Loaded String Beans

We had these last Sunday for dinner and they were super yummy and as usual very easy to make.

1 pound string beans  Image

4 or 5 slices of bacon

2 cloves garlic

1/2 a small onion (1/4 cup chopped)

EVOO, salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  While the oven is preheating you will cook the bacon, onions and garlic on the stove.  I used cooking shears to cut the bacon into smaller pieces.  Once the bacon is partially cooked and some fat has rendered out add your onions and garlic and continue cooking.  When it’s all set pour it over top of your string beans in a baking pan.  Drizzle some EVOO and salt and pepper to taste and give it a quick toss with your hands.  Cover with foil and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the string beans are soft.

Hope you enjoy them and as always have fun!

Spending the day with Pamela

Today I am guest posting over at Pamela’s Heavenly Treats!  I was fortunate enough to meet Pamela last spring when I began blogging and we have been chatting it up since!  Please head on over to her blog and check out my Sweetheart Cupcakes and all over her fabulous recipes! 


Yogurt Melts


Yesterday the girls and I tried out a recipe that I have seen Pinterest a few times and as usual we added our own twist to it!  One of McKenzie’s favorite things to eat is yogurt so she was in her glory!  Here’s the quick and easy to follow recipe!

What you will need

Your favorite yogurt

A gallon sized freezer bag

Pair of scissors

Cookie sheet or silicone ice cube tray

We have these cute heart shaped ice cube trays, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and since I’m super girly we used these.  You can use a cookie sheet or any silicone ice cube tray.


I spooned about a cup of yogurt into a gallon sized freezer bag and snipped one of the bottom corners.  We filled each heart to the top and gave a little shake to get the air bubbles out.  If you are using a cookie sheet then make dots (about a tablespoons worth) on your cookie sheet.  Once we were filled and bubble free we popped it into the freezer and let it set for about two hours!  The girls helped me pop them out and had them for an afternoon snack.  If you have some leftover store them in the freezer or they will melt.  As always have fun and enjoy!




And it’s only Tuesday!

Today is only Tuesday and this is shaping up to be a fantastic week, where to begin?  My LLC confirmation finally came in the mail, as of September 9, 2012 Labor of Love is an official LLC!  Woo Hoo!  I literally did the happy dance at the mailbox which I’m sure was quite entertaining for my neighbors.  Once I received the paperwork I applied for an EIN which is like your business’s social security number.  Yet another huge step!

I’m so excited to announce the Grand Opening of an amazing new business TULA, Family Enrichment Center!  One of my bestest friends has been working so hard to put this together and has done a remarkable job, I couldn’t be prouder of her!  Please check them out!

I had a great prenatal appointment earlier today.  It’s so much fun to meet new couples and talk babies, bellies and everything else!  Here’s to hoping for a signed contract and being a part of bringing a beautiful baby into this world!

I got my 1st fix on Saturday!  StitchFix that is, ha ha!  I could not have been more excited to open that box.  I liked most of the items in my box but only decided to keep one.  I really like the some of the smaller things.  For example, attached to each clothing item was a tag that had  the item pictured in two different outfits, similar to Polyvore.  Also, each item had a handwritten tag from my stylist!  I have a feeling this company is going to very well.

I perfected my paleo coconut and mint chocolate chip cookies recipe.  We made another batch last week and added 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil this time and the results were amazing!  I wish I had more time (and more funds) to work on my paleo baking.  So many things to do and so little time!

With all of these great accomplishments and fun things going on I can’t help but feel so happy and appreciative.  I’m starting to get a taste of the benefits of all of my hard work and I want more!

So what’s new with everyone else?