Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun and Friends...Nothing Better!

The girls and I had a wonderful time with some friends today. We went to Seabridge in Oxard and spent almost 3 hours there! Guess we were having such a good time we didn't even notice how long we were there, except that Sarah started get a little tired! We walked, played, talked, exercised, snacked and drank great coffee from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf....mmmmmm.

We love it at Seabridge. It is so calming near the water and the kids like the play area. We also enjoy walking around the whole area and waving at the people on the boats as they go by.

Awwwww, what a life.
Rebecca in Beckys World 101

Friday, May 8, 2009

I Figured Out Why I Gained A Little Weight!

I found a wonderful opportunity to apply for an internship to learn about blogging, writing, etc. In the application you had to show them your "writing style" in a 200 word introduction of yourself (much harder then it sounds.....even for a talker like me!) In my introduction, I mentioned I like to cook.

Now many of you know that I am allergic to wheat, mushrooms, peanuts and potatoes and that Katelynn is allergic to corn including corn syrup. What you might not know is corn is the hardest thing to remove from a diet, especially for a 7 1/2 year old, and wheat is the second hardest thing to remove from a diet. (Milk is the third hardest ingredient to remove.)

Because of this, I cook and bake from scratch, really from scratch. I even make most of our sauces from scratch. Well let me tell you something about baking, cooking and even creating recipes from scratch......You CAN'T Do That WITHOUT Tasting your recipes now can you!

Now I know what you all are thinking, "Come on Rebecca, that can't pack on the pounds you have over the past couple of years." Well maybe that is true, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it! HA!

I refuse to accept that it's those yummy, evil doing Ice Blended Mocha's that you all know I LOOOOOVVVVE so much, no matter what my doctor says. I don't know what she is worried about anyway, I gave up the whipped topping, now my doc says I need to ask for non-fat! Ummmmm, like what is the point in having an Ice Blended if there is no whip AND no fat?

So I guess I am going to have to give up taste testing my recipes before I serve them to my family and friends. Hmmmmmm, bet you all don't want to eat at our house anymore, huh?!?!?!?!?!?!

Take Care and Make It Fun!
Rebecca in Beckys World 101

Monday, April 20, 2009

Struggling With My Weight

Well it's been a very, very long time since I have blogged about anything. Lots of life things getting in the way like kids getting sick, vacation, taking on another part-time job (I honestly don't know why I said yes to them!?!?!?!?!?), PTA and just all around family fun stuff.

And honestly, have not had anything to blog about that I took time to write down, now I do.

I am facing a challenge I have never had before in my life and to be quite honest, I am perplexed at how to go about tackling the challenge. You see, for the first time ever in my life, I actually have a weight problem! Ugh! just typing is tuff, but it's my first step to being serious about my slight but pudgy over-weight issue.

What adds to the issue is when I mention the the doctor told me to loose weight, everyone I know is shocked and things I look fine. If am not fat and don't need to loose weight. Well I may not be what most people consider over weight, but by medical standards, including what is best for my cholesterol......I AM!

Also, when you can't fit in more then 2 pairs of jeans and have to actually buy a larger size, there is definitely an issue! DUH!

So here is my plan of attack, per say: I have found my Weight Watchers point book a friend gave me a few years ago and I am going to use it. I just can't remember exactly what my goal points are that she gave me.....but I will figure is out. Next, I made me some pages to slip in my book, an Excel sheet I can easily jot down what I ate and the points, a sheet to jot down the date, my weight and time of day I weighed. I pulled out my Yoga routine I developed to help me stretch my injured (and old) muscles (less stress, hopefully less chocolate!) and an exercise routing that was developed for me.

Next, I plan to keep my morning Mocha Blasts that I make at home but 1 a day is it.......the rest of my chocolate obsession will be replaced with my other love, fruits and veggies.

Now that Spring is here, walking with the family is back on the schedule. We all love it and it gets the girls out and Larry and I a chance to talk, sort of........LOL. Swimming will be pack in the picture too. Sorry to everyone who goes to the PH Base Pool!

My doctor says I only need to lose about 9-10lbs. which sounds like nothing to most but when you are failing miserably at it, and also gaining weight, it's tuff. My actual goal is to loose 30lbs. by my birthday in June.......Wish Me Luck!

If you have any tips, tricks or recipes that worked for you, please let me know. I appreciate any help.

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World101

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Great Blogg for Crafters!!!

Hey everyone, I found a great new blog Musings of a Craft Addict by Audry and she is doing her first giveaway! You can see her blog at and get in on the action by singing up. Here is what she is giving away

Looks like wonderful craft candy to me!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World 101

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Monday, February 16, 2009


I have just discovered a wonderful replacement for potato, which I thought there was none. It's called Yucca (pronounced yuck-a) and it is FABULOUS!

It has been 9 years since I have had a significant amount of french fries. I have not had a baked potato or mashed potatoes at all for those 9 years. Last night I had fried Yucca fries and they were DELICIOUS!!!! They sooooo tasted like real french fries that even our 7 year old loved them.

