National Nutrition Month Resources to Help Clean Up Your Plate

National Nutrition Month Resources to Help Clean Up Your Plate

March is National Nutrition Month and reminder to me as to far our family has come in the world of food and nutrition. We still have some bad habits to kick, but the last few years have brought about a transformation in our kitchen and our health. 

I'm sipping a cup of black coffee as I type this and cringing about how much sugar I would stir in just a year and a half ago. 

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Our Odd Week in Review: Art Crazed and Crazy World

Our Odd Week in Review: Art Crazed and Crazy World

Another week has come and gone, or rather flown by, in snowy Virginia. A week in which another blogger was attacked and the government inched closer to total internet domination. Both events just adding to my list of thoughts on "should I still be doing this?" that keep running rampant in my head. 

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Review & Giveaway: Apothecary Extracts - 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

Review & Giveaway: Apothecary Extracts - 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil

We started using essential oils in our home years ago. A mixture of lavender and orange or lemon added to a calming dusting spray. Tea tree oil and lemon oil for an all purpose cleaner. Various oils in a bath to help calm the nerves or clear a stuffy head. Tea tree oil is our go to oil for so many things and needless to say we go through a lot of it. Lucky me, Apothecary Extracts provided me the opportunity to try out their tee tree oil just as my current bottle was running low.

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Our Odd Month in Review: Breath in the Good

Our Odd Month in Review: Breath in the Good

Today was the first day I looked at this blog in three weeks. At the height of the ugliness surrounding vaccinations and the measles I decided I needed to stay away and avoid social media. I needed to stay gone, avoid the nastiness and lack of compassion that was exploding everywhere. I needed to just breath in the good before general dislike of people turned into an anger that consumed me.

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No One Wants a Boring Hero So Suck It Up WWE Fans

Like many, I watched the Royal Rumble on the WWE Network, along with my family last night. We all have our favorites, Adam and Matt were rooting for Lesnar in the championship match while Ema and myself were cheering on Cena. One thing we all agreed upon, Rollins is a little weasel.

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Dumb, Neglectful and Not Capable of Being a Parent

Words and phases, among many, used to describe me and others like me as vaccinations are catapulted back into the spotlight this week after the Disneyland Measles outbreak.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I must be dumb and uninformed.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I must be neglecting my child's needs.

     Because I do not vaccinate, I am not capable of caring for my children.

Luckily, I have a thick skin and while it irritates me that people jump to judgmental name calling when debating hot topics, it still doesn't sway my opinion. Why?

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Book Review: Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles

Book Review: Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles

 am ALWAYS on the hunt for fiction that I think Matt will enjoy, even if it is a tad below his reading level. Finding good fiction for boys that breaks away from sad and "dark" themes (as Matt calls them) can prove rather difficult. I managed to get a copy of Fish Finelli (Book 1): Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program and I was glad I did.

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Review: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

Review: Culinary Grade Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

I've been on a mission to try new things in 2015, particularly in regards to my health. As much as I love my morning coffee, I'm also a HUGE tea fan. I have so many varieties in my home that I break depending on my mood or energy level. At least half of my stash is some form of green tea, so I was intrigued by Matcha, a concentrated green tea powder.

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Our Odd Week in Review: The Menu Plan Mash-Up Edition

I'm not sure where last week went? I've been busy working, cooking new foods and enjoying our first snow. Since time just seemed to zip by I missed posting my week in review post at the end of the week, so I'm bringing it to you today mashed up with my menu plan Monday post.

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Menu Plan Monday: I'm Going to Attempt Gnocchi

Menu Plan Monday: I'm Going to Attempt Gnocchi

It is cold and rainy here in Virginia today, a perfect day for soup. I am so glad I looked ahead at the weather and a nice thick warm one planned for today. It's also an easy go to meal for a week that I plan making a few things from scratch for the first time, including gnocchi.

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