Friday Ramblings

Happy Friday Friends!

Wow. We made it! What a week it’s been. Sorry for the short blogging hiatus the past few days.

I headed up to North Carolina for work Tuesday morning and started that day with a sore throat, headache and feverish feeling. Wednesday it grew into a full blown fever, body aches and even worse sore throat. So instead of helping my team with meeting preparations I spent the rest of the day sleeping it off in my hotel room. Thank goodness for a good, local deli near our hotel for soup and grilled cheese! Also lots and lots of tea and REST. I wouldn’t be on the mend if it wasn’t for completely resting my body.

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I had lots of fun blog posts planned for this week but those will have to wait. I just didn’t have the energy to pull them together!

I’m finally starting to feel better and arrived home last night to a fun delivery from Spectrum. I’m partnering with them to show you an array of home organizational products and how I’m planning to use them. Stay tuned for that!

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Five things I’m looking forward to:

1. Kicking this sick bug once and for all before next week.

2. B’s family Christmas tomorrow!

3. B and I celebrating our Christmas this weekend.

4. My company Christmas party today!

5. MY FAMILY ARRIVES IN 3 DAYS! Woo Hoo!

Busy busy busy!

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

I’ll catch ya Sunday! XOXO

 

Clean Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

The perfect clean treat for the holidays made with only 4 ingredients; coconut oil, honey, cocoa powder and peppermint! The coconut oil helps keep the bark together when it’s frozen but melts in your mouth as you take your first bite!

Clean Chocolate Peppermint Bark via Britt's Blurbs #recipe #cleantreats

Currently your body (and mind for that matter) is in Christmas overload. Especially when it comes to the holiday sweets.. cookies, cookies and more cookies, holiday candies, baked goods and specialty treats! My sweet tooth is so happy but my belly and the bloat is not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about balance and enjoying some holiday treats you wouldn’t normally have year-round. However, it’s always good to go with “healthier” options when possible! Something that’s not completely loaded down with sugar, butter and fat.

That’s where this fantastic, God’s gift to foodies product comes into play… Coconut Oil. I swear it’s a super-food that’s good for everything! Not only in cooking, sauteing or baking but for moisturizing your face and body, hydrating your hair or cleaning your teeth!

One of my favorite clean sweet treats is to mix together melted coconut oil, peanut butter and honey and pour into little muffin liners then freeze. It’s the perfect homemade peanut butter cup!

I basically took that same concept and turned it into a festive holiday treat! Minus the peanut butter of course… although that could be interesting for those who dare!

Clean Chocolate Peppermint Bark

by Brittany @ Britt’s Blurbs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients One baking sheet size (break into pieces)

  • 2 1/2 cups melted organic coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • 10 candy canes- smashed and broken into pieces

Instructions

Pour the melted coconut oil into a big mixing bowl.

Stir in the cocoa powder and honey.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour the chocolate mix into the baking sheet.

Put in the freeze for 2 minutes to get the bottom to slightly harden.

Sprinkle the candy cane pieces onto the top.

Place back into the freezer for at least 30 minutes or until bark is completely hard.

Cut the bark into pieces.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge to prevent the coconut oil from melting.

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** You could add a few drops of natural peppermint extract to the mix if you’d like to enhance the peppermint flavor

**Also, make sure to keep these cool as the coconut oil melts easily when warm!

Clean Chocolate Peppermint Bark via Britt's Blurbs #recipe #cleantreats

These make the perfect gift for neighbors, coworkers or friends! They’re free of many harsh ingredients making them ideal for those with certain allergies, those who are vegan or those who are gluten free!

Enjoy!!