Trim Healthy Mama Orange Creamsicle Shake (E)

I remember begging my parents for orange creamsicles as a kid and I guess I really miss it. I have been working on eating healthier and let's face it, eating healthier doesn't include incredible, delicious treats like Orange Creamsicles.  That is until now, I was looking in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook and I found this recipe for the Orange Creamsicle Shake. Nothing sounds wrong with this picture so I made it today.
It does include cottage cheese which might sound a little weird but believe me, you will never know it's in there. The second you blend the orange, milk and cottage cheese you can't tell what's in there but the protein and goodness are there. :)

I am shocked at the flavor! It taste just like the Orange Creamsicles I remember as a kid. I did add more Orange Vitality Essential oils to give it a more orange flavor.  I used my ghetto 2 quart mason jar because when you use citrus essential oils they need to be in glass or stainless steel containers. 

The normal recipe from the Trim Healthy MamaCookbook would make a little less, I did add an extra cup of ice so that I would have more without added calories. 

Check out this pin for the full recipe. It's awesome and you are going to love it.  

What's your favorite THM or Healthy recipe?

Staples 5 Ream of Paper only $0.20 each!

Time to stock up on reams of paper! This week Staples has a great deal on paper but the coupon makes it even better. How about $0.20 a ream! That is how much it cost after your Staples Rebate. I LOVE Staples Rebates because they are so easy. 

Deal Breakdown

Buy Staples 5 Ream  $30.99  Ends 1/14/17

Use printable coupon  -$6.99
Pay: $24
Submit for your Easy Rebate. -$23
Total Price $1.00 for all 5 reams!

FREE Baby Carrier ($40 Value)

Seven Slings is offering a great deal a free baby carrier (a $48 value). All you have to do is go to the website and pick out the Sling of your choice and use Coupon Code “ENBABY”.  This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees ($11.95).

How the Total Money Makeover Changed Our Lives!

It feels like yesterday but this journey started 9 years ago last April. I was pregnant with munchkin #2 and we finally got the van I had been saving and saving for. We had $6100 to put down on that van, which took us 2 years to save, not bad right? I was so happy to get that van because the one stroller didn't fit in my Ford Escort, I knew that a double stroller was not going to work.
Our payments were lots for us, (about twice as much as my last car loan) but we were going to make it work. We had a 5 year loan at $491.91 per month. I don't think I will ever forget that amount. About 2 weeks after we purchased the van our church handed out a book called "The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness". I read the book and knew I want to become financially free. In the book Dave talks about car loans, he says that if you cannot pay the car loan in 18 months you can't afford that car.  How do say this.... I was SO MAD! "Are you kidding me ,Dave, do you know how long it took for me to save for this van!!!" I decided then that we were going to follow the baby steps of the Total Money Makeover and get ALL of our debt paid off and start saving for Financial FREEDOM!

We did everything that book said, we put a "name to all of our money". We knew where every penny is going. We took this money makeover head on.
Every extra dime we had went to pay off the van, if I used a coupon, then the value of the coupon went to toward that van. If my husband worked extra hours, it went toward that van.
With the "gazelle intensity" we were able to pay off that van ($29,000) in 12 months, on one income. Did you read that right? YEP 12 months $29,000 and that van is MINE!!!!  I am hooked. I can't tell you the happiness we feel every month now that we don't have a car loan.  I know that this works and we are now on a CASH ONLY budget. We are not using Credit Cards or Debit Cards.

At this point in our lives we only have the mortgage as our debt. I want to have that paid off and be truly financially free! (I mean really.... can you imagine having NO MORTGAGE?    I can't wait)

Join me as we save money everywhere we can to be completely DEBT FREE!
What are your financial goals for 2017?

Save 25% on Everything at

I have gotten in the bad habit of keeping all my pictures on my phone. Maybe it's because it's convenient or something but let's face it, phones crash, get stolen or just break and then all those memories are gone (if you don't back it up). This year I am really working hard to printing out our pictures and recording the memories that we are creating as a family. 

Right now, and right now you can save 25% off everything and enjoy 25% off Super Rush shipping by using the code HURRY25 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Shipping offer applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States.

Be sure to head over to and use coupon code HURRY25 at checkout. Hurry offer ends on 1/10/17.