Just 3MD

Just 3MD

Friday, September 7, 2012

Noah's rule of life #62

If ya wanna be a Super Hero, be a Super Hero. Like the saying goes, you write your own story. So go out there and live it!

~Bugs & Fishes,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sarah Richardson

Do you guys know who she is? I love love love her. I think she is so smart and when you put her along side her "design sidekick", Tommy Smythe, they make me laugh!

 She's a Designer and her show, Sarah's House, has ran on HGTV for a few seasons now. Her newest just started and I gotta say, I'm happy. I loved the farmhouse she did a few years back. LOVED IT PEOPLE! This go round, she's taking a standard builders grade home and making it anything BUT standard. Giving us tips and tricks and ideas along the way. I have been DVR'ing it so I can watch it alone at night when the Littles are safely tucked in their beds and the Hubs is as well. That man asks too many questions and personally, drives me nuts. SO, I do what any self respecting admirer does and watches it alone. On the couch. With my glass of water. (no caffeine at night. I've reached "that age") 

So far in this new season, I've watched her transform the living room as well as the hallway, first floor powder room and the entry. I love the fact she does a lot of her shopping from second hand stores and then re-purposes it to fit her needs and style. Kinda like a certain southern chick I know. Cough *me* cough. 

Anyway, I just wanted to let y'all know that the new season is running right now and if you haven't watched it, take an hour and check it out. I think you'll like it.

~Bugs & Fishes,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Update on the cucapple

Well I finally did it. I broke down, sat at the computer for a good 30 minutes and watched a few YouTube videos on how to juice WITHOUT a juicer. Yep. You can do it. I have a standard Black and Decker kitchen blender and so when I saw the videos, I was thrilled that I can juice with it.

I headed out to Ace Hardware and bought a bag. It's called a nut milk bag on the web and you can purchase them from Amazon. I, however, got a jelly bag for $6 locally since NO ONE knows, nor carries a nut milk bag. This is the one I got. Basically it's the same thing but a tad smaller. It's nylon, washable and I got 2 for what you pay for one nut milk.

My attempt at juice concoctions was overzealous. I was going to do the cucapple  but then thought "I should do a lot of juice so I can freeze it". Well, I did. I made a blend of 2 apples (1 green and 1 Fuji) 1 lemon (rind and all), about a cup spinach, 1 cucumber, 3 carrots and a large piece of ginger.  When I took the lid off it smelled good! I was excited.
After you juice all your ingredients you have to take your bag and strain it. This takes a bit of time because you have to squeeze it all out. Now, I did good but I gotta say, my arm got tired. I ain't gonna lie y'all it was all limp when I was finished. I got a good 3 cups worth of juice from all those veggies and apples though. 

This is the pulp ball. It was about the size of a baseball. It was wet to the touch but when it was not in my hand, my hand wasn't wet. Does that make sense? 

Anyway, you can make all kinds of stuff with the pulp ball. I saw a video for zucchini bread, buju bread was mentioned but no recipe. Although I did learn Buju was the Jamaican word for fat child as well as the first name of a Ragae singer. GO FIGURE!

I took the juice and froze it in an ice cube tray. Each cube was an ounce so I'll just pop out 3 cubes in the morning and once thawed, I'll have a quick morning shot of some vitamins and minerals. The lemon is a nice zing to get ya going too. I think my next blend will be more of a green juice. Not too sure. I hope this was helpful to you some. I know I was OVERWHELMED when I first started looking into this stuff but it really is easy. Here's a quick recap of what I learned:

1. Yes you can juice with your blender.
2. Get your bag from Ace in the housewares section of the store. It's cheap, local so no shipping charge and you get 2 bags instead of one.
3. You want to drink the juice at its freshest and if you fresh squeeze it, then put it in the fridge, it can grow bacteria very quickly.  So you either want to drink it within 24 hours, or freeze individual servings and thaw each day.
4. As long as you have 3 carrots in the base of your juice, it'll taste the best and have a ton of vitamins. OH OH OH, and a beet has the same amount of iron in it as a steak!

~Bugs & Fishes,

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Recapping our July 4Th

 I know it's no longer July, but I thought I'd share with you what we did on this day.

See, 4Th of July is not only our Nation's birthday, but also the birthday of Little Miss. How lucky is she? Each birthday she gets off work or out of school. Not to mention the shopping deals, fireworks and parades! 

Since we held her party the Saturday BEFORE her birthday (who would come to a party on a Wednesday) we knew we would do something special for her on the actual day. 

It all started with a surprise mani/pedi with her BFF Allyson!

After, Allyson and her family came over for a small BBQ. The kids did a flag craft and helped make red, white and blue rice krispies!  

Oh yeah, and played in the sprinklers. I love this action shot of Mr. Little!

All in all, it was a nice, low key day filled with fun! What did you and yours do?

~Bugs & Fishes,

Isn't it crazy

How fast time flies? How, when you think of it, you look forward and nothing has changed but when you look back it all has. Looking through some pictures I have on my desktop folder, the faces of my Littles flashed. Birthday parties, random lake house shots, potty training. It seems like yesterday they were just born and the Hubs and I were running on fumes. Looking up today, I see they have grown. 


Quoting Jon Gordon, "I don't want my children to be what I want them to be. I want them to become everything God created them to be".  They are growing into beautiful people and I couldn't be more proud. Take a moment and remember. "Remember the little things. For one day, they will be the big things."

~Bugs & Fishes,