Recipes*

Instant Pot – Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes were a hit with my kiddos, especially my middle! She even said they “almost as good as nana’s” LOL! hey I’ll take that 😉

Start with Peeling the potatoes, we don’t mind a little skin, so having them perfectly peeled isn’t a big deal for our family. However, it is for some, so do as you’d like. Cut into slices (don’t have to be thin), put in pot and cover with water (as much water as it takes to cover them). Set value to seal and cook high pressure for 8-10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Then add remaining ingredients and mash ’em up!

  1. 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 stick of butter ( I like a lot of butter, so I use 1/2 when I mash and the other 1/2 when they were all mashed up, ready to serve and melting into yumminess in the middle)
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream
  6. water (as much as it takes to fully cover the potatoes in the pot)

This was a really simply, cheap recipe and tasted outstanding! I will defiantly make these again! all in all these took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

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Everything Rachel Hollis

Good evening! The sun was shining but I’m seeing that snow again…I am oh so ready for some warm temps, as I am sure many of you are!

I had a friend this winter suggest a new author to me and so I headed to the library, but later that day I knew I wanted this book in my collection! It was inspiring, to say the least! so I ordered from my Amazon Prime and couldn’t receive it fast enough!

If I had to choose 3 words to describe this book, they would be: honest, inspirational, and Funny!

She was so relatable but encouraging at the same time. I needed so much that was in this book-especially working on not comparing myself to others, being the BEST me! God only created one of me so I need to be the best me ❤️ not the best Dawn, Kelly, Candy, etc. etc. etc. but ME! Christy!

It also really made me think about my goals and why/how I can work on achieving them! I don’t know about you but having kids, job, marriage, etc. I kind of lost sight of my goals 😕 so it felt good to focus on me and what I want for a little while 🤔

Here are a few quotes from the book that really hit home for me:

  • “YOU, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are “
  • “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves”
  • “stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right”

One other quick note about this book that I like, I love how she (Rachel Hollis) gives us what worked for her/how she met her goals, at the end of each chapter. it gives a realization and connection because then I really felt, “wow she’s really BEEN THERE!”

So anyways, I highly recommend picking this one up today! And here’s how:

They offer it for the Kindle, Audio, soft and hardcover. The pic below will bring you to the hardcover option for only $13. 29. If you have Prime and order today, you could be reading it by Wednesday night! But seriously, its a good buy!


” Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” Rachel Hollis

And get this! Her next book comes out TOMORROW! 👊🏻🥳

I truly hope you enjoy and are blessed reading this book!

Blessings,

Christy

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Defending Life

dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/stepping-up-to-defend-life

Tonight this was on Our local Christian radio and I was intrigued! Intrigued by the point of view that was shared but backed up by truth!

People who are pro-life believe that ALL humans, including the unborn, have a right to LIFE! Do you not believe that all humans have a right to life? A right to live?

Just putting a pebble in your shoe 🙏🏻

For more information check out: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life

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EOE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) Diet Snack Options

Having this condition has made me greatly aware of how many foods have Gluten, it really is crazy!

It also has taught me to read the food labels, to see whats really in our food we are eating and wow I have been so naive! Just believing and being persuaded by whats flashing on the label. Well, not no more

It took a little bit, but below are a few of my favorite go to snacks that are gluten and dairy free:

**Warning -before you eat, check the ingredients every time **

  • Peanuts
  • Variety of fresh fruits and veggies
  • Rice cakes
  • Pita chips and hummus
  • Pretzels
  • Frito
  • Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Jello
  • Beef sticks/sliced Salami
  • Silk Almond milk Yogurt
  • Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie (these have been my BEST find 😆👊🏻)

So one mistake I made, was that I assumed if one brand was gluten free so was the other and that is NOT the case! So AGAIN please check your food labels!

I felt very lost (and still do in a way) about foods that are okay to eat, so I hope this list helps even just one person find a snack they can still enjoy 😊

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EOE

EOE stands for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, yeah I can’t say it either 😉

Last June, actually Fathers Day, I choked on a piece of steak and to make a long story short, I was diagnosised with EOE. I had no idea what that was and I had never even heard of it. But since then, I have learned more and more and I have had 4 (tomorrow 5) EGDs. Since the last one in October, I have been on a Gluten and Dairy free diet. EOE is an allergy to certain foods, so we are trying an elimination diet.

So hopefully tomorrow, after my next EGD, this elimination diet worked and my tests look better. But then again, I may have another elimination added to my diet.

This gluten and dairy free diet, has been tough, not only for me but for my family as well. we’ve made some big changes, but they have all been so supportive and working on this right along with me! This is something I am forever grateful for, our family is a team and we got each others back. Missing some of my favorites like pizza, lasagna and ice cream makes me sad…but it really could be much worse and I am so thankful my family is standing right next to me!

I will keep you updated as I learn more. But to start if you’re interested, check this out: https://www.gastro.org/practice-guidance/gi-patient-center/topic/eosinophilic-esophagitis-eoe

Have a blessed weekend,

Christy

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Norwex – free product!

only a few more days!

This Working, Blessed Mom

Happy Friday everyone! In my neck of woods, we might be getting some snow this weekend…which I am kind of excited about 🙂 But wherever you are this weekend, I hope it is relaxing, rejuvenating and safe weekend for you!

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So one of my posts in December, I talked about giving away some product… and then I forgot (sorry it happens). But anyways, i went through my Norwex inventory and I want to share, so here’s what I need, just comment below and let me know if you have or have not used Norwex product and what you do or don’t like about it. Then I’ll pick a winner by next weekend (noon on 1/27/19) and send you a Norwex goody!

Have a blessed weekend!  Christy

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Norwex

Norwex – free product!

Happy Friday everyone! In my neck of woods, we might be getting some snow this weekend…which I am kind of excited about 🙂 But wherever you are this weekend, I hope it is relaxing, rejuvenating and safe weekend for you!

See the source image

So one of my posts in December, I talked about giving away some product… and then I forgot (sorry it happens). But anyways, i went through my Norwex inventory and I want to share, so here’s what I need, just comment below and let me know if you have or have not used Norwex product and what you do or don’t like about it. Then I’ll pick a winner by next weekend (noon on 1/27/19) and send you a Norwex goody!

Have a blessed weekend!  Christy