Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Soup

I love the taste of this soup!

Combine over medium heat:
  • Coconut Oil
  • 1 medium to large chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
Sauté for 1 minute.

  • 2 uncooked and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Roughly 30 minutes.

  • Take 1/2 the soup and blend in a blender. Start out slow!  
  • Dump the soup in another container. Blend the rest of the soup. Pour the rest of the soup in the same container as the first batch.
Stir in:
Stir until they melt. Serve hot.

It is so good!!!!

Recipe Rock

This product is something I've never seen before. It looks really handy! It's for recipes. I make most of my own food. This recipe rock holds your cards up for you. Not only that, but it has a magnet on it; you can attach it to your refrigerator. I spill a lot, so it sounds handy to me!

Go Graham Go is hosting a giveaway, so go there to enter to win one! 

Monday, November 14, 2011


Not only am I trying to be healthier in what I eat, I'm trying to be healthier in how I store my food. Many plastic containers are not BPA free!

Glass containers are the best. They still can be microwaved. The only sucky thing is, is that they are heavier then plastic.

My Wee View is giving away a set of glass storage containers from Rubbermaid. *I love the red lids!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping it Safe

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is giving away a pink safe by: SentrySafe. I'd love to win one because our box of important papers is getting oh so full.

Do You Like Scarves?

I do, especially handmade ones! My sister made me one years ago, and I wear it often!

New Age Mama is giving one away from Dolma - Fair Trade * Handmade.

I like this one:

Roma Boot in the Color I Love!

I love boots and own none! I'd love to have these boots by Roma:

I love that color! New Age Mama is giving away a pair! SWEET!

Hubby and I Need to Relax

I noticed that we've been up tight a bit! I think it has to do with: A) I've been busy at work. B) He's been working on many projects at once. C) Kids (horse play and sound effects). D) My nephew has been in the hospital and really sick. I hate when my family members are hurting and sad!

I'd love to win this relaxation kit from Topricin. New Age Mama is giving one away!


I really like these earrings from Bottlehood! They are just so different!

New Age Mama is giving away a $30 GC to Bottlehood. How I'd love to win!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Go Graham Go! is giving away one $100 GC and two $50 GC to Gallery Direct. They have some amazing art prints! I hope I'm one of the winners.

If I am I may choose something Mexican for our kitchen, or something for our bedroom. If only they had some Picasso prints. He's one of my favorite fine artists!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Good Juice

Each weekend I experiment with making juice with our juicer. I've been trying out cranberries. Except I didn't want to add white sugar. That's hard to do when it comes to cranberries.

The perfect concoction for a family of 4 {2 young boys and two adults}:
*What you need is a juicer, I use a glass 4 cup measuring cup and a spoon to stir.
  • 4 medium apples
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • Enough water to fill up the mix to 4 cups

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Uncommon Goods is One of My Favorite Online Stores!

I love that they have artist made products. Many of them are recycled! I also like that they have things for every age and sex. Here are socks for me, a wooden tie for Daddy and a robot dino for the kids:

Jumpin' Beans is hosting a great giveaway for Uncommon Goods. A $50 GC will be given away!

Kelly Moore - Stylish Camera Bags

One thing I do not have is a good camera bag for my digital camera. I'd love one of these bags by Kelly Moore:
My Organized Chaos is giving one away! Kelly Moore ~ Stylish Camera Bags are way more then what I would pay, but they are so cool and have a lot of room in them.