Monthly Archives: November 2017

Goat yoga and other things…

Hello there friends!
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We spent time with the Hubs extended family which included delicious food and lots of laughter along with in depth conversation.
It has been a few weeks since I have blogged.  I have hardly opened my computer other than to get new health insurance and order a few Christmas gifts.  Life has been, well, Mondayish!
Life threw a set of curve balls, and I have been playing catch up the past few weeks.  In the middle of all the ugh a few fun things took place.  I got to participate in a fun goat yoga class.  I had never heard of it before, but I saw in advertised on my local feed and thought it sounded fun! I roped a few of my gym buddies into going with me 🙂

It was a super warm day and we signed up for the noon session.  We were set up in the town green so we had lots of people walking by and checking out what we were doing.  The comments I overheard were pretty funny.
They had about 20 people in the session with lots of little goats running around.  They were so sweet for the most part! A few of the goats enjoyed eating our hair and jumping up on us when we were in table top which made it more of a challenge to actually do all the yoga moves.
The teacher led us threw some flow movements and stretches.  About 50% of the time I was paying attention to what she was doing, and the other 50% I was distracted by the goats.  I was parked right next to a food bowl, so a lot of the goats would hang out by my friends and I in between getting nibbles of food.
It was a really fun experience, and even better with friends.  I am not sure I would pay $35 again to do a class, but I am glad I did it this time for sure.

In other fun news, we got some new appliances!! Christmas certainly came early for this cook! Best Buy prices + Black Friday deals were awesome! I am really enjoying the oven the most! It is like 3 in 1! A top oven + a bottom oven + it can also be converted to 1 large oven by removing the center divider! We went with black stainless steel and are loving the color and how clean it stays! They arrived just in time for me to make my first ever pecan pie for Thanksgiving! And will come in super handy when we host Christmas this year 🙂

And I decorated for Christmas.  (A total stress reliever for me) I love everything Christmas! It just makes me happy!  We never really did much decorating when I was growing up, so I go a little overboard now. Hehe


As things {hopefully} settle down in life, I will be back to a more normal posting routine!
I am linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie MamaThe Fit Foodie Mama and Nicole from Fitful Focus

May you be filled with joy and health in this season!


Pumpkin chocolate chip ice cream sandwich

Hello friends!
Greetings from a very happy Houston! Go Astros! It has been fun watching the games and feeling the spirit of pride and joy in the Houston area!
Life has continued to be full and a bit non-stop.  I keep thinking, “this is the week things will slow down,” but that has yet to happen!
We are now into November! WHAT?  How did that creep up so fast! I feel like it was just the middle of July! Maybe our crazy weather has something to do with that! Yesterday it was basically 90 degrees and 10000% humidity! So of course I have been thinking about foods to cool off with but also pumpkins since it IS November! Since it is national sandwich day I decided to try and make my own ice cream sandwiches.  I really wanted to be like Betty Crocker and make it all from scratch, but that just didn’t happen this week.  Thankfully I was able to put a yummy treat together with a few ingredients I already had laying around!

I originally got these gluten free crackers for my girls night a few weeks ago.  They are so much better than the graham crackers I remember from growing up.  They are almost like a short bread! Nice and thick to that gives substance!

Today I am linking up today for Foodie Friday with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama and Farrah from Fairyburger for our sandwich themed week!



  • 8 gluten free graham crackers
  • 1-2 cups of your favorite pumpkin ice cream, slightly thawed (use more for a thicker sandwich)
  • A handful of enjoy life chocolate chips


  1. Place 4 graham crackers in the bottom of a freezer approved container.
  2. Gently spread the ice cream over the crackers to make an even layer.
  3. Place the remaining graham crackers on top in the same pattern the bottom layer was laid down.
  4. Cover and place back in the freezer or at least 30 min
  5. Remove from freezer and use a knife to slice between the crackers to form each sandwich.
  6. If desired, place chocolate chips around the outside of the sandwich.
  7. Eat and enjoy!

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their awesome mouthwatering recipes!!

Do you have an awesome recipe you’d love to share? Link up with us on Fridays for our weekly Foodie Friday posts! (Co-hosted by Annmarie, Farrah + Esther )

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May you be filled with joy and health!