Merry Christmas! — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Cynce, glad you received the treats in time for Christmas decorating. I thought it would be a fun family gift – plus who could resist popcorn balls? 😉

    Love, love, love the picture that MaryEllen drew of the bunnies with the snowman. She is SO gifted! Tell her that her Auntie thought she did an awesome job!

    I want to detox. Any suggestions? I think you mentioned something when I was there, but I can’t remember what it was. Maybe the juice detox would be good to try. Any recommendations would be appreciated!


    Love, Reff

  2. Your daughter is truly blessed with the gift of drawing! 🙂

    We love A Christmas Carol. We usually read it every year, but took a break this year. It is one of our favorite read alouds. We are always surprised at how much the book ministers to us and teaches us something about the true meaning of Christmas.

    Your treats look sooooo yummy! Do you know since I’ve been wheat free I have been craving lots of sweets. Goes to show that wheat is really ladened with sugar. And yes, I’ve given myself permission to indulge just a tiny bit. 😉 So these treats that you have just posted pics of are killing me!!!! hehe…

    Where did Auntie Reff get that popcorn making kit? I love it! Let us know how it goes. 🙂

    Have a very blessed Christmas!!!

    In Him,

    Dee 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • I believe she got it from

      Yip, I believe our bodies turn the starch into sugar. We don’t realize it, but we become addicted. Aack! I told the kids that we are going to have a sugar-free January…up until MaryEllen’s birthday on the 23rd anyway. I just purchased The Wheat Belly today, it should be here on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading it. I begin my ‘diet’ again after Christmas. I can’t wait. When I can’t wait, I know I am ready. Okay, I could start now, but I want my fudge and eggnog. lol!

      • Awesome, I’m off to check out that site for the popcorn—maybe I still have time.

        You did, you purchased it, that’s great! There’s a lot in there about evolution, just skip that junk. lol…but the stuff about the production and history of our wheat is right on. That’s the beauty of this, it’s not a diet, but a way of life. I give myself the weekend for a treat, but you know what, often the treats just don’t taste the way I thought they would. I’m finding that the strangest thing. It’s like my body has detoxed from old flavors and I’m learning what foods taste like for real. I knew I had flipped and was totally committed to this when I was opening up a can of sweat peas and took a spoonful in my mouth. I swore it was the best thing I had ever tasted. I had to laugh because I never felt like that about peas before.

        LOL! I hear you. I’m having my flan and cheesecake this Christmas. I have the Wheat Belly Cook book on my wishlist for my next purchase. I’m really anxious to start making some of the recipes. Though he doesn’t tell you to stop eating grains, he does say to try to eat less of them as time goes on. I am really loving the almond pancakes. I’m also having fun redefining what I’m going to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner now since it’s not going to be something ready made out of the package all of the time. 🙂

        Enjoy that fudge and eggnog!



        ps there is a site that has lots of encouragement, articles, and even recipes. I think it’s If it’s not, try doing a google search.