Poems

Since I am homeschooled, me, Natalie (my sister), and my mom work on poetry. I have gotten pretty good at it, and wanted to share some of my work with you!

MIRRORS

I stared at the glass.

Who is that?

Eyes as blue as the sea.

Shall I run free?

Our eyes locked in fear.

But, it was so clear.

Was I looking in the mirror?

Why?

Why am I here?

Why am I in fear?

Why am I alive?

Why is there the number five?

Why is paper white?

Why do people fight?

Why do people sing?

Why do birds have wings?

Why is there a month called May?

Why did God create us this way?

Why?….

Halloween

Pumpkins, ghouls, ghosts.

The things I love the most.

Candy that’s coated.

Kids that are bloated.

Going from house to house.

With my basket of goodies.

In the neighborhood, I hear shouts.

They say “I love cookies!”

And so do I.

Tonight, the witches will fly.

Since it’s Halloween.

Get ready to SCREAM!

What I Ate Wednesday

Hey everybody!

Today is Wednesday! And today, I will be sharing the meals I’m having for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

BREAKFAST

Today for breakfast, I will be having my “Sunbutter Chocolate Smoothie“. A good morning drink to wake you up and give you energy!

This smoothie is one of my all time favorite breakfast’s. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! 😉

😋😋😋

LUNCH

My favorite meal of the day would have to be lunch! Lunch is savory. I love savory foods! Although, I love sweets as well.

Anyway, today for lunch I am having my “Grilled Cheese and Chicken Sandwich“. I love cheese and chicken, so it’s the perfect combination!!

🤤🤤🤤

I’m Bored

It’s 2:00 and I have nothing to do. 😦

My brother’s coming home from school in half-an-hour, Jiu Jitsu starts at 4:00, and I am all done with school, (in case you forgot I am homeschooled).

Light bulb💡! I have an idea! I am going to go paint. When I come back in 20-30 minutes I will show you what I made! 🙂

😍😍😍

Here it is! It’s a beauty, isn’t it? Sometime next week, I will make a post on how to create this painting. So, look out for that!

DINNER

Tonight, I have church right after Jiu Jitsu. So, my mom packs me a little dinner for me to eat in the car before church starts. That dinner is Chicken Salad!! (the recipe for this is down below).

Ingredients

2 Tbsp mayo

1/4 tsp turmeric

A few dashes salt

Cut up chicken (there is no exact amount)

1 piece of sourdough bread (optional)

There’s not a lot because my baby sister ate most of it. It still looks good though, doesn’t it? You could get a piece of bread and plop the salad on there if you wish!

I like it that way the most.

I hope you enjoyed my meals of What I Ate Wednesday!!! 🙃😃😄

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday

How to Make Crispy Sourdough Croutons

I love croutons! It brings a lot of interest into the Caesar salad.

When I make it with my moms yogurt ranch, it makes me love this Caesar salad even more!

FUN FACT: Back then, I hated salad! I don’t know how, but I did. Crazy, right?

Anyway, here are the ingredients and instructions for these delicious croutons!

Ingredients

2 slices sourdough bread

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut up the bread into cubes on cutting board.

Place the cubes on sheet pan.

Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil on bread.

Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt over toast, and mix with hands.

Mix until all cubes are covered.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

Take out and ENJOY!

Sunbutter Cookie For One

I love this recipe! It is quick and easy. It has only 7 ingredients!

Why are we talking when we could be baking?

Here are the ingredients and instructions to this mouth- watering cookie!

Ingredients

3 Tbsp oat flour

1 Tbsp sunbutter

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 Tbsp milk (of your choice)

1/8 tsp baking soda

A dash salt

Chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

Mix the dry ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients one by one.

Stir all together, and place on parchment paper.

Place the parchment paper on pan, and set the oven at 350 degrees.

Set a timer for 12 minutes.

Once done, take it out of the oven, and ENJOY!

Shared with: Meal Plan Monday, Fiesta Friday, Home Matters Linky Party, Weekend Potluck, and Create,Bake,Grow, and Gather

Chocolate Mug Cake For One

Did you know this recipe was originally a big birthday cake? Well, it was! I changed this recipe to a delicious, lower sugar, chocolate mug cake! I love it! It’s the best mug cake I have ever made! The frosting is also delicious!!

Here are the ingredients and instructions to making this delicious cake!

Ingredients

Batter

1 Tbsp soft butter

1 Tbsp brown coconut sugar

1 large egg

1/4 cup oat flour

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

A pinch salt

1 Tbsp Greek yogurt

5 drops stevia

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp room temperate water

1/4 tsp vinegar

Frosting

3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 Tbsp butter

1/4 tsp vanilla

4 drops stevia

Instructions

Batter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl (butter, egg, water, vanilla, stevia, and yogurt).

Add the sugar, flour, and cocoa.

Mix altogether slowly.

Add the baking soda, mix in.

Add the vinegar last, so that it can be nice and fluffy.

Oil a 8-10 ounce mug or ramekin.

Pour batter into the mug or ramekin.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until done.

Frosting

Place butter in a saucepan at low heat.

Once it’s melted, add the vanilla and stevia.

Last but not least, add the chocolate chips.

Mix at all times so that it doesn’t burn.

Once it’s all melted, take off the burner and let cool.

Pour the frosting over the cake and enjoy!!

Shared with: Meal Plan Monday, Busy Monday, Fiesta Friday, and Inspire Me Monday

Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was originally made by my mom. Her version was called Barley Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies. I decided to change up the recipe by adding different flours, pumpkin, etc.

