CNN is FAKE NEWS

I have been rather remiss lately- and a little behind the times the last few weeks. Busy, busy. I wanted to share the latest Project Veritas videos. For those that are not familiar with Project Veritas- they came out with a great piece on the corruption of the DNC. I would highly encourage you to watch these. This new series exposes CNN and their admission that the Russia thing is a great big “nothing burger”- just ask Van Jones. Hilarious, corrupt, disgusting, mouthpiece of the media- a few thoughts that come to mind. The best part is his pathetic, back tracking response on CNN. Own it Van- you said it. While I am at it, let’s call out google too. When you google “Van Jones Nothing Burger”, the top stories are all just calling it a hoax. It’s not a hoax when someone says it- does it matter that he didn’t know that he was being filmed? I think not.We know that Google is in bed with MSM, so I digress…. What do you think? Please share.

Here are the links to the videos.

 

 

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Pick Me Up Tunes for the Weekend

The week has been long and was needing a little “rah rah” this morning on my way in to work. When Monday rolls around, I will take my own advice and listen to this playlist again! Have a fabulous weekend!

 

Mom’s Mammoth Peanut Butter Cups

Who doesn’t love the combination of creamy peanut butter and chocolate? I made these behemoths last weekend to be a healthier version of this delicious combination. This recipe made 6, you could certainly make 12 if you are not wanting them to be so huge! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of enjoy life vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of all natural peanut butter or any nut butter of choice
  • 1 +1 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of chilled coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • coconut oil spray

Instructions

  1. Overnight, chill 1 can of coconut milk. The creme will rise to the top and be easy to scoop.
  2. Line a muffin pay with your favorite liners. Spray the liners with coconut oil spray.
  3. Melt bag of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until fully melted.
  4. Pour a layer of chocolate into each of your muffin liners. Reserve the remaining chocolate for top layer.
  5. Melt the jar of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and coconut cream. Microwave for 30 second, stir, repeat until fully melted. Add the 3 tablespoons of honey. Stir until evenly mixed.
  6. Scoop a layer of the peanut butter mix into each muffin liner, placing gently on top of the chocolate later.
  7. Pour remaining layer of chocolate over the peanut butter mix.
  8. Place in freezer for 2 hours. Thaw and serve. Place any remaining peanut butter cups into the refrigerator.
Mom’s Mammoth Peanut Butter Cups

Shooter attacking GOP baseball practice was a Liberal and Bernie Supporter

Interested in the identity of the GOP Softball shooter? That’s right folks: he is a liberal Bernie Supporter. See the screen shots below. James T. Hodgkinson- 66 years of age of Illinois. On March 22 he wrote “Trump is a Traitor. Trump has destroyed our democracy. It is Time to destroy Trump &CO”.  Do you think this information will be all over CNN, MSN, or any other mainstream media? I think not. So far the only mention I can see on CNN is his name and that he was killed. Should this have been the reverse scenario- this story would be SPUN completely different. I find it ironic that the left always talks about gun control, but commits the gun violence.  SHARE THIS on your social media- Let the TRUTH be known. Rep. Scalise, you are in my thoughts for a speedy recovery.

 

Entry One: The Sham of the Clinton Foundation

I though it would be interesting to look at a donor list for the Clinton Foundation and as I suspected… wait for it… it was interesting! Those that know me, know I am by no means a fan of the Clinton Regime.  As I started to weed my way through the list, one of the larger donors to the foundation is Tracfone Inc. So large, they are listed on the same page as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (that is a different post for a different day). According the Clinton Foundation, Tracfone, Inc. has donated between 10-25 million dollars. Immediately, I think to myself why would Tracfone, Inc donate so much to the Clinton Foundation…aren’t they the makers of the wireless pay as you go plan? My first thought- wow how can they afford to donate so much and what is their alternative motive in donating that money. It is no surprise that by donating to the Clinton Foundation you receive a “get into DC pass” for free. So I decided to do a little research….

