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I am a newlywed in my twenties. I love life and everything it brings me. I love finding a good deal, online news junkie and watching TV. I am learning how to eat healthier by following the Weight Watcher Points Plus Program!! 'Nothing Tastes as Good as SKINNY FEELS'

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I am back and I am not alone!

It has been about a month and half since my last post:( I have a good reason...I promise! My last post was on February 12 and this is the exact day that we discovered out lives were about to change! We learned on this day that.....

I still can't believe it. I mean it was not an "accident" as we were "trying" but it still seems so unreal! Sometimes I can't believe I am old enough to drink yet alone have a baby!! My husband and I are thrilled and so excited about this new time in our life! It was a relief as I had been so tired I couldn't really even function when I returned home from work so now I know it was because there was a bun in the oven!! But my energy is coming back and I am almost back to my old self (minus my expanding belly!). I will be 3 months on Tuesday!

I have been very blessed and fatigue has been my only "side affect" that I have experienced. NO MORNING SICKNESS!! There has been some heart burn but it is nothing to complain about! Another thing that I experienced is that I did not want to cook or eat any home cooked meals! We went out to eat more during the month of March then we did in January and February combined! But I am back to my cooking ways and have discovered some pretty good recipes that are delicious and healthy for me too! I will be posting some soon! Until then....we are going to have a baby!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

TACO Tuesday- Spicy Tacos

Tuesday it was TACO TUESDAY!!! I love tacos...we used to eat it so much when we first got married so my husband got tired of them but as I mentioned many times, I could eat the same thing everyday if I really liked it and LOVE TACOS! So I am always looking for new and fun ways for TACO NIGHT! Here are the details: 


3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided   
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   
3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)   
1 and 1/2 tsp Durkee Ground Cumin Seed, or other brand   
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander   
3/4 tsp table salt, or to taste   
1 and 1/2 cup(s) canned diced tomatoes, with jalapenos or green chilies   
8 small corn tortilla(s), or small, lightly toasted just before serving if desired*   
2 cup(s) lettuce, shredded   
1/2 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp-variety   1/3 cup(s) salsa   


  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add beef; cook until browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, salt and diced tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is almost absorbed, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Place tortillas on a flat surface. Top each with about 1/4 cup beef, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 teaspoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half and serve. Yields 2 tacos per serving.

  • They were delicious and I had enough points to have 3!!!

    3 tacos= 10 PP

    Happy Eating!!!

    Fabulous Valentine's Day Challenge: Day 4

    Today is another day for the Fabulous Valentine's Day Challenge!! I am linking up with Neely, Amber and Casey for Day 4!! Today's topic is: 

    Valentine’s Day Challenge

    I love sharing pictures of our wedding. I loved everything about: marrying the man of my dreams, celebrating with our family and friends and having a great time! My mom (who did the majority of the planning) did a wonderful job and I always say I want to do it again! She insists I can but parents won't be footing the bill:) 

    We got married on May 22, 2010 at 5:22pm (get it..May (5th month) at 22 minutes past the hour:) at my childhood church: St. John's United Methodist church. I have attended that church since I was 8 years old and Daryl joined the church in 2009. It was a great ceremony and our minister even used my iPad for the ceremony! It was a great ceremony and just what I imagined it would be! 
    Our reception was held at a new local venue : Mansion Royal! They took care of EVERYTHING and I did not stress one time. We had a photo booth which was a hit and I am so happy we got that. Our FABULOUS Jason Page did an incredible job capturing our day!

    The sign outside our rehearsal dinner!

    We danced the night away after some good BBQ


    Fun Shot of all the "outfits"!

    My cake that my mom and i designed!

    Photobooth fun with my family!

    The bridesmaids and moms:) I loved their dresses!

    The groomsman and the dads!!

    Right before I walked down the aisle! I was so nervous and cried like a baby (which was weird because I am not a crier!)

    Saying I DO! 

    Dancing the night away!!! IT was so much fun!

    Part of the bridal party!!

    Jumping for joy!! I think this picture is so funny!

    The entire church! I enjoying looking at this picture to see the overall view!

    And we lived happily ever after:) 

    Our photographer took so many pictures these were just a few! Thanks for stopping by!!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Fabulous Valentine's Day Challenge: Day 3

    Today is day 3 of Neely, Amber and Casey's challenge!! I am having a lot of fun doing this! 

    Valentine’s Day Challenge

     Today's topic is Valentine's day outfit...while i don't have any pictures from Valentine's day past but I am going to post some fabulous ideas that I got from Pinterest! Once I get down to my goal weight I will def. trying these outfits!!

    AND one of my favorite pictures (besides our wedding of course:)

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Fabulous Valentine's Challenge: Day 2

    Today is day 2 of Neely, Amber and Casey’s FABULOUS VALENTINE'S CHALLENGE!

    Valentine’s Day Challenge

    Today’s Topic is: Worst Date Ever!!

    I actually don’t recall having any “bad dates”. Any date I went on was OK and a few were pretty freaking fantastic! However, there is one that sticks out.

    This guy (who shall remain nameless- none of my friends would even know who he was since I HAVE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT) took me out for a “lunch” date.   I thought it would be a good first date since I knew this guy was pretty shy and I was worried that our date would be filled with awkward silences…I WAS SOOO RIGHT!   We went to a Chinese place and I basically talked to myself the entire time!!!He kind of just ate his food and looked down the entire time. After that I went to my parents and was telling my mom about it. She told me: Christie, you really need to find someone outgoing since you like to talk and hang out with people….who knew that just a few short weeks later I would be going on a first date with what would be my future husband! For those of you that know my husband knows he can TALK and I am sometimes the quiet oneJ   I am happy I have not had any HORRIBLE DATES but they would make for pretty good storiesJ