Wednesday, May 27

Hurricane Survival Guide

This past weekend we went through our survival tote just in case to make sure we are prepared for a hurricane. Since the newscasters keep talking about the ten year storm we might get. Makes my skin crawl. Thank God we have not been in a bad storm yet. I hope we never have one. There is way too much stuff you need to have. You have to have a at home kit which includes:
  1. flashlight
  2.  battery operated radio
  3. 6 extra sets of batteries( Which is well over a hundred dollars just in this)
  4.  Gel freezer packs to keep food cold
  5.  cooler
  6. matches and a lighter
  7. camping stove and grill with fuel tank/charcoal with a fire starter
  8. fire extinguisher (box of baking soda to extinguish a fire)
  9.  medicine if anybody's taking medicine
  10.  supply for at least two weeks of diapers formula bottles pacifier(if you have a baby)
  11.  medicine kit that has aspirin, stomach acid, anti diarrhea medicine, iodide, hydrogen peroxide, bacterial ointment, bandages and tape.
You also have to have an evacuation kit that includes
  1.  map/ compass
  2.  tire sealer in your trunk
  3.  sleeping bags or blankets for each member
  4.  air or foam mattress
  5.  identification for the whole family
  6.  important documents
  7.  extra clothes and shoes
  8.  books, games, playing cards
  9. soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, feminine products, paper towels and cash.
It is now hurricane season we have completed a first aid kit.

Don't mind my thumb it was a one second slicer accident that almost took part of my thumb off. A Mother's Day gift. Don't worry I didn't bleed in my cucumbers. I was able to save them.  Little by little our tote is almost complete. Our plan is to stay put to wait out the storm. I'm not looking to be stuck on the highway with two kids and two cats. Unless we have time to leave I guess we will need to buy another boat.

Tuesday, May 26

Beast Mode

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Sean promotes the Beast products on Instagram. I love his YouTube videos and great advice. He also has a dog name Clark who is adorable! My wonderful hubby decide to switch up my game with some new clothes and samples. He knows me too well. 
  Pre -workout today was insane I was totally wired before my workout.  I took half of my trail package yesterday just to see how I would do. I didn't feel anything so my thought today was take the orange flavor one but the whole serving. By the way any pre-workout I have taken always taste horrible. Drink it fast and plug your nose. Well I loved it! The only thing I disliked about the pre-workout was it did give me the jitters. The directions say to take 30 minutes before working out which I did. I felt it kick in as I was driving to the gym. Once I got there I had to run in place before my short circuit class. I was ready to go! The instructor and other women there asked me if I was okay. My response was " Let's get this party started. What are we waiting for?" We were waiting for Teresa to explain what the hell we had to do. Meanwhile
I'm doing jumping jacks at this point. I killed my workout today. Knowing my body I knew I had to slam my water in order to be able to take my yoga class.  I had to push my pre workout out of my body through the power of water.  Thankfully I was able to take yoga. Angela is a great instructor who is way to flexible.
This is totally her. I'm not there yet hopeful soon.  I needed to slow down after my pre workout. This class helped me relax 100%. If you are in the area try it out. She has a beginners class and advance. Either class is always at your own pace. Don't try to keep up with anyone that's how you can hurt yourself.
Pineapple BCCA's are absolutely delicious. The BCAA's have a rapid recovery. The electrolytes really make this an epic product!  Just like my Shredz BCAA's it does the something. I love BCAA's during my workouts, keep me focused, and delay time to fatigue! A nice switch from fruit punch. It also helps to curve your appetite in the evening which I tend to get a little sweet tooth from time to time. Drinking this at dinner  keeps me on the right track. My overall review is great but be careful when taking the pre workout. It did last during my whole workout class including fifteen minute's of abs. Which I love! In about a month I will try this product again to switch it up from Shredz. Not that I don't like it I'm still in the works finding out what works for me and if I want to take anything at all. My fitness goals are simple not to lose weight but to build muscle. The main reason just to lead a healthy lifestyle. It's not a diet it truly is a lifestyle which makes it easier for me at least. I'm two years in on my five year six pack goal. Wish me luck! Remember it takes hard work and dedication for anything. You will make time for it if you want it bad enough.

Monday, May 25

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie

This is a hilarious book. It's written by a 12 year old Zombie if you follow the books Diary of a Wimpy Kid these books follow the same mindset just in Minecraft. It starts off as a diary on a Monday he doesn't understand why his mom makes him go scare the villagers. Zombies can't go out during the day he thinks it would be easier if he had human parents because they're probably nice. He has to go to scare School to learn how to scare the villagers. It's extremely cute if you or your children are obsessed with Minecraft this series is definitely for you. We started reading the book yesterday and haven't been able to put it down. It's a silly book that will make you laugh. Now, I have to order the whole set from Amazon. They run about $3.99 or so it varies. Learning how to play is hard but a lot of fun when my directions come from a four year old.  Happy Reading!  

