Thursday, January 26, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
At work last week a customer and I talked at great length about it. She had the same exact cancer and diagnosis as I did. I enjoy that. I do.
I was chatting with a group of friends on Facebook about my urge to read the Oncology reports I never could get myself to read all the way through. The last time I tried I got three paragraphs into the first page and read "extremely high chance of disease recurrence" I was in tears for days. I mentioned to my friends that maybe I should read them through because maybe the doctor changed him mind later on. A Sweet friend replied. "Maybe GOD changed his mind! You are here with us, you are healthy! Why get all depressed because of what someone said 6 years ago!?!" and another great friend said "Will reading this enrich (my) life in some way? Do (I) feel like there is some need behind reading it? Is there a reason it would be worth." Another suggested I "make (myself) a cake and celebrate!" another "agree(d). Live life to the fullest."
Don't I have marvelous friends??? I do. I know I do. No looking back, move onward. Enjoy life to it's fullest. I heard that 90% of what we worry about never happens anyhow!
ps... I love you ladies!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes from Bake, Robot
Friday, January 20, 2012
Pink Lemonade Pie from The Prepared Pantry
Valentine Wreath from Simply Crafty
Yarn Hearts from Family Chic
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Here are some great ideas on how to sweeten up your sweetie!
From Glorious Treats
Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and crumb coating
From Sprinkle Bakes
These sweet Valentine's cupcakes are quite easy to make!
From Glorious Treats
I had decided to concentrate on book reviews and reading but I am working full time now and raising a large family, reading seems to be a luxury I just don't have the time for right now. I have about 300 books on my Kindle hoping to be my next pick.
So, I am open for product reviews again. If you would like to pitch your product for review please email me at svrmomof6 (at) gmail. Please read my Review Policy.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Today is Friday the thirteenth of January, 2012. On Friday the thirteenth of January, 2006 I was five months pregnant with my fifth child getting a biopsy on my breast. As you know since you are reading this blog the results would come back Monday as positive for Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, followed by surgery, then induced childbirth, chemotherapy and radiation.
Honestly, these last six years have seemed like about 15. It has been a challenge but I am grateful that I am able to continue to be a part of my children's lives.
Here's to another forty years cancer free!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
As I mentioned yesterday, I am going to employ a weeknight meal of sandwiches and soup. I have found some terrific food blogs throughout my search and I decided to share some linky love. Stop by each of these terrific blogs and check out some more of their awesome goodness.
Gouda and Apple Croissant with Baby Spinach and candied nuts.
A healthy and delicious breakfast or lunch! I am looking forward to trying this very, very soon.
From Some the Wiser
Philly cheese steak recipe that packs a top-shelf punch. This looks so yummy!
From Patio Daddio BBQ
Do you make creative sandwiches? If you have an original recipe or tradition, please send me a link to it. I would love to try it out.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
|Photo from Nourished Kitchen|
Our family has started off this new year of 2012 with some financial challenges, thus impacting our food budget severely. It just so happens to be when meat prices seem to have increase by 50%! I have thus been on a mission this week to find creative ways to feed our family of 7/8 on a tight, tight budget. I say mission because these meals have to be easy enough to throw together throughout the week for this working mom of six. (sigh)
Some of the ways I hope to greatly reduce my food budget immediately are:
1. I will again employ a weekly menu to help reduce overbuying of extras at the grocery store.
2. We will have one meatless meal every week.
3. We will have a sandwich and soup meal one night each week.
4. We will have a breakfast for dinner meal one night each week.
5. We will incorporate more beans into our menus.
I don't know....I am still working on this.
I am using my Pinterest to "pin" some meals I am hoping will help us out in this crunch time. I shall post some of them here as I am able along with the links to some terrific blogs I have found through Pinterest and Foodgawker.
I hope you look forward to these upcoming posts! There are some good ones coming with some terrific links.
How do you stretch your food budget?
Fit twice the amount of pans in one small space. Perfect.