Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette - Giveaway: 30 Winners!

Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette

Giveaway: 30 Winners!



I can't wait to try this! And make sure you enter to win so you can try it also. 


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Do you love a good Avocado? Would you like to find a great Vinaigrette that can be used for salads, marinating, dipping and much more? I have joined with a group of bloggers to introduce you to a new product, Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette made in Colorado! NO GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, in fact its pretty much allergen free!


The maker of this great natural, whole foods vinaigrette has been enjoying a variation of this dressing since he was a small boy. Like many other great things, the recipe was given to him by my mother. Once you try it you will know why it is so great too!


We also have a COUPON CODE: MYFREEDAIRY for 1 FREE bottle when you order online!


In fact, 30 lucky readers will WIN one 4 ounce sample bottle of this great Alpine Avocado Vinaigrette shipped right to your door!


Open to 48 Continental US States Only and ends August 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Re-Cap - Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Normally on the weekend, since Hubby works through the week, Lil Man will spend a lot of time with Daddy outside working on projects. Lately they've been working on building a wood shed.


But this last weekend, Hubby took a break from working on the wood shed to brew beer, which is one of his hobbies. I know that Lil Man likes to help his Daddy, but I also know that sometimes Daddy needs his time to do 'his thing' too without a little helper around. 

So after my 6 mile run, I took Lil Man to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. I had no idea that it would be as crowded as what it was. But it was a beautiful day. It was Saturday. So I should have known it  would be super crowed. 

But we had a fun day (in spite of having to wait in super long lines for the safari - but worst of all waiting for food).  Lil Man loved the safari tour. And he loved feeding the animals. Oh, and don't forget the playground. He had to play on everyone. (There were three.)  We missed not having Daddy with us though. But I am glad that Hubby got a little time (that he never seems to get) to do something he wanted to do. 




After several hours at the park, we finally made it back home where Hubby was just finishing up his beer brewing. And just in time for Lil Man to help Daddy with cleaning up things with the water hose ;) 

After such a busy weekend. (I ran 15 miles yesterday), we decided to spend some time at home today. Lil Man is playing with his toys. I am doing lots of - surprise surprise - laundry. 


We are definitely trying to squeeze some last summer fun! 


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Kids Academy Company Educational Apps

Full Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines. My opinions are 100% my own based on my own review and personal experience. 

It's that time of year again, school has just started for some, and right around the corner for others. Lil Man will be back in preschool in the blink of an eye. And we've had a lot of fun over the summer, but I also know it's important to continue with trying to teach him the basics. He loves electronics. So I've been utilizing the iPhone and iPad.

Well, the Kids Academy Company makes some awesome apps for the iPhone and iPad.

http://www.kidsacademy.mobi/


One app that they have is the "Learn to Read and Write Puzzles" and it an be found here in itunes.


It has mazes, rhyming words, uppercase letters, lower case letters and the list goes on. Be advised that this app requires an in-app purchase. In other words, you get a small version of the app, but for the full version you have to make a purchase. It has cute animals that really got my son's attention. He loved the dog. 


Another app is the "Preschool & Kindergarten Learning Kids Games Free For Toddlers and Preschool Children – All in One Montessori Based Brain Kid' Puzzles By Kids Academy Co apps" and it can be found here in itunes. It emphasizes numbers and letters. It too requires in-app purchases. But with the small version you can decide if this would be appropriate for your child. Lil Man did enjoy this one also.

And last but not least from the Kids Academy Company is "Kids Puzzles preschool math games for girls and boys ∙ Toddlers learn 123 tracing with paint sparkles draw drill - my first coloring book HD by Kids Academy!" and it can be found here in itunes.


I personally loved this one. It has you trace each number on the screen. I will admit though that it wants you to be very precise (which isn't always easy for younger kids). So it can be a little frustrating if they don't get it 'just right' and have to keep starting over. One disappointment was that this one only went to the number 3. It too requires in-app purchases for the full version. I would like to have been able to have demoed a little more of it before being asked to purchase a full copy. Overall though, I feel this is a good educational app. 

My three year old enjoyed all of these apps. If you are looking for some nice educational apps, I would recommend checking out these educational apps from the Kids Academy Company.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wherever The River Runs Book Review and Giveaway

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Nowadays, I definitely don't get as much time to read as I would like to, but when I had the opportunity to read Wherever The River Runs by Kelly Minter, after watching the video, I was definitely interested in reading this book.

Here is the video if you'd like to watch it. It's worth the time.


My grandparents were missionaries, and I was curious to see Ms. Minter's view on going into the mission field.

This book did not disappoint. I felt that Wherever The River Runs was honest and truly heart-felt.I laughed at some of her descriptions. I cringed at some of her stories, and felt the twinge of guilt at how I often take simple pleasures for granted.

One of my favorite quotes:




I don't want to spoil what happens as I would like for you to be able to read it for yourself. So I'm giving away one copy of Wherever The River Runs by Kelly Minter. (U.S. and Canada Residents only). Enter to win. Giveaway ends Monday, August 18.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Little Buffalo State Park

I don't know about where you live, but where we live we are within driving distance to several State Parks. And because the weather has been so cool this Summer, and although it's August, last week was the first time we'd been to the pool. Lil Man had a blast.

We had hoped some friends could join us today, but no one was available. But we ventured out, just the two of us, and we had a blast. The water was still pretty cold. In fact, we would get in - play for awhile - then get out and sit on a beach towel in the sun to warm up. This seemed to work well.

We splurged and Lil Man enjoyed his first chocolate chipwich. He exclaimed "It's a cookie AND ice cream!" I do believe he thought it was a genius idea.

Although it can be exhausting as my Lil Man is one that wants me to definitely join in with him with the sprinklers etc, it was pure joy to watch him enjoy himself.

I think this picture speaks for itself.


I hope you are enjoying your last few days of Summer. We are trying to squeeze in every bit of fun before Lil Man starts 3 day a week Preschool in September. 

How are you enjoying your Summer? 




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