2. I'm currently trying to put together our mantel in our living room. It had pretty much nothing on it all summer and fall, then I had it looking pretty cute for Christmas, but now we're back to nothing and that needs to change. I'll share pictures once it's finished...here's some ideas I like that I found on Pinterest...
4. It seems like I've been seeing "green" smoothies on others' blogs for months now, but I was a little too intimidated to try it out. I just figured there was no way it would taste good, and you had to taste the spinach. But when I was home visiting my parents 2 week ago, my mom and I decided to give them a try, and it turns out, they're actually pretty good! I have had one for breakfast everyday for the past week. They've also gotten tastier as I get a better handle on the right proportions of ingredients.
I typically use half a banana, about 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk, a BIG handful of spinach, and then some mixture of other fruits. I've done raspberries, mixed berries, kiwi, pineapple, mango...so many choices! I've been using mostly frozen fruit, but I'll probably use fresh as it comes in season. Sometimes I'll also do a small squeeze of local honey if I think it needs just a little something to sweeten it up. If you're intimidated by these, don't be! They're a quick and yummy way to get your day started in a healthy way (so.much.rhyming!)
5. I'm really excited that my Wednesday morning Bible Study is starting back up today. We're doing Beth Moore's James: Mercy Triumphs study. Anyone done this study?