Wow – what a day it has been. Started early this am with consistent winds of 25-30 MPH. Around noon time it changed. Trees in my yard started to fall. I am very thankful that they were at the back of my yard and fell in the right direction. I think we have just passed the worst of it. I was lucky in that we have not lost power (yet – fingers crossed).
Here is hoping that everyone on the East Coast has a better tomorrow.
On another note – I received notice that I was selected for the next Cravebox. Very excited because it is a Cooking Light box. This can only hold things that I will love. I will keep you posted. I totally recommend you sign up to be involved with these. I am having a blast!
That’s it for now – Enjoy your night. If you live on the East Coast – be safe!
Today is Wednesday – normally a nothing kind of night, middle of the week boring. This week it has taken on new meaning. The presidential debate is on. No, I am not going to get political here. You will vote for who you vote for. The important thing is -that you vote! Well others in my family have different opinions and they are very into debates, etc. Me, I look for an escape. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is important that you gain knowledge so you know what you are voting for. But I can figure that out early on and not much they say in these debates will change my opinion. Wasted TV time.
So what do I do? I turn to my favorite TV channels – HGTV or FoodNetwork. I love their shows and the commercials do not include political ads – a big bonus as far as I am concerned! Plus – I can learn a thing or two.
Today I was excited because I received my first Cravebox. I mentioned that I was expecting this in my last post. I was quite excited to receive it. My guess about the book was correct, so I know I am very excited about reading it. If you want to read the first few pages as I did, go to Amazon. I also received a package of licorice from Natural Vines. I have had licorice before, mostly form the grocery store. Well, I have to tell you, there is a BIG difference. This licorice is soft and very flavorful. I had my son try it as well and he agreed. Another part of the box was a very cute bracelet from Alexa’s Angels, it spelled out Gratitude. When I look at it, it does make me think about what I am thankful for. Go to their website. They have a lot of great gift ideas there. The last (but not least) sample in the box was a bag of soy nut mix. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about this one. I am pleased to announce that it was good. The bag had soy nuts, but also included a little bit of chocolate. The combination made this work. It was also the perfect snack size. I will be buying from Crum Creek Mills again.
This may seem like an advertisement – but it isn’t totally (though to be honest, I want to be selected for more boxes…). I am very impressed with what I received from Cravebox. The products I received are definitely things I will use and seek to purchase in the future.
Well, I am off to read my book and eat my snacks. Hope I get picked again soon!
Well, today is September 30th. It is amazing to me how quickly this year has gone by. I swear it was the beginning of summer yesterday… Well this day is always melancholy for me. My mother passed 6 years ago today. I miss her very much. She was such an inspiration and I have to credit her for the best parts of who I am today. It is also because of her that I love all the various things that I do.
On to other things… I learned last week that I have been picked to receive the book lovers cravebox. I can’t wait. It should arrive this week. I will let you know what I think after I read the book. They were giving away hints on twitter, so I think I know what the book is and I have a feeling I am going to like it. They also send a long a few other products to enjoy while reading the book. All the products they send are new to the market, so I will get to be one of the first to test them. If this kind of thing interests you, you should look into it.
As always I have been busy cooking and trying many of the new recipes I find on pinterest. I love that site, if you don’t belong, you should. I also like to try the recipes that I find in People Magazine. Yes I said People magazine.
I tried this recipe by Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was delicious. It was made with arugula, ribbons of zucchini, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and an oil & lemon vinaigrette. I can’t seem to find the recipe online – but here is a scanned version.
Mine doesn’t look quite the same, but be assured, it tasted delicious. Try it while you can still get fresh local zucchini.
I think I will spend the rest of this rainy day working on a few craft projects and watching football. Happy end of September.
While working my way through all that is the internet these days – I came across a site called Klout. Did you know that if you blog, tweet, facebook etc – you have a Klout rating? This was news to me.
It started because I decided to join Cravebox. This is a site where you get a chance to test new products and give opinions. I like to that kind of thing, so I was all over this. Part of signing up and being eligible to participate is a survey where you list your blog, facebook info etc. They also have a place for you to enter your Klout rating. Well I had to google this because I had never heard of such a thing. So off to the Klout website I go and fill out another survey with similar information and Klout comes up with my rating…
I got a 41 out of 100 rating. I get excited, that is pretty good isn’t it? Well come to find out – it is average – LOL. Well I hope that Cravebox finds my average rating good enough for their standards.