Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandy Hook Massacre

  I've been so caught up in life and trying to get ready for Christmas, that I've been slacking with posting. This week's events have made me feel obligated to post, to let go of these feelings and how deeply I feel about what happend. Last week the Sandy Hook Massacre took place. I avoided watching the news and I turned the radio down each time I heard any mention of it. I did a pretty good job all weekend long until last night. I went to MSN to log-in to hotmail and there on the screen appeared a little girls photo. I saw the words Sandy Hook Elementary next to her name I automatically knew...All the emotions that were bottled up, the emotions that I didn't know were there came out. I begin to sob like a baby, and I couldn't stop. My little "Brownie" walked in on me and was so afraid. She went to get her Dad who immediately thought the worst because I'd just got off the phone. I explained to him what was wrong and he just held me. I haven't felt those emotions in so long, they were real, raw and uncut. The last time I felt this was when Faith was in the NICU and I got that call and her Doctor told me she was "worried." I could not begin to imagine those mother's grief. There are some days that I am so tired in the morning and I complain when my kids want breakfast, I'll rush them out of the house or fuss about the hangers that someone left on the floor. For what? Why? What would I do if...Every so often terrible things happen and everyone rallies together and then months later some of us forget. Don't get me wrong I want to forget this event, I want it to have never happened but I also pray that these children's deaths were not in vain. I pray that these families are able to heal and that school's take measures to insure that our children are just as protected as the animals at the shelter or even the zoo. Even they have protection to prevent anyone from getting to them to do harm. I pray that this world can come together and that people with mental illnesses are able to get the help before something as tragic as this happens again. I pray that this world can just slow down long enough to appreciate those they love instead of getting caught up in politics, racism or simple things such as facebook beef. If we ever needed religion and to be believers, now is the time. This is my Prayer. Amen.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Cake in a Jar GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Author of Story of a Girl's blog, Tia is doing a Giveaway of my Cake in a Jar today through Friday 11/30.
Checkout her blog and enter at Cake in a Jar Giveaway.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Home for the Holidays, Happy Turkey Day!!!!

  It's so funny how one year changes things. Last Thanksgiving we were on lockdown because Faith had just gotten out of the NICU the week previous. This year Faith is trying to walk and we're spending the Holiday's with family. Everyone is really enjoying these days with a toddler. Our family tradition is to put up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. We're gonna start bets on how long it will stay up because with all the active kids in the family someone(Faith) will definitely tear it down. Today is my weigh-in day and it doesn't make sense to step on anybody's scale the way I've been munching. Its so hard to lose weight during the least for me.

On the Menu Today:
Cornbread Dressing
Seafood Mirlition Casserole
Rice Dressing
Green Bean Casserole
Potato Salad
Swedish Meatballs
Deviled Eggs
Sweet Potato Pie
Apple Pie
Peanut Butter Special K Bars


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Almond Coconut Cream Cake in a Jar.

  Almond Coconut Cream Cake in a Jar available. Perfect gift idea for the Holidays! $36.00 for (6)8oz Mason Jars filled with freshly baked cake. Comes with Christmas label and ribbon. Checkout my Etsy Shop for more details! Shop Here.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Bath Salts Oh My!!

  I absolutely love Baths! After Hurricane Katrina hit the first thing I wanted to do once we got water was take a nice long soak. I have a collection of bath products so when I was contacted by a Rep for Cleopatra's Choice to review one of their products, I was super excited. Besides blogging, I'm also a Licensed Esthetician so I know a bit about about scrubs, salts and skincare products. The item I received was the Adovia Pure Dead Sea Salt bath product. I was apprehensive at first because I've heard some scary things about Bath Salts on the news recently but figured I should be fine to bathe in them. Boy was I right! I poured the salts under running water and I love the fact that they actually melted and I was not forced to skate on any once I got into the tub. The salts also left my skin feeling moist but not oily. The salts lacked any scent and it would have been nice if there was a little aromatherapy smell but over all I was pleased with the product.

10lbs for $24.95

Cleopatra's Choice also offers a Essential Oils, Acne Products, Makeup and several other products.

Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review however all thoughts remain 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review.


Friday, November 16, 2012

More Cajun Goodness!

On the menu last night was Baked Tilapia. It's a part of my Weight Watcher's diet plan, but I felt the need to "jazz it up." I prepared Cajun Spicy Potatoes to go along with it but figured the cream sauce that was added to the fish was enough, so I skipped those. My creation below :)

Happy Friday!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Etsy Shop is Open Again!

  My Etsy Shop is up and running again, currently I'm only selling Cake in a Jar for the holidays. It makes a cute Holiday Gift. Seeking bloggers to review the product, if interested contact me at:

Shop Link is here  Sweet Momma's Creole Confections