Basic Phones and Borrowed Curtains

This young, new wife blesses me every time! You won’t be disappointed!

Penning Graces

Drew and I have entered into a season of learning some big lessons. I suppose every season comes with some lessons if you are willing to receive them. In this season, we are willing and ready and we are having some hilarious fun so far.

For those of you who don’t know, Drew and I moved to Indiana shortly after tying the knot. Drew works as a youth sports coordinator at the Elkhart Youth and Community Center and I am working through our church and school to build relationships with girls and encourage them in their faith. Pretty cool gig.

We jumped pretty far into the unknown. Everything out here is new to us. The people, the church, the Center, the fast food restaurants, county roads, the county 4-H fair (a devastating disappointment for my city boy, NY State Fair goer), the grocery stores (I cant find lactose-free cheese ANYWHERE!)…

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Chocolate Mint Shake

So Monday night my husband and I had one of those hankerings for a chocolate shake. I occasionally make use chocolate protein shakes in the evenings for a treat, but the problem was that we had no milk (because after breakfast Sunday morning someone forgot to put the whole gallon of milk back in the fridge and we left for 14 hours while it sat on the table-but that’s beside the point-lol).
So I took this recipe that I had saved to try for the kids (sorry I don’t know the original source):


And I altered it slightly and made this yummy treat for us:


1 can Coconut milk
1 Banana (I only had one)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Sucanat (I didn’t have coconut sugar)
Pinch of Sea Salt
1/2 scoop Chocolate Whey Powder
Blend together.
Add 6-9 ice cubes
Blend. Then add
2-3 drops peppermint essential oil and pulse 10 times.
We really enjoyed our treat and will definitely be making it again!!!

And some nights….

And some nights we eat Wild Raspberries, Popcorn, Cheese, and Peanut Butter crackers for dinner (see my last post)!

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering… That all natural deodorant I made… It seems to be working just great! Especially since I {gasp} forgot to put it on today, and even after picking raspberries for an hour with a sweatshirt on, in this ridiculous humidity (actually, it’s really wasn’t as bad as it could have been today), I still didn’t notice until now when I was thinking I should update you all on it! You know, because I’m sure you’re all dying to know if my deodorant is… ya know… working! Lol!