Monday, November 26, 2012

Fa la la la LA

Christmas is definitely coming. Soon. I seriously cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. I know I know everyone says that but I cannot believe I am about to have a two year old! Yep my little man turns two at the end of December which is pretty much the worst time of year for a birthday...poor guy. I don't even know what I am going to do for his party theme yet, and he actually is having two parties this year. Yeah almost like Paris Hilton,(I think she had like 5 parties in one day one time). Woah did I just compare my son to Paris Hilton? Pretty sure I just vomited a little bit. Anyway, he gets two parties this year because one is at my moms house for my side of the family and another will be at our house for the hubby's fam and our friends. It just cuts down on travel time for everyone and my family is big so it saves room at our house. 

 I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving. I pretty much should have worn elastic pants...oh wait I did... jeggings are the best invention ever! I did a little shopping Friday but I didn't get up early. I was great the little guy actually slept in until 7 am normally he wakes up around 6 so I felt great! Friday night we went to our towns Christmas party where Santa comes and they do fire works. It was fun besides it being freezing balls.

Saturday was a VERY productive day. And I don't mean productive like drinking 3 glasses of red wine and getting a kick ass blog post up, but we did get the Christmas Tree and other holiday decor up!! Oh and organized our messy as hell bonus room. 

 Then we decided to go to the mall  to see Santa Clause. 

Hunter was very excited to go see "Seeta Cwaus:"

Well we got there and he was in a great mood. Waited in line...still in a great mood. Walked over to Santa....great mood. Sat on Santa's lap and....
Balling. Classic. 

I thought it was really funny though. The camera people were like "okay just give him a minute and we will try again." I didn't want to hold people up and was like nope this is great...we want to have his first emotions to remember forever! Love this little screaming cutie. 

Then once he got his candy cane he was fine. Like nothing happened. What a crazy kid. 

What about you?
How was your holiday?
Christmas decorations/tree up?
Screaming Santa picture stories?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Rolls!

Oh my goodness...I have always loved these things. I would see people bring them to work for pot lucks and would totally go right to that dish and hoard like 8 slices. Seriously. BUT I was always too intimidated to make them myself. I never understood the rolling part until this past Saturday when I went over to my boss's friends house and she showed me how! So I ended up making 5 rolls, well I guess I made 4 she made the 1st one while I was a weirdo taking pictures of her. I gave some to the neighbors and froze the rest and am bringing them home for Turkey Day. 

Here they are all cut up and perty!                               

Ok so I don't know where my boss got this recipe it was just written down but it is AMAZING.

For the roll part:
Just put all ingredients in a bowl and beat until combined (about 45 seconds or less with an electric mixer.)
-3 eggs
-1 cup sugar
-2/3 cup pumpkin (we put a couple more spoonfulls in)
-1 tsp lemon juice
-3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-a little cinnamon
-1/4 tsp cloves (if you want)
1 package cream cheese (softened)
3 tblsp butter (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
Put all into a bowl and beat with electric mixer

It will look like this:
Then Spread out in a pan lined with parchment paper and the sides sprayed with cooking spray:
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes

Right after you take it out of the oven carefully turn pan over and "dump" the cake onto a flour sack cloth heavily sprinkled with powdered sugar:
Then carefully peel the parchment paper off the cake. It doesn't have to be perfect the frosting will go over this part, using a knife helps:
Now onto the part I was scared about. Fold the end of the cloth over the end of the cake and carefully begin to roll. Do this while the cake is still warm. You want to get the parchment paper off and do this step right away:
Then put in the fridge while you go mix up another one and put it in the oven or just wait about 30 ish minutes until it is relatively cool and unroll the cake. Then spread your cream cheese frosting:
Right after frosting roll that biotch back up and your done! You can eat immediately, cut it and wait to eat or freeze it. If freezing wrap in plastic wrap then foil and freeze! :) These make great gifts for friends, co workers, neighbors pretty much anyone!!

Now, I wish I could tell you that these are low calorie but obviously they're not...they're damn good!
So go on and try it if worst comes to worst you have pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting that are to die! :)
A BIGGGG thanks to my friend Ramie for helping me out with this. Now I get to pass on my new found knowledge to my mama. 
Happy Turkey Day Eve hookers!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Trot Link up!


