Paleo Cranberry Orange Scones (Plus-Replacing Refined Sugar)


I guess that place with the very cold sugar milk that has a name like a frigid rock must have it out for me.

Justin and I decided to “live it up” yesterday when we I said it would be a fantastic idea to go to Wilson’s Creek Battlefield as a family. This would have been great, except both of our kids were riding in strollers and it just wasn’t what I pictured in my head. We walked down the road (not a trail like I envisioned), got about a quarter of a mile out and I said, “We can’t go any farther because we’re going to have to walk back up this hill!” We then proceeded to walk back to our car and DRIVE around the Battlefield. I think my three-year-old son was a bit disappointed because he just kept saying that we were lost and he wanted to go home :). Things just don’t always turn out quite the way I picture them.

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BBQ Fixin’s: Mint Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Mint Chip Ice Cream

So I must confess. I don’t follow a paleo diet 100% of the time. There. I said it. Please don’t leave me mean comments, or worse: stop reading my posts!

Today there were these cupcakes…ice cream cupcakes to be exact. And 2 lovely ladies I have the pleasure of working with convinced me to split one with them 3 ways…and then of course there was a different kind to try so I split another one. Overall I didn’t quite eat an entire ice cream cupcake :). Please forgive me for my honesty. I. AM. NOT. PERFECT. Nor will I ever be. And the cupcake was really good.


Moving on. To a recipe that allows you (and me) to enjoy an ice cream treat without large amounts of sugar and it involves absolutely no dairy! I have some terrible seasonal allergies, and although I can’t say they have gone away completely, the amount of congestion I endure is much less since I have stopped eating dairy regularly. However, when I do eat it (like today) I can definitely tell. Continue reading

Listen to the Quiet

Step out
Psalm 46:8-10

Attention, all! See the marvels of God!
    He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,
Bans war from pole to pole,
    breaks all the weapons across his knee.
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
    loving look at me, your High God,
    above politics, above everything.”

I’ve enjoyed spending time outside the last few days–even in the morning. You know it’s summer time when you can go outside in the morning wearing shorts!


Even though we live in the city, I still enjoy listening to the “quiet.” The sound of the train, lots of birds chirping, and even the sound of cars driving by. It’s funny how noisy my life is pretty much all the rest of the time…I barely notice until I just sit with no kids jabbering/crying/etc., no music playing, no one talking to me. It’s nice.

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