Monday, July 30, 2012

Berry Picking

 My daughter, little cousin, nephew and I went to Hoffman farms to pick berries. It was very hot so we didn't last very long but the kids had a blast. If anyone lives in the Portland area you should go there. They are the nicest people and have the best homemade pies. They sell other fruits and vegetables as well, and they have a little play set made out of a John-deer tractor and one of those huge black tube things as a slide for the kids
to play on and an area to have a picnic.
                                          The cute little store
                                         Aiden picking blackberries

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MyInsite News

New Fiber One® Chewy Bars Deliver Nutrition Kids Need,
Like Fiber and Calcium, With a Taste They Love

Fiber One® Chewy bars are incredibly delicious and surprisingly wholesome! Available in two tasty varieties, Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J, these snacks are perfect for in-the-house, on-the-go, and everywhere in between.

  • With fiber and calcium kids need, parents can rest assured that their kids are getting more than just great taste.
  • These bars are 110 calories or less, contain no high fructose corn syrup, and have 8 grams or less of sugar per bar.
  • Complete with a peanut butter or chocolate-flavored bottom and yummy drizzle in every bite, kids won't be able to resist the taste and parents won't be able to resist the wholesome goodness of this enjoyable snack.
Try them for yourself with an exclusive coupon for 80¢ off!
Visit and the Fiber One Facebook page to learn more about these delicious snacks that the whole family will enjoy! You can also check out Hungry Girl's Snack Champs Pinterest board to get some fun and creative snack ideas for kids!

The biggest, smallest innovation in laundry is here
with new all® mighty pacsTM

NEW all mighty pacs are pre-measured doses of super concentrated detergent that help get out the tough dirt and stains so mom can spend more time with family and let her kids be kids without worrying about stains.
  • mighty pacs are pre-measured to contain the right combination of powerful concentrated detergent with active stainliftersTM to deliver the same cleaning and stain removal benefits that consumers expect from all.
  • Easy-to-use and safe in any washing machine, mighty pacs take the guesswork out of measuring detergent, providing the perfect dose every time so consumers know they are not over-using detergent.
  • Available now, these small, but mighty pacs come in two varieties, original and free clear, from the makers of the #1 detergent brand recommended by dermatologists and allergists for sensitive skin.
  • Like many other household products, detergents need to be used as directed and safely and properly stored. Parents need to remember to read labels carefully and store laundry products out of the reach of children.
To encourage families to celebrate summer fun, mighty pacs has partnered with, a Nickelodeon parenting site, to launch the "Mighty Fun, Mighty Moments" contest. The contest encourages parents to share their families' favorite activities and moments in 140 characters or less. Families can enter by clicking here for a chance to win a Nickelodeon Norwegian Cruise (no purchase necessary). Official rules can be foundhere.
Visit and the all Facebook page to learn more about how to simplify your laundry experience with mighty pacs.

Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest Judge Serves Up Tips to Help You Get Cracking Before Time Runs Out!

A few months ago, we let you know that Eggland's Best is looking for "Your Best Recipe", using at least two Eggland's Best eggs, for their first-ever "Your Best Recipe" Contest. One lucky grand prize winner will
receive $10,000!!
Now through August 12, you may enter up to two recipes in each of the following categories: Breakfast, Appetizer, Main Course, or Dessert. In addition to the grand prize, one winner will be selected from each category and will be awarded $1,000!!
Helping judge the egg-tastic recipes will be Chef Candice Kumai and Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Ward.
According to Chef Candice, cookbook author and judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America, eggs have always been a must-have staple, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their versatility is virtually endless. As Chef Candice recently noted in a Women's Healthpost, all eggs are an excellent source of nutrition, however some eggs are a more superior lay for your health. Chef Candice only uses Eggland's Best eggs because they are nutritionally superior and are more consistent than ordinary eggs.
Looking for some pointers before you get cracking in the kitchen? Chef Candice offers these tips:
  • Keep it simple: The more simple and clean ingredients you use, the better the result. Food trends all repeat the same news; we are going back to basics.
  • Learn to balance flavors: Utilize all of your pantry staples to create a balance of sweet, tart, salt and savory flavors. Allow these flavors to marry together and taste test!
  • Add in a Twist: Strive for a recipe with great taste, and give it a healthy twist by swapping out high calorie ingredients for healthier options.
Think you've got a winning recipe? Click here to get started. For official contest rules, click here.

BK CROWNTM/MC Program Design The Crown Contest

IMAGINATION IS KINGTM at BURGER KING® and now the BK CROWNTM/MC Program is letting creativity reign with its new Design The Crown contest! This summer, children ages
6 - 12 are encouraged to showcase their creativity by designing their own BK® Crown.
With parent's permission, children can create and submit their crown design online or by mail-in entry now through September 3rd!
  • BK® will select finalists from each state and Washington, D.C., and will feature all 51 custom crowns in an online photo gallery.
  • BK® will then narrow down the field to four finalists, giving America the opportunity to choose the winning crown design from October 1st through 12th by voting
  • The grand prize winner will have their crown featured at BK® restaurants nationwide, as well as receive airfare, hotel accommodations, free admission, and an exclusive tour for four to their closest LEGOLAND® Park.
In addition, LEGOLAND® Parks and the other US Merlin Entertainment Attractions, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquariums are granting children free admission across the U.S. when they present their specially marked BK® Crown with the purchase of one full price adult admission.
Please visit for more information and enter your child's design today.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our 4th of July

Our 4th of July was a good one! My sister and her 4 kids and my great niece are here visiting for a couple weeks. This is the first time my sister has came to visit since we moved here 6 years ago this summer, so it has been nice to visit with her and my nieces ages 17, 21 and 1, my 18 year old nephew and my 2 year old great niece. "Lets see if any of you can figure that one out". We also had some family that lives here in Oregon just not near us here also so that was nice as well. We did a few of the fireworks while it was still light out cause it was fun for all the kids to see all the parachutes and flags come down from the sky. I think this is the first year when all the kids enjoyed the fire works and weren't hiding from all the loud bangs. There was 26 people over half of that was kids so it was fun watching how excited they all were.
                                 My 3 nieces and great niece
                                    My nephew
                              Finding ways to have fun and it was a success

Two of my favorite kids!