My 3 Favorite Smoothies

As mentioned last week, I love smoothies!  I tend to be very creative with my smoothie process and just incorporate anything that sounds good, at the moment.  But, if you are just beginning the smoothie adventure, I am sure your would appreciate a few recipes.  So, this week, I actually measured my ingredients and wrote down my three favorite smoothie concoctions.  I hope they bring your tummy much joy! Continue reading “My 3 Favorite Smoothies”

Dense: A View From the Big Island

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

A View From the Big Island

When I read the word “Dense” for this week’s photo challenge, I knew the exact series of images I wanted to incorporate.   There is nothing like a magical hike, through the forests of The Big Island of Hawaii, to truly experience the word “Dense”.  Enjoy the Journey…

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Ferns & Palms
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A Tree of Lace
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Horizontal Growth
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Dense Blooms
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Reaching Roots
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
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A Multitude of Foliage

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


I love chocolate!  I love to bake!  This sweet combination can equal trouble when it comes to my focus of eating healthy!  But, we all need to allow ourselves a little treat, here and there.  I have made some “healthy” updates to these yummy brownies.  I have also left the original ingredients, just in case your would prefer to incorporate those instead!   Enjoy! Continue reading “Chocolate Zucchini Brownies”

Hard Boiling Farm Fresh Eggs

As I have mentioned in previous entries, I am addicted to chickens and ducks! I am even more addicted to their fresh eggs.  Oh, that yummy, golden yolk!  Keep in mind, when purchasing eggs from the market, there is a good chance they are already one month old…at least! (Yikes!) Commercial egg farmers have 30 days to sell their eggs.  The longer the eggs sit, the more the membrane beneath the shell separates from the shell, making peeling easier.  This is a positive when making hard boiled eggs.  But, once you have experienced the taste of a delicious farm fresh egg, you will never go back!  Trust me! So, the question is…  Can you hard boil a fresh egg and peel it easily?  The answer…YES! Continue reading “Hard Boiling Farm Fresh Eggs”

Weekly Kindness Challenge!

I can’t think of a better way to kick off this week than with a kindness challenge. Who wouldn’t be up for sprinkling a little JOY here and there! For me, it is the little things in life that mean the most.  There is nothing more heart warming than discovering an unexpected card or a letter in the mailbox!  I am filled with joy when I send a friend a special gift, knowing how much they will appreciate it. Rise by lifting others… Continue reading “Weekly Kindness Challenge!”