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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway!

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It's giveaway time again here at Funky Frugal Mommy! 

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. 
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website:What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.


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Awesome Library Programs and more...


Another great highlight of the Okanagan is our wonderful local libraries. The one in West Kelowna where I live is pretty small but it's really nice and they have some really cool programs for the kids. They have story times during different weekdays and then when summer hits they have the summer reading program. Every time you read a book with your kids you color a section of the beehive, every time you color 7 sections you take the sheet to the library and they give you a sticker, and when your done you get a chance to win prizes. It is great incentive to keep kids reading this summer. I love it.


We went to the park today before we ended up getting rained on again, it was a ton of fun. I don't know what it is but for some reason even though my kids have a swing set in their backyard they prefer to go to the park swings.

 

 I really like this one little church park because it has a baby swing, my little man loves it and its so cute to see all three of my kids having fun together.


And then you know you had a good fun filled day when your son lays on the trampoline and passes out for over an hour. Good Times!





Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil!


I had the opportunity to review Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil this week and it has turned into quite the adventure in my kitchen. I have never used coconut oil before so I decided to do some research to see what its used for and I cannot believe my discoveries. There is hundreds of ways to use coconut oil and so many benefits from it.


To see some amazing information on coconut oil visit wellbeingsecrets.com!

This is one of the most extensive lists of coconut oil uses I have ever seen!

If you want to see some other great uses for this awesome oil go HERE!

I am super happy I was chosen to review this product because I am now a huge advocate for coconut oil! 

Tropical Traditions make a ton of other super high quality products as well. And if your looking to buy some bulk coconut oil they have it at an amazing price! Check out there site http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/ So far I have mixed the coconut oil into my coffee and it tasted delicious, for lunch today I am going to make pancakes using coconut oil and check out my recipe for Coconut Oil Brownies, so moist and tasty they are in no need of frosting!



I am a featured blogger on...

 

Yay! I am very excited to announce I am now a featured blogger on Okanagan4kids.com my very first post is up and looks great! To see it go HERE!

In other news we have extended our draws at Lil' Sproutz Children's Boutique because nobody is buying tickets? I put together baskets worth over $400 and they aren't only for kids there is a mens prize and a womens prize and two giant baskets. Why is nobody buying tickets? Crazy people! Oh well, I made some flyers today and I am going to hand them out. Hopefully I will get some people buying tickets to support our local foodbank! 



Well I gotta get my boy to his last day of preschool, have a great and funky day!

Rainy day, cards, and creatures!

 



 
It is rainy here in the Okanagan and that is not a bad thing. I like to think of rainy days as reasons to get stuff done in the house. As well as spend quality time with the kids. We discovered a snail hanging out in our backyard so I took the opportunity to teach the kids about snails, what they eat, where they live, etc.
 
 
Then since Friday will be my sons last day of Preschool :( We are making cards for all of his special friends. I will be getting gifts for them and his teachers to.



Since it's raining out my thoughts went straight to comfort food. So here is what I will be making for dinner tonight:
 
Meatloaf
 
Preparation time: 20 minutes to prep, 1 hour to cook.

Ingredients

 
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 carrot, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 can tomato soup

Method

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 In a large heavy skillet cook the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and scallions in butter, over medium heat, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Cover the skillet and stir occassionally until the carrots are tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir in salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/3 a cup of ketchup. Cook for 1 more minute.
3 In a large bowl, combine the meats, eggs, vegetables, bread crumbs, and parsley. Form into a loaf and put into a rectangular baking pan with 2-inch high sides. Cover the loaf with remaining ketchup and tomato soup.
4 Bake the meatloaf in the oven for 1 hour.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6, with plenty for leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches.

 

Habitat for Humanity Event & Tips for Outings With an Infant!




