Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just a little something that makes me laugh...

This is the baby.  Well, he's not such a baby anymore, but he's MY baby!  He dressed himself this morning!  Notice the unbrushed hair (yes, he really needs a haircut)
the hole in both knees of his pants
a flannel shirt that isn't buttoned correctly (we live in the south-it's 81degrees)
and Toy Story socks!
He would wear this outfit EVERY single day if I let him!
Now, THIS makes me laugh and kiss his little cheeks!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This year has been a real challenge.  I decided to take the kids out of their normal school setting to try the public virtual school.  Basically, it's like homeschooling b/c I'm the one that has to make sure that the kids have a routine and get their school work done.  They do have teachers and online classes where they can talk to and see the other children.  That's great!  But I have that one child.  You know, the one that pushes your buttons, acts like he doesn't listen, the one that makes you wonder where you're going wrong?  This kid acts completely bored, that he doesn't care about a thing that I say.  WELL, after reviewing his school work and tests, he  managed to get EVERYTHING right!  I finally figured out why he's acting the way that he does...he's not challenged enough in school.  He breezes through it.  We'll definitely be making some curriculum changes...

Monday, September 27, 2010

From Raw to vegan...maybe...

After a month of eating totally raw, I have begin venturing into vegan: soy cheese, tofu, and these WONDERFUL vegan herb crackers that I found here:  I made these and they are incredible!  I have found that it's really fun to play around with different ingredients to see what I can come up with!  I still start my day with a green smoothie (my main ingredients are baby spinach or kale, apples, bananas, an avocado, and ground flax seed or hemp seed) and I do find that a majority of my diet is raw but I do have those standbys that are there in case of a craving:  soy cheese, flax crackers, vegan cupcakes, and definitely almond milk. 

Above are the vegan herb crackers that I made.  Notice that they aren't the same color as the one in The Kind Life.  It's because I used rice flour instead of almond flour.  They still turned out super yummy!

Ok, here is my updated version of the vegan herb crackers.  Last time I used rice flour and this time I used the almond flour!  They are GREAT!

New visitor in our house...

My daughter, as some of you know, has severe asthma and allergies which has caused her to spend alot of time in the hospital.  Well, as soon as she was getting better from one sickness she turns around and gets the Chicken Pox!  Seriously???  I'm wondering when this house is going to be germ free????  Maybe we'll put her in a bubble:P 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Journey to Raw

To those who don't know me, I am a mother of three and have been diagnosed with some health problems after many, many tests: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and degenerative disc disease.  After researching lots of options (rather than monthly shots), I came across the raw food diet.  Eathing fruits and veggies, nothing cooked.  I was fully expecting to start this diet and never make it through the first day.  I love to cook AND eat!  However, after a month of being on this diet and practicing Yoga daily, I can truely say that I have never felt better!  I am down to two meds a day instead of ten and I'm sleeping better!  My energy has improved greatly!  So, this is a look into my life...just a little...:)