Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I have a confession to make, I do not actually need glasses. Nope, these baby blues provide me with 20/20 vision! Seeing so many girls who look just plain adorable in their little black specks (my best friend being one of them) has secretly given me glasses envy. That being said, I jumped at the chance to try a pair from

Don't get me wrong, I am happy that I do not actually HAVE to wear glasses, but it has been fun getting to try a pair and wearing them as more of an accessory!

My only experience buying glasses has been sunglasses and because I have a long, narrow, and somewhat square face it is always a bit of a struggle. Most glasses are quite wide for my face, so when I put them on, they go way too far out on the sides. Logan bought me a pair of Ray-Bans last summer and he had to get the special 'thinner' ones so they would look normal on my face. So when I went on to pick out a pair, I had to pay real close attention to the width of the frames to make sure they were narrow enough for my face. All of the measurements are clearly shown, the pictures are great, but what I really love is the pictures of (non-model) women wearing them.

So, I ordered my glasses and they shipped right away. They came in this great little case with a cleaning cloth. Now, since I do not actually NEED glasses, I am not about to spend an arm and a leg on fake ones. is more than fairly priced AND if you are a new customer, you get 50% off your first pair!

So go check them out! I love mine so much I made this my profile pic! ;)

Sunday, March 8, 2015


I just found out the other day that I could send Ellis to daycare with treats for the kids. For some reason I thought I wasnt allowed to b/c of food allergies, but it turns out none of the kids in her class have any food allergies! 

Ellis loves to watch and help me bake, so I figured it would be a fun Sunday afternoon activity for us to make some a St. Pattys Day themed treats for Ellis class. Now of course I have to try and healthy everything up and lets be honest, I can sometimes get a little carried away. I once made deviled eggs with greek yogurt for a family event and my brother in law will not let me forgot how awful they were. Lol

Anyways, I wanted them to be at least a little healthy, but I also wanted the kids to actually eat them, so I made a healthier version of rice krispies treats. What kid doesnt love rice krispies treats? Ok, what adult doesnt? Yeah, they are yummy! I took out the butter and marshmallows and added natural peanut butter, flaxseed meal and honey! Now they are by no means health food, but they are a heck of a lot more nutritious than the classic version.

Here is the recipe. Both Ellis and I loved them and I am hoping the kids will as well!

1 cup creamy natural almond butter (I buy mine from Costco)
2/3 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup flaxseed meal
8 cups crispy rice cereal
8 oz white backers chocolate

1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Heat the almond butter, honey, and vanilla in a medium size pan on medium heat, stirring until everything is melted together.
3. Remove pan from heat and stir in the flaxseed meal.
4. Add the cereal, stirring well until everything is fully combined.
5. Pour into prepared baking pan and use a spatula or your hands to distribute the mixture evenly, pressing down firmly to ensure that the mixture is tightly packed.
6. Place pan into fridge and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
7. Once the pan is cut into squares, place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and nuke on high in 30 second intervals, mixing between each. When chocolate is fully melted, add in a few drops of green food coloring and stir.
8. Frost the bars with green chocolate and sprinkle what sprinkles or lucky charms marshmallows.