Sunday, April 20, 2014

Your vote can help: Meet Kenny and his family #NMAM14 {Plus Hair clip Giveaway}

This month was not the 1st time that I heard about National Mobility Awareness Month and the related contest they host each year to give away the gift of a Wheelchair van to one lucky {and deserving} family! This time though I thought it would be a great idea to use my blog to bring awareness to this event and highlight a family who has entered. 


Since our daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss we have met many other families facing similar challenges. Since meeting Bobbi and her family, she has always been there when I need to vent, ask questions and get advice. Not only has she supported me, I have heard from many others about the great work Bobbi does to support other families.

Read on to find out more about the this families inspiring story and how this contest could truly change their lives:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Homemade Fondant Easter Eggs

There are just some memories from childhood that have a way of sticking with you through time. Lots of my memories from childhood revolve around food, whether it was my grandmas shortbread cookies or something special my mom and I used to make together.

Around Easter a few years ago I took to Google searching for the fondant Easter Egg recipe that I remembered my mom making when we were little. We would each have one big egg with our name written on it and could easily make them last a week by slicing off a little sliver after dinner to eat. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Quiz #MQAM

Acting Balanced

1. Today is look up at the sky day - what does your piece of the sky look like today?

Currently sitting on my couch I can see the moon through my window. It was pretty cloudy here today and still is so won't get too much of a good view of the lunar eclipse.

Menu Plan Monday April 14/2014


This is a pretty busy week for us with all the stuff going on with school/work etc. Plus we just started taking sign language lessons again but now on both Sunday and Monday. It is also Nathan's Birthday this week so that means I will be making a cake and of course cupcakes for his class at school. So most of our meals are simple and easy to make this week.

Monday:  Chicken Salad rolls with fruit
Tuesday:  Whole chicken in crock pot with  salad and boiled mini potatoes

Monday, February 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday February 17/2014

Here is hoping that we are not coming down with the flu now as my stomach felt a bit off tonight. Hence the quickly thrown together dinner of Tortellini, something that the kids love!

Monday: Tortellini with Alfredo sauce. Side of cucumbers for kids and sauteed mushrooms for adults. Not gluten free but quick and easy. I didn't eat much of it anyway.
Tuesday:  Tuna Curry with rice and peas. Substituted with rice flour to make it gluten free and evaporated milk since I don't have half and half on hand. I made this recently for a friend while her baby was in the hospital and even her pickiest child loved it!