Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday #7- Breakfast meals

I'm back with another Weight Loss Wednesday episode and in this one I'm sharing three of the more common breakfast meals I like to enjoy in the morning.

breakfast yogurt
Plain whole milk yogurt with raw honey, strawberries and chia seeds.
avocado salad
My go-to avocado salad.
gluten free bread loaf
The Life-Changing Bread Loaf. Recipe from

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Muddy Games- Homeschool Nature Activity

Living on a little farm provides my kids with pretty much unlimited outdoor activities. Some days I plan things for us to do and other days I just go with the flow and let them do whatever they want. The most inexpensive and simple activities usually turn out to be the funnest ones! I love pulling my kids outside away from all electronic devices and let them enjoy and explore nature.

This is one of my daughter's favorite outdoor activities. She calls it "muddy games." The idea is very basic but provides them with hours of fun. I'm not kidding! They easily spend two hours playing muddy games outside.

Here's how it works:

Fill a bowl with water. 
My baby girl is getting so big! She's already 2.5 yrs old!
{Goat helper is optional.}

ARW_muddy games
Grab handfuls of weeds, grass and dirt and add to bowl of water. 

stirring sticks
 Stir around with a stick. That's it!

Simple as can be! 

muddy games
Allie pretends she's making pancake batter and adds more dirt until the consistency is just right!
She is definitely the child of a foodie!

muddy games

Any container that holds water will do. 

I will warn you, though. If you have puppies make sure to keep them entertained with something else while the kids are playing muddy games because if they are anything like Butterball (Yay! for Pitbull puppies!) they will try to run off with the sticks! 

pitbull puppy
Oh, Butterball! He loves to play fetch. 
pitbull puppy and kids
Butterball thinks every stick is his.
So there you have it- muddy games! Super simple and tons of outdoor fun!

What's your favorite outdoor activity? Leave me a comment below. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Craftsy Spring Flash Sale!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you make a purchase using the links I've included in this post.}


Craftsy just announced their Spring Flash Sale!
The sale is on select online Craftsy classes and is only available this weekend. 

Click here to visit Craftsy and see the full list of classes that are on sale!

Here are a few I just signed up for myself!

Craftsy Sourdough class
If you follow me on Facebook, you know I recently started making sourdough bread again. I'm looking forward to learning some new tips & techniques in this online class. 
When I quilt my quilts I don't like to tie off threads and bury thread tails after every motif. I like to quilt as much as I can in a continuous line. I'm looking forward to learning some new design ideas and tips for saving myself some more time and thread! 
Offer expires at 11:59 MT on Sunday, April 13, 2014!

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