Valentine’s Day Resources

Hi Guys!

Over the years i have created several different Valentine’s Day resources, that i thought it would be worth sharing them again this year in one blog post.

Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

#1 – Valentine’s Day Buttons

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#2 – White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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#3 – Heart Shaped Brownies

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#4 – Red Velvet Milkshakes

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Valentine’s Day Printables

#1-  Valentine’s Day Cards

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#2 – Valentine’s Day Part 1

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#3 – Valentine’s Day Part 2

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#4 – Conversation Hearts Science Experiments

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#5 – Conversation Hearts Graphing

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#6 – Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

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#7 – Love Bundle

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I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day resource roundup!

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Healthy Valentine’s Day *Kid Friendly* Menu Plan

Hi Guys!

I know how hard it is to come up with a healthy meal for my family, especially holiday meals. That’s why i’ve decided to write up a healthy menu plan for this Valentine’s Day.

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Before, for Valentine’s Day, we would most likely have donuts for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong i absolutely love a good donut here and there, but they aren’t healthy and they are packed full of sugar, and they don’t fill you up.

Instead, for a healthy breakfast option, how about Banana Oatmeal Pancakes!

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You could even make them in a heart shaped mold, to make them more festive. What’s great about these pancakes is they are; sugar-free, oil- free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

For lunch, the Banana Dog Bites are super yummy!

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We have been making these for years, and all my kids love them. They are also super simple to make (only 3 ingredients)!

**If you are not a fan of peanut butter and bananas, you could do a tortilla roll up instead, with deli meat, cheese, and your favorite condiment (i love mustard on mine).**

Where we live Valentine’s Day is always chilly, so warming up with a hot bowl of soup always sounds like a good idea. This Cheeseburger Soup is a big hit with all of my children.

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Packed with veggies, even a secret one that was blended up that my kids still don’t know about (Shhh!), it’s creamy, delicious, and can be made in a pressure cooker!!

Of course it’s Valentine’s Day we are talking about ,so i can’t forget about dessert. Chocolate Covered Strawberries will always be a classic Valentine’s Day dessert for me.

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You can make them healthier by using a dark chocolate, and skipping out on the sprinkles.

I hope you have enjoyed this healthy sample menu for Valentine’s Day. What do you normally eat on Valentine’s Day?

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January Favorites

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Today i’m sharing all my favorite things from January.

Jan favs 2019

Water w/ lemons – In December I was loving water with cranberries in it, but in January lemons in my water were my jam!

Mothering From Scratch – This was such a good book, filled with valuable information about mothering. I highly recommend it! (While i was finding it on Amazon to link, i noticed it was on sale for $5, it is regularly priced at $15. What a great deal!)

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Bullet Journaling – I love, love, love bullet journaling! Every morning in January i made time to spend bullet journaling. I have this bullet journal and i’m using these markers!

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – This foundation is my new favorite, i bought it in December and have been using it ever since. It’s a little bit on the pricey side, but the coverage is amazing! It’s well worth the price in my opinion! (Tip: I recommend buying this at a beauty store {Ulta or Sephora} because Amazon’s price is like $20 more expensive!)

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Running on my Treadmill – That is all i did in January for my work outs, was running on my treadmill!! I love having a treadmill, because there is no way i could go to a gym regularly or run outside regularly. It’s so convenient to have a treadmill at home.

Ordering on Costco.com – Costco will ship non-perishable items to your house in 2 days with free shipping on orders over $75! I really enjoy this option in winter months, where maybe i can’t get out of the house (snowy days) or the flu is going around and i don’t want to risk getting sick. I took advantage of online ordering twice last month!

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Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies – Although i don’t see a major difference yet, i think my fingernails have been growing a little more quickly. It’s only been a month, so i’m going to keep taking them and see what happens. Plus they taste yummy!

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That’s all for my favorites for January. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

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Healthy Super Bowl Foods

The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday, which means if you are trying to eat healthy and lose weight, all your hard work can be destroyed in one afternoon!!  This year i’m looking into trying out some new healthy recipes i can make for Super Bowl Sunday, that won’t leave me feeling sad, discouraged, and just plain yucky come Monday!

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Here’s some recipes i have found that look really and that i can’t wait to try…

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey and White Bean Chili – This recipe from Half Baked Harvest looks really yummy. If chili is your go to meal for Super Bowl Sunday, why not give this healthy recipe a try!

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Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip) – It’s really not the Super Bowl without chips and dip, and with this skinny cheese dip you won’t have all the regrets the next day.

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Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – The flavor of buffalo wings, without all the calories!! Yes Please!!

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Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats – I love bell peppers and nachos, so i am so excited for this recipe!!

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Zucchini Pizza Bites – Another classic Super Bowl food, Pizza! However, this recipe is super simple and healthier for you!!

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That’s it, 5 healthy delicious recipes to keep you on track during this Super Bowl Sunday. Which one looks the tastiest to you?

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December Favorites 2018

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my favorite things from December 2018.

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Water & Cranberries – I’ve been adding a couple cranberries to my water lately and i’m loving it. It gives it just a slight sweet taste, which helps me drink more.

 

Perfectly Posh Lotion – This is the only lotion that doesn’t sting when i apply it to my dry cracked hands. Plus the smell of Posh Boss is amazing. (*No, I do not sell their products, just sharing what i like.*)

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Olay Face Moisturizer – My skin has been so dry because of the winter weather, that i am so glad i found this product. I just started using it so i can’t give a full review yet, but the times i have used it, i sure to feel a difference.

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Jesus Calling For Christmas – This book is very well written and the pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. I really liked how short each message was, because i was so busy last month that it was nice i could just get a minute or two here to read each message.

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Bernat Super Chunky Yarn – I’ve been working on making each of my children a blanket, and i am really loving the super chunky yarn. Right now i’m using a Sea Foam Print on a blanket for Lincoln.

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WOW Hits 2019 – I switched over to Christian music almost a year ago. We got this CD for Christmas and i really do love every song on it.

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DAVIDsTEA – We did the 24 Tea Advent Calendar and found some really yummy teas. The Candy Cane Crush was probably my favorite out of them all.

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That’s it, i hope you enjoyed hearing about some of my favorite things. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite things are right now.

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Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” Houses {Blogmas Day 15}

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Today i’m sharing a fun take on gingerbread houses, Graham Cracker houses…

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This is an easy project, here’s what you will need…

  • Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Assorted candies & sprinkles

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I place some frosting on the bottom of a paper plate. Then i start adding the graham crackers and frost each side of them as i add them to the house.

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I don’t worry about it looking nice and neat, because you need the frosting all over the house for the candies and sprinkles to stick to it.

And that’s it, once you have assembled the house, have the kids decorate it however they want to.

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Then enjoy eating the masterpieces!

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I can tell you about a handful of Christmas traditions my family had growing up, however I can’t think of one Thanksgiving tradition we had other than eat the normal Thanksgiving traditional foods.

Immediately, once i started my own family, I knew I wanted to have some Thanksgiving traditions for my family. Although, we haven’t come up with much, I thought i would share our family’s Thanksgiving traditions.

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  1. We make pies the night before Thanksgiving; Pumpkin, Lemon meringue, and Chocolate pies.
  2. On Thanksgiving, we eat a light breakfast, and snack throughout the day until the main feast which we serve around 4:00 in the afternoon.
  3. We play games, either board games/card games or video games, together as a family.
  4. We get outside, we usually take a walk to burn off all the food we have eaten.
  5. The day after Thanksgiving we put up our Christmas tree.

That’s it, those are our family’s Thanksgiving traditions. What are your family’s traditions?

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