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-donors-lobbied-feds-to-create-new-government-programs-that-enriched-them/article/2560476

So we have all heard of the “Obamaphone” right…. you know that phone that is given to people that supposedly could not afford to have a phone? Side note: I used to own a business in a very economically depressed part of a city. I saw FIRST HAND many of my patrons have two cell phones. One was a pay-as-you-go phone and the other a nicer, new than mine, iPhone.  I asked a group of customers, why everyone has two cell phones. Laughter ensued, along with the explanation that one was their free phone that the government gave them and the other was their own phone. So bleeding hearts- don’t tell me people don’t abuse the “system”. I call bogus. I digress…

So, basically the down and dirty on Tracphone is that they became the primary beneficiary of the federal “Obamaphone” program. TracFone even successfully lobbied the Federal Communications Commision to expand the Obamaphone program into computers and high-end phones with luxury data plans. TracFone marketed these programs to encourage people to take advantage of this program. Here is the real kick in the face- the government actually paid TracFone $9 per month per phone, for a plan similar to one that TracFone offers to the public for $7. I know this isn’t earth shattering news, that the government overpaid for something, but I find this sort of collaboration to be nauseating.  By crunching some hypothetical numbers, I will now make your head spin quicker than a tilt-a-whirl! Let’s say that TracFone has half the share of the program, which would be roughly 6 million Obamaphone users at $9 a pop- that is is $54 million dollars a month!  CLAP. CLAP. CLAP. CLAP. TracFone what a smart investment you made in your “charitable” contribution to the Clinton Foundation. You more than made up for your contribution. There is not coincidence that by giving a HUGE chunk of change to the Clinton Foundation- you become the largest benefactor a government program that services 13 million American’s a year. 

Does this annoy you? Make you angry? Then please share.. More to come…

Summer Spritzer Cocktail

Looking for a lower calorie cocktail that actually tastes good? Try this summer spritzer. It was the perfect end to the work week! I made this as a layered drink, so that it will look pretty. You can certainly skip a couple steps if your motto is “give me the booze and nobody gets hurt!”.  The main ingredient in the drink is sparkling water. If you are new to Paleo/Whole30 living- this may not taste as good to you, as it does to me. Once you kick your dependency on sugar- you will find that sparkling water is actually good! You can use any flavor of sparking water (zero calories and no sweetener), I chose orange to compliment the peach vodka. You can also skip the orange juice if you are really trying to be good on your dietary journey! I just needed a little sweetness this week! 🙂

Ingredients

  • Orange Juice
  • Peach Vodka
  • Orange/Tangerine flavor Sparkling Water
  • Mandarin Orange Slice

Directions

  1. Fill your glass 1/3 the way full with orange juice.
  2. Add enough ice to rise above the orange juice. This is important if you want the layered look.
  3. Using the ice as a buffer, very slowly pour in a shot of Peach Vodka. If you pour slow, your vodka will sit above the juice.
  4. Last slowly, pour in your sparkling water.
  5. Admire the beauty, serve and swirl!
Summer Spritzer

Whole30 Sausage Skillet

“…Don’t want none, unless you got buns hun”…apparently Sir Mix-A-Lot has not tried this  fabulous bun-less skillet! I love a good sausage hoagie smothered in peppers- in my world it’s a fair food staple.  I somehow always justify that it is healthy, since it has veggies on top 🙂

I decided to recreate this masterpiece to be a little more health contentious and follow the guidelines of Whole30.  Store bought sausages can be tricky- if you are sticking to the rules of Whole30. I only buy uncured meats that are very minimally processed- always being “no nitrate”. I found some delicious Hot Italian Chicken Sausage at Aldi- that meets this requirement. You can use your favorite brand of pre-cooked sausage.

Whole30 Sausage Skillet Ingredient List

  • 2 packs of your favorite compliant, fully cooked sausage.
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 package of sliced mini portabella mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of finely diced cilantro (either fresh or dehydrated)
  • 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder

Directions

  1. Chop your sausage into bite size pieces. Chop your peppers and mushrooms into strips.
  2. Add Olive oil to the frying pan to coat. Add all ingredients to frying pan and saute over medium heat. Stirring often to avoid burning.
  3. Cook until veggies are fork tender and sausage has a nice brown glaze.
  4. Serve immediately.
Sausage skillet
Whole30 Sausage Skillet

Blue Whale Challenge- Scary Facts about Teen Suicide

Over the weekend we watched a very honest Netflix Mini Series titled “13 Reasons Why” , based on the novel written by Jay Asher. I have not read the book and I am only basing my thoughts on what was watched. I have not navigated the teen years yet with my child and will take any guidance and help that is provided by my peers and family. With that all said- I feel that this series in important to watch as a parent, regardless of the age of your children. It created open conversation between my husband and I of our fears and anxieties of raising a child in a very different landscape than we had as children and teenagers. As children of the 80’s and 90’s, we have no point of reference of living under social media. We plain old did not have this pressure as a teenager, so therefore it is hard to understand it and relate to it, when it comes to parenting our children. Let’s think about it- scrutiny and judgement are constants in the life of teenagers. When we were kids this judgement was really only upon us when we walked into the school doors, or onto the ball court, or at the mall. Home was a safe space, where we could escape being under the constant eye of our peers. We didn’t have to worry about a photo of us that may not be flattering or inappropriate circling the entire school in a matter of minutes.  Rumors were spread through word of mouth and through all night telephone calls- peer to peer. Now rumors are spread to the entire world in a second via outlets like Facebook or Twitter.  Let’s be real- kids can be downright cruel to each other without the capability of really understanding how their actions can affect the emotions and wellbeing of their peers. Science tells us the frontal lobe of teenagers is still a work in progress. While adults can use rational processes when making decisions, teens are not equipped to think through things the same way. 

