Celebrating Yoga Month with a Whole Food Challenge

I’m not a great eater. 

ADHD meds are a known appetite suppressant but once they wear off the body demands immediate satisfaction. Obviously, if I don’t make intentional eating a priority during the day, bad choices will be made at night. I’m a great lover of super-paletteables chock full of salt, sugar and preservatives, which are just about the worst thing you can have right before bed!


I’ve also been really wrapped in school, MBSR training and finishing my yoga certification. So if I get too busy or distracted to eat during the day I become ravenous at night. I make bad food choices, and justify it with the fact that I haven’t even anything all day so it’s not doing too much damage right? Wrong

So to celebrate yoga month I decided to challenge myself to a week of eating a whole food diet. These are the articles that got me thinking… 

m.additudemag.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.additudemag.com%2Fadhd%2Farticle%2F11028-3.html&utm_referrer=#2784

http://www.yogajournal.com/food-diet/healing-cuisines/


I’m headed to Sprouts to fill my fridge & cupboard with healthy things. I’ll post each day with a snap of a healthy snack or meal so follow me on Twitter and Instagram @missymrsmom & feel free to join me this week!

I’d love to hear some simple recipes and whole food ideas, so please leave a comment… Wish me luck- Missy

All Around Miracle!

I have this hair that has the potential to look so lovely, and it’s a late -in-life gift so I baby it like CRAY. Z. My fellow fine-haired buddy recommended this little bottle of AWESOME & I’m like yeah

From seriously stringy to super smooth!

I use this stuff every other day and, although I’ve been told that’s too often, I have sleek hair with no build up. Miracle!

Now on to next miracle! My hair is pretty long and, although fine, there is a bunch of it. So I use a lot of conditioner, even though this one is great because just when you think you are out you can add some hot water and voilà! A few more days use! However, I still have lots of plastic bottles to throw away/recycle… Unless I repurpose them!

LT just loved target practice with the impressively powerful jet of water the squeeze bottle created. Great for fine motor skills and it will work for vision therapy too! (Quick Note: Please be sure to rinse out the bottle with soap before using it as a toy. Leftover conditioner is slippery and slippery is dangerous!)
Do you have this awful shower?

It’s insanely tricky to clean, and LT using the jet like spray gave me the idea to use an old bottle as a “mini power washer”!

It’s great! I almost want to clean my horrible shower. Ha ha… Almost

So, that’s my triple Miracle conditioner. I have not been asked to promote this product.. just lovelovelove it! 

Hope you liked this one – Missy

White Cup Deco- Fun! New! Thing! 

I love to doodle and draw but I don’t really have that kind of down time. I’ve been seeing these adult coloring books and while they are adorable and my friends rave about thier relaxation benefits I just didn’t get it. 

Then one day I got stood up on a coffee date. I was melancholy, because I paid $3 for a coffee and now I had no mom-chat to blow off steam. I remembered I had some sharpies in my bag and JUST LIKE THAT a favorite thing was created!


I totally get my friends adult coloring book enthusiasm now and agree wholeheartedly that the mindless repetition is totally relaxing. Now I often hit up the coffee shop ‘happy hour’… Just for the cheaper canvas… I mean cup. 

I liked it so much I incorporated it into our monthly MNO (Mom’s Night Out) and it went beautifully. After a bit of “What should I draw” angst, everyone had a good time creating. 


Have you ever been lured in by that lovely blank canvas? What do you draw? Let me know in the comments and visit my Pinterest for ideas!

Have fun doodling- Missy

Monday Morning Detox

I’m a weekday warrior- Yoga in the morning, a little fruit, veg  and protein at every meal, swimming and careful sugar consumption. 

But then the weekend comes…


So. Much. Crap. 

In fairness it is summer and the weekends are our fun time with MrDad but by Monday I feel like…

Sketch inspiration: https://www.behance.net/gallery/32155753/Yoga-by-Ele-2016-Calendar-Design

So, I get back on track. I eat better (not perfect) and focus on the good stuff. My Monday morning go to (post coffee, of course) is this yummy mixed tea. 

