Monday, July 6, 2020

A very chocolate cherry smoothie

Every summer I love to make smoothies. It's a fun and easy to experiment with different flavors and combinations. Our Blendtec blender (a superior blending experience) can handle anything and makes everything super smooth. Here's how I make a very chocolate cherry smoothie:
  • One cup frozen dark sweet cherries (picture above from Wal-Mart Great Value)
  • one ripe banana
  • one handful spinach
  • one cup milk
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • one handful ice

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Celebrate the Fourth of July 2020

festive flower arrangement

How fun to anticipate the upcoming holiday! I've always loved the planning and coordination of holidays and events. We are looking forward to donning festive attire, eating good food and seeing family & friends. This year especially seems like a good time to relax and focus on the positive. Here's to fun & fireworks! 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Summer Reading 2020

For me, summer reading is all about light and easy. Here's what I've read so far... more to come.

"Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey..."

"A tender, joyous debut novel about a cub reporter and her eighty-six-year-old subject—and the unlikely and life-changing friendship that develops between them."

"Fresh, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, Playing with Matches is the addictive story about dating in today’s swipe-heavy society, and a young woman trying to find her own place in the world."

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Seasonal Summer Breakfast

photo via martha stewart 

A cool breakfast idea for Summer:
  • smoked salmon
  • hard boiled egg
  • cucumbers
  • tomatoes
  • fresh herbs
top with a sprinkle of salt & squeeze of lemon!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020

Isn't June so lovely? Bright blue skies with abundant sunshine. We are seeing so many beautiful flowers in bloom when we walk outside. The long days are a seasonal joy as well. The solstice takes place on Saturday, June 20th but we will savor the extra light until then. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Well Said.

Read this quote today. I needed to hear this piece of advice.
“Start before you’re ready because you’ll never be really ready.”

Monday, February 11, 2013

Things I'm Loving Lately {Good n' Natural}

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Good n' Natural bars - I first discovered these hearty bars at Sam's. They have 7 flavors and pack 10 grams of protein in each bar. Peanut Butter is my favorite with Cranberry Almond as a close second. Each bar is gluten free, dairy free, vegan with 5 grams of fiber. Plus you can pronounce and recognize all of the ingredients!