Saturday, July 23, 2016

Farm Fresh To You

Local veggies?
Local fruits?
Not from the Farmer's Market?
Where can you get these?

I get mine from Farm Fresh To You. You can get a variety of sizes with a variety of options. You can also choose how often you receive your box of goodies.  It's also the best way to get veggies you don't ordinarily purchase. I love that my family gets to try new veggies, veggies I wouldn't ordinarily purchase.

I get the mixed fruit and veggie box delivered every three weeks.  It is loaded with fresh, local, organic, and seasonal fruits and veggies. As soon as the boys see the box they dive right in and help them selves to the fresh fruits and veggies inside. It's refreshing to hear them say how good everything tastes, they especially love how fresh the carrots taste. They say they are better than store bought carrots. In my mind...that is win win.

Go check out Farm Fresh To You.
Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blackberry Jam and Trader Joe's

Okay, okay, okay, I am a slacker. I haven't been present in this forum for way too long. Now to get back into it. Even if it is ever so slowly.

How many of you enjoy the products at Trader Joe's? There are several items there I purchase for me and my family. One in particular is their Seedless Blackberry Jam.

We love i! It tastes very much like the blackberry jam my dad use to make. He would send me to all they alley's in my hometown to pick as many berries as possible. I would come home with purple hands and lips, stains on my clothes and scratches on my legs and arms. He taught me to make his jam and it was delicious. TJ's jam is as close to home as I can get and share with my family. However they have recently discontinued it. So unless they bring it back, by popular demand, I am on a hunt for new jam...or blackberry bushes to recreate my dad's jam.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monthly Precept or Quote

Have you read the book Wonder by RJ Palacio? No? Well stop everything and go get the book! It is an amazing book on acceptance, overcoming difficulties, and life lessons. Part of the book focuses on Monthly Precepts. They are all good, but the one that stands out is:

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

You can get the book HERE!

I am going to try to live by this quote this month. And in turn reinforce it with my boys. I think we all need a lesson in kindness.

What is your favorite quote?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Earliest Childhood Memory

My first childhood memory was when I was 4 years old. 
We went to Disneyland and it was so scary. 

Number 4 Cardboard Cutout 

In my minds eye I remember it as if it was yesterday.Imagine going to the "Happiest Place on Earth" and being terrified. That was me. Terrified!

I remember 3 rides from the park, only 3. One was pretty cool in my 4 year old was It's a Small World. I loved all the children from all the nations and the music was so catchy I couldn't get it out of my mind.

The other 2 rides I remember were Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted House. I remember 2 things about each of these rides. They were scary, but I liked them also. I Pirates of the Caribbean I was terrified that the pirates were going to shoot me and that our boat was going to catch on fire. I was so scared I remember hiding under the front part of the boat, we were in the front seat of it. 

The Haunted House was frightening because it gave truth to my 4 year old self that ghosts DO exist. They were everywhere! Flying around me, sitting at tables, terrorizing each other, and me. The best part of this ride was when one sat next to me. He didn't scare me, he seemed friendly enough.

That is probably the most vivid memory I have. I wonder what my kids remember from their trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth". 

What is your first childhood memory?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Tribute

It's pretty safe to say that Robin Williams is probably my favorite actor. He was highly entertaining and embraced each role and made it his own. Truly made it his own.

Hearing his voice as the Genie in Aladdin was amazing. The many voices he used to create that role was simply genius. What made him so special was his ability to ad lib, which was approximately 90% of this role.

The last movie I saw in the theater was Patch Adams. That movie was so heart wrenchingly good. It made me cry. His determination to make being a patient fun and hopeful was heart warming. The idea that he wanted to have a care facility for those who couldn't afford to see a doctor, his willingness to take a huge risk with his career. Robin Williams made you feel for him and all the people he crossed paths with in this movie. 

My kids especially loved him in Mrs. Doubtfire. I loved watching his character find the balance between the fun dad and the responsible dad. All he wanted was the best for the three of them and he wanted to spend as much time as possible with them. His character just didn't know how to be "parent" until we got closer to the end of the movie.

My personal favorite is Hook. Watching his character learn how to be a Lost Boy again was highly entertaining. It also makes me realize that there is still a kid in each and every one of us. We just have to hang on to our imagination. Growing up and growing old is for the birds. 

Here is a quote to remember him by:

Thank you Robin Williams for all the wonderful roles you played. You are truly an inspiration to me and my kids.

What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?