Jenna’s only three but she’s a toy trend expert, thanks to YouTube!





The 1980

Paige and I have been watching tons of 60’s-80’s commercials on YouTube. They are gems…that kind of passion for ones product is non existent today. The catchy jingles get stuck in your head and that’s something I’m thankful my girl’s can be a part of. The late 70’s Dr. Pepper, “I’m a Pepper, you’re a Pepper, etc.” is sure to cheer up the gloomiest of gusses.

The Big Macs look amazing. Nothing like we are served today when we order from the Golden Arches. My creativity started in overdrive for a burger cooked at home that would satisfy our craving for a 70’s Mac.

While it’s not exact, it’s inspired by burgers past.


I mixed a couple of pounds of ground beef with ranch dressing and dried onion flakes then baked it…


…added homemade thousand island and there you have it, the 1980!

Banana Flax Pancakes

My kitchen is a mess, super duper. So my pic is real close up.


I’m enjoying my newness as a Young Living Independent Distributer. Finding all the useful ways to utilize the amazing essential oils they offer.

There were bananas on my fridge on the brink of banana doom so I threw together these pancakes using Lemon Essential Oil from Young Living, which is included in the Premium Starter Kit.

4-5 Over Ripe Bananas
3-4 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
1 tsp. flaxseed oil
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 sugar or other desired sweetener
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 cup greek yogurt(I used the one with Probiotics)

Mash bananas, add all other ingredients. I cook mine on a small flat griddle. Melt a dab of butter or margarine in the middle of the griddle, alternate heat from medium to medium low, these burn easy, they are thick. If the middle is a tad mushy it’s ok as long as the outsides are golden brown.

Serve with syrup or other topping of your choice.

The lemon essential oil gives the fruit a really extra fresh fruit zing and prevents any discoloration. Of course, you are getting the best therapeutic grade oils in your diet as an added bonus!