Wife, Mummy, Nurse

05 March 2015

3 Children's Books about the Heart

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When I was 9 years old, I wanted to become a cardiologist. When I had to take high school biology, I hated my teacher because he was short tempered, could not control the class, and did not want to be at school. It was then I decided not go become a doctor (for which I'm glad). While at Grove City College, I began to believe that God was calling me to go into nursing. I left Grove City (after my sophomore year) and went to Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing (a diploma program outside of Pittsburgh).

04 March 2015

Zubels #Review #Giveaway

With the weather (hopefully) warming up soon, I have been looking to get a cotton hat for my son, since he does not always like wearing the wool hats I've knit for him when it's warmer outside. I was thrilled when I found out about Zubels.

Bunny Tail


I love going to the library and checking out knitting books. One book I have borrowed (and might as well own with all the fines I've paid) is Itty-Bitty Hats: Cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers. When I have to knit a baby gift, I often go to it for ideas. 

02 March 2015

The Crimson Cord #Book #Review #Giveaway

This post is sponsored from Family Christian and contains affiliate links.

When I was a preteen, I could often be found in my room at night with a flashlight reading books until the wee hours of the morning. I still enjoy reading, but the last time I could be found reading at 2 AM was when my daughter was a newborn.

When Family Christian was looking for bloggers to read and review The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story, I signed up to review the book. The Crimson Cord is written by Jill Eileen Smith. The Bible does not tell us a whole lot about Rahab; liberties were taken and this book should be read as a fictional book and not as the word of God. Jill splits the book into three parts.

27 February 2015

Purex® PowerShot® Detergent - Flip, Dose, Done!

I am a Purex® Insiders and was given a complimentary bottle of Purex® PowerShot® Laundry Detergent to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

In my house, laundry day is everyday. It is never done. There are times I am able to scale back Mount Never Done Laundry, but there are times, I need to send in an expedition to wash our clothes, towels, unmentionables, diapers, well you get the picture. Charis is now at an age where she loves helping mama, especially with the laundry. One of her many laundry jobs is to put the detergent in the laundry. Thankfully, Purex® PowerShot® laundry detergent helps with the measuring and dispensing.

25 February 2015

Luuk Hat

My last completed knit was the Luuk hat. It's a wonderful, easy, quick knit. I completed it in less than 2 hours. It was another stash buster-knit with Crystal Palace Mochi Plus yarn that I bought over a year ago to knit my SIL's "Misty Morning Mitts".

Mochi Plus is one of my favorite yarns; it is so soft and silky. If you ever decide to knit with this yarn, use bamboo knitting needles because your stitches will be less likely to fall off the needles. Be warned that the variations between the thickness might be annoying for some, though I enjoy the uniqueness it brings to my projects.

15 February 2015

HARVESTLAND® + Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

One of my favorite things to cook is chicken. We usually have at least two dinners during the week that consist of chicken, either chicken: breasts, thighs, or drumsticks, ground chicken, or a whole chicken. When I saw that Moms Meet was looking for bloggers to test and review HARVESTLAND® chicken, I immediately applied.

A few facts about HARVESTLAND®:
  • No antibiotics ever
  • Fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal by-products
  • Raised cage free
  • One of their products now include, UDSA-certified organic chicken

I have tried out HARVESTLAND®'s chicken thighs, chicken breasts, and ground chicken. One frustration I had was, I have to go out of my way to buy their products. The store is close to my house, but HARVESTLAND® products are not at any of the stores I usually shop. One of my family's favorite recipes is Breadless Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Ingredients needed:
  • Ham
  • Swiss cheese
  • Thin sliced chicken breast
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In each chicken breast, place one slice of ham and one slice of swiss cheese. Roll into a small roll. If you want, place a toothpick through it.

Place rolls in a pan. Pour olive oil over the chicken. Sprinkle with garlic powder.

Cover with foil. Place in preheated over for an hour. Make sure you check the internal temperature before removing the dish from the oven.

Are you interested in trying out a HARVESTLAND® product? Then enter to win a coupon for $5 off. Giveaway is for US only.

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.