Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Water Obsession

Adding fresh fruit to my water

I keep seeing these awesome water bottles out there that allow you to smash up your fruit and flavor your water. I want one, but they are expensive. Plus, we have enough water bottles at home. Not fancy, but we can still make the best of them. I kind of wondered why I wasn't doing this already since I love lemons and lime in my water.
Fancy water with orange slices and raspberries

I bought an orange and sliced it up and smashed up some raspberries. Added ice and water. AMAZING. I did this to Jackson's water cup too.

Jackson's response: "Mumumumum!!"

Loved it! And it makes us both drink a whole lot of water throughout the day. The orange slices make me think of Tang!

Quinoa, Black Bean Salad

Your On-The-Go Meal

Jackson and I were invited to the Minnesota Arboretum for a playdate, but around his dinner time. I figured this would be perfect meal to travel with and eat as we picnicked and played! Sure was a hit and I'm still eating it a few days later for lunch!
healthy and full of flavor!
Recipe found in Women's Health

2 1/2 cups precooked quinoa
1 can (10 oz) black beans
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 avocado (chopped)
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
I added rotisserie chicken for even more protein

Enjoying our healthy meal at the Arboretum!


In a bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups precooked quinoa, 1 can (10 oz) black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved), and 1/2 avocado (chopped). In a food processor, pulse 1 cup cilantro leaves, 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss with quinoa blend and chill for 15 minutes.

Will be making this again!!