Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Do you have any old gadgets sitting around the house collecting dust? If so, which ones would you be interested in selling/trading to put a little cash in your wallet?
gazelle.com is an excellent resource to get the $ while moving the product! Gazelle is a fast, easy, and fair way to sell and recycle your electronics. Whether you’re looking to get cash to upgrade to the latest gadget or simply searching for a responsible thing to do with your unused electronics, Gazelle is there to help. Shipping is free on all items of value, and in most cases Gazelle will even send you a box.
I have a Dell laptop that sits around and doesn't get any use b/c it is a dinosaur! It doesn't have wireless internet, so in this day in age, that = not useful! Or only useful in taking up space! The other thing is my mom has an older model (last year) digital camera and we just bought my dad a much better one for Father's Day, gazelle.com would be an excellent option to try to sell the older model to put forth the money to the new camera!
Some of the other things they are looking for to sell and recycle include blue-ray players, calculators, camcorders, camera lenses, cell phones, e-readers, digital cameras, GPS, gaming consoles, home audio, lcd monitors, mp3 players, movies, PDA's, projectors, tablets, and video games.
I imagine everyone has at least one thing in the above list that is collecting dust??
How does it work? 4 simple steps
1. Find it - Get an offer online (and jump up and down, cheering really loudly at the computer! :)
2. Ship it - They'll help with shipping (lots of times it can be free)
3. Get paid - Cash, gift cards, charity (an awesome way to donate more money to a good cause)
4. Keep it moving - Feel good about saving the planet! (a greener earth --- that is the goal over at Go Long! Go Green!)
Here are additional tidbits of info about the company:
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
|My dad: What a STUD!!!|
|Sophia watching daddy open his Father's Day Card we made for him!|
|Sophia and Mommy got crafty (Thanks Disney Family Fun magazine for the idea for the card!)|
I think it turned out quite nicely!
|Sophia's note to her father ... in her wording! :)|
|Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars! (Recipe included below)|
|Nate, Sophia, and his parents before the start of the Carmel Mini-Marathon last weekend|
Reflecting upon this Father's Day, we have so much to be thankful for!! Godly men in our lives to help direct, shape, and mold us .... Thanks LORD for this incredible blessing!!
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (= 100% AMAZINGNESS)
3/4 cup butter, melted (I half-ed the recipe and only ended up having 1 tbsp of butter and that worked fine, will use only a tiny bit when I make it again and it saves tons on the fat)
2 cups of gluten free crushed up animal crackers (I used Mi-del arrowroot GF cookies, you could use any cookie if it didn't need to be GF)
1 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar
1 cup PB (I used the Organic Smuckers Creamy -- when buying PB, try your best to avoid those with hydrogenated oils ... almost all your mainstream PB's have them ... you have to read the label and look at it. Good peanut butter should only have listed as its ingredients: PEANUTS and SALT.
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup PB
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, animal cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar and 1 cup PB until well blended. Pour and spread evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9 pan.
2. Put in freezer for about 15 min to harden.
3. In the microwave (or stove top) melt the choc chips and the 1/4 cup PB, stirring every 30-45 sec or so. Once the choc/pb are combined and melted, pour over the top of the PB mixture in the 9x9 pan. Spread the choc so it covers the top evenly. Set it back in the fridge for 20 min, then serve.
Keep refrigerated so they retain shape! ENJOY!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
When we are rushing around trying to get to the gym, a quick but healthy breakfast is always nice!! I found this recipe and tried it out on my Sunday School class. It tasted amazing! I can't wait to make another batch for this weekend! One of the best parts is you can make it the night before and bake it in the morning. Perfect when you are in a pinch for time in the morning. They also cut into really nice dense squares, so they are good for the car! (Not too many crumbs .... even with a 2 year old eating it!)
- Amish Baked Oatmeal (serves 6)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg AND/or 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I used both and a little more b/c I love the taste of these)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
- (Allyson's future addition) 1-2 large sweet apples diced really small (after making it, it seemed a little bit dry, so I think added apples diced up would give it more moisture and also apples go well with nutmeg and cinn)
- 1 Grease 1 1/2 quart baking dish
- 2 In a mixing bowl, drop in eggs and beat well.
- 3 Add brown sugar, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon, and salt. Mix well, no lumps.
- 4 Whisk in applesauce, apples, and milk, then add oats.
- 5 Stir well, and refrigerate overnight. (you can make and bake at the same time, don't have to refrigerate overnight)
- 6 Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-45 min, or until set in the middle. (may need to adjust the time if you don't refrigerate overnight)
- 7 Serve hot with warm milk, vanilla yogurt, or fruit poured over.
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/amish-baked-oatmeal-117211#ixzz1P9gJgqap
What is your favorite make ahead breakfast recipe?
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
|Sophia and her buddy Isaiah|
|Come on mom ... let's go!|
|"I watched an older girl do this so I think I will try!"|
|"See Isaiah, this is how you do it!"|
|"Yum, this water is so cold and good!"|
|A big surprise when the water turned back on! Never seen this child move so fast! HA!|