Sunday, July 31, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge Week Nine ~ Bubbles

It is way tooo hot here in Texas to have the Munchkins outside to capture a bubble photo for the challenge.  Have no fear!  On a trip out to lunch the other day and we passed a little waterfall and all those bubbles made the girls giggle and want to wade in the water ;)

To see more lovely happy bubble photos pop over to Live and Love .... Out loud ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunday Citar

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
Jame M. Barrie 

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Friday, July 29, 2011

I heart

Iced Passion Tea 

quiet inside activities when it is 100+ outside ;)

 My new workout... even though I was not able to workout last night due to illness ~ I am going to jump back in tonight ;)

Wishing you a lovely weekend ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fitness Adventure

Last week Hubby and I started a new workout routine.....

Yup!  It IS bananas!  The workouts are crazy fast and shorter compared to the P90X workouts I just finished.  I have to say that this cardio program will hopefully get me over the little {baby} bump I still have after 8 years.  Something that I realized ~ it is NOT the number on the scale that matters but how you feel in your clothes and when you look in the mirror.  So far no change in clothes or mirror but I am sore from my earlobes to my toes.  This has called for research into bathsalt recipes for after workout soaks ;)

We started week 2 last night and I love working out with Hubby.  We get to cheer each other on and laugh ~ which is not recommended while doing INTENSE cardio exercises ;)

A must have AFTER this workout is...
the not so bad tasting {anymore} recovery drink from Beachbody.  I did not like it so much after the P90x workouts but I NEED this after Insanity.   It is sooo worth the money!  I have my fingers crossed that by the end of this two month program I will have "earned" my free t shirt from Insanity.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, July 25, 2011

Quotes + Cute Graphics/font = Smiles


I love quotes and when you add that with some really cute graphics and fonts I am in heaven.  Visit UUPP a lovely little Etsy shop and get one to grace your walls ;)

We hope you guys have a LOVELY week ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tortilla or Pita?!?!?

I have lived in Texas for 12 + years now and we thought it was high time to make tortillas.  The girls and I had so much fun making these guys that we will be sure to be making more and not buying the ones from the store.

So here we go....

original source My Own Private Kitchen

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp powder {baking powder}
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil {canola oil}
warm water

1. combine flour, salt, powder in a bowl.  Add oil and evenly mix with dry ingredients.  Add warm water 1 tbsp at a time, thoroughly combining ingredients with water each time until dough holds together.  Once dough is combinded, knead dough until elastic, 2 to 3 minutes.  cover dough and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

 2. Roll dough out into a cylinder, about 1 inch thick.  Cut into 1 inch wide segments.

busy little hands keep out of mischief 

 Roll segments into round balls and cover with a towel.  Heat a large grill or skillet over med-high heat.

3. Place ball in between parchment paper and roll balls as thin as possible to form tortillas.  10 to 12 inch in diameter {we were not very successfull in this step but we had fun  ;)}

 see our TINY little tortilla 

Place tortilla on skillet cook till golden brown 30 seconds to 1 minute per side.  Once done remove and place into a towel to keep warm.

Okay now look at our little tortilla / pita creation!  These were a hit with the Girls and Hubby liked them as well ;) Yippee!  Another semi success in the kitchen.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rough monday?

I am having a bit of a rough start to the week and  you know what they say.....  

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  
~ Abraham Lincoln


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. 
~ Mother Teresa 

So I have DECIDED to be happy and would like to share some things that made me smile or lift my mood the past few days...

A beautiful video from Tiny Buddha that is sure to put a smile on your face.  I know that we laughed and smiled by the end and the song is lovely as well :)

OMG!  I saw this photo and I squealed!  Hubby looked at me like I lost my mind.  All I could think of was that little Agnus on Despicable Me ~ "its so FLUFFY!!!!"

I hope that you have a beautiful week and spread the cheer ;)

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunday Citar

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
~ Simone Signoret

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Friday, July 15, 2011

I Heart...

 One of the new artists that I have found and Love right now ;)

Flower girls were so cute at me niece's wedding, but I am biased since three of them were my girls  ;)    
 Snow cones on a VERY hot Houston afternoon :)

Have a terrific weekend Lovlies.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Velvet Brownie Adventure

Red Velvet + Brownies = Heaven ;)

 This is was a very easy and fun recipe to put together with the Munchkins and when it was all done there was finally peace and quiet in the house.  The girls were too busy enjoying their brownies to even have idle chit chat at the table, this is a sure sign that the recipe is a keeper.

 Peanut finally learned how to break an egg WITHOUT getting it all over her self and shells in the batter ;)

 Pumpkins FAVORITE part.... adding the RED to the batter ;)

Math was tackled this summer with measuring and reading the recipe for Mommy :)

 Oopps!  Forgot to get a pretty photo BEFORE they cut into the brownies.

To make a batch of these Nummy brownies go to Runs With Spatulas. 
Just do not tell Pumpkin that I shared the link... I have been instructed that this recipe stay a " super secret family recipe".  :)

Happy baking!

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ "Mommy! NO MORE PICTURES!!!!"

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

Best birthday gift evah!!!  
A day on Florida's Gulf Coast with my beautiful family ;)

We are finally home and getting back into our normal routine.  
Wishing Everyone a lovely week !

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi