Baby #2! oh boy

So like the title says, oh boy! I’m pregnant, 8 weeks and 5 days, with baby #2. So far only one baby can be seen. I say that because I have heard so many stories where a lady is pregnant, goes in for ultrasound, and one baby shows up. THEN later down the pregnancy road, BAM! another one shows up on the ultrasound. I don’t think that’ll happen to me but you never know. Knock on wood. Phew.

Yeah, I’m happy about it, even if it was a surprise. Unfortunately, my happiness disappeared as quickly as it was created. Mainly due to my knowing that my fiance wouldn’t be happy and I was correct…for a bit. You see with my first pregnancy, he didn’t express positive feelings or even truly acknowledged it until early into the third trimester. He would be there with me when I went shopping for the baby stuff but he wasn’t really there, mentally. Which caused me some depression. I was happy throughout my whole pregnancy, for the most part. Due to him not accepting, not even acknowledging it, it caused some negative emotions towards my unborn child at the time.

Because of me being pregnant caused him unhappiness, for a few times I wished the pregnancy would disappear, wished for the baby to be gone. As soon as the thought came into my mind, it disappeared and guilt filled me up. I thought that if the pregnancy ended then we would go back to being happy. After the last time the thought came up, I decided if he doesn’t shape up or change his view after our daughter was born, he’s out. I was going to do the whole shabang. *not even sure if that’s how its spelled*. Even though he wasn’t happy about it, he was very caring though. Making sure I rest if I was tired, had food if I was hungry, took over some duties that I did, and etc. Fortunately, he did turned around and started to get excited for our daughter.

This time round, it happened again. He wasn’t happy. He even asked me to consider to abort or adoption. His unhappiness quickly infected my emotions. I started to think about the two options. But I wanted to keep the baby. Then all of my emotions came out. I told him how he left me to suffer alone during my first pregnancy, how he ruined the experience for me. But he came around. He’s actually happy about it. Yeah, he is still worried a little bit but that is due to his anxiety. He’s always making sure I am doing good. Always wants to touch my belly. I can tell he’s happy for this baby. He loves our daughter to death and now he has another one to love. I’m laughing as I type this because I knew his personality from before. Trust me, it’s a complete 360. We are excited for this new child. I even think it’s going to be a boy. It’s just a feeling. We’ll see in a few months.

Can’t wait to share this journey with you. Until next time lovelies!

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AT THAT TIME OF THE YEAR…Blogmas #1!

Cold breeze touching the tip of your nose, all wrapped up like a pig-in-a-blanket, sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, trying to catch those sneaky snowflakes on your tongue, shoved while shopping, etc, ETC. The list goes on but the one thing that nearly everyone does, is making NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. Oh how…cliche. But everyone has their moments. Like me! Yes, that’s right. I, as in myself and me, am making that cliche. But that cliche is more a timeline for me. Not saying that I haven’t started it now. But I would like to reach my goals by the end of the next new year, 2017!  What, as you ask, are my New Years resolutions? Well….here’s my list *yes, a list, not one but multiple*.

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Alright, so let’s get my most cliche resolution out of the way. I want to lose weight. Sooo unique Yolanda! I know it’s not a bad one but I hear it all the time from people and their resolutions. And I am part of the cliche group, ain’t no shame here though. I am not saying that I am completely unhappy with my physique. I got the rack and the booty. *insert winking emoji*. But in all seriousness, I do want to lose some poundage. I like to play sports and do adventurous activities. I can do pretty good in those but the weight and bad knee (from a incident when I was few years younger) do make some stuff more difficult than they need to be. So this is what I will be doing. I will make posts of how I am losing the weight, that way, maybe it might help you. Also to keep me on track. Well, technically, I want to lose inches. Pounds tend to look different on everyone. My goal to lose 10 inches overall. Keeping it realistic!

