I’ve linked up with Five Favs before, but this is my first FF post in my new place! I’d tell you to go check out the rest of the Five Favers at Hallie’s place, but odds are that you just came from there…
This game is fun, simple, and so good for little minds and spatial coordination. I love that it is a wooden game, and I plan to hang on to it for my grandkids, God-willing. Yesterday the boys (ages 5 and 3) and Amelie and I stretched out on the floor while the boys played. This works for now because A doesn’t try to destroy the game or eat pieces. It will become a table game in a few months.
2) Green onions
Ok, I won’t lie: these aren’t exactly my favorite things, but I do really like them. Last year we received an abundance of them in our CSA box, and my pregnant self was totally overwhelmed. Then a smartie pants friend of mind said, “Chop them, put them in a ziploc bag, and freeze them.” It’s as simple as that. And then, when you are making eggs or nachos…or whatever you like to have a few green onions on…you reach in the freezer and grab a handful. It is THAT simple. So my favorite thing really is smartie pants friends who share their wisdom.
Speaking of wooden toys, you better believe that I have my eye on THIS:
I’ve been coveting a marble track for Li and Lo, and this one looks like it has staying power.
I’m back into it this week for the first real time in a loooong. Love the mood boost. Love the energy boost. Love the confidence boost.
And I’m so grateful to Hallie for recommending this 5k Runner app. In all honesty, a year ago I scoffed at this sort of thing for me (not as a good tool for starting out, but for me). Then wouldn’t you know little-miss-exercise-aholic went and took nearly a year sabbatical and got herself out of shape. Pride —-> FAIL. Every. Time.
Anyhow, there are a bunch of apps for this, and I’m sure other good ones, too. But this one is working for me.
I hate to recommend exercise programs. Because people are so different and there is no miracle plan. But I will also mention T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus. I’m trying this out thanks to WellnessMama (please tell me you’ve looked at her site! Love. Her!) and while I haven’t seen “results” yet, let me give you three reasons to look into it:
- I feel great after I do it (and can do it in most regular clothes and don’t need to shower after) (<—-cheater, cheater pumpkin-eater…that’s three reasons right there!)
- it takes 15 minutes
- it takes 15 minutes!!!
5) Chocolate Pie
First, I pinned it.
Next, I drooled over it:
This sucker is Paleo. A Paleo treat, but Paleo, nonetheless. It’s chock (-o-late!) full of good fats…avocado…coconut…and antioxidants…
Finally, I made it. Twice. And may or may not have finished it up for breakfast. Don’t let the avocado in it deter you (it didn’t me); it is the most fabulous chocolate pie you will ever eat. Make sure your avocados are ripe, and the results are super smooth and creamy.
(PS – I know the original recipe had a nut crust. I had gluten-free graham cracker crumbs to use up because we are moving soon, so I just made a GF graham cracker crust using the crumbs and butter, no extra sugar.)
After talking about exercise (and spending a few
weeks months complaining about how hard it is to lose weight this post-pregnancy) I’m sure you are looking at number 5 thinking, “I think I know what your problem is…” Yes, true…kinda…BUT…it is a great/enjoyable/yummy way to increase good fat intake into my diet. And, well, I rest my case. And I do not apologize.