4 weeks….

 Where has the time gone? It is APRIL, EASTER, SPRING. 4 weeks from now is Hubs and my VACATION. 5 weeks from now ANNIE Z’S WEDDING. 6 weeks from now BCB/APP GIRLS REUNION. What does my social calender have to do with anything? Well, it is cruch time!
How much can I de-puff in a month? According to a few 15 lbs is realistic and CAN HAPPEN!! I read a ton of articles and here is my cliff notes version of HOW to DO IT!! I mean do you want to know all the reasons, I don’t really care! I just want to DO it!!!

1. NO Added Sugar or Fat
2. No Soda or Sweets
3. Drink tons of water
4. EXERCISE, alot

Now my list of how I (and take this with a grain of salt, a wing and  a prayer and the fact that I will check in with my doctor, a real legit doctor the same one I would go to if I was to have chest pains, not a “fat doctor”!)

1. Drink protein shakes:
M-Th for all meals
Fri- brekfast & lunch
Sat & Sun- breakfast only
2. Drink TONS of water
3. NO COKE ZERO (this will be hardest for me!)
4. ZUMBA at least once a week (it is so bad for my knee but, i enjoy it more than any other form of exercise!) Walk, skip, hop anything to move as much as physically possible.

I will weigh in on Monday and every Monday for the next 6 weeks. Just maybe it will happen and I will be able to get a great, frame worthy pic of me & hubs on vaca, the HHS Girls at Annie’s Wedding and my college girls. How great would that be?
FANTAB!!!!!

Happy Mother’s Day

I hope everyone has had a beautiful day! I am sharing with you a few of my favorite places.

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I hope you all have a wonderful day! Full of peace and love wrapped in the warmth of of family and friends,

xoxo, mama bird

Frosting for a Cause

I can’t recall how I actually found Frosting for a Cause, I stumbled I guess upon it in one of nights spent researching cupcakes and I was so intrigued. I have been personally affected by cancer in so many ways and I want this post to honor all of those I have loved and lost and those who have so courageously battled this and are winning!!
Mimi my full of life grandma who is next to my son, my most favorite person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She had a radical double mastectomy when she was in her 30’s and lived until she was 89 Cancer free. She loved to tell everyone she baked, the crazy thing was she never actually baked!! She was the first female buyer that Belk Dept stores ever had this was in the 50’s she was a pioneer. She was a career woman who had a chic hat for every single occasion. She only wore a hat once. I have everyone!! Back to the cakes. Being that she was known by every woman in the Charlotte area she knew all the best bakers and she would claim these women”s cakes as her own! Shame!! I make all my cakes, but like her I love to entertain and sharing food is my way of sharing love.

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I recently participated in Cupcakes for Cures (www.cupcakesforcure.com) at Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. I am hoping to help start Cupcakes for Cures in the Charlotte Metro area and I would love for all of you to help start one in your area. It was a great success and gives 100% of the proceeds to American Cancer Society.
Today in honor of my Mimi who had some great rules to live by a “toddy a day, will keep you looking young and staying sain”. How true that is!

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Pina Colada Cupcakes
I took my favorite vanilla cupcake and switched up the liquid, added some fruit and boy was it a success!!
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 sticks soften butter
4 eggs
¾ cup coconut milk
¼ cup coconut rum
1 tsp vanilla
1 small can crushed pineapple
Preheat oven to 350. Mix coconut milk, rum, vanilla and juice from pineapples; set aside. Sift flour, sugar, powder; cream in butter. Rotate between milk mix and eggs. Stir in pineapple. Makes 2 to 3 dozen. Bake 20-22 mins at 350.
Hope you enjoy!!

Frosting in Memory of
“Mimi”
Phillip
Pat
in Honor of
Heather
Dana
Becca
Clem
Sunny
Tahina
Steven
Moose
Robby*
Especially for Robby. Robby is 9 and has Ewing Sarcoma. Robby has touched me in a way that I can’t really explain. He and his family take my breath away. I am truly having trouble getting this out I am so gut retched about how a family holds it together  faith, family, friends.
If you pray I ask that you add Robby to your nightly prayer. I do believe in prayer and I know The Casky Family does too. Their strength astounds me.
All my love. kathryn
aka Mama Bird

Ultimate Blog Party!!

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I am so excited for the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Mins for Mom! What a great way to connect with and meet bunches of new friends!!
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WELCOME to Mama Bird’s Nest!! I have cocktails & apps ready for you!! I am SO EXCITED that YOU are here!!!
I am Mama Bird. I am a wife, mom to a great almost 3 year old son, haircolor expert, cupcake baker, cook (chef wanna be). I am obsessed with recipes, cookbooks, design. I am in love with Jamie Oliver and all the wonderful things he is attempting to do with his FOOD REVOLUTION. I am passionate about growing an abundant organic garden and hope to be able to supply my friends and family with lots of wonderful veggies!
Mama Bird’s Nest is all about ME and everything I love. Lots of wonderful family tested recipes. Great tips and tricks to make it easier for you to put dinner on the table. I took up cake decorating as a “new” hobby this past fall and enjoying  sharing all my creations! I share beauty & hair tips, book reviews, pre-school party treats and so much more!
It is a little bit this, that and everything in between. Just like me!!!!

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I hope you will pop by My Nest often and I look forward to visiting you!!

Prizes that I would LOVE to win!!
#39-Hilton- Be My Guest- 2 night stay
#11 or 95 $100 gift card to rest.com
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Just Me

Hyper, never sit still Wife, Mom, Haircolor Expert, inspiring chef, cupcake baker, organic growing, garden loving, wine drinking, obsessed with design, entertaining and orginization. I read cookbooks as if they were novels and I am a Nigella Lawson/Candice Olsen want-a-be. I love my family, my crazy life and throwing a party! I have been blessed with a Handy Hubby and we have an awesome son who keeps me very busy!!