Saturday, June 23, 2012
We love Farm Rich snacks and appetizers. They have so many different snacks to choose from. We haven't tried all of them yet, but we haven't had one we didn't like either. Our list of favorites so far are Mozzarella Bites, Cheese Sticks, Pizza Slices, and Marinara Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks.
We had some Mozzarella Bites for a snack this afternoon and the kids loved them. Bubby was hungry and he doesn't like to wait for food. Thankfully, these only took a minute in the Microwave for 8 of them. I prefer them oven cooked, but they were still good from the Microwave.
|Sissy didn't want to stop eating to pose for a picture.|
|Mmm....and he is my very picky eater!|
|Sissy gives them two thumbs up.|
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Mozzarella Bites: http://www.farmrich.com/
- Philly Cheese
- Pizza Slices: http://www.farmrich.com/
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I was not compensated for this review. I did receive 2 Farm Rich Snacks and Appetizers coupons. All opinions are my own.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Have you ever been told not to take a bath during a thunderstorms. I was always told lightning can strike the house and the current can travel through the metal pipes and in the water to you. I guess I never really believed it or just thought "what are the odds." In FL, we have thunderstorms ALL the time. We are used to it. We make sure to try and stay indoors in severe lightning, but I always considered inside to be safe and didn't always follow safety advice. I got a huge lesson in lightning yesterday after I got struck indoors. Yes. I was struck by lightning. Thankfully, it was indirectly and was just a little shock. I'm fine.
We've had storms everyday for almost 2 weeks. We had another evening storm passing over us, so we were trying to help the kids to not be scared. I had just finished cooking dinner and was dishing up my plate when all of a sudden we heard the loud bang of thunder. At almost the same time I felt the shock go up my middle, through my hand, and up my arm. I yelled and jumped back. It scared me more than anything. It felt like sticking your hand in an electrical socket. Not that I've done that since I was a little kid. I needed to sit down to make sure I was just scared and not hurt. I'm pretty sure I shook for an hour.
Our kids were scared so we tried to keep them calm while assessing the damage. I didn't hear all the pops my husband heard... I was a bit preoccupied getting electrocuted. Turns out there's enough damage to various electronics to call the insurance company. We have a $1000 deductible and $2000+ damage. We are pretty good about using surge protectors, but we weren't careful about our cable plugs being protected so we lost our nice TV and computer that way. It came in through the cable line and fried everything connected to it. Ironically, we bought the service plan on our older TV that includes surge, but not the new nicer one we bought last year. All our phones are gone and our internet. Thankfully, we have smart phones. My garbage disposal was hit. All garage outlets were hit including our irrigation system and garage door sensor. So it looks like all summer projects (mainly painting) will be postponed until next summer due to unexpected expenses.
Be safe during a lightning/thunderstorm! Stay away from windows, anything metal, and no showers/baths. It's the perfect excuse to not cook too! Don't touch the stove! We are just happy the damage wasn't worse.
We found where it hit the house. We also found two more scorch marks on each side.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
My daughter has issues with public toilets. Who doesn't really? Many times they are dirty and it's just not the same as home. Potty training with Sissy had many difficulties because of this. She was very picky about the toilet. She refused to use a public toilet for a LONG time. It all started when we were in the beginnings of potty training and attempted to use a dirty, metal, self-flushing park toilet in a dark room. Not cool. One time, we went on a trip to my Mom's house (4hr drive) and she absolutely refused to use any toilet because we weren't at home. I thought for sure she'd just eventually wet herself, but she somehow held it from 7am until almost 6pm. I was getting worried about her getting a bladder infection, so I eventually held her down on Granny's toilet (kicking and screaming) and told her she was on the potty already and to just go. Thankfully, most of this is behind us (no pun intended), but she's still picky about what toilets she'll willingly use.
I'm getting ready to start the potty training process all over again with Bubby and I cringe at the whole public toilet use and teaching him that toilets are dirty. I have images of Sissy trying to scoot up the potty and putting her hands all over it to get on and hold on. This is where the PottyCover comes in.
I LOVE that they come in individually wrapped packages. I can stick one or two in the diaper bag or even one in my purse.
I also love how much it covers. It covers MUCH more than any other toilet cover I've ever seen. Some of the worst parts are the sides just under the seat and the front and they are covered.
Friday, June 1, 2012
I have a sweet, calm (mostly) little boy named "bubby." He has lots of nicknames though. Sissy calls him "brother" and I call him all kinds of things (ie Bubby, brother, bear-bear, little man, stinker, etc).
I also have a new photography obsession. I love taking and editing pictures. I've been doing a lot of photography sessions lately. Did I mention that they have all been free? I do them for friends and family, so I don't ask for money. I don't feel professional enough to ask anyway.
I'm PR friendly and LOVE to share the word about good products. This is how I decide to buy most of my products by reading other reviews. I end up buying my favorites for gifts because they are just SO good that my friend's and their kids need them too. :-)
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