Speedy Peppermint Brownies

Y’all, just like fall means everything pumpkin, to me, winter time means everything peppermint! And even though winter doesn’t start for a few more weeks, it’s December now, so we can pretend, right?

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I love me a good, warm, chewy brownie. Brownies are so easy to whip up in a hurry, so it’s my favorite go-to thing to make for a pitch-in or party! And during the winter….I have to make them peppermint!

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Speedy Peppermint Brownies

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour (I’ll even add some whole wheat and no one notices)
1/2 cup cacao powder (if you use regular cocoa powder, scale back some of the sugar)
1 tsp. salt
5 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
5-10 drops of Young Living’s Peppermint Vitality oil
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Recipe:
In mixing bowl, combine first 8 ingredients & beat until smooth. Pour into greased 13×9 baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips (and Christmas sprinkles if desired!) over the top. Bale at 350 for 30 minutes or toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10-15 mins and enjoy!

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See how quick and easy that was? What’s your favorite dessert to make during the holidays?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Healthy Living Gift Ideas!

With the season of giving right around the corner, take advantage of Young Living’s AWESOME Black Friday Deals! Even if you don’t get the Black Friday deals, giving the gift of wellness this Christmas is the best gift to give those you love!

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  • Owie Oil and a package of fun bandaids
  • Lavender Lotion and some fuzzy socks
  • Lavender Lotion and a nail file set
  • Skin Care System and a cute washcloth/hair tie
  • Dryer Balls and a baby blanket
  • Dryer Balls with Thieves Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Balls and a cute Laundry sign to hang
  • Thieves Hand Purifier and/or Lavender Lotion and Mittens
  • Thieves Hand Purifier and Thieves Spray
  • Basil Oil and Einkorn Spaghetti and cute Spaghetti Serving Spoon
  • PanAway and a hand held wooden massager
  • Joy Oil and a Christmas Ornament (Joyful Christmas)
  • Joy Oil and a Diffuser bracelet/necklace
  • Lavender Oil and a stuffed animal or baby blanket
  • Lavender Oil and Oven Mitts
  • Lavender Oil and an Eye Mask
  • Copaiba and a Teething Necklace
  • Copaiba and a hot/cold pack (cute one for when kids get owies)
  • Peppermint and a package of cocoa mix and a cute mug
  • Peppermint and a package of brownie mix
  • Peppermint and a Christmas Ornament
  • Stress Away and a good book
  • Stress Away and a cute package of epsom salt
  • Stress Away and a Stress Ball
  • Home Diffuser and bottle of oil
  • Frankincense (Everyday Oils Kit) and a nativity set
  • Thieves Oil (Everyday Oils Kit) and a cute box of tissue
  • Purification Oil (Everyday Oils Kit) and Dryer Balls
  • Purification Oil (Everyday Oils Kit) and a pet toy

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Even if you don’t think you’ll use every oil in the kit, you can give them as gifts! A win-win for everyone! You can join our community by signing up HERE. 🙂

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Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Did you know 1 in 4 women go through a miscarriage, infant loss or stillbirth? Pretty crazy, huh? I really didn’t know many people who had a miscarriage/stillbirth before I had my own miscarriage. Shortly after I had my first miscarriage, my good friend had her first stillbirth. It was a hard time for a lot of us.

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Since having my miscarriage I realized a lot of women go through this- that doesn’t make it easy- but it’s nice to know I’m not walking this alone.

My first miscarriage  brought me so close to my Lord. Thank the Lord I didn’t go into depression or struggled too much, even though I was working at a crisis pregnancy center at that time. I love this post of Bible verses for finding hope in miscarriages.

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For those of you who have never gone through this loss- this is a great post on what not to say and how to help those grieving.

Just because we have gone through this loss does not mean we struggle with more than others do. We need to remember to turn to the Lord during any trial we are in and remember our Lord who dearly loves us has placed us in this trial for a reason. “Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.” ~Spurgeon

So, today, we remember those babies who left us too soon. And we pray for those who are still grieving their babies…and struggling with infertility. ❤

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Saturday Adventures

Twice in the past month, my sister, Caleb and I have been going on little Saturday adventures to local places. Adventures are always more fun with someone else, right?