Sunday, May 24

Paintball and Brothers

My boys are always good to each other. Christopher sat with me for three hours while his big brother played with his friends shooting paintballs at each other. Christopher was bored out of his mind. We talked played tag a lady gave him pizza because he was cute. It was in the 90's Justin was covered from head to toe in sweat, dirt and paint. Justin seems to like to play right now. If he keeps it up Daddy has talked me into letting him buy a paintball gun for him. He wants all the gear. Some more Father and Son bonding time where they can be crazy together. I love it! I really do love how close they are. It melts my heart. Here is what Justin was looking at to get.
When Justin would come off the field Christopher would make sure he had his water to drink. He even helped refill his brother's gun with paintballs. Kept a handful to step on I guessed he figured it was his payment for waiting. Justin didn't care it made Christopher happy. Justin took some good hits that left marks on him. Christopher was all concern we needed to get ice packs for him on the way home. It was too cute to see how much he cares. Christopher was the only one yelling "Go Jay Go Jay!" That was one of the times Justin took a hit because of Christopher. I felt bad it looked like it hurt. Christopher tells him later "You should look next time big Bro!" I had to laugh because he is to little to understand right now.
Christopher can't play until he turns eight years old but he like this gun as well. The Combat Zone is the place to go if you are looking to try it out. They have three fields right now. The Ref's are great and work off tips so make sure you tip them. They keep it running smooth. I was a little worried about Justin getting ambush by being in there by himself. That won't happen here or at least what I see they are really strict by how the fields are run. It's a lot of fun make sure you bring water.  
Brothers Forever
Justin even clean the oven for me to say thank you for taking him to play. Justin is growing up so fast. Time sure goes by really fast. I know I have said it before but it really does.

Tuesday, May 19

It smells like a rose

 Look at the color in these flowers they are just stunning. I can see different shades of purple and red. I used my landscape Nikon 55-300 lens. Just playing around day before yesterday.

 The kids were doing there own thing on the computer playing Minecraft of course.  I thought I would take advantage of the house being quite. I took over a dozen pictures just to get a handful that looked amazing. Godzilla wouldn't leave me alone. I was hoping he would pick the flower up in his mouth and try to run a way. That would have been a neat picture to get. Instead he thought I was playing when I lay down on the floor. That's the story behind the last picture.
It's still a great picture. It may not have been the one I wanted but working with cats is not an easy task.

Sunday, May 17

Who's a cute Zombie?

You are a cute Zombie.  I'm not sure if I will ever take photos like this. They are beautifully disturbing in an awesome way. I'm not even sure if that makes sense at all. Justin would love to do this. I'm not sure I would let him. He is trying to get his Father and I to let him run in the Universal Studios Zombie run in October. I already said sure if Daddy runs too. I have to stay behind to watch Christopher.  So I'm out. They don't need me. He wants to run away from them hubby of course wants to be a zombie.  Hell No! As I laugh it would be fun. I wonder who else I could get to do it too. I love Halloween.  It's my favorite holiday. Take a look I would love if you would share your thoughts.  

On the hunt for Bones Leg!

Six in a half hours two cups of coffee forty ounces of water a turkey sandwich with ten totes of Legos. We were on the hunt for this lego toy named Bone.  Apparently he lost his leg. Christopher refused to let me take a picture of him because he was leg less. The leg is smaller than my pinky nail only the white part.  We found everything else like the Iron Man lego guys. Zombies from the zombie collection. We finally found Steve from Minecraft with the rest of his body.  Christopher realize today that Minecraft Steve shares the same name as his daddy. We also found our share of cat toys that some how made there way in the lego box. Justin's poker chips were in there as well with my hair ties and clips. Christopher inform me that he uses my clips as monster cranes to pick up things. He has one heck of imagination on him. As we went through his legos we built a city that Godzilla the evil cat destroyed! He took off with the Legos with Christopher running after him. It was too funny! Christopher tries to rebuild when  Mickey decided she was going to lay on top of the Legos. We never did find Bone's leg. After all that today I think I will just go buy another Lego set just to get another Bones guy. I think that may just be a little easier since my back was not to happy with me. Thank God for yoga! It was my best friend tonight.  Boys are both sleeping.  I never knew looking and playing with Legos could be so exhausting. I wouldn't have it any other way! I love being a Mom!

Friday, May 15

Doing what I know

The other day the boys and I decided to make it a picture day. I now carry my camera around everywhere with me. Taking pictures takes time patience and the ability to wait. My children are my inspiration along with both my cats. This picture should be for a cat dental plan.
I enjoy working with my boys. They have a wide variety of views when I'm editing my pictures. I have always made them a huge part of anything I do. With taking pictures they see beauty in a different way.  It's interesting when they suggest a picture shot. Like this one of my Popsicle.
He is throwing himself down. He is counting 1,2,3,4 then back he goes. He is mocking Natalie Eva Marie from WWE she posted a video on her Instagram account showing her come back in the ring. We must have viewed that video a dozen times. At first Christopher was shocked asking "What in the world is she doing?" Then big brother walks in explaining it to him as they head out to the trampoline to try it out. This last picture is  taken from my two dozen roses  I received from my hubby on  Mother's Day. They now have a purple tint to them today. He gets me roses whenever which are my favorite flower of all time.  He knows me so well. I just absolutely adore him!
I'm in the middle of seeing this picture on a canvas on my wall. I might need to repaint my living room considering that the room is orange. That would be a job for Super Hubby! I dislike painting it's too much work. Until next time Have a blessed day and enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, May 13

