Apple Crisp Recipe with Store bought granola and cinnamon Recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe

Despite the 100 degree weather here in California, we are in the beginning of the Fall season!  Comfort food.  Holidays.  Oh boy!  My skinny jeans are actually shaking with fear!  Even though More »

Disney Frozen Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

Frozen Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Make your very own super-cute Frozen Christmas ornaments with a few items from your local craft store!  These cute little embellished frames would also be prefect gift tags for a little girl’s More »

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 9 of Dr. Fuhrman's Plan // MyMommaToldMe.com

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 9

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan (again)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the aggressive 6 week Eat to Live More »

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 32

Day 32 Eat to Live Dr Fuhrman 6 week plan Nutritarian Diet Plan

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan again, (yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman  until I reach that magic number!  I will be posting

Easy DIY Frozen Christmas Ornaments & Tree Topper

Easy DIY Disney Frozen Christmas Ornament Craft

Our Frozen-themed mini Christmas tree and Frozen ornament tutorial have been so popular that I wanted to post some close-ups of all the ornaments and give you some more specifics on the paint colors and embellishments used!  If you have any questions please post them in the comments! For the tree topper I used a

Apple Crisp Recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe with Store bought granola and cinnamon Recipe

Despite the 100 degree weather here in California, we are in the beginning of the Fall season!  Comfort food.  Holidays.  Oh boy!  My skinny jeans are actually shaking with fear!  Even though I do my best to stick to Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet all year long, there is just something about this season that requires

Modern Dining Room Light Fixture Makeover

Modern Dining Room Light Fixture Makeover MyMommaToldMe.com

We’ve been in our new home for just over a year now and I am playing catch up showing you our renovations!  Here is our finished dinning room, but most notably the new chandelier!  We scored this beautiful Possini Euro chrome fixture from our local Lamps Plus and we have been SO happy with our

Eat to Live: Falafel Wrap Recipe

Eat to Live friendly Falafel Wrap recipe

Here’s an Eat to Live-friendly recipe that uses some pre-made veggie patties–because sometimes you just need a little convenience to go along with your gigantic Eat to Live salad! I’d like to reiterate that Dr. Fuhrman does not advocate eating processed foods.  He says they should be kept to a minimum of 10% of our

Afternoon Tea Tablescape

Tea for two table setting MyMommaToldMe.com

I’ve been on a tea party kick lately!  Maybe it’s having a two-year-old daughter going through the let’s-pretend-to-paly-tea-party stage or maybe I just love the frivolity of tiny tasty sandwiches, pretty tablecloths and the nostalgic pastime of a bygone era.  Actually, maybe it’s too much Downton Abbey!  Whatever the reason, I got the chance to

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 31

Day 31 Eat to Live 6 week plan Dr Fuhrman

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan again, (yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman  until I reach that magic number!  I will be posting

Easy Spray Painted Light Fixture

Easy Spray Painted Light Fixture Chandelier Makeover MyMommaToldMe.com

After buying our first home last year and all the expenses of renovating, I felt it my duty to turn the once ugly dining room chandelier that came with the house into a beautiful, fresh and girly fixture for my daughter’s bedroom.  All I needed was a dream and a can of spray paint! Here

Eat to Live: Mexican Salad

Eat to Live Mexican Salad Recipe High Fiber and High Protein

So, you’ve read one of Dr. Fuhrman’s life-changing books and you’re ready to become a nutritarian (or at least give it a try for 6 weeks and lose over 21 pounds in the process–yes I’m living proof that it works!).  Well, here is a delicious, nutritious and deeply satisfying meal that you are going to

Easy Wine & Chocolate Party Ideas

Stella and Dot trunk show ideas wine and cheese MyMommaToldMe.com

Being a Stella & Dot stylist, I’m always on the lookout for easy-to-do party ideas for my hostesses!  One of my favorites, that guests have really been enjoying, is having a Wine & Chocolate ladies night!  What could possibly be better than trying on fabulous jewelry while you sip on wine and nosh on chocolate??

Easy Tea Party Sandwiches

Pretty and easy Tea Sandwiches for afternoon tea MyMommaToldMe.com

I’ve been meaning to have a tea party for over a year now (as evidenced by my favorite Pinterest board : “Tea for Two”)!  Well, the stars aligned when my hubby went on a trip with his brother for the weekend and the kids and I had to fill our time up with something awesome! 

Tuna, Radish and Chive Mini Pitas

Tuna Radish and Chive mini Pitas tea sandwiches by MyMommaToldMe.com

These were my favorite tea party sandwiches!  I was so surprised how well the radish went with the tuna salad.  I usually opt for celery or white onions for some crunch in my tuna salad, but the radish not only makes it look brighter but taste brighter and crisper as well! With just a few

Easy Veggie Spread Tea Sandwiches

Perfectly easy tea party veggie toasts Cucumber Beets Carrots Chives and cream cheese by MyMommaToldMe.com

This is a yummy and simple tea-time sandwich idea that is also vegetarian-friendly!  They are also hella pretty (hello! they are pink!!!) and a little bit healthy (even though there is cream cheese covering everything)!  These were thought of on-the-spot on our trip to Whole Foods to pick up our flowers and macarons (see how

Frozen Party Photo Booth Prop & FREE Printable

Frozen party photobooth prop by MyMommaToldMe.com

I love photo booths!!  I think they are a must for any birthday, baby shower or wedding!!  How cute is this model (my friend’s daughter)?  She had so much fun at our Summer Social/Frozen party (a big housewarming, Stella & Dot and Frozen party we had at the end of June).  It was the first

Fall Favorite: Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks Recipe

Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks recipe side dish MyMommaToldMe.com

I can’t say enough about this delish side dish adapted from Southern Living!  Not only are these stacks of sweet buttery goodness beautiful to look at, they have an incredible depth of flavor using just a few fresh ingredients!  I’ve made them at Christmas and these pictured above were made for a recent family brunch–and

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