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Simple Salted Caramel French Toast

Simple Salted Caramel French Toast Recipe for Mother's Day
Mother's Day is this Sunday. I know this, you know this, but my husband and probably your husband need a reminder. They probably haven't even thought about it yet, Matt didn't realize it until yesterday afternoon when we were talking about the coming week. It's fine, they have a week to prepare. Can I tell you what I want for Mother's Day? You tell me if your list looks similar.
I.
Want.
SLEEP.
I want to sleep through night without feeding a baby, I want to wake up in the morning- not be woken up by little voices or crying. I just want to sleep. and then after I wake up on my own and maybe read a chapter in the book on my nightstand in the quiet of my room I would love some flowers, chocolate and breakfast in bed. Doesn't that sound heavenly?!

Italian Cream Soda Bar

Italian Cream Soda Bar
Last weekend Matt and I were in charge of doing the desserts at the spring ball for the youth at our church. It was a fun project to work on and I was excited when I heard that an Italian soda bar had been requested. When I looked into doing the soda bar I realized that purchasing premium syrups was outside of our budget so I decided to make them myself. To make these sodas over the top delicious you add a splash of AE Heavy Whipping Cream at the end.  Seriously deeeelicious, I might have tried out multiple different combinations for taste testing. ;)

Orange, Pineapple & Spinach Fresh Juice

Orange, Pineapple & Spinach Fresh Juice
I'm kind of in love with juicing.  I borrowed my friends juicer last summer and totally loved it.  I returned hers and because I loved it so much I bought the exact same one- this Cuisinart Juice Extractor.  It's easy to use, easy to clean and makes really great, smooth, pulp free juice. I've been on a mission for a while to get more fruits and especially veggies into my diet and juicing is a great way to do that. This recipe for what I'm calling "green goddess juice" is a great beginner juice.  Its delicious and sweet and you wont even feel like you are drinking veggies.

Fenugreek Lactation Bites: Increase Your Milk Supply

A few months ago I made a rookie breastfeeding mistake- I started taking my normal birth control pill.  After a few days of a fussy non-sleeping baby I realized that the pill had drastically decreased my milk supply and baby girl was HUGRY! Starting to freak out a little after pumping only 3 ounces, I started reading every article on the internet that could give me some tips to increase my milk supply. That is when I came across THIS article talking about Mrs.Patels fenugreek bars. I ordered them directly after reading the article.  The problem with ordering them is that they don't ship for 6 days after you place the order, I'm guessing because they make them all after they are ordered. If you are freaking out about your milk supply getting them a week later isn't going to calm you down. ha! 
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