Bloom Where You Are Planted (Activity Days Recognition Night)

The theme for our recognition night was “Bloom Where You Are Planted.”  We wanted to focus on them finding and developing their talents, using their talents to serve others, and not being jealous of someone else’s talents.

Bloom Where You Are Planted Activity Days

At the previous activity, I taught the girls how to make tissue paper flowers using this tutorial.  They had so much fun making them.  We took pictures at the activities to display using twine and clothes pins.

Bloom Where You Are Planted Activity Days

We also had the girls make these spoons for the dessert.  They hot glued the flower decals to the spoons.

Bloom Where You Are Planted Activity Days

I made the easy cup of dirt for dessert.  There are brownie crumbles in the bottom, pudding, crushed Oreos and a gummy worm.

The cup of dirt garden 🙂

Bloom Where You Are Planted Activity Days

I love working with these girls and sharing my talents with them.


Healthy Green Dressing Recipe

Before I got pregnant it came to our attention that I had a gluten intolerance.  When I started eating gluten free, it started tremendously helping my PCOS symptoms.  Eating gluten free meant getting creative with food and coming up with new delicious things to avoid food-boredom.

I made this delicious dressing, and it was SO easy.

I put a head of cilantro in the blender, a couple cloves of garlic, a dash of salt, a jar of olive oil mayo, and about 1/4 c water.

Green Dressing Recipe

It took just a few pulses to blend it all together.

Green Dressing Recipe

It is SO yummy.  It tastes a lot like Cafe Rio’s house dressing.  A tablespoon is 50 calories, so not too bad for a creamy dressing.

Green Dressing Recipe

Meat Pies!

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeney!  (I can’t be the only one who sings songs from Sweeney Todd while baking/eating Meat Pies.)

Have you ever had a meat pie?  I hadn’t until tonight.  But it was so easy.  You could probably do several variables to this recipe.

-Brown 1 lb of ground beef
-Cover the hamburger with BBQ sauce.  (not too soupy, but not dry)
-Take a refrigerated pie crust and cut it in half.  Stuff hamburger mixture, sprinkle cheese, and pinch closed.
-Bake at 425 for 25 mins.


Not too “showy” but definitely a delicious man-food.  My man-babies ate it up!