Year: 2010

New Years Eve! Movie Update!

Happy New Years Eve!! I’ll admit we’re kinda wimpy in this house…even though we’re in California, we celebrate New York City’s New Year’s Eve (9 pm here). We’ll be going to some friends for a little bit this evening and home before all the “crazy” drivers hit the road (I hope). Now, back to my […] Read more…

Movie week Bonanza!!

One of the AWESOME things about having this week off is the time I’ve had to see movies…. IN THE THEATRE! Pops and I usually watch quite a few movies each week, but honestly, he’s not one to go to an actual movie theater. We rent usually watch our movies through Netflix, Apple TV or […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves

Here are my two food “loves” this week. First, we have: Gardein Breaded Crispy Tenders These are so yummy and cook up very quickly in even a toaster oven. I know this because I usually have a package (or two) in the freezer at the office. I like them on and within a salad. I […] Read more…

Wordless Wednesday – Holiday of Lights Fun

Earlier this week, Pops and I took Mimi, Hunter and Westly to Gilroy Gardens Holiday of Lights. It was a chilly night here (no, not compared to the rest of the country), but we kept super warm laughing and having fun with the boys. Here are some photos from the fun: Let’s just keep the […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Cleaning Silver Jewelry

One thing on my “to do” list this week (as I’m off of work) is to clean my silver jewelry. These pieces just seems to be very, very tarnished… probably from a year of hanging out in the open (as opposed to being tucked away in a jewelry box). One non-toxic alternative I have is […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Simple Date Snack

Sometimes the simplest treats are the tastiest. In the effort to keep everything super simple this week, here’s an incredibly easy and healthy snack to make – dates filled with almond butter. My daughter Libby had a plate of these out on the table at Christmas. They are just so simple and so yummy! Ingredients: […] Read more…

Post Christmas Is it Time to Relax?

Success!! aaahhh Christmas was a Success around here. It might have something to do with the Magic Christmas dust we left out for Santa: Our day was filled with family, good food, warm fireplaces and lots of kids hugs and smiles. I hope yours was filled with the same. It really doesn’t get better than […] Read more…

Crazy Christmas Week

This week has been INSANE!! I swear every year I say this is not going to happen…and I start all the preparations early. My decorations were up before Thanksgiving week was over. Most of my presents were purchased before the second week of December began…the problem is the word “most” in that sentence. The reason […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Vegan Feta & Tofurky

Here are my two vegan food “loves” this week. First, we have: Sunergia Soy Feta Cheese Alternative First of all, I’m sure for all you “non-vegans” out there, it’s impossible for you to even imagine eating any sort of vegan cheese. And now I’m talking about vegan FETA cheese! I read about this a few […] Read more…

Wordless Wednesday – All Bubba

All Bubba All THE Time Photo shot by our friend Wendy Photo shot by our friend Greg Bubba hiking in the rain – wearing his Mickie Mouse raincoat Photo shot again by our friend Greg Another sweet shot taken by Wendy And, finally, Bubba “action dog” leaping for Wendy’s son Daniel ~ Lita Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Wrapping Paper Recycle

Have you already finished all your gift wrapping this holiday season?? Or are you like me, doing a little bit each day focusing first on the gifts that needed to be shipped away? Just in case you haven’t purchased your wrapping paper yet, and if you’re not feeling particularly crafty and have the energy to […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Pound Cake

Did you see me raving about this recipe on Facebook??? (if not, please join my facebook page – pretty please!) So, I wanted to make myself a “birthday cake”, but I wanted to keep it simple. Dang that there’s not a vegan bakery just around the corner from my house!! Robin Robertson’s book “1,000 Vegan […] Read more…

A Blessed Year

I have no problem admitting today is my birthday….I know some women do. I also have no issue with admitting I just turned 42. The reason I have no problem with saying these things is simple… This past year, I’ve felt so BLESSED! Blessed to have another amazing year of marriage to my best friend. […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Stuffed Turkey & Vegan Cheese

Here are the vegan food items I’d like to share this week. Gardein Savory Stuffed Turkey This is one of the many Gardein items (including buffalo wings, BBQ wings and beefless tips) that you can find in the freezer section of your store. They are super tasty, low in calories and high in protein.  These […] Read more…

Holiday Skating Party

Last night we had our company holiday party. Pretty good, I think, for a company who’s financial stress at the end of last year didn’t afford us a holiday party. Even better was the fact that this year the party included family members – including children! Topping that was that the party was held at […] Read more…

Wordless Wednesday – Holiday Colors

One of my Christmas trees is decorated in blue and white….. and one in red and gold. Both seem equally magical to me. Happy Holidays ~ Lita Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Gifts

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Are you like me trying to complete most of it via the internet? If so, here are a few of “green” gift sites that I’ve been browsing through. The first is: Nubius Organics sells eco-Friendly and reusable lunch bags, water bottles and children’s toys. They also have green […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegetable Soup over Rice or Noodles

I’m in soup mode again. I apologize…I think. Considering my daughters and grandsons just devoured bowls of it, I think I should re-consider an apology. Truth is, I actually love having soup left-overs to take to work for lunch during the week, so I was super motivated to make another batch. Since we had the […] Read more…

Tree Decorating Lessons

I thought I knew everything about tree decorating. I mean, I did decorate no less than 4 trees in my home this year alone (all different themes). But these guys: Hunter, aka sweet smile and taught me something totally new the other evening. Before the ornament gets put onto the tree…. I now believe I […] Read more…

Christmas Wreaths & Crafty Inspirations

Little known fact about Lita: I LOVE to make wreaths!!! Especially HOLIDAY wreaths! The first year I ever decided to make some, I made 85 of them. I hung them all over the outside of our garage and posted a “Wreaths for Sale” sign at the end of our driveway. I sold ALL of them! […] Read more…

Happy Birthday Nia!

Today is my good friend Nia’s 49th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Nia! And, as you read this, Pops and I are heading down to Malibu to spend the weekend with her and her husband Sam. I’m really looking forward to this trip for many reasons. Of course, there’s that we’re celebrating Nia’s birthday. In addition, we’re […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Triple Play

Instead of sharing just one of my vegan loves, this week I’d like to share three. The first, a newbie added just this week to my grocery cart (I believe they’re pretty new all-around): Tofurky Pizzas Pops and I actually had this, alongside a salad, for dinner last night. It was one of those quick […] Read more…

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