Monday Morning Musings

Happy Monday!

I woke up to the excitement of being featured at two of my favorite online places!  The first one is She Makes Hats, a site by my very talented and sweet friend, Robyn.  Yes, the same Robyn who handles all my ads for me and pops up on this site once in awhile!  I love her, and what she said about me at her blog really touched me!  I had the privilege of being featured as one of the recipients of her amazing hats.  I also got to play model, which was kinds fun..and funny!  I love my new hat, I’m wearing it as I type!

At the second site, my Homemade Lip Balm was featured.  Simple Organic showed it as part of her favorite weekend links.  This made my Monday as Simple Organic is an everyday read for me.  Love that site!

 Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice–it was yum!

This was breakfast today.  It is day one of a juice detox/cleanse that I am trying out, inspired by this movie:

You will hear more than you probably care to about this all week!  I’m about to go make my mid morning snack juice, called The Mean Green. So far so good, slight headache from lack of coffee!

Here is all the produce I brought home last night from Trader Joes and my local health food store.  It is now stuffed in our refrigerator.  My middle girl opened the refrigerator and said “Wow Mom, it is so pretty in here!  This makes me want to eat healthy!”  That was a proud moment for this Momma! I will be posting the cost of everything, it was less than I thought, thanks to Trader Joes!

My 12 year old was busy over the weekend, making new product for her Twisted Tape Etsy store.  She made some rings, headbands and some more fun flower hair pins.  I will be getting her new product listed sometime today!  

I have a sick girl home today.  She seems to get sick every spring break. She has spring seasonal allergies that trigger her asthma, which gives her an awful sounding barky cough.  She is fine today, but was up most of the night.  At one in the morning she was sitting in the bathroom with a Little House on the Prairie book while breathing in the steam from the hot shower, which is what finally got her cough to cease.  Finally.

This morning it started to rain and storm clouds came in, so she decided to sit in our sun room to  listen to the storm and make clay creations.  We discovered this great book, The Incredible Clay book, when spring cleaning her room, and it has kept her busy for hours.

{honey, soy sauce, ketchup, onion, garlic, s&p, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, oil}
This is the sauce I just made for my family’s Sesame Honey Chicken crockpot dinner.  It was a quick mix up the marinade, pour over chicken, and turn on the crockpot!  I will make some rice later for them to eat with it.  It smells delish already, and I’m thinking I just tortured myself by making such a yummy smelling meal on the first day of my juice fast!
I just got up to make my mid morning Mean Green juice and this clay creation greeted me.  I screamed. I saw it from the corner of my eye and thought it was a huge bug. It is a “finger hook.”  Kids…gotta love ’em!

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  • Tracy T
    March 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about the juice detox! I watched that movie as well, and plan on doing this detox myself, some day soon……as soon as I order the juicer 🙂

  • Patricia
    March 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I wish I lived with you!!!

  • Amy Bowman
    March 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Jane! Thank you for your sweet comments!

  • Amy Bowman
    March 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Donalyn! So fun to see my old blog mentors name on the page! So happy you are liking the juicing–isn’t the energy amazing! Yes, water retention was one of a few symptoms I was frustrated with, hence the cleanse.

    I so appreciate your order from Teagan’s Twisted Tape shop. I know the first thing she will do when getting home from school is to check to see if there are any orders, so you just made her day. xoxo to you!!

  • {Adventuresindinner}
    March 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Such a gorgeous post! Thanks for the daily reminder to be thankful and happy C:

  • Donalyn
    March 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Hey Amy! I wanted to tell you that you inspired us to get a juicer and we are so digging it! I honestly feel a huge difference when I skip a day or two, and have seen some things clearing up, most notably, water retention. You are always just a great font of info 🙂

    Oh yeah – ordering some hair decorations for my granddaughter too – she will adore them!

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