Friday, August 28, 2015

40 Summer Cocktails To Match Your Mood
{Play the fun interactive cocktail game.}

It’s Back to School time and moms and dads all over are planning to celebrate!  I thought I would share some delicious cocktail recipes to help you deal with missing the kids {koff koff} and beat the last of the summer heat.

Pure Canada Maple has the perfect maple-infused cocktail for you. Find out your best boozy beverage match by playing this fun and interactive maple cocktail game from our friends up North, and you’ll be paired with one of 40 refreshing cocktails.

Something for everyone, some tasty examples include:
· For the Lazy Day Lover: Maple Ice Tea
· For the BBQ Connoisseur: Maple Margarita
· For the Pool Queen: Maple Blue Devil
· For the Music Festival Fanatic: Maple Sweet Basil
· For the Outdoor Enthusiast: Maple Energy Drink with Maple Water

Thank you so much Pure Canada Maple for helping us celebrate in style.

The Adventures of Supermom®

**I was not paid to post this.  I was sent FREE maple syrup to enjoy.**

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nocciolata Hazelnut Spread With Cocoa & Milk
{A yummy review and GIVEAWAY!}
{Move Over, Nutella!! There's a Better Spread in Town!

NocciolataI received this little jar in the mail and finished it last night during a midnight raiding in my kitchen.  I enjoyed spreading this yummy organic treat on some cinnamon grahams and right off my spoon.

My family loves hazelnut spread and we’ve tried different brands but Nocciolata is organic {we are an organic family} and delicious.  I enjoyed it more than other brands that we’ve tried.  I liked the fact that it didn’t leave that plastic-ey feeling in my mouth after eating it.

Since I finished my jar last night I will have to add it to my grocery list.  It’s perfect on crackers, apples, strawberries and straight off the spoon.  The kids love it on toast and in their lunch box with apples and crackers.  Yummy!

Nocciolata

I’m off to buy more.

More information about Nocciolata {pronounced no-cho-lata}:

SO GOOD. SO ORGANIC.
Nocciolata
It's actually quite simple. Quality ingredients produce superior taste. Only certified organic ingredients go into each jar of creamy, dreamy Nocciolata. That means no chemicals, no artificial flavors, no GMOs and absolutely zero palm oil. Nocciolata is still made following the Rigoni's exclusive family recipe. It is a slow process that uses only carefully selected ingredients like dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts (16%), brown sugar, skim milk and Bourbon vanilla extract.

Made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO's, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, Rigoni di Asiago's Nocciolata combines hazelnuts, cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, raw cane sugar, and skimmed milk for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with undeniably superior flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Unlike other brands, which use palm oil, Nocciolata is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats. It is also gluten-free.

Each batch takes 36 hours of artisanal preparation to develop its rich and complex flavor and easy-to-spread texture. Nocciolata is perfect for snacking, a wonderful addition to breakfast spreads, an alternative to other nut butters, and is a wonderful accompaniment for breads, croissants, crepes, and fruit.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday already?
Oops, I forgot to post this yesterday! Sooooooooo, I added more so I could post in a few, soooooooooooo HAPPY TUESDAY!

How did that happen?  I just cannot believe that September is almost here.  I love this time of year.

Fall weather.

The leaves will change into beautiful colors and fall to the ground.

It also means..

Time to get my warm fuzzy sweaters out!

I love crisp weather, sweaters and hot cocoa.

LOTS OF WARM BEAUTIFUL YARN in snuggly colors.

Last week was busy I believe.  I’ve forgotten what I did already.

School started.

I packed lunches for both girls for three days.

I did cook a lot of good food!  One night we even had company.  Mamaw and Great Aunt.  I made a delicious BBQ pork for sandwiches with coleslaw.  {To which my kids still call COLDSLAW.}

Crazy beautiful H came over with sweet sweet baby.

The Adventures of Supermom®

Kids do say the darnedest things. {Oldies but goodies.}

At least we were at home for these two:

I was on the bed nursing the baby when Lovely O comes in to ask me if I had her paci.

I told her I did not have it.

She SAID, "DAMMIT!!"!!

I calmly yelled for her daddy to come there. When he gets in the room she asks him if he has her paci. I start to hide my face with a pillow because I know what is coming next.

He told her he didn't have her paci.

She SAID, "DAMMIT!!"!!

He looks at me as I am hiding my face trying not to laugh out loud.

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Me ~ It’s raining outside.

Lovely O ~ Dammit!  We’ll have to get the umbrella!

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I had a cold and was coughing. Lovely O was trying to tell me something.

I had to tell her, "Wait a sec. I cannot hear you because I am coughing."

Lovely O ~ "Hold your mouth shut and you'll stop."

~coughing~ "I cannot stop coughing."

Lovely O ~ "Hold your mouth tighter, like this."

She seals her lips together tighter than the seal on my refrigerator!

It didn't work.

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