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Coconut Button Cookies

These cookies are absolutely perfect for your next sewing party!


1 Package White Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2c. Coconut Oil
1c.  Shredded Coconut
Miniature Chocolate Chips (Optional) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, combine white cake mix,
eggs, coconut oil, and the shredded coconut. Mix well.

Roll the batter into tbsp. sized balls and flatten on a greased
cookie sheet.

Use a toothpick to make for little holes in the center of the
cookie to resemble button holes.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 min.

When the cookies have baked, place a chocolate chips in
each of the button holes while cookies are cooling.

Fur Babe Foodie - Beggin' Rice & Beans

My Fur Babe recipes are for dogs only. Dogs are scavengers and a variety of foods can be safely fed to them to improve their diets. (Cats are carnivores and must eat primarily meats to remain healthy.)

I recommend that you clear my recipes with your vet before feeding them to your own Fur Babe, and that you always provide your pups with a varied diet. I make several different recipes for my Fur Babe every week, as well as supplementing his diet with a high quality dry dog food. 

I have never made a recipe that North does not devour. I began feeding him homemade foodie meals at two months old. I will never share one with you that is not a hit in his book.

Beggin' Rice & Beans

16oz Dry Red Beans - GMO free if possible
2 c. Brown Rice - Cooked
Broccoli Stems - Cleaned & Sliced
1 Bag Frozen Green Peas

Soak the red beans in a sealed container - overnight - in enough water to cover them well with a couple of inches to spare.

The next day, transfer the beans and 4c. water to a lar…

My Butterflies

When I was a kid they called it - butterflies in your stomach.

It wasn’t supposed to be a negative thing.

It is the reason that people ride roller coasters; a wonderful special sensation of anticipation that humans seek out to break the monotony of their daily routines.

It is that inner-body quiver that young lovers experience when they are about to be with the person who lights their life on fire.

People pierce and tattoo their skin to capture the sensation. They dive off of cliffs and out of airplanes and swim with sharks, just to feel that simple somersault inside their bellies.

And I feel it each and every time I finish letting out a breath…every single day of my existence…over and over and over again.

It isn’t constant excitement for me though. Most people call it anxiety. It is a prevailing sense of dread. It is knowing that the world isn’t quite right, and living in fear of what may happen next.

Although I believe that it increased significantly after I had my children, I recall havi…