Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

There is always one...

Lesson #1 from cricut: Life isn't always what you expect/want it to be. It's finding new perspective that makes you happy in the life you already have.

Monday, March 20, 2017

DIY Banana Stand

Command hook placed under the cabinet is perfect for storing bananas! This is so awesome as it saves me counter space and my bananas last longer without bruises!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Homemade Shamrock Shake

This was amazing! My husband talks about shamrock shakes EVERY year. We haven't had them in about 3 years bc the fast food version makes us ridiculously sick!

I decided to make up my own recipe for dairy free and gluten free shamrock shakes because this year was my year!

I used 2 cups vanilla coconut milk ice cream, 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, 3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and 2 drops of green food coloring. It's so easy! Put in a Ninja and boom your done!

This is delicious. My toddler and husband were very happy too!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Addition to my Love of Gardening

I'm so excited that I finally got a Shamrock to add to my plant family! I've wanted one for years and I found one this year at a local store!

Irish Soda Bread with Potato Leek Soup

Happy St. Patrick's Day from a crazy Irish Lass! I always cook a traditional Irish dinner on St. Patrick's Day so this year I went the soup route. I found this dry mix at a local store and decided this was going to be it. I also found a gluten free recipe for Irish soda bread!

I used coconut cream in place of cream and omitted the bay leaf for the soup. I followed the soda bread recipe to a t and it was amazing!

This was the perfect dinner to celebrate my Irish roots 🍀

Lemon Meringue Pie

So I went on an adventure for Pi Day this week. I made my first meringue pie! It turned out wonderfully! This was my Grandma's FAVORITE pie. I truly believe she was here guiding me through this recipe. I used vegan butter so this was dairy free too!

For the crust I used my go to, Betty Crocker Cookbook recipe.

Click here for filling and meringue recipe.

Rainbow Salmon Sheet Pan Bake

Click here for recipe.

This was delicious, easy to prepare, easy to clean up and toddler approved! Perfect for Friday's during lent! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Yet another reason I love my CRICUT

I'm loving my upgraded glass Hoosier cabinet! Cricut for the win!

First Dance <3

My little O went to her first dance and her date was her Daddy.

I made them a matching corsage and boutonniere from felt, ribbon, and glitter!

Be still my <3

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Click here for recipe.

Thank you to my friend, Kristen, for sharing this Chicken Pot Pie Casserole with me! Not only is it gluten free but we adjusted it to be dairy free too! (Cashew milk for cows milk. Cashew milk is better to use for casseroles bc it is savory and a little more thick than almond milk.) It was delicious and toddler approved! This is going to be a regular in our house <3

My new fav...

Gf bread, egg whites cooked in vegan butter, avocado, and salt/pepper. Where have you been my whole life? She is my favorite! Don't tell the others lol

Monday, March 6, 2017

Headache Roller

10 drops Panaway
10 drops Peppermint
10 drops Lavender

Combine all in 10ml roller bottle and top with frationated coconut oil.

Apply to temples, forehead, neck, and under nostrils.

Sinus Roller

3 Peppermint
3 Eucalyptus
3 Tea Tree
4 Rosemary
2 Lavender
2 Geranium

Combine all in a 10ml roller bottle and top worth frationated coconut oil.

Apply to base of ears, sides of noise, cheek bones, under nostrils, and eye brow bones. Massage in.

This helps with my sinus pressure and colds.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Click here for recipe.

Great for Lent ;)

Peace and Calming for Potty Training

Breaded Ranch Chicken

We marinated chicken in ranch for 24-48 hours. Then breaded it in gluten free bread crumbs. Baked at 400 until cooked through. We served it with spinach salad. Such a quick yummy meal that even my toddler loved!

Love Day Pizza

Olivia made me her first love day pizza! It was wroth these amazing spinach gluten free wraps as the crust. She was so excited to make pizza on love day like Daniel Tiger! I'm so blessed to be her Mommy!

Mermaid Hair

2-3 oz of alcohol free witch hazel
30 drops cedarwood
30 drops rosemary
30 drops lavender

Mix above in a 4 ounce glass spray bottle.  Top with distilled water. This is such a wonderful leave in conditioner and a great way to grow healthy hair!

I used my cricut to make the bottle applique. Just another of a million projects I have used it for!

TIP: add 1 drop off cedarwood and 1 drop off lavender to mascara for mermaid lashes!

February's Temperature

February 2017 temperature blanket is nutty! Mother Nature needs to get her act together!

White Chicken Chili

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This is the best white chicken chili I've  ever had...EVER! I omitted the green chilis. It was amazing and toddler approved <3

DIY Treasure Chest

It's amazing how you can make something wonderful with things you already have. I used duct tape and a twinings tea box! Olivia loves it bc it is filled with m&m's for when she goes potty like a big girl! 

Roooaaarrrrr!

Mason Jar Wall Decor

I am obsessed with my new cricut! I made these for friends and they are so perfect!

Rustic Burlap St Patty's Day Sign