The Life & Times of Mommiehood

Here I am finding my way through uncharted waters.


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mmm coconut.

I’ve always liked most anything coconut. Especially the smell.

Bought coconut oil spray for the girl’s hair. Coconut oil shampoo for her hair (which has been amazing for her hair too!) … maybe it makes me think of the beach and helps me relax or something.

This whole eating plan has been crazy but I’m getting used to eating better. Finally bought the ginormous vat of extra virgin coconut oil from Sam’s Club and have been learning to use it when cooking. I’m allowed six teaspoons of good fats every day and since I’m not always cooking with them I usually end up sucking on a few teaspoons of peanut butter or almond butter. At least I like those, wouldn’t want to do the same with olive oil.

Back to the coconut oil. Like olive oil I can’t just eat it plain. So tonight with my vanilla protein + unsweetened vanilla almond milk shake I decided to try adding one of the butters. Wasn’t sure about that though and then I thought of the coconut oil. Maybe that would taste good in my drink. So … Google … and I discovered this website 7 Ways to Eat More Coconut Oil … and decided to melt some and pour in my shake.

Pretty good. Had that hint of coconut flavor. Nothing overpowering, but I only used 1 tbsp. I’d eaten all my fruits for the day so it was nice to still have a different flavor in my shake tonight.

If I ever end up with more teaspoons left at the end of the day I’d definitely do that again.

I want to try out some of her other recipes, but maybe I’ll wait till after I’m done with the 21 Day Fix.

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yummy, yummy

This is always worth reposting! I love these cinnamon rolls and take them whenever I have to bring a snack to church.

Here’s the secret to awesomeness (cinnamonroll recipe here).

Today I had some leftover butter creme frosting so I used that instead of my usual powdered sugar frosting/glaze.

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They look so yummy. Having a hard time waiting till we take them to church in the morning!


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mmm … chicken soup

Not exactly my mom’s with homemade noodles and all, but a close second!

I called my mom and got some tips on how to change my leftover rotisserie chicken into chicken soup deliciousness. We always have too much leftover since the kids rarely eat the chicken (what is wrong with them??). So very glad to have an awesome option for the leftovers!

To recreate:

  • Chicken broth
  • Seasoning: 1/4 tsp sage, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tbsp parsley
  • Veggies (whatever you choose; I use carrots, celery and corn)
  • Egg noodles
  • Leftover rotisserie chicken, shredded or cut up

Warm broth, mix in seasonings, and on low heat cook veggies till soft. The carrots and celery cooked for just over two hours (stirring a few times and making sure it didn’t boil much) before I added in the noodles and corn. I kept the temp low because I needed to stretch out the time till finished and cooked the noodles for about 10 minutes before adding in the chicken and turning the heat to low till we were ready to eat. Delish!