Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

Gluten-free Side Dishes That Everyone Will Enjoy.

Do you ever feel that since you have to eat gluten-free that others won’t enjoy your side dishes?

Well guess what?

In today’s age we have so many more options to make every gluten free dish taste amazing.

So I put together some of my favorite side dishes done you to use and enjoy.

No more excuses not to bring a side, your family and loved ones will enjoy these gluten free side dish options!

First, when it comes to potato salad, this gluten free potato salad is delicious and is naturally gluten free.

If you are looking fruit salads I have two options for you. A tasty gluten free pineapple fruit salad and a pink berry salad!

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Another side dish that is always a hit is this gluten free Caesar salad. Honestly, this Caesar salad is one of my favorites and we eat it often at my house.

If you like cucumber you will love this jazzed up cucumber recipe! The recipe is called kimchi cucumbers and it’s natural gluten-free and delicious!

Another great gluten-free side dish that could arguably be a main dish is our gluten free fried rice recipe. You will love the tasty flavor of this fried rice and it’s quite simple to make!

Hopefully a few of these side dishes help you to enjoy family dinner!

Let me know if you try any!

And more ideas to come to help your gluten-free lifestyle easier and more enjoyable!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Beauty & Skincare, Lifestyle

Seint Beauty Black Friday Deals!

Don’t miss out on all the Black Friday deals going on with Seint Beauty Products!

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There are a lot of eyeshadows and Illuminators on sale as well as many beautiful bundles!

I have been a Seint artist for two years now and I love all the Seint beauty products.

These makeup items would make great stocking stuffer gifts!

It only last until Nov. 29th!

Let me know if you have any questions I’m here to help!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

*for a color match email me here: christyleeaustin@yahoo.com

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Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle

20 Days of True Christmas

What does “True Christmas” mean?

Well, it means how can we incorporate the Savior into our lives through Christmas?

Because, the Savior is the REAL reason we are celebrating.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love all the other fun things that come with Christmas.

However, I want to teach my children the important of “True Christmas.”

Service and love is key to finding “True Christmas.”

Enjoy following along with me and this free printable!

And tell me in the comments below, what does “True Christmas” mean to you?

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Beauty & Skincare, Family, kids, Lifestyle

A Christmas Gift Your Little Girls Will Love! And at a Great Price!

This adorable washable makeup kit would make the perfect Christmas gift for any little girl!

The variety of makeup items and colors will be exciting and fun for any little girl.

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And at the low price of only $7.99, you can’t beat this price!

To purchase this cute makeup kit click here.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

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Family, Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle

Gluten-Free Tip of the Week/My Tips on How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Gluten-Free

Thanksgiving week can be such a fun and enjoyable time for families throughout the USA.

However, when dealing with celiacs or gluten-intolerance, Thanksgiving can be a bit stressful if not prepared.

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My Tips on How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Gluten-Free

  1. Communicate with those you are sharing Thanksgiving with to make sure there are gluten-free options. Communicate this is in a kind and well-mannered way.
  2. Bring plenty of your own gluten-free food for Thanksgiving Day.
  3. Make sure the gluten-free items you bring are items you KNOW you like to eat. It is not fun to be excited to try a new gluten-free product just to be disappointed. Make sure you know the items you choose are delicious and tasty.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, Relationships

When The Light Came/ A Poem Written For A Dear Friend That Passed Away

There’s something about November that is somber for me.

November 10 of 2018 I received a call…a call that was sad and heartbreaking.

My dear friend that I’d been close to since the age of thirteen…had passed away, he was young, he was only 33.

I think of my friend often and miss him. However I have faith and believe he is in a better place.

Nonetheless… this poem was part of my grieving process.

I wanted to share it with you. Perhaps it can help you through the grieving process as well.

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When the light came

When the light came, I was not scared

When the light came, I moved forward.

I saw the beauty, peace, and happiness that

awaited me there, and when the light came I went.

When the light came, I knew my time was finished here on this earth.

My past family and loved ones surrounded me, and joy encompassed my soul.

When the light came I knew that I would now be the guardian angel.

To protect my loved ones and family, and to be with them in their hearts.

When the light came I was fulfilled and I knew my life was complete.

For now, you see, the light set me free, and I know that is what was meant for me.

So do not mourn or feel heartache and sorrow, for my spirit lives on and on.

My light will now shine for you, and one day too, the light will set you free,

and when the light comes you’ll find me!

Written by: Christy Nielson Austin

November 10th, 2018

In memory of my loving and dearest friend Troy Dean Osmond

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Adele’s New Music Is A Must/My Top 3 Favorite Songs From Her Album.

Adele is one amazing musical artist.

Adele has not had a new album for over 5 years so I was excited and anxious to hear her new album.

I was not disappointed at all. I am loving her new album!

I love Adeles voice and she is a very talented songwriter.

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My top 3 favorite songs from her new album are:

#1- “To Be Loved”

#2- “Easy On Me”

#3- “Can I Get It”

To purchase her new album click here.

You will love every song! Adele’s vocals are incredible!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, Relationships

Some days are meant to be hard, but they end and you have a new day…

Just a reminder:

Some days are meant to be hard… but they do end and thankfully, we have a new day to look forward to.

So the goal is to push through those hard days.

Pray through those hard days….

And then graciously accept a new day and optimistically hope for the best.

I know that things get better, days improve.

We all have set backs, but thankfully life throws some love and peace at us after the trials.

Just wanted to remind you… whatever you’re going through …

Because we all have things..

You got this and I’m cheering for you!

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Baby, Family, Gospel Topics, Lifestyle, Parenting, Relationships

A Motherhood Quote That Brings Me To Tears Every time…

As a mother this quote by Mother Teresa starts my emotions flowing.

This quote is just true in every way.

Whether you think of your own mother as you read this, or of your children, or both.. this quote truly strikes a chord.

This quote reminds us that we all come into this world with individual purposes.

Mother Teresa explains that as mothers we want only the very best for our kids, and at the end of the day, that’s wonderful.

And yet, we can’t forget that our children’s’ purpose in life is different from our own purpose.

Even more, watching our children grow can be heart breaking, as we know with growth comes independence.

A mother will always want to protect and shelter her children.

However.. at the end of the day, it’s important to let our children grow and develop into whom they were meant to become.

This quote has such a deep meaning, and it brings me to tears every single time I read it.

xoxo,

Christy Lee

Food, Gluten-Free, Lifestyle, Recipes

A Gluten-free Store Everyone Should Know About

I just had to share about a store that sells all gluten-free products a d they are amazing!

The store is located on Spanish Fork, Utah and it’s called Mom’s Place.

Or if you’re out of state you can click on the website here.

Bottom line, this store has some AMAZING gluten free products!

We made the soft pretzels and they were so delicious!

We also tried the gluten free licorice snd they tasted like red vines… so tasty!

Mom’s place ships order free to purchase of $50.00 or more.

Basically, it’s a store that I will continually buy products from because I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve tried.

And just note— I am not affiliated with them on any way, I just genuinely have loved their gluten free products.

Let me know if you try their products!

It’s always exciting and refreshing to find a store that is dedicated to good tasting gluten-free products!

xoxo,

Christy Lee