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A Summer of Pudding: Chocolate Coconut Delight!

Let’s talk desserts. You may have noticed we are on a kick around here. Cookies,  puddings, pies, oh my! Something about Summer and seasonal fruit seems to bring out the sweet teeth in our house. We have been living on the patio this season,  so our meals and snacks are very picnic oriented. So today, in honor of National Chocolate Pudding Day,  (yes really!), the kids indulged in gluten free ….

No Bake Coconut Fudge Protein Oat Clusters

We’re still on a protein powder baking kick over here, except this one is a no-bake piece of of cake! But, its not actually cake. Although,  they would be pretty good on a cake. Or in a cake. Or next to the cake. OK, let’s get away from cake for a minute. Looking for a snack after a heavy workout? Got a sweet tooth? These are actually not very high ….


What-y what-y noodles? Shirataki noodles are Japanese noodles made from the konjac root. Otherwise known as a dragon yam. The fiber is ground into a flour that has negligible calories and basically makes a gelatinous goo. Now stick with me here. The goo can be made in a thick consistency and is shaped into noodles. So really, they are not noodles, they are yam fiber slime, hence the nearly no ….

Beauty Box Five June 2015

The June 2015 Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links) Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I pay for a ….

Rhubarb & Mixed Berry Pie {Gluten Free}

Baking pies seems to be a lost tradition. If I or my husband mention my recent pie baking , people look at us as if we are either freaks or miracles. We are neither. I just happen to get pie requests from him and the kids, and I happen to be very accommodating. Sometimes. I like making pies, but not eating them. They are just not my thing. Although, I ….

Ipsy Glam Bag June 2015

Time for June’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag: J. Cat Beauty ….

Apple Crisp Protein Smoothie

With the warm weather back we are delving back into smoothie season! (And swimsuit season!) Now, I love me some spinach and kale and berries, but sometimes I want something more dessert-like. And if I can also make it a full on meal replacement, even better. I know some people are not into drinking their breakfast, but i like the convenience. Especially if my toddler is game for a smoothie. ….

Rhubarb Watermelon Smoothie-Slushie

My daughter Wyn hate watermelon. As in, she hates it with a ferocity that is pretty hilarious when applied to one’s feelings about a fruit. Her feelings of disgust seem to apply to all melons and squash. If I trick her into a bite of watermelon,she starts gagging and flailing theatrically until she finds a respectable place to spit out the vile invader. However, I learned that if I mix ….

Battling Eczema & Sensitivities with Kids

Battling Eczema and Sensitivities with Kids We have our share of sensitive skin in this family. My husband battles mystery hives about 50 percent of times we go out for food and drinks, or try something new at home. I have been battling mild to severe eczema flares since childhood. We have both figured out a few things to help us avoid embarrassing and uncomfortable outbreaks. However,  now that two ….