Thursday, February 27, 2014
This link is for a free downloadable set of Minecraft story starters from the Multitaskin' Mom - LOVE! My 10 year old loves Minecraft so these will keep him excited about writing!
Next up - this is a FAB deal on a laminator that includes 100 assorted pockets, as well! As a homeschooling family, we need a laminator all the time, and this is a deal I can't pass up - gonna place my order as soon as I finish this post! (Prices change often so double check before ordering - right now the price is $19.99!) Love me some Amazon deals! Click the Amazon link in the graphic below to see all the details on this laminator:
Y'all have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The snow starting to stick...
And our view the next morning!
All dressed up to play!
Love the back of my van!
Back in the woods behind our home. He and his Dad made that little lean to when he was a little guy. He's growing up!
My sage plants in the snow - lovely!
And a really quick video:
We had a great time enjoying the white fluffy stuff. <3 nbsp="" p="">
Stay tuned - a HUGE ice storm is heading our way tonight.... I'll be taking more pics!! We're staying safe and sound right here at home - not getting out in the mess!! Happy Tuesday!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
On New Year's Eve, we always have a fondue party for the family. It has been a tradition for 5 or more years now. The kids have always enjoyed it, and I do too! This year, my husband and I were reminiscing about a favorite appetizer we have had at two Atlanta area restaurants ~ warm, thick potato chips covered in a warmed up, blue cheese-dotted sauce. It. is.divine!
So I got on google and started looking for something similar to recreate at home. I found this one and this one. I didn't have the right ingredients to make either one, so I improvised. What I came up with was really delicious! I am not a huge fan of blue cheese, but I sure do love this!
Aimee's Favorite Potato Chips with Warm Blue Cheese Sauce
Printable version of this recipe
2 Tbsp butter
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 c heavy cream
6 oz blue cheese crumbles, divided
cracked black pepper
We love Kettle Brand Sea Salt potato chips, so these are what I used as my base. If you have the time and inclination, you could certainly make your own chips.
In the butter, saute your minced shallots and garlic until they are translucent. Add the flour, whisk until combined, about 1 minute. Whisk in the heavy cream, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, then cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add about 3/4 of the blue cheese to sauce, along with the black and cayenne peppers.
Place your chips on a large plate or platter. Cover with warm sauce, then sprinkle with remaining blue cheese. Serve immediately ~ ENJOY!
I also believe this sauce would taste nothing short of heavenly on the Kettle Brand Buffalo and Blue chips! I will let ya know once I try that!
Here's a pic of some of our other goodies - we had a couple types of wings and boneless wings (only 3 of us at home NYE this year) and our cheese fondue and dippers. As always, you can pin this recipe on pinterest by hovering your mouse over either photo in the blog post.
If you have a favorite dip for chips, leave me a link to it, or your recipe in the comments, please! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Right now, Valu Mags is offering a FREE one year subscription to one of my favorites ~ Better Homes & Gardens magazine! Here's the link ~ hurry!!
You will have to select "no" next to several freebies they offer on the two pages following the one where you enter your info. After that, you get to the page that says 6 weeks + to get your first issue! I've gotten a few other free subs from this company and they don't take that long to start!! Enjoy! :)
Thanks to Moneysavingmom.com for the heads up on this great deal!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
First up is the brand spankin' new X-treme 5000!
It is not for sissies! You do not take it every day, and you start out taking only 1/2 of a capsule when you do take it! It is not for anyone with blood pressure or heart problems - it is extreme! I take it 2 or 3 days a week, and take ACE the other 2 (or 3) days. I take 2 days off of everything each week, too - that gives my body a break. I try to mix up my off days to keep my body guessing! Don't want it to get used to my schedule - that's how weight loss slows down! I am not hungry, and the cravings are not there either. But the inches and pounds come off, for some it is fast, for others, like me - it is slow and steady. But it stays off - I haven't gained back any weight, despite taking breaks from ACE several times this year!
I made new Success Packs with both products in it so you can mix it up like I am! It includes 14 X-treme 5000 capsules and 16 ACE capsules. If you start out taking 1/2 capsule of X-treme 5000, this pack will last you longer than 5 weeks, since you take those 2 days a week off of all products! Best part - the cost is the same as my 30 ct ACE ~ Saba didn't increase the price for X-treme 5000! Love that company!
I'm adding in Toppfast Shakes for my breakfast 3 or 4 days a week, too. I like to add a little PB Slim to them to add peanut butter flavor and a little more protein to keep me feeling full! They are delicious and filling - I use a banana and the Toppfast & PB Slim powders with some water and ice. Yummy and good for you! You can add greek yogurt, almond milk, skim milk or even coconut water, too. Play around and find what tastes good to you!
We have some great new products for health, as well - I love Prevent Immune System Support, and Night Bliss Sleep Support Sprays!! The sleep spray is safe enough for my 10 year old to use on nights he can't get to sleep. It works very well! (we only use 2 sprays and that works for both him AND me - so start out with 2 and add 1 at a time if that isn't enough for you!) Prevent helps you keep your immune system strong and healthy.
2014 is the year I'm going to make taking care of our health a top priority. I've found a few products that really help - so I want to share those here, too! When I am feeling extremely stressed, or have to be out in crowds (like during Christmas shopping) I take Black Elderberry extract in a little bit of water, 3 or 4 times a day for a day or two to keep my immune system strong. It really helps! Here is the brand I got from Amazon:
I also use Saba's Colloidal Silver. It works miracles for me - the cold that tried to take me out last week only lasted 4 days! That's never happened before - they usually last for 10 days or more and I am miserable the entire time! This year - just a little congestion, and that went away quickly! I took a few drops of Colloidal Silver 3 x a day for 5 days and now I'm feeling great again! Of course, do your own research - I'm just sharing my results. But it works on David's earaches, and sore throats too. Next to Saba's weight loss products, this product is one of my favorites!
Last but not least - I absolutely love Bach's Rescue Remedy for days when stress takes over. I carry the small glass vial in my purse for those days when it is really overwhelming. Just a few drops under my tongue help calm me down!
They also offer delicious pastilles that you can suck on if the liquid isn't something you like.
~ Love, hugs and best wishes for 2014 ~