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Love. Kabeebees.com

Let me tell you something, my mom is one of the most creative and talented people I have ever met. She’s made Halloween costumes for me, done crafts with us our whole lives, made her own paper jewelry, helped me with many a school project back in the day (letters from a fallen soldier from Gettysburg that looked authentic..? a two foot high knight made from sheet metal, what..?). Yah, she’s awesome. She can do anything, so she did.

Enter Kabeebees!. I think the most trouble she had starting the whole business was coming up with the name!!

You can find her here: www.kabeebees.com

or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kabeebees

Here are a few of my favorite pieces, some of which I own, some of which I’ve gifted and some of which I want:

The Radish PlateI have this on a plate stand in my kitchen with backlighting, it’s spectacular.


The Stained Glass Leaf GlassesI. love. these. glasses. I WANT them. ::hint, hint:: I gave them to some close friends for their wedding recently and the bride adored them.

Stained Glass Leaf Glasses 1

Tall Shamrock Pilsner GlassI’m Irish, enough said.

Tall Shamrock Pilsner 1

Name CubesHow adorable, right? She’s been making them for all of the new little members of our family, and even made one for her friend’s dogs. Uhm, hello? Where’s my Berkeley light up cube?

Molly Cube lit up

HoHo OrnamentAll of her ornaments are fantastic, and she even personalizes! Check out the snowball ornaments on her website – baby names, sports teams, you name it!


All ornaments ship completely free till Christmas! Peruse the online store and see just how amazing her products are. Perfect for weddings! I’ve already gifted Kabeebees products several times and have received nothing but the utmost appreciation for presents so special and unique.

Check her out!

p.s., it’s vegan paint.. 😉


Weekly Recap so Far

Sorry for being MIA writing this past week, but life gets so hectic around the holidays.. Christmas cards, decorating, shopping, baking, parties.. Sounds like so much fun, but when you pour it on top of your regular life and try to maintain your healthy life style, it’s tough and exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I love the spirit and feeling of the holiday season, it’s just hard for me to buy into the commercial bullsh$t. Okay, end rant.

ANYWAYS.. What’s been going on?! Let’s see.. Monday I worked and then did my normal grocery shopping until crossfit at 6:15 . Guess what?? NEPA crossfit moved to a new, much larger, much better facility. I was psyched to go after work to see all of the new equipment, and then I got lost.. I drove up and down River Street looking for the supposed left I needed to make, and by 6:30 I gave up (class starts at 6:15, they don’t like latecomers). So home I went, feeling defeated and lazy. WAhhhhhh for me. Oh well, it gave me a chance to put all of the groceries away and make the Black Bean & Avocado Enchiladas Mexican Lasagna. If you read my previous post with the recipe, you’ll understand what I mean. But hey, they still tasted awesome and we’re still having leftovers!


We dined and caught up on some shows on hulu (we don’t have cable, we use Netflix, hulu and hbo go, most of which I borrow access to from family members – cable is stupid). Wrote a few more Christmas cards (I sent the majority of them out Saturday, well the boy did, I worked all day) and then early bedtime. love. 🙂 You saw the cards, right? What a hamm.


Tuesday roared in like a lion. I was busy at work while the boy took the day off (at least he put up the Christmas tree 🙂 ), then the last night of dodgeball playoffs starting promptly at 6. Play until you lose type of deal. Here’s the playoff bracket:

playoff bracket

So, finally you get to see our team name – Eat my Balls. We played For whom the ball tolls, our arch nemeses, and we won.. and then we won again against the dodgeball llamas.. and then we won AGAIN beating That Team.. and then we played Sack Attack (teal).. f&#@$*! teal.. We put up a good fight, but we wound up losing. They posted the final standing on the Facebook page yesterday. Tom and the Gazelles, the undefeated team for God knows how long, obviously won, pink came in second, teal third (grrrrr…) and we came in FOURTH Place!! Out of fourteen teams? I’d say that’s not too shabby.


Beer Club and the Backyard Alehouse afterwards for some celebratory Sweet Baby Jesus American Porters (most awesome winter beer I’ve had so far this season, do it, trust me, I’m a beer snob geek).

sweet baby jesus

Finally to Wednesday, another busy way at work. Typical breakfast – tofu scramble wrap on a low-carb wrap with a slice of vegan cheese and spicy black bean dip with a side of honeydew melon. This wrap is so good, I’ll post a picture, but it just looks like a wrap. The spicy black bean dip makes the wrap though. Wegman’s or Trader Joe’s, vegan, low fat, low sodium, do it. Typical lunch salad..


Then a little Christmas shopping until 6 when one of my friend’s husbands was gracious enough to meet me at a location new the new Crossfit box that we both knew and let me follow him to find it. It’s AWESOME. Like, I can barely describe how much better it is.. I’ll get photos soon. Here was the WOD:


Toes to bar? Nope, can’t do that yet. Atlas stones? Haha, I didn’t even know what they were. They used to sit outside at the old box and I just thought they were some sort of decoration near the stone sign outside. They’re rough, they rip up your forearms, chest and shoulders. And burpees.. I remember the first day I started and they had me do burpees, and they were awful. Now, I’ll take 200 burpees over anything else. At least I know they’re definitely challenging us. I made it through almost three full rounds in the ten minute cap, pretty decent for me.

Then home and wine and tree decorating time!! We went with a red and gold theme, and since this was our first Christmas together under the same roof with the same tree, we went through about five boxes of stuff that both of us had in the attic to create what you see here. Berkeley James got in the way constantly helped of course.


Then dinner (steamed broccoli, apple sage vegan sausage sautéed with red peppers and red onion for me, steamed broccoli leftover Mexican lasagna and leftover quinoa stir fry for the boy) and Modern Family and some much needed sleep.

They days get so busy, and as I write this Thursday morning, I realize that tonight will be no different. We now move into the volleyball season on Thursdays. Help! I have so many recipes I want to make! Where do people find the time?!

This is what I want to recreate next – red curry. Stay posted, I’ll get it done by hell or high water!