Friday, June 22, 2012

Things I love- TTC Edition

I like to write a post once in a while about products, clothes, food, or websites/apps that I'm really into at the moment. But I've never really mentioned what TTC things I like to use. So for those of you that are TTC check these things out.

The Website is a super useful tool. It's a wealth of information and a great place to keep all your information regarding TTC. It also allows you to chart your daily temperatures and all signs & symptoms which is great!

For a Basal Thermometer for daily charting I recommend the Mabis thermometer that you can get at Walmart.
 Taking Charge of your Fertility is the first thing I bought when we decided to actively start trying to conceive. I bought this book after I reading so many postive reviews, and learning about it from the TTC community on the bump. I had just finished nursing school and had done a ton research so I thought I knew it all. Boy was I wrong, TCOYF had a great deal of information that I had no idea about so I learned a lot. I found it to be an easy, and even enjoyable read. It was well organized and made it easy to find sections that I wanted to review.

Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)

I highly recommend buying internet cheapies from somewhere like ebay or amazon. Then when you think you might have a positive double check it with a digital. My favorite digital is Clear Blue Easy. It gives you a little happy face which makes it much easier to read than 2 lines. They always have coupons, which help bring down the cost.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Punta Cana

Recently J and I went to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and we had a fabulous time! It was beautiful, the people were kind, and the culture was amazing. The food wasn't spectacular, but was pretty darn good. It was nice to just relax and get away with the husband. I would totally recommend Punta Cana to anyone wanting to get away for a relaxing and fun vacation. It was amazing!

 The Room

The Mamajuana

The Water

 The Sand

The People

The Drinks

The food

The Husband

  = one beautiful trip!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mexican Pizza Recipe

I'm not a huge fan of "fast food" but every once in awhile it's nice to have something easy for dinner. One thing I do like is a Mexican pizza from Taco Bell. I wanted to make a better version at home and this is what I came up with.

What you'll need

2 whole wheat flour tortillas
Olive Oil Spray
Mexican Cheese (can be low fat)
Ground Turkey
Organic taco seasonings
Organic refried beans with no fat

optional toppings
sour cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray each side of your tortillas with olive oil
Place in oven and bake for 5-7 minutes then flip and bake for an additional 5 minutes
Brown your ground turkey and season
Warm beans
Spread a layer of beans on one tortilla
Spread your ground turkey on top
Place second tortilla on top
Sprinkle cheese on top
Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
Top with desired toppings

Sorry for the bad pictures, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Ice Box Cake "Recipe"

I love Pinterest, I've found a ton of new recipes to try.
Josue and I bought a new patio set and decided to have a BBQ. I thought this Icebox cake I found on Pinterest would be the perfect dessert for the hot day! This is super easy to assemble and quite delicious.

What you'll need

8 Sugar Free Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sugar Free Cool Whip or homemade whip cream
Caramel, Fudge or both
Candy Bar (I used a twix & snickers) Chopped up


Place 4 Ice Cream bars on the bottom of a small casserole dish
Use a spatula to spread 1/2 of your whip cream
Drizzle some caramel
Put another layer of ice cream bars down
Spread another layer of whip cream
Drizzle fudge
Sprinkle chopped candy bar on top
Place in the freezer.
Serve frozen