Makeover Mess

So…a little over a year ago when I started Luv What You Do, I didn’t know much about picking a theme or background.  I picked something a little more colorful, set up my blog, and a year just flew by.  For a little while now, I have been wanting to spruce things up.  I spent this weekend looking through different WordPress options, trying some different themes, emailing strangers for help, and learning more about blogging backgrounds than I ever thought possible.


The final result…although I was shooting for a cleaner look, the themes that I liked had more narrow columns that affected the look of my pictures and some limited my options in fonts, meaning everything was printed in a tiny almost unreadable font.  Some themes were difficult to use in Windows Live Writer, which is the Microsoft program that I use to create my posts.


My ultimate decision after a few days of trial and a whole lot of error was to go back to my original theme.  Although I liked many of the other backgrounds better, I didn’t find a theme with as many options as this one, allowing me to change my fonts, sizes, and have really big pictures.  If I wanted to pay for custom designs, I would be able to have some more creative control, but for now, I think this level of blogging is where I belong.  I figure I can play around with the background color (it’s the only color I can change) a little bit and see if there is something that I like better than brown.  I figured I’d start with purple since it’s my favorite color and we can go from there.


The only bad news is that now there is a lime green background on my titles…not sure where it came from…not really sure that I like it, but after the headache of this weekend’s makeover, I’m just gonna go with it.


The good thing is that I was able to update my BEING ME page and fixed my menu so that my RECIPES are easier to find.  Luckily, it was a good snowy weekend to stay in.  There was plenty to watch on TV, and I kept the hot tea coming. 



To snack on, I made these delicious Almond Butter Cacao Balls.  I got the Paleo recipe from a patient’s mom at work and I was excited to make a stash for my freezer.



I combined all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  I used cacao powder instead of cocoa (which was what the original recipe called for) because it is a little more natural and a superfood.



However, it is not nearly as sweet.  On its own cacao is bitter, so I typically use a banana in smoothies or cookies to sweeten it up.  I used the flat side of a spoon to mash in half of a banana. 



I rolled the mixture into balls and stuck them in the freezer, but not before stealing a few tastes from my messy fingers.  The banana was the right answer for the cacao, and the balls turned out soft and delicious.



This quick to make and easy to grab snack is high in protein and was easy to munch on while I was working away at the computer this weekend.  Thanks again for all of your patience during this makeover madness!




Almond Butter Cacao Balls


3/4 cup raw almond butter

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut

14 g powdered cacao or 1-2 Tbsp coco powder

1/2 banana, smashed

1 tsp vanilla


-Stir all ingredients together in a blow until well combined.

-Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

-Place in freezer for 15-20 minutes.  Store in freezer in airtight container.

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