Juice Plus+


Juice Plus+: Have you ever heard of Juice Plus? I just became a distributer for this great product! Juice Plus+ helps people get their FULL daily servings of fruits & vegetables in capsule or chewable form (to be used in addition to also eating fruit & veggies). It is considered FOOD, not medicine or vitamin. It has no added sugar. It is really good for the immune system, DNA, pregnancy, cardiac, etc. My sister Jenn sells it and is using it instead of prenatal vitamins. Shane, the girls, and I have been taking it for 3 months now. It has definitely helped me with my Irritable Bowl Syndrome. There are many testimonials of different things it has helped with in different people. More importantly though is the value of making sure you are getting the nutrients you need! There is a GREAT video on my Juice Plus+ home page that explains how Juice Plus+ is made and how it works!

The website has a lot of information, videos, research studies, etc. on it. Most people who have never heard of it think that it is just another “health” product that people try to make money off of. The difference with Juice Plus+ is that there are major universities & companies who have done research on Juice Plus+ specifically and back up the product based on their studies. You can read the research on the website here.

Also, in case you are interested, they have a children’s health study for kids 4 & older. A child can get their supply (gummies) of Juice Plus for free with a purchase of an adult supply (capsules or gummies).


My Day Of Baking

Since every blog that I have posted this month has been about food; today’s post will fit right in. Here are a few pics of the baking I did yesterday in preparation for the bake sale my church held today.

Cookie Bread (Aka: Amish Friendship Bread)

White Cake with Vanilla Frosting & Strawberry Cupcakes

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Walnut Cupcakes

Mini Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting & Walnuts

Mini White Cake with Fondant

2 Layer White Cake with Vanilla Icing & Fondant


Mmmm Strawberries…10 Steps To Dessert!

I very rarely buy strawberries here in Okinawa. Unfortunately, they are just too expensive. For the price I generally pay here; I would guess that I could get two to three times as many strawberries in the states. Yesterday, I noticed that they were a lot cheaper than they normally are. So, I bought a pound of them!

I like to eat sugared strawberries over angel food cake but this time I tried something a little different. Here are step by step directions for preparing a easy and yummy dessert!

1. Rinse and core 1 pound of strawberries.

2. Slice the strawberries.

3. Gently mix 1/4 cup of sugar with the strawberries.

4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours.

5. Gather Strawberries, Snickerdoodles*, Vanilla Ice Cream, & Whipped Cream.

6. Scoop ice cream partially between two cookies.

7. Spoon strawberries on top of cookies and ice cream.

8. Top with whipped cream.

9. Place one slice of strawberry on top of the whipped cream.

10. Enjoy every bite!


*I used store bought cookies. Next time I think I am going to try Sugar Cookies in place of the Snickerdoodles.

**In case you were wondering; my kitchen is made up of mostly Pampered Chef items. Here is a list of the items you see in my pictures:

  • Colander & Bowl Set
  • Core & More
  • Egg Slicer Plus
  • Ice Cream Dipper
  • Mix ‘N Scraper
  • 1-cup Prep Bowl
  • Small Square Plates

My Little Cookie Thief

First a Money Thief; now an Oatmeal-Raisin-Chocolate Chip Cookie Thief!

Am I a bad mom to think this is hilarious?

Of course; sharing with Daddy makes it all better…

until she makes him feed her the cookie she shared!

Going back for seconds!

(Technically fourths since she grabbed 3 cookies the first time.)

And finally the admission of guilt!

This last one of Audrey is my favorite pic of the moment!

It reminds me of the lovable Puss In Boots:

Image found here.