How I Blog

I get lots of questions about blogging from readers and friends. So I thought I would highlight some of the services I’m using to blog and help me make Grassfed Mama happen.

1) WordPress

I love using WordPress. I find it pretty easy to use with plug ins. I needed a little help initially figuring out how to write and publish posts. Adam, my husband, got me started with using WordPress. I was using the WordPress free site initially. Adam was able to transfer everything over to this self hosted version.

2) Bluehost

Bluehost is a great hosting company. I haven’t had any issues with service with them. We have 3 blogs that they host for one fee. My site has only gone down once and it was back up and running in about 2 hours (everyone went down on New Years Eve). read more

Social Media Link Up! Party #20

MMM (Social Media) Link up Party #20

Social Media

Welcome to MMM Social Media Link up party! We will be holding this on the first Monday of each month. The rest of the month we will keep our regular MMM link up party where you can link up your actual blog posts.If you would like to be a co-host for the social media link up please send a message to adventuresinmindfulcooking@gmail.com

Some simple rules for this link up!

1. Follow one or more my social medias.

Do that here- Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Twitter / Google+

(let me know which in the comments so I can make sure to follow you back!) read more

First Sewing Project for Annaleigh – Easy Burp Cloth

Since the obvious first thing to do when you find out you are having a girl is to go shopping or make something… I decided to try the latter. I am by no means great at sewing. I do have a serger that makes a lot of projects easier.

English: A Brother overlock serger machine.

I am very timid when it comes to starting a project by myself with no previous instructions (maybe fear of failure???). I saw on Pinterest some very easy burp cloth tutorials that I figured I could probably try with little disappointment.

I had some flannel material I bought on sale probably a year ago with no idea what to do with it. I have plenty of blankets left over from Aidalyn, so Annaleigh is probably okay in that department – she will also be a summer baby and won’t need as heavy blankets as Aidalyn. So a burp cloth it was! read more

Pinterest linky day!

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

It is absolutely beautiful up here in Virginia. Fall is my favorite time of year for baking and cooking. I love fall soups and chilies. I love warm baked apple dishes – YUM!

The leaves are just turning shades of reds, purples, oranges, yellow – what a masterpiece! We will take a trip soon to Skyline Drive to check them all out in the mountains (about a 2 hour drive).

I’m also trying to get my momma cap on and do some creative fall crafts with Aidalyn. Maybe a leaf scavenger hunt! read more

Baking With Coconut flour

low carb, low sugar, stevia

Baking with Coconut Flour 

Baking with coconut flour can be a great way to eat low carb, grain free and keep all your favorite breads and cakes in your diet. 

We’ve already talked about how great coconut oil is:

increasing metabolism, supporting immune system, promoting the absorption of vitamins, detoxing the body, promoting healthy cholesterol and heart health. Now we are going to talk about all those great benefits in a flour: Coconut flour.

 

Our bodies don’t tolerate grains very well (wheat, barley, oats…). They are filled with phytates that bind to minerals in our bodies like magnesium. This overtime can leave us deficient in vitamins and minerals. You can soak your grains to help reduce the phytates, but it may be easier to incorporate more grain free foods into your diet. read more