Olive’s Freaking Fruity Frozen Yogurt

It’s so hot out!

Cool off with this…

1 16oz bag of frozen fruit (whatever you’re feeling)

1/2 cup of low-fat or fat free plain yogurt

3 Tablespoons of Honey

1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

(if you want it a little sweeter, you can add a little Stevia or more honey)

Directions: Just throw it all into a food processor or blender until fairly smooth! You can serve it right then, but a lot of times it’s a little soft, so Olive suggests that you throw it into the freezer for about an hour.

Hint: Add in chocolate chips if you love chocolate!!


Shake It Off

We’re never ever getting back together with the old Taylor.
That was so two years ago.

It’s now time for the reinvented Tay-Tay.

The 24-year-old worldwide sensation has just released “Shake It Off,” the debut single from her fifth studio album.

Taylor brings out the horn section (trombones) for this one, folks.
The upbeat, dance-like-it’s-1989-anthem encourages humans, animals, families, children, grandparents, and anyone else that has ever felt discouraged or let down to ask themselves one question. Why am I feeling so terrible about what that person said about me when instead, I should just SHAKE IT OFF?

This is the catchiest song I’ve heard in the past 7 years from Taylor Swift.

Go get it now.

Olive’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 pack of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup of blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot
1/2 cup of Mozzarella shredded cheese
2 cans of canned chicken (drain water out)

*Heat oven to 350 degrees
*Stir cream cheese until smooth, then add blue cheese, hot sauce and mozzarella. Finally, stir in the chicken.
*Bake for 20 minutes, or until it’s bubbly and hot

There is, there are, there will be.

She is my favorite. She helps me string up porch lights.
She greets me with a warm smile and I’m glad I found her.

The porch lights glow off the beams gleaming bright.
Meanwhile, the rocking chair waits for someone to enjoy its presence.

I walk inside and find my Taylor Swift blanket next to her Beatles one. The blankets come to life through your favorite iPod, stereo or future record player.

The boxes are now unpacked, the belongings are in their places.
The pea pods are smiling and the monkey mugs are swinging like they are in the game Jumanji.

On the bright green table rests the nostalgic childhood photographs of Olive and her siblings (and now mine too.).

I know this is just the beginning. There are still loose ends to tie up. There are still memories to be made. There are still goals you and I aspire to achieve. There are still many laughs to be shared. There are still many text message invitations to be sent. There are still punch glasses to be filled and homemade ice cream nights to be scooped.

There are still many cold ones (ciders) to be enjoyed.

There are still going to be those week nights that feel more like Saturdays, and Saturdays that feel more like Mondays.

There are still going to be dish soap suds and clean hands.

There are still going to be let downs and disappointments but this will be overcome with Love. There are still going to be times to compromise and times to let go. There are still going to be moments to watch the colors of the sky change as dusk battles to win the race.

But most of all, there is, there are, and there will be.