Category Archives: winter

movie monday: gabe skates

two weeks ago, i took the happy little dude ice skating on our local pond.  this was only his third time ever on the ice, but was the first time where he seemed to actual enjoy himself and start to … Continue reading

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making monsters

a few years ago, i made freezer paper stenciled monster t-shirts for everyone in my family for christmas.  it’s become a tradition now and this year, we expanded the artist pool and invited the kids to design their own monsters … Continue reading

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kid-made christmas gift idea

okay, this is post is a wee bit late, but it was such a successful project, i still wanted to share it with you.  when trying to figure out gift ideas that the happy little dude could contribute to, i … Continue reading

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bonus smoothie recipe #3– purple flamenco

one last freebie smoothie recipe to get your new year off to a healthy start.  this one was inspired by joia soda.  originally, i’d added beet to this recipe and the first time i made it, i put in an … Continue reading

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need a stocking stuffer idea?

how about a digital copy of happy smoothie?  from now until dec. 25, use the code “santalovessmoothies” in my shop to receive $1 off of your digital copy of happy smoothie.  i will also e-mail you these cute cards which … Continue reading

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bonus smoothie #2 — feel better

i have been dealing with one of those annoying colds that last forever.  the kind that aren’t really bad enough to justify lying around in bed, but that just sort of steal your extra energy and make everything seem so … Continue reading

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movie monday: blowing out a candle

we’ve started a new dinnertime tradition here in the happy household.  every night before we say grace at the dinner table, we light a candle.  we keep the candle burning throughout dinner and when everyone’s ready to leave the table, … Continue reading

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bonus smoothie recipe #1 — “pumpkin” nog

thanks so much for the enthusiastic response to my last post!  as a token of my gratitude, i’ll share a freebie recipe for everyone.  this morning’s smoothie didn’t make the cut into the book because it’s a bit too decadent … Continue reading

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fashion chronicles: are you sick of this mustard sweater yet?

apparently, i’m not!  i feel cute every time i wear it.  even with the bizarro sleeves.  also, i’m excited about this skirt–i’ve owned it for a long time and it’s gone in and out of seasons of fitting me. when … Continue reading

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homemade graham crackers (yes, again!)

i’ve blogged before about making graham crackers.  i’m not sure what my obsession about them is, but maybe i’m just fascinated that there are so many recipes for them online?  both times i’ve made them before, they were tasty, but … Continue reading

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