Friday, June 23, 2017

cherry + lime kombucha spritzer...


Guys, I think I might have struck gold with this drink. I can't even right now.

Like... CAN'T. EVEN.

This spritzer is so darn good that I literally crave it every single day! And it couldn't be simpler- take like three ingredients, blend it together and in a matter of like, 2 minutes you're taken straight to Flavor Town. Is that term trademarked by Guy Fieri yet? I sure hope not. SORRY GUY!

This is so light, so refreshing and so gooooooood I might cry. Cry happy tears of kombucha and cherry happiness. AGGGG it's literally all of my favorite things in a cup! Cherries (YUM O!!), kombucha ( I LOVE YOU KOMBUCHA. I CAN'T QUIT YOU KOMBUCHA! Oh and also- #guthealth #probiotics and #hashtagsdontworkonblogs) and limes! Because, limes are life. 

Make this nowsies please. Then find me and tell me you made it so we can hug and ugly cry together. And then we'll make more of this and sit and giggle together at how wonderful life is. K? K. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

fudgey paleo brownies...


You know how some days, the only thing that's going to get you through is an entire pan of warm, fudgy brownies? 

You know what I'm talking about- the days where the toddler isn't sleeping well (which means neither are you), he's extra fussy the next day, decides not to nap for a few days, and then your period is coming as well? Yeah...those days.

That was me a few weeks ago. I was surviving off of grumpy toddler kisses and tired snuggles, compliments and encouragement from my sweet husband and like 479 bottles of kombucha a day. 

Oh, and these brownies. Lots and lots of these fudgy, chocolatey, gooey, PALEO (can I get an amen?)  bites of heaven in baked form. 

#mommingsohard (or it it #mommingishard ?)

Friday, June 2, 2017

organic roasted strawberries...


This is one of those recipes that is so simple in ingredients and in technique, but yet packs a lot of punch. Also known as, "some of my more favorite ways to eat food". I just love when things are so simple that you can't hide behind fancy frills. There are 5 wholesome ingredients in here. 5. That means there really is nowhere to even think of hiding. No pungent sauces, no decadent creams or mousses, nothing! Just some simplistic items, combined together and cooked in a way that allows everything to shine. Autocorrect wanted me to say "sing", and you know what? That works too.

It doesn't get much more simple than this: fresh organic strawberries, tossed with just the littlest bit of coconut sugar, real deal vanilla, balsamic and coconut oil, and then roasted until it all bursts, caramelizes and marries together. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

tension buster essential oil blend...


Let's cut to the chase, shall we?

It's no surprise I'm a BIG lover of my essential oils. If you've been following me for any amount of time on Instagram, you know this well. My husband, on the other hand, was an oil skeptic until I made what we call "Tension Buster". He has suffered from tension and inflammation that collects in his shoulders, neck and base of head for years. If not combatted quickly, it turns into a migraine. This stuff- this Tension Busting combo of oils, really works. He uses it almost every day and now swears by it. 

In fact, he has just recently asked me, "Will you make something I can take to work?" You got it, husband of mine. Anything for your new oil obsession. Bye bye Tylenol, hello all natural pain relief. 

He uses the spray at home and brings the roller bottle to work. He says if he catches it early enough, it completely removes all tension and pain. And he applies as needed throughout the day. Wife win!

Friday, May 12, 2017

mother's day chia parfait...

I received a jar of Bonne Maman preserves and compensation for this post. I was sponsored by Bonne Maman as well as Honest Cooking, but rest assured, all opinions and recipe are my own.

Ahhhh Mother's Day. Mothers. Mamas. Moms. Mommies. Mamacitas. 

This year will be my 3rd Mother's Day and I swear, every year I get more and more excited for it. My first year was so surreal- Luke was maybe 2.5 months old and I hadn't really settled into the new Mama boots yet. It was still a little weird to be called the word and then here came this day where it was all about me being it! For 30 something years prior, each Mother's Day was about showering and loving on MY mom...and now here I was the Mom! 

Then last year I was a little more settled into the new role and extremely excited. I had Mothered this little guy for over a year and I sort of felt like I earned that day! I was ready for it! Shower me! Love on me! Tell me how wonderful of a Mama I am! Hahahaha. Give me all the kisses and hugs and praise (and chocolate doesn't hurt!) Mamas need that, really. We all work so hard all year long to selflessly love, care, protect, and raise our littles- its definitely a well deserved day. 

Dads, you do too. But this is a Mother's Day post ;)