Today I plan to boil and mash the Yucca root to make mashed Yucca root......I can't wait!!!!!

I am so excited about all the new possiblities this new food holds for me that I can't even put it into words, so I guess I will end this post now and go cook!!!!! Yummmmmm!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Becky's World 101

P.S. I have started a new Blog that is a wonderful resource of party tips, ideas, recipes and hint to help you create an exciting and fun party for any occasion. Please stop by and see what I have to offer and feel free to post your own ideas. It's called WHOOPsie Daisy (A Guide To Creating Fun Parties) at

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It Was A "No Accident" Potty Day Today!

Yeah Sarah! She made leaps and bounds today training today. Sarah was in "Big Girl" panties from about noon, all the way to 8:30 p.m. We even picked up Katelynn and the grocery store with no problem.

While I am bragging about Sarah, I should mention how well she is doing with working on her letter recognition and sounds! I have just started working with her as of 2 days ago and she has went from recognizing 4 letters (K, S, A and O) to recognizing about 10 new letters, not including the original 4! Not bad for a 3 year old.

With the light visible at the end of the "potty" tunnel, my heart leaps with bounds full of excitement........NO MORE PULL UP! No more changings, but then again...........we are entering the "Find the potty quick" tunnel as little Sarah grows and starts wearing her Big Girl panties out more often.

Looks like I won't be going to the malls anytime soon.......oh well, don't like the large malls anyway!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World 101

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Narnia Party!

Our girls, hubby and I went to a wonderful birthday party for a 4 year old was a Narnia party. The party mom had really fun and easy crafts. She had pre-cut several crown's from white card stock using decorative scissors and punched holes in the ends for tying ribbon and using that to tie the crowns on the kids heads.

Next she had all kinds of decorations for the kids to use to decorate their crowns and make them their own, and they had a blast doing so. Their were jewels, glitter glue, crayons and the word Queen or King typed out that you could glue on.

There was also swords the kids could decorate and then use to sword fight. Don't worry, they were only newspaper wrapped up and tapped so it was totally harmless and tons of fun.

After eating, the kids played "Pin the Crown on Prince Caspian" or whatever prince they hit and pass the treasure (present) to music from favorite kids show.

I must say, I was very impressed. I am known for throwing some pretty nice themed parties and "going over the top" as some of my friends say but this party was awesome. I particularly loved the sword idea and may have to use that as my craft in my next eZine (my electronic newsletter that comes out monthly. Email me and I can send you 1 copy so see if you like it, then you are free to sign up for it.)

It was also nice for me to sit back, eat and talk with other parents and not run the show.....that is always fun!

Take Care,
Rebecca from Becky's World 101

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sarah Is Growing Up FAST!

No matter how I try, I cannot figure out a way to slow Sarah down from growing up! And believe me, I have tried, or at least given it some good thought! But darn that little sweet 3 year old is achieving new things every day. She has master the pee-pee part of potty training and working on the second one. She can do it if she is in the mood, if not, in her pants she goes, UGH! She gets great joy from putting on her own socks and almost as much joy from putting on her own pull-ups and pants. She LOVES painting and crafting with glue........truly my daughter!

We put shelves in her room, organized her toys and cleaned up her bedroom. She loved it and said it was "bootiful" (beautiful)!

I love how excited she gets about regular things.
Next it's off to Katelynn's room!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World 101


The principal at our daughter's school started a new thing for her school, Student Of The Week. She purchased trophies for each class and presents a student each Friday with the trophy. The teachers choose who will get it for that week and this was the first week and guess who got it.......that's right, my Katiebug! She feels pretty special since she is the first kid in her class. As soon as I get it out of my camera, I will add the picture of my Katiebug and her trophy. The student doesn't get to keep it but they get to display it for a whole week on their desk, then pass it to the next studen. The principal will actually come around each Friday and announce the Student of The Week for that week. Pretty impresive considering how much this wonderful principal has to do! She is one busy lady!


Take Care,
Rebecca in Becky's World 101

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Dentist and Our 7 Year Old!

Well we had to visit the dentist unexpectedly yesterday. I was playing with Katelynn and noticed her upper gum looked puffy and inflamed. When I looked closer and touched it, I could tell she had her permanent tooke coming in! Eeeeek! Her big girl tooth coming in and nowhere for it to go! So off to the dentist we went.

Ther verdict was either wiggle it out in the next day or so or have them pull it out and I didn't want to take a chance, so I chose to have the dentist pull it out. Now for those of you familiar with me and my daughter, you know I am terrified of the dentist and Katelynn is terrified of needles.........not a great combo for this particular situation!

All I can say is this dentist is a genious, magician and a Fairy Goddentist all rolled up in one! They had on a great video (yes, dentistry with a movie...yeah us) and use the rubbing stuff to numb her and then gave Katelynn some "Sleepy Juice" and all in all, Katelynn never even knew she had gotten a shot in her mouth! I explained to the dentist and her tech of Katie's fear of needles and they had no problem with it. The dentist has several techniques like wiggling the lip, talking to the child, etc. It was truly magical. Wow, a visit to the dentist that is saying something special!!!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World 101