Today I'm participating in Holly and Erin's link up! I am pretty pumped about this because we got to do it in VLOG form if we wanted. I just feel like it's funner (yes it's a word) that way! Also please check their blogs out they are both awesome chickaroos! 

Ignore the part about my tongue sticking didn't work out like I planned (don't ask).

Please excuse my hair...I need some frizz control STAT. But besides that I think my answers are perrttyyyy awesome. And I'm sure you all are DIEING to watch..... :P

That's all love muffins! Thanks for reading/watching!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

No Longer MIA!

Wow...that was a long no blog vacay! I have had some much needed (mostly internet free) rest and relaxation and I've got it the past week and a half. Frankly (who says that), I have just been too busy. But I have some fun posts planned this week:

In Loving Memory of Hostess: 
Easy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Rolls (those giant pumpkin ho ho things)

A Thanksgiving Linkup

My Christmas Decor

PLUS a Weigh Day Wednesday thrown in there!

Honestly, the weigh day may not go to well but I'm going to bust my arse the next couple of days. I have been running though just not eating :(

Anyway, watch for these post this week and hope you are all having a GREAT Thanksgiving week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weigh Day Wednesday

I know I missed last week...but it was Halloween and I stuffed my face with candy the day before so I decided not to post about my 0 pound weight loss last week...BOO (slapping myself in the face)! :( I did have a NSV though...a few weeks ago I bought a pair of jeans a size too small but last week I fit in them!!! I was pumpeddd! 

Too cute and true!!

I had a post (here) where I talked about eating clean. Well lets just say it did NOT work out. I think if I would have pushed through it harder I would have been fine. But with all the halloween goodies at work it was hard and I caved. But its okay because I did have a loss this week:

-1.2 pounds. Total loss: 21.2 pounds. Yee haw!

 Anyways it's not much but its a loss and ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING so I'm keeping it positive biotches.

I'm feeling pretty awesome about my jogging schedule lately but then yesterday this happened:

I twisted my ankle running yesterday! But I finished my last half mile and broke through a major mental block. I know I should have stopped but no one ALWAYS does the right thing.......right?? I iced it and took advil and it feels good so this morning I went on a SLOW 2 mile jog. My time went up from 11:30 to 12:31 per mile just because I didn't want to push it. It hurt a little bit after the run but I will ice again tonight. I want to do a 4 mile run on Saturday which is a long run for me! 

P.S- isn't it cool how my toes match the blueberry bag?

Some other cool shenanigans:

Anyway, I made these HEALTHY quesadillas for dinner the other night:
And yes I pronounce them quesaDILLA not iya because I think it's funny to sound like a red neck sometimes. 
Bought this cute scarf at Old Navy this weekend, and please enjoy the awkward creeper smile!

And yep I voted yesterday! Although, last night my news feed on facebook was ridiculous!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Name Change!

So this crazy mama has gone and done it. I changed my name. Yep...from Crazy/Simple Mama to One Crazy Mama. Because folks I am not simple...seriously...not simple at ALL. Ask my hubs. I spent countless sleepless nights debating whether to do this or not but I did it. 

And that's because I'm crazy and proud of it.

So no more of that simple shiz...just keepin it real. 

Thanks so much to Holly's hubs Chris for changing my header and button. If you need your blog designed (or re designed) check him out. He deals with us crazy blog mom's alllllll the time. He's pro.

I'm a Lucky Duck, a WINNER announced & a blog hop!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend! I know I did. It was pretty amazing but nothing really spectacular happened. 

First things first, last week I found out that I won Melanie's give away! I was so pumped! I NEVER win anything. 
I received the package on Friday and it was pretty much awesome.

This nail polish she sent me makes my heart sing. Essie "chinchilly." I just HAD to paint my nails the second that I got it.

I didn't work on Friday because I was TRYING to get my house clean for a party on Saturday. Little man and I had a Mommy/Son "date" at Star Bucks. It was his first hot chocolate ever. So adorbs.

