Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Vegan Ginger Cookies

  • 2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegan can sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of Earth Balance (vegan butter) room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of organic applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger


  1. In a medium bowl shift the flour. Then add the nutmeg, cinnamon & baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl beat the sugar & earth balance until fluffy. Then add the applesauce, molasses, vanilla extract & ginger. Beat for about 1 minute. 
  3. Add the flour mixture to the other ingredients & stir slowly not to over stir. 
  4. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Lightly grease your cookie sheet & set the oven to 350〫F 
  6. Place cookies on a sheet with spoon & flatten but don't make them too thin.
  7. Bake on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes then place on baking rack & let cool.
  9. Then Indulge.. they are amazing!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My Growing Girls

July 2012: Gabbie 18 months, Emma 3 months & Shiloh 3 years old

October 2012: Gabbie 21 months, Emma 6 months & Shiloh 4 years old

 September 2013: Shiloh 5 years old, Gabbie 2.5 years old & Emma 17 months old

My little princesses. They all have their own beauty, personalities & are all such amazing blessings. They make life worth every second & bring so much joy.. even on the days where they are constantly fighting, misbehaving & driving me to want to head to the nearest store for some liquor & cigarettes just to relieve some stress ha! But I ain't got time for that cause I have to cook dinner now, bath them & read bedtime stories.. so instead I will settle for a nice shower & some Chicago Fire!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The More The Merrier

When we found out we were pregnant just 6 months after having our second Gabriella most people thought we were crazy..

I heard comments such as "you are setting yourself up for crazy"; "you will have your hands full"; "how will you afford two kids in diapers"; " how will you have time for 3 kids under the age of 3"; "poor Gabbie she won't get that time with you that she deserves"?
People even talked behind our backs making mean comments saying we are selfish & that our kids would be deprived of love.. I know its horrible!! It hurt me, really bad but I looked to God & I knew he blessed us with these babies because he knew we could handle the task & that we had enough love for all our babies.
Our girls ALL love each other, their Daddy & ME.. I know surprising!! There is no lack their of or sad children. There is only love & laughter.. in fact my two youngest who are 15 months apart have the closest relationship.. & a connection that is too cute..
Gabbie is not loved less nor is Shiloh & Emma most certainly is not left out.. they all love each other & have special bonds with each other..
They all have something so true & rare.. a love that speaks without words..
They are my beautiful girls & I couldn't be happier to have them in my life.. & even though people will talk & say negative things I have come to realize.. they don't know me.. or us or the love we have in our home.. they don't know that my girls laugh more then they cry, love more then they argue & have beautiful minds that are so smart, caring & compassionate. They not only teach me.. they make me a better person.. & I could not be more honored to be their mother.. & if we have one more, (shame on me) that is just another miracle, another blessing that God has chosen for us & he is the only person who decides our journey & what we will be given. So judge a way.. because it will not rain on our love or happiness.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


In January of 2008 I received news that I was expecting a baby.. forever my life had changed. Stephen & I married short after on May 10th 2008.
On May 12th 2008 I found out I was going to be blessed with a beautiful baby girl, but honestly I didn't need an ultra sound to tell me that I new from the instant I found out I was going to be a mom that I was going to be blessed with a little princess. 
In July of 2008 we decided we would name our baby Shiloh Rose. Shiloh means "His Gift" which is more true then any other words I have ever heard. Rose is her Gammy's name & together it rings beautifully. 

On September 29th at 2:23am with my Husband & My Best Friend by my side to laugh & cry with me..
after 8 hours of labor & 3 pushes, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world..
& forever our lives where changed. She has brought us so many amazing memories & emotions..
& beauty..
you are a true daddy's girl & you will always be momma's bestest friend. You make our days full, bright & beautiful. You were the best suprise we ever received & you truely are a gift from God! Happy Fifth Birthday to My Shiloh Rose Monkey Princess!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

One year ago today I had a 5 month old. She was just starting to army crawl around our house. She was alert & making all kinds of cooing sounds..
she just found that she could suck on her toes & she was simply breathtaking.. she was & still is my baby girl.. but

Now she is running around, getting into things, babbling all day long & being one silly little thing.. they grow fast.. too fast & makes this momma super busy & yet so grateful every second.
She is my Emmie.. my tough girl & my little cuddle bug. I love my babies & I want one more.. some think I am crazy.. but me I think its always been my dream to have 4 beautiful miracles running around causing chaos in our home.. & I know I can take one the challenge. But we will see what God has planned for us.. baby maybe or maybe I am just suppose to have three.. we shall see.. only time will tell. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Help Ethan Get To Disney

Meet Ethan.. he is a loving, fun & cute as a button 3 year old..

Since he was a baby he has suffered from seizure's & has had slow development as well with speech & other areas. His momma has been taking him to doctor after doctor searching for answers as to why her baby was having these problems. For years answers where not giving & a diagnoses was unknown. Earlier this year she finally received answers & found out little Ethan has Epilepsy. He now has to take daily medication & seek therapy to help with his delayed development. This isn't something that happens once in a while its a daily challenge & seizure's come at anytime.

Disneyland is having a Epilepsy Awareness Day & Ashley, Ethan's mom is doing everything she can to get him there to be with other children who also have this condition for him to see he is not alone & for her to meet other parents going through the same struggles.

I write this blog to ask all of my blog readers, friends & family to please take a moment & help this little guy get to Disney by donating to his cause. Every penny counts & it would mean so much to this family to be able to participate in this event & put a smile on his face that will priceless.

If you wish to donate please visit his site by CLICKING HERE or copying the URL below.


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