Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's Time

It's time to get my blog up and going again. I'd love feedback on what you'd all love to hear about! For now, I have a few stories I'd like to write about. They will be posted int he near future. Thanks for following!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Recipe: Apple Cider

This is from one of my Air Force wife friends, Maggie. She brought it to a cookie exchange a few weeks ago and I have made it 3 or 4 times since then. It's a big hit. I love it.

4 cups of Apple Cider
2 cups of Cranberry juice
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 orange (sliced)
a dash of all spice
whole cloves

I put it all in a saucepan and heat it up. It makes your house smell like Christmas! It is my new favorite christmastime drink. Thanks Maggie!!

Gratitude: My Family

I just want to take a second and tell everyone how grateful I am for my family. My kids have been such angels today, and my husband has been so helpful. I haven't been feeling well the past few weeks, and he has let me take as many long naps as I need while he is home. I know that he is so stressed and busy, but his family always comes first. And I am so grateful for that. I love them all so much. I couldn't be more blessed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gratitude: Being a stay-at-home mom

I'm so grateful that I get to stay home and raise my kids. I can't imagine sending them to daycare, or having anyone else do it. I love them so much and I love watching them learn more everyday. They love to play together and that makes my heart so happy. I am so grateful that my husband has provided me with this blessing and opportunity.

Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Oh my holy goodness! These are divine and PERFECT for your holiday cookie exchange!

Chocolate Kiss Cherry Cookies

1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Butter, Softened
2 teaspoons Maraschino Cherry Liquid
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
4 Drops Red Food Coloring
2 1/4 Cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Maraschino Cherries, Drained and Chopped
48 Milk Chocolate Candy Kisses

1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
2.Combine Powdered Sugar, Butter, Cherry Liquid, Extract, and Food Coloring in a bowl. Mix well
3.Add Flour and Salt. Mix well
4.Stir in the Cherries
5.Shape Dough into 1" balls
6.Place 2" apart on ungreased sheets
7.Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until you can see that the lower edge is a light golden brown
8. Remove from oven and press a candy kiss into the top each cookie. — with Barb Livingood Bahr and 3 others.

Happy Baking!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


I'm not sure if any of you have heard of upworthy.com, but chances are, you have. In a world of bad news, this website brings insight to good people doing good things. It only reports, or has articles, of things that will brighten your day and make you happy, or make this world better. People doing good. We all need to find the good people in the world.

I'm totally grateful for this website! Full of things that are "up worthy".

check it out! You wont be sorry.
Happy reading!

Product Review: Nature Box

I know a lot of you have heard of Nature Box, but you seriously need to try it!

I was at a friend's house one day and she pulled out a bunch of her Nature Box snacks. They ALL tasted good! I couldn't stop eating them so I had to walk away. Luckily they are super healthy. It a great way to snack, and it's guilt-free.

I got home and ordered my box right away! Your first box is a discovery box, and it comes with 5 full sized bags of deliciousness. You can get your first box for $10. That's two bucks a bag, people! (After that its $20, but you can still find coupon codes for $10 boxes. You can also cancel or pause your box at anytime.

After you receive your discovery box, you can customize your box and choose which snacks you get! It's cool. I chose two snacks and want to have the rest as a surprise. They have a lot of options!

In my first box I got:
Masa crisps: corn chips with flax seed
Vanilla Macaroon Granola: my personal fave
Pistachio Power Clusters: nut squares with almonds, cashews, and pistachios
Roasted Kettle Kernels: Honey coated toasted corn
and Cherry Berry Bonanza: a medley of dried cherries, cranberries, and blueberries

You can choose all vegan snacks, gluten free snacks, sugar free snacks, etc. I like them all.

Go check them out! Here's a link to get your first box for just $10!!

Healthy and Delicious Snacks - New each month!
I love the healthy snacks I get from NatureBox. You can sign up too and save $10 by using code SHARE10 for a discount off your first NatureBox! If ...

Or use YDLV3 at your checkout. 

Happy Snacking!!