Sushi Cat

sushi cat

Psst: If you have a cat, you can dress it up like sushi. I would totally buy this costume if I had any pet or a baby, right now.

Well played, Kate, well played.

xo-

~ h

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The Things We Take For Granted

the things we take for granted someone else is praying for

We have a close family friend who was suddenly struck with a rare disease, thought to be brought on by a common virus. It’s an extreme autoimmune response that very quickly completely paralyzed her.

“Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in your extremities are usually the first symptoms.

These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing your whole body.” – The Mayo Clinic

The thing is, she was perfectly healthy before this, she was vibrant in her 70′s with three grown children and a loving husband of many years, but she had no real health problems prior to the attack.

She had to be put into a medically induced coma and very gradually, eventually she was able to open an eye and blink to communicate.

She still can’t really move or speak at all. She may recover, I’m optimistic, but it will still be a long and hard road.

I’m not personally very close to G, she is one of my mother in law’s best friends, but she has been very kind to us over the years and I’m deeply struck by the randomness of such an event and praying for her and her family daily.

The sterling silver engraved brush I still brush my son’s hair with was a baby gift to Bex from G and her husband.

G has been a volunteer Chaplain at a major L.A. hospital for years, spending hours for three days every week with the bereaved, strangers who have lost a loved one.

It takes a special person to do something like that.

That is the same hospital she is in right now.

If you pray, send a good thought to G for her healing.

Today I am grateful for my body and the ability to move.

Love,

~ Heidi

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Funny Bunny

flop eared bunny

My precious small niece and nephew in New York got this adorable flop eared pet bunny.

My precious other niece in North Carolina, Saffron, age 3, saw this following photo on her mom’s cell phone and said:

bunny reads

“That dog can’t read.”

Lolz.

XO-

~ H

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Life Can Be Rocky, Wear Pink Shoes

pink shoes motivational picture

My new bright, hot pink walking/running shoes! Forget the glass slipper, Cinderella.

Ok, I do more walking fast than running, but still. Anything for a little extra motivation.

These were on sale for $68.00 at Macy’s, not too bad. My old, cute purple ones had a hole in them.

To me these say, pink makes me happy, I don’t care if my feet are a size 10. Here I am, world!

Sometimes it’s the little things. :-)

XO-

~ H

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No Bake Pumpkin Candy!

no bake pumpkin candy

Yes friends, it’s that time of year again when many of us go on a pumpkin spice frenzy.

I made up this easy, healthy, No-Bake Pumpkin Candy from all whole ingredients, which happen to also be vegan in this case.

You could also call them No-Bake Pumpkin Refrigerator Cookies.

This is super easy, will satisfy your pumpkin craving, it’s kid friendly and you won’t have to feel too guilty about giving it to the little ones. My seven year old boy loved it.

Ingredients:

Note: Since this is no bake and contains no raw eggs, feel free to taste and adjust these ingredients to your taste as you go.

For example, I used a lot of maple syrup, you may prefer it less sweet, you may want more pumpkin, oats or spice, etc.

1.) 1/3 cup 100% pumpkin puree, I used organic from a can.

2.) 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked. I used organic.

3.) 1/3 cup real 100% maple syrup. The good kind. I used grade A.

Good honey would probably work great, too. Preferably local honey to help save the bees.

4.) 1/3 cup organic virgin coconut oil.

5.) One teaspoon vanilla extract.

6.) One teaspoon (or more to taste) pumpkin pie spice.

7.) Optional: Chocolate chips, to your taste.

I used mini dark chocolate chips, about one fourth cup. Stevia chips are actually pretty good.

Directions:

Simply measure and mix all ingredients together in a big bowl.

Taste and adjust the amounts if ya like.

Now, keeping it real: Since I made this recipe up and it was my first time, I made the mistake of putting the mixture directly into 24 non stick mini muffin tin cups.

Learn from my mistakes: It was still delicious, but some of the bottom of the candy did end up sticking to the cups.

Next time, I would just plop one rounded tablespoon of the mixture on to waxed paper or a non-stick silicone mat, on either plates or on a regular cookie sheet.

(You could even shape them into hearts or some other fun shape if you have candy shapers.)

Then just refrigerate them until firm, around 2 hours, OR if you are impatient like me, pop them in the freezer until firm and eat.

I’m not even gonna calculate the calories on this one because it’s healthy candy, man.

Hope you enjoy and Happy Fall!

XOXO-

~ Heidi

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It’s Not Even October Yet

boy wolverine costume

I’ve already let my kid buy his first Halloween costume of 2014 and it’s still September.

Is there anything cuter than kids in faux muscle costumes?

I love Halloween. I tried on a hot pink girl unicorn wig with a silver horn, myself.

I promise I won’t dress as a slutty unicorn. Pinkie swear.

Somebody may have to stop me. I clearly have no self control.

XOXO-

~ h

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Queef Definition- Video

The video in which I define queef, per Urban Dictionary. Ahem.

XOXO-

~ Heidi

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