On Saturday I got an "outside run" in, in the morning. I haven't run since the Color Run last weekend but I had my fastest run ever! Woo hoo!  Then I "hosted" my Mom in Laws birthday party at my house. It was tons of fun! So you may think the decorations are a little "little girlish" well it was for a reason. I thought it would be funny because she keeps "bugging" me about wanting me to get preggers and have a little girl (she has two boys). So I decked out the decor in pink and purple, and we had a "princess party."

Sunday was chill. Went for another "outside run," and it was pretty much awesome. Then lounged with my boys. THEN the hubs and I had a date night...we got a baby sitter and enjoyed a nice dinner. Unfortunately I drank wine and had some pasta, but you know what? Even if your dieting you gotta live a little! I Love Sundays because they are usually relaxed despise them a little because the next day is Monday. 

Oh want to know who won the GIVE-AWAY???

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congrats Sam! I will shoot you an email shortly! 
Also I'm participating in:
It's a blog hop...I have never done one of these but it is a cool way to find new blogs to read! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recap

So my "campaign" to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness has come to an end. Here is some more info about it. So I raised a total of 50.00... not much but better than nothing right? I ended up getting 84 new followers in October so at .25 cents each follower that ended up being 21.00 so I just rounded up to $25.00 The other funds were donated by:

and my real life friend Julie

Please visit there blogs they are such awesome ladies!! 

I still need to hit up some family for some more donations. Even though October is over does not mean we don't need to think about this horrible disease and try to help find a cure and raise awareness! 

Here is my donation receipt:

Thank you all so much for following me and helping to raise money for this very important cause! 

Please checkout my f'n awesome GIVE AWAY you will not regret it! It ends on Monday!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



 Six years ago I would be getting excited to get slutted up in some sort of costume that showed WAY to much skin. But now? I don't roll that way. I'm excited to get my son dressed up in his T-Rex costume and take him trick or treating! Nothing wrong with slutting up I'm just past that stage in my life and too chunky for those costumes...hahaha.

This is my FIRST give-away. This give-away is to say Thank you THANK YOU for all the motivation and inspiration you all have given me throughout my journey. And I still have a LONG way to go so I hope you all are ready for the ride. This blog has been the key to my weight loss, and I am so happy to share my weight loss ups and downs with you all! I don't think I would have come this far without any of you. 

Since Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end I thought I would do a few products that supported Breast Cancer research and a couple other just fun ones. Remember until midnight tonight for every follower I get I will donate .25 cents to The Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. For more info see my Cancer Sucks post.

Anyways onto the SWAG:

OPI Pink of Hearts FULL SIZE nail polish set. 

Biolage Colorcaretherapie Hair Set. This stuff is amazing and your hair will smell so good. Even if it's not colored it still is great to use! 

A Super cute Owl necklace. 

My personal copy of Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fast Fix. I don't want this DVD anymore...we broke up remember?? :)

Anyway, the only requirement is that you are a follower of my blog! Use the handy dandy raffle copter to enter below. If you are not yet a follower click the "join this site" button to the right above my AMAZING followers. 

This drawing will go through this coming Monday. Good luck biotches!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Color Run Weekend!

So I did my first 5k EVER this weekend. I was so nervous but it ended up being tons of fun! In fact I'm signing up for another one...The Turkey Trot which is on Thanksgiving...yee haw! Maybe I can burn about 1/20th of the calories I will be consuming that day!

Anyway, time for some pictures:

Before/After :)

My amazing friends! Bottom left corner is my little man and I after. I thought he might be scared when I came back and was literally covered with color but he thought it was so funny!

Let me tell you that color powder aint no joke. It was EVERYWHERE. My car still looks like a bunch of fairies shit colorful pixie dust everywhere (especially in the back seat bitches!) :)

We had pedi's with my awesome mom in law scheduled for that afternoon. So I showered and assumed I got all the colorful mess off of me. Get to the Spa. Look down at my feet and my big toe is blue. I told the girl "umm I did the color run I don't have a disease or anything" then she goes "oh that explains all of that green and blue on your neck." Apparently I didn't look at myself too well after showering. But hey I had to get to the spa!

