Sunday, June 28, 2015

Easy Blueberry Chia Spread

So we all know that blueberries are wonderful, and chia seeds are super healthy. So when you combine the two of them you get an easy blueberry chia spread.

Here's What You Need

1 cup of chia seeds
3 Tbsp water
2 cups of blueberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp vanilla

Here's What You Do

Combine the chia seeds and water and let them soak.

Next mash up the blueberries in a pan with a large spoon. Add the lemon juice and honey and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes or so.

Now stir in the vanilla.

Next you can serve it with almond butter on toast.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Power of New Shoes

This week turned out to be pretty great. I learned that the power of new shoes can make a day complete.

Being able to go shopping for shoes with a friend. Even though we didn't get to spend a lot of time together, because I had to run off to work. I did get a couple pairs of fantastic shoes. One pair for work, and another pair for play. Twinkle Toes shoes are so cute!

Realizing that having really small feet is a blessing at times. I can actually buy shoes in the children's department. They are cheaper and well they are way more fun than a lot of adult shoes.
And then realizing my cat was just as happy that I got new shoes because he now has a box to sit in.
I learned that wearing my new shoes made my feet hurt a lot less. Hurray!
I learned that the power of new shoes can really help you decide to let it go when someone is totally inconsiderate to you.
Isn't the power of new shoes great?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Camera Shy

Camera Shy by Raye

I know that I am beautiful. I am not afraid to let everybody else know it either, but there are days when a lady must be a little camera shy. It creates more of a mystery about yourself. This was one of those days. I absolutely refused to pose for the camera, even though I know how photogenic I am. I must maintain some standards, and I must not let humans believe that they can photograph me whenever they please. When I want my picture taken I will always let humans know by posing for them. Do any other felines have issues with pet humans taking their pictures constantly?

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sometimes It Takes a Tragedy

Sometimes it takes a tragedy for all of us to finally open our eyes and ears to what is going on around us. In the past couple of weeks one of these tragedies occurred. A young man went to a church service with the sole purpose of murdering individuals. I don't know what many of you thought when you first heard the news about the shootings that occurred in Charleston this month, but one of my initial thoughts was what is wrong with people? I also thought is there any place that is safe? I felt sad and angry about the incident.

Over the past week quite a few things have happened. There have been discussions over gun control and racism that always follow these tragedies. And low and behold the state of South Carolina has decided to stop flying the Confederate flag over the state capitol. I wasn't surprised when I heard this, but I wondered why after years of debate over this issue in the state it suddenly became the solution to this tragedy. I wondered why after years of calls for the state to lower that flag this incident had to be the decisive event.

And this is what I've decided. We simply aren't listening to each other. For years individuals have stated that there are symbols of hatred that we have control over. Unfortunately, the issue was debated, and individuals felt that it wasn't worth the hassle of removing it from the state capitol. And now nine individuals are dead, and it is something that needs to happen. Do I think that the removal of this flag at an earlier point in time would have stopped the recent tragedy? It may or may not have. I don't think the issues surrounding this event are quite that simple. But I do believe that a simple act at an earlier time would have sent a strong message out to individuals that we are willing to deal with our past.

I often hear individuals state that people are making a big deal out of racial issues. The problem with this statement is that the issues are important to the individuals who are saying there are issues. And therefore it is a big deal!

So I guess the point of this post is will it really take another tragedy for me and you to listen to what individuals are really trying to say?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 74

This week has been full of present surprises. I got a much needed break at work, and well the schedule turned out to much lighter than I thought it would be originally. And I am so thankful! I finally had the chance to sleep in this morning. It doesn't happen often, but it feels great when I am able to do it. So on to the linky party!

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Oh Happy Day - Tips to Lose Weight
Logan Can

I am pretty happy. And sore. Friday, I was (finally) cleared to workout again! I am thrilled! I'm happy to be healthy and I was so excited to get started that I immediately started C25K and jumped back into my tone it up workouts that day!

Patriotic Mixed Berry Pie

This Silly Girl's Life

Patriotic Mixed Berry Pie, simple and easy berry pie recipe, decorated for 4th of July! (Or Memorial Day, or summer, or just because.. you get the idea!)

Ms. Toody's
What are your favorite herbs...
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme?

BBQ Beet Fries
Strength and Sunshine
Stepping away from the traditional potato, these BBQ Beet Fries are a healthy, low-carb, baked side to any summer cookout. Make room on your plate for this super veggie showstopper. Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, everyone can enjoy some “fries!”

In The Moment Monday ~ ‘The Nest Is Never Empty’
A Life Well Red
If you never stop building it.

I was recently asked if I had any advice for the parents of young children in our church.  You may be surprised at what that advice was.  It had nothing to do with spending quality time with your kids, or the pros and cons of home schooling.  My advice was this; work on your marriage.

Two Graduations and a Ceramics Display
April's Homemaking
We got the house all decorated in the school colors black and orange, with lots of flowers and balloons. I made a cute banner for the fireplace in the living room with black and white photos of my son and his girlfriend and cute chalkboard style 2015 clothespins I found in the Target dollar bins.

Simple Canning- How to Make Homemade Blueberry Jam!
 Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

It is blueberry season and if you have access to fresh blueberries, now is the time to can some fresh blueberry jam!  My mother and I got together this past weekend and did just that.  Here is her easy recipe and tutorial for making and canning fabulous blueberry jam!

Divas Run for Bling

Hello divas! I hope that your week has gotten off to a fabulous start. My Monday was a bit on the busy side but I got home to have a package waiting at my door. As part of my getting back to healthy eating, I have decided to try Shakeology as a way to help get all my nutrients in for the day. So today I thought that I would share a new, easy healthy recipe – my snickerdoodle protein smoothie.

Turkey Bacon Avocado Salad with Garlic Dill Dressing
Small Town Girl Blog

Another protein packed dinner salad for these hot summer days! Turkey, bacon, and avocado together is one of my all time favs. Add a creamy dill dressing to the mix and you’ve got a winner! Yum

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