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Waiting for Baby- Baby Shower

When waiting for a new addition to the family to arrive there are a lot of “to-do” items. Things to research, spaces to re-arrange, and life plans to organize (work, leave, school, helping siblings adjust, etc.). It is a lot. Sometimes it feels overwhelming. Fortunately there is a lovely tradition of a baby shower. I have thrown several over the years for various friends and church members which has always been a lot of fun. However being the recipient of a baby shower is absolutely amazing.

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October 2016, Write for 31 Days

Write for 31 Days

I have loved doing this series every October, even if it is the only thing I do all year.

This year's topic is oh-so-special and sweet.

Here is the picture I sent out to my family this past Spring...

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Body Love. Pool.


Half way through the 31 day project. To celebrate I thought I would take some fabulous swimming photos. Unfortunately it just felt too risky to set my camera up on a tripod on the side of a pool full of boisterous little boys. And there was no way I was going to hand my phone over to a sopping wet child and ask him to take a picture. So I was left with a post swim dressing room selfie. I love swimming. I was involved in a community swim team in junior high and was a lifeguard in high school. Being in the water feels natural and comfortable; floating, spinning, and kicking through the water as if flying through space. I

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31 Yummy Healthier Treats- Mission Accomplished

I made it! 31 yummy, healthier treats have found their way to my blog. I have loved the challenge; must-post-everyday because it helps me focus my creativity. Although the must-post-everyday also meant I posted a recipe before I was completely satisfied with it (I will continue to work on perfecting it). I have also really enjoyed having a topic to post on for a full month, this too inspires me and keeps those creative juices flowing. With that new knowledge I am going to attempt to pick a topic for each month and work within those boundaries. However I do not plan to post something 365 days a year. My children and my husband have been well fed, loved, and taken care of over the last 31 days, most nights the dishes are done, the garden harvest has been brought in (mostly) and put up, laundry has been washed and dried, Halloween costumes made, shopping done and so forth. But I cannot do it all. Laundry has been living in baskets, my husband took over cleaning the floors, a few staples haven't been made (yogurt, sprouted flour, soaked nuts), and my current favorite TV show hasn't been watched (in a month!). I also had high hopes of reading lots of other blogs on the 31 day challenge as well, but I have only glimpsed a few (good thing I know where to find them). If you would like the complete list of yummy, healthier treats please click here. I'm taking the weekend off, so I'll see you next week with the first recipe of November's series!


Creamy Carrot Cake Balls


Happy Halloween!

In the spirit of Halloween I added eyes to my creamy carrot cake balls to create mummies (or possibly monsters). Despite the ghoulish costume these bite size carrot cakes are wearing, these little treats are not limited to Halloween. The fresh raw carrots and the dried pineapple give a pop of flavor that is enhanced by the cream cheese and spices.

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