12.29.2016

Avocado Toast Recipe

Beautiful pictures of avocado toast are all over Instagram and I know that, like me, you want to be both healthy and trendy with your breakfast choices so today I thought I'd share this super easy Avocado Toast Recipe with you. Once you master these steps, all you'll need is a classy plate and some great lighting and the world will be double tapping your brunch pics like crazy!


Avocado Toast Recipe

Ingredients:
avocado
salt
pepper
cilantro
lime juice
pine nuts


Step One:
Put the avocado in a bowl. If you make crisscrossing cuts with a knife it's a little easier to get it all out either by scooping it with a spoon or just squeezing it out of the skin.


Step Two:
Mash it with a fork.


Step Three:
Add salt, pepper, cilantro and lime juice. Obviously fresh cilantro and juice squeezed from an actual lime would probably be nicer, but this is real life. Don't beat yourself up over it.


Step Four:
Add some pine nuts and mix them in.

(I forgot to take a picture of this step on the day with the good lighting s I snapped one when I made this again a few days later. Unfortunately it was cloudy because the weather hates me. Oh well.)


Step Five:
Spoon the mixture onto toast and eat it!

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

P.S. This was my breakfast on Tuesday. Check out the video to see what I ate during the rest of the day!


12.12.2016

Four Month Baby Update

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Harold is four months old! He seems to have grown up a lot in this last month and he really seems like a baby (as opposed to a tiny newborn...do I keep saying that?!)  He laughs, blows spit bubbles, grabs at things (like coffee cups...) and watches every single thing that we do.

Harold Meets Santa, baby, Santa, first Christmas, sitting on Santa's lap, holiday, Christmas

We took him to visit Santa over the weekend and he did a great job! He didn't look at the camera but he just settled right in with Santa and he didn't cry! :)

Check out our Four Month Baby Update over on my YouTube channel if you'd like to know all about what Hal has been doing this month. Definitely watch the video if you want to see how wiggly he is and hear his cute little baby voice!

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice


12.06.2016

Beauty and Postpartum Empties

It's that time again, folks!  Empties time!  I've used up quite a few things during the last few months so I'll get right into it.


My usual favorites:
Secret Outlast deodorant (completely clean)

Also:
Ava Anderson conditioner
J. R. Watkins Hand Soap (grapefruit)


Maybelline theColossal Cat Eyes mascara -- The first Maybelline mascara that I have found that I don't really love.

J & J Reach dental floss
Maybelline FitMe Concealer (15 Fair)

My new favorite soap to use in the shower is the Olive Oil bar soap from Kiss My Face.  It's so moisturizing that I am able to use to it shave my legs.


 And for all the postpartum and nursing mamas out there, I wanted to highlight a few of the things that I've been using constantly for the last four months.  These Always pantyliners are my favorites.  I get the unscented long ones.  They are great for all that discharge in the beginning but what I really like them for is the leaking from having weak muscles down there.  If you are inexperienced in this area I will say that the peeing every time I sneeze, cough, laugh, or think too hard has gotten better over time.  But since I really don't want to be caught off guard, these have been a life saver!

I've also been using the Stay Dry Nursing Pads by Lansinoh a lot.  Four months into my breastfeeding experience comes with much less leaking. (Clearly "leaking" is THE word to describe these precious months following the birth of a baby.)  But even still I've been relying on these to keep my clothes relatively clean and dry.  Along with that I've been enjoying this Mother's Milk tea that supposedly promotes healthy lactation.  I don't know that it has affected my milk supply because I think that I would have enough anyway, but it's not hurting it and I do like the taste, especially with a little honey mixed in. :)

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice


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