Review: AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

FACT. I lurv Almondmilk. Almond-Coconut Blend to be exact. Also Fact. I lurv just plain old almondmilk and plain old coconutmilk and plain old cow milk too. Along with pickled pigs feet, chicken AND beef liver . . .and let’s not forget tripes, as in stomach lining. I’m telling you this, as you have probably surmised, that my palette is welcoming to many different flavors and textures. But ufff. Coconutmilk yogurt not so much. And I’ve tried. Oh how I’ve tried. It just doesn’t Read more […]

Pork Chops with Kale Gremolata, A book about KALE by Stephanie Pedersen

Last night, I was sulking around. A bit. Feeling slightly sorry for my hard working self. I mean, I work hard. And gosh durn it, I’m tired of people (children) always requesting slushees from me and then not wanting to answer my simple yet thorough questions about the days events. I mean really. Do you think if you’re rude and obnoxious I’m going to stop asking questions? Because I’ve been asking the same questions for 12 years now, and I can go another 12 more . . .EASY. Anyway. Like 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 […]

Little Things to Make Our Lives Better:. . . . Funley’s Crackers with Veg and Vitamins!:)

My mom is here.In my house. Upstairs. In the guest bedroom. Sleeping.Because she’s tired.And exhausted.Of me.And my four straight up, a mess children.”Well. . . .”she says. . . .”Everyone has been behaving well. . . .”But Jesus . . . . .Lord Jesus (I’m actually praying here)I know THAT IS NOT what she is really thinking.One kid,Lord help us all, won’t stop asking for food, which is very disturbing to my mother. “Why is she sooo hungry ALL THE TIME?” ‘Maybe she’s bored”, she’ll say. “Maybe she is Read more […]

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 […]

Help for the Coupon Haters: Coupons at Checkout finds Coupon Codes For You.

I found something I really like. That makes me like things that I should like, but don’t because its too time consuming. What am I talking about? Coupons people. Online. Stay with me here. You know the deal. You go to website, add all your items into the cart, and then go haphazardly roaming around the Internet to see if their are any coupon codes that match your cart items.  I’m a deal hunter so, I do it. But I hate it. Too much trial and error. But now. . .I found a free browser Read more […]

Fingerling Potato Salad, A Note to Nana, and CLEAN FOOD by Terry Walters GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dear Mommy ( I call my mom ‘mommy’, sue me.),Sorry. I meant to share this with you last month, but alas time has gotten away from me. These are photos of Phoebe’s first Musical Program, and I thought you’d get a kick out of all of her silly expressions. The first photos are of her getting ready for the big event.I’ll narrate as I post the pics.She poses now. For every. single. picture. Just like her big sister Soledad. Whom she screams at. ALL THE TIME. Yet, she acts just like her. I know. I know. Read more […]

Mexican Lasagna and A Child who Shutters at the Sight of Me. (Plus! A GIVEAWAY!!!)

(Winner announced below)Camera at the ready.My hand cupped the lens. My eye peering through the view finder, searching. Searching.Where is she?I let the camera strap rest around my neck as the camera dangles and I look for her.There she is.Green and white striped shirt. Her back to me. Walking away . . . . down the corridor. Walking away from me.”Shelbi!” I yelled.She turned around and looked at me, but only for a second.Quickly, she swung her head back around and weaving herself into the massive Read more […]

LOW-FAT BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDIES, & A Cookie Lover’s Cookbook Giveaway!

{Winner announced below. . ..}Notice anything different around here?Yup.It’s a New Year.And I’ve got a new philosophy.I’d like a smaller buttocks.And a snazzier looking house.AND a classier looking blog.I started with my blog.Let’s analyze.Tones of gray mean, I love rain. And gray cats with blue eyes, and thunderstorms. POPS of GREEN! Say I love life!!! Freshly mowed grass, and Emeralds!!Frozen Mint Mojito on the side says, I’m tired, and I need a drink, with fresh weeds attached, because that’s Read more […]

Last Minute Gifts! A BOOK FOR THE COOK. . . .My new fave Cookbook List!

Not So Humble Pies ( An Iconic Dessert, All Dressed Up) by Kelly JaggersPIE.  It is the beginning and the end for me. An entire book dedicated to pies that are anything but humble, well . . . .please excuse me while I thank my lucky stars.Sweet, savory, fancy or rustic, the word evokes warmth, and love, with pillows of whipped cream or nuggets of savory jewels that melt into a buttery crust. For many of us, it has always been (and will always be) PIE. Which is why, if you know someone like me, Read more […]