Friday, March 27, 2015

The switch

Easy swaps for my friends who don't want to "diet".

Regular mayo 3 points for a tbsp to Best Foods olive oil mayo 1 point for a tbsp. I taste no difference.

Regular bread to sandwich thins.  I don't have a point value for bread in general except I assign a roll to be about 4 points as my basic rule.. sandwich thins (kroger) 2 points!

Coffee Mate Creamer: 1 tbsp = 1 point instead I use fat free 1/2 and 1/2 (3 tbsp and 1 tbsp of coffee mate) lets face it 1/2 and 1/2 tastes gross on it's own.

Dessert: Fiberone brownie is my sweet tooth killer 2 points, but I also love fun sized/miniature candy too (about 1 point). 

Starch: I replaced my potato/rice love with extra veggies.  I roast all my veggies, it's veggie candy really. Olive oil, salt, pepper in the oven for 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. yum!

Chips: I love either Popchips (10 chips) or Special K chips (14 chips) for 1 point. I have no idea what regular chips are point wise, but I'm pretty sure they're not 1 point.

Short and sweet post. Anything you'd like to swap? Just ask me and I'll see if I have a solution for you.

19 months

The girls are 19 months, 16 months adjusted. Starting to walk, talk and dance. The fun is just beginning. I really love that they start coming into their own personalities. This new stage is one of my very favorites. I'm a month late on taking pictures because the girls got really sick with RSV the week that I was going to take their pictures. (not that anyone wants to hear my excuses)

Always amazes me to see the 100's of ideas on my Pinterest board and then when I got out there.. I just started rolling with the punches, whatever they would allow. To hell with the pinboard, what can I get. I just want one good one! I love how they turned out, so perfectly them.

I had rushed through the editing process because I was so excited, only to notice I had over edited a few of the pictures and missed a few gems. Like this first one. Loved taking these pictures so much. Do what you love and lots of it!


 Miss Lauren was less than thrilled about taking pictures, but she's so darn cute.

 I love this one, it is so them. Lauren with her little nose scrunched up. They're watching their brothers goofing around. I'm pretty sure the boys got in trouble for making them look the other way.

 My personal favorite!

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