Thursday, December 12, 2013


These donuts were amazing. I got the recipe from this site Lexis Clean Kitchen. I changed the recipe to my liking. They are gluten free. And they are so yummy. 

Ingredients needed for donuts: 

3/4  cup of almond or gluten free flour
1 1/2 tsp of raw cocao ( chocolate)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup organic applesauce
pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 tbsp of coconut oil or any oil that you have available
3 tbsp of honey or agave
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of Enjoy Life's Gluten Free Chocolate chips

Ingredients needed to the chocolate frosting:
1/2 cup of Enjoy Life's Gluten Free Chocolate Chips
1 tsp of coconut oil


In your bowl mix all ingredients together well
Grease your donut pan, I have a donut maker. 
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, if you have a donut maker then use directions that comes with donut maker.
Remove and Let cool 
Once your Donuts are cooled then you can frost them. 


Monday, December 2, 2013


Ducky and her friend have been doing a handicraft while DMan is at Lego Class. Ducky did an amazing craft. 

Materials needed:
Lunch Box
Saved Candy Wrappers
Paint Brush to spread glue

Take your glue mixture and paint glue onto the candy wrappers. Then put candy wrappers onto your lunch box. Cover the whole lunch box with the candy wrappers. The finished product is so cute. You can also use cans and cover them with candy wrappers for gifts. I love this concept and its thrifty. 

Ducky and Her friend with part of there lunch done. The smiles says it all!!!!


Our first camping I decided to make mason jars meals. They are easy to store and I felt so good for the weekend eating healthy food that is good for my body:)

Ingredients needed: 
Quinoa-Cooked( 1 to 2 serving)
1/2 of a red onion
A whole Red Pepper
A can of Corn
A can of Black Beans
Olive Oil ( as much as you desire)
Vinegar ( as much as you desire)
1/4 cup of Lime
Salt and Pepper( as desired) 
Avocado ( on a camping trip just bring one uncut and cut it when needed). 

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and then put into your mason jars for a easy lunch for camping or just when you need a healthy meal on the go. 


I have been experimenting with new recipes. I love this homemade gluten free bread from Unrefined Kitchen. I love that this recipe because it can be made without a bread maker. Just a loaf pan, your ingredients and an stove. 

Ingredients needed:
3/4 cup of coconut flour ( You could use all purpose gluten free flour too).
1/2 cup of grounded flax seed. 
1/2 cup of almonds
1/2 cup of arrowroot powder ( which is a thickener)
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 cup of applesauce
1/4 cup of coconut oil ( melted) 
6 eggs
2 tablespoons of honey

Once you buy the flour you can make probably three loafs with the bag of flour. 

Preheat oven to 350
Combine dry ingredients in one bowl
Combine wet ingredients in another bowl( separate from dry ingredients)
Grease pan and then pour batter into loaf pan. 
Bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes

If you are gluten free you will love this moist bread. I brought it to church one night and it was all gone. 

And its kid approved!!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013


wrote this post on behalf of Werther’s Originals Caramel Popcorn and their PR Company. Our Hope Is In The Lord has  received a  MommyParties Kit to host my Mommy Party in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way. 

Werther's Originals has been a very popular brand for a very long time. My husband favorite candy is caramel. I was so excited to share the Werther's Originals Caramel Popcorn with my husband and my friends. I decided to have a Mom's Night In at our house to sample the Werther's Popcorn and watch Soul Surfer. Each one of my friend's brought a appetizer to share with the other moms. 

The recipe I decided to make was the Chocolate Caramel Clusters. All of my guests loved these. There comments were:
"Wow, these are delicious"
" I can't stop eating this yummy dessert" 

Ingredients used:
12oz of the gluten free chocolate chips
4 cups of Werther's Original Caramel Popcorn
Shredded Coconut

Line muffin pan with paper cups.
Melt gluten free chocolate chips in pan.
Put Caramel popcorn in a large bowl and pour chocolate over the popcorn. 
Place in muffin cups and refrigerate for 20-25 minutes, or until set. 

This recipe is easy to follow and really fast to make especially with the holidays coming up. 

Everyone of my friend's loved to try a new recipe. They were very pleased. All of them weren't aware that Werthers made a caramel popcorn which is why I was pleased to introduce them to this product. 