Here are the ingredients and instructions.

Ingredients

6 Tbsp soften butter

2 Tbsp pumpkin puree

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup oat flour

1 large egg

A dash pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

In large bowl, beat together the butter, pumpkin, and sugar until combined.

Whisk in egg and vanilla until smooth.

Add in flour, salt, and baking soda.

Continue stirring until well combined.

Stir in chocolate.

Chill dough in freezer for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll the dough into 12 equal-sized balls, and place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; no need to flatten.

Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes. They may still appear to be undercooked when they come out, but this is alright.

Let them sit and cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.

Now, let’s dig in! Enjoy!

Shared with: What’s For Dinner?, Meal Plan Monday, and Busy Monday

Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats

Halloween is almost here! Why not celebrate it with a new recipe? My pumpkin rice crispy treats are the best treat I have ever had! You get a slight hint of pumpkin, and you can just taste the Fall.

This recipe is not complicated whatsoever! It’s just 4 ingredients! Here are the ingredients and directions on how to make this gooey treat!

Ingredients

4 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp pumpkin puree

10 oz marshmallows

4 cups Crisp Rice cereal

Instructions

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Don’t stir.

Once the butter is all melted, stir in the 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree. Then, add the marshmallows. (If you are using jumbo sized marshmallows, cut them up so that they melt faster.)

Stir at all times until melted.

Once it’s melted, stir in the 4 cups of cereal. Mix and cover every last piece of cereal.

Once it is all mixed, press into 9 x 13 inch baking dish that is well-buttered.

Let it cool in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy! 🙂

P.S. If you would like to see the video on this recipe, press this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da7eATr92GU

Shared with: Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday, Create, Bake, Grow, and Gather, Fiesta Friday, Meal Plan Monday, and Inspire Me Monday

How To Paint Peppa Pig

My baby sister (Mckaela) loves Peppa Pig! It’s her favorite TV show. In fact, every time I turn it the TV off, when Peppa is on, she throws the biggest fit!

I figured it would be a perfect idea for a painting, and it was!

Here are the instructions on how to paint this cartoon!

  1. Paint the background teal.
  2. Once it has dried, paint the head a light pink.
  3. At the end of the nose, paint a oval using dark pink paint.
  4. Then, outline the whole head with that same color.
  5. Once you are done with that, paint the dress red, at the bottom of the head.
  6. Paint 2 thin, light pink lines for the legs at the bottom of the dress.
  7. Add an arm on both sides of the dress.
  8. Paint a light pink tail on the right side as well.
  9. Back to the face, paint 2 white circles for the eyes.
  10. Below the eyes, on the right side, paint the cheek by using a dark pink.
  11. Paint 2 halves of an oval at the top of the head for the ears. Then trace it with a dark pink.
  12. Once the eyes have dried, paint a black pupil in the center, and thinly trace it with a dark pink.
  13. Paint a red mouth.
  14. Paint 2 black holes on the nose for the nostrils.

Now that you are done, enjoy your painting!!

Shared with: Home Matters

The Best Guacamole Ever!

I LOVE avocados!!!

They are my favorite fruit. And yes, they are a fruit! Weird right? Here is an easy recipe on how to make the best guacamole ever!!

Ingredients

1/2 avocado

A clove of garlic, finely chopped

6 dashes salt

1/4 tsp lime juice

Instructions

Once you scoop 1/2 an avocado in a bowl, mash it up with a fork.

Add 6 dashes of salt, a 1/4 teaspoon of lime juice, and a garlic clove that is finely chopped.

Mix the ingredients

Add some salsa and chips to the side and your meal is complete!

Enjoy!!😉

If you would like to see the video of this recipe, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D3ocf5FYKY

Shared with: Full Plate Thursday, What’s For Dinner?, Busy Monday, Fiesta Friday, and Inspire Me Monday

The Tournament

Yesterday, I got to be at my very first Jiu-Jitsu tournament! It was so exciting! It was quite interesting. I didn’t win a medal, and I will tell you the reason after I share the good news on what my siblings got.

Natalie got 1st place! Down below is a picture of her beautiful medal!

Sammy got 3rd place. He had to go against kids 10-15 pounds heavier than him! A picture of his medal is also down below.

Here is why I did not get a medal. Everything was going great! I was hanging out with my friends and warming up on a separate mat where you get ready for fighting. Then, I hear my coach say it’s time to go. 15 minutes before I fight, I have to weigh-in. When I weighed in, I was over weight by a pound and a half. I tried everything! I took off my rash guard, I went to the bathroom, anything to lose that weight. I stepped on the scale again, but I was still 5 ounces over. Then, I realized it was my gi adding the extra weight. The people that worked there were so nice, they let me have 2 fights, but I didn’t get to fight for a medal.

My first fight was outstanding! My coach was so impressed on how well I did! The score was 7-0. I had 7 points, the other girl had 0! We said good job at the end of the fight, and then got off the mat to take a 3 minute break.

My next competitor was some one who was very good! When we started the fight, she pulled guard. It was so hard to get out of it! In fact, during the whole match I stayed in that position. At the end of the match, the score was 0-0. The referee gave it to the other girl because she pulled guard first.🙄 They should have had us do a do-over.

That was my last fight. I was so upset about what had happened at the weigh-in. That was the worst part of the tournament. The best part was winning that first match. I left that building feeling sad, but then happy that I went. I can’t wait for the next tournament!

Fun Fact: If I was an ounce over my weight, I still wouldn’t get to fight.😱

Here is Natalie’s golden metal!
Here is Sammy’s bronze metal!