Saturday, March 12, 2011

Slow and Low

I haven't had the time I had hopped to be able to write a blog post or two. I have had my hands full lately.

I have managed to finally get some cooking done. Being short on Kitchen time I have been using my slow cooker for most of our meals. It has become one of my favourite appliance. I love how you can prep & throw everything in during Dante's morning nap. Ignore it for the day & voila! An amazing dinner at the end of the day. I thought I'd share a few of the recipes I've tried that have turned out exceptionally yummy.

Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork)
The flavour of this pork was outstanding, & even better the next day. Unlike traditional saucy BBQ pulled pork, this pork has a wonderful cumin & lime flavor. Rather than the pork shoulder that the recipe called for I used two pork loins I had in the freezer. The first night we decided use the pork to make Cuban sandwiches. The left overs were great in wraps, sandwiches & even on its own.

Apple Butter
I had a bag of apples that had to be used or they would be going into the compost bin. This recipe was easy & the result was a wonderful cinnamon infused apple spread. We have enjoyed it on toast waffles, by the spoonful, and on oatmeal. I look forward to making this recipe with the apples from my backyard tree.

These recipes are now household faves that we will repeat gain & again. both recipes come form I love this blog there recipes are healthy, and taste amazing.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mother of a sale

For all you Parent's out there here is a site you want to check out Mother of a Sale. they have amazing deal of kids apparel & toys . You can sign up for e-mails about their daily deals, and they are on Facebook. Right now they are having a scratch & dent sale for FuzziBunz cloth diapers. they are worth checking out.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

I want to wish all my followers a Happy New Year.

I haven't been able to get to the computer much lately, so I haven't been able to write any posts lately. As I had mentioned in a previous post I have a good excuse for that.

I am slowly working on one when I can & I am hoping as Dante get a little older that I will be able to post more frequently than I have.

here's to a wonderful & happy 2011.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giveaway Winners

The winners of the Oh Baby it's a Martha Stewart Giveaway are:

1. Anonymous said...

I also my home with a new born, 6 weeks old today, and can't wait to make crafts together!

2. Suzie said...

posted on FB

3. Anonymous said...

You can add me to the draw. Alexander is really enjoying doing crafts. I'm going to make a basket of supplies for him for Christmas.

4. Anonymous said...

Very Cute Sarah... Dante the Model helps to increase the WOW factor behind the amazing wonders of Martha Stewart!
Tracy O ;-)

5. Mya said...

Love it!

I will be contacting the winners for their information, so your prize packages can be sent out to you. Thank you everyone for entering the draw.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Startet Mommy Giveaway

My Friend Megan has a Blog called The Starter Mommy featuring money saving tips & freebies geared towards Moms & families. She is also hosting a giveaway. Please check it out here. She is giving away a $25 superstore gift care or a box of Huggies diapers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Oh Baby it's a Martha Stewart Giveaway

I have been wanting to host this giveaway for a while, but a little adorable addition to the family arrived & I have been side tracked ever since. I have been busy trying to figure out what this little guy means to our lives. Now after a week at home we have kind of figured out a schedule, as scheduled as a newborn can be. I'm excited to finally have the opportunity to share these amazing products with you.

I have loved Martha Stewart from her first debut on cable TV. Her craft products have always been attractive, reliable, & unique. Once again Martha has released her seasonal Christmas craft supplies at Michaels, and the products are wonderful as always.

Here is Dante showing off the amazing Martha Craft supplies that are up for grabs.

I'm looking forward to using the treat boxes to give some homemade gifts. The divided Scandinavian treat boxes will be great for cookie swaps. In my opinion there are never enough uses for cello gift bags. The best part of the Martha Stewart bags & boxes are the included gift tags, tissue, & ribbon.

The berry & pine cone stickers are super cute & 3 dimensional. They will be fun to customize your Christmas package, used in Christmas/winter themed scrapbook pages, or to decorate your Christmas cards.

Glitter, what isn't more fabulous than glitter. I know what you are thinking. Glitter is for children. These days amazing things can be done with glitter especially the type of glitter Martha Stewart sells. It's a fine sanding type of glitter, not that chunky kindergarten craft project glitter. It can make plain ornaments into beautiful sparkly gems for your tree. It can also be use to liven up gift cards, & scrapbooking projects.

I never though I would fall in love with a set of paper punches. Martha Stewart is a genius. I have use paper punches in the past with only moderate success. I have never found them to work as well as I though they should & have had very little success creating a pattern with single punches becasue it's difficult to line up the punches so they are spaced evenly, & every time I end up either bunching up the punches at one end of the design, leaving too much space between the punches, or accidentally cutting into an adjacent punch. Martha has eliminated these problems by adding retractable wings to her punches which help line up your design for flawless punching every time. The punches can be use with our without the wings & all the wings fold to make the punches easy to store.

The Snow Flurry Punch Around the Page Sets has a corner & edge punch. The corner punch has two wings that can be pulled out singly, or together to allow you to punch inside or outside corners of folded cards.

The edge punch has designed wings that work with the corner punch that allow you to create seamless die cut borders on cards, gift tags, or scrapbook pages.

The Deep Double Edge Punch is incredibly beautiful. The wings on this punch line up perfectly creating a beautiful edge, or a continuous garland with ease.

The Giveaway:

5 winners will receive

· Punch Around the Page Sets (Snow Flurry)

· Berries & Pinecone Stickers

· Classic Christmas Glitter Packs

· Deep Double Edge Punch

· Scandinavian Snowflake compartment boxes

· Scandinavian Snowflake treat boxes

· Candy Caney Cello Treat Bags

To enter just leave a comment below by midnight (central time) on November 28th, & I will pick a winners by random number generator & post them on November 29th. Please leave your e-mail in your comment so I can contact you if you are a winner.

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-Become a follower via RSS feed, or Blogger
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stay Tuned Holiday Giveaway Comming Soon!

For all my followers I will be posting HUGE Christmas Giveaway in the next week, so stayed tune.

Want HINT: She's the queen of Crafting, and all "Good things"