The Best Kimchi Cucumber Recipe/ Gluten Free

The Best Kimchi Cucumber Recipe/Gluten-free

Enjoy this step by step video

This cucumber recipe is the best and easiest way to jazz up your cucumbers.

Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s overall very simple.

Our family loves this as a tasty side to any meal.

This cucumber recipe is naturally gluten-free which is an added bonus!

Let us know if you try this recipe in the comments below.


-1 cucumber (I use the English cucumber)

-1 teaspoon salt

-1/4 cup sugar

-1/4 cup vinegar

-1 1/2 teaspoon Sesame seed oil

-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

-Pepper to your liking

-A dash of crushed red pepper

-Sesame seeds optional


  1. Cut and slice the cucumber.
  2. Using a salt shaker, salt the cucumbers and set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine: sugar, vinegar, sesame seed oil, garlic powder, pepper and crushed red pepper.
  4. Stir ingredients together well.
  5. Toss the salted cucumber into the liquid ingredients and stir.
  6. Eat and Enjoy!

Let us know in the comments below if you try this recipe. We would love to hear any other recipe ideas you have for us.

Gluten-Free veggies are always a great item to add to the dinner table!

Until next time!


Christy Lee


New Gluten-Free Cereal Alert: Peanut Butter Chex.

Chex has really been diligent about making gluten-free products.

For those of us that live a gluten free lifestyle, I can tell you, it’s so wonderful to know that chex is a trustworthy gluten-free option, (minus the wheat chex, because..well wheat).

Just recently, chex came out with their new peanut butter chex...and guess what?

It’s my NEW FAVORITE chex cereal! It’s better than the corn or rice or ANY of them!

So if you haven’t tried the new peanut butter chex cereal, go grab a box at your local grocery stores!

And don’t you love that BIG, huge “Gluten-free” stamp of validation on the box?

I know I do!

As always, I have an amazon link here, to purchase the cereal for $9.99 if you prefer ordering online.

And don’t you worry, I will be working on creating some tasty recipes with this delicious chex flavor.

Let me know what you think about this new chex flavor in the comments below.

Until next time!

Christy Lee


5 Stylish Items on My Wardrobe and Accessory Wish List….

As some of you know, Jane.com is one of my favorite places to shop! I love the unique style Jane offers, and I love the fresh new looks that are available right now.

I picked my top 5 Stylish Items on my wishlist, perhaps something will stand out to you!

(Disclosure: this blog contains affiliate links. This means that I get commission from any link you click on…but of course it’s at no cost to you!)

Ruffle Floral Blouse

This cute and stylish floral blouse comes in two colors, pink or green.

The beautiful, elegant sleeves make this blouse have a dressed up look.

This beautiful blouse comes in green or pink.

This blouse is priced at only $22.99

To purchase, click here

Aria Drawstring Jogger

Joggers are such a cute, comfortable stylish option today!

These Aria Drawstring joggers come in a variety of colors.

The price of these joggers is only $21.99

I know some of the colors are selling out fast so grab them while you can!

These stylish joggers are cute and comfortable, a great option for women of all sizes.

Click here to purchase these cute joggers.

Stunning Bracelets

These boutique-quality wrap bracelets are stylish and cute.

These bracelets have a metal clasp and are high quality.

Even more, there is a wide variety of color combinations to choose from.

At only $8.99, these bracelets are sure to be the perfect accessory to any outfit.

To purchase, click here.

Foldable Wide Brim Visor

These cute visors are a stylish and fun accessory for summertime.

These visors fold up easily making it convenient to take them anywhere!

If you enjoy gardening, these visors are a must.

The price of these visors is only $13.99

To purchase, click here

Medallion Leather Earrings

These medallion leather earrings are a unique design that come in a wide variety of colors.

These earrings are genuine Italain leather, and add such a beautiful style to any look.

There is actually a great Deal with these earrings, it is BUY 3 get 1 FREE!

The price of these earrings is only $5.99

To purhcase, these earrings, click here.

What styles are you loving this season?

Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,


Christy Lee


April Challenge: 20 Days of Spring Cleaning

As Spring is here it truly is a great time to get organized and get some spring cleaning underway.

Here is a FREE PRINTABLE for 20 days of Spring Cleaning.


Whether it be you, your children, or whomever I hope you can have fun cleaning!

