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Friday, August 22, 2014

Happenings Lately

Well oh my goodness- these past few weeks have been full of friends, family, birthdays, delicious food, baseball games, the beach, a baby shower and San Diego!  So much fun and still feeling like summer (especially when taking the weather into account!) 
Hope you all have wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Citrus Cake Topper

Here's a fun and summer-y way to decorate a cake.  I went out and picked a few stems of leaves and attached them to 2 bamboo skewers using twine.  Top the cake with a few of your favorite citrus fruit (fake or real!) and you're all set for your next fun summer gathering! Happy Partying!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Best Protein Shake

1-2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter
1 scoop Muscle Milk (I use chocolate)
1 & 1/2 sliced & frozen bananas
enough Dark Chocolate Almond Milk to make smooth

Add ingredients in blender and gradually add Almond Milk to desired shake thickness. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Favorite Things: Food Edition

This could almost be called "Favorite Things: Trader Joe's Edition".  So if you don't live by a Trader Joe's...my apologies in advance.
1. Veggie & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips from Trader Joe's
2. Hummus (basically of any variety with above chips) from Trader Joe's
3. Cold Pressed Juice from Trader Joe's (same juice but less than half the price as brand juices)
4. 100% Juice Smoothies from Trader Joe's
5. Powdered Peanut Butter from Amazon 
6. Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's
7. Larabar (also in any variety)

Those are just some of what I've been buying on the regular lately.  I'm pretty proud most of them are healthy aside from the cookie butter! But we all need a little sweet treat to help us stay sane, right?!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happenings Lately

We spent an amazing few days visiting family and celebrating the Fourth home in San Diego & it was picture perfect.  Lots of water fun, pancake breakfast, neighborhood parade, yummy food, a gorgeous farmers market, family time, a mini birthday celebration and suddenly it's 4 days later I'm still in a vacation hangover.  Take me back home!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Today we celebrate America, those who fought for our freedom and those who continue to protect our independence.  This 4th of July is especially exciting because my Air Force brother will be coming home after being out of the country for the past year.  I am so proud of him and grateful to have had a father who taught me what a blessing and privilege it it to live and enjoy this amazing country.  My freedom and rights are something I never take for granted and to those who have served, are serving and families of service men and women I once again with all the humility in my heart say 
Thank You.

I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Why I love Silk for More Than the Benefits of Almond Milk...

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one with a child who is milk-obsessed. I'm not? Great! Now that we've all got that off our chest, let's move onto something that will make you the best mom ever. Silk Almond Milk. Why? Because not only does Silk have the amazing benefits of almond milk, but they have other delicious flavors other than the good ol' original. Let's take a trip, shall we?!
I go to Safeway for my Silk because they have WAY better selection always in stock than other stores. (I buy it bi-weekly, take my word.)

Silk Almond Milk is right where you buy regular cow milk.  You see all that goodness on the right? Six glorious selves full....  Now like I said I buy it bi-weekly. I usually buy the dark chocolate flavor for my morning protein shake. And being part of #CollectiveBias I was exposed to some new flavors and suddenly two cartons ended up in my cart and on my kitchen table.  I'd feel bad about it....since when is buying healthy and delicious Almondmilk something to apologize for?!

I got a new Silk for my son & I....Silk Almond Coconut Blend & Almondmilk Protein+Fiber. I started adding the Protein+Fiber to my shakes for the amazing added benefits and yummy taste it adds. My son loves the AlmondCoconutBlend as a post-nap milk treat (and even the protein+fiber because it's delicious as well!)

We're a milk-loving family and I love being able to give my son Almondmilk that not only tastes delicious but I know is healthy and full of worry-free goodness. I can't wait to add these new flavors to my bi-weekly Almondmilk grocery list and to try some almond milk recipes!

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