My sister in law and I puff painted our shirts! It totally reminded me of the 90's when you would decorate EVERYTHING even those ked shoes with puff paint. :) 

All in all it was so fun I will definitely be doing this run again next year. I am mainly just proud of myself for actually committing to a running plan. I have tried running MULTIPLE times the past few years and always gave up when it got too hard. Not this time biotches. I pushed through and did it. It feels so good to accomplish goals. Just gotta keep going. 

Today I start 10k training.

ALSO, I am doing a give a way on WEDNESDAY (day after tomorrow) to thank all of my amazing "followers," It is going to be off the hook!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's a Vicious Cycle

Note: I wrote this last night.
So I have been struggling with my snacking. I'm sure a lot of us have been. It is so f'n hard when you have all this shit food around you at work. I have had pretty good will power but sometimes you just give in and eat a damn homemade pumpkin muffin with cheesecake frosting. When my boss brought those in I directly said "I hate you!" to her. Obviously I was joking my boss rocks but I really didn't want those cup cakey muffins staring me down. So I ate half of one, then I ate the other half the next day and then today I ate a whole one. Then pasta for lunch and then fast food for dinner womp womp womp. I feel like shiiiieeeetttt. It's like one bad choice brings on another then another then another bad choice!There goes my weight loss for last week! 

Well what's a fatty girl to do?

So after reading Miss Holly's post about starting clean eating again, I decided I am going to start "clean-ish" eating tomorrow, because I really don't have the balls to eat totally clean. I am not going to be eating cupcakes or cookies or processed sugary snacks. I will still eat granola bars (that contain protein) and SOME other processed snacky items. Plus I'm going to keep my sugar down to less than 30 grams a day.

I AM going to do this until next weigh day and see how it feels.
Just like I sucked it up on the treadmill I am going to put my big girl panties on and do this too. Who wants to join me?? 

Plan for tomorrow:
Whole wheat double fiber english muffin
1-2 tblspoon natural peanut butter (200-290 cals)

Elliptical workout

Chocolate muscle milk (150 cals)
Morning stare black bean veggie patty 
2 slices smart wheat bread  
greek yogurt (320 cals)

special k protein granola bar

4 oz chicken tenderloins (skinless)
some sort of veggies
brown rice

Also going to get at least 80 oz of water in!

On a much more fun note Melanie is doing an AWESOME giveaway that ends Friday! Go check it out her blog is super motivating, and she is an inspiration to me!

P.S- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS UPDATE: So far I have raised  19.00 from the new followers this month. For every new follower I am donating .25 cents to help raise money for this cause that is so very near and dear to my heart. I have also had 25.00 in donations so we have raised $44.00 so far!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weigh Day Wednesday....

...and I'm back biotches!! :) I am so happy this morning I could dance....wait I've already done that. I finally hit the 20 lb loss mark. I lost 3.6 lbs this week and seriously cannot believe it. I did have a gain last week so it makes it really only a 2.2 lb loss but I will take it! I stepped on and off the scale four times this morning to make sure it was right.

Now I personally think any weight loss is amazing! If someone tells me they have lost 3 lbs I think that is awesome, because they have changed their habits and worked hard for something! However, not everyone thinks like that. For some reason I feel like when you're talking to other people (who aren't currently losing weight or don't need too) and you tell them how much you've lost 20 lbs or more makes it sound so much more "official."When people used to ask me how much weight I lost and I would say "oh 17 lbs" or "oh 13 lbs" they wouldn't be that impressed. But now that I've hit 20 I feel like I'm actually really in this weight loss game and that I'm sticking with it. And now when I say "oh I've lost 20" they may really take me seriously. But honestly, who cares what other people think. No matter how much weight you've lost you are AMAZING. It is hard and it sucks, but losing weight shows that you do have discipline and will power. Two things a lot of people don't have. 