The little Joys in life

I have been taking pictures for some time now . I find the little things give me the most joy out of what I do. The faces the kid's make are absolutely priceless. My son for one I have no idea what he is thinking here. It made me laugh out loud.
I have to make Justin laugh otherwise he gives me this weird look. He always tries to tell me he doesn't have time for pictures. Like he has a hot date or something. I'll say that. That's when the real smile comes out. I'm acting funny behind the camera in order to get a smile out of him. He is a busy body! I'm forever posting pictures of my boys. They are very happy children with tons of jokes. I can't tell you how many times they can just look at each other and just laugh about nothing. It will make you laugh.
See those faces? I love it!
Jay was trying to give me a hug as I was trying not to fall as he lunged towards me.
Christopher on the other hand is a ham and a half. He is forever telling us some kind of story of some past life he thinks he had. Some stories are a little creepy when he says stuff like I seen the plane go down as I was looking up.
He is robot walking on the field.
A lost shoe says it all!!
Planes are always flying over the soccer field.  Taking time with learning the software for editing is a lot of fun. Things I never knew you could do. My website is coming along a little better. Hopefully in the near future it will be up and pictures will be for sell. PatriciaPictures I have had it since last year putting it together with my web designer is a pain. It's all worth it to see the kids run towards me as I try not to get slaughter by the ball.
Let me know what you think of these pictures.


Monday, May 11


Latin night Downtown Titusville, with my YMCA volunteer Team.
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on Friday, May 8, 2015

Diana has a great attitude about getting fit. She teaches a few classes that will kick your butt into shape. This class is a favorite of mine even if I have been away for awhile with a different class. These ladies are the most upbeat people you will ever meet. Don't shy away because you can't dance. Don't make excuses why you can't take a class. Just walk in the door the people are amazing! There isn't any judging just people getting into shape. Most of the time they have no clue you are new until after the class. Then everyone will talk to you so get use to having new friends. Everyone knows who you are. They miss you when you are gone. The encouragement is out of this world. I think the ring leader in being positive is Marsha. Dancing makes everyone happy. It's a chance to let go and live in the moment you are given. If you want to sweat burn calories and have fun. Please stop by to see Diana and the rest of the crew. She also teaches a spin class, abs and a power mode class. Change it up a bit don't get stuck doing the same workout year after year.
Shake what you can most of all have lots of fun. Hope to see you in class Monday morning! Make sure you click o the video above just to get a little taste of what to expect in class.

Wednesday, May 6

8 Fit

I recommend 8fit v 2.1.5. Visit the links from your Android device. 8fit v 2.1.5 ( )

This app is a great tool to use at home or traveling.  The workouts vary from fourteen minutes to four minutes.  It gives you the option to listen to music to pause it whenever you need to. I'm always looking for new apps new videos on YouTube new information. Knowledge is power! How to sculpt and tone my body is important to me. Besides I like to be nosy and see how other people are doing their workouts. To see what's new now. The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. Who else has this app? 

Tuesday, May 5

Sombrero cookies

Everyday the boys and I will be learning about Mexico. Today is a food craft. It's simple just make some sugar cookies then you will put frosting around the rim of it we used lime frosting. Add sprinkles a candy drop for the top now you have a sombrero cookie. It was really messy sprinkles everywhere cats swimming in it. Godzilla really is the demon cat sometimes. He was rolling around in the sprinkles on the kitchen floor licking himself it was insane! We still had a lot of fun cooking.  Christopher and Justin loves to be in the kitchen with me whipping up something new everyday. Justin's day to cook is Friday can't wait to see what he will be cooking to celebrate Mexico. Happy Cinco de Mayo! !

Monday, May 4

Something to try

 In light of Cinco de Mayo try some guacamole. I make it all the time Justin loves it. I don't have a picture because by the time I made it then took it to the table it was already gone. Justin bugging me in the kitchen as a few chips go missing. Never fails that and salsa doesn't ever last long. We are in Day 4  of celebrating Mexican Heritage Month. It's so nice when we are studying something as a family it is enjoyed by everyone. Just a fun fact did you know there are 19 million people living in Mexico City. That is twice as many people who live in New York according to the book we read last night. That is a lot of people. There are 56 native languages spoken in Mexico. Just rambling today just thought I would share. If you are going out please be safe don't drink too many margarita's. Have fun dance laugh just love the day ahead.

Vegan • Gluten free • Paleo                                                                                                                 


2 tbsp Cilantro
1 clove Garlic
4 Hass avocados, ripe
3/8 cup Red onion
1 Roma tomato, large


1 1/2 tbsp Lime juice, fresh

Baking Spices

1 pinches Cayenne pepper
1 Salt and freshly ground black pepper mix and enjoy.

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