Category Archives: summer

sweet corn & black raspberry ice cream

my latest ice cream endeavor from jeni’s splendid ice creams at home was the sweet corn ice cream with black raspberry.  yes, it was an oddball flavor, but i just had to try it!  (mr. happy stuff has, so far, … Continue reading

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popsicle pajama pants

i finally had some time to sew clothes for the happy toddler.  he needs more summer-weight pajama pants, so i used the pajama pants pattern from sewing for boys.  the first pair i made were e-nor-mous!  i had to roll … Continue reading

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mostly clean: day 4

breakfast smoothie:  watermelon, aronia berries, mango, kale???  i can’t remember.   they’re all starting to look and taste the same.  tasty, but not particularly distinctive. lunch:  salad with–grilled chicken, lettuce, quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, broccoli, blueberries, alfalfa sprouts, orange peppers (not clean!) … Continue reading

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mostly clean: day 3

breakfast smoothie:  watermelon, aronia berries (locally grown, similar to acai), mango, blueberries, cherries, kale, more of that funky cashew cacao butter, probably some other stuff i’ve forgotten… lunch:  grilled salmon, grilled asparagus and grilled summer squash, lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, quinoa … Continue reading

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mostly clean: days 1 & 2

day 1 breakfast smoothie:  watermelon, blueberries, pineapple, spinach snacks (no pictures):  freeze-dried pineapple, cashews, rice crackers, cucumber, hummus lunch:  salad–lettuce, spinach, blueberries, almonds, avocado, cucumber, chicken, goddess dressing (has a bit of soy)  & cherries (after the meal, not on … Continue reading

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with apologies to all of us starting the cleanse tomorrow (and extra apologies to heather)…

last weekend, i made two more recipes from jeni’s splendid ice creams at home.  the one pictured above is her kona stout. those of you who know me in real life know that i generally don’t care for alcohol or coffee, … Continue reading

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one more lemony treat

during the long drive home from our recent trip to kentucky, we decided to stop for ice cream on the other side of indianapolis to take a little break before switching drivers.  i searched online to see if there were … Continue reading

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splendid lemon ice cream sandwiches

i recently stumbled upon jeni’s splendid ice creams at home.  i immediately began to drool.  when i got the book home, i read it from cover to cover (okay, i didn’t read all of the recipes, but i did read … Continue reading

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father’s day

today for father’s day, mr. happy stuff suggested we take a trip to the zoo.  our local zoo is a small one, but it’s only a few miles from our house and entrance is free.  i packed up a quick … Continue reading

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lovely lake retreat

not this past holiday weekend (which we stayed at home for, all three of us sick–hooray!  p.s. anyone local want to volunteer to be our grandma-on-call for these types of situations?) but the weekend before that, we made a trip … Continue reading

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