Crocheted granny square quilt

LOTS of work right here!  


I crocheted this bedspread for my sweet little boy.  I has over 300 little granny squares which were fun to make but then I had to crochet them all together!


Sleepless nights thanks to chocolate almonds



Have you tried these?  They’re so good they’re addictive!  They, of coarse have sugar in them but they also have stevia, so less sugar than you might think.

I ate them yesterday as a “birthday” snack and woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed at three am.   The diet is an excellent detox so it takes very little caffeine to disrupt my sleep.

Yesterday I made a big sugar free chocolate bar and plan to chop it up into chips and make something with it.  I was thinking I might try blueberry chocolate chip muffins made with almond meal and coconut flour tomorrow for breakfast or an afternoon snack.  I don’t make sweets or snack too often so the kids will be pleasantly surprised!

Strawberry Coconut Pops

Today is the first day of spring, last week it was in the 80’s, and tomorrow we’re supposed to get 6 to 9 inches of snow.  This is definitely Missouri weather!

Weather or not it feels like spring (ha ha!) I’m so glad it’s finally here that I’m celebrating with a yummy popsicle recipe today.

Strawberry Coconut Pops:  Coconut milk, frozen strawberries, vanilla and stevia.

I don’t usually keep kid treats in the house because my kids always devour them within 24 hours of bringing them home and those treats are usually loaded with garbage anyway.  My mom was the same way and my sister and I always looked forward to those rare occasions when she’d bring home a box or two of instant pudding mix in the summer because we knew that usually meant pudding pops!  Last Friday I made these for my kids who were running in and out of the house peeling off layers of clothes because the temp was right at swimming weather.  They were overjoyed when I brought a plate full of these outside.  I told them they could eat them inside rather than fight off all the dogs, cat, goats and chickens, but they wanted the full springlike experience and managed just fine.

Strawberry Coconut Pops:  Coconut milk, frozen strawberries, vanilla and stevia.

These were super quick and easy to mix up.  Here’s the recipe:

1 15 oz can full fat coconut milk

8 oz of frozen strawberries

Stevia to taste.

1 tsp vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a blender till only small chunks of strawberries remain.  Pour mix into popsicle molds and place the stick handles into each mold.  Stick ’em in the freezer.  Couldn’t be simpler!