Friday, September 30, 2011

High Chair Oh High Chair

When I was little, I had one of those cute, wooden, Jenny Lind style high chairs. I saw pictures of me in it and I just thought it was so cute, I wanted to have one when I have a daughter. Only for a girl though. I've already had my boy and don't really see myself using it for a boy..because It just feels more girly to me...So I was searching Craigslist one day and came across that same high chair!! Except this one is painted black, which I prefer anyway because it matches more of a modern style then the darker wood I had as a little girl.

So my hubby went and picked it up for me. (This was awhile back.) I've had it in my shed for months now...because at the moment, we're not even trying for a girl yet...(hubby's decision haha) so it's just been sitting out there. When we do decide to have another baby, it's still a 50% chance it will even be a girl...and if it ends up being a boy...we will adopt a daughter, but that could be years from now. I'm hoping hubby will decide on us having another baby within the next year or two, and that it will be a girl lol..but still..that high chair is just sitting around taking up space. It also has a lot more cons at this point. It has no belt, I'm worried the previous owner might have painted it with lead based paint which would equal not suitable for eating on anyway, it's wobbly, has no cushions, and the tray is a pain to take on and off! A lot of complaints, I know...Well I thought I could just tighten the screws to make it not so wobbly...that I could sew my own, or just buy, a seat cushion from Carousel Designs
and that I could buy a belt to screw onto it. But if it's lead based paint, it's a no all the way around...But I did find this adorable place mat idea from Killer B Designs that might replace that thought too.

Then I find cute garden ideas from Junk Market Style and think how adorable this would be!

But living in apartments, 
it's kind of a big thing to be hauling around, til we settle into a house....












I look at this high chair and see so much potential..
but I think I question it more then anything. How do I know I'm even going to want to go through with it all??
You know, the highchair stuff. I mean, it sounds easy enough, but who knows if it's worth it.

So here this high chair sits....in the indecisive thoughts of: "Should I sell it?" "Should I keep it?"


*Update: I ended up selling it
and still no baby girl :(
 

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Happy Blogiversary!


Support Breast Cancer with Freschetta Pizza


As part of Freschetta Fresh Connection, I received a kit which included a free coupon to get a Freschetta pizza of my choice, 12oz or larger, and two pairs of "Freschetta-Proud to support PINK" earphones. One to keep for myself and one to give a friend!

Freschetta is supporting Pink-the breast cancer awareness program; And with each pizza box comes a code to enter in at www.proudtosupportpink.com, every code entered, the makers of Freschetta will donate a $1 to the center, up to $50,000 to support the research of breast cancer.
Freschetta also has a place on their site where you can share your stories of breast cancer in yourself, or a loved one, and the journey through it all. With that, they are giving away 50 pink iPod shuffle players to those who have entered their stories and chosen.

Freschetta pizza is a great frozen pizza that uses only all real cheese, sauce made from tomatoes that were picked at their peak of ripeness, and premium meats. Getting one for free is even better!! :)

SO if you would like to win yourself a FREE coupon to get your own FREE pizza and two pair of pink earphones...

Enter the Giveaway by:
First make sure you're a follower of my blog here at TemporaryWaffle.
Follow my on Twitter
LIKE Freschetta on Facebook
Leave me a comment letting me know you did both of these and don't forget to leave your EMAIL address so I can contact you if you win! :)
Giveaway ends on October 28, 2011.

It's My Blogiversary!

Today, September 30, is my 1 year blogiversary!
Can't believe I've been doing this for a full year now!

To celebrate, I will be doing a few things...
1.Changing up my Blog's Photo.
2.Giveaway for free pizza and more!
3.And lastly...Posting a whole lot about waffles!

Look forward to the giveaway coming up and help me celebrate my blogiversary today!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Volcano Cookies

I call these volcano cookies because the tops look like volcanoes! 


I made the cookie dough with this recipe:

3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4c packed brown sugar
1c butter, softened
1 egg
21/4c flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Mixed it all together, rolled it into some plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge over night.

The next day I cute the roll into slices and rolled them into balls, 
flattened em and placed a milky way candy bar atop it.
Baked in the oven at 375 degrees until they were golden.



The caramel in the Milky Way candy bars made the middle of the cookie chewier 
than I like so I just made the rest candy bar-less. :)

Chocolates From Hawaii

My hubby had a friend who went to Hawaii over the Summer and he had Chocolates brought back for me!! Cute Hello Kitty, Chocolate covered Macadamia nut candies.
















Delicious!

Van Full Of Cans.