 

I received an email today about a new very dangerous game called the Blue Whale Challenge. I had heard about this before in passing, but really didn’t think to read about it, until now.  So why is it called the Blue Whale Challenge? It has this name because whales will often beach themselves and then ultimately die. This game seeks out at risk or vulnerable youth via social media outlets and can be downloaded as an app on mobile devices (it is my understanding that google and apple have banned this app-  but it can still be found). This game takes place over a course of 50 days with the intent of the gamer to complete certain tasks during a 50 day duration. Each gamer is assigned an administrator that gives them tasks to complete. The tasks start out somewhat harmless to include things like watching certain horror movies, listening to certain songs, and waking up at odd hours of the night. The tasks become increasingly malicious to include self-harm, taking foolish risks like standing on roof tops, and trying drugs and alcohol. Gamer’s then show proof of their actions to their administrator. The end goal of the game is to commit suicide on the 50th day. Teens that may get cold feet playing the game are often cyber bullied by their administrator and then threaten the gamer to leak personal information or to even harm their family members.  This game is gaining notoriety around the world and it is feared in Russia that this game has lead to the suicide of 130 teenagers. The inventor of this sick game is Philipp Budeikin and he is being held on charges for inciting at least 16 schoolgirls to kill themselves. He told police that he thinks of the victims as “biological waste” and he was “cleansing society”. This level of disregard and cruelty is terrifying, but is also so frightening that our kids are so mind controlled to think that committing suicide is a cool or a viable way to express emotions.

 

Here are the facts on teen suicide. Suicide rates among American Youth is at an all-time high and is the 2nd leading cause of death among American Youth aged 10-24. Take a moment, let that sink in. More American youth die by suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. The rate of suicide among girls aged 10-14 years has more than tripled in the last few years. If this does not wake YOU up, I don’t know what will.

 

Our children need us involved in their daily lives. Our children need us to ask the hard questions. Our children need us to limit their social media/smart phone use. Our children need us to make time for them, to listen to them, to take them places, eat dinner with them, and show them how to become a productive part of society. Our children need us to put down our devices and lead by example. Everyone is so busy these days juggling work, finances, sports, our own social media addition and it has become way easier to hand our kids the phone or not argue with our teens over the privilege of having an iPhone. I want to encourage you to monitor your children’s online activity and talk to them about suicide and this game.  Just as sex education should not be a taboo conversation with children, neither should suicide prevention. We have to open doors to children and allow them the opportunity to communicate not only their victories but their worries, strife, struggles and anger- as strange or as silly as their problems may seem to us, they are important to them.

 

My challenge to you: put your device down, put your adult concerns aside and talk to your teen tonight about suicide and the Blue Whale Challenge. If this post can create one conversation between parent and child, I will have done my job as a mother, daughter and aunt . If you feel your child or someone you know may be at risk contact the Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1-800-273-8255 or visit The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 

Perfect Whole30 Potato Salad

Summer is almost officially here! With my favorite season of the year, comes backyard BBQ’s and picnics galore. Who doesn’t love creamy potato salad at all these fun family functions? I wanted to come up with a Whole30 recipe that is both easy and a great healthy alternative to this backyard staple.

Perfect Whole30 Potato Salad Ingredient List

  • 3-5 pounds of Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 jar of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo
  • 1/3 cup of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, diced into small pieces
  • 3 cooked pieces of bacon, diced into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of bacon grease
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of celery flake
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Directions

  1. Chunk and boil the potatoes, leaving the skins intact. Boil until fork tender and allow to cool completely.
  2. Cook 3 strips of bacon, dice and reserve the bacon grease for later.
  3. Once potatoes are cool, dice into bite size pieces.
  4. In a very large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients listed above. Be sure to fully combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Enjoy!

You can always adjust the tastes according to your preferences- some people like it a little heavier on the mustard or salt! Happy Cooking!

Potato Salad Distance
Perfect Whole30 Potato Salad