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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 273 :: joy is banana babies

6 Oct



{dark chocolate} 

It’s a dark chocolate sort of night over here. Good thing I have a supply of banana babies (dark chocolate of course)! 
They are only 130 calories and include no trans fat. And if you ask me… that’s a recipe for joy!

Happy Saturday night! 

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 99 :: be loud

8 Apr
{with your joy}

We spent the day with family. I cannot think of a better way to be joyful – family, food, funny jokes, forgotten stories, and even more fabulous people.

And, of course, a dog. His name is Jake.

Jake loves his people. He loves most everybody actually. And his treats. He wags his tail and prances with joy from person to person in every room, smelling them with his nose as if to remind them that they belong in his world.  It’s Jake’s stamp of approval.

He is a gentle giant. A sweet soul. A big white dog with a round pink belly leaving a soft spot in all of our hearts.

Jake taught me a little bit about joy today — and the importance of being loud with it. Because he doesn’t need to be reminded when it’s time for dinner or a treat.


Don’t be shy to ask for your treats. Wag your tail.

Be loud with your joy! 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be loud with your joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 202 :: sweetness and kindness 

13 Aug

Treats.

There has been a distinct theme to my last few weeks: sweetness. It seems to be all around me, especially in the form of dessert.

Today, we rounded out the week with a pie. A Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Shari’s. It looked like this (but tasted SO much better than this photo).

It has me thinking about kindness and sweetness – and where they intersect. Maybe that’s what this year is all about? I’m sure I will find out more as the year unfolds.

Until then… here’s to dessert!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sweet}
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BLOG – GIFT DAY 172 :: oh raspberry! recipes…

21 Jun

It’s summer! And the Garden is blooming. 
We pulled this out of The Garden today — an overflowing bowl of berries. We have so many, I’ve been looking for recipes to use them all up (before the berry bush produces even more!).

So, here’s what I’ve found around Pinterest and the web. Enjoy!

41 Raspberry Recipes

41 raspberry

Need some sweets? Check out this list from Miss Martha. Check out these 41, yes count that – fourty one! – recipes for the dear rasp.

molten chocolate cake with raspberry

molten chocolate cake

Fine Cooking shares this sweet treat. It could be called Death By Molten Chocolate with a little rasp on the side. But, man, it looks good.

stuffed raspberries

chocoloate chip inside

This treat is so sweet, I totally “get it” in one second with just a glance at the photo. Good thing too, because the website is in Russian, or something I cannot decipher. But these rasps look good in any language!

Happy summer eating!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie
{do you have a fave berry treat?}

Day 300: it’s hot! hot! hot!

27 Oct

I love sweet treats.
And for the past few months (actually, most of this year!) I haven’t been downing my daily mochas in order to give up my addiction to sugar and caffeine — make that my 3-a-day mocha treats.

But, today, in celebration of Day 300 (whoooo hoooo!) I found a new treat.  It’s sugar free, caffeine free and full of that chocolate taste I adore.

This afternoon while working over here at Women on Fire, I looked up at Debbie and said in my most stuffy headed, cough-y and sinus-y, sniff-ly voice: All I really want is a hot chocolate.

Immediately she jumped up from her computer with a devilish grin and told me to stay put. She would be right back.

I wondered just what she could be making…

Upon her return she handed me a warm and yummy smelling hot chocolate.

“What did you put in this?” I questioned her beaming face.

The ingredient list was perfect — cocao powder, almond milk and just a splash of decaf coffee, enough to give it a little body without the zing.  It’s the closest I’ve come to comfort food in taking care of my body and it’s food cravings.

And, maybe, that was just what I needed to kick this cold.
My breathing has already improved and this sinus infection seems to be better already.

Maybe that is the power of comfort food?
If chicken soup can be for the soul, why can’t hot chocolate be for the body?

Either way, it was a hot! hot! hot! way to ring in Day 300.
And, me likey.

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