Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

With all my crappity crap mouth surgeries lately, I’ve been eating a lot of my meals through a straw. Good thing I love soup and smoothies. Speaking of smoothies, when that’s a staple in your daily diet, you start to experiment and come up with some fun varieties. The recipe below is one of my simple favorites!

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Ingredients

1  banana, peeled and chopped
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
6 oz vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup milk {I used 2%}
1 tablespoon sweetener {I used agave, but you can use honey, sugar or whatever your little heart desires}
1/2 cup ice cubes

Directions

Throw all ingredients into a blender {I use my Blendtec} and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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Free Kindle Books, Nail Art, Satin Sheets, Workout DVD’s, Colgate Coupon, Kitchen Deals, Kindle Covers

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blowing leaves off a roofNow I’m no expert when it comes to blowing pine needles and leaves off a 2 story roof, but I’m pretty sure tying your buddy to the end of a rope and giving him a leaf blower and hoping for the best probably isn’t the smartest idea on the planet. But what do I know, I’m just a housewife.

Ahh yes, Gladys Kravitz would be outraged!

Happy Sunday everyone, and GO HAWKS!!!!!

Mavis

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Mavis Mail – Send Me Your Tips, Tricks, Pics, and Recipes For a Chance to Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card

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chickens isle of man{Betty & Margo, 2 hens on the Isle of Man sent in by reader Angie from The Cinnamon Coach}

I love to get mail from my readers. Lately, I’ve been getting some pretty awesome pictures, recipes, gardening stories and chicken goodness in the mail.  And you know what I’ve decided?  My readers are so fun and wise, I should ask for their help.  So, as things start to get busier out in the garden, I would like to feature some of your ideas to help ease the load. I can’t do it alone–I neeeeed you!

garden isle of man{I vote we all move to the Isle of Man and live with Angie. Her children are all grown and I’m sure we could help out around her place in exchange for seeing that awesome view every day.}

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts – Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.
  • Garage Sale, Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving pictures and the stories behind the treasures you found including how much you paid for them.

If I feature your pictures and the stories behind them on One Hundred Dollars a Month, I will send you a $20.00 gift card to the greatest store in the world: Amazon.com {take some deep breaths and contain your excitement}.

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Things to keep in mind when you send me your stuff:

  1. I have major OCD. You do not have to be a professional photographer, but your photos do need to be clear and well lit or I won’t be able to use them.
  2. All photos must be original, and they must have been taken by YOU.
  3. I won’t be able to use or get back to everyone–but just assume that whatever you sent in was awesome.
  4. Be sure to include a little information about yourself, like how long you’ve been gardening, raising chickens, ect. Also, please include your name and what state or country you are from.
  5. If you have a blog and would like me to link back to it, please let me know, I’d be happy too.
  6. Ideally I’d prefer about 5 pictures per submission, so the more the merrier just in case I do not select them all.

Okay, peeps, that about covers it. Whether you submit something or not, thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting, leaving comments, and sending me emails. I could have never imagined when I started this blog back in 2009 it would have turned into what it is today. You.Are.Awesome.

~Mavis

Send your garden, and chicken related pictures with stories via email to onehundreddollarsamonth @ gmail.com {remove the spaces} and be sure and put Mavis Mail in the subject line. Thank you. I’m looking forward to your submissions.

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights

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Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great weekend!

Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – Euphoria

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Tonight The Girl and I are going to watch Euphoria.  It’s a documentary that popped up on my suggestions list on Amazon Prime.  It’s about our pursuit of happiness–and whether or not it’s working, or even possible.  It’s kind of an interesting premise, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.  Plus, it’s FREE on Prime, so I am really not out anything.

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Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

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Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

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10 Helpful Cold Weather Survival Tips

Cold Weather Survival Tips

Cold Weather Survival Tips

Did you read about that family in Nevada that survived for 2 days out in the cold after a car accident?  They wouldn’t have made it if they had not had used ingenious survival techniques.  Their story is a really good reminder that you just never know what life is going to deliver and a little preparation  goes a long way.

Here’s 10 quick tips to keep in mind, should you ever need to survive in the cold unexpectedly:

  1. The easiest way to remember the basics is to remember C.O.L.D.  First, the C:  Clothing clean.  Keep you clothes clean.  Clothes caked in dirt or grease lost their insulation value.  Plus, if you are going to be out there any length of time, dirty clothes will become a sanitation issue.
  2. O:  Overheating.  Avoid overheating.  When you get too hot, you start to sweat.  Your clothes will become damp and you will lose valuable water.  Try to dress in lots of layers during the winter.  This will allow you to shed and add clothing as needed.
  3. L:  Loose and layers.  I know it already mentioned it, but loose layers of clothing allow you to regulate temperature as well as potentially share layers with others.
  4. D:  Dry.  Keep dry.  Getting wet is a gateway to trouble.  Find a place to stay dry, whether it is in a car, or under a makeshift shelter.
  5. Put a basic survival kit in your car.  Put everything into a metal coffee can {that way, you will have a dry place to build a fire, if you need to}.  Include matches, paper, a small first aid kit, knife {or multi-tool}, snacks, and bottled water.  I always keep a blanket in the back of my car {mostly to cover up with at kids sporting events, but it could really come in handy as a layer of insulation, in an emergency situation.
  6. Keep top and bottom warm.  Wear a hat, or create a head covering and make sure your feet stay warm.
  7. ALWAYS tell someone where you are going.  If you are headed out for a hike or driving to Aunt Margie’s house, make sure to let someone know.  It’s pretty hard to rescue you if you don’t know where to look.
  8. Follow the rule of 3.  In any extreme environment, you have 3 hours to find shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.
  9. Keep snow boots in the car at all times during the winter. Even if you have something as silly as a flat tire, you will want to slip them on.
  10. Never, never, never leave the house without a coat at least in hand.  Get in the habit of bringing it, even if you are just running down to the corner store.

Have you ever needed to use any of these tips?  What other tips do you have for surviving the cold weather, if  you suddenly needed to?

~Mavis

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The Slowest Day Ever

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Yesterday was the slowest day ever.

I woke up at 2:30 am to the sound of a drunken squirrel running back and forth on our roof. I’m not sure what time the nut bar closes but holy cow, that crazy squirrel must have ran across our roof at least 50 times  before settling down for the night.

And as expected, I couldn’t get back to sleep.

And then the rest of the day just dragged on from there.

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Lucy Puggle lounged around all day moving between her lion chair and the couch.

I went to the Home Depot to pick up some paint and grabbed a new succulent for my terrariumgrass in rocks

And then I pretty much spent the rest of the day out front removing all the overgrown grass from the rocks. Well, on one side of the yard at least. Today I’m going to attempt to get the other side done. And then hide the seed spreader so the HH can’t go crazy with it again this summer.

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Then, for the grand finale, I tossed some vegetables in a pan, threw a chicken on top, set the timer and then told the kids to take it out and feed themselves when the timer went off.

Then crawled into bed at 6pm.

The end.

That’s it. The slowest day ever.

~Mavis

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Cuisinart Immersion Blenders, Bobbins, Grocery Deals, Free Credit Report, Heirloom Tomato Seed Collection and More

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mornings with mavisHappy Friday everyone!

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for the weekend. The Seahawks are playing on Sunday so that means we’ve got to get all our weekend chores done tomorrow so we can hang out and watch the game.

What are your plans for this weekend? Do you have anything cool planned?

Stay awesome,

Mavis

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