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Five Things Friday 3.25.16

5 things friday

I’ve been wanting to blog more often but, for a number of reasons, I just haven’t done it! I came across the idea of a weekly post, “Five Things Friday.” Each Friday I’ll blog about five random things, mainly focused on life, lately. It will simply be a fun way (and reason) to blog each week! So, here goes nothin’!

Baby Food

homemade baby foodOne of the first things my mom purchase for the baby was a Baby Bullet. For those of you who don’t know the Baby Bullet is a food processor designed to make baby food. It comes with all kinds of neat accessories to help you make and store your own homemade purées. I gave the Baby Bullet a try a few times over the past few weeks and… I am in love. Making our own baby food has so many benefits. I know what is in the food we are feeding our munchkin. Everything is 100% organic. And, organic baby food is expensive. Two organic sweet potatoes made nine servings for baby. At $1 to $2 for a jar of organic baby food, we are saving significant amounts of money. And our little munchkin seems to like my creations, for the most part. 

To Vegan? Or Not To Vegan?

Thanks in large part to my mom, I’ve been contemplating a vegan diet for a while now. After watching documentaries like Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, etc. there is simply too much evidence surrounding the dangers of consuming animal proteins and dairy products. I made a haphazard attempt at a vegan diet a few weeks ago, but it was an epic failure. I didn’t even last a day. Part of my problem at the moment is that I am breastfeeding. Now, this should be reason enough to change my diet. The problem is, I am so hungry. Hungry doesn’t even begin to describe my appetite. I’m ravenous. In addition, I am struggling to balance working from home, caring for my munchkin, and preparing healthy foods.  I’m hoping that, once I stop breast feeding, that I can give a vegan diet a whole hearted attempt. In the mean time, I really need to clean up my diet. 

sleepy babyA Day in Denver

My husband had the opportunity to catch a early viewing of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This meant he would be in Denver for a good chunk of the day and night. So I decided to pack up little man, and we headed to Denver to see Grandma and Pop Pop. Little man did such a great job on the drive to and from Denver. He slept the whole way. And he had a great time with his grandparents, showing them how he can eat bananas, and scream at the top of his lungs! But we sure missed daddy.

Snapchatmommy and baby

Okay. It’s taken me a while to get on the Snapchat bandwagon. My cousin Brittany helped me figure it out. And even though I only have three friends on snapchat (my hubby, my cousin and my sister in law…bless their hearts) the filters provide little man and I with hours of fun. Argh. Just as I was trying to minimize my time on social media.

 Oh Colorado Weather

I am a Colorado native, so you’d think I’d be used to this wonky weather by now. Nope! I’m not used to it at all. We went from gorgeous, 70 degree spring weather on Monday and Tuesday, to blizzard warnings, school closures and shut-down highways on Wednesday. I used to really, really love winter weather. As I get older, however, I like winter weather for the holidays. But once New Years Day comes and goes, I’m ready for the warm weather! Come on, Spring!

I’d love to hear from you! For those of you still dealing with snow and cold temperatures, how do you make the most of the winter weather?  Have you gone vegan? What tips or tricks do you have for making the change and sticking to it?

Until next week…

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