October 01, 2015

Daily Fantasy Sports! DraftKings - someone tried it!

I've been WONDERING about this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fantasy Football, and football in general so this weekly fantasy sports stuff sounds good!  AND I'm decent at it! Maybe I could win money!  Thank goodness someone tried it and wrote about it to prevent fools like me from losing money trying it ourselves!!!

He tried it so we don't have to!

September 24, 2015

New App To Try: WayPoint Navigation

"The app uses your phone location, and a friend’s location, to coordinate a rendezvous point that allows you to meet up in the least amount of time possible. To do this, it uses crowd sourced traffic data to account for traffic jams, closures, etc. The app then gives you the most efficient meeting point, and then 'suggests' local waypoints, such as a coffee shop, gas station, hotel, etc, depending on your personal settings."

I can't wait to try this on my iPhone!!  Seems like a great idea!!

WayPoint Navigation http://itunes.com/apps/waypointnavigation

** Note: NOT a sponsored post!!!

September 09, 2015

Princess Loves: Asics Gel Kayano Running Shoes!

This post is NOT SPONSORED. I buy all my own running shoes!

These are my all-time favorite running shoes, and as I had my first run of the week where THERE IS NO CHEMO (YAY!), I actually ENJOYED running for the first time since June 16 (day I started Taxol).  So this is an ode to the shoes that get me there, and got me here.

Asics Gel Kayano!  I am always one number back of current year because I buy them cheaper, but hey, I would buy the new colors if I could!

These are mine! I slightly pronate and these shoes help a runner with a slight pronation.  Plenty of support, padding, and durability.  One pair generally lasts me about 250 miles - but that is more a function of my knees than the shoes lack of staying power.  I am a total nut about keeping my shoes clean also - my running shoes always still look brand new by the time I'm done with them!

January 26, 2015

Voyaging into better eating, trying to make sauteed carrots!

Trying to make healthier side dishes for the family - not tater tots or fries or bread for a side!  Let's try sauteed carrots maybe?

Will let you know if anyone (including me, hahaha) eats them!!

January 23, 2015

Recipe Review: Pioneer Woman Steak Fingers! OMG YUM!

So - in my quest to cook more I stumbled across this recipe for Pioneer Woman Steak Fingers!

I wasn't sure about them at first, seems like a lot of work!  But I gave it a whirl - they were good!  Not even good, great!  The hubby and the 2 sons declared them WINNERS, but the daughter not so much :-(

After making them about 6 times, she has come around (we are going with the taste it each time and if you still don't like it you don't have to eat it) - just like the getting-kids-to-eat guru said she would!

Couple of hints for when you cook them:

  • the breading of them does take a long time.  I'm usually running out of flour by the end and have needed to add extra + seasonings.
  • USE A CAST IRON Skillet!  This makes them so much better, really it does!
  • I cook with organic coconut oil (refined) and a little organic salted butter - I do not, however, add any plain salt to it and they are PLENTY salty.
Give them a try, they definitely (by now) get a thumbs up from our entire house!  And it's SO NICE to have a recipe that everyone in the house is happy to eat (there are very few of those nights!)!


November 11, 2014

A new look!

Nothing fancy, but new!  Let's see how this looks and if I like it!

July 16, 2014

Craft subscription service for kids: Crafting our kids

All I can say is "wow!".  I signed my 7 year old up for a monthly craft subscription service to help with summer boredom - I had no idea I was getting crafts that are keepsakes!!

Her first box is the July box and came right on time - it has 2 crafts - all the supplies needed and great instructions.

The first is Americana wind socks made from solo cups and streamers - she loved it.

But the second one!!  It's an American flag made from paint stirrers!!  It's amazing and she did it all on her own!

Crafting our kids -  a service we will probably use year round!!