January 30, 2010

fact of the day

Americans consume 3 million pounds of antibiotics per year....how many pounds of year do we feed our live stock? 28 MILLION pounds!!!
(insane...and another reason to turn vegetarian, can I do it?)

January 29, 2010

mom entrepreneurs

I'm always facinated by moms who create successful businesses and love reading about them. Here's one I discovered today, heelarious which seems to be getting a lot of coverage..and what a cute idea for those of you who have baby girls and love heels!

January 25, 2010

money tree

Does anyone have a money tree? I have a wish list that is growing:
Diamond initial "E" pendant for Elle

King bed frame

Mac laptop (I've been taking a lot of pictures and LOVE my husbands Mac and the clarity that the pictures have on his computer) I've always been a PC user.

I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything until we paid off my car....ugg reality! Wish list will have to wait for a while....boring!

dairy, chocolate, spicy = baby spit up

The last few days Elle has been spitting up...I think I need to limit what I'm eating Booo hooo! Not sure what is irritating her but maybe the spicy soup I've been eating, or the charleston chews or my left over toffee from the holidays. The one good thing is maybe I'll lose my baby weight faster????

January 22, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Soup

With the birth of our little girl Elle lots of friends have been bringing us dinner as we settle into our new family of 4 now. Our friends Ben and Katie brought us this awesome Chicken Tortilla Soup (sorry vegans) which is just amazing! I made it last night and it is so easy and delish! The recipe actually came from an old co-worker (thanks Nini) of mine and she has amazing recipes on her website. Everyone should make this...especially during this weather!

Nini's Tortilla Soup*
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed*
1 Cup carrots, diced*
1 Cup celery, diced*
1 white onion, diced*
1/2 tsp. garlic powder*
1 tsp. salt*
1 tsp. black pepper*
2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil*
40 ozs. chicken broth (I use low sodium - 1 1/2 boxes, amount can vary upon how runny you like your soup)*
1 can whole kernel corn, drained*
1 can black beans, drained*
1 can diced tomatoes*
1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilies (I use mild)*
1 1.25 oz. packet of normal taco seasoning*
5-6 corn tortillas, cut into small squares*
1 Cup of milk*
8 ozs. Monterey Jack cheese

Directions: Cook chicken, (either bake in oven for 35 minutes or boil for 10 minutes) and cube.In large soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, garlic powder, salt and pepper until tender (approx. 3-4 minutes).

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, corn, black beans, taco seasoning and chicken.Cut corn tortillas into little squares and add to pot. Let boil/simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until tortillas are completely incorporated into soup (they will melt into the soup and thicken it up a bit). Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom. *For thicker soup add more tortillas*Reduce heat and add shredded cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add milk and simmer for additional 10 minutes.Serve with sour cream, avocados, shredded cheese or broken up tortilla chips on top! ENJOY!


For months now I've been thinking I need to buy a back drive for my computer because I would absolutely die if it crashed and I lost every picture, document and email that I keep. I've finally bit the bullet and after reading reviews bought the Seagate Go Drive...it's on the way! Can't wait because I still have my old computer from about 5 years ago with lots of pictures that I need to transfer also, then I can oficically get rid of it...finally!

January 14, 2010

Elle Emre

Here's a little pic of Elle on our pink paisley medallion blanket and her leg warmers :).

Elle Emre

Announcing the birth of Elle Emre...our newest Bundle employee :). Elle Emre came into the world on January 6th, 2010 at 2:07 am weighing 6lbs 3oz. Elle came really quick! My water broke at Midnight and she was born 2 hours later. We've had a bit of a rough start (she was in the NICU for 7 days) but now we are home and settling in! We are beyond excited and feel really lucky to have two kids now! Here are some pictures...more to come!

January 1, 2010


Happy New Year Everyone!
Looking forward to a great year ahead and welcoming our baby girl soon..she should be arriving anyday now! Official due date is Jan 5th but she will probably be fashionably late like our first.