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Showing posts from July, 2013

Okanagan Fun!

So like I said I have company until Tuesday so I have been a busy bee here in the Okanagan taking my family site seeing and having fun. Here is a little slide show of what we have to do in Kelowna it is absolutely amazing and beautiful! Everything shown in these pictures has cost zero dollars! It was all completely free all we needed to do was bring sun block, snacks, and water! We had an amazing time!

Stretch That Chicken!

So as promised I have stretched my deli chicken into a few more meals. I was able to make us all a chicken salad sandwich the next day and then used the carcass and some veggies to create a nice stock and soup base. So who knows how many meals this is making an appearance in. I like adding chicken stock cubes to a lot of different foods for extra flavor. And the price is unbeatable. 12.00 and I got numerous healthy meals. How far can you stretch your chicken? I have my brother visiting from High Level, A.B. so I may be a little absent the next week. I will try and pop in as much as I can. Have a fun week!

Baby Comfy Nose Aspirator Review and More...

  I am very impressed by this product. I have a 7 month old baby boy and when he gets a stuffy nose I feel just horrible. I have tried those little bulbs that you squeeze and its supposed to suck the snot out, those really just irritate my little guy because they don't have an extended sucking period. Its just a quick burst of suction and you have to do it over and over. Not my idea of a good time. Then there is another I tried by another company which  makes a product that is similar to this one but the tip of the aspirator that you put in babies nose is really small and not very soft, and then the filters are small disks that you need to buy over and over unless you want to digest your babies infected snot... um yuck.    So the BabyComfyNose is actually way up there in performance! The tip that you place in baby's nostril is the correct size and super comfy and you use tightly wadded tissue as a filter so you don't need to spend money on more replace

My Favourite Recipe! Sausage, Gravy and Perogies!

We all have our favourite foods and recipes. My favourite recipe is one of the only things my mother handed down to me that's worth anything. I have tweeked it here and there with seasonings and style and it is perfect. It is farmer sausage with a cream gravy drizzled over delicious perogies. Here is the recipe: 1 package of Farmer sausage (Winkler is a good one) 1 500 ml carton of whipping cream 1 package of your fave perogies onions (optional) salt, pepper, garlic powder 1. Brown the sausage on med heat until it is cooked through. At this stage if you like add some chopped onions do so. Then pour in the whipped cream and let it simmer, stirring occasionally. 2. Boil your perogies, I like mine crispy and not soggy but I don't like pan frying them because it takes too long so when my perogies are done and floating in the boiling water I place them on a baking sheet and brush them with margarine and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then pop them in a

Sweet Deals!

I love I always get excellent service, super fast shipping and find some great deals. Plus I get to avoid going to the grocery store as often during the busy summer months. And right now they have some pretty amazing deals. 60% OFF some items! Check them out!   And I have a coupon code you can use to get $10 OFF on any order of $40 or more! Use coupon code funkyfrugal on your order. **code only good for first time customers! I hope your all enjoying summer as much as I am.

Coconut Oil Brownies

And I am still learning how to use coconut oil so this morning before the house gets hot by the crazy hot Okanagan sunshine I made some brownies. Here is the recipe for you: 5 tablespoons canola/veg oil 5 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined!) 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour  Melt the oils, sugar, salt and cocoa powder together. Do this by combining them all in a bowl and throwing it in the microwave for a minute. Once it's nice and hot, mix it together until it's very well combined - you don't want to see any lumps. It'll be pretty grainy at this point! Line your pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Mix in the vanilla, eggs and flour. Pour into a pan and spread with a spatula then bake for 30 mins. After 30 minutes is up, pull it out of the oven, and check the d

Baby on the Way - A Guest Post from Katie Moore!

Baby on the Way?  What’s Worth the Splurge and What’s Not! Bringing a new child into the family is incredibly exciting, and it seems like you will never be ready for it!  There’s so much to prepare and so any things you need to have – but which ones are worth the extra  money and what can you save your pennies on?  Some things will depend on your personality, but others are important for every mom.  Here are a few examples that I learned throughout my pregnancy! Splurge: A Good Nursing Bra! I can’t emphasize enough how important a good bra is.   You need support, comfort and most definitely ease of use.  Y ou can’t just use an old bra; you need one  designed for nursing .    I highly recommend you buy these in person, not online.  Every  woman’s body is different and you need a bra that fits you correctly. Splurge: Cord Blood Banking I learned about cord blood banking after my pregnancy with Lily.   The process is easy and is a simple way to s