Wednesday, May 30, 2012

West Baltimore Mom Swap

This is a group designed for Mom's to share. We all know how quickly kids outgrow just about everything. Craigslist can be a great option, but there is always the UNKNOWN of whether it's safe or not,with using Facebook, you have to be friends with someone in the group to become a member!

Mommy in this group sell clothes, household items, toys, etc. We give each other advice and support. If you are interested in becoming a member, just click on the link below:

And request to join! Hope to see you there, Happy Swapping!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

First Pool Day

Today the pool opened up but unless you are member you can not go on holiday weekends. So, I tried to avoid this terrible thought of not being able to go to the pool even though it was open.

1. We went for a lame run - 1.77 in miles in 28 minutes. It turns out french fries and cheese steaks are not good for my running average.

2. We made our own water fun using water buckets, empty plastic contains, and medicine droppers. It was pretty fun watching my girls play in the water because it reminded me of when I use to play in the hose when I was kid. The simple memories.

3. We created chalk outlines of ourselves and colored them in. This was a beautiful activity because my girls loves to lay on the ground to make the chalk outline and color them.

Overall, it was a pretty good start to the unofficial summer season. :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Whole Wheat Banana Apple Almond Muffins

So, I am on a quest to make the healthiest most delicious baked goods ever. I plan to use whole wheat flour, low butter/oil, and low sugar. My first attempt are these muffins. I tweaked a recipe from here:
Bliss to Bean Blog.

Here is my recipe:
2 cups of whole wheat organic flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs beaten
5 mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup of almonds
I mixed the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients.  
Then slow mixed the dry into the wet, be-careful not over beat the mixture. 
Finally fold in the almonds at the end. 

Bake 20 minutes at 350, makes 24 muffins.

My girls love the muffins and I really enjoy them with a peanut butter frosting. :) I hope you enjoy too!