Monday, January 05, 2015

Hello, Mornings!

I'm a total night-owl.  I seem to get a burst of energy around 10pm, which doesn't make for great mornings-after!  I can lay in bed and read until 2-or-3am with absolutely no problem.  Of course, that means I am certainly NOT getting up at any decent hour.  I'm very well aware of how important sleep is, and that I really need to use my time more wisely - which means not sleeping until 9 or 10am and rolling into work at noon.  (don't hate me because I have flex hours!)

I'm kind of so over making New Years Resolutions, but I AM going to try to make better use of my time in 2015.  I found this awesome resource that I'm hoping will help.  I plan to use my blog to document this process, as well as my other 2015 goals (not resolutions!) including completing more craft projects, my Goodreads Challenge of 50 books for the year, maybe learning some new crafts, finishing some Pinterest projects, and some super-awesome family stuff coming this year!  *squeeee!*  Oh!  And my new Dollar Tree obsession (did you know how much amazing stuff you can get there??)

Join me and the other Hello Morning! ladies if you'd like to get your mornings started on the right foot in 2015.  Leave a comment and let me know that you've joined so I can keep an eye out for ya!


Here are some of their tips for making the most of your mornings.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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I've found a new go-to for ALL of my supplements, vitamins, organic staples, cleaning products and more! Coconut oil that's even better than Aldi!  *gasp*  

And you get a $5 coupon when you use this link - love that! 
They have pretty much everything you'd ever want (and lots of products that are vegan, gluten-free, etc...) and tons of specials every week to save even more, get free products... I could go on and on.  But just check it out for yourself!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Peppermint Patties for Trim Healthy Mamas! THM-S

I attended an essential oil party awhile back and the hostess had these AMAZING peppermint patties made from coconut oil, dark chocolate, honey, and peppermint essential oil.  I wanted to try and recreate them and make them THM-friendly, cutting out the honey. It was surprisingly easy, and tastes just as delicious and refreshing!
Here's how:

* 85% dark chocolate (or Skinny Chocolate, of course) - melted
* 1 cup Coconut oil (melted)
* Peppermint extract
* Stevia and/or Xylitol - I use NuNatural Pure Stevia Extract powder 


1. Mix the coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint extract (or peppermint essential oil if you prefer & are well aware of how to use EOs safely in the kitchen!)    

2. Add stevia to taste.   Play around with the taste until it's how you like it.

3. Put the coconut oil mixture into candy molds or mini muffin tin. I found adorable little ice trays with silicone bottoms that make it super easy to pop these yummy treats right out when they're all done!  
There are several ways you can do this, but I find this method works best:
** Spoon a bit of chocolate in cup first, put in freezer to set up (around 30 minutes).
** Add a bit of the coconut mixture on top of that, put back in freezer to firm up.
** Add more chocolate on top, put back in freezer or fridge.
When firmed up well - pop out and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

You can also make these in mini-muffin tins with the paper liners, 
but I just think these are TOO cute!

Photo courtesy of anniegoss/candy/