Everything but the kitchen sink. That’s what I bring with me everywhere! My Grandma always said “you never know when you might get stuck somewhere without clean underpants”. Very true Grannie. So, when it comes to packing the bag to bring with me to the hospital to have a baby, you better believe that I am prepared! [Read more...]
Another great guest post from my health-minded friend Bridget….
It’s Halloween Time! If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I love seeing all the kids on my street dressed up in their costumes, running up to my door, and yelling “TRICK OR TREAT!” It is so much fun seeing happy kids!
The one thing I HATE is handing out candy! For the last few years I have struggled with the idea of handing out candy and I have tried a ton of different ideas (play dough, fruit snacks, pretzels, and CANDY). I have even kept my light off so that kids don’t come to my house! Yes, I understand how bad that sounds! [Read more...]
I actually created this recipe because I thought Dutch Baby pancakes looked like something that would really impress my kids. Oh and it did, we all watched it puff up in the oven and it made the kiddos super excited to eat it! Mama will try anything to get them to eat! We don’t eat wheat so I made my version gluten free too. Nothing says “Hello Sunday morning” quite like a gluten free dutch baby pancake topped with strawberries and whipped cream! [Read more...]
Breakfast is the meal I care about the most. Why? Because my kids almost always eat a good breakfast…lunch is iffy….and dinner is a challenge. So, I am always trying to come up with new and creative ways to make breakfast fun, delicious, and most of all healthy! I’ve seen a million recipes out there for “mug cakes” and finally decided that I would give them a go as a healthy paleo breakfast cake. Took some experimentation (and I still haven’t mastered them without the use of a microwave!), but this recipe was a big hit! It seriously could not be any easier either. [Read more...]
Well I never liked Bloody Mary’s, there was something about drinking alcohol and tomato juice that seemed so contradictory to me. Then, one weekend we were at a pubcrawl in Pacific Beach, California and I had it: THE BLOODY MARY! It was served with a shrimp, olives, salami, and cheese. I thought I was in heaven. A drink and a snack. For a foodie, that’s just fantastic. It tasted amazing! Fast forward 10 years (waaaaaay beyond my pubcrawling days) and I still like them. Who knew! So, in the spirit of using up all of the tomatoes from my garden I decided to try making my own homemade Bloody Mary mix. Oh yeah, its really good! Plus, you’re getting a serving or two of vegetables….bottoms up! [Read more...]
Every since I joined Young Living Essential Oils, I have been obsessed with trying oils in every area of my life! From personal care, to recipes, to keeping my children healthy! I’m personally loving them so much that I wanted to do something special for all of my wonderful fellow lovers of everything essential oils! I want to give you a free Welcome Kit with some great tools to help get you started incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. What better to help you use your new oils than a diffuser necklace and a hot water bottle. These are some of my most used EO “tools”! [Read more...]
This recipe was created by a friend of mine who also happens to be one of my best friend’s sisters. So I can personally vouch for how awesome she is and how great all of her creations are! She is a woman of many, many talents and I begged her to write this one up for me because I thought the idea was brilliant! I hope you enjoy it too… [Read more...]
I have been using essential oils for years now and Thieves was the oil that started it all! This oil is a blend that is AHmazing! We always have it on hand for the first signs if a cold or illness. I actually have three bottles right now because school is back in session and I do not want to run out! I decided to do a quick video all about why it’s such a great oil to have around, especially at this time of year! Thieves Oil for Back to School
Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Should I really say anything more? Well, this has been a staple for me while pregnant. Got to get in those healthy coconut fats for proper brain development you know! My husband likes it so much that he even asked me to make some for him to bring to work (that’s a pretty big deal!). So, I simply could not keep this recipe to myself. I hope you enjoy it too. [Read more...]
It’s fall and you know what that means. Everything pumpkin!!! Who doesn’t love a pumpkin pie? Well, who doesn’t love a paleo pumpkin pie that only has a handful of ingredients and takes no time at all to throw together?! Yeah, pretty awesome! I love to whip these up and have them baking as we eat dinner. They smell AHmazing, then I let them cool a bit and top with homemade whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream). The perfect ending to a fall meal. Everyone gets their own little pie too. [Read more...]