Everyday Detox Lemon tea bag, Green Tea tea bag, a spritz of lemon, a dash of 100% cranberry juice and water/ice to bring to 48 ounces. 

They are both decaffinated, and the everyday detox has burdock root, stinging nettle and dandelion root to flush out the lingering bad stuff… Green Tea is just all around good stuff! It also takes care of just about half my daily water intake. FYI, the Starbucks Venti cup in 24 ounces, so I drink all my water from this handy reuseable sweetie because it fits in my cup holder… So I have no excuse not to take it everywhere!

What do you use to beat the weekend bloat? Can’t wait to hear from you-Missy

I Can SO Make Fizzy Surprise Eggs

We went to the zoo yesterday & LT wanted a “Fizzy Surprise Egg”, which is actually pretty cool but… $5?! I’ve got the supplies to make that at home… Right now!

I told LT I could make those at home. He straight up told me I could NOT make those at home. 

Challenge accepted, kid. 

I was barely in the car before I found this this recipe from”Soapy Hollow” on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Bath-Bombs/step4/Mold-quickly/

However, after doing a some research I noticed bath salts and cornstarch can be irritating to sensitive skin and LT has really sensitive skin so I decided to use this old hand-written recipe (that’s how we did it before Pinterest) I found in my bath crafting tote. 

Ingredients I used:

3/4 cup Baking Soda 

1/4 Citric Acid

1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil

1/2 teaspoon Water

1-2 drops Food coloring (Heads up: a little goes a long way & I didn’t want blue tub rings!) 

A small spritzer of witch hazel

3 small toys that will easily fit in the middle of your eggs. 

(This made 3 large eggs)

Mix dry ingredients well. No clumps, nice and smooth. Be sure to sift them, or if you don’t have a sifter, tap your mixing container several time to settle the ingredients. 


Shake up the SWO, food coloring and water in a jar to mix. Add while stirring. You should use a whisk but mine is in the bathtub so a fork had to do. It should be like damp sand or brown sugar. If it’s too dry or crumbly, spritz it a few times with the witch hazel. 

Mold it quickly; it dries fast! I used big Easter eggs because that’s what I had. 

Fill up the bottom part of the egg making sure to pack the mixture. Push the small toy into the middle (not all the way, it will stick out) then fill up the top part of the egg, being sure to smooth it and pack it in, leaving a small indentation for the toy. Combine the pieces and tap it down to pack it well. 

Let them sit for at least an hour. I froze them because I was in a hurry,  and I think that’s one why one didn’t fully adhere and came out and broke in half. I just sprayed each part with witch hazel and tapped it down to pack it and it came out very nice!


LT is thrilled! He had a blast helping and especially testing them! I’ll post a video of it on my YouTube channel. 

I think they’re pretty great, the only thing I’ll try next time is spritzing the inside of the egg first (they are a little tricky to pop out) and both pieces before I connect them. 

What do you think? I really want to know! Let me know in the comments or say hi on Twitter @missymrsmom

See you soon- Missy

Easy & Fun DIY Puppets Kid-Can-Do!

LT saw some really cool horsey marionettes at a street fair not long ago. They were neat, I’ll admit, but not 17.99 neat!

So of course I hit Pinterest and found this awesome pin…

http://www.artbarblog.com/recycled/collage-animal-marionettes/?m

However, that looked like an awful lot of prep work … with the cutting and the gluing and so on and so on. Not just prep work but time and LT’s got a pretty short attention span. So I made a little bit of a shorter version and, of course, added a couple of tweaks of my own.

Note: This  Kid-Can-Do still has a lot of mom-prep, but generally speaking this is a great project for kids to show off their creativity while also utilizing fine-motor skills!

You need: A couple of paper towel or toilet paper rolls, a thick needle, string or something similar for the legs and neck,  glue beads buttons, sharpies, 2 popsicle sticks and packing tape. 

Poke Holes in the bottom of the toilet paper roll for the string legs.

