Hot Carob? With Peppermint???

Yes, I know, it doesn’t sound as yummy as Hot Chocolate. But when you are a chocolate lover that developed a chocolate allergy, you do the next best thing… Hot Carob! And then to amp up that flavor even more, how about some peppermint flavor (or cinnamon)? This recipe can absolutely be made with real chocolate too – I made it that way for Malcolm and he loved it! Continue Reading →

Shower Fizz

I love a good bath as much as anyone but I take a shower every day so I need something luxurious and beneficial for my shower too. The means a shower melt or fizz. They are so easy to make and so versatile. You create several at a time without any fragrance and then add your own as you need a certain aroma. Continue Reading →

Lighten the Load

When it comes to clutter, I think we all have a bit lying around. Hopefully not like the pic!

Well, clutter can definitely put a crimp in your overall well-being. I have tried so many de-cluttering ideas, but the one that works best for us is to get rid of one thing every day. It is really simple but the beauty of this rule is in how vague it actually is. One thing every day can mean one toy, one item of clothing, or one dish. Or, on a tough day, it can mean one slip of paper and on a “gung-ho” day, it can mean one box or one bag! (Those days are my favorite but they don’t happen that often.)

The point of this is to be mindful of what you can handle each day. If you are naturally drawn to clutter then take it slow and if you are ready to make the move to minimalism then a box it is!

Keep in Touch with a Note

There is nothing better than a sweet little note from a friend when you need a little pick-up. Now you can be the one offering some encouragement. The message of this image is that there is beauty even in the pointy, uncomfortable times. That’s a sentiment that pretty much everyone could use from time to time.

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A Fancy Meal That’s Not

This meal right here is my boys’ all time favorite. Every time I ask them what they want for dinner, they say “Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas”. It sounds so fancy, especially when you find out it has shallots and heavy cream too. I had never even touched a shallot before I made this but they are really tasty! They are like a very mild onion.

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