Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hi! I’m Back With A Very Full Heart

 

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Wow!  It feels so strange sitting here at my desk once again with a blank page staring back at me. 

Yet, it feels like the sweetest welcome home ever.  

Over the next few weeks I will get back into the swing of things around here and re-introduce myself to all of you.

I don’t even know if anyone reads my blog anymore, but I have been told it is time to begin sharing my journey once again.

The kids are back in school and loving it!  Huge praise for their wonderful new (to us) school!

Our oldest began her senior year at college.  Um how did that happen?  I’m surely not old enough to have a 21 year old daughter.  Shhhhhh!

And I’m homeschooling our daughter who begins high school this year.   We are both thrilled to have one on one time each day and work together for her to have the best year yet!

So lots of big changes around here and I’m ready to find a new normal with it all.

I’ll leave you with my favorite photo from our family session with Lundy Photography (who we adore by the way and took our vow renewal photos and my blog headshots) a few months ago.  I’ll share more over the next few weeks too!

 

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I can’t wait to catch up with all of you and hear what God has been doing in your life the last three months too. 

Until then, know that I’m praying for each of you and thankful to have this place to share our hearts.

 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Relax and Rejuvenate with Lavender Lemonade

A few weeks ago I shared this delicious lemonade recipe

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Ingredients:

  • Juice of 5 lemons
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Raw Honey to taste – approximately 1/2 cup will be plenty sweet
  • 8-10 drops of Spark Naturals lemon essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of Spark Naturals lavender essential oil {too much can be overpowering and make the lemonade a little too relaxing! }
  • 14 cups purified and filtered water

Directions:

Juice lemons and limes, combine all ingredients except water in a pitcher and stir.
Add water.
Stir again.
Enjoy!

{tip: I heat up my lemons and limes for about 30 seconds in boiling water with the SKIN ON, then roll them firmly under my palm on the countertop before cutting/juicing them…this helps to extract the most juice from the fruit, giving you more flavorful lemonade!}

You may also really enjoy this lemonade recipe that I shared a few weeks ago!

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Coconut Honey Orange Popsicles

Is it HOT at your house today? My kids have been bugging me to make these "pop sizzles". If you want a SIMPLE, delicious and healthy treat to cool you down a little, give these a try!  They are a favorite at our house.

Ingredients:
1 popsicle tray & sticks
1 cup organic orange juice (no pulp is my style)
1 cup coconut milk
3 tsp raw honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops Spark Naturals Wild Orange essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:
Mix ingredients well and evenly distribute into Popsicle tray. Add sticks.
Freeze & Enjoy!

You can make these with any berry or watermelon too! When using berries or watermelon I switch to lime or lemon essential oil. They are a wonderful healthy treat!

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