Mother's Day Freebie

Mother's Day is coming up fast, and I've got just the thing for you to send your mom to tell her that you love her.  These freebie card designs (for personal use only) are a little preview of my upcoming owl collection of invitations and party supplies, and they're sure to put a sweet smile on your mom's face.  They're especially great cards for kids to print themselves and give to mom.  Just download the 5 x 7 image that you like and print at home or at a local print shop.


Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Need a little pick-me-up in the mornings?  This chocolate raspberry smoothie will do the trick.  It's got a bit of protein in it to keep you going until lunchtime, and it's pretty darn tasty.  Try it out after your workouts, too, for a quick meal.

If you're having a brunch party or kids' sleepover, this smoothie is something to easily make in one batch.  It will get everyone going for the day.

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie


* 4 ice cubes (optional if using frozen berries)
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/2 cup soy milk (or cow's milk if preferred)
* 1 scoop chocolate soy protein powder 
* 1 medium-sized banana
* 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries


* Put ice cubes and frozen raspberries in a blender and crush.

* Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

* Enjoy!