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The first adventure was a little pre-meditated. We had heard about a new coffee shop about 30 minutes away and decided to go. It was a fun outing, with yummy coffee & treats and window shopping at all the antique shops on the square. Of course all of that walking burned those calories that we consumed. 😉 When we walked back to where we parked, we found a cute little area and of course, we had to take pictures!

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Then last Saturday morning, we got out earlier than before and went to a local donut shop for some coffee and a donut. Our plan was to walk at a local trail, and we needed something to give us energy! 😉 Caleb had so much fun seeing the other kids and eating his food while we sipped our coffee and chatted. We then got to walk for over an hour in the cool morning air, chatting and enjoying each other’s company. I am so thankful to have a little sister, who is a wonderful aunt for my little man and is one of my best friends! ❤

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Do you go on Saturday Morning Adventures?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Friday Happenings…

Happy Friday, lovely peeps! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, and even longer since I’ve given y’all a little peek into our lives! So, without any more introductions, some thoughts and snippets….

Little Man turned 1!

I cannot believe my dude is a one year now! This year has flown by….I absolutely love seeing him turning into a little boy and less baby-like.

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Favorite blog post….

I recently went back to read some of my posts and my post about marriage re-spoke to my heart…you can read it here.

Marriage is a Thousand Little Things

Weight Loss….

I absolutely love the THM lifestyle, and even though I was shrinking s-l-o-w-l-y I wasn’t losing any weight. I had actually put some on. Sooo….I’ve started with Beachbody and am loving it! I started with the 21 Day Fix and am looking forward to doing my first challenge group in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more info! 🙂

Baking up a Storm!

Our favorite muffins right now are going back between these banana ones and these pumpkin ones….yum!

Pinning….

Lots & lots! Things like healthy recipes and fitness inspiration!

What have you been up to lately?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Starter Kit SALE!

Hey y’all! I know I have totally been MIA lately, but I have been enjoying every minute of my little man growing up so fast! I have quite a few posts (and hopefully some series!) coming out soon, but today I just wanted to share this amazing deal with you!

starter kits!

You know how these Young Living Oils have changed our life for the better, right? If not, check out this post, this post, and this post to get you started!

Well, tomorrow ONLY you can sign up to join my team for 10% OFF! This only happens ONCE A YEAR!! I’m thinking of your favorite graduate, your dad (Father’s Day) who ALREADY has everything, your kids faces and shoulders playing out in the hot summer sun, your family reunion outdoors (who wants to be swatting all day?), your household cleaning chores (who wants to hack and cough each time you spray your cleaner?), your much needed family vacation (who wants a wellness detour when you FINALLY get a fun break with the kiddos?) Y’all…..buckle-up…… You get access to an exclusive and incredible SALE ON EACH PREMIUM KIT TOMORROW (Friday, June 10th ONLY!!!)

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Y’all, this is such an amazing deal! And not only will you get all that comes in the starter kit, but I will also be sending you lots of goodies- samples of some of my favorite products, an “oils bible”, and lots of helpful tips & tricks, PLUS access to our growing online private FB group! So, what are you waiting for?

Sign up HERE!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Life Lately

Happy Tuesday, y’all! It’ been a while since I’ve given you a little peek into our lives. I’ve missed blogging and really staying connected with the blogging community. My goal is to change that! I love keeping up with all the amazing ladies in the blogging world and sharing my life here in my little corner of the web. Of course, you can always keep up with me over on Instagram!

Family Photo#1- Our little man is growing so quickly! We’ve gotten lots of family photos…that I’ll share later on. 😉 Caleb is also sitting up by himself, scooting around the floor, and loves to talk!

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#2-  Our homestead is expanding! We have gotten ourselves a piggy! She’s going to be good ham and bacon come fall. Yum!

Working Out

#3- I am still busy working out! Stay tuned for some tips on postpartum working out, working out with a DR, and more.

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#4- Detox soaks! Seriously…I don’t think I could live without my twice a week detox soak!

What have you been up to lately? Anything exciting? Share below!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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