Sunday, September 27, 2015

Energy Bites…..

Yes, that is what I said…ENERGY BITES!
They taste like monster cookies but with none of the bad stuff! You have to try them! 

This is it!  This is the answer!

Are there times in the day when you just need a little something? 10am and 2 pm or even a little dessert without the calories? 

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or m&ms
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix it all together and put in the refrigerator for 1 hour so it is easier to roll into balls. Roll them into 1 inch or just larger balls and put on a cookie sheet. Freeze them overnight. Once frozen toss them in a freezer bag and grab them from the freezer as needed.

There are so many other things you could probably add. I have made these 4 times already and my family LOVES them. Next time I will add some coconut or coconut oil. It will give them another added flavor with all of those great benefits of coconut oil. Why not? 

Coconut oil is supposed to give you better brain power! Why would we not add some to our ENERGY BITES? I am in. I don't know about you but I am forgetting more and more things every single day.

Oh…and did I mention that each time I have doubled the recipe? It is a must! 

OK….time to get your energy on! Let me know how they taste!

Signing off…MAMA

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hey everyone! Welcome to Monogram Mama's Tips and Tricks. 

Today is my first day blogging. I love reading everyone else's blogs and getting great ideas from them and hopefully you will enjoy this Mama's favorite "tips and tricks" too.

Do you love to monogram, personalize and be crafty? Me too. 

If everything could have a name or initials on it then everything would be that much prettier and that much more fun. Don't you think? may think I am crazy but I am already thinking ahead for holiday gift giving wrapping ideas.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the brown paper bag look and the chalk board look for gift wrapping.

Do you have a ton of brown paper bags laying around? Why not repurpose and reuse? Isn't that everyone's goal these days? So cute and so fun. Top it off with a fun ribbon and add the recipient's name however you want. A stamp, a stencil, freehand, cut out fabric, cut out paper…anything goes! Have fun with it!

OR….get a roll of black matte paper and add their names with a white sharpie or white paint pen. Add a ribbon if you want. Super cute!

Be the talk of the Holiday Party! Your packages will be the fun and creative packages that stand out under the tree. And….they are easier on the pocket book too. No more spending $10 a roll and getting 5 packages wrapped before it is out.

HAPPY HOLIDAY WRAPPING. Let me know how they turn out!

Signing off……MAMA