Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Favorite Dr. Seuss Party Ideas

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    Dr Seuss birthday party supplies

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one." -Dr. Seuss

Oh the places your party will go! This month’s Party of the Month is Dr. Seuss and Birthday Express has everything you need to plan the perfect Dr. Seuss themed party. Here are some of my favorite Dr. Seuss birthday party ideas!

Invitations - Get your guests into the party spirit with these Dr. Seuss Invitations. The package includes 8 invitations with envelopes and features all of my favorite Dr. Seuss characters on the front.

Party Decor - With the Dr. Seuss Balloon Bouquet and Dr. Seuss Wall Decal Set, your guests will walk in and be transported to Dr. Seuss' world of the Lorax and the Grinch. Start the party off right by giving each guest a Dr. Seuss Cone Hat and Dr. Seuss Blowout when they walk in the door. Mom and dad can also get in the spirit with several adult costumes available at Birthday Express. My favorite is the Adult Cat in the Hat Costume .

Food & Drink - The books of Dr. Seuss are filled with great food ideas. Spice up your typical deviled eggs with some green food dye and serve alongside some roast ham to get the classic green eggs and ham. And what better way to serve your party’s green eggs and ham than on the Dr. Seuss Dinner Plates. For dessert, the kids will go crazy for these Dr. Seuss Cupcake Wrapper and Box Kits. Each kid can get their own present with these individually wrapped boxes. You can either make a Dr. Seuss themed cupcake or buy some from the store and change out the wrappers.
    It's just all so cute.  Anyway, I hope you give them a try.
    Have a great week.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

No Cook Banana Oatmeal on The Maker's Diet

Today I am sharing a new recipe for No Cook Banana Oatmeal and I think it works pretty well for The Maker's Diet.  I had it for my breakfast/lunch at 12:30 PM and it was absolutely delicious.

So now a little more about The Maker's Diet.  I lost 12 pounds in the 10 days that I was on phase one.  I gained back 2 pounds of it over first weekend off of it.  That was due to me only not following the eating plan.  I have found that Jordan Rubin is right about feeling the need to take a nap if my midday meal is too large.  I have tried to do low carb diets for years, and I always fail, because I love carbohydrates, like pastries, bread, ice cream.  Now on this diet, which isn't really a diet but a total change in eating habits, you are still restricted on carbs, but you get them.  It's just that they are healthy carbs, like sprouted bread or sourdough bread, much more fruit, and there are not any fruits are bad for you, honey, coconut sugar, and other things, which do make it much easier to follow.  I was out of town for a four days also, and I didn't gain any weight.  For me this is a really great thing.  I didn't even feel deprived.  I have lost the 2 pounds, but have not lost anything else at this point, but I think 12 pounds in a two week time period is pretty good.  The bigger deal is that I feel really good eating this way.  I have no inflammation in my joints, even with eating the grains, so I have found that I can eat healthy sprouted grains.  I have also learned to soak and dehydrate nuts and seeds, which has been interesting process.  That was something I definitely had to learn how to do, but now, I wouldn't eat them any other way.  It is very easy, though it does take a little time and planning.  (that will be another post)

Basically, The Maker's Diet is just eating as much natural and organic food as possible.  It also entails changing the time that I eat meals.  So, I normally start with breakfast / lunch at about 12:30, I have a snack between 3:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon, dinner at about 6:30 PM, and a dessert at about 8:00 PM.  His main thing is to eat your salad before your meal, and eat your sweets last.  That works for me.  Today, I didn't have a vegetable before my Banana Oatmeal, I'm hoping that's ok.  My snack today will be a Grass Fed Cheddar Cheese and some of my Mary's Gone Crackers Original Crackers.  (By the way, I have been eating these crackers for a while and I love them.  They are crackers made of seeds.  The only way they would be better is if they were sprouted also.  But they are delicious.)  I'm not sure about my dinner yet, but I'm making this Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream for dessert again tonight.  I made it last night and it was amazing.  That recipe will also follow in a later post (I forgot to take pictures).

Now on the my recipe for No Cook Banana Oatmeal.

No Cook Banana Oatmeal


1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats ( I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/3 cup heavy cream from Grass Fed Cows
1/3 cup goat yogurt, plain
2 TB raw honey
1/3 cup banana, cut into small pieces


Place the oats, cream, yogurt, and honey into an 8 oz mason jar, or other jar and stir.

Next, add the banana and stir again.

Then, you put the lid on the jar and let it sit overnight.   

It's ready the next morning.

Makes 1 serving

I hope that you like this my No Cook Banana Oatmeal recipe.  I am so excited about it, because I love oatmeal, and it's not something that I normally get on a low carb diet.

Anyway, I always love hearing from you.  Let me know if you make this recipe, I would love to hear what you think about it.

Have a great week.

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Creating Almost Instant Jewelry

This is such a great way to make your own jewelry that is unique just for you.  You can now design stunning pendants, bracelets, earrings and more with Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' selection of metal settings exclusively designed to fit Swarovski crystals. You can shop by setting or by stone, it's really easy! Just mix and match your favorites, add a few drops of glue and you have your very own custom-made jewelry piece. This is a fun and easy activity. You can create presents for their loved ones and teachers, and they're affordable fun for crafting parties, bridal showers and more!

I think this is such a fun party idea.  In September my daughter in law had a birthday party for my 6 year old granddaugher, and they created gemstone encrusted goblets.  The girls had a great time, but they also love making jewelry with me.  These settings and crystals would make it so easy for the little 6 year olds to make their own jewelry.  They have an activity and a party favor all in one.

What a great way to make teacher gifts also.  Have your kids help, and they will be so proud to had their teacher the gift that they made for them.

Adults and teenagers will love making these at your next baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday party.  You have an instant activity and a party favor all in one.

I, myself buy a lot of my supplies from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads'.  I love their products.  They get my jewelry supplies to me quickly and the quality is amazing.  I only buy my silver wire from them now.  Their crystals and beads are also beautiful.  Need I say more.

Try them out and see how you like them.
Have a great week.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Progressive Lenses from Warby Parker

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So as all of you know, I am a huge fan of Warby Parker's glasses, and their progressive lenses are just one more reason why.  I do wear progressive lenses, and if you do, you know how expensive they can be.  Their price of $295 for a pair of glasses with progressive lenses and frames is an amazing price.   I do hope that you will give them a try.

Here is the information for how you can try and buy the Warby Parker glasses that you like.

Have a great week.

Progressive Lenses from Warby Parker
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear God Note 12

Today I am sharing my Dear God Note 12. 

I have been cleaning and listening to KLove radio station all day, and it's amazing how all of the music is speaking me today.  God is so good.  

I shared part of Hillsong United's song Lead Me To The Cross.  "Lead me to the cross, Where your love poured out."  "Rid me of myself, I belong to you"  Beautiful.

I always listen to Christian music,  sometimes from my music list and sometime KLove, but today has been all Klove, and I am feeling the love today.

I also love Francesca Batistelli's He Know's My Name, because as we know, he knows each and every one of us, flaws and all.  Perfect words, "I don't need my name in lights, I'm famous in my Father's eyes, Make no mistake, He knows my name."

One of the other songs that really touched me today was Your Grace Finds Me by Matt Redmond.
His grace is so beautiful and this song, is so great.  I love the lines "I'm breathing in your grace, I'm breathing out your grace", I also love the part when he sings "same for the saint and the sinner."  It's so true.  His grace is for all of us.

I really hope that you enjoy the songs I have shared with you today.  There are so many, but these are just a few of the songs that speak to me.  I hope that they touch also.

Have a blessed week.