Moving along ….

Moving along, going forward.

Learning to relax and enjoy the simple things in life.
Not always easy in the woes of the day, I found this diagram interesting and helpful. It is not self centered to take care of oneself, but of utmost importance so that you are totally in the moment, mentally and physically. 
Life is so much about happenstance, preparation meets opportunity. 
Be ready.

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Struggling to get back to a healthier diet. Clean eating is so simple, yet the comforts of consoling foods are so addicting. Finding myself in a cycle of emotional eating.  Still working to finalize my parents estate, so many memories, laughing, crying, missing. 
I found this quinoa recipe that I am anxious to try.

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This amazing dish will start your morning off on a sweet note
Clean Eating Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This amazing dish will start your morning off on a sweet note!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Yield10 servings
Calories212 kcal
AuthorThe Gracious Pantry
Ingredients
  • 4 cups quinoa, cooked with unsweetened almond milk to package directions, then cooled*
  • 1 cup juice sweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and serve.
  2. Note: When cooking the quinoa, simply substitute the water for almond milk in equal amounts according to package directions. If you find that the quinoa is not completely cooked when the milk has cooked out, simply add in 1/2 cup at a time until the quinoa is fully cooked. Keep the heat on low to medium to avoid burning.
                 

Spring is finally showing its face, soccer and little league baseball are getting underway. Still a bit chilly, but happy to be spending time outside.

Grandsons are so ready.

Karter on the left is our miracle micro-preemie, so blessed to see him thrive.

Grayson on the right (with his dad Shane) ready for baseball.

Looking forward to the season!

take care!!

xoxo,
Ronda

looking for Spring

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We are searching for Spring here in Indiana.

Baseball season is set to start this coming weekend and it is 30 degrees with snow today.
As I volunteered at our local hospital this morning, my mind knowing it was April could only see a vision of warmer weather.  Spring flowers are blooming as there have been some warmer days. Such an unusual time.
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I am sure this sweet robin is just as confused as we are. 
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I am very much looking forward to fresh from the garden salads and I came across this one on Pinterest today. This will definitely be on my list.
Ingredients
Vegetarian, Gluten free
∙ Serves 2
Produce
  • 1/2 Avocado, ripe
  • 4 oz Baby spinach, fresh
  • 1/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp Cranberries, dried
  • 1/2 tsp Dill, dried
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley, dried
Condiments
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise, good quality homemade or store bought
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Sea salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice or white vinegar
Nuts & Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower seeds, roasted
Dairy
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cr
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the simplest way to look at life!
your choices are your life..
make good choices
xoxo,
Ronda

living gracefully

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never a more perfect finding for today

The sun is shining this morning very brightly. Grace is not always easy to find, we lose it from time to time. 
Grace is that ability to find peace, happiness in all we do. It s being humbled by the simple things.
Loving deeply. 
Grace is finding gratitude in aging and the coming and going of every moment in every day.
these two are my saving Grace..
miss you mom and dad, more than you could ever imagine.
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In whatever you do in today, reach out to those you love!
xoxo
Ronda