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Bird Cage Moss Planter

This planter project was self inspired. I haven’t seen one before so I had to get creative with it!

I’ve had this bird cage since my wedding that we used in place of a card box. I didn’t want to hide it away in the garage anymore but I needed to find just the right spot for it.

I chose to display it on my entry way table. It adds just the right amount of texture and color.

Peep Jesus ♥️

I used a real Croton plant from Aldi for $5, a kids bowl to prop it up higher and a medium sized bag of natural moss from HomeGoods for $6.

Decorating doesn’t always have to be expensive!

Real Croton plant
Natural faux moss
Bird cage and kids bowl with first layer of moss
👀

I love the way it turned out. Creating this myself with no inspirational photos to go off of makes me proud. I’m not your typical crafty person, but that may change after this project!

Stay tuned for a floral and greenery craft for this sun hat!

Let me know what you think in the comments! 😃

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White Bean Chicken Chili

Where I live, Fall hit us quicker then usual!

It went from being hot and sunny to chilly and raining in no time.

What better way to embrace Fall than with warm chili?

Here’s my recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili

3lbs Chicken Breast (I marinated mine in cilantro and lime juice)

64 oz Chicken Bone Broth

Two 15.5 oz cans of Great Northern Beans

3/4 cup of salsa verde

1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste for a little extra umph

Cook your chicken, shred it, and add everything in one pot and keep warm. That’s it!

I cooked my dinner in the instant pot. It was very easy.

Cook the raw chicken on high pressure for 8 minutes, then natural release for 10 minutes. (I didn’t get this step pictured)

I shredded the chicken in the pot and then added all the rest of the ingredients.

I used a hand blender and creamed the beans a little because my family doesn’t really like beans so that’s my trick to hiding them in this chili!

Blending those beans

Once I make my bowl, I add fresh diced onion, cilantro and avocado. Maybe add a squeeze of lime!

Diced onion and cilantro toppings

You could add sour cream, cheese or anything else you like in chili. If you try this recipe, be sure to comment how it came out. 🙂

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Pulp Muffins

In my previous blog, Juicing Beginner, I share how I made fresh juice with fruits and veggies.

Pulp we used

Here’s how I made muffins with pulp:

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk, of choice (I used coconut)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup fruit and vegetable pulp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour, I used gluten free
  • 1 cup rolled oats (also GF), plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix it all up and Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes

Before going in the oven
After they cooled

I baked 6 large muffins for the adults and 12 mini muffins for the kids.

The large muffins look about 30 minutes to bake and the mini muffins took about 20 minutes.

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Food

Juicing Beginner

I’ll start by confessing I know the bare minimum about juicing. What I do know is you put the fruit/veggies in the chute and watch it work it’s magic.

With that said, here’s to my second time juicing.

These are the ingredients I used today: Apple, peach, orange, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and celery we added later.
Insert celery

This machine really is awesome. You put the food in and watch it work. Simple as that!

A friend of mine told me her parents put the pulp through the chute one more time to get any left over juice out. I’m going to try that tomorrow!

Judah approves! He likes to make juice a couple times a day.
Tried feeding the pulp to Ezra. He wasn’t sure of it but ate a few bites!

My verdict is if you haven’t tried juicing, you should! There are so many health benefits to it and it really does give a natural boost of energy throughout the day.

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Beauty

My Smile Direct Club Journey

Omg I’m part of a club? Only for 4 months though. It’s amazing how fast these can work! For a fraction of the price of traditional braces might I add.
Everything I need to start my smile journey from cleaner to whitening pens and the beloved lip balm bc all my spit is getting stuck in these aligners and drying my lips out! 😁
This is how they fit. I was concerned about the small space on my top aligners but was assured it’s normal (1-2mm of space) and to keep wearing them.
Here I am today (M1W1D3)
It’s mildly painful but not unbearable. I have to brush/floss my teeth before putting them back in after eating so I’m eating less. Only allowed to drink cool plain water while wearing them. Not bad!

Subscribe to my blog so you can follow my journey of straightening my teeth with Smile Direct Club. Hopefully 🤞🏻 they turn out beautifully so you might try them!

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Food

Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

When you’re in the mood for something sweet but don’t want sugar. Try these coconut oil cinnamon sweet potatoes!

Two large sweet potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick. 2 tablespoons of softened coconut oil smeared on each slice. And shake what your momma gave ya with as much cinnamon on those potatoes as you like!

Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F. Turn over halfway through.

Helpful tip: Make sure you coat both sides before putting in the oven!

I already ate some before taking this picture fresh out of the oven!

If you try these, comment how you liked them. Enjoy 😋

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Food

Quick Tacos

Since I made homemade guacamole today, I decided to pair it with corn shell tacos for dinner tonight! Here’s a quick taco recipe:

Season and brown 1 pound of beef
Warm your corn shells in an iron skillet with a little oil (I used avocado oil)
Finely dice a white onion and cilantro with a pinch of queso fresco crumbles

There you have it! I added some hot sauce to my taco. It was delicious!

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Food

Homemade Guacamole 🥑

Are you like me when it comes to avocados? You buy them and eat them with everything or you let them sit until you throw them away.

This time I decided to make guacamole with them instead of throwing them out! I’m so happy I did.

I used 4 ripe avocados, fresh garlic to taste, 1 small onion, cilantro to taste, 2 limes, salt and pepper to taste.

Squeezed the avocados in and took the seeds out
Added all the ingredients and mixed them together while lightly mashing the avocados because I like it chunky like my thighs
Squeezed fresh limes before mixing everything together
Now devouring it with blue corn chips (gluten free)
Store it with the seeds and cover to prevent browning!

If only you could taste it! Oh wait, you can! Make it with those avocados rotting away in your fridge right now! Don’t forget the tacos!