Cooking up a Storm + {Bye Bye Blues Juice}

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen, all in the name of my upcoming e-cookbook.  More than anything else, this part has been really FUN!!         I love creating healthy nourishing recipes for my family, trying new ingredients, and enjoying the great recipe successes -- like my Peach Parfaits, Fudgey Brownies, Wild West BBQ Pizza, Lemon & Garlic ... Read more » about Cooking up a Storm + {Bye Bye Blues Juice}

New House! + {Strawberry Kale Smoothie} - HLTT10

So, in case you didn't see on Facebook, we got the new house!!  They accepted our offer and if all goes according to contract, we'll get the keys mid-November.  I am still amazed at the whole thing.  And by "whole thing" I mean: my life!  I am amazed at how everything is playing out. I finally understand some of the circumstances, though I didn't at the time.  You probably don't know, but ... Read more » about New House! + {Strawberry Kale Smoothie} - HLTT10

Healthy {Strawberry Soda} - HLTT9

As you probably know, I try to limit my own sugar intake as well as Babycakes'.  I don't want to be "one of those moms" whose kid goes crazy the minute they leave the house because they've been so deprived at home.  But, I also don't feel the need to feed her dessert or soda or even fruit juice every day.  She gets an occasional bite of daddy's cookie, or a lick of poppa's ice cream bar, or <gasp> a sip of poppa's soda.  Notice it's all the men in her life that feed her ... Read more » about Healthy {Strawberry Soda} - HLTT9

Plans Change + {Twisted Watermelon Juice} - HLTT8

No matter how much you plan and prepare, unforeseen things occur.  That's just life. And you have to change your plans and adapt and make the most of it.  Case in point- today. ... Read more » about Plans Change + {Twisted Watermelon Juice} - HLTT8

{Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie} - HLTT7

I ate a LOT of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid.  And peanut butter and honey. And peanut butter and banana. To this day, I still love peanut butter. Like reallllllllllly love it!  There was a study released right after I got pregnant with Babycakes that said eating peanut butter while pregnant was bad and that it could contribute to allergies in children after they were born. I'm serious, giving up peanut butter for nine months was one of the hardest things I'd ever done! ... Read more » about {Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie} - HLTT7

A Long Hard Day + {Carrot Lemonade} - HLTT6

I'm really not sure what to write...which doesn't happen very often.  I think it's because I really like to be positive and right now the circumstances in my life are yelling at me (like my 2 year old) to feel sorry for myself, to give up, and to be silent.  I've had a long hard day. Babycakes refused to nap. ... Read more » about A Long Hard Day + {Carrot Lemonade} - HLTT6

Naming Creativity + {Shrek Juice} - HLTT5

Today's post could be titled: "How to get your kids to eat more veggies" or "How to get your hubby (who sometimes acts like a kid) to eat more veggies."  The answer? Deception, of course! OK, well, not so much deception as creativity. ... Read more » about Naming Creativity + {Shrek Juice} - HLTT5

{Greek Yogurt Pineapple Nut Smoothie} - HLTT4

I have been on an almond kick lately. Why? Besides their obvious nutritional awesomeness (healthy fat, high protein), the main reason is because I bought the most gargantuan bag of Blue Diamond Natural almonds at Walmart last week! It is literally 2 pounds of oven-roasted sea salt almonds. ... Read more » about {Greek Yogurt Pineapple Nut Smoothie} - HLTT4