Turn on some music, or a pod cast and make your house a home by keeping it clean!

What are some “must-have” spring cleaning items you always have on your list?

I love to get my ceiling fans cleaned!

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Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful spring-time weather!


Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

5 Favorite Gluten-free Instagram Accounts to follow!

As many of you know, I have celiacs and eat completely gluten-free.

One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to share gluten free recipes and tips.

Something that is very helpful when living a gluten free lifestyle, is learning about gluten free living from a large variety of people.

I personally follow a wide variety of gluten free Instagram accounts and wanted to share some of my favorite accounts with you!

Instagram can be a quick and easy source to finding great gluten free food ideas!

So here they are:

1- @glutenfreewithcoral-is a wonderful account to follow. She provides daily tips and motivation for people that love a gluten free lifestyle. She has great food recommendations too.

2-@gfmacros- her account is full of delicious food options and ideas for eating gluten free. She always tries to keep it as healthy as possible.

3-@cleanmondaymeals- this account has great gluten free meal prep ideas and endless recipes.

4-@glutenfree_longisland- this account is another favorite of mine that shares a variety of gluten free recipes and products.

5-@glutenfreedisneyfinds- if you happen to go to Disneyworld this account is wonderful to follow! The account documents all the gluten free food options on Disneyworld!

So there are just a few of my favorite gluten free Instagram accounts.

What others would you add to my list ? I’m always looking for more!

If you are new to being gluten free let me know if you have any questions I’m happy to help in any way I can !


Christy Lee


Why Easter is So Special to Me

Easter is a time of re-birth.

I feel like nature surrounds us with the reminder that flowers are blooming again, the sun is shining more, and as Easter approaches we remember the importance of our Savior and his divine love for us.

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Easter is a time to celebrate Christ and His Resurrection.

To me, Easter is a reminder that the Savior loved us so much, that he underwent the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Christ died for our sins, he had all powers to save himself, and yet, he endured all the suffering so that we can ultimately have the chance to be with him again someday.

Through Christ’s atoning sacrifice, we can find hope in knowing that despite our many worldly faults, we can find our way back to Him.

Christ was resurrected on the third day after his burial.

Christ’s resurrection always reminds me of His Holiness.

Christ was able to be resurrected and to return to his Father, our Heavenly Father.

Evenmore, Christ lives peacefully with our Heavenly Father, and yet, he is always there for us individually. Christ is there for us through our greatest moments, as well as through our tearful sorrows.

To remember our Savior on Easter is such a joyous occasion.

Easter is a fun holiday to celebrate because of the egg hunts and chocolates and bunnies and more.

But beyond all of these fun little traditions related to Easter, our Savior and his Resurrection is the focus of Easter for me.

Our Savior who is the God of miracles, is celebrated on Easter and it’s such a joyous occasion.

Easter will always be special to me for many reasons, but most of all, Easter feels my heart with joy and love for our Savior Jesus Christ and for the love He has for each and everyone of us.

I hope you enjoy your Easter Sunday.

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I hope you have a chance to reflect and ponder on our Savior and what a beautiful occasion his resurrection was.


Christy Lee


An LDS Book Recommendation That Changed My Viewpoint On The Atonement.

A book that I recommend to truly anyone, and especially members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the book entitled “The Infinite Atonement,” By Tad R. Callister.

This book about the atonement was truly a blessing for me to read for so many reasons.

Overall, this book helped me understand how the atonement of Jesus Christ works and how the atonement impacts our lives every single day.

The author, Tad R. Callister, has such a vast religious knowledge and he writes in detail so beautifully on every aspect of the atonement.

The Infinite Atonement helps us understand why and how we must forgive others, as well as forgive ourselves.

The Infinite Atonement helped me to view the atonement of Jesus Christ at a different level.

This is a book that I feel like I personally could read every year and learn something new and inspiring from the book every single time.

If you haven’t yet read this book, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of “The Infinite Atonement.”

To purchase this book, click here.


Christy Lee

Family, Lifestyle

Why Should We Budget ?

It’s a great question …”Why should we budget ?”

And it’s actually a simple answer:

To enjoy your money and finances to their fullest!

Does this seem weird?

We budget so we can enjoy our money ?

