Papaya Beauty Smoothie, Birthdays and The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet

.Well.I’m doing a bit of recovery today from a slightly hectic week.Hence the pic of the Healthy Papaya Beauty Smoothie (more on that later).We started the week with Bella’s Birthday.Store bought Ice Cream Cake. Walmart. $14.99.Rainbow colored birthday girl. About to burst open from shear happiness.The loot. Everything having to do with SOFTBALL.Balls. Balls. And more Balls. A big net thing so she can practice hitting and pitching in the backyard.A purse. Softball neon yellow. And maybe her fave Read more […]

Green Goddess Juice (Grapefruit, Apple, Celery) made in a Blender

{Enter my CLEAN FOOD COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY}   Oh my Lord.   It’s all I could think as my head pounded from the sound of the blaring TV. I kept my eyes shut, willing my brain to turn off and fall back to sleep. And then the alarm blasted ON. RRRRIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG DIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG. BBBBLLLLLAAAAAAHHHHHH. Uuh. My eyes opened and the lights in the bedroom were blazing. Where is my husband? Why is Usher singing in my alarm clock? WHY ARE THE LIGHTS ON AND SCREAMING AT MY Read more […]

Orange, Carrot, Cranberry Juice! Made in my Blender.

My cousin has a blog. Orelia Mae For the Love of Beautiful Things.I love her.She was my best friend when we were kids, we were supposed to go to college together, but we didn’t.I say she was my best friend, she totally was in my mind. And whenever I saw her. . . . which, come to think of it, really wasn’t that much, we’d giggle till our stomachs ached. We sang much too much Boy George and she taught me all her favorite country songs.We rode wet log rides in the Louisiana heat.We sat on the front Read more […]

Malted Pineapple, Coconut, Banana Smoothie and HEB $25 Gift Card Slim Down Showdown GIVEAWAY!!!!

Winner Announced Below!!!Child #3:   And then she said, “Get away from me! YOU’RE SO ANNOYING!!!”Me:  Is that right?  Did you call your sister annoying?Child #1: Well, no. I told her she was annoying me, and then I asked her to go away.Me: Well, don’t tell your sister she’s annoying, and try not to tell her to go away. She’s only SIX. The things you say really affect her.Child #1: Well, its not my fault that she’s SO ANNOYING, and you never do anything about it. You never listen.Me: Well, Read more […]

Juicing In a Blender: Grapefruit Ginger Carrot Juice!!!!!!!

A few days ago somebody lied to me.OK, I think. Let’s move on.But then, they lied to me the next day.Yet and still, Lord help me, I want to move on.But today, they lied again. And I think, this person is a liar. And they aren’t going to stop.And I really don’t like liars, so much.I feel like they are in denial.Or like maybe they are trying to hide something.Something dark.Something bad.So anyway, all of that nonsense has put me in a rotten mood.Slouchy shoulders. Period hormonalness. The whole bit.And Read more […]

Smoothie for Your Heart: Orange Vanilla Protein (Tastes like an Orange Julius)

 It just occurred to me that in September, I wrote and cried and slobbered and prayed to you about my Poppy Pops. I cried about his heart transplant surgery and how I felt like I was dying inside. I moaned about my regrets, wishes and hopes,  and I how I needed him HERE to be a part of all of that.I needed him NOT to die.And he almost did.In fact, if you ask him, he would tell you he almost did. More than once. From fever. From kidney failure. From a crazy one-eyed heavy-handed nurse. That’s another Read more […]

Coffee Protein Smoothie with a bit of banana thrown in.

Dear Self,Get some cojones. Or maybe just borrow your husbands.Throw on your tight spandex workout pants (the ones with the neon hot pink around the waist) and your body glove tank top and walk your scary little toosh into the Spin Class and OWN IT.Will you look like an idiot? Maybe.Will you not know what the heck your doing? Probably.But like we heard in that movie trailer that one time for that movie we don’t remember the name for, that was advertising to teenagers. . . .If you are scared to do Read more […]

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade and Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

Summer Weekend Galveston, TXLook hard. There’s something in there. Coffee Bean Flake.  Cruise Ship. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -That is what I did this past weekend.That, and listen to my new favorite song about 10,000 times.http://youtu.be/Oextk-If8HQIt’s all I can do. Man, I love it.And something else I love and can’t stop thinking about.This.It’s Strawberry Lemonade. Sooooooo good.I didn’t even order it. I just drank hers (my sister) and his (my husband).So Read more […]

Homemade Fresh Lemonade Kool-Aid and Other Things You Should Know

1.  I like to paint bathrooms.2.  I like to paint bathrooms in my pajamas.3.  My pajamas are old t-shirts.4.  I don’t brush my hair when I paint bathrooms in my pajamas.5.  I like to take pictures of myself while painting bathrooms in my pajamas to prove that I actually do stuff.6. I used to wear Tom’s Deodorant, because I don’t like aluminum in my deodorant. I buy Peach scented Tom’s Deodorant.7.  My husband told me that Tom’s Deodorant doesn’t work. 8.  My husband told me I didn’t smell Read more […]

Green Apple Tea Slush

My brains are pushing on the edge of my skull trying to get out.I can feel the thumping. Thump. Pound. Thump. Pound.If my children ask me for something to eat ONE MORE TIME, I think the thumping will cease, my head will just burst open and my brains will splatter EVERYWHERE.I really think it could happen.WHY ARE THEY SO HUNGRY?WHY MUST THEY LOOK AT ME LIKE I AM STARVING THEM?HOW DOES SO MUCH FOOD FIT IN SUCH SMALL MOUTHS?I don’t really want to know the answer to that.I don’t really care.In the past Read more […]