Poke One hole for the neck string

Cut a small portion (of another toilet paper roll) for the head. 

Lace the strings through the holes. 

String the legs with beads. I used buttons on the feet of the ‘giraffe’ and it was adorable!

Add beads to the neck string and string the head. 

Add a length of string at the opposite end of the neck string. 

Glue Popsicle sticks into an ‘X’.  Tape the back string and head string to each end of one stick. 

Make another and have a show! We had a happy cat and angry French giraffe. It was a silly and fun afternoon!

Please feel free to share your puppet photos in the comments, I’d love to see them – Missy

Easy DIY Tiny Dog Toy

I love our little Chihuahua terrier mix but… Sometimes she needs more attention then LT! She often wears me out, so I have to get creative.

I used: An old cat toy, an old Son, a small jerky treat, and a pair of scissors.

I cut a hole through one of the spaces in the cat toy, then I broke up the dog jerky treat, and poked cut up lengths of an old kid sock in the holes (to make the jerky treats a little bit hard to get to). As you can see the cat was also very interested.  That’s it!

This was a fast easy project; especially because I had all of the items I needed on hand. It kept my dog busy for an hour so I could write this post! 

Hope you’re having a great summer-Missy

Flip Flop Deco Fun!

Last year’s flip flop wreath did not hold up in fall/winter storage. Super glue isn’t the best medium for plastic in the Arizona heat!


I still love the flip-flop theme, especially for summer. So, I decided to give this wreath a re-design. 

I used the top seven as a half-wreath and made the bottom three into a cute little welcome sign. (I still used superglue… I guess I never learn!)


I think it turned out adorable, but what do you think? Please visit me on Pinterest at MissyMrsMom for more fun & crafts!

DIY Funko Fun!

My first-grader, LT, is a humongous Captain America fan and I’m a nut for anything Marvel and/or kid-can-do… So this was an absolute no brainer for us!

I got this awesome product (see link) from Amazon this week and we had blast with it. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01E61EPC2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1465794383&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=little+treasures+clay&dpPl=1&dpID=51tAIzIILlL&ref=plSrch#immersive-view_1465794425994


It wasn’t a simple project. The modeling compound is tricky; it was very light and dried out quickly. It is also very squishy so it was tough for LT’s little hands to manipulate. When we do Cap, we’ll do a trial run with Dollar Tree modeling clay. Also, the instructions we’re slightly more specific than ideal for a true Kid-Can-Do, but we “eye-balled it” and it turned out pretty darn cute!

This has given me the idea to make a whole DIY Funko Avengers Team. I love this stuff!

Check out my Pinterest boards (MissyMrsMom) for more fun kid crafts! If you’d like to follow me on Twitter @missymrsmom, I sure would be glad to have you. 

Thanks for visiting 💞 Missy 

Organize Your Summer Schedules

We are lucky to live in an area with a lot of stuff to do, but keeping track of it can be a bit tricky! A couple of VBS programs, three city libraries, summer movie fun, the Lego store, etc. etc. Even the mall has a summer program! Everywhere we go there’s a schedule to pick up. 

Last year I had a folder in my car that I kept all of the schedules in, but I never did put them in the three ring binder; I just shoved them in the sides, lol. It was okay at first but got progressively worse and not very helpful in the end.

I’m getting ahead of it this summer!


You need: A two pocket folder with three ring fasteners, heavy duty clear plastic sleeves (optional: sharpie and packaging tape). 

It’s so easy: I put in about a dozen clear plastic sleeves then used a piece of clear packaging tape* on the front (with one side folded over to make it easier to take off when I’m done and reuse) and using a sharpie I wrote “Summer Schedule 2o16”. *Since I use my car as a command center in the summer, I use packaging tape on my folders because the tape won’t melt onto the folder because it’s meant to take high temperatures.


It turned out pretty great and I’m looking forward to filling it up with summer fun!

Please follow me on Pinterest (MissyMrsMom) or Instagram (@missymrsmom). Happy scheduling!

Missy