And the Winner is....

Thanks so much to all that entered! This was truly a great first giveaway! So I used and the winner of the $50 CSN gift card is.....

Jennifer said...

Kristel, I am an avid follower of your blog. I feel like I know you. And I would buy some bread pans to make my sourdough bread in and I would think of you each time I made bread, which is twice a week.

9:46 PM, August 03, 2010

Thanks Jennifer, I will be contacting you. I love that you would think of me twice a week and I expect to hear from you on those 2 days!!!

Be sure and come back I have lots more giveaways headed your way!! Have a great Sunday!!!


Six Word Saturday..

Hosted by Showmy Face

Just remember, it could be worse!!

Award, Coupons & Dora....

So once again I went MIA for a couple of days. I was busy registering my 6yr old for 1st grade (sniffle, sniffle), trying to get a grasp on wheat and dairy free life, and buying school supplies.

As far as the diet lifestyle change, I am doing better but I still have a hard time planning for more than one day at a time! I won a new cookbook over at All About...Vegan Food, it's called Mission: Impossible Pies by Hannah Kaminsky. Which is great because we are missing sweets bad! I am sure I will have lots of recipes to share don't worry!

I also got my FIRST AWARD!!

 I am completely honored. I got it from The Truth About Motherhood 

which I completely love. She was one of my first blogs that I followed!!

Other things random things I came across this week:


Wheat & Dairy Free Recipe

Here is a great recipe for those of us who have food allergies or know someone with food allergies!

Banana Bread:

2/3 cup of oil
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs or egg replacement
1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups of barley flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In large bowl, mix the oil and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the bananas and vanilla. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda and stir into the banana mixture. Add the nuts if desired. Pour into a loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until done. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.


**GIVE AWAY** CSN Gift Certificate!!!

I am sooo excited!! I have been bouncing off the walls all week long because I was contacted by CSN Stores about hosting my First Ever GIVEAWAY!!! Which is completely awesome because I love CSN Stores. You can find almost anything on over 200 online stores from dinnerware to dog beds to sofas and suitcases!!
It is your lucky day because CSN Stores wants to give you a $50 gift certificate! You can buy replacements for the plates that were broken, like me,
or maybe you need this...

Whatever it is, CSN Stores has it!!

So leave me a comment, with your email address, telling me what you would love to own from CSN Stores! Hurry contest ends August 7, 2010 @ midnight! Only open to US & Canadian readers only!

Additional Entries:
  • Follow me - 1 entry
  • Blog at this giveaway - 3 entries
Good Luck!!!

To the Top Tuesday Blog Hop

I know you can't believe it, I found another blog hop! This one is hosted by One Little Mister & Mommy is Crafty! The rules:
  • Follow both hosts!
  • Follow featured blog - The Baby Store Plus
  • Link your Blog
  • Find 4-5 new blogs, tell them how you found them!
So link up and go explore. Find someone new today! Don't forget to come back. I will be having my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!! I know you need a gift certificate to!!! Who doesn't want free money?!?

Follow Me Back Tuesday...Giveaway coming

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It's Follow Me Back Tuesday. Hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya'sReview Retreat , Boobies, Babies & A Blog & our special guest co-host for the week Shanna from Mommy Of One...And Counting!

If you are new and stopping by Welcome! Remember come back later today I will be posting my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!! YEAH!! If you love, come back and enter the giveaway!! Who doesn't need a gift certificate? Also I am shopping for a button! Who designed yours?


First Giveaway...Coming Soon!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am about my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!!!! It will also be my first blog anniversary!! WOW, 2 cherry poppings in one day!!! Now I need your help, BUTTONS! Where do I get one? Let your recommendations in the comments, please!! Don't forget come back for my BIG GIVEAWAY!!!

Monday Minute

Monday Minute
Hosted by Daily Dose of Reality, which I always need!


Brown Eyed Girl Jenn

Co-hosted this week by Brown Eyed Girl Jenn

Describe your life in one word

Promising - likely to turn out well

Is there something you wish you had learned how to do as a child?
Yes, playing the piano and baton twirling lessons!

Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
God, I have always wanted to be enlightened!

What is your greatest dream/hope/aspiration?
To finish nursing school, completely, then go on to become a CRNA. Of course, that my girls are healthy, happy and loved, too!
Do you believe you have reached your potential? Why/why not?
No. I have sooo much more to offer this world!
Now that I have disclosed my life to you, join in! Answer the questions and Link up!


Week in Review...Blogs I Love

I have found sooo many new blogs! I must share, I can't hold it in anymore!!!! So go explore and tell me what you find!!

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BWS tips buttonBig Mama Cass' Button

Mass Hole Mommy

Leelou Blogs

Getting to Know You...

Getting to know YOU

Hosted by Mannland5

The Q's..

1. If you were to win an award today, what would it be for?
I don't know why this is such a hard question....ummm...I guess hottest! It is sooo hot here today. We will be reaching actual temperatures around 105 and humid! I feel titty sweat coming already and its not even noon!

2. What is your shoe style?
Shoe style sadly is flip flops for warm weather and Uggs for cold! Easy, like me, hahaha!

3 Does your car reflect your personality?
Nooooo! I drive a Camry, not by choice. I really see myself as a VW kind of gal! On the outside its sleek and contemporary, on the inside a race car!!

4. If you could take over someones body for a day..whose would you choose?
I would choose Jennifer Aniston. I love her. She has a great body, and I think beautiful!

5. Love or be loved?
Be Loved!!! We always want what we can't have, right?

6. If you were on death row, what last meal would you choose?
A big juicy steak and potato. Maybe chocolate cake for dessert!

7. Have you been on vacation this Summer, if so where?
We decided this year instead of going just going to one place, we made lots of little visits in neighboring cities. The rules were, we had to go at least 1 hour out of town! We have been to 3 different lakes, 4 museums, 2 zoos and 1 water park. It was lots of fun and didn't realize how much we had right around us!

8. What is your favorite food related guilty pleasure?
Dr. Pepper and peanut butter cups!!

Now that you have seen more of me than you wanted to, answer the questions and link up with MannLand5!! Have a great Sunday!!