Healthy Crack Bites ;) 

I made these granola bar bites a few weeks ago. They are DELICIOUS!! Of course my daughter wouldn’t touch them and my husband only ate one. If you don’t have any texture picky eaters in your home, you should try them! So easy and yummy!


November-To Be Thankful

This morning I enjoyed my pumpkin spice coffee while making brown sugar cinnamon pancakes and caring for an overly tired child who experienced her first “real” time change. This past week has had it’s tough moments but that happens. Life has struggles and trying moments but in the end it is all worth it. I am thankful for the hard times because they make me and my family stronger. I am thankful that we believe in a God that carries us to the other side!!


Finally Fashion I Like! – Spool No. 72

Spool No. 72

Fall Shadows Scarf

“It all began a local farmer’s market where the Spool Gals each weekend would sell their hand-made clothing, vintage boots, and jewelry designs. The Spool Gals would be greeted each Saturday by car loads of eager buyer’s sometimes driving hours to visit Spool’s pop-up mercantile booth.

Eventually, the Spool Gals adopted such a large following that they opened their online clothing company in 2009. Staying true to their roots, the Spool Gals have taken their small-town business philosophy online, treating each customer like family and offering a one-of-a kind selection of women’s clothing and accessories.

Spool No.72 is proud to be completely family owned and operated and headquartered in eastern Washington State. Learn more of what our loyal customers have to say about the Spool No.72 by visiting us on Facebook ( and Twitter (”

Boost Immunity

With Fall already here and Winter knocking at the door, the flu, cold, icky season has arrived!!

Germs are everywhere – daycare, school, playgrounds, gymnastics class….the list goes on. It seems like our kids are getting sick over and over again with no relief! The immune system responds to these exposures by producing disease-specific antibodies. We can help by adding natural immune boosters to our children’s diets. Below are some popular immune boosters and what foods contain these boosters!

  • Vitamin C: Red & green peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, brussel sprouts, cantaloupe
  • Probiotics/Prebiotics: Pro- yogurt, Pre-breast milk, asparagus, bananas, leeks, onions, garlic, wheat, tomatoes
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Fish, fish oils, flax seed
  • Vitamin D: Breast milk. fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, egg yolks, some mushrooms, milk, cereal, yogurt, orange juice
  • Zinc:Fortified Infant formula, oysters, crabs, red meat, poultry, whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals, dairy products
  • Selenium (required in only small amounts): plant foods, seafood, meat
  • Phytonutrients (red, orange and yellow pigments in fruits and veggies): fruits, vegetables, grains legums, nuts and teas
  • Echinacea (do not use if your child has a history of allergic disease, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema)
  • Vitamin E: nuts, nut butters (almond & peanut), vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, mango, tomato


Detox Please

My 9 month old daughter has been very sick with 2 viruses and is also cutting 4 teeth at one time. Needless to say, mommy needs to detox. We moved into our new house a few months ago and I have yet to use the big Jacuzzi tub that was 1/2 the reason I wanted to purchase this house! So my plan is over the next few days to clean the tub and enjoy a nice detox bath!!

10 Benefits of a Detox Bath – A Gift for the Body!

  • Eliminate toxins from the body
  • Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
  • Restore mineral balance in the body
  • Improve oxygenation of cells
  • Prevent or ease headaches
  • Improve sleep
  • East stress and relax
  • Improve heart and circulatory health
  • Boost immunity
  • Speed recovery from illness

How To Detox Bath

  • Add 2 cups of Epsom Salts to your tub
  • Add your favorite essential oils (lavender, citrus, rosemary, lemon etc…)
  • Mix oils and Epsom salts. Then add very warm water.
  • Soak for 20 minutes (you may feel light headed after the soak so get out of the tub slowly.)
  • Sip on ice water with citrus or lemon to rehydrate.