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Do you take time to celebrate all the seasons in your life? Do you know what I mean? We celebrate things like Christmas, 4th of July, New Year’s Day, Birthday’s, 21st, 30th, 40th (over the hill and ready to roll), 50th( half-century) Thanks so much, society, for that little reminder. Heck we even celebrate Groundhog Day! If we go to all that trouble for those holidays, surely we should, in some way, celebrate the ‘actual’ Seasons in our lives.
While we love eating fresh blueberries, I also like making blueberry jam, blueberry pie – anything blueberry! I wanted to make something new, so this weekend I decided we’d give blueberry syrup a try.
You only need 4 simple ingredients and the result is amazing!
I am like so many others with great memories of Summer nights roasting marshmallows over the open fire, laughing and anxiously awaiting that chocolate bar and graham crackers. My memory is of the nights licking the melting chocolate from running down the side of my mouth, the smell of roasting a marshmallow and loving every minute of it. My first taste of this cupcake brought back all of that fun and goodness without all of the bugs biting me.
I remember falling to my knees and breaking into sobs.
“I don’t know how to be a mommy,” I squeaked out.
I could tell my husband was trying so hard to contain his excitement because he didn’t want to upset me even more. He grabbed my face in his hands and said, “Baby, you are going to be a great mommy.”
If you’ve been following along for awhile, you might know about my love for ILIA Beauty, but if not, you can check back to my very first post on ILIA and you’ll see I’ve been a huge fan for years! I got even more excited when I found out they were finally releasing a line of face cosmetic products so, of course, I had to try their Tinted Moisturizer alongside a few lip colors I’ve had my eye on for awhile.
What could better than a DIY project that cost absolutely nothing? My daughter and I walk to the playground all the time and every time she brings home a treasure. This time it was a large stick. It sat in our backyard for a while and the other day when I was cleaning, I picked it up and set it aside on our patio table. I stared at it and immediately thought of making this DIY outdoor Mason jar chandelier. After all, I had all the supplies already. I didn’t buy one thing. Here’s how I made it.
Early development of fine motor skills will help increase chances for success when they begin writing. Fine motor activities can be fun and challenging at the same time, so get those little hands busy. There are many activities that are effective, these are 7 of our favorites in my house.
Involve the whole family in healthy cooking and teach your kids as they get
older to instill good habits.
Using a pressure cooker helps retain nutrients by reducing exposure of food to high temperatures.
I don’t frequently splurge at coffee shops for a frappuccino. While I love them, they don’t do much for me except empty my wallet. I mean, they TASTE awesome and everything, but if I am going to indulge, I want to do it in a way that offers my body some benefit. Using Silk Soymilk in place of regular milk gives me some added protein in my morning- which keeps my body fueled
Greek inspired chicken salad, Tzatziki Chicken Salad Wrap. This one makes for a perfect lunch or light dinner, especially great for warmer weather days. The homemade tzatziki sauce is really what makes this dish so fantastic!
Late last fall a friend of mine offered us a dozen hatching eggs. Well winter in Michigan is no time to be hatching out chicks, so she waited till spring to send them to us. We have been on the most exciting adventure trying our hand at hatching our own chicks for the first time. I don’t know who has been more excited, the country kids or myself!!
I thought I would tell you about Foxy Loxy, the Joeli Caparco pattern that I knitted up and sent to New Zealand for Baby Oliver, the newest arrival to the family! I have not managed to get a photo of Oliver wearing the jumper (and I’m not sure if I would have been able to post it anyway, I’m not sure where the parents stand on sharing photos but if they asked me not to share it, I wouldn’t).
So, I don’t normally have a sweet tooth, but when I do I gotta have something sweet ASAP! Yesterday was one of those days that I really wanted something sweet. I was craving a cupcake and some ice cream at the same time, so I thought I would combine the 2 for 1 tasty treat! I always thought making an ice cream cake would be super hard, but man was I wrong.
Lemon Sour Cream Bundt Cakes are so moist. So pretty and simple made fancy in a mini bundt cake pan. Can you make this recipe in a muffin tin? Absolutely. But, if you really want to take things to the next level…use the bundt pan. You will love the sweet lemon flavor!
Serve this delicious Lemon Berry Cheesecake in a cute little mason jar for a perfect spring and summer dessert! A tasty way to use sweet berries in a dessert that ends any meal on a good note. Layered with graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake with a hint of lemon, and an amazing berry puree.
After making “healthy vegan brownie alternatives” using kidney beans and sweet potato, i just had to make them with avocado. Also, i have made several delicious dessert recipes using avocado for chocolate pudding, so Chocolate Avocado Brownies were the obvious next step, right?
FRESH MANGO SALSA SLOW COOKER CHICKEN
Looking for slow cooker recipes that highlight all that is awesome about spring and summer? Enter this Mango Salsa Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe that uses plenty of fresh fruit and veggies. This past week, I was trying to come up with some scrumptious ideas for this time of the year. This was definitely one of the winning ideas!