Vocalpoint is donating one canned good for every 100 “likes” they get on Vocalpoint’s Facebook page, all the way up to 1,000,000 “likes!”
Check out their video:


So go on over and "like" their page! And join up on their site if you haven't already. So you can participate in product research, get opportunities to try new products via samples. receive coupons, and provide feedback!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free $2 Amazon MP3 Code

Get a Free $2 Amazon MP3 Code by signing in to your Amazon account and typing in the code: FALLMP3S

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pampers Kandoo wipes

Finally found a place that sells the Pampers Kandoo flush able wipes in the tub 50 count! I had a coupon to get a FREE box of them and I finally got to get it :)

The smell reminds of my grandma, how she smelled when I was a little girl. Kind of has a foundation makeup smell to them lol. Does the job though.

PutTogether Castle

Look what me and my little man made! Well...mostly I made it... :)
I got this at Michael's for only 79 cents! They're having a lot of things on sale right now, I'm lucky I didn't get myself into trouble and buy it all lol.


Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Cake is delicious...and adding in Zucchini?? How smart!


I fell in love with Aunt Shanny's Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe, (which you can check out her's HERE) So I wanted to give it a shot!! Except....I gave it a little twist. Not because I wanted to, but because I didn't have some of the ingredients called for, on hand, so I had to improvise. We're in the process of moving in the next week or so hopefully, so groceries are mellowing out for an easier move...

Yes, I could have made this cake when I had the specific ingredients, But the impatient person I am, I wanted to do it today :) And seeing that it's been a relaxed overcast day, it was the perfect time to!

(Below is the recipe & I wrote in parenthesis my improvisations)
  
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs (I used applesauce instead)
2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk (I used milk mixed with lemon juice in place of)
1 t. dried orange peel (omitted-didn't use anything in place of this)
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
2 c. grated zucchini
(optional) 1 c. chopped walnuts


*The Chocolate Glaze for the cake called for:
1-2 c. powdered sugar
2 T cocoa
3 T. milk
1 t. vanilla

I mixed all the glaze ingredients together and found that I wasn't fond of the taste! A little too powdered sugary for me. So I added in about 1/2c of butter and about 4oz of whipped cream cheese. Mixed it all together and drizzled it onto the cake. Then topped it all with some shaved chocolate. Came out tasting good! BUT...I found that chocolate and cream cheese flavor doesn't mix too well.

The cake is DELICIOUS!!! But I wish I left out the cream cheese in the glaze :)

I LOVE the cake by itself though. It taste very similar to brownies. 
And I actually wish I didn't put ANY frosting on :)

So THANK YOU Aunt Shanny for this wonderful recipe! One I will keep in my book.

I Love it!!

Back To It

Today is my hubbys day back to school and work, after a two month vacation! Kinda sad to not have him around every day all day long and getting to have fun every day. Back to the real world today though. And it is suppose to be my son's back to homeschooled preschool day too but he is sick :( I had his school work all planned out the night before, hoping he'd be better by the morning so we could get school done and then go on a "field trip" to his grandma's house to celebrate her birthday...But looks like it will have to be pushed off for another day when he is better. I guess a sickness is going around again. Filled with coughing, runny noses, and sore throats. I sure hope he gets better soon though or I will be taking him to the doctor soon! His cough sounds terrible.

On a good note, I made myself get up at 5am (but my mind woke me at 4:30 am lol) and I got up and did some stretching and got a good heart healthy 30minute workout in and shower so I'm feeling very refreshed and rejuvenated. Sometimes waking up early to get stuff done, when no one else is awake, feels so good.

Today is going to be a pretty relax day I think. The weather is gloomy overcast and rain is expected. It is quiet and calm since my son is resting on the couch. So looks like I get to catch up on some blogging and computer stuff today. The house is already clean ( I like to keep it that way) So looks like I'm going to have a pretty good comfortable day! :)

Today's Bzzagent Campaign 9/26

Bzzagent's Daily Campaign for today is LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Snack Container!!

"Eco-friendly LunchBots are lunch and snack containers made from the highest quality 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. Even the lids are stainless steel!"
















I would love to win this for my husband who takes a lunch to work everyday, or even as a snack container to pack healthy snacks for me and my son while we are out. Whether it be the park, the mall, or just riding around, the LunchBots snack container would really come in handy!

You can also join Bzzagent, if you haven't already, and check out their daily campaigns!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kids Music Downloads FREE

Munchkins, Amazon.com and Baby Genius Each have kids music downloads for free. Check em out here:

Munchkins
Amazon.com
Baby Genius



Vitamin Gummies Sample

Get a free sample for Disney Cars or Princess Vitamin Gummies HERE

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hellmann's Live Chicken Challenge

Hellmann's is launching its first-ever Chicken Challenge!
A series of head-to-head chicken dish challenges to help moms 
diversify their dinner routine.

