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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.

popcicles-8Coconut milk, banana, pineapple, and mango

 

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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Last year, Joel promised Ever she could have a rabbit once we moved and got settled. He made good on his promise, and her and Zara both got their very own pets – Apollo and Sirena.

The girls decided a few weeks ago that, since the rabbits were moving into their new hutch together, they should probably get married. Sound reasoning that no parent could argue with. They asked grandpa to officiate, wanted carrot cake, and lots of flowers and photos. I’m hoping their own weddings won’t be half as intense as the prep for this one.

bunny-wedding-1bunny-wedding-2bunny-wedding-3bunny-wedding-4Zara, “So, maybe we can be the flower girls? I mean, bridesmaids? I mean, PARENTS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM? WHICH ONE?!”bunny-wedding-5bunny-wedding-6bunny-wedding-7bunny-wedding-8bunny-wedding-9bunny-wedding-10bunny-wedding-11bunny-wedding-12bunny-wedding-13bunny-wedding-14bunny-wedding-15bunny-wedding-16bunny-wedding-17bunny-wedding-18bunny-wedding-19bunny-wedding-20

Apollo and Sirena seem very happy in their new little hutch. We couldn’t find anything cute enough for them, so the girls and I custom made this one. Zara begged for “shiplap”, channeling Joanna Gaines. Now we’re just waiting on the shingles for the roof (also at Zara’s request) and for the cute lock to replace the generic one… these girls and their style. They keep reminding me that the rabbits are on their “bunny-moon” and hope they are hoping for baby bunnies soon.

DIY Bunny Hutch with Shiplap