Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What's on your nightstand?

Let's be honest . . .I'm not a sit on the couch and read for hours kind of girl. I wish I was a reader reader. . . I wish I could find the time. . make the time. . .add an extra 24 hours in my mommy work week. Can I do that? For now I'll settled with a chapter here and a chapter there. I love to read ~ it uplifts me. I feel educated for a small minute. You know until mommy brain kicks back in and I forget almost everything I just read. :) I thought I would share what is on my nightstand this month and maybe you can let me know what is on yours.
1. Wake up to a Happier Life. Even the best mom's have their bad days. . . kind of like a bad bad hair day. I don't really have bad hair days . . .but my Whisky Tango sure does. Her hair really has a mind of it's own. WOW! That was huge tangent. Anyway, back to having a happy life. My sweet husband . . .Yes! I really mean that with no touch of sarcasm, surprised me with this Happy life book one day. I wonder why?? It's true. . .must have been a grumpy mom/wife day. Love him ~ and really loved this book. I think it would be a best seller if it didn't have such a lame title. Is that mean?? No one wants to feel like their life is unhappy. Anyway, It's a great read!
2. The Eat Clean Diet. You can usually find me living 'the lifestyle', cooking 'the lifestyle', talking about 'the lifestyle', or reading all about 'the lifestyle.' :) I'm addicted to the 'the lifestyle.' That is what I call this new way of life I'm all about. I wish I could shout from the roof tops. . . .80% diet. . . 10% genes. . . 10% exercise. Yep, STOP STUFFING YOUR FACE WITH A TREATY TREAT EVERYDAY. . .TWICE A DAY. . remember 10 TREATS A DAY!! That was me! OK! This book was so ~ so. Honestly I didn't read it. . . I just skimmed the pages. My friend Kristi really needs to write herself a little book. She is amazing and I'm pretty sure she'd make millions. Anyone want a 'lifestyle' book? Count me in the pre-sales. :)
3. The Secret. I don't believe that I can write a review that will do this book justice. The philosophy's found in this book if applied are truly life changing. Want a better outlook on life? Want to know why when you stub your toe out of bed in the morning the whole day goes down the tub? Want to create more happiness? Want more money? I could go on and on and on. . . . you get the idea. This book is kind of a regular in my world. Every once in awhile I need to brush up on my positive outlook on life skills. This little friend I like to call the secret keeps me in check. It's a winner.
So that is the story of my reading life. I have heard rave reviews about some vampire love series. It makes me laugh and have a little chuckle. I just don't know about this Edward character. I guess I'm just a little to practical for High School crushes and neck sucking vampires. So for you out there that have crushes on our handsome high school Vampire. . let's hear about that book. For now I'll stick to books that improve my little life and well-being. Happy Reading. :)


Deanna said...

Right now I have an atlas because I'm ready to start the "Life's Too Short to Work So Stinkin Much Tour 2007." Cali? Ireland? Hawaii? Yes, please.

kami @ said...

Kyle and I are way into the secret, although it goes in phases and I need to get on track with it again. About my boyfriend Edward Cullen, he could be yours too if you give him two days :)...that is how long it takes to read #1. These books are that good.

Becca said...

I don't know Kami, but I'm with her. Those V-books are that good! :) I love them! Yours sound pretty good too. I'm just not all about giving up treaty treats.. can they fit in the "lifestyle" somehow?? Darn.. being chubby sucks too! :) I'll think about it.. and you think about the vampire books! :)

Barrett Bunch said...

Well, I will be the first to admit that I have started twilight by Stephanie Meyer... My friend Jamie told me I had to read it. A bit skeptical I am giving it a go, will keep you updated!

Anonymous said...

"The Secret" is a lifesaver for me! The house in Olympia had me just about down for the count mentally when the pipes broke (read: another $6-8k in repairs and weeks in delay). I was really near snap point. Deanna says you have to listen to "The Secret" Shauna sent you or this house is going to kill you. I listened and in a 10 minute drive to work I was totally hooked. I would seriously be in a nut house right now if I had not plugged into "The Secret". There is so much truth in this book about human nature and how we build our own world. Life Changing is the only way to describe it. It augments all the teachings we know to be true. Somethings you have to spin around a little to work... but almost all of it fits someway! Thank you Shauna, you are my personal life saver!

Brent, Kristi and Chase said...

Here is a pre kristi cookbook recipe!!!
Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Meal 2 or 3
Cals: 286
Fat: 3 g.
Carbs: 37 g.
Fiber: 6 g.
Protein: 27 g.

Prep Day Tips:
1.Multiply ingredients by 7. After muffins are cooked, divide equally for 7 days and freeze in ziplock bags for each day.

Ingredients: 1/4 c plain pumpkin
1/2 c plain oats (regular or quick)
1 tbsp. chocolate or vanilla protein powder
4 egg whites
1/4 c. skim milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 packets of splenda
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine all dry ingredients into magic bullet cup OR blender. Blend till oats turn to flour form.
3. add pumpkin, egg whites, skim milk, and vanilla
4. Spray muffin tin with Pam.
5. pour evenly into muffin tin
5. Bake for 30 min or until edges are slightly brown

Recipe Tips:
1. For a pumpkin chocolate chip taste with a healthy kick, add 2 tbsp. carob chips to muffins 3/4 into cooking time. (carob chips can be found at any health food store).
2. This batter can also be made in to pumpkin bread or pumpkin pancakes
3. spray muffin tin aggressively on sides to ensure that muffins don't stick to sides of the tin.