Watch celeb dad and actor Mark Consuelos, renowned chef Tim Love and lifestyle expert Sissy Biggers try to win over the crowd and champion for their favorite Hellmann's chicken recipe. 

You can see a Live stream at Facebook.com/Hellmanns
TOMORROW, September 20th at 12:10pm EST!




#ChickenChallenge


 
I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  
No compensation has been involved. 

Carrot Cake

I made a Yummy carrot cake along with a cream cheese frosting and topped with walnuts!!

I followed the recipe on Joyofbaking.com and it calls for:

1 cup (100 grams) pecans or walnuts

3/4 pound (340 grams) raw carrots (about 2 1/2 cups finely grated)

2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

4 large eggs

1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar

1 cup (240 ml) safflower, vegetable or canola oil (or other flavorless oil)

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

And topped it with a yummy cream cheese frosting and walnuts.














Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/4 cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature

2 cups (230 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (outer yellow skin) (optional)

(Just a tip: I halfened the recipes to make this size of cake though)



Delicious.

Nusco & Apple Milk Tea

The other day at the Asian food market, I found Nusco, which is the real version of nutella. It is made in and shipped from Holland. They have two flavors, Hazelnut Duo-which is what I got-it is hazelnut chocolate with vanilla swirls and then they have just Hazelnut chocolate. 
It it delicious and great on bread.

The other I got is Apple Milk Tea. This stuff is made in and shipped from Japan. 
It is so yummy. My new favorite drink!!

I love trips to unique stores. 
What's you favorite cultural snack?


A Full Tomato Dinner

My grandpa gave me a lot of tomatoes and I had no idea what to do with the ones I wasn't eating...
so I decided to make tomato bread sticks!

I started out with 8 tomatoes. I sliced an "X" in each tomato for better peeling once boiled.













Boiled them til the skins start looking peelable. 
Once skins look peelable, dump all into drainer, rinse with cold water (or put in bowl of ice water)












Once cooled off, peel skins off and place into blender. 
Add in some garlic salt and black pepper and mix

 Pour a small amount into breadstick batter-in place of called for liquid. 
And save the rest in a freezer bag!














Breads stick dough ball ready to be rolled and made into bread sticks!



Bread sticks done and sided with homemade pizza and tomato slices.

And this was my great idea to hold the freezer bag upright in the freezer so the tomato sauce could freeze all in a straight area so folding made it easier for storing it in freezer! Using my bag clip I got from Fresh Express Salad, to hold my bag in place on the freezer door!

3 Samples I received

I received these samples over the last week:
Cute box of Honey Nut Cheerios, which I just ate today and they are yummy as usual:



















Suave Products from Walmart. Men's Body Wash which smells sooo good! I gave it to my hubby and he comes out of the shower smelling so clean and fresh :) I love it. Sweet pea lotion which is sweet smelling and a great size for my bag. And Dry shampoo spray. It smells good but it makes my hair feel odd and look kind of dusty.



















And Teachers Tape. Great for sticking things on walls and not leaving a mess behind!



















I Love receiving samples :) As I always say, it's like Christmas in the mail!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today's BzzAgent Campain 9/14

Bzzagent's daily campaign for today is Dreamlights.


"Brighten your night and spirits with this Dreamlights jar. Made to resemble a jar full of fireflies, this magical lamp is features a solar powered lid. A must for those that like to feel the magic under the sky on a crisp fall night!"




I would love to win this, it looks so unique and beautiful.

You can also join Bzzagent, if you haven't already, and check out their daily campaigns!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Kashi TLC Bar Review

I received a sample from Kashi-a TLC, Perfectly Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bar and a $1.50 off coupon. The chocolate on the bar was very sticky-but could be because it was mailed in the heat lol. The flavor tasted like something healthy, but it was chewier then I would have liked. I shared half of it with my son who is 4 years old and he loved it :)

Fresh Express Salad Review

I received a coupon for a FREE bag of Fresh Express Salad-through Vocalpoint-
as well as some $1.00 off coupons and a bag clip. I LOVE the bag clip. 
It works great to hold the salad bags together, and even chip bags too :)
The salad was great. We got the American Salad and also the Shredded Coleslaw

It tasted like normal salad, in my opinion, but I loved the fact that it was all pre rinsed. 
Makes for a quick and easy side dish to any dinner! :)

This post is made possible by Vocalpoint, in providing me the products to review. All opinions my own.