Next resolution! Plan, write, and publish my very own traditional hard book and e-book. It will be a step by step baking creations. I love to bake and create unique, crazy sculptures. So I decided to help others learn how to make special cakes without paying a hefty price to get it. Obviously you would need to get the ingredients, that’s a given. There will be a segment where its for kids to do, with very minimal parent assistance like putting it in the oven or melting. Then there is the other part. Cake sculpting! Specialty cakes! Cake Dazzling!! Okay I’m done. Anyways, there will be simple cakes, cake buildings, cake characters and so much more. Princesses, castles, buttercream, lights, OH MY! Yes you read that right, lights. I will even show to add lights to cakes and even show one to two cakes with special effects, like movable parts. I will even show alternatives to certain parts of a cake. Still finishing the outline but getting close. I’ll even write posts during the process. To assist others who are thinking about making their own hard copy and e-book.

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THIRD! Open my own online boutique. I have always wanted to have my own online store. My bigger dream for it is actually to open a store front for it. I like clothes and finding looks I see on celebrities but more budget friendly. I will start out with only women clothes. Then probably add accessories and shoes. Maybe I will even sell kids and men clothes down the line. I think this would be so much fun. I have already chosen not to do dropshipping. I would prefer to carry inventory. Because of this decision, I would start out small then slowly raise up. Just like the other resolutions, I will post about the process. I would like to help people who want to achieve the same resolutions. I want them to know how I am achieving it and avoid making the same mistakes I will probably make. Oh, who am I kidding?! I WILL make mistakes. Now all I got to do is choose the style. Or maybe even go with a little of everything. Probably will go with that. I do like a bit of all styles.

By the way, technically I do not know how this Blogmas works. I know I started late, that’s for sure. I’m not sure of the topics these posts suppose to be but if I am doing it wrong, then….Blogmas, Yolanda style. I really do hope I am doing alright for my first blogmas post. Hopefully I’m doing good. Am I suppose to write a post everyday or what? Or just write posts that are related to the holidays? I think I need to research more. Yup, definitely. By the way, I meant when I wrote that I have already started to work on my resolutions. As I am typing this post, I am working on my cake book.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! Starting a Youtube channel with my guy and myself. Alright so knowing myself, this is probably not my last resolution. But I do got to limit myself. I really do got a LOT of ideas. You could ask my mother and all of my siblings. I kind of can get out of hand with ideas. But they love me, craziness and all. Plus I am their entertainment. Anyways, back to the youtube idea. My guy and I thought this would be so much fun. We were thinking about doing diys, cooking challenges against each other, testing weird products, trying out unique food and flavors, all kinds of stuff. We are going over what we need to start off with. Also, we decided for our first video to be pancake art. That will be fun. I am better at cooking but he is better at drawing. So it will be interesting to see who will do better. I always wondered if those pancake arts were more for show than to eat. Alright, they are for show but I want to know if they taste good as well. I will link our youtube channel(once it’s created) to my blog for those of you who would be interested and want to see me make a fool of myself. I know I do!

By the way, I do have a surprise for you all and will write the process of dealing with it in the future. Once it becomes official. I will give a hint: the sound rattle, rattle. I hope this post was good for you. I wanted this post to also show that you don’t have to wait until the new year begins to start on your resolutions. And that it is not so crazy to have more than one resolutions. Thanks for reading! Until next time lovelies!!

Time for food!

Not only do I like makeup but I like food as well. I mean, who doesn’t? But lately I have been feeling not so well. So I decided to be healthier and eat better. I do exercise already. My eating habits were the bad part that made it difficult for me to lose the weight. But I got to be honest, it is a lot easier if I had support. It is not easy eating better when you’re surrounded by people who aren’t exactly on board with you. I live with other family members along with my fiance and daughter. So I technically cook for two other people. At this moment, my fiance makes more money than so he pays for the groceries. It’s hard to do the shopping when he’s not so…umm…on the same train as I am. It’s hard to cook two different meals at a time. I actually dislike it very much. It takes more of my time away from my family. I hate that.

So I decided to play around with recipes of certain dishes. So far I got a few recipes that they like. Which makes cooking time so much easier. So this post is going to be that. A recipe I made. It’s re-creation of lasagna. Before I give my recipe, I want to mention you can layer either with lasagna pasta or long slices of zucchini.

