Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cocoa Bites from Family Fun Magazine

Coconut is my new FAVORITE food item!! I love coconut oil, butter, EVERYTHING!! I use it from food to beauty products. Sadly I do not YET have a photo of these snacks hence the generic coconut clip art photo of a coconut. I WILL take a pic the next time we make this recipe and post it. :) I made this recipe from the February 2013 Family Fun Magazine. My kiddos LOVED them! I told them they were chocolate balls with LOTS of good things in them to give them energy and make them strong. They dubbed them "Power Balls". :) Mmmmmmm! Whatever you call them they are YUMMO! Power Balls (aka Cocoa Bites) 2 cups whole pitted dates (about 10oz.) 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup whole almonds 1/4 cup plus 2 T. cocoa powder 1/4 cup water Chop all ingredients except water in food processor until the nuts are finely chopped. Add the water and pulse until the mixture forms a rough paste. With moistened hands, shape heaping teaspoons into balls, then roll them in chopped nuts or coconut to coat. Store in refrigerator for up to a week. (I GUARANTEE they won't last that long!!) Makes about 40 balls. All credit goes to Family Fun Magazine February 2013. These were just TOO good NOT to share, and I couldn't find this exact recipe ANYWHERE online.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I am FOREVER trying to find good ways to motivate the kids on their toy pick up. They will do SO well for a few months and then we need a new motivator. At ages 8, 6, 4, & 3 I think this will work for all of them. I found this idea on FB at this link.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Purex Crystals for Baby Review and a Sweepstakes

I was THRILLED to be chosen to review Purex Crystals for Baby! I LOVE Purex Crystals Tropical Splash and have used them in every load since they first hit the shelves a few years ago. I LOVE that the scent stays with my clothes for WEEKS! Purex Crystals are safe to use on Active Wear, and Children's Pajamas. This is HUGE since I have 4 kiddos and wash LOTS of PJ's. :) The scent of the Purex Crystals for Baby is very fresh and smells like a baby just brought in from enjoying the summer sun. LOVELY! Added bonuses of Purex Crystals for Baby is that it is Hypoallergenic and Dye Free. This is a blessing for my family as all 4 of the children and hubby and I have Eczema and very sensitive skin. Although we no longer have a baby in the house (the youngest is 3) this is my new favorite Purex product! I have been using it on all our laundry for 2 weeks now. The I, the hubby, and the kiddos all LOVE the scent! Be sure to head over to Purex for their welcome to the world sweepstakes. You could win $1000 and 250 people will win Purex Crystals for Baby!! Please note that Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals for Baby in exchange for a review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hapari Swimwear

Hapari sells some REALLY cute swimwear! Even modest one pieces and tankini's with optional over skirts! Yay! Check it out and see what you can find! You may be pleasantly surprised as I was with Hapari