Monday, December 2, 2013

40% off Gorgeous Aprons from Flirty Aprons today, Cyber Monday, only!!!!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share that Flirty Aprons is having an awesome sale today only, on Cyber Monday. Everything is 45% off. Click HERE to go to the site. Enter the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout. I'm getting this one!!!! Remember, the sale ends today!!

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Who Are The Mormons?

Here's an awesome graphic that might help you to understand Mormonism better. Please email questions to mom2my9{at}gmail{dot}com or leave them in the comments section. Thanks for listening. :)


Monday, September 9, 2013

The Easiest Bread I've Ever Made (No-Knead Crusty Bread)

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This by far the easiest bread I've ever made. And it is delicious, perfect for soup season. You don't knead it, just stir and let it sit overnight, heat a pot in the oven, and pop it in. I'm grateful I came across Simply So Good's blog. There are some amazing recipes. The no-knead crusty bread recipe is HERE. Thanks for listening! :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Irregular Flirty Aprons at Deep Discounts! Hurry as sale ends tomorrow!

If you've always wanted a Flirty Apron, here's your chance to pick from irregular ones at deep discounts. Have fun!

Click HERE. Sale ends tomorrow!!!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Break at Grandma's and at the Hotel

For some reason, I find many children in small spaces endearing.... in the bathtub, after inflatable pool time....

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This picture doesn't adhere to the theme, but it awed me because, although the 4 boys under 7 didn't fold their clothes, they neatly placed them by the hotel window, without being asked, in preparation for hotel pool time.....

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...water gun time....

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...and gratefully, bedtime....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pizza Time with the kids, featuring my Sister with the Ph.D.

Things are always great when my sister with the Ph.D. comes to town. She spends hours coming up with and implementing activities for the kids to do and has seemingly endless energy. Her project for today was pizza-making for the 13-year-old boy's birthday. They had such a great time. Look....

Baby Hippo was in charge of designing his own pizza. He didn't do too bad...

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My sister with the Ph.D. is amazing with her dough. It's a special recipe that needs to sit for 24 to 72 hours. Hopefully I'll be able to share it with you here soon. :)

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The 6-year-old boy got to design some pizzas as well. He did an awesome job...

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Baby Hippo knows how to pile on the pepperoni...

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Patiently waiting....

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One of my favorite photos of the day....

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The favored pizza... bacon and caramelized onion...

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More patient waiting by Twin B....

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Just some delicious cilantro in my mom's window sill.....

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The vegetarian pizza before we popped it in the oven.... so delicious!

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Some spice racks my sister with the Ph.D., my brother and the 11-year-old girl built for my mom. The 11-year-old girl whittled the crossbars herself. :)

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The 11-year-old girl....

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A boy who is staying with us during our Spring Break, enjoying the bounty....

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My brother, about to consume his share.....

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Me, totally posing for the camera... :)

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Thanks for listening and have a great day! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

And Yet More Talk of Pancakes

I never tire of pancakes. There are so many ways one can make them, and some days I like to give the kids a few different choices simply by sprinkling different toppings on my traditonal blender pancakes after I do the first flip.

For a recent breakfast, I made a few plain pancakes, then sprinkled the next batch with cinnamon and sugar, and called them cinnamon toast pancakes, and ended by sprinkling my seed mix on the remaining batch. I call these birdseed pancakes....


My mixture is made of equal parts chia, flax and sesame seeds, which I mixed in a jar. For easy sprinkling, I stabbed holes in the lid with a pair of kitchen scissors...


My all-time favorite pancakes, thus far in my existence, are the birdseed blender pancakes. I try to limit myself to 2 pancakes, 2 teaspoons of butter, and 1 tablespoon of syrup, which adds up to about 340 calories. For the complete nutrition data, go HERE.


So have fun with your pancakes! Add struessel, sprinkles, pecans, thinly sliced apples, or anything else that might come to mind. Leave your ideas in the comment section, and as always, thanks for listening! :)