi, which is a mix of Soy Sauce, in Filipino it's called Toyo, and calamansi: TOYOMANSI!
But if you have calamansi juice or lemon juice you can mix the Soy Sauce & lemon juice to your taste. I like a sour kick to mine so I put a lot of lemon/calamansi.

Cut the onion into thin slices

Here's the beef marinating

now here it is with the onions. Marinate for 30mins- a few hoursNow separate the onions and saute in an pan w/ some oilcaramelize the onions slightly, then remove from pan, set asidenow add more oil to pan and saute the beef, (only beef not the marinade)

After a few minutes add in the marinade. Simmer on med heat for a few minutes. Sauce can become very strong (and concentrated sour taste, so I add some water)

You don't want your beef to be over cooked so simmer for 5 -10 minutes

Serve over brown (or white) rice and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Potty Training

So today is the start of our potty training adventures! Although Kailee has gone "shi shi" a few times in her potty before, it was more casual. But today I'm diving all the way into the world of potty training. Some parents disagree on the right time to potty train. After 2 or when ever they are ready/showing signs of interest, is usually what you'll hear. But most other countries potty train BEFORE 2! My mom says my brother and I were potty trained way before the age of 2.

Kailee's a smart cookie. She talks really well. Repeats almost any word you ask her. She can repeat the ABC's with my help. And also can count to 10 with my help, for some reason 9 is her favorite! She helps me take the utensils out of the dishwasher, she actually insist on taking them out. She also knows when Mommy and Daddy are using the potty. She likes to sit on her potty. She also tells me when she's pooping... I wish is was before and not while, but we'll work on that. So in my opinion she's ready for potty training. Since I work only 3 days a week and have plenty of time at home, I will have the time (and hopefully the patience) to dedicate to potty training.

The method I've chosen is the "nekkid" training or using big girl panties. So being nekkid or wearing real panties helps her realize when she's going "shi shi" & "doo doo". I started today around lunch time. We've had 2 accidents so far... But when she was going "shi shi" in her panty she screamed out, "Oh No!" and I rushed her to her potty. So I'll keep you updated when I have time in between, cleaning the floor of "shi shi", washing dirty painties and constantly watching Kailee for any sign she needs to go!

Wish me Luck!!