Sunday, September 21, 2014

Summer Time...Cuba 2014

We made a return trip to Cuba this summer, nothing better than feeling at home in a beautiful country surrounded by wonderful family and friends. 

Every day was like this one...people ask if it's rainy season, but would it matter? It's still Cuba. 

I met these ladies from Spain. They were unbelievably fun, all on a vacation from across the pond. 
I hope they come visit me in Canada some day. 

That's all I'm sharing for now. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jamberry Nails...I think I'm in love

I had a quick little Jamberry Nails online party a few weeks ago....this were my goodies. I got some freebies, and the hostess gift for the month of March, and I bought a few too!
I decided on the Pickled Paisley design, and in 20 minutes I had both hads done and finger looking so pretty. I used that much to do both hands too, and because they are not made of polish, when you open a pack, they don't dry out like other wraps. For the pedicure you can use only two, but I will show you that in a future post.
As you can see, a week in and they still looked beautiful, some slight lifting, but hardly noticeable unless you look extremely close. I am very hard on my hands too, washed dishes without gloves the entire wear because I wanted to see how tough they were, and they passed the test. I work with kids, so I have no time to be messing with nail polish, not do I have the patience.
The right hand was slightly more beat up on day 8, there was a chunk missing from my ski boot buckle, it tried to eat my finger!! still shinning though, I could have gotten another few days, but I was itching to try new ones.
A close up of some of the wraps, they are fabulous!

With some of my rewards I bought the heater, it's worth it for hands free application, though you can use a blow drier.
My rep also included a manicure set with my nails, and the Jamberry folder was a gift too, so thoughtful and sweet!
I do like so many designs, these don't seem like enough!

These are the little Momo's I put on my son, you can see that a week later and they are still like new. He had his on for a total of 18 days. They began to get caught in his hair, so we removed them...thinking Jamberry is for him too!

This is my second Jamicure...the March Hostess Gift...isn't it just gorgeous?

Isn't it just fantastic? To have pretty nails, for weeks at a time and not have to worry about nicks and flaking polish, paying $40 per manicure or another $25 for a can get 2 manicures and two pedicures out of one sheet for $17 Canadian. I think it's worth it!!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paleo Friendly Cassava Flour

A couple months ago, I came across something called Cassava Bread, I jumped at trying it because it is one of the paleo friendly starches, and it's not a grain. I am not 100% paleo, I love my cheese...however I am grain free and this gives me a bit of fuel/carbs that my belly can handle. I then started researching the one ingredient, Cassava flour, and found some at the Latino store. The stuff I found first was seasoned and had MSG, which I don't like. Then I found this brand, Julia White Cassava Flour. I've been experimenting with it, making all sorts of yummies. It is quite interesting, and not like anything I've used before, a bit like coconut flour, it absorbs a lot of liquid. It makes a crunchy texture on the outside and a slightly chewy texture on the inside depending on what you use it with. I am going to try it as the coating for chicken next. It is a great replacement for making nut free paleo foods.I will take the time to blog about the recipes on another post, this one is to give you the heads up...there are wonderful foods to discover when going grain free. 

I made a nice loaf for crackers using ground pumpkin seeds along with Cassava flour and Chia seeds, moist and sturdy as a loaf, crisp and light as a cracker. I will do a post with the recipe for this.
These waffles have become a new favourite. My son actually prefers the grain free ones over conventional waffles. I used a mix of almond, Cassava (also called Mandioca) flour and yuca/cassava starch. I might try it with sunflower butter or ground pumpking seeds for a nut free version.  I will also post a recipe very soon.
These are the specs...pretty simple.

Call Of Duty Mega Bloks

Yep, COD son has a new Mega Like!

Now, apparently new Map Packs came out  2 days ago...he did a terrible job of his math homework to get up to his XBox. Life with a boy.



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