Vegetable Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • lasagna pasta (1 box)
  • zucchini (2)
  • eggplant (1)
  • celery (3 stalks)
  • mushrooms (10)
  • ricotta cheese (4 cups)
  • Prego sauce (1 jar)
  • spinach (2 cups)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese (1-1/2 cup)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Spray the baking pan or spread a little of olive oil.
  3. Cook the pasta until it becomes al dente.
  4. While pasta is cooking, starting slicing the eggplant and zucchini.
  5. Start chopping the rest of the vegetables.
  6. Drain the pasta
  7. Cover the bottom of the baking pan with the first layer of pasta (or zucchini)
  8. Next, layer the other ingredients like this, or however you like, eggplant, zucchini *if you don’t use it instead of the pasta*, ricotta cheese, mushrooms, tomato sauce, spinach, then pasta, veggies again.
  9. Once you finish layering, finishing by topping it with one last layer of pasta then sauce. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  10. Place it in the oven and bake for 45-60 mins.

The cheese will brown but you don’t want the cheese to cook too much, then cover with tin foil, with the foil bent a little.

I really do hope you enjoy this recipe. I mean if my fiance likes this vegetarian lasagna, then there’s a high chance a lot of you will like it. Leave a comment if you tried this and let me know how it came out for you. Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Until next time Lovelies!

New Year! 2015! New Adventures!

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great New Years! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉 2015!!! What were your plans that day? How did you celebrate? Me? I sat at home on the computer watching the all the parties on the TV with my family. I was just fooling around with my new laptop. Aka, finding and playing games! I was excited and tired at the same time. 😴😆😌 As much as I would have wanted to go out on New Year’s Eve, I was just tired.

I will admit that I am more than happy that 2014 is over! It was not the easiest year for my family, *moms side*. There were five big milestones last year. Three of them, unfortunately, not the happiest.😔 That’s all on that subject. The other two was my daughter’s first birthday and baptism.😄😊😇🙏 I was more than welcoming for the year 2015. That meant I can release the tension and emotions from last year. I am so glad you’re here, 2015!!!

Even though I made goals for this new year, I still made a New Year’s resolution. And that is to finally start a business I have been wanting to for a while now and strive to make it successful. Also to be able to reach to more readers, make new friends out of them, and add them to my internet family. Did any of you made a New Years resolution?

Btw are you, by any chance, wondering why I’m writing goals and New Years resolution, like they’re different? I don’t do New Years resolution very often because I don’t think you need a holiday for yourself to make a goal. But that’s me. At the same time I think it’s fun to have a goal for only a specific year. I do see it as a challenge to see if I can accomplish what I said I would do.

Next year though, I would love to spend New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. I think it would be fun. I hope I do accomplish my goal this year. Also pray that this year and many more, will be easy for my family. By the way, this weekend I’m going to SacAnime, some anime convention. I’m being dragged along, plus I promised my guy I would go to ONE convention with him. If you can’t tell, I’m not exactly a fan of anime. But to each their own. He likes it so I’m going for him. I want him to continue his interests. If it makes him happy. I guess this year it’s in Sacramento. We’re going to be there for all three days. Well, I guess I’ll go shopping around for one of days. 😜😊💵💵 Until Sunday, thanks for reading and have a good one. Talk to you later, lovelies!💋

Hoped your Holiday was jolly!

Today’s post won’t be a long. But I did wanted to make sure I made a post. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas with my family. I received a minion that talked 😀😝 “Banana! Lol” If you seen Descipcable Me, then you know what that meant. Anyways, I also got a new laptop and picture frame with items made of clay, in the shape of makeup stuff. Also some gift cards. Which we all know where it’s going towards to. Lol. I just love the holidays. For me, it fills the air with cheer. I love spending time with my family, especially during these times. In the next I’ll review a another product from Freeman. I’ll tell you what I think of it so far. It’s coarse, tingling, black, and smells nice. I will what it is, next post. Sorry I posted late. I meant to make a post for Friday. Oh well. Better late than never. I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays. Here’s an old photo of me. Until next time lovelies. 💋

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