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After a terrible night of sleep – leaking shower, caving-in bed, and Zara’s arthritis flaring up – we all got out of the cabin, albeit a bit later than expected!

While the boys did a little more of this …camping-in-mammoth-day-two-061camping-in-mammoth-day-two-062… the girls drove around town and enjoyed a relaxing day, and hit the bakery. Again.camping-in-mammoth-day-two-049camping-in-mammoth-day-two-055camping-in-mammoth-day-two-058camping-in-mammoth-day-two-056camping-in-mammoth-day-two-060camping-in-mammoth-day-two-053



The trees are dreammmmyyy right now. Aspens are glorious!!

We’re heading into the wilderness today, so we’ll get some real forest/nature shots and do some panning for gold. Here’s to hoping for some animal sightings (without attacks) and loads of gold, haha!


You can see day one of our trip HERE.

We just arrived yesterday, and managed to hit not one, but TWO lakes! Currently the boys are out on a boat “trolling” (which is the fancy word for dragging the lines behind you as you cruise around a lake) and us girls are still in our pajamas at the cabin, haha! camping-in-mammoth-day-one-055camping-in-mammoth-day-one-049camping-in-mammoth-day-one-050camping-in-mammoth-day-one-051camping-in-mammoth-day-one-052camping-in-mammoth-day-one-056camping-in-mammoth-day-one-054Thankful for wi-fi because 10 years ago, we were literally “off the grid” when we came up here. So I’ll be able to finish up some work projects I couldn’t wrap up before we left. My mom and sister decided I should be a BeautyCounter consultant too, you know, in my spare time… but it’s working to my benefit since I can’t stop buying lipsheers (this one I’m wearing in Plum, it’s my fav) and I’m even hosting on Online Social this week!

I’m going to try to post a few photos each day. We didn’t take too many yet, but it is so gorgeous up here, the Aspens are turning, and Ever even packed some fancy clothes so I could take some pictures of her. She’s not vain though, in case that sounds like it – she just wants to be Snow White in the forest with animals.

My children will give anything for a popsicle, and while there are a few companies out there who do popsicles right, most contain way too much sugar and little nutrition! Since sickness season is upon us, and sore throats abound, I’d been buying plain coconut popsicles and just going with it since every DIY popsicle maker I’ve tried is either: a. messy, b. impossible to clean, or c. flat out doesn’t work. Just last week I discovered these little popsicle bags that remind me of the “Otter Pops” I ate as a kid! We’ve already made dozens of pops, and since they are so delicious and without any hidden additives, I’ve been letting the kids eat them with breakfast too. We jokingly call this recipe “Tropical Frolic” because that sounds perfectly ridiculous!

using only 4 ingredients to make popsiclesUsing Native Forest Organic Coconut milkMegafoods Kids Daily Immune

Add even amounts of Pineapple, Mango, and Banana. (You can use fresh or frozen, depending on what’s available in your area.) Then, fill the mixer with as much coconut milk as possible. I like to use Native Forest organic coconut. It’s okay if it’s super liquid-y because it’s going to be frozen!

Bonus: Add a scoop of your favorite supplement. MegaFood sent me Kids Daily Immune powder to test, and it works PERFECTLY for this recipe that we’ve been making for our sickies. It really compliments the taste well and it’s the type of supplement I can back since it’s made from REAL foods – especially loving the elderberry in there!

Once it’s blended, I use a funnel to fill the popsicle bags 2/3 of the way full, making sure to get all of the air out when I close them so they have plenty of room to expand as they freeze.

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Lay them flat in the freezer. I put mine on a pan the first time because I was afraid they might spill, but there hasn’t been any accidents yet! They only take about an hour-and-a-half to freeze, so you can eat them pretty quickly afterwards. They don’t last long around here; if they kids don’t get to them first, I sneak them at night!Our favorite popsicle recipepopcicles-1

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