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February 11, 2016

Date Shake Smothie | La La Lovely Blog

I’m still green juicing it, almost daily.  But . . . some days, in the afternoons, I crave something sweet.  You too?

Yesterday, I went to the dentist and had both sides of mouth drilled (ughh) and was feeling sorry for myself because I thought I surely deserved a milkshake.  Luckily, I happened to remember a sweet tooth kind of smoothie that I used to make.  A Date Shake.


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Instead of Coffee Green Smoothie | La La Lovely Blog

I know.  You are rolling your eyes at “Instead of Coffee” Green Smoothie.  I would be too.  Except that I drink this green juice (as I call it), these days, instead of coffee.  It’s the closest quick hit of drinkable energy that I’ve found.

I stopped drinking coffee because . . .

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December 1, 2015

Advent Calendar

The tree didn’t go up before Thanksgiving.  My heart was all in, but my energy not so much.  Last week we had a full house, full hearts, and full bellies and I figured getting the tree up right after company left might be a good idea . . . because then I could just chill.  I’ve convinced myself that this Christmas I will chill like the icicles that hang outside my window.  “I will enjoy all of it!”  I’m having conversations with myself about why there isn’t really anything to stress over because it always gets done.  And, then it is done.  But, I wonder, is it ever really not stressful when you have a lot of children?  Because it is inevitable that there are plays, activities, festivities and lots of presents to plan for and purchase.  “Maybe if I started in July,” I tell myself.  And, I reply with a laugh and a, “yeah right.”  So I tell me, the best way to do this joyfully and stress free is one day at a time.

And, today, it’s advent calendars.  Mine is

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November 19, 2015


I told you I have Christmas on the brain.  It should be Thanksgiving.  I know.  But, I don’t have any decorations for it.  Food, yes.  Family, yes.  Grateful heart, yes.  Honestly, I never go crazy with Christmas decorations, either.  At least, I haven’t the past few years.  My tree is kind of hodge podge and I’m quite happy with that.  But, I do like adding little this and thats. Maybe a little something I throw in the cart at Target (I know you do it too!)  or something we make at home.  I’m totally not a DIY queen or super crafty (a few I can handle here).  I love the simple ones best and I thought I’d share a few that have been catching my eye.

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September 23, 2015

Book Bin #DIY

I’ve rounded up 3 darling DIYs that have caught my eye, recently.  Honestly, I’m not really even sure if one qualifies as DIY because it only requires paper and scissors, but it’s an idea I really wanted to share and one I’m going to try in my home.

But, first things first . . .

When I first saw this book bin I wondered where I could buy it.  And, lo and behold someone made it!  I’m always amazed when people make such gorgeous DIY pieces.  This lined mid-century book bin was made by This Little Street.  I’m so glad I happened upon this blog because it’s super bright and cheery and filled to the brim with darling DIYs

Next, could be called a DIY or also known as an . . .


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