Morning Heaven…Baked Oatmeal!

I have had this saved in Pinterest for ages & finally tried over the weekend. Yummo, worth the effort!

Blueberry & Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

adapted by The Curvy Carrot
from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson
via Annie’s Eats
makes 6 servings


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup blueberries or raspberries, fresh or frozen, divided


1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, half of the walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the syrup, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.

3. Spread the sliced bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the berries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats.

4. Sprinkle the remaining nuts and berries over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


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Looking for a Slimmer Silhouette…Use A Layering Cami!!!



A layering cami can do sooooo much for your wardrobe!!! There are so many super cute tops in the stores but are either to short for you or the bottom of the top hits you right at the widest spot of your torso. I great way to extend the “belly” shirt or slim down your shape is to put a cami or tank under. This simple trick is for any size of girl & helps to make a look longer, slimmer look. You do not want to get a size to large…the tighter the better, remember you are not wearing this tank on it’s own…think of it as a comfie girdle! The longer the better, there is nothing worse than having to pull down the tank after it has rolled up above my muffin top…if it is super longer, scrunch up which is another thing to remember “Lycra Baby”!
Here are a couple of my Fav’s:

Victoria Secret 25.00
The Gap 20.00

Adrenal Fatigue: Feeling Frazzled, Fatigued and Foggy?

stressI believe most women have suffered adrenal fatigue in their lifetime…I sure have. We take on to much, we have to much going on, something traumatic has happened, we don’t take care of our own needs….when finally the day is over & it’s time for relaxation but we can’t shut our minds down. We go over the day, what someone said, we think about the next day. This is how it starts and this is then what happens to our bodies..

The kidneys, stress hormones and emotions:
In energetic medicine the kidneys house the emotion of fear and therefore many symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress are exhibited when there is an adrenal or kidney weakness. The adrenals sit on top of the kidneys and produce cortisol when stressed. Cortisol is a stress hormone which contributes to feelings of tension, irritability and unease due to it irritating the nerve endings. The adrenal’s stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, as well as rennin angiotensin, also influence blood pressure. It is of benefit to try to reduce and manage stress so that there is a decrease in the production of stress hormones which atrophy the kidneys further and reduce filtration.
Shakespeare…kidding, what I have learned from Darlene Balaz @ The Natural Flow To Health (you can find info on her clinic on Facebook or her website

Classic signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
•Fatigue and weakness, especially in the morning and afternoon
•A suppressed immune system
•Increased allergies
•Muscle and bone loss and muscular weakness
•Cravings for foods high in salt, sugar or fat
•Hormonal imbalance
•Skin problems
•Autoimmune disorders
•Increased PMS or menopausal symptoms
•Low sex drive
•Lightheadedness when getting up from sitting or lying down
•Decreased ability to handle stress
•Trouble waking up in the morning, despite a full night’s sleep
•Poor memory

I won’t go into all the details of recooping but what I can tell you is now I know when my adrenals are saying “WTF!”…I can feel them (a gnawing ache in your low back…a good remedy is nutmeg oil), which let’s me know my stress level is going up (I need to supplement my adrenals & tell myself that Stress is “The Dark Shadow” & go hug a tree, go for a walk…do something to de-stress!
What I try to live by is shit is going to happen, it’s all in how I handle it that counts.

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A Touch Of Wildcat….Put A Little Tiger In Your Tank!

Add a bit of excitement to an outfit by adding a tad of “Cat”….see below for super awesome ideas! The last picture is “Excessive” but I love it…Hah!









Call It A Shawl, A Wrap, A Pashmina, A Poncho…New Ways To Cover Your Shoulders!

A perfect layering piece to throw over your shoulders can be anything from a large scarf used as a shawl over a chunky sweater, a pashmina to cover your head & wrapped around neck for protection from “Old Man Winter” or the updated looked on the 1970’s poncho…all look’s are trending & need to be applied this winter season!








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