Monday, July 17, 2017

a pineapple party!!

you guys.
my man is awesome.
i told him that i wanted a birthday evening at the pool with my family and a pineapple cake and he went crazy!
he and my mom planned a whole pineapple themed party and it was amazing!!
enjoy our pictures below!

breakfast in bed! homemade beignets and a homemade card!

then all my boys detailed my car!

while i did my nails ;)

during naptime, he and rob made the cake!

after our nap, we waited out a summer thunderstorm...

and then it was time to party!
i was queen obvi.

pina coladas!

and such beautiful and creative pineapple food!
salsa, dip, and that amazing pineapple cake!

ferrero rocher wine gift!

and then swimming all evening!

and a grillout!

my michael drew me a lovely picture :)

and then the next night, my parents watched all the boys while we went on a date to a new restaurant!
a wonderful, wonderful birthday!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

probiotic lemonade!

We believe in probiotics around here.
We believe in gut health.
We take probiotics (I sell Doterra, which I 100% believe in and adore) but we try really hard to find those little gut helpers naturally too!
So, we make it a routine to take homemade kimchi (with our homegrown cabbage!) every day. 
The adults do super spicy kimchi and the boys get plain.
But I still like to try to find new and delicious ways to add fermentation to our diets.
Enter: lemonade!
This is crazy easy to whip up and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.
If you have cows, all the better, because you need fresh whey.
We have a dear friend that keeps us supplied in fresh, raw milk and in turn, I use the milk we don't drink for fresh, raw yogurt or cheese.
And when you make cheese, you have leftover whey.
I save the whey for homemade bread or...
Probiotic lemonade!

Probiotic Lemonade
Makes about 2 quarts.
10 lemons, or about 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 - 1 cup whey
1/3 - 1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Distilled water

Mix lemon juice, whey, sugar, and nutmeg in a large container with lid. Add enough distilled water to equal 2 quarts. Put a lid on and cover with a kitchen towel. Set in a dark place for 48 hours. After 48 hours, chill in fridge. Once cold, shake and enjoy! It should be slightly fizzy, mostly sour but retaining a bit of sweetness. Skim off any cloudiness or any mold, obviously, but it will still be perfectly fine to drink.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

summer crafts...part 1!

summer time!!
as usual, i've spent all year collecting crafts and fun stuff that has nothing to do with school and save them all for the summer!!
enjoy part 1 :)

they were already for a little summer fun :)

our official list!

fun coloring sheets while mama got the special dinner ready

chili dogs and chocolate milk!

and cupcakes!

first up! painting mommy's ugly lemon tree pot!

"stained glass" window painting

cheerio threading for bracelets

fun sidewalk chalk hats!

mud printing

shaving cream car wash!

remember we went to the market?
we used the painting of the toad homes as a craft of the day!

and we painted more pots to sell at the market!

father's day aprons!

sushi night

and candy sushi for dessert!

rainy days call for movies.
we watched up and did a fingerprint up craft!

folding fish art

and finding nemo with popcorn!

exploding treasure chests 

....and a pirate snack...

and a pirate movie!
can't wait for more fun!!
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