One of the awesome about having these parties is that I always get to give away product to my friend's. Everyone loves to receive FREE items. Each Mom walked away with a bag of Werther's Caramel Popcorn, Recipes, Coupons and Fact Sheet about the product. We were sitting down to watch Soul Surfer which by the way if one of our favorites and I decided to get a quick picture of my gang with there popcorn:) 

Before the movie even started I shared a devotion with my friends. We also had a moment of prayer. Soul Surfer is a real authentic movie that will touch the hearts of many when seen. Soul Surfer is a true story about Bethany Hamilton that got bit by a shark and her journey to recovery and healing. What a better way to share such a inspiring movie with women and to share the New Werther's Caramel Popcorn. 

I was thankful that Mom Select sent me a copy of Soul Surfer and I already had a copy so I was able to gift the other copy to one of my friend's. It's better to give than to receive. 

With the Holidays fast approaching Werther's Caramel Popcorn would be a great addition to your dessert choices that I'm sure that all of your family and friends will remember for a lifetime!!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Juicing to Loss Weight

I'm so excited, I started juicing about 2 months ago. I just juiced for 30 days with very little food in my diet. I have a VitaMix and I love juicing in it because you get whole ingredients when juicing. After the 30 days I had to go back to foods for a few weeks, the piece on my VitaMix broke and needed it fixed. My plan was small at first was only 10 days, then 20 days and then 30 days. I had made my goal and I was so happy. But when I went back to foods I was craving the juice. I had to wait for VitaMix to come back. After 10 days I got it back, I was so excited to go back to juicing. My body was totally craving it the whole time. Now I still juice 3 meals of my day, eating a little at night. The juice is very satisfying.

Here is the recipe I use:
Celery( 1 to 2 stalks)
Spinach( 1 to 2 handfuls)
Kale( 1 leave)
Pineapple ( slice of Pineapple with core)
Lemon( 1 slice)
Apple( core and all)
Chia or Hemp( I like Chia better) for protein

To this date I have lost 18 pounds in 2 months. I'm so happy with juicing and am feeling amazing. I have to say the first 5 days were hard and if you decide to do this, then have a lot of grace for yourself. Its ok if you have a handful of almonds or a salad. I did. This is the first time in 12 years that I was able to loss anything, and I'm so excited. I walked everyday and didn't lose a pound. And now I have found what works. I still have a few more pounds to go but I know now that I can do it, of course with God's Help!!!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013


I'm really enjoying this website I found that I want to share: 
The recipe can be found on Unrefined Kitchen. I mortified the recipe a little. 

These cookies are so delicious and very easy to make. The No Bake cookies have become one of our favorite cookies. 

Ingredients needed:

Raw Cacao Powder( She uses Cocoa) 
Coconut Oil
Almond Butter

The finished product- The Easy No Bake Cookies

Thursday, August 22, 2013


I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. 
All opinions are 100% my own #cbias #SocialFabric

As a home school mom scheduling time to make appointments for the doctor can be difficult.I home school our children during the day along with field trip and at night we have church, activities and other things that take up our time. I don't always take the time to get myself checked out or when I'm sick to just make the time to go to the doctors. Our family doesn't have medical insurance which makes it difficult to go the doctors. It has to be a real emergency. Knowing that we have a local Walgreens Health care Clinic for my busy and crazy schedule is relieving to me. I recently visited a Walgreens Health care Clinic near to my home for when I need care I know its available. 

I noticed when I walked into the Walgreens they had plenty of signs with information and directing you to the clinic. 
What's so nice about the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is that they have the pharmacy right next to the health care clinic for immediate access to the medicine the doctor will prescribe. One shop health care.  

When I visited The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic I noticed they offered many services to us at low cost:

Blood Pressure Screening
Diabetes screening
Sinus Infections
Sprains and strains
Wart removal

With school in full gear most children need vaccines and physicals. Walgreens Healthcare Clinic offers both of these and I'm sure this sets a lot of moms at ease. They are saving time and money. 

I'm amazed at what they offer. You should check out the list of services they offer.Our family doesn't have health care coverage and its really nice to know if I need care I can walk into our local Walgreens and get immediate care for me or my family:)

I love that Walgreens takes pride in wellness of there customers. When you walk in you feel welcomed and at ease. 

The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is a easy and simple process, you walk up to the touch screen and put your information in the system. It will then give you a wait time. You usually don't have to wait very long. Also Walk-Ins are always welcome. Now when can you get health care and just walk in. Never!!! You will either see a nurse practitioner or doctors assistant this all depends on what you are going through. I would rather make a visit to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for short wait times and fast service. You know whenever you schedule an appointment with the doctors you will be there for hours. Who has time for that? 

