New Hair and Stuff

Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having a wonderful long weekend. I have to work today but I’m looking forward to another day off tomorrow with Josh and the kids will be coming home from their dad’s
Working out has been put on the back burner for me the last three days. I’ve decided no more leg days. Running is enough leg work.
All weekend I’ve kind of been over run with hair stuff. I’ve told you before but for those who don’t, I’m a licensed cosmetologist and I spent over 4 hours coloring my hair purple. Twice. Once Friday then I redid it Saturday to get it just the right color.


I know with brightly colored hair there’s a fine line between artsy and trashy. I’m hoping to stay ok the artsy side. I took a million and a half selfies to make sure I like it.


It did do some damage to my hair because I had to bleach it first but to be honest, I love the texture it gave my hair. I was never able to pull off messy buns, waves, or curls before or even have my bangs down.


In some weird way so far this color has seemed to give me more confidence. I’m always the girl that tried to just blend in and not really be noticed. Well, with purple hair it’s kind of freeing to put the message out there that I’m okay with standing out and being a little different.
Could a change like this change a person? Help them break out of their shell? We shall see. We shall see.


Fall is coming!!!! These are one of my top favorite things. Oh I got so happy when I saw them at the store.


Yesterday was national bacon day. Did you celebrate? Josh ate an entire lb.

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor day tomorrow. Sorry no recipe today.

Anyone have plans?
Have you ever made a bold change that you really had to get used to? (Short hair, hair color, ext)

Clean Eating Blueberry Muffins

I had the whole day off with the kids yesterday and you better believe I took advantage of it!  I absolutely love being able to be home with them.  We made the most amazing blueberry muffins before 7am. Recipe below. Then, we headed to the park early to beat the heat.



I was very proud of myself for passing on the fast food and coming home to make myself the best salad in the world.  Lettuce, Salsa, Salsa Ranch, Guacamole, Cheese, and Chicken.  It was like Chipotle without the price tag, which to me is pretty much heaven.


Speaking of being a cheap mom.  $1.00 scarf ribbon material stuff from Wal-Mart makes for great headbands. 10370819_10153188209273009_2838459186634090314_n

And now speaking of hair… I did something a little crazy.  I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time and finally pulled the trigger after the kids left to go to their dad’s for the weekend.

I always color my hair purple.  It’s a really dark purple with a brown base.  I decided to go a little more bold this time and bleach my hair up before putting a pure purple pigment onto it.  I believe this may be my new look.  Ready?



13948_10153188208788009_7946531316996648467_nDuring… I thought about stopping here. I kid. I kid.


Step Two.  You may have saw this on Instagram if you follow me @KickAshMom

and finally…. Dum Du Du Duh…


Oh yeah, Kick Ash Mom’s new look.

It was getting dark so the picture doesn’t really do it justice but it’s purple all the way to the ends. I. Love. It.

I understand that it’s not going to be for everyone and some people won’t like it but I love it and to me, that’s what matters.

So who’s ready for the best blueberry muffin recipe on the planet?  100% Whole Grain with the most amazing crumble topping.  My kids at 6 mini muffins! For them that is a lot.

Yes children you may have a muffin but first mommy has to take 100 pictures to make sure I get a good one.  Poor things.


I’m getting hungry again just posting these pictures.




Crumble topping.  Oh my goodness.


Okay, enough pictures, time for the recipe!

Clean Eating Blueberry Muffins

by Ashley Cook

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 mintues

Keywords: bake breakfast bread whole wheat flour Blueberries

Ingredients (18 mini muffins)

  • 1 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • (I like this mixture but if you want to just use whole wheat flour you can)
  • 1/2 Cup Agave
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk (Coconut, Almond, Grass Fed)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

For Optional Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, cold
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


Preheat the Oven to 400 degrees.

Combine flours and baking powder in a bowl.

In a separate bowl combine honey, agave, coconut oil (melted), milk, and egg with a whisk.

Slowly incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry. If mixture is too thick as a little more milk.

Fold in the blueberries.

Scoop to the very top of a greased mini muffin tin.

To make Topping

Mix together coconut sugar, cinnamon and whole wheat flour. Cut in the butter with a fork. keep cutting until the butter is combined. It will seem like too much flour but it will come together as you cut.

Top the uncooked muffins with the topping and bake for 15 minutes.

(If baking in two batches keep the topping mixture in the refrigerator to keep the butter from melting.

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