Awesome Things

After a couple of busy, busy weeks what with the Virtual Baby Shower and last weeks posts on Gluten Awareness I’m taking it a bit easier this week! I do want to let you know of a few things I’ve come across  though, so in my normal fashion, here’s a very random list of subjects I want to share with you, but am to lazy to do full posts on.

1. The winner of last weeks gluten free facial serum is Joan J. – an e-mail is on it’s way to you!! Congrats!!!

2. If after last weeks talk about gluten you think you may need to work on some healing for you gut, check out my friend Stephanie’s posts on the GAPS Diet. (stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome)

3. If you don’t think you need to eat gluten free, Katie’s healthy pumpkin muffins look fantastic! Or maybe someone could play with the recipe and send me a gluten free version. :-)

4. Kimi from Nourishing Gourmet just posted a recipe for an all nut Apple Cinnamon Granola that is now at the top of my to-do list in the kitchen! It just sounds so ‘fall-ish’ and I’ve been wanting to make some up for quick breakfasts as I move into “vacation mode” during the first part of October. (She also has a great series going right now all about phytic acid! A great in depth resource for those looking to learn more!)

5. Also, my local friend and fellow food blogger has opened enrollment for her “Real Food for Rookies” ecourse. I’m late in the game letting you know about it, but alas life has gotten away from the last few weeks. Enrollment is actually only open until tomorrow. Soooo….if you wanna take it, better jump quick. 😉 Kelly though is super knowledgeable about real foods and her philosophy is very much like my own – stressing the importance of nutrition and food, BUT knowing that 100% isn’t always possible. She teaches everything form the basics of getting the junk out to selecting the best fats, and produce, offering interviews with experts and great coupons for products.

6. If you haven’t been bored to tears yet and are still reading…….I’m also trying to figure out how to get the podcast from last week into iTunes. I’ve submitted it (I think) and am just waiting for it to pop up. Sometimes I do wonder how in the world I became a blogger! While I grew up in the ‘techno age’ and have a basic understanding of computers, some things sure are a struggle!! :-) Also- if you have tips on how to do it – send them my way!

7. In three weeks I’ve decided I’m taking a short break from blogging. This last year has been insane and the multiple late nights (till 1 or 2 am) each week couple with working through nap times has left my home and my poor adrenal glands in kind of a crummy place. I’ve looking forward to completely unplugging for a week and then working on fixing a bunch of backend issues and updating many of the things here that I just haven’t gotten to. Don’t worry – I won’t leave you hanging! I’ve got a few guests posts, pre written content, and a couple reruns for you so you don’t get bored….and so the blog doesn’t take a complete nose dive in traffic stats.

8. I’m also working on a fall lineup of different series and posts so if you have something you’d like to see, let me know! The Fertility eCourse will also open back up for enrollment by the end of October, so stay tuned.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I’ve made Katie’s pumpkin muffins gluten-free before. They turned out great! I used the “healthy” recipe, which calls for honey. I used mostly brown rice flour (I may have tossed in some teff flour, too), and some potato starch to keep it light.

    Enjoy, friend. :)

    donielle Reply:

    @Michele @ Frugal Granola, Michele – you’re awesome! I’ll have to try it sometime. :-) Thanks!