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Lately: Babes, Work Messes, & Black Thumbs

Mory has been sleeping in our empty upstairs living room. It has no furniture, and won’t for quite some time unless we win the lottery, so it makes sense to put her there. We all sleep better. My basement office has been coming along very slowly. With the weather change, I spend a lot of time on the deck, since we got some patio furniture. Of course, it would be ….

Low Sugar Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Gold Standard Casein Protein

These may look like like your standard chocolate chip cookies,  and they even taste pretty much the same, but these puppies have way less sugar and way more protein. This recipe is slightly different than my whey protein cookies since casein reacts a little differently. So, I’m going to be specific. Baking is a science of sorts. One small change can make or break the whole batch. Especially, when we ….

Easy No Bake Cookies: White Walnut Oaties   {Gluten Free}

Sometimes you don’t want to turn on your oven, but you need a treat to bring to a potluck or just a “baking” project to appease the kids. I am admittedly,  until recently, a stranger to no-bake cookies. I never made fudge, or candy, or any of those fun things you make when the power is out, but the gas burner works just fine. (Unless you have a new one ….

Rhubarb Midwest Margaritas

Why is it “midwest”? Well, we have a lot of rhubarb up here. It is one of the few things hardy enough to survive winter and come up each spring. It takes over the whole yard if you let it. Amidst all the rhubarb pies, muffins, cakes, crisps, pastries, etc. I decided it might make a fun cocktail mix. Rhubarb Midwest Margarita 2 oz tequila (silver variety) 2 oz rhubarb ….

Lasagna Soup with Spinach & Cannellini Beans

I just had that Justin Timberlake skit from SNL in my head…..”soup! There it is!”……. Terrible. As in terribly awesome. I always seem to have about 4-6 lasagna noodles sitting in my cupboard. I only make lasagna a few times per year, just when the husband requests it. We don’t do pasta around here very often, but I have been adding  a handful of noodles to things here and there ….

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2015

Half way through May and it is still freezing out? If I don’t get to wear a cute sundress soon, I might go nuts. I am so over living in yoga pants. (OK, Not really.) Time for May’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 ….

Beauty Box Five May 2015

The May 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 ….

Lately: Babies of All Kinds {Plus a Cloth Diaper Giveaway!}

Baby Babies Mory turned eight months old this week.  She’s like 20 pounds and shares a lot of clothes with Wyn. Granted Wyn is extremely skinny for her age and height, so it isn’t all that odd. Plant Babies One of my cacti sprouted arms again, so I am going to try and root them. I feel like I am finally getting enough out of the baby fog to start ….

10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Garden Gorgeous

Cultivate your garden. I think we can all agree, Voltaire was onto something. Life is a garden and it will give you back, what you put into it. Or maybe Joe Dirt is more your style. Life’s a garden. Dig it. Between fun family times with lots of babies, we have been spending a lot of time working on the yard. Well, that and filling up the splash pool multiple ….