Cinella @ The Mommy Blog

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Cinella from The Mommy Blog here. Wanna learn more about me? Well, I'm 26, Texas, Wife, Mommy (2 girls) and I love blogging and passionate about the environment and my family! Been blogging for only two years and I love it! So many interesting and knowledgeable bloggers out there. Thanks for letting me be apart of the bloggy world. Cinella @ The Mommy Blog

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August 3rd, 2014

Sunday Night Special – Smells fishy!

Oh man, late night cravings are the worst, aren’t they? No, I’m not pregnant (at least I don’t think I am). But my husband has it worse than I do. On a limited budget he will still stop at HEB to get a pack of cookies or donuts to eat late at night. It’s so annoying. I on the other hand would love to but have pretty good self-control and will get some crunchy carrots to munch on or something a bit more healthier. But sometimes I do want to finish the whole tub of ice cream, who doesn’t. Thankfully dinner time is pretty low in calories (even though I hate that word, CALORIES) and pretty darn healthy. I wanted to share our dinner we had last night with ya’ll. Read the rest of this entry »


June 13th, 2014

Happiness is Everywhere

Ten things that make me really happy

My Family!

The Beach

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April 28th, 2014

Excited and Scared! #ClothDiaper Potty Training Series #1

Yup we are ready and have been offering for the past month or so! Eeek! About three weeks ago we bought Annaleah a potty and she already knew what to do with it. She had been interested in the big toilet a few months ago, wanting to flush it and put paper in it. Three times I tried getting to sit on it, but she was still unsure as to why she would be sitting and quickly jumped up out of the seat.

So, one day at a time. She’s 20 months and we are both not in a rush to get her out of diapers. They (her and her potty) are just acquaintances! Summer time will probably be the best time for us to potty train her and she’ll probably be ready at that time. Read the rest of this entry »

October 23rd, 2013

Toddler DIY – Halloween Rolly Monsters

Welcome to another week of Toddler DIY! I started these posts two weeks ago and there are more to come! Each Thursday (hopefully) I will share a craft, project, art, recipe that Eliada, my 4 year old practically created herself! We do lots of things together.  We hardly leave each others side, and with this post we will share some of them with ya’ll. Head on over to my Youtube channel, where I will be sharing a few clips of the project and then come back to the blog to see the materials and instructions on how to recreate it yourself!

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October 10th, 2013

TMB – Weight Loss Journal- Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of my weight loss journal! I have been working out for the past two weeks but just joined a weight loss challenge hosted by Lee on Youtube. Go check his channel out, he’s a great guy.

So, not really how how this challenge is gonna work, but this is just a blub with my stats and how I did this week exercise wise!

Starting Weight: 189
Goal Weight: 170
Monday’s Weight: 185.8
Today’s Weight: 183.8

Waist: 41.5
Hips: 48
Arms: 12.5
Legs: 23.5

Exercise routine: I’m doing the Sparkle People 28-day Bootcamp Challenge (M-F) and C25k!

I did the bootcamp workouts every afternoon when Annaleah was taking her nap and c25k in the evening before or after dinner (if it wasn’t too late), but I skipped two days this week! So I’m just going to make up those days this weekend, hopefully!

Here are some clips I took during the week! Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel to see some weight-loss exercising (maybe) and other vlogs :)

October 2nd, 2013

Toddler DIY – Over the Rainbow

Welcome to DIY Toddler… name is still in the works so please leave a comment with any suggestions that you have. We are always doing crafts and little things, even cooking together and I might have a little more time to blog about it so that’s the idea till the holidays.

A few days ago Eliada brought home from school, yeah, she started Pre-Kinder this year, a letter about Grandparents Day and that they were to invite their grandparents to eat lunch with them next week. So, she came up with the idea to make a card. I put the “rainbow” idea together and that’s just what we did. Read the rest of this entry »

August 22nd, 2013

What You Talking About?

Thought I would do an update on Eliada’s Speech Therapy! She started going to Speech therapy, two years ago, but it wasn’t going very well. She was a little over three years old and Daddy could not understand her. I could of course and so did Yvette, her older sister. Anywho, my husband would take her and he would never bring back homework or tips for us or really know what they were saying. They didn’t allow him to go into the room with them. I had to stay home and pick up Yvette from school and help her with her homework and start dinner. I so wanted to go. So, we stopped taking her.  She went for six months and we did not see any improvement!

She has now been going to a new location Read the rest of this entry »


June 4th, 2013

DIY Beauty

I rarely buy myself items to pamper myself, so a few weeks ago I was on pinterest and saw some DIY scrubs and I made a few. I gave one to my cousin because I really don’t like the face mask thingy, but the other ones I have used a few times. Not to mention how much money you’d save!

I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you have any recipes that you have tried.

All-Around Scrub

1/2 cup granulated sugar—raw or brown sugar with larger granules works too
2 tablespoons almond oil (you can also substitute apricot, olive, or jojoba oi)
Juice of half a lemon
OPTIONAL: 3 drops lavender, mint, or rosemary
This scrub is great for heels, knees and elbows!
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February 23rd, 2013

Homemade Spaghetti Recipe *Kid-Friendly*

Happy Thursday! Who’s ready for Friday? I probably say it too much, bur Friday is like any other day for most moms… but tomorrow I am excited! We’ll be going on a road trip to take the girls to a different park, have a pic-nic and visit the mall and carousel. Because of that we’ve been saving money to get the girls a little treat while we’re there and cooking and eating at home more often than not. We eat at home the majority of the time, and we did eat out once this week when we went to run some errands out of town as well.

So I thought I’d share a recipe that I used a few weeks ago to keep your costs low and make a few meals during the week with this. You just have to add the protein and carbs! Read the rest of this entry »

December 26th, 2012

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Hope ya’ll are having a great Holiday with family and friends. I think we’re having a great time! ((These posts are scheduled)) We are out of town and I hope you enjoy this post from Amanda at Simple Saving Savvy. Thanks to Amanda for sharing her recipe with us. I think ya’ll will love it and if you try it out let us know! I have also wanted to make my own fabric softner. I usually don’t use any, but when hubby decides to wash his own clothes (once every few months or so) he goes out and pays full price for that stuff. If you have a recipe that you like to use, feel free to share it with us. Click HERE to see the original post. Enjoy & Merry Christmas!  – Cinella

1 bar  Fels-Naptha (grated finely)
1 1/2 cups Borax
1 1/2 cups Washing Soda
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load of laundry.
Your total cost for the batch will be around $2.19. If you use 2 tablespoons per load, you’ll get 36 loads out of the batch which works out to just $0.06 per load.
If you would like, you can also add 1 cup of oxi-clean to the mix to increase stain removing ability. This will increase your cost to about $0.08 per load. Read the rest of this entry »