Blueberries are one of those "super fruits" that we should all be eating more of. They are supper yummy and I'm trying to find was to get them in our diet more. My boys love to eat them frozen, but they make a huge mess. My kids look like that little girl from Willie Wonka. :) So I needed a new plan for blueberry consumption.
Smoothies are great because you can put them in a glass with a straw. You can also pack tons of yummy things in them so that even the picky eater will (usually) eat/drink it.
1 cup yougart
1 cup milk
1 cup of wild frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
Dump everything in blender and mix.
The amount of milk I added makes it more like a milkshake. If you want it to be thicker just add less...or none at all.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
|Along the New England coast|
Well 2011 has been an interesting year, and we are only in the first week! We are at one of those waiting time periods in life where you just have to keep moving forward and trust God. This is hard for me since I LOVE to plan. I like to know what is going to happen next so that I can plan out everything. I don't really like surprises (unless it's a gift. wink wink), or to be caught off guard. So waiting on God is really hard for me. I think that's why God wants me to go through this.
We just found out that our landlord wants to sell the house that we are living in this Summer. My husband is also trying to get us relocated back to our hometown in Virginia, and we are waiting to see if that is going to happen. We miss our family and friends that live in Virginia, and the cost of living is FAR LESS than it is up in New England!!! So all of this is up in the air right now. I'm also having constant joint and back pain. I'm supposed to rest more, but as a mom of two little boys I don't see how that is possible. Oh wow, I sound really whinny right now.
On a super positive note: My husband did really well in sales last year and won a brand new car! I'm so proud of him. Right now he is driving this yellow (I'm talking BRIGHT YELLOW) car. He got a great deal on it, and at the time just needed a little something to get him back and forth to work. Now we get to ride around in style.
So to sum it all up...I'm going to use this blog as more of a diary at this point. So hang on...it might be a wild ride. Please continue to pray for me and my family that we will continue to trust God and walk in His will.
|4th of July 2010. ...and nap time for J man. ;)|
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
|Please ignore the dirty floor. It's sand from the snow I promise!|
It was so worth it though. He had a blast...and then took a 2 hr. nap after! I'll do what ever it takes for a quiet afternoon!!!
We also built a snowman. I don't think I have built one in over six years. That's one of the great things about having little children. You get to be a kid again too.
If you got snow I hope you get to have as much fun in it as we did today!
Monday, October 18, 2010
*1 cup of unsalted roasted peanuts
*1 cup of raisins
*1 cup of peanut butter chips
*1 cup of dried cherries
*1 cup of chocolate chips or M&Ms
Mix in a bowl and then place individual servings in snack size zip top bags. Usually I double the batch since we go through it so quickly. :) I think this is the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and savory.
Before we head out the door we throw a few snack bags of trail mix, water bottles, and some fruit or veggies in a bag. Then we have a healthy snack and are not tempted to eat junk food!
Monday, September 27, 2010
|Sugar and spice and everything nice|
My younger sister is getting married this Saturday (yay!!!) and I told her that I would set up her spice and baking cabinet...or where ever she wanted to put those things. I came across some basic glass jars at Target. I like things plain and simple (maybe a little too plain), but my sister likes color! She is helping step out of my color phobia little by little. :) I was looking for some way to label the jars, because the last thing you want is baking soda instead of sugar in something! I came across these cute letter stickers. How fun are they! They serve the purpose and add a little personality as well. I think I should make some for my kitchen too.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
|Over the TV cabinet|
|On top of the book shelf in the Living Room|
|On the Kitchen table|
|In the Dinning Room|
Here are a few of the Fall touches around my home. I picked up a large bag of gourds at BJ's and spread them out around the house. I like the green and white ones and get tired of orange each Fall. I also picked up some fake orange and yellow leaves at Wal-mart. They add a nice punch of color in the corner of my Dinning Room. The pumpkin tins are from the dollar section at Target (don't you just love that section!). I have to be careful what I put on the bottom shelves since two little boys like to play with anything I set there. :)
|Not me either Mommy!|