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Monday Mania – Promises.. Promises…

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monday-mania

Blah!  See that.. just BLAH  I say I am going to do something and I MEAN to do it.. then I get pulled five zillion different directions!  I’m sure you all know what I mean!  Answer emails, nurse the baby, work in photoshop, nurse the baby.. try not to kill an 11 year old.. nurse the baby. LOL.  Seriously though, I am happy I’ve stuck with nursing.  I’m wanting to make it the full year (if not a little longer) So I’m almost there-ish!

MjAxMy0xODE3MTEyYjU5ZjMxZTdmDid I mention I’m also on a diet?  Wait, we aren’t supposed to call it a diet.. right?  Something about how we think and diets are temporary and blah blah blah.  As far as I am concerned any way of eating that doesn’t allow me to eat unlimited amounts of chocolate is a diet.  I’ve cut sugar out.  BYE BYE SUGAR.  Some of you may not know, but might have guessed… that I’m a fatty.. like “fat kid running to chocolate cake” fatty.  Like “Triple X Fat Girl” Fatty.  I’m ok with saying this because I am trying to get out of the mindset that having extra (a lot extra) fat on my body makes me somehow gross or unworthy or unhealthy or whatever.  I’ve been blessed thus far in my life with good health.  (Other than my mental health.. you all can tell by now that I’m a little eccentric aka. nice word for weird)

I was thinking about it.  I want to lose weight to make sure I maintain good health!  I also want to run/walk a 5k eventually.. be able to shop at almost any store.. not feel self conscious no matter how body positive I say I am trying to become… etc.  You guys know how it is.  We women are put up to an impossible task of obtaining physical perfection.  I *never* was perfect.  I get it.. “No one was perfect but God..” That isn’t what I mean.  Most people have the “I wish I was 16 again, blah blah blah.”  Well.. I don’t.  I was still heavy back then!  In fact I was BORN heavy. (cue lady gaga’s born this way)  11lb 9oz.  I was a MONSTER!  So I like to say I just started off heavy..

Anyway what does this have to do with Monday Mania?  Well.. I am going to share a recipe I made.. It is actually a modified recipe from another website called “All Day I Dream About Food.” I think I’m going to name this recipe this:

GIVE ME CAKE OR GIVE ME DEATH POUND CAKE

Nice ring to it, right?

So.. here we go:

Give Me Cake of Give Me Death Pound Cake:

poundcake

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup of whey protein powder (I used my french vanilla designer whey)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix together the above ingredients in a separate bowl.  In another bowl blend until smooth and creamy:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp almond extract (or lemon or vanilla or whatever you want extract)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar substitute (I use truvia.  You want the amount to equal to a cup of sugar..most have equivalency charts)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (wait until you’ve mixed in the dry mix before adding this)

Once everything is all creamy and awesome you will add the dry mixture into the wet.  Add 1/2 cup of Almond Milk (unsweetened) to the dough.  The dough will be thick, so be forewarned.  Set oven at 325 and bake for 50-60 mins until top is golden brown (use a bunt cake pan)

This is very much a pound cake.  It has a consistency more like banana bread.. it is the best way I can describe it. Some other options you might consider are adding a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg or lemon extract with lemon juice and perhaps a bit of lemon zest, I also think walnuts might taste really good in this.

So how is that for a weird rambling Monday Mania post?  I’m not going to tell you the fat in this recipe.. but it is only about 4g carbs per slice and 14g of protein!

Alright so next up is a public service announcement.  My email has been eating my Customer Service emails via spam filter.  I am trying to get to all emails but if you receive more than one from me I am sorry.  I <3 my customers and I try to get to each of you in a timely fashion.  I hate writing to folks and never being answered!!

 

New Releases & Stuff!

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It is a new week at Mommyish and I have some awesome stuff to share with you all!
In case you missed it at Scrap Stacks here is my fun travel kit – Such a Trip!  It is on sale 30% off through the weekend!

Also at P&Co is my portion of the designer stash.  I created some really great PSE/CS styles!  These are not only great for the stash but fantastic for adding to your own inventory of styles!




This week my style sets came as ideas from two different designers!  Remember, if you send me a style idea and I use it – you get the style free! <3




Also new at SHCo is a new grab bag called Designer Basics!  This has been set up by Wishing Well Creations & Sugarplum Paperie and myself!  Each month we will take two of our products and bundle them together (six products) and offer them to you for that month at a huge price-cut – $6! (normally a $30 dollar value)  So even if you have one or two of the products it is still a great steal!


Tutorial Tuesday – Chalkboard Effects

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Tutorial Tuesday!  It is totally a thing!  Ok, now I am part of that thing!  Today I am going to show you how I created the printable.  I know chalkboard effects can be pretty cut and dry.  This effect is to help create a more realistic chalkboard look.  As you can see in this little image here:

chalkboard-sample

So watch and learn!  (that sounds all cocky, doesn’t it?)

For this tutorial I used these products from SHCO:

Mommyish – Textured #49

Mommyish – Stamped Action CS

Mommyish – Stylin’ #92 – Silhouette Styles

Just Jaimee – Keepin’ It Real 5 (can’t find them in her shop currently)

Now, let me know if you actually found this tutorial remotely helpful.  I want to do more of these in the future but worry that people are going to be all “Leah, shut up already – WE KNOW THIS!”  <3