6.01.2014

Another Easy Card

Just another little card that's easy and kiddo friendly. My daughter and I have been working on a lot of thanks and birthday cards lately.

We have been slowly regaining craft supplies since the fire. We have a little tub now! It's not nearly what it was but we have been enjoying making things together again.

This is all Stampin' Up! products. The punch and banner stamps are from the SAB sets. The punch is super cute.

We hope you all have a wonderful day!

5.30.2014

Mederma Scar Gel - Quick Review

One night while I was sleeping my cat fell off the headboard onto my face. I was deep asleep, driving 90 to nothing in a dream. It was a shock to my system waking up like that! The cat's nail went through down by my lip, so it was pretty deep in some places. I thought I should give Mederma Advanced Scar Gel a shot.


Here's when it was fresh, after I was using it for a month and the end result. These are makeup free photos so please don't judge too harshly. It was the only way to show accurate progress.

I'm a believer! High five Mederma!

5.18.2014

Easy Snack You Can Share With Your Pooch

Hey there y'all! So, on this health kick I've been cutting out things like entire bags of chips and cookies. I needed something with a little crunch and a little sweetness that isn't just bad for me. Tough one, huh?


Not at all actually. This is a 3 ingredient snack that you can add to or leave simple and it's okay to share with with your pup as well.

Pretty simple list ingredients:
Oats
Peanut butter (or almond butter)
Honey

Basically you put some oats in a bowl and add peanut butter and honey until it's about right to roll in a ball. Measuring is not needed.

Get the kids involved. My lil crafter Aurora loves rolling the balls. Of course, y'all know me, I'm all about getting the kiddo involved in cooking, snack making and juicing.

This is my little lap dog, Thor. ;)
You can add anything you like to these too!

If you start adding things like nuts, chocolate chips and things like that please hit Google and make sure that's safe for your pup before you give them any!!

My dog, Thor deeply loves these simple human and animal treats. Here he is on Petit Jean mountain last month. He absolutely loved hiking to Cedar falls. The pet friendly cabin was awesome! Big props to Petit Jean State Park.

Thanks for stopping by!

5.17.2014

Just another easy card

My daughter and I have been working on making cards again. We had quite the on-hand stock before the house burned so it's time to start getting that back.

We have seen several versions of this card and this one is my daughter's. She used all SU! The Birthday greeting was from Sale-a-Bration. Grey, saffron and black.

The part of this that was really fun was layering the stamps to make a patterned paper. Aurora had so many strips and they all looked really neat. She's pretty into making patterns now.

I love crafting with my kiddo. It's fun seeing her be proud of the cards to gives out. :)

5.03.2014

3 days, all fruits and veggies

I know that's not a big deal for some people out there but for this pizza loving, soda drinking, chip bag finishing family it was!

We have all seen those "cleanse" diets and that's not what we did. We read a lot of them and it didn't seem fitting with our goal. We don't want to take any pills or spices. We just wanted to simplify and gain a new appreciation for vegetables and fr
uits.

The plan:
Morning juice, snack, lunch juice, snack and dinner juice.
Snacks: Apples, carrots, bananas, celery, grapes
Juices: Mean Green, Carrot Apple Celery, Morning Glory, Carrot Apple Lemon and Green lemonade.

This is more veggies than I have eaten in my whole life...
Here's how we did:
Day 1: Sucks. Seriously. It sucks.

Day 2: Getting more used to it. The ones with apple are my favorite and the ones with kale are my least favorite. The hardest parts of the day are cooking for my daughter. Smelling the food, even though I'm not hungry is a huge temptation.

Day 3: I feel great! My body feels better. My gallbladder doesn't hurt for the first time in a while. This really is the way I think we were meant to eat.

We need vegetables and I am going to make morning juicing a priority.

My 12 yr old daughter had a glass of each of the juices with us while maintaining a regular diet as well. She didn't like a few but some she really loved. We are all in on adding this to our new regular diet. I am so proud of my family for going on this journey with me!