Baked Oatmeal
 
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One of the most common breakfast meals you’ll find on our table in the morning is baked oatmeal! This is the easiest dish that tastes like it took hours to make. I’m all about that, ya know. Anything that makes me look good in the kitchen is something I make because this mama is NOT the best cook around. When my sister-in-law made this breakfast dish for me a few years ago, I instantly asked for the recipe and can’t even tell you how many times I’ve made it.

It’s rich, filling, sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. I love to add bacon on the side and serve it with warm milk on the top! The original recipe is in the photo and my tweaked version is below.

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Baked Oatmeal Recipe

  • 2/3 cup oil / I use coconut oil

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 cups oats

  • 1 cup milk / I use almond

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in a corning ware dish. Bake for 25 minutes until the top is a little crispy on the edges. Stick a tooth pick in the middle to make sure it isn’t too soft. And viola!

Grab some almond milk or your local dairy farmer’s milk and pour some on top! It’s absolutely delicious. Let me know if you try it :)

 
3 Roller Recipes for Focus
 
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Summer is coming to a close! Can you believe it? I honestly can’t. We are settling into our new home in a new city so the end of summer completely caught me by surprise. We have been beyond busy! Are you ready for back to school? Back to a normal routine? Although our girls aren’t school-age, Campbell goes to a mom’s day out program at our church and it’s been on a break for the last month! Needless to say, I’m ready for that to start back up for some normalcy in our days and time for mama to work ;)

Whether you’re kiddos are going back to school, you’re going back to school, getting back in a normal routine… we could all use a little help when it comes to focus!!! Here are three of my favorite roller recipes you can make to help with focus, and the best part is they are GREAT for your kiddos!

HAPPY VIBES, FOCUSED MIND

5 drop Orange
5 drops Lavender
Add to 5ml roller bottle
Fill to the top with carrier oil

GET IT DONE
4 drops Peppermint
4 drops Lime
4 drops Rosemary
Add to 5ml roller bottle
Fill to the top with carrier oil

SETTLED & STEADY
4 drops Frankincense
4 drops Vetiver
4 drops Lemon
Add to 5ml roller bottle
Fill to the top with carrier oil

Roll and be focused, my friend!

Here are some of my favorite 5ml rollers and the carrier oil I always use.

 
What I'm Loving Lately
 
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Here are a few things I'm loving lately that you totally should know about.

1. TUMMYGIZE

Y,all. This oil is a MUST-HAVE if you're a mama. Or if you hate the smell of DiGize. It's so gentle on baby tummies but really does work when it comes to gas, spit up, and other stomach pains. I've been using it on my 3 month old since she was born and it has helped keep her happy when I've had too much dairy or gluten since she's breastfed. I can't tell you how much I wish I had this oil with my first-born. It truly has saved us from many fussy nights!

Here's a quick video of how I use TummyGize!

2. SEEDLINGS BABY WIPES

Again, these are a must-have for you mamas out there! Did you know baby wipes contain so many harsh toxic chemicals that are too difficult for our babies to process? I think I realized how severe it was when my oldest broke out in a chemical reaction to the baby wipes I was using once... and they were supposed to be "chemical-free, all-natural" wipes. Yeah right. You can read more about my story here. Let's just say, we never run out of these wipes! I also like to use them as makeup remover wipes and to clean toys, tables, and highchairs when we're out and about!

3. VALOR ROLL ON

If you've been apart of Plant + Prune or followed me for any sort of time, you know I have a serious love for Valor. It's an oil that has actually changed my life. As a postpartum mama, I need all the emotional support I can get. Valor is one that instantly stops panicky feelings for me and it helped keep my blood pressure low while I was pregnant. I recently got the roll on version of Valor and it is INCREDIBLE. I don't think I'll ever make my own again because it's just that good.

4. SAVVY LIPSTICK

I am totally not a lipstick girl. Wish I was, but I'm not. However... the Savvy lipsticks are actually awesome! I have Untamed, which is the most gorgeous color ever, and I get so many compliments on it when I wear it. It's fancy enough for date night but causal enough for running errands too. I love how smooth it is and that it doesn't dry out my lips. Plus, ZERO harsh chemicals so when my oldest gets ahold of my makeup bag, I don't have to worry.

5. FEATHER THE OWL DIFFUSER

Okay, is this the cutest diffuser ever or what? I am obsessed! I got this diffuser after convention a few weeks ago and we love it so much. It's a sound machine, diffuser, and night light all in one. I was impressed with the sound machine options too. My oldest loves tickling Feather's feet and watching the diffuser turn on. It's one that every kiddo needs since it runs for 10 hours, helping them sleep longer and sounder. And all the mamas said AMEN!

Happy Thursday!