Hashimotos Powder Mix!

I shared in my stories on Instagram today about my Hashimotos and a big ‘ol concoction of goodness to help boost my wellness. Many of you asked for the mix. Here’s the “recipe”. I use that term loosely as this is 100% my own mix that I put together. Now, you will see that if you buy all of these things for the first time together, it will be SUPER expensive! The mix will last months and months because you are only putting in a little bit a day. If I had to pick 3 things, it would be collagen, MCT oil, and Rose Hip powder as the main purpose of this mix is to help with inflammation and restore brain function. Fuzzy brain has been a symptom of my Hashimotos.

1. 12 oz Baobab Powder Powdered baobab contains many important nutrients but is especially high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, niacin, iron and potassium. It has 50 calories in 2TBS

2. 6 oz Rose Hip Powder  Researchers identify tiliroside, an active ingredient in Rosehips, to be responsible for the fat-reducing properties of the fruit. This compound accelerates fat metabolism and improves the body’s utilisation of glucose, which prevents fat from building up in the tissue and triggers fat burning. In addition, tiliroside also possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. (source here)

3. 24 oz Collagen  Collagen protein responsible for skin elasticity. It also plays a role in joint and bone health.  (source here)

4. 6 oz Sunflower Lecithin Many of the phospholipids that combine to make sunflower lecithin play a key role in brain health, helping your body to produce and strengthen brain and nerve cells, plus the fatty acids in sunflower lecithin support nerve tissue and neurotransmitter function. Lecithin is also known as a fat emulsifier, which the body can use to remove excess fats from the bloodstream, supporting healthy cholesterol levels. -Amazon description (but Trim Healthy Mama talks about it a lot)

5. 16 oz Beet Root Powder -lowers blood pressure, improves workouts, fights inflammation, high in fiber, Interestingly, the nitrates in beets may improve mental and cognitive function by promoting the dilation of blood vessels and thus increasing blood flow to the brain (source here)

6. MCT Oil I add 1 Tablespoon in drink when making it daily. (if you are new to MCT oil, start with a tsp)

7. Stevia to sweeten the drink.


  1. Mix all these together into one big container.
  2. Put 1.5 to  2  scoops of into any drink (bigger drink, I add a little more). The scoop I use is from the collagen container.
  3. I brew 2 raspberry tea bags in 4 oz of boiling water.  Remove tea bags.
  4. Pour powder mix into hot water to allow it to dissolve.
  5. Pour hot liquid/powder mix over ice to make an iced tea.
  6. ‘Add cold water to desired strength.



The Most Interesting Book on the History of the Semicolon

Dots seem to be in my world this week. This Semicolon book is all about that little dot that was added to a comma to form a new part of grammar, we studied a modern artist who has made millions painting dots on pumpkins, and I’ve been eating Halloween candy which means I have massive dots erupting all over my face (hence the book placement… I was too lazy to Photoshop🤣)

This book is SO interesting. Ok… there are a few chapters that are a little boring to get through because this author dives deeper than you thought possible about semicolons. However, I think any mom would love this book.
1. It encouraged me, by letting me know that people have been confused by grammar since the 1700s. There was never a generation of perfect grammar people. Stop romanticizing the past!
2. It shares the surprising reason we diagram sentences. It might make you decide to never diagram a sentence again!
3. It shows how important good grammar is, a man’s life was taken because of it (that is a crazy chapter!)
4. It will help you teach creative writing to your kids and to think on a punctuation level that lends itself to better creative writing.

I’ve read some books that are super helpful for homeschooling and yet they aren’t at all about homeschooling. I’ve decided this is my new favorite type of book to read.


It’s National Coffee Day! Well, that’s exciting. As you can see, I am not a minimalist. It is fun collecting stuff. What is even more fun is having something when someone else needs it! It brings me so much joy to have something on hand in the time of need. Chances are if there’s a computer part, book, coffee something, art supply, or thingamajig… we have it and are happy to lend it to ya in a moment’s notice. I only get rid of things when I honestly think none my friends will ever need it.

Anyway… back to the elephant in the picture: the Starbucks coffee mugs. We get one for every state and country we visit. These are our state mugs. Our country mugs are on a shelf you can’t see. The funny thing: I pretty much drink iced coffee and rarely use the mugs!

Most of my friends love hot coffee, and they enjoy grabbing a mug from their favorite place. The kids and Ben use them all the time. Adelaide makes single serving microwave cakes in them. That seems to be all the rage lately too! My college years were spent working the opening shift at Starbucks in Montecito, California, so Starbucks holds a special place in my heart. I have some great memories from the time!
It snowed up on the hills today, so I guess it’s officially hot chocolate season!

Tin Whistle Cases

Hey all you Classical Conversations people! Have you bought your tin whistle for the school year?  Are you soooooo excited?! 😂😂😂

If you don’t feel like DIYing a tin whistle case, you can head on over to our Etsy page and snag one for yourself! You know you want one!

But in all honesty, do you enjoy tin whistle “season”? Being that we just started CC last year, I didn’t have to go through the 6 year olds class and all that. The older kids did it pretty well, so it isn’t that bad for me!