Gluten Free Mama- Cilantro Lime BBQ Chicken Salad

I had never made my own salad dressing and was a little nervous about it.  To my surprise, the whole recipe was easy to follow and quick to make.  Salads are obviously mostly gluten free but I added in gluten free tortilla strips for some crunch.  

Ryan loved the chicken (we are still working on lettuce) and my husband said, and I quote, ” this is one of the best things you’ve ever made!”  Winning!  This is definitely going into the rotation!  Thank you Pinterest and for this easy, yummy recipe!

Here is the recipe if you want to try it!

Toddler Activity Tuesday: Finger Paint

I will admit, I like a clean house so the notion of finger paint freaks me out.  However, Ryan is one creative little guy so I sucked it up, put a trash bag in our kitchen and let him go to town!  He had a blast!  I used the Crayola washable paint and it worked perfectly.  It was so fun to watch my little Picasso at work although I think he enjoyed dipping his hands in water to clean them just as much as he did painting.

Despite the dirty water, painted hands and paint all over his smock, I looked at how happy and creative he was being.  In that moment, an immense wave of happiness overtook me and I realized that my whole life, I have dreamed of being a stay at home mom.  I dreamed of these seemingly mundane moments that only happen for a short period of time.  Suddenly, I realized that these messy moments are what I live for and will remember the rest of my life.