Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saturday Sentiment: Learning

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Friday Favorites: August 26

It’s the last Friday in August, so the heat has to break soon – right?  Please?  I keep trying to remind myself how nice it was in June and the cool weather will return. Even though the heat isn’t my favorite, there’s plenty of other enjoyable things to distract me.

  • A giveaway!  I haven’t hosted a giveaway in a while; it’s nice to give something back.
  • Good books.  I’m about half way through the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and I just started Science Fair for our family book club.
  • My grandson outgrowing his newborn clothes – OK, that one’s my favorite because it’s fun to watch him grow, and not my favorite because the time is going by so quickly!
  • My daughter and I started a recipe blog to keep all our family’s favorite recipes in spot.  I could have used this all those times I was at someone’s house, wishing I had a specific recipe with me.  Thanks to Monzanita, who has done all the work, there’s a few recipes up.  Look out for more to come.

There’s plenty of other folks having a good time in the blogosphere too!

  • Your Homebased Mom has to be having fun making this Cinnamon Roll Cake!
  • I’m with Poca Cosa and ready for fall.  Her Candy Corn Milkshake could be the ticket.
  • The Language of Flowers is another book on my list after reading Booking Mama’s review.
  • I’ve been working on a sewing project with one of my kiddos.  She wants to learn to sew and I’m trying to teach her with my limited skills.  The Mother Huddle listed an awesome directory of sewing tips that I think I will find immensely helpful in my efforts!

What’s keeping your mind off the heat, or the storm if you live back east?

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Recipe Bundle Giveaway

I know you are probably thinking I’m a slow, but I’m still basking in the evo glow!  And today I’m going to share my bounty with one lucky reader!

The Prize!

  • The wonderful people at Nature’s Path provided “the Eatwell Cookbook”.  This 97 page cookbook has recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert featuring Nature’s Path products.  I’m always a little leery trying “health foods”, but I try it once.  I found several Nature’s Path products I really like, including Love Crunch.  I can’t wait to try some of the recipes in this cookbook!
  • The Compassionate Diet by Arran Stephens.  If you have ever wondered or considered a vegetarian diet, this is an excellent resource.
  • Nature’s Path recipe cards – A few more great recipes to try!
  • Chef Dan‘s recipe cards – McDonalds sponsored recipes and tips from Chef Dan.

Sounds pretty good!  To enter for your chance to win, simply leave a comment sharing the last new recipe you tried.  The contest will be open through Sunday.  The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday.  Good Luck!

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Flying Machines Summer Camp

This summer, one of our themes for our Stay at Home Summer Camp was Flying Machines.  Of coarse we learned about your standard airplanes and helicopters.  But we also got into rockets, air ships and hot air balloons.  We even tied food into our lessons!  Get the whole scoop over at Arizona Mama.

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