Oops! I Forgot to Eat (Again)

Does anyone take Adderall and forget to eat or just not have any desire to eat? Like, I’ll be sitting on the couch or doing my house-wifely duties and I’ll be HUNGRY but when I go to eat I’m all like “meh, nothing interesting.” I have to keep the house stocked with food that a 5 year old could prepare because that’s my attention span when it comes to food during the day.

When dinner rolls around, most days I’m like “let’s prepare something wonderful” because I enjoy cooking … for my husband … and my son who will eat anything … not my daughter though because she’s hella picky. But, when I have to prep food for the kids and I – we all end up eating like, well, like kids.

Today was one of those days – I made PB&J for the kids and I didn’t make myself anything because I just didn’t think about it. Then, a couple hours later when I was STARVING – I finally grabbed some tuna from yesterday and some crackers. All good now.

Starting Anew & Reintroductions

It’s hard to start over, even when it comes to blogging. I was a professional blogger for YEARS and then – I suddenly lost all interest in it. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to say (far from it) but I just didn’t want to put fingers to keyboard and write about anything. I hated my domain name, I had zero direction and, to be honest, I just wasn’t HAPPY. We were a military family living in Hawaii and I was absolutely miserable. So, I stopped writing. I started a home-based business and threw myself into it. I still have that business, mind you, but I need a writing outlet again.

So, after much deliberation and though – I decided to essentially begin again in the world of blogging. So, I bought a new domain that just FITS me so well. I moved all of my posts from my old blog over to this new one because I really didn’t want to lose all of those posts – but at the same time I wanted to be able to build upon the old things. Those posts are still important to me.

So that’s that I guess? If you (for some reason) have a link to my old blog (Atomic-Mama) please change your link over to this new one.

Hopefully, I can re-gain your interest and share some wonderful things here.

Menu Plan Monday – Jan 26

I actually have a few minutes to meal plan this morning! Yay!

Monday – Crockpot Sesame Chicken (recipe)

Tuesday – Chicken Enchiladas (recipe)

Wednesday – Creamy Spinach & Tomato Pasta (recipe)

Thursday – Hungarian Chicken Paprikash (recipe)

Friday – Pizza Pull Apart Bread (recipe)




Cooking and Aligning Your Chakra with Essential Oils

essential oils

Today I went to my very first “Cooking with Essential Oils” class taught by my friend Alex. We tried out a couple essential oils and sampled a couple recipes (and also looked up a couple MORE recipes online) and then, somehow, got onto the subject on Chakra aligning with essential oils which Alex seemed way more interested in teaching (which I also, in turn, was way more interested in learning – so it worked out!)

My friend Sarah used to talk about “Chakra’s” all the time – so I was interested to learn how I could use essential oils (which I use anyway) to basically “chill out” and basically focus my focus (my focus lacks focus) …

I know this ALL sounds totally bizarre but bear with me a sec here! Basically, your chakras are energy points in your subtle body (as opposed to your physical body) – think “it’s in your head” (but, just because it’s in your head doesn’t mean it’s not real – just ask Dumbledore.) There are seven chakras (seems as though most of the religions agree on this – at least – 7 MAIN chakras) – crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus/navel, sacral and root. Each chakra connects with a section in the body except the crown chakra which is pure consciousness (or your “higher power” whatever that may be.)

The book that Alex referred to in her class today was called “Chakra Wellness Made Simple” by Connie Boucher. It was geared towards users of the DoTERRA brand essential oils but could be used with any I’d imagine.

I definitely felt more relaxed after the class – not sure if I felt more “clarity” or whatever I was aiming for though. But, the more I learn – the more I’ll understand! I already use several essential oils on a daily basis – OnGuard (or Thieves), Peppermint, Lemon and Breathe.

Do you use essential oils? Which ones?

Pinterest Project: Glitter Ornaments

Glitter Christmas OrnamentFinally! A Pinterest craft project that I was successful with! After finding several “glitter ornament” directions I decided that this would be a neat project to do with the kids! So, I went to the store and picked up the necessary items (bought the Pledge and glitter at Wal-Mart and the clear balls from Ben Franklin’s Crafts) then set out to actually make them!

The kids didn’t really do a whole lot other than pick colors – they just didn’t want to. I made a blue one for myself just to try it out. Then, I made an orange one (for Xander) and a pink one (for Juliana) and a green one (for my husband.)

I know the blue one that I made first seems to need another “coat” of glitter but the other ones came out perfectly! I’m excited because once the glitter is all inside it there are so many other things to do to decorate them and make them more snazzy! Ribbon, stickers, jewels … the ideas are endless!

Next year I will plan more in advance (and hopefully, live closer to better craft stores.) There were only three non-broken clear balls at our craft store – so I had to pilfer a couple more clear balls from a friend.

If you want to make your own glitter ornaments, go check out these links:

Have fun! Merry Christmas!


I Miss Blogging

I miss blogging …. I need to fix that! How do you get back into blogging when you haven’t blogged in MONTHS?