Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Before I share a really easy breakfast/snack/lunch idea with y'all, I want to remind you about the GIVEAWAY I announced yesterday!  Go back to yesterday's blog to get details!  

I feel like today's recipe is such an easy idea but it may be something that you never think of--like I didn't!  It wasn't until one Sunday morning when we were eating in our Adult Bible Fellowship class, that I tasted this HEALTHIER parfait option and realized how easy that would be to make at home.

If you're like me, you love the idea of a parfait, but if you've ever looked at the nutrition guide, these things are always loaded with added sugars.  Not only do you get the natural sugars from the fruits, but the yogurt is always high in sugar and so is the granola.  So today I'm sharing a low-sugar option with you!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
-fruit (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
-honey Greek yogurt
-Barenaked Vanilla Almond granola (it's lowest in sugar)

1. Wash and cut up all of your fruit, if needed
2. Layer your fruit in the bowl first because you want to use more fruit than anything else.
3. Layer your yogurt on top of that--be sure to use less than the do want this to be healthy!
4. Sprinkle a little granola on top and Enjoy!

A Little Monday Coffee Talk + A GIVEAWAY!!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Monday, friends!  Let'e pretend it's warmer weather here and I was tan like the above photo haha!  Speaking of weather, it's supposed to get pretty severe here starting in the afternoons--I'm talking tornadic activity, hail, strong winds, so let's hope it doesn't!  Make sure you read to the bottom for the giveaway!

So if we were to sit down and have a cup of coffee together, here are a few things I'd want us to chat about...

Infertility is the biggest thing on my mind right now.  I shared this article on FB last week entitled "God, Why Won't You Fulfill Our Desire for Children?"  Reading articles like this always come at a much needed time in my life and serve as a source of encouragement.  This article reminded me that God is always good.  And to remember that God isn't good because of what he does, but because of WHO he is.  Because by nature I am a sinner, I often want God to just hurry up and give us children because children are a good gift (Psalm 127:3)!  But I remind myself that God has given us this season of life and I pray that I don't waste it and that He is glorified.

And I realized that two years ago this month was when I started my first fertility drug.  To say that my body is exhausted and that I am weary is an understatement.  I've had a really hard time lately in dealing with a lot of different things--I try to remain positive, but I do have hard days.  My transfer is within a month and I'm asking that y'all pray for us.  I'm not going to be specific on any dates, but I would really appreciate your prayers.

Okay now onto a topic that isn't quite as sad ha!  I went Easter dress shopping this weekend and ended up buying a dress on Sunday that I tried on on Saturday.  I should have just bought it Saturday, but it was the first one I tried on and I wanted to go to other stores to see if I could find something better.  Please tell me you've done that before 🙈  I found the cutest romper that isn't appropriate for Easter but would be perfect for our beach trip this summer

This romper would look so cute with wedges out to eat one night!  I didn't get it, but hopefully soon!

My mom has come up with a new business venture for me and I actually think I like it haha!  I'm going to do trial runs on my sister and my mom, and if I think it's possible, then I'll start advertising.  I know that's so vague, and if I were reading someone else's blog who said that, I'd really want to know.  I promise I'll let y'all know either way soon!

And now for the giveaway!!!
I came across Chelsea Sobolik  last fall on Twitter after Russell Moore tweeted that he just finished the forward to her upcoming book Longing for Motherhood.  Now, I trust what Russell Moore tweets because I know he is a solid Believer who has solid doctrine and theological beliefs, and obviously the title was intriguing to me.  This was right before our last egg retrieval, so I started following Chelsea and saw that her book was set to release March 6.  Fast forward to the end of January, and she held a contest to receive a free copy of her book when it released--and I won!  When she emailed me to let me know, we started talking and I mentioned my blog and so she kindly sent me an extra copy to give to someone else struggling with childlessness.

So here's what I'm going to do...

Email me at nominating a friend, family member, coworker, yourself, or anyone you know who is struggling with childlessness and who needs a book to remind her to trust in God during this season of sorrow.  I will choose someone on Friday!

Friday Faves!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Yes. Yes. YES!!!!!  There isn't a statement that isn't any truer than what's above!  And as for me, I started my spring break a little early--I took a personal day today so my spring break technically started yesterday when I left school at 3:30!

So I've got lots planned for today and that starts with drinking coffee (decaf if you saw my IG story last night ha) at Starbucks while reading blogs #a30yearoldonspringbreak

Today I'm sharing a list of my FAVORITE things with y'all!

 We all met my dad for supper earlier this week.  Since Dustin was coming straight from work, I drove to the restaurant to meet him there.  My car was on empty and I knew I needed to get gas, and I was surprised when Dustin followed me to the gas station just to pump my gas so I didn't have to get out of the car.  Yes, he drives me crazy, but I really have married a great guy.  (And I know Dustin is reading this and smiling haha)

 Here's another FAVORITE--Matilda Jane liked a post, FOLLOWED ME, and them commented asking if they could use it for their website!!!  I almost died when I saw that notification!  I immediately screenshot this to send to Mom and Rach.  

 Thursday Dustin and I went to go eat Mexican and when Rachel found out, she came and joined us!  We laughed about being so glad we live so close to each other--I don't know what I'd do if we lived in different towns.

 Oh, hey Dust!

Speaking of Rachel, she's teaching her 2nd spin class tonight.  Last Friday was TOUGH but really, really fun! 

 I shared a bunch of my current makeup favorites earlier this week.

And I love pizza so much that I ate it pretty much every day my freshman and sophomore year of college (thanks college meal plan).  But I prefer to make my own pizzas now because I can make them healthier.  I found the best homemade dough recipe that takes no time at all to prep!

To leave y'all with today's favorite song, it's by a band I went to see in Nashville when I was in college and it is probably one of the top 5 best concerts I've ever been to--and I've been to a lot!
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