Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

I really prefer to call these muffins by the title above because saying the names of all the fruits and vegetables in them can be a bit lengthy: vegan carrot, apple, pineapple, raisin muffins. A mouthful, right?

For about two months now I’ve been dipping my toes into the waters of vegan eating. (I think that’s the right term?) This isn’t a particular challenge for me seeing as I grew up vegetarian, but its also something I’m not ready to fully commit to… Yet. For the month of September I decided to challenge myself to make at least one vegan meal each week. This is week two and the third vegan meal/dish I’ve prepared. This is the first recipe conversion tho so that is why I am sharing it with you here. Continue reading “Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins”

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Teething Toddlers

Last week was a particularly rough one at our house. Fox is cutting what I call his “vampire teeth”. We have been through the extra fussy times during the day, difficulties getting him to sleep at night, having him chew on everything (forks, his wooden blocks/cars, his books… Even a pillow one day). It has been miserable for both of us. On top of that he also wanted to be held constantly and had ZERO interest in being in any of our four carriers so this mama got very little done unless I was able to sit and hold him too.

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Teething Toddlers

Viewing Life in a New Perspective

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Between this image above and the recent death of Hubby’s uncle I’ve been spending a great deal of time thinking about what is important to me about *living* life.

I love beautiful things just as much as the next girl. I have a fetish for Southern Living magazines and can’t bring myself to throw away a single one I’ve ever picked up. Since moving to our country home I’ve always aspired to make our home beautiful like the images from the magazine. So much so that hubby has asked for things to be done one way and I would always say no because “it doesn’t match the theme of the room” or “it makes it look cluttered”. Continue reading “Viewing Life in a New Perspective”

Viewing Life in a New Perspective

Whole Wheat & Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve got a huge sweet tooth and bake something sweet usually once a week or so. I’ve found I have a lot less guilt about eating sweets when I adjust the ingredients to be “good for you” ones.

Here is an old favorite cookie recipe of mine that I’ve adjusted to have healthy and organic ingredients.

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Whole Wheat & Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sick Little Ones

We very rarely deal with sickness of any kind in our house. I can count on one hand the times my 19 month old, Fox, has had a fever (3 times, 2 were teething related and the other was from getting over heated earlier this summer) and I think this is the first time for him to deal with congestion and runny nose.

I say our healthy eating choices, breastfeeding well beyond one year of age, and using immune system boosting items such as elderberry syrup and essential oils when we have been around someone who is under the weather has really helped create a strong immune system for Fox and myself. Continue reading “Sick Little Ones”

Sick Little Ones