22 March 2017

Chocolate, Chia & Coconut Energy Bites

We're fans of energy bites in our house. They're a great little midmorning or afternoon snack to give you a little boost. Plus they're little bites of deliciousness! This recipe is a favourite of ours however, when I'm needing a little chocolate fix, these chocolate, chia & coconut ones are great to make! The bonus is that with these I don't feel so bad about indulging.

To Make:

Mix together dry ingredients:

1/2 cup chia seeds
2 Tbsp milled flax seed
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup oatmeal

Then add the following & mix well:

2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
3/4 cup peanut butter

Once your "dough" is completely mixed, chill in the fridge for 15-20min (this makes them easier to roll into balls). Once chilled, roll into bite sized balls and roll in coconut (I usually get about 2 dozen out of this recipe). Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. You can also keep in the freezer & take them out as you need them.

What are your favourite energy bites to make? You might like these ones too.

20 March 2017

Sunshine, Grocery Store Flowers & Spring

It's the first official day of spring (and all the people clapped their hands!). Over the weekend, between both the sunshine & fresh air, you could feel the promise of spring. I won't get too ahead of myself, because I'm sure winter is going to linger for a while. But even though there's still that chill, there's a promising warmth as well. I just love that.

This time of year I always find the sunshine to be a huge motivator. To face the day & do the tasks at hand. Maybe it's just me, but it definitely gives a much needed boost.

08 March 2017

Spring Ready

We're getting closer to spring each day, but we all know that sometimes the date on the calendar means nothing & the weather out the window trumps all. While we're all eagerly waiting for spring to arrive, and be here to stay, I thought I'd share a few great ways you can get spring ready now.

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22 February 2017

Quiet Time

Some days I struggle to just stop & have a time of quiet in my day. To take time for myself, to feed my soul & spend time in the Word. That's just the honest truth. I find this to be true especially since becoming a mom. I know I can't be the only one. You too?

There's always something to clean. There's laundry. Dishes. Meals to make. Groceries to get. Errands to run. And then, most importantly there's the sweet little one, who calls me mama, to care for, spend time with, play with, and teach things to (well, at least I hope she's absorbing the things I'm trying to teach her).

I'm learning to take advantage of moments throughout my day while E's playing for a few minutes or napping. Sometimes I'll even nab some time while she's watching a show and she'll sit up beside me as I read. I do take time in the evenings some days, but I try my best to have my quiet time earlier in the day.