Now for some pictures (warning: there is a hunting picture in here):
I have been wanting to try that Green Tea Jamba Juice that Mama L has wrote about. I can tell you that it was BOMB diggity dong, but 270 calories for a 16 oz which isn't TOO bad. Hunter had a chocolate moo'd and of course loved it and eating the cup. :)

I was hesitant to post this but I thought why not its my life right? My husband is a hunter. I used to be totally anti hunting but that is for a totally different post. Anyway, Hunter was FASCINATED with this pheasant. He kept saying "I wuv you birdie," pretty much melted my heart.
This is me about 2 weeks ago before going out for drinks with the girls. It was when I was down a little over 17 lbs. I did wear one of those tank tops that sucks you in a little! And yes my smile is scary in this picture. 

Well lovelies that's it for this weigh in post. My first 5k (The Color Run) is this Saturday and I am nervous/pumped!! 

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Nap Time Notes!

This post is just kind of random. The lil guy is napping and instead of getting some stuff done I would much rather blog it up. 

What I should be doing:
Just one corner of my house. Most the rest of the rooms look like this as well. Gahhh.

Anyway, I hope everyone else has had a good week! I sure have especially since I broke up with Jillian Michaels. I got back into my running routine and feel like a baller again. I'm pretty sure I have gotten over my DREADmill aversion. I have run on the treadmill every day the past 4 days and have done great! I graduated from C25K today! woop woop! My first 5k is the Color Run and is a week from today I am SO EXCITED!.

So why the lush/alcoholic pictures you ask? WELL, I was grocery shopping on Wednesday night at Walmart (I HATE that store) had beer and wine on clearance! It was amazing. They were the Fall seasonal brews and were some of the hubs fave beers! Normally they are about $8 a sixer and they were all on sale for $2.50 to $4.00 a six pack. So I found seven of my hubbies favorites and then got myself a 4 pack of Pinot Nior for 5 bucks...holla! And no the beer was not expired they just had to make room for the winter seasonal's. This was pretty much the highlight of my week. I called my BFF and Mom after just to tell them about this haha. 

I also lost my voice as of Thursday. Yesterday a four year old at work asked me "Why did you turn your voice creepy?" I about died. She was too cute. I sound like I have smoked 38 packs a day for 88 years. Seriously. Its that bad. Luckily, I'm not sick it's just my voice that is gone so I have still been eating good healthy and running/working out. 

My little monster in the bath. He loves it!

Also, I have to admit that I do miss Jillian a little bit. I think I may rekindle our romance by doing level 2 of the shred tonight! 
ALSO, I have reached over 100 followers which I'm pretty stoked about. I know it is mainly because of these two super cool chicks: Holly and Kristen These hookers classy ladies have awesome blogs go check em out! :) So to honor over 100 followers I will be doing a give-a-way at the end of the month and it will be pretty damn sweet! THANK YOU so much for following and reading my nonsense.

Well, I'm going to go guzzle drink some coffee before the little man wakes up! 

Hope everyone is having a FAB weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weigh Day and Tat Pics!

This is for the people who wanted a picture of my tramp stamp tattoo HERE IT IS:

Black flower with "falling petals" bleghh.

Anyway, onto the main topic of this post. I dreaded this weigh day more than any other weigh day. You know how last week I stayed the same? Well this week is even worse...I gained 1.4. First of all, I have been DREADING working out this week. I have not been feeling "right," just a little off with everything. Don't know why. Second, I hate Jillian. I posted in Fit Camp today that I am breaking up with her. We may have a few "one night stands" when I decide to do one of her workouts, but I am SICK of doing her shred DVD every day. I don't run as much and that makes me a sad panda (If you know where that last parts from I freakin love you)! So yep I'm quitting the JM challenge. BUT today I start a weight loss challenge where my team and I could win PRIZES. Yippeee gotta love prizes! And my team is pretty bad ass. So watch out. :)

I'm going to start setting small goals each week, because it gives me something to focus on:
1) At LEAST 64 oz of water each day...only one diet pop a week.
2)Plan my day of eating out in My Fitness Pal the night before and STICK to it. 
3) Run. run. run. Plus some weight lifting. 

 Time for some pictures:

Silly photo shoot with my boy. 


All in all, this weight loss game sucks balls big time. It's a roller coaster, but I'm not getting off anytime soon!