Happy Holidays Pinspiration!


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I love the holidays. The happiness. The cheer. The weather.

I have myself wrapped up in a bunch of projects and I’m having a blast! Hoping I can write a blog showing all my completed projects. Here’s what I’ve been getting myself into…

Icicle Branches

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Tree Ribbon

Tree ribbon

I found all this ideas on Pinterest – hence the name Happy Holidays Pinspiration! Each image above clicks directly to the site from where I’m drawing my directions, just in case you are interested in any of these projects too! For more ideas I have my eye on for the holidays you can check out the most recent pins on my Pinterest Page!

The ribbon on my tree is done, I’m waiting for the glue on my branches to dry and I’m off to start the dough for the challah bread!

Happy Holidays!


High Point Market – October 2015


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It’s that time of year; the leaves start to change, the air becomes crisp and



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Pinspiration ~ Zucchini Chicken and Parmesan Rice


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My Monday Motivation comes from a Pinspiration!

For dinner tonight I am making Chicken Zucchini and a recipe I found on Pinterest quite a while ago, Creamy Parmesan Rice. I am finally summoning up the courage to try this rice. I got the Chicken Zucchini from All Recipes and the rice from South Your Mouth. You can check with her to see how it is supposed to be done here and then you can check back with me later this week and see what happened when I tried it.

Zucchini Chicken

I’m not the best cook. Something bad always happens especially when it comes to white rice. I’ll be back to blog about it at the end of the week.

Wish me luck!

Kale, Blueberry and Banana Smoothie


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With oatmeal – Can you believe it?

I’ve been drinking lots of smoothies lately. More so than I ever thought I would. I think I know what changed and evolved to drinking them on a regular basis –

The Nutribullet is plugged in and ready to go at all times.
The container in which I blend rests right on top when not in use.

This Nutribullet has been an evolution and now I’m really starting to dig it because it’s easy, healthy and actually tastes good. I started with banana, pineapple, milk and a couple cubes of ice. Easy enough right? Then one day I bought a pack of frozen strawberries. Frozen works better for me because I don’t feel pressured to use them or they’ll go bad. After using the strawberries I thought I would switch it up and try blueberries. One day I threw my cold oatmeal in and couldn’t believe how yummy it was!

Then I found this and knew I could make it, drink it and like it!

Kale, blueberry and banana Smoothie!

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1/2 cup kale leaves, torn and packed
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 heaping TBSP. greek yogurt
3 TBSP. raw oats
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup milk of your choice
1 tsp. honey (or more, to taste)
3-4 ice cubes

smoothie collage

All ingredients to my Nutribullet and blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
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Had I seen this recipe a few years ago I probably would not have given it a second look. It would not have been appealing to me at all! However, a couple weeks ago I made some kale chips and they were pretty darn good. Even my husband agreed and I call him Willy Wonka so that’s saying something! I’m excited for this whole new world of smoothies that has opened up for me!
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My Tuesday… Monday Motivation

Yesterday was the Labor Day Holiday and it felt like Sunday. So today is my Monday.

Over the weekend I made a decision to come back here and try to get back in the swing of blogging. I even found this smoothie I wanted to try then share with you on this here blog, but wouldn’t you know it… This morning as my lovely husband was leaving he quietly kissed me and said, “Bye, my love. We have no hot water.”

Thank you Tuesday.

But guess what, I didn’t get discouraged. I made it anyway. Even though I had to deal with finding a plumber, having the plumber come over and play musical rooms with the dog I still took pictures of my process and forged ahead. Even better… It was pretty yummy and it made me feel like I took my day back!

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Can you believe this thing has oatmeal in it?

I’m posting the recipe this Friday.

[Hoping this will hold me accountable and bring me back to blogging]


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