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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You.

Found this print at Target over the weekend! #TargetForTheWin

This week has been a world wind. Lunches with some wonderful women and one amazing email later, makes me truly thankful for this ride.

Last week I expressed my frustration with the ride and being still. I did promise to give it my best shot though. Funny thing is, when you actually hunker down and get serious, things happen.

It’s on God’s time.

Over the course of the last few months I have changed my outlook, my perspective on life. It’s been AMAZING and has created a cascading affect on everything in my personal life, motherhood especially. This is something I will talk about more in upcoming posts, but for now I will just focus on the present. June – my month to be still and everything that has happened this week.

My week began with giggling girls and fun adventures. Library story time and nature walks, just to name a few. Then a mid-week lunch with a dear friend, whom my girls lovingly refer to as Aunt. She broke up the seriousness of my thoughts with some lighthearted laughter. Obliged my oldest with some SnapChat fun and got the little one to warm up a bit. Sometimes what we need most is to put our thoughts away for a time and just enjoy the moment. Thank you my dear, sweet friend!

Thursday met with an e-mail I had been anxiously awaiting. I was stunned to see it in my inbox. It took me a moment, but I dived right in! The e-mail was EVERYTHING I needed to hear. Funny how that works right!? She talked about the three phases of entrepreneurship- Enlightenment, Info Dumping, and Clarity.

As she expressed, I am definitely in the Enlightenment and Info Dumping phases. I am reading and listening to everything I can get my hands on. It’s as if my soul has been awakened and I am searching for my purpose, my passion. It is difficult to describe, but I’ll try. It’s like looking at a dim screen with dull colors. The more I listen and read, the more the screen brightens and the colors become vibrant. The sky is not the limit, there is no limit to what I can accomplish.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

Friday came and I found myself driving more than an hour to have lunch with some wonderful women I only get to see a few times a year. I took this opportunity to talk with God. First thanking him for this amazing life. Then telling him I am working on Being Still, but that it’s a lot harder than I thought it would. I told him about the questions I was still pondering and my quest for answers. I also acknowledged that I knew these answers would come on his time and I would continue making an effort to focus on the ride.

God’s Presences.

During lunch I was speaking to these lovely ladies, telling them everything about my journey. It was as if God was speaking through them, telling me exactly what I needed to hear. I see a possible destination in site. The path is much clearer now. It’s going to take a lot of effort and hard work, but I will get there.

For now, I am going to sit back and enjoy the ride!

 Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

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Spooktacular Meals For The Littles : {Happy Halloween}

Halloween is in full swing in our house and the kitchen is no exception! If you read my blog, then you already know I am a fan of batch cooking. Meaning, I typically cook my toddlers meals for the whole week at once, depending on what it is. Since Mondays tend to be the day we typically stay home, it works out pretty perfect!

I knew I wanted to incorporate Halloween into her breakfast and lunches for the week. It was also important that I keep the prep work pretty simply for the days that we were out and about. Plus, we are not morning people and she is never a huge fan of eating at that time.

Cookie Cutters are usually my go-to for fun and simple! A few good metal cookie cutters can take a boring meal and turn it into a fabulous creation! So, I grabbed some Halloween inspired ones from the drawer.

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Breakfast

Halloween Cinnamon Sugar Crisps with Ghost Bananas 

Cookie Cutters: A cat, witch hat, and pumpkin

Whole Wheat Tortilla Shells

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 to 1/2 Cup Sugar

4 TBS Butter Melted

Bananas

Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

My daughter used the cookie cutters to make shapes out of the tortilla shells. Then she dipped them in the bowl of melted butter. Next she pressed them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Lastly, we placed them on a a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and Enjoy! You can store the remaining crisps in a tubber ware bowl on the counter.  (Note: I got busy and left them in for a few extra minutes and they were much darker then intended. So really pay attention to the timer.)

Cut a banana in half, to create two individual ghosts. Press chocolate chips on the bananas to create the eyes and mouth. Creating the perfect Spooktacular Breakfast!

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Lunch

Mummy Hot Dogs, Apple Teeth, & Pumpkin Carrots

1 Can of Crescent Rolls

Hot Dogs

Cheese

Apple Slices

Peanut Butter

Marshmallows

Carrots

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Roll out crescent roll dough. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips. (Note: My strips did not come out perfect by any means, but the Mummy’s still came out great!) Lay a slice of cheese under a hotdog and wrap the strips of dough around the hotdog and cheese, in a mummy like fashion. Use a little dough to create some eyes. Set them on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven for about 17 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the hotdogs are hot. (Note: I made five hotdogs, but there was enough dough to use all 8 hotdogs if preferred. Once they were cooled, I placed the remaining mummy’s in a sealed tubber ware bowl. Put them in the refrigerator to have for the rest of the week.)

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We always seem to be pretty busy through the week. So when I plan to do a themed meal that requires a little extra prep, I try to make it as easy as possible. Buying the precut apples is one of those ways! While the hotdogs are in the oven, I pull out the apple slices, peanut butter, and marshmallows to assemble the apple teeth! Using a butter knife, I spread peanut butter on to one side of the apple slices. Line up the marshmallows on one slice and place a second apple slice on top. WALA! Apple Teeth!

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For the pumpkin carrots, I found this easy tutorial from Little Dairy On The Prairie!

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Snacks

Finally, no Spooktacular meal would be complete without dessert! Thanks to my husband for finding these super cute Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders!

Is Halloween a major deal in your house? What Spooktacular meals do you have planned for your littles?

Copyrighted By: Boldly Bravely You

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