One Big Family

One Big Family

This morning after a doctor’s appointment I sat four cars back from a red stop light.  It was pouring rain and there standing at the curb was this mom and a little girl.  They were holding hands, as the little girl shivered while crying.  She was soaked head to toe like a little drowned rat.   [...]

My P90X3 Journey

My P90X3 Journey

My entire life I have struggled with how my body looked.  I was never fat growing up, but I was also not thin.  You could say I was “thick.”  I remember vividly being 18 years old in a JC Penny’s changing room sobbing as I sat in the corner against the blue striped wall.  My [...]

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

My youngest, Ayla, turned two in December and with that came a personality change with her taste buds.  I thought I had done it all right because my older two children will eat anything you put in front of them.  I made all her baby food, fed her organic produce, breast fed her until she [...]

Globe Cake Tutorial

Globe Cake Tutorial

Back in December my son Tristan turned seven.  I am not even sure how it is possible for him to be seven already, but he is.  My son loves anything to do with geography and the past six months or more he has had a love affair with Google Earth.  He will spend hours a [...]

DIY Steam Shower

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This winter has been brutal on my family when it comes to sickness.  Everyone I know has had the flu or some kind of cold.  My kids caught this nasty upper respiratory bug the end of January and there were days and nights where they needed to sit in some steam.  We rent a small [...]

Spicy Chilpotle Black Bean Salad

Spicy Chilpotle Black Bean Salad

A few weeks ago my husband went on a business trip, and while on a jog near his hotel he found a little organic grocery store.  He bought his usual staples of humus, fresh fruit and vegetables, but he also bought some salad from their food bar.  It was so good he wrote down the [...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Chocolate Box

A Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Gift

Today is Valentine’s Day do you have something special for your someone special?  If not I have this easy DIY Valentine’s Day chocolate box gift sure to titillate your love.  My girls and I love chocolate so much we got creative in the kitchen and created a box completely made out of chocolate.  My girls [...]

Paper Plate Ground Hog Craft

Paper Plate Ground Hog Craft

  Ground Hog Crafting Fun To celebrate Ground Hog Day we made a paper plate ground hog craft it is simple, easy, and everyone in the family can join in and have fun. Materials Needed: Three paper plates 2 white pom poms Paint: black, tan, and brown Glue Brown or black pen Two Paint Brushes [...]

Healthy Baked Fajitas

Healthy Baked Fajitas

Fajitas Done Perfectly Healthy baked fajitas are a family favorite around here.  I like this meal because it is super easy to prepare and makes my kitchen smell like you are in a gourmet Mexican restaurant.    You can serve these fajitas over brown or white rice, chips or eat them in a tortilla.  We [...]

Valentine’s Day Heart Hand Print Craft

Valentine's Day Heart Hand Print Craft

Valentine’s is a great time of year to craft with your kids.  There are so many fun crafting ideas out there you can do and especially if you like the colors red, purple, and pink.  My girls and I have been busy crafting away making all kinds of fun things from the tree craft to [...]