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Love Weekends: Ugly Christmas Parties!

ugly christmas! This past week was a tough one, so I was super excited to be able to spend some q.t. with some good, old friends. It was an ugly Christmas party. I hope that’s obvious. I don’t dress in a Christmas tree skirt on every day occasions. It was fun to craft something that was intentionally ugly. I didn’t have to worry about messing up because the uglier, the better.

crafting the ugly tree skirt

This weekend I also got to spend a little time with my favorite little niece. She always makes me feel better, even if she won’t share her toys with me.

ugly christmas party Sometimes the holidays can be tough, but it’s good to tone down the stress levels and get a little goofy. Let’s not take ourselves so seriously this holiday. Or ever.

How are you getting goofy this holiday? Let me know in comments!

love,
melanie

 

 

Try a Green Slimer Smoothie for a Healthier Halloween!

slimer I’ve reached a new level of crazy. I’m blending up smoothies and Photoshopping Slimer into them. If you are not familiar with my green friend, Slimer is a ghost made up of Ectoplasm. He successfully made his debut in the 1984 Ghostbusters film.

But I must give credit where credit is due. George was the one who said my smoothie looked like Slimer. And I must admit, I was totally offended. I don’t want to hear that my food looks like a disgusting, fictional ghost that leaves a trail of boogers behind him wherever he goes. But George was more excited about the smoothie than any grown man should be. And if he is excited to drink veggies, I know a kid would be. 

And, I mean, what a better way to get a kid to eat drink their greens than tell them it is slime?! And it’s pretty much perfect for Halloween, right?! AND IT GETS BETTER… BUT DON’T TELL THE KIDS… it has no refined sugar! WHA-BAM! I’ve lost it.

Slimer Green Smoothie:

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup of pineapple
2 large hand fulls of spinach
1/4 cup of greek yogurt
1/4 cup of almond milk

Put ingredients in your favorite blender and blend that sucker up! Tell your kids husband it is Slimer. He’s going to be super excited. Use it as an excuse to throw a Halloween party.

What do you think? Have I lost my mind or will you be blending along with me?!

love,
melanie