23 September 2016

Support Breast Cancer Awareness with Teleflora

It is no secret that I hate that dreaded C word. You know the one I'm talking about. CANCER! Unfortunately both of my parents passed away from cancer, so it's fair to say that I have a family history of cancer, including Breast Cancer. One of my charities of choice that I always donate to, is also related to finding a cure for cancer. So whenever I get the opportunity to raise awareness I am always up for the challenge. As you know, I am also a big fan of Teleflora as from my many posts. I don't go anywhere else when I need to send flowers, there are flowers for every occasion and the one thing I love about them is how long their bouquets last. My daughter would be the first to tell you that I have a black thumb, I have been known to kill a cactus, but my Teleflora bouquets have been known to last almost 2 weeks. Anyway, today isn't about how long their bouquets last, but what they're doing to help with breast cancer awareness.

21 September 2016

My Life is Just as Busy as Yours - #LALAforLife

Since I've retired from the military I've been asked these two questions over and over again, "what do you do at home all day?", and "do you miss the army?". I'm going to answer these two questions in this post, with me answering the latter first. Yes, I miss the army, I miss the structure and believe it or not, I sometimes miss getting up at 0430 in the morning and getting ready for PT (physical training) as early as 0630 or sometimes even earlier. Now for my second answer, and I get this question mostly from mom's who work outside the home, because they just don't get it. Do you really want to know what I do all day? I do A LOT and to be honest, my life is just as busy as yours!

Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Picatta

Are you looking for something different for dinner, how about our Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Picatta? Lately I've been seeing quite a lot of cast iron skillet recipes and to be honest I have never thought of owning a cast iron skillet before. Last year we purchased a new home and with that new home we decided to upgrade our kitchen cookware. I've always been a fan of non-stick pans so after reading tons of reviews, I finally decided on the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Cookware. I had seen them being used before and I LOVED the ease with which they cleaned up, and I also loved their bright orange handles. I can tell you that they're actually one of my favorite pots and pans to use and I'm a previous owner of Calphalon. However, I'm a big fan of shopping at IKEA and recently I went there to buy a few things (I have no idea what because I'm always there), and they had 2 cast iron items in their as-is section. If you've never checked out their as-is department, you need to. These were marked at over 50% off and I just had to have them. Now the benefits of using a cast iron pan is that you need less oil and you also get the added bonus of having that extra iron transfer into your food, so it's a win win. I'm now using my cast iron skillet a whole lot more and I suggest you picking up one to have in your cooking arsenal. Now on to my recipe

20 September 2016

How to Mend a Broken Friendship

Whether you have a broken friendship from childhood or one that was created in your older years, but eventually was broken, we are here today to help teach you ways in which you can mend a broken friendship. The first step is to think about the other person, really take in why you want to mend this broken friendship. Make sure you are trying to mend a broken friendship for the right reasons and then move forward to follow these tips: