Friday, October 31, 2014

I Can Change the World


I Can Change the World Book Review #ISEEME
This is a sponsored post written by me, on behalf of Mom's Affiliate and I See Me, Inc. 
All opinions are 100% my own. 

Did you know that you can purchase books that are personalized for your child? It's crazy, right?! Computers can be a wonderful thing. I was recently introduced to I See Me, Inc, which is a company that specializes in personalized books. Maia and Allan Haag started the company in May of 2000 with the mission  "to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills." It's a great mission, isn't it?

I have been looking over the I See Me website and WOW! there are so many options. There are books to celebrate everything, a new sibling, baptism day, a birthday, adoption day and Christmas, to name a few. They have story books, puzzles, board books, coloring books, stickers and placemats. All personalized. 

When you order the book, you can add a photo of the child the book is being written for and it will be included on the dedication page, which you make up yourself, as shown in the picture below. You also specify the child's gender, hair color, skin tone and date of birth, so the character matches up to your child! What child wouldn't love that?! 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

I'm pretty sure it's past harvest season in most parts of the United States, which means that you may be out of zucchini. However, maybe not. Plus, they almost always have them in the store and they aren't that expensive, so they are a good value. I've been working on cooking with vegetables in different ways and that is how I came up with this particular recipe. It is really good, so I think you should try it. 

Zucchini is not only a good value financially, it also provides some good nutritional value. A whole medium zucchini only has 33 calories, with only 0.6 grams of fat. A medium zucchini has 512 mg of potassium, which is more than a banana! Did you know that potassium can help prevent charlie horses? Seriously. I did add some things to this zucchini, so there are more calories, but it was my lunch, so I think it was still a good value calorie wise. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gouda Cheese Chicken

Gouda Cheese Chicken #arladofino

Thank you to Arla Dofino and Bzz for supplying the cheese for this recipe. The recipe, photos and opinion is 100% my own. 

You might not know this about me, but I'm a Bzz Agent. What's a Bzz Agent you might ask. Well, I will tell you. There is this website, bzzagent.com , and they supply products for members to try out and talk (bzz) about. The way one becomes a member is by going to their site and signing up. Then you take some surveys so they can match you with companies that fit your likes, needs and interests. This process takes a couple of weeks because as you finish surveys, they have others that fill in to figure you out. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Blessings Banner

Blessings Banner with the Paper Pumpkin  #PaperPumpkin
Thank you to The Paper Pumpkin for providing the supplies for this project. 

Yesterday I told you that I received my orange box from The Paper Pumpkin in the mail and showed you how I made these great gift boxes with part of the kit. Today I'm showing you this fun Blessings Banner I made with some of the other parts of the kit. I like the way it turned out and it will be a great reminder through-out the month of November. 

In case you don't know what the Paper Pumpkin is, I will tell you really quickly. They provide a monthly subscription where you receive a box in the mail to make a paper craft of some sort. Sometimes it's cards, sometimes it's holiday decor. It's loads of fun to get it in the mail. So much better than bills.