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!