Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Power Packed Salad (and tips for making salads 'convenient').

I love a good salad, I just dont like getting out all the ingredients, washing, cutting, chopping and everything else that goes along with making a salad. And thats just the veggie part! I like to have some 'meaty' add ins to keep me going longer and not searching for a snack later. But unless I have leftover chicken or beef from dinner the night before, I'm stuck with lettuce and ranch!! Until now.....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites!

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As I mentioned last week, I will be sharing with you my favorite and helpful resources and products that I currently am using, have used and plan to use. I will only share the products that I believe is a good product! 

So here is this week's round up of my favorites!!....

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Green Smoothies-Ready To Go!

I love having a green smoothie for breakfast, or even throughout the day, but I've encountered a few problems with having green smoothies.... Not with the smoothies themselves, but with convenience of making one and I don't like to go shopping often so I tend to stock up on bananas and spinach, and we all know that both of those don't last very long. Therefore, I came up with a way that I can have a green smoothie at any time of day and my produce isn't going bad!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Taco Lettuce Wraps


A few years ago, some friends of ours took us to PF Chang's. If you have ever been there, then perhaps you have tried their chicken lettuce wraps. Well, if you haven't, just take my word for it, they are delicious! After having them, I was inspired to see what kind of lettuce wraps I could make. 
So I started with family taco night, and made my own low-carb Taco Lettuce Wraps...

Cut the Carbs!!


I love the smell of warm bread baking in the oven, or a big bowl of pasta topped with my favorite sauce, oh, but I dont love what it does to my hips, my blood sugar levels, my energy levels or the bloated feeling I get from eating it! So, we are gonna talk about Cutting the Carbs! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Friday Favorites!

I love reading other bloggers posts' about their favorite products and resources they use, sssooooo........... I've decided to do the same for you all, my dear readers! Every other Friday (eh, more or less!.. I get busy sometimes!), I will post a few of my favorite and useful products or resources that I am currently using, or will be getting ready to use on our homestead, in the kitchen or somewhere else in our home. I will only share products that I truly believe in using! Trust me, a good review is important to my family and I. We don't have time to waste on buying a product that isn't what its supposed to be. And if you ever have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment!
Here's a couple of my favorites to get started!

Molasses Cookies (made by my 4 year old!)

These cookies were so yummy and so easy that my 4 year old was the one to make them! Check it out:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Water, H2O, Agua, l'Eau...

OK, you get my point! This weeks Make a Change is WATER!! We all know this, we have all read "drink 8 glasses a day!", we know that we are supposed to drink plenty of water... But do we? If we all kept track each day, most of us would only reach half way to our needed water intake. Now this isn't just a post to tell you to drink more water, I'm going to give you some surprising facts about dehydration. You will be amazed at what symptoms are caused from not enough water intake.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why I Love Winter...

Actually, I love all of the seasons! I love Spring for new life, green grass, warm sun and sowing seeds. I look forward to summer and getting a farmer's tan from endless hours spent gardening, cutting grass, pulling weeds (hopefully not so much this year! I have a plan!!). Fall time is filled with harvesting and canning and enjoying the blessing of the year's hard work! I hope you all will join me throughout this year, its gonna be busy and like I said 'I have a plan!'. And that's why I love winter!....

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Few Cold Remedies...

After I shared the purple immune boosting smoothie with you all, I thought perhaps I should also share my other favorite home remedies I use on my family at this time of year.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Purple Immune-Boosting Smoothie

I was going to mix up my usual Spinach Breakfast Smoothie, but I figured with cold season here, we all needed an immune boost! Not only does this smoothie have a wonderful purple color, it has great immune boosting properties! 
Check it out...

Monday, January 5, 2015


As my first official post in my "Make a Change Monday" series, I chose to challenge you all with EXERCISE!!! Yes, that's right! The word we all dred,  but know we all need it!! And as a mom of 6, I've had lots of experience with loosing weight and finding the right fitness plan! So if you're with me on this one, then keep reading....

Friday, January 2, 2015

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa

The other day we were out shopping and saw a Sheetz billboard ad for Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Hot Cocoa, and boy did it look yummy!! I immediately told the kids that I was gonna have to make that for them!! Check it out.....