Month: January 2016

|Walk Across Texas|

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Check out this BLOG regarding the Walk Across Texas heart healthy initiative! Let’s make this year a HEART HEALTHY one!


 

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|Breakfast Smoothie|

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Alright all you busy moms, listen up!

Who made a New Years resolution?  Who has actually stuck with it for almost the entire month of January?

It is SO hard to commit to be fit and healthy when you are a working mom. I’m guilty of being the person who doesn’t watch what I eat but then gripe because I gain weight. C’mon moms, I’m not the only one. 

So, the following recipe is a super easy AND healthy. And guess what? No morning prep time! You can make this at night in about… 2 minutes. For real! Instead of stopping in the drive through to pick up your morning sausage biscuit, just grab this out of your fridge. 

Ingredients/Appliances:

  • Personal blender [regular sized blender will work just fine]
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk [Just eyeball it, doesn’t have to be perfect]
  • 6-7 strawberries [any kind of berry will work]
  • 1 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt

  

Prep:

  1. Place almond milk in personal blender
  2. Add banana [just break it up before you place it in there]
  3. Add strawberries
  4. Add peanut butter
  5. Add Greek yogurt
  6. Blend until smooth

  
Seriously, how easy was that? Pop the regular lid on it and place in fridge. Grab it on your way out in the morning. Protein and fruit packed breakfast ready to go!

   
 

โ€ข The Blender was purchased at Wal-Mart for less than $20! Totally worth the buy. 

โ€ขFor an even more heart healthy breakfast, add 1/4 cup quick oats [uncooked]. For best results on this, make it that morning. When left in fridge overnight, texture can be a little off putting. 

Enjoy!

|DIY Book Display|

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Bloggers, it has been awhile! I apologize for my absence. The spring semester has started and preparing for a full load is a lot of work! 

In the meanwhile, we had a DIY weekend and I’m super excited to share our easy projects!

I’ve seen on Pinterest several ways to organize and display children’s toys and books and for all you parents out there that have millions of toys and books, you know anything helps! 

Today we took a trip to our local hardware store and purchased 9 brackets for a whopping .69 a piece, as well as 2 pieces of crown molding for $5.79 each. Guys, if you do the math, that is LESS THAN $20.00!

Simply just cut the molding to the length you want [we used a miter saw] and then attach the brackets with screws and attach to wall. How easy! And super cute & functional!