Monthly Archives: June 2015

Menu Plan Monday, June 22!


So I had good intentions of posting last week, but the post-VBS flu got us! Thankfully, it was short lived and we have a bit more energy around here this week!

The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is mangos! My favorite smoothie is Mango Marriage Saver Smoothie and Mask! I love the cute name and the smoothie is delicious too. I’ve also made Mango Raspberry Jam from “Preserving the Harvest.” (It’s an older cookbook, so you might find it in your library!) I love it, but jam is not in the cards this year. There are some great recipes over at Celiac Family too! I can’t wait to try some of them!

So whoever invented Egg McMuffins did the world a great service! I am loving experimenting with different types. This morning was sausage, cashew cheese, and egg–delicious!

egg mcmuffin 2

Egg McMuffin
Make-Ahead Muffin Melts
Mango Marriage Smoothie
Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Cherry (or blueberry) Banana Smoothie
Grain Free Cinnamon Rolls

Broccoli Quesadillas
Vanilla Cinnamon Waffles
Vegan Mac & Cheese (recipe coming soon? I’m going to make-over my mom’s old recipe!)
Macaroni Salad with Tuna and lots of veggies
Out for our EIGHTH Anniversary! Woohoo!
Sticky Chicken in the Crockpot

Healthy Dessert: I have no idea actually. Maybe some cookie dough?

For more menu ideas check out Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday! Or for gluten-free menus check out Celiac Family and the Gluten Free Menu Swap!

What Kind of Chapstick Do You Use?


I am kind of chapstick fiend. As far back as I can remember I always had and lost many of those little tubes of fun smelling stuff! In fact, the above picture is the ones that I had in just ONE bag. Sad, I know.

I’m sure you all remember that I started selling Lemongrass Spa products a couple of months ago. One of their products is chapstick/lip gloss! I was so excited to try it, but a little nervous too because what if I didn’t like it?!

Never fear–I loved it! It is one of the smoothest chapsticks/lip glosses I have ever tried. In fact, I loved it so much I actually didn’t want to use my old ones ever again. Here’s what I have in my purse now:


I haven’t had a lot of time to collect different colors, etc., but I love everything I have right now. And even better the ingredients are ones I can pronounce! Here is what is in my favorite pomegranate lip balm (pictured on the far right): Beeswax, (Theobroma Cacao) Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, (Prunus Armeniaca) Apricot Kernal Oil, Castor Oil, (Tocopherol) Vitamin E Oil, Phthalate-free Fragrance Oil, Pomegranate Seed Extract, Stevia (natural sweetener), natural colorant.
Exactly what I would use to make my own, but without the fuss!

What about you? What’s the ingredient list on your favorite lip products?

Simple Frozen Popsicles



I missed posting my menu plan because of end of school crazies and Vacation Bible school fun! I thought I would stop in for just a couple of short posts this week though. First up a SIMPLE Popsicle!

I’ve tried making popsicles many different ways and times for the Princess. Some of them were more complicated, some of them were nasty, some of them involved breaking out the blender, some of them were rejected because they didn’t taste sweet enough…well you get the idea! And that’s before you get to the containers–its enough to drive a mother insane!

This past week I was in Michaels craft store and saw the above popsicle molds in their seasonal aisle. I thought these containers wouldn’t work any better than the ones I had at home, but being in a hopeful frame of mind I decided to try them.

My daughter loves flavored kefir, so I just poured some into the container and popped it in the freezer. SO SIMPLE! And amazingly enough–it didn’t leak, my daughter was able to easily eat it, and bonus–it kept her busy for a good half hour while I read to her!

So give it a try! The only thing that takes awhile is waiting for the kefir to freeze!