Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pinterest Sweepstakes from GREEN TOYS:PLAY FOR THE PLANET

If you have a Pinterest page and are interested in toys made from 100% recycled materials, have I got a contest for you!

Enter here for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Yummy Yummy Collards

Would you believe that I've lived down South for almost 25 years and I never made collard greens?!

I had them a couple times when I first moved here and didn't like them, so I swore them off forever.

I've been trying to incorporate more greens into our diets, but everyone is so darned picky. My daughter and I will eat spinach, but hubby and the boys won't. No one really cares for turnip greens and I'm still not really sure what poke salat is, so I decided to give collards another chance.

Since I never cooked them before, off to the net I went to try and figure it out. I found this great recipe at The Kitchn for inspiration. You can also check out my pin.

I didn't have ham hocks, but I bought some ham pieces and that seemed to work pretty well. Boiling them was probably pretty pointless since there wasn't much to flavor the water, so I might skip that next time if I only have pieces again. Also, I'm going to try sauteing them in olive oil to be a little healthier. Other than that I was pretty faithful to the recipe and they turned out amazing!! Everyone loved them which was a total surprise.

The picture doesn't do them justice, but I'm really proud of myself, especially since I didn't mess them up.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I did it!!!!!

I'm soooo proud of myself right how!! Yesterday I finally learned how to put more than one post on a page and today  FINALLY got my domain to point here instead of to the site I made that wasn't as good as this.

I don't have a big readership right now, so I'm considering changing the name of my blog to reflect my new purpose and URL, but, that's another topic for another time; for now I'm going to bask in the glow of my accomplishments and finish my beer.

Have a great night and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Two New Friends

On Friday I finally got the orange, snuggly kitty I wanted!! His name is Hobbes and he's absolutely adorable, when he's not pooping everywhere but the box. 

Today I got another new friend in the mail! He's my Snuggle bear that I got for free as part of the Summer with Snuggle Bear mission. 

Here is a #TeamSunggle selfie with the new BFFs Hobbes and Snuggle Bear.