I love cherries. I could polish off a whole bag while I watch my boys play Slither.io. Cherry season is upon us, and it’s a short season at that, so take advantage. I’m digging the moodiness of this dark cherry vanilla smoothie – it goes well with Monday. Enjoy! Makes 1 8-10 oz. Dark Cherry Vanilla Smoothie. Ingredients: 8 ounces almond/coconut milk blend 1-1½ cups frozen cherries* ½ frozen banana 1-2 … Continue reading Dark Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
It’s been a long week, and to top it off, on the way to take the kids to camp this morning, I popped my tire on the curb and got a flat. Tire is fixed now, kids are spent from camp, pizza delivery is on it’s way, and I’m so happy to be home with family. I may not move from this couch, except to … Continue reading Hello weekend!
When horrific events occur like what happened this past Sunday in Orlando, I’ve found it really difficult in the aftermath to get back in step with the normal groove of life. I’ve been feeling rather raw, emotionally raw, with my old friend anxiety lurking in the corners of my head and lodged in my solar plexus. Deep thoughts coupled with deep emotions seem to create an emotional … Continue reading Small Steps
Hot Summer days call for cool treats. While my boys have been devouring the kid variety of popsicles and ice cream sammies like nobody’s business, I’ve been experimenting with different ingredients to add to my smoothie recipe repertoire. I tried steamed beets (are you a fan?) and let’s just say you can make a bad tasting smoothie, no matter how much honey or frozen bananas you … Continue reading Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Can you hear that? It’s the collective sigh of relief from parents everywhere as another school year ends. I was limping along toward toward the end. The boys and I are reviving with our first mini road trip of the season to lovely Dublin, Ohio, home of the GPs. Do you have any road trips planned? Enjoy a great weekend and here are some links from near and far: … Continue reading Hello weekend!
There’s nothing like a good book to get lost in. Recently, however, I’ve had a hard time focusing and even finishing a few pages. It dawned on me last week, as I was helping my boys with their Summer reading suggestions, that I needed to create my own list to help renew my love affair with the novel. So after researching, reading reviews and looking at … Continue reading 7 Books for Summer
After a relaxing holiday weekend of grilling, drinking and pool time with friends, I most always like to hit the reset button. I was craving blueberries this morning, so I went with that and made this simple and sweet Wild Blueberry smoothie. Full of health and the lavender hue is all sorts of pretty too. Cheers to a productive week! I’d love to know, what do you … Continue reading Wild Blueberry Smoothie