Chocolate Granola Breakfast Bars

Granola Breakfast Bars

At the beginning of the week I mentioned how I like to keep healthy snacks on hand. I love fiber bars and granola bars but they can be expensive, so I decided to try and make some. It took me a while to find a recipe that didn’t have weird ingredients and was low in calories.

Here’s a very basic Granola Breakfast Bar recipe I tried out today. I added chocolate chips for my “addition”, […]

Art Tuesday – Ocean Life

Ocean Life

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

I’m so sorry for not posting a project the last couple of weeks. We’ve had an unusual schedule for few weeks and Tuesdays just slipped by before I realized I was supposed to post a project. Thankfully, things have settled down a bit and we’re back on track.

Today, we’ll study the painting on page 19 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the […]

Shopping for FREE – Week of 2/27

Shopping for Free

Here’s what I picked up for FREE today.

I picked up the gum and floss at Target, the Burt’s Bees throat drops and vitamin drink mix at Walgreens, and the ThermaCare heat wrap at CVS.

For more free deals check out The Krazy Coupon Lady.


Weight Loss Update – 18.6 lbs to go, plus 4 Keys to Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss Update

I can’t believe it’s already been eight weeks since John and I started out on our weight loss journey. I have now lost a total of 11.4 pounds and am finally starting to notice the weight loss when I put on my jeans and look in the mirror. John managed to lose 2 pounds since our last weigh-in, even though he spent several days out of town for work. You can imagine how challenging it […]

A Musical Afternoon

Music was a big part of my life growing up and still is today. I am thrilled that my kids are learning to play and appreciate music as well.

This afternoon we went to Clara’s orchestra concert. So, get yourself a cup of coffee, sit down in a comfy chair, and enjoy the music of these wonderful young musicians. (Sorry about the shaky videography.)


Free Flowers

Free Flowers

Need a little pick me up? Stop by a Connells Maple Lee flower shop and use this coupon for a free weekly special. The coupon is for in-store use only. Check to find a location near you.

Here are the free flowers I picked up on Thursday.

Fudgy Mocha Toffee Brownies

Fudgy Mocha Toffee Brownies

Looking for a low calorie treat? Check out these Fudgy Mocha Toffee Brownies. We love these and will definitely make them again.

The recipe makes 20 servings and each serving is 145 calories (or 3 WW points).

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

For my February 30 Meals in a Day cooking session, I made this fabulous Taco Soup for the first time. I tripled this super easy recipe which made enough for four meals.

The entire family loves it. The kids even ask for seconds and thirds! The seasoning is perfect and at only 237 calories per serving an excellent choice for our low calorie diet.

Have you tried out a new dinner recipe lately?



Family Game Night – Game Review

We love playing games! Many of the best games we play we learn about when visiting family in Germany, or they are games I played growing up there. If you’re getting a little bored with Candyland and Chutes and Ladders, why not try out a new game at your next family game night?

Today, I will introduce you to three of our favorite games for kids.


1. Preschool (Ages 3-8)


The goal […]

Shopping for FREE – Week of 2/20

Free Stuff 2/20

Here are the items I picked up for free today.

I’m just loving the yoghurt deal at Target. Check out The Krazy Coupon Lady for a list of other free weekly deals.