Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend blog Hop


Just thought I would share another fun weekend blog hop... I'm working on a project so won't post much this weekend. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Let's Get Social Sunday Blog Hop

Let's Get Social Sunday Blog Hop... Glad you Hopped on by and Happy Resurrection Sunday to all.  If you are new feel free to follow me on twitter or facebook as this blog grows I will continue to share Blog Hops in their page, new recipes, reviews and crafts...
Hope you have a great day!

Review, Recipe, and Giveaway

Thought I would share today's lunch recipe along with a review of a wonderful product and a giveaway. You'll have to read the whole blog for the giveaway.

Turkey and Rice Lunch

1/2 cup uncooked rice (I use a blend of basmati brown rice and jasmin white rice)
8-10 stands thin spaghetti noodles broken into pieces
1 Tbsp Herbie or G.O.H mix
1 cup Chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup diced turkey or chicken
1 Tbsp butter

In medium sauce pan combine butter , spaghetti and rice. melt butter and lightly brown noodles and rice. Add Herbie ( or GOH mix) and chicken broth. Cover and simmer until rice is tender (usually 20 minutes) Add veggies and meat cover and cook for approx 10 minutes on medium low heat.
Serve warm
Can add Parmesan cheese as a garnish
Feeds 2-3

If I am making this for the whole family I double the recipe and serve for dinner with sourdough bread and salad. Today it was lunch for husband and me.


Herbie ETC. is a small company started when I was young. Herbie the original seasoning was used for popcorn topping and general seasoning. The entire line of seasoning is low sodium (less than 3%) and is incredibly veristile . Today's recipe featured original Herbie.  We are giving away a small bag of original Herbie along with a larger bag of the Deli Herbie (great for potato salad seasoning, roast, veggies, etc.)

Mandatory Entry: Like Herbie ETC on Facebook and comment back here. (The facebook page has lots of ideas for what Herbie is good for) . Leave a comment here.
Additional entries:
Like Unvlmom's Spot on Facebook (you can also click like on our sidebar). Leave a comment below
Follow Unvlmom's Spot on Google leave a comment.
Follow me onTwitter  leave a comment.
Share this giveaway on facebook or twitter (can share 1 time on each)  leave a comment for each.

6 possible entries to the giveaway.
Due to shipping costs this is open to U.S. residents only.
Drawing will be held using on April 30th. Winner will be announced on May1st.
Hope you have a wonderful Resurrection Weekend.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Little Looster

The Little Looster was created by Monica Mylet a mom of 3. This fun horse shoe shaped stool wraps around the toilet instead of just sitting in front of it.  We received one to review and have been using it for a couple of weeks now.  We started out with it in the boys' bathroom and found the space where the toilet is was too crowded for it  so I moved it into my bathroom and it works better (our toilet is not standard so it doesn't slide as close as it could).. It has helped with Nathan sitting down and feeling secure enough to let go of the toilet seat.. Since my boys are older I wasn't sure how it would work. Cameron hates the idea of a stool in the bathroom but puts up with it... I do like the cut outs that make it possible for an adult to stand  in front of the toilet if need be. It is also light weight enough that it can be moved out of the way for a grown up to sit down.  The graphics that are stamped on the step part make it a little more fun (counting the L's) and the plain white plastic is super easy to clean up  in case of messes.

I love mom created products and seeing the story behind the Looster on Monica's website was great and to find out and read the Oregon connection makes the whole thing that much better.

Little Loosters can be found on Facebook , Twitter, and their website.
I would definitely recommend this product to a potty training family. I have to say a special Thank you to Monica for sending the package to Nathan (the boys don't get a lot of mail) making this product something that was special just for him. I love finding Mommy Companies, especially ones that support my local economy (Oregon)
Little Loosters sell for $34.99  online. Considering what is out there and what this product does I feel the price is well with-in reason and a good overall investment in the Mommy sanity

*** We received a Little Looster to use and review. The opinions in this post are ours and we received no financial compensation for this review****

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Living Well Wedneday

I'm always game for a blog hop, especially one that comes from Women Living Well. If you haven't ever stopped by her blog you should. A 1950's wife living in the twenty first century, she is a role model to many.

I have added this blog hop to the blog hop page so we will be able to stop by again...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Time in Unionvale

 Spring has finally come to Unionvale. Nathan decided to hang out by the pond with Daddy mowed the lawn. I couldn't help but take some pictures until I got caught. The late afternoon/evening lighting is so much nicer, but the boys are usually on their own missions and not very receptive to photos.. This time I was lucky.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Blog Design

I am so happy with my new blog design. Danielle at Ms.Danielle Designs did an amazing job taking the few notes I gave her and creating this fun design. The colors are warm and homey, the elements are crafty and fun, and the headings and buttons are easy to use.
If you are new to my blog check out the before and after photos over at Danielle's blog... It was amazing!! (Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with the blogger provided designs I just needed something more me.)

If you are interested in a blog redesign Danielle is running a promo for April. Be sure to stop by and check it out...

Ms. Danielle Designs

What do you all think?

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quick Recipe to share

Just thought I would share a quick and easy spring meal I made the other night.

Roasted chicken, Baked Potatoes, and Green Beans.

3 frozen or fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 to 6 peels whole garlic cloves (1 or 2 if you are using elephant garlic)
Olive Oil 
Herbs de Province
Sea Salt (optional)
1 russet Potato per person
1/2 lb to 1 lb frozen whole organic Green Beans

Pre heat oven to 400'
arrange chicken in baking pan place garlic in pan.
litghtly dizzle olive oil over garlic and chicken
sprinkle herb de province seasoning generously over chicken
lightly salt.

Place pan of chicken in oven to bake.
Place washed Russet Potatoes in oven surrounding pan
Bake until chicken is done (frozen took approx 1 hour)
Potatoes should be done in that time, if not finish them up in the microwave (I know cheating but it still works).

For Green Beans I simply place them in a small cook pan with a little water and a sprinkling of salt. Cover and Cook on Medium until hot (not mushy though)

Wish I had taken a picture to go with it... This was Saturday nights dinner. It was easy in the oven and we could continue our activities.

p.s. the new signature is a glimpse of the upcoming new design.. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekend Blog Hops

Guess I have been neglecting the blog the last couple weeks... Sorry to my followers... Good news though, the blog is being redesigned and I can't wait to reveal it to everyone... I also am on anther Swap-bot swap to share blogs with everyone (that will be coming this week.) I have 10 wonderful blogs to share with you..
In the mean time thought I would share a couple blog hops for the weekend.

Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop 4/8