Phoebe’s “Favorite” Pineapple – Mango Banana Smoothie

6:11 am. Kitchen.  Me with hair, slightly wild, completely afro, oddly amazing. Eyes tired, holey t-shirt with pajama shorts on. Mild chaos of crumbs strewn about the floor making a not so subtle beach of cheese crackers and tortilla chips. Dishes in the sink from 2 days before. Smoothie acroutements on the counter. Frozen mango, pineapple juice, banana, yogurt.  I’m making a smoothie for my littlest, because she only eats skittles and goldfish crackers. A Pineapple-Mango Smoothie to Read more […]

Soft Serve Blueberry Ice Cream: In my blender of course.

  He’s getting older. I can see it more and more clearly as years pass by. He calls me pretty lady, bordering on all the time now. Hey, “Pretty Lady.”  “What’s up pretty lady?” “Can I have a kiss pretty lady?” He sounds like some creepy dirty old man with an aluminum tin can in his hand, jingling it around for change. And he listens to old man jive music, frequently. The kind that comes on the radio in old sleepy towns with only AM reception. And he does this like Read more […]

Super Metabolic SuperCharge KALE BANANA Smoothie I found on Instagram . .PLUS! .My weekend: Blog Elevated 2013

10 Things I learned from The BLOG ELEVATED 2013 Conference that have nothing to do with blogging. 1. My mouth can not be stopped from eating its way into a coma.     2. Karen Waldrond from Chookooloonks is so dang funny! And WIT-TY. (ClumsyCrafter told her that she is sooooo pretty. And Karen was like, “whatever.” And Clumsy was like, “yes, you are! You could totally be on  the Vogue COVER.” And Karen was like, “yeah right, THE BRAILLE EDITION.” And we all cracked up Read more […]

SLOW COOKER Pear Honey!!! That’s all. Nothing else.

Yesterday, someone asked Warwick if he reads my blog. He said, “Yeah. Mostly to proof read it.” When I first started my blog, The moment my fingers typed PUBLISH! I’d call him and ask, “Is it okay? Does it sound stupid or gross? Do you think people will think I’m weird?” “Ummm. No.” He’d say, not elaborating one. bit. BUT Now. I think. .  . he thinks, he’s my manager. Yesterday, he told me, “Hold up Kathy Lee.” As in my blog is now Kathy Lee – The Home Guru because Read more […]

Pears, pears… . .EVERYWHERE……Super Easy Pear Crisp.

I’m not sure if anyone around me has noticed, but I’ve been feeling a little giddy lately. More child-like. Free-er. You know, happy. NOT that I’m not always happy. . .generally I am. But usually its a sober happy, like ‘hurry and put your shoes on . . . .we’re gonna be late’ or ‘damn it! i just stepped on a lego’ happy. You know. . . .always delighted to be here in this space and in this life. . . .just sometimes. .. . . it has to be qualified:/ While we were driving in the car yesterday, Read more […]

Citrus – Kale Juice and Pre-Teen Art.

I wonder if she knows. I wonder if she knows how in awe I am of her. Of her round black eyes, and her temper tantrum cries, the way she walks, the way she talks, and even the way she smells. Still when I lean in to kiss her, I inhale extra big, to suck her in. Breathe her in. She’s growing so fast, and now it seems I can’t keep up. She’s annoyed with me, I ask too many questions I require more than she is willing to give. But still, she fascinates me. I know her so Read more […]

SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE: Wild Berry. . . .a book by a similiar name by Julie Morris AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW I’m sitting in the car with her as we’re driving to school. I look over and she just looks defeated. Anxious. Nervous. Worried. “You know its going to all work out fine.” I say for the 20th time. She purses her lips and grunts as she grabs her stomach. All last night she complained of achey muscles, headaches, and a sour stomach. “Its just that I’m so tired. I’m so over it. And its only the 4th day of school. I’ll never be able to do everything that everyone expects me to. Read more […]

Strawberry Filling for a birthday cake . . .Super Easy and Delish!!!!

Yesterday I went running.When I came back. I stank.I was a sweaty, hot, bloody mess.I walked to my room, took off my shoes and socks and started to stretch.In walks Phoebe.Phoebe: Hi Mommy.Me: Hi.She leans over and gives me a kiss.Phoebe: Oooh. *scrunches her face*. You stink.Me: No, I don’t. As a matter a fact I brushed my teeth and I KNOW my breath doesn’t stink.Phoebe: No. Not your mouth. Your other parts. . . . . .Everything else.Me: Oh. Ok. You’re probably right.24 hours later.I’m typing on Read more […]

Blueberry Supreme Made With Love!

 [ Winner announced below ]I walked up to the weathered brown door, and looked around. The porch was dusty, cobwebs hung from the corners, and dirt dobbers had built their mud packed homes on the awning that covered the porch.It was a beautiful old home. Old. Brick. Maybe built in the early 1900s. It lay right in the middle of prime real estate district. Yet, it looked so lonely, and unkempt.I placed my knuckles onto the wood and knocked.Nothing.Again, I knocked, but harder this time.And as I rapped 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 […]