Monday, June 26, 2017

A few of my favorite things...Hungary style! Part 1

I've decided to do a little mini series on here just covering a few of my favorite things here in Hungary.

Today I want to share with you something we enjoy doing as a family.  We enjoy taking a walk to a park called NagyerdÅ‘. It's about a 10 minute walk from our house. We love it! So we get our exercise in along with some family time.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Organizing my morning...

I thought I would share with you guys what I do to help my mornings go a lot smoother. Recently I have become more of a morning person. I enjoy my alone time with The Lord in the morning. It makes my day go better! :)

My morning organization actually starts the night before. I have learned what works for me, so I thought I would share it with you guys.

Marty and I are coffee drinkers, we enjoy our morning cup of coffee, or any time of day for that matter. :)  I make up the coffee the night before so all I have to do is turn it on in the morning.

The coffee is all ready to go! 

 Another thing I do is to make sure my kitchen is nice and clean the night before. My day goes so much smoother if I wake up to a clean kitchen. I think it's just mental but I feel overwhelmed when my kitchen is dirty. :)  It doesn't take that much time to keep the kitchen clean. At the end of the night I make sure the sink is clear, the counters are wiped down and the floor is swept.

This is what my kitchen looks like right now.

If it's at all possible I like to make up breakfast the night before. I'll make muffins, or bread, or an oatmeal bake. I have an oatmeal bake cooking right now, and it smells amazing. :) As a side note, Marty doesn't care for oatmeal by itself, but this oatmeal bake is one of his favorites! Here is a link to the recipe! I have to double it because my guys like it so much!

Fresh out of the oven berry oatmeal bake!

I also like to set out my clothes the night before. I know, that's simple, but it keeps my sleepy head trying to figure out what to wear in the morning. I put my clothes on top of the washer, so all I have to do is get dressed and get on with my day.

I like to keep it simple, denim skirt, t-shirt and a cute pair of earrings, and I'm good to go! 

My morning routine goes a little something like this:

6-6:30~I crawl out of bed.

6:30-7~I get dressed, turn the coffee on, and read my Bible. Yes, in that exact order. :)

7-7:30~I work on getting breakfast together and wake my kiddos up.

7:30-8~Breakfast and clearing the breakfast dishes. While the kids get dressed I will go and fix my hair and do my makeup. I feel more put together if my hair is fixed and I have at least a little bit of makeup on. The makeup is a personal preference, and it literally takes me less than 10 minutes to do my makeup.

8-8:15~We do morning family devotions.

Then after that our day starts with whatever we have going on that day.

I hope, in some way, that this will give you some ideas on how to organize your mornings. I would love to hear if you do any of the things I do, or hear any of the things you do to help your mornings be more productive.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Recipe time!

  My family and I are on week two of a 30 day stretch without sugar, dairy, processed food, wheat, and junk food. So far, so good! My kids did have a little bit of chocolate on Easter, I'm no monster. :)   

  It's a cold rainy day here in Hungary, so I made some chili for lunch and I also made some banana and cherry "ice cream".  My guys loved it! So, I thought I would share the ice cream recipe with you. It has no sugar or dairy. Let's get into it! 

Four things is all you need! 

Frozen bananas~I cut up about 7 bananas last night and froze them!

Frozen cherries~I used almost all of the 100g bag.

About a tablespoon of water.

Food Processor

 All you need to make this yummy treat!

 Add the bananas to the food processor. I added too many, so I had to take out about half of the bananas. oops. :)

Then add as many cherries as you would like! I really like cherries, so I used a lot. :)  Add a little bit of water to make it smooth, and you are good to go! 

It was smooth, creamy, and satisfying! Marty added some coco powder to his, and it was yummy!