Friday Finds is all about what I’m currently into, however fleeting, so here we go!
Temperatures are heating up here in AZ, so we’ve busted out the popsicle molds!
I made my girls a blueberry variety and wanted to mention these economical molds, which are just the right size for our daughters (6 and 4), and, compared to some others, they’re a good price.
My only complaint is that the top stick part doesn’t snap into place, so you have to be sure to stand the molds upright in the freezer until frozen solid so that they don’t leak. It hasn’t been a big deal for me though.
2. DIY Windex
Though I typically use a combination of water, white vinegar, and lemon essential oil to clean everything, I decided to give this Homemade Glass Cleaner from Whole New Mom a go…
Most recipes I’ve come across contain ammonia or something else a bit smelly, which I probably wouldn’t tolerate well, so this was perfect for me (and I happened to find a small bag of cornstarch on sale).
I’d say the thing I like best about this is that it goes on in an almost ‘silky’ fashion, and it doesn’t leave streaks behind, something the author says is because of the cornstarch. A keeper for me!
I love, like really, love vanilla!
I put it in smoothies and desserts daily, especially since I’ve lowered my overall sugar intake, as it aids with lost sweetness.
I usually just use an alcohol-based brand from the store, but now that I’ve found this powder, I think I may never go back!
It’s a bit pricey, but it is super potent, and I find that, with how much I use, it’s no more expensive than going through bottles of the diluted stuff.
4. Green Cabbage
Soups, stir-fries, and salads, I can’t seem to get enough green cabbage lately!
In addition to making me feel great, cabbage seems to help keep my digestive tract moving.
The above stir-fry is a recipe I’ll share soon, but in the meantime, try my Low Calorie Cabbage Soup paired with a cheese crisp made with one of my Homemade Spelt Tortillas. It’s one of my favorite lunches!
Jade suffers almost as much as I do from allergies, even more so because she gets the seasonal stuff pretty bad.
I’ve also found during certain times of the year, there’s some cross-reactivity with what’s blowing around outside and what she’s eating, so I recently started her on some aloe vera juice.
I like this brand because it has ZERO additives, unlike every single other one I looked at.
Since beginning it a couple of months ago, she has improved noticeably, which I would imagine is due to the gut healing a bit. I’m just hoping it continues!
Weekend Motivation (I’m loving this one lately…)