Just think about it…

When we frivolously spend and live paycheck to paycheck , we have an added stress in our lives.

When we budget and save money, we have a slush fund.

That slush fund comes in handy for good and bad times in life.

When we budget, we can save for a fun vacation.

When we budget, we aren’t stressed when we get into a fender bender and have to use a chunk of money for car repairs.

Budgeting makes us have a better relationship with money, budgeting helps our long-term goals become a reality.

Budgeting hasn’t been something I’ve always done, but I enjoy budgeting now because I have seen the long term benefits of budgeting.

Remember, if you haven’t been following along with our 20 days budgeting, you can try it for another month, just click here!

We would love to hear your thoughts on budgeting!


Christy Lee


The Perfect Easter Baskets for Kids that Aren’t Candy!

When it comes to holidays, sometime I feel like my kids and even us parents, could use a break from candy.

Sooooo…I came up with 8 Amazon finds that you can put in your kids Easter basket, and NONE of these items are candy and treats…you heard me, None!

I am always about finding great deals so all items listed are under twenty dollars!

Enjoy a healthier, candy-free Easter Basket!

  1. Easter Bubble Bath Bomb with Surprise Squishy Toy

I love that this gift makes bath time more fun and exciting! Kids of a variety of ages will love this gift!

The price for this cute bath bomb is only $8.99

To purchase, click here

Easter Bubble Bath Bomb

2. Easter Kids Art & Crafts Set

This adorable craft set has a variety of Easter craft options with over 275 craft ideas!

The kids can enjoy the day with coloring and crafting with this cute craft set.

The price for this craft kit is only $16.99

To purchase, click here.

This Easter Craft Kit has hours of craft options!

3. 48 Piece Glow-in-the-dark Easter Eggs

How fun are these glow in the dark easter eggs? Kids will enjoy charging these eggs in the light for a few minutes, and then watch them glow in the dark

And at the price of only $7.50, you’ll love this Easter gift!

To purchase, click here.

4. Scento Graphite Smencils

These scented pencils are the perfect gift for kids of all ages.

Kids will enjoy that these pencils are pre-sharpened, and their scents last for up to two years!

This set of pencils comes in a variety of scents: Bubble Gum, Blue Slushie, Pineapple Swirl, Strawberry Cheesecake, Jelly Donut, Jolly Watermelon, Rainbow Sherbet, Orange Soda, Black Cherry, and Chocolate Milkshake

The pencils come in a 10-pack, with the price of only $14.99

To purchase these fun pencils, click here.

These pencils come in a variety of scents.

5. Easter Stamp Assortment (24 piece)

This cute stamp assortment comes with a variety of Easter stamps.

Kids can enjoy stamping with this bright and colorful Easter stamp set.

The price is only $8.99

To purchase, click here.

Easter Stamp Set

6. Would You Rather Book–Kids Laugh Challenge

This “Would You Rather” Book is a fun game to play with kids of all ages!

At the price of only $9.99, your kids will enjoy this fun game.

To purchase, click here

The Kids Laugh Challenge

7. Marble Journal Gold Letter Notebook

This cute journal comes at a great price, and can be personalized with the letter of their first name.

The price of this journal is only $5.99

To purchase this journal, click here.

8. Hoyle’s Kids 6-in1 Fun Pack of Card Games

Card games are always a fun idea for kids of all ages!

This cute card set has 6 different game ideas that kids will enjoy!

The price for these card games is only $4.99

To purchase, click here.

What else would you add to this list? I would love to hear in the comments below!


Christy Lee

Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

Tasty Asian Chicken Marinade/ Gluten-free

This delicious chicken marinade is not only gluten-free, it’s also simple and easy to make!

The key ingredient to help make sure this recipe is gluten-free is to make sure you use gluten-free soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos.

Hopefully you enjoy this recipe, let me know in the comments below !


-1/2 cup gluten free soy sauce

1-3 pounds of chicken

-1/2 cup brown sugar

-1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic

-1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

-dash of crushed red

-sesame seeds to your liking

-dash of pepper

We grilled the chicken and it tasted delicious !


1. In a zip-lock bag combine all ingredients.

2. Zip lock the bag securely. Refrigerate the marinade for 1-24 hrs.

3. Cook the chicken. You can grill it, bake it, or fry it.

4. Enjoy!


Christy Lee