The clinics are open 7 days a weeks with morning,daytime and evening appointments are available. This is convenient for those of you that work. I observed that the waiting room was clean and the time I went there was one in the waiting room. Most insurance are accepted but if you don't have insurance like me, then you have a great alternative. 

I was pleasantly surprise that the examine room was well equipped and very clean. The examine room had plenty of space for siblings or spouses. The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic recently revamped there #HeathcareClinic, Its looking nice!!!!

 I also noticed that Walgreens had a complete makeover. They have everything labeled so nicely so when you need to find something you won't have trouble finding your medications after your visit to the healthcare clinic. I'm all about organization. This helps me to get and out in a timely manner with two children. 

 Until visiting Walgreens Healthcare Clinic I had no clue that they even had a clinic. I'm thankful that I found out about this clinic:)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


What is so awesome about where we live is that we have a lot of opportunities for learning. Our local art museum had free admission for the summer. And even better they had a Lego Exhibit for the summer. Its hard to believe they can construct these buildings out of Lego's alone. Its fascinating. Hope you enjoy the Lego Art Tour. 

Burji Khalifa in Dubai

St. Mary Axe 

Ducky being Vania White,lol Another picture of the Burji Khalifa in Dubai, This was our children's favorite. 

One thing our children really loved was that they got to build there own building with there imagination. DMan did an amazing job with his structure. 

Ducky did a dainty cute building, I love to watch and see there creativity. 

Chrysler Building in New York. 
One World Trade Center in New York. 

Thank you for stopping by for the Art Museum Tour along with the Lego Exhibit. 

Monday, August 19, 2013


Thank you to Namaste Foods for letting us review the Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix and Barbecue Seasoned Coating Mix. 

Pizza Crust Mix


This crust has a wonderful gourmet flavor because of our blend of nine herbs and spices. It is delicious with tomato or pesto sauce and all of your favorite toppings. (Some say it tastes so good that it doesn't even need sauce!) Or just bake and top with parmesan cheese for delicious bread sticks. You decide. This Pizza Crust is free of yeast and sugar, too! ALSO, Our Pizza Crust makes the most delicious coating for pan-fried chicken or fish! Just dredge in some Pizza Crust mix and pan fry until done. A sprinkle of salt right out of the pan and voila! Superb!


Brown rice flour
tapioca flour
arrowroot flour
xanthan gum
granulated garlic
cream of tartar
baking soda
Italian seasoning
ascorbic acid

This product contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. Non-GMO, all natural, no preservatives.

I'm so thankful for products like Namaste. Our family's goal is to eat gluten free products due to allergies in our home. Namaste is very convenient and easy to do. When you are busy with activities and you need a simple but healthy meal for you and your family, chose Namaste Pizza Crust. I love the Namaste Pizza Crust is wheat free,gluten free, and without many of the ingredients that they put in most foods.Namaste products are kid friendly. Our children love helping in the kitchen and they helped out with the pizza and chicken. 

Just add oil and water to make the crust. Add your sauce and cheese and bake in the oven. 

The Namaste Pizza Crust is thin and easy to cut for a delicious meal. 
 DMan enjoying the Namaste Pizza Crust!!!! Healthy and gluten free foods makes for Healthy and Happy children. 

What is nice about The Pizza Crust Mix is that there was enough for several meals. We made two pizzas and Eggplant Pizzas. 

First I coated the Eggplant with the Pizza Crust Mix. 

Then I put the sauce and cheese on top and bake on 425 for 20 minutes. They were so yummy. 

 Another simple and easy meal done!!!

Barbecue Seasoned Coating Mix


Each box contains two seasoning packets and two shaker bags which makes them economical, too. Use on chicken, fish, pork, tofu or vegetables and spice up dinner in a snap!


flax meal
brown sugar
tomato powder
chipotle BBQ seasoning
smoked paprika
sweet brown rice flour
tapioca starch
arrowroot starch
ascorbic asic
brown chipotle powder
sorghum flour
rice milk powder
cream of tartar
xanthan gum
baking soda

This product contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. Non-GMO, all natural, no preservatives.

Our son loves to be in the kitchen. The Barbecue chicken mix is that easy, place chicken in the bag with mix and shake. Put some oil in the pan and bake.

We are very satisfied with Namaste products and would love to try some of there other products.   

We couldn't wait to try the gluten free barbecue chicken coating mix from Namaste. Our bite size chicken were delicious. We served our chicken with a nice salad. We had a nice healthy meal together with help of Namaste Barbecue coating for our chicken. See going gluten free doesn't mean you have to give up anything:)

 Thank you again to Namaste Foods for your generous donation. 

All opinions are my own.