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Enjoy Life Foods Protein Bites #EatFreely

In our home we are always looking for a tasty after school, in the car,  taking a break at work snack. Sometimes you just need a truffle.

Enjoy Life Foods Protein Bites (new) – to help kids and adults fuel their days, these chocolatey plant-based protein bites are packed with 6g of protein per serving and are free-from 14 allergens. Two new flavors: Dark Raspberry and Dipped Banana.  Kids are happy and so are Mom and Grandma to find a yummy and good snack ready to enjoy at home or away from home.


Ladies Night at Singlecut Brewery and Queens County Roots Band

I am going to be honest Friday nights are my favorite after working all week, I like to stay up late and watch Ancient Aliens. Truth. A few weeks ago our childhood friend Patti texted us and told us that her son and his band Queens County Roots would be playing at Singlecut Brewery which just happens to be in my neighborhood.  She has invited me to many shows in Brooklyn and in Manhattan and I always say maybe next time.  Close to home and no more excuses. So this time I said yes. So happy I did. We enjoyed some delicious  and refreshing beers and we all agreed that DIMINISHED was our favorite.

We shared nachos and these nachos gave a whole new meaning to LOADED.  Pulled Pork and Guacamole oh my!!

We cheered to getting together and all agreed it had been too long since we did. We ate, drank, laughed and listened to some great jazz/blues music by Queens County Roots until closing time.

We even planned a get away in the new year.  Thinking New Orleans ~ I’ve never been there and I think I will like it.  Here is Patti with her sons Alex and Dylan, love them like family.

Truth is friends come and go but the true ones stick to your face like an octopus. yeah, we are blessed.


All In The Family #GazeboBuilding #Familyaffair #Familyworktogether

When you are away from home, for a long time, you come home to find plenty of unwanted visitors, like weeds of all kinds rooting in the lawn, and a weather tattered cloth top gazebo, with no hope of survival.

We got busy pulling out as many weeds as we could pull but our gazebo, damaged beyond any repair.  After going through 3 previous cloth top gazebos we needed to make a better gazebo purchase.  We opted for the latest trend, the hard top gazebo.  Only problem with the newest trend gazebo, it has what seems to be a thousand more parts.  We needed help in this end of summer project.

So when you need help, who you going to call?  Family, of course.      My son became the project manager.  Thank God!    My husband and I just assisted.  I assisted by removing the individually plastic packed pieces and  organized them in part number order.  Sounded easy but I found out it was NOT!

Nothing went up without using a tape measure to verify exact distance and a leveler.  My son is a perfectionist.

However, I do have to be honest, not all in the family gave us a helping hand.   Like my dad.  He offered his company as he relaxed reading the daily paper.

Then we got a drive by visit from my daughter-in-law and grand-daughter.  They just stopped by to give my son his outdoor blue-tooth charger.  It was like, “Hi, good luck in your new project,” then off to shopping they went.No matter, with or without extra help the gazebo began to come together.

Everything progressed smoothly.  Until, they had to climb the ladder to work on the ceiling of gazebo.

That’s when my nervousness began to kick in.  I couldn’t help but yell, “Watch your step,” “Be careful,” “Hold that ladder,” and every warning I could think of.  Yes, I was annoying!

All in all, father and son team pulled the gazebo together, without any screaming, or disagreeing, no one threatened to walk off the job. 🙂

DONE!  Gazebo completed!  Love my guys!

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SPROUT ORGANIC CRISPY CHEWS #Makeitreal #Keepithonest #Toddlersnack #Snack

Sprout Foods, the fastest growing organic baby food brand in the U.S., and is recognized as leading the plant-powered movement in infant nutrition with the largest assortment of vegetable-leading purees and snacks.

Sprout’s new snack Organic Crispy Chews  are a delicious snack for toddlers 12 months & up.

Sprout Organic Crispy Chews Orchard Fruit & Carrot and Red Fruit Beet & Berry.

Sprout Crispy Chews are crisped whole grain rice, fruits and  vegetables that are blended together to create a delicious, chewy fruit snack that are:

  • Certified Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • No Preservatives
  • No added or artificial flavors
  • No Added Sugar

CRISY CHEWS are made with a full serving of REAL fruits and veggies and a soft, crispy chewy texture that is enjoyable for toddlers to eat.  Perfect for tiny fingers learning to pick up and self-feed.   Five single pouches in each box, which makes Crispy Chews snacks an easy on-the-go snacking treat.  Drop a pouch in a lunchbox, for a lunch time snack that will be healthy, and enjoyed.

Find a store near you: CLICK HERE

Don’t forget Sprouts Curlz another Sprout Foods tasty heathy snack.

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Polaner Fruit & Maple Premuim Fruit Spread #Polaner #SimplyDelicious #Premium #PureGolden #MapleSyrup

If your looking for an exceptional quality in a fruit spread, then Polaner’s brand new Fruit & Maple Premium Fruit Spreads is the perfect choice.  It is made from delicious fruit and real golden maple syrup.  Polaner, a food company that has been around for over 100 years, offers taste that is hard to beat.  Spread their tasting flavor on toast, waffles, pancakes, bagels, crackers, ice cream, yogurt…

Polaner Fruit & Maple Premium Fruit Spreads adds a hint of natural sweetness to whatever you desire to spread it on.

Polaner Fruit & Maple ingredients are simple:   

Raspberry: raspberries; maple syrup; raspberry juice concentrate and fruit pectin.  40 calories per serving, 9 grams of sugar, of which 7 are added.

Peach: peaches; maple syrup; peach juice concentrate, fruit pectin and citric acid ( natural preservative in the peach)

No artificial colors or flavors, Gluten Free.  Not a jam.  Not a jelly.

Polaner Fruit & Maple Premuim Fruit Spreads are great for baking



Click here to find out where to buy Polaner Spreads.