Another Highlight of the Okanagan! Our community has quite a few neat events throughout the year for fundraisers and different things like that and they are usually quite fun. Our Towne Centre in Westbank had an event called Building Hope for the Habitat for Humanity this Father's Day. They had bouncy houses, colouring, games, draws for prizes, bbq, and a cool house building contest. Different businesses came together in teams and built playhouses for people to bid on. There were trophies for best house and the proceeds from the bids go to the Habitat for Humanity. Very cool! I try to attend as many charity events as possible and this one was fun.



The kids got to do some neat spin art at the Bricks 4 Kidz booth! Bricks 4 Kids is a really cool program where kids learn through lego. They have preschool programs, summer camps, and so much more. For more information visit www.bricks4kidz.com they have locations all over the world, look for one near you!





Buck or Two had a playtime section with all kinds of different toys for the kids to play with.






At the desire 2 read booth Brooke and Tyson had a tower building contest, they had a lot of fun with that. Desire 2 Read is a Kelowna-based tutoring centre providing one-on-one tutoring support for students of all ages and grade levels struggling with reading, writing, comprehension and math. Our programs are individually tailored to meet the personal needs of each child including learning differences, difficulties, or disabilities. Visit www.desire2read.com for more information!


 They have a neat attraction I never even knew about called the Okanagan Observatory which is completely free to anyone who wants to go. 






 So far in my Highlights of the Okanagan crusade we have been featured on T.V. which is pretty cool!





 I try to raise my kids with a great respect for the world we live in, when I took them to the park on Sunday there was a huge mess of paper and wrappers so we had a little park cleanup before we went to play :)



My baby boy is extremely well behaved when we go out even in the hot summer sun. He just plays with his toys and watches the world around him.Here are my tips to happy summer outings with your baby:

  • Bring lots of toys to keep him entertained
  • Make sure to bring adequate amounts of food
  • Take baby in a stroller instead of carrying him/her, naps are a lifesaver!
  • Check diaper more frequently, heat and sweat can be irritating
  • Keep baby cool, use a blanket for shade over your stroller
  • Let baby sit up and watch the festivities
  • Hat, sunscreen, change of clothes, lots of wipes, and whatever you usually provide for your baby
  • Be sure to take a few minutes whenever possible to give baby some attention, no matter what is going on around you your baby thrives off your love and attention so do frequent "mommy moments" and your day out will be a success!

George Pringle Elementary School Carnival!


 Another highlight of the Okanagan is the wonderful schools we have here. The public school system is very well looked after and ran by very good people and parents. The schools I have chosen to enrol my kids in are called George Pringle Elementary and Le Petit Hibou Preschool. They are great schools and are also French Immersion schools, you can choose to go with french or english. Either way they are awesome.


To raise money George Pringle hosts an annual carnival and it is really cool! Each year it gets better. They have stuff for kids of all ages, sadly I couldn't coax my kids into getting there faces painted but that's OK. We still had a blast. This carnival is open to the entire community anyone and everyone is invited so it is something you can mark on the calendar every year! No exclusions.


It is all around the school, inside and out they have so many things to do, like a rock climbing wall, face painting, tattoos, different carnival games throughout, photo shoot, silent auction, cake walk, 4 different kinds of bouncy houses, and then the concession they have hot dogs, burgers, pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, and so much more. It is ridiculous how much you can do there. And it is very reasonably priced. We spent 20.00 all together and got to enjoy way more than you could ever get at a regular fair.




Here is the George Pringle Mascots, showing off some Pringle Pride!





 Here my little ones are enjoying some dinner before running to our next fun filled event.


They have a game called the chicken chuck where they toss chickens through the hole and ring a bell, everyones a winner and the kids love it!


They have cupcake decorating tables also which is always a crowd pleaser. I could have eaten twenty of those little cupcakes they were delicious!


Here they are at the photo shoot being total hams!




 This whole carnival would not be possible if it wasn't for our amazing volunteers! Teachers and parents and everyone in between we thank you because this event is one I will be going to for years to come, I have gone to it 3 years in a row now and it never disappoints.

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