Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going Through A Bone Marrow Transplant

In 2015, Anna endured the long and hard path of a bone marrow transplant. We are so grateful that there is such a thing and that Anna did great. It wasn't easy, though. If you are facing it, and want to know our experience, this is our story.

I have started this post so many times and erased it. There's so much to tell. Will anyone even read it? Every time I think no one will, I find out I'm wrong. So, here it is as best I can remember. I also avoided it because it was hard to re-live. I don't remember crying a lot when we went through it. Now, when I tell people about it, I cry. That's okay though. It's a cry with a good ending. Anna made it! She is doing great and ready to go back to school soon.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Amri Dates

I'm finally rounding up the product reviews for a while here. Sorry about the bombardment of them. This one was so worth it though! These Majestic Amri Dates were so fantastic to get to try.

I had never really thought much about dates until I was looking into doing a Whole 30, which I still haven't done. Maybe one day. I saw where people used them to sweeten sauces and things because you can't have sugar unless it's in a natural form like fruit. When I got these dates to try for free in exchange for an honest review, I thought I might do something like that. But, I didn't. I ate them.  I just went into the bag once or twice a day and ate them like a piece of candy. They are so sweet and delicious. I'm sure you could use them for sweetening things, but if you only use them the way that I did, you will not be disappointed. They are fabulous.

Do you use dates to sweeten sauces or desserts? Or do your dates make it farther than out of the bag and into your mouth? Let us know.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kitchen Lemon and Lime Squeezer

For everything you make with lemon or lime juice, this kitchen citrus squeezer is great. 

I got it free in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly am grateful to have it. It's heavy (not too heavy to hold, but heavy enough to really push to get the juice out.) I like the fact that the handle has the non slip grip feature as well. Honestly, I see no flaws in this product. As you can see, I made guacamole with it, but you can use it for anything that needs a quick squeeze of lemon or lime. (Or orange!) Tea, desserts, main dishes, whatever. You just slice and squeeze, no worry about the seeds. I also like that it gets all the juice. I had a different brand before that once you squeezed, there was still juice in the lemon when you took it out. Not with this! Try it and tell me what you think.