Day to Day Adventures


A Tiny Christmas Memory Tree

Kim Brush8 Comments

Christmas decorating stresses me out. There I said it.  NOT my favorite activity at all and the experience just never goes as I anticipate it will. Especially now as my kids are leaving the nest, just picking a day to do our decorations is chaotic.  Seriously we are having discussions, talking dates and even times to get as many kids home for that time. 

Being the mom of teens and twenties is not easy. FUN, wild, crazy YES but not easy!

Being Thankful in the midst of Imperfection

Kim Brush4 Comments

We host a small group gathering at our home every Sunday night.  Our church calls them community groups and we study a topic or discuss the sermon but mainly we gather around our table and share a meal.  Last night I learned a lesson from one of the men who attends.  He helped me to be thankful in the middle of our home’s imperfection.

Patriotic Paper Flower and Star Shadowbox

Kim Brush3 Comments

Have you ever gotten on a craft kick? Not the crochet a little each evening or even a weekend of scrapbooking with some friends, but a REAL "can’t hold all the ideas in my head kick?" That’s what I’m dealing with right now.  Come join the madness with this tutorial!  This paper flower shadow box has been a work of love. My nephew recently left on deployment in Afganistan. He’s in my prayers constantly and I wanted to give his wife something as she endures his time away.

Red White and Blueberry muffins: Sugar Free and Low Fat

Kim Brush4 Comments

Berries are the thing here. We recently transplanted over 100 raspberry plants and before that we moved a TON of strawberry plants from the raised bed strawberry patch. This week my daughter has been picking every evening. We’ve got a great start on getting our years worth of strawberries in the freezer. So in honor of Memorial Day and the sweet berries that we’ve been picking, I want to share this low fat sugar-free muffin recipe that we’ve been enjoying. There is even a gluten free version of these Red, White and Blueberry muffins!

Love strawberries and blueberries?  Love a healthy yummy muffin?  Check out these Red White and Blueberry muffins: Sugar Free and Low Fat

Next Garden Adventures:  Blueberries

My yearly goal with our berry patch is to grow enough organic berries that we don't need to buy any in the off-season. In 2016, we did it with strawberries and raspberries!!!! My next garden adventure is to find out if my soil will work for blueberry plants.

Love strawberries and blueberries?  Love a healthy yummy muffin?  Check out these Red White and Blueberry muffins: Sugar Free and Low Fat

Low Fat Red White and Blueberry Sugar-free Muffins


  • 1 c sprouted wheat flour or GF oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c xylitol
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 T melted butter
  • 1/4 c egg whites
  • 1/2 c diced strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 c blueberries



  • Preheat oven 375 F
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and xylitol.
  • Add milk, melted butter and egg whites and stir.
  • Gently add berries and stir.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners or use a silicone muffin pan(I love these!)
  • Use a 1/4 cup scoop to fill muffin cups
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
  • Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

This recipe makes 6 muffins and we regularly double the recipe! 

***For my Trim Healthy Mama friends this recipe would qualify as an E muffin!  I like to pair it with a smoothie to get a little more protein!***

Never heard of Trim Healthy Mama ? It is a wonderful way of healthy eating that manages your blood sugar and helps you to loose weight! Read all about it and how we made some diet changes after battling weight and some health challenges.

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