Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal review and giveaway (US, ends 6/1/12)

I know as adults and as parents with kids, it's hard to find a cereal for breakfast that tastes great and provides one with a nutritious way to start out heir day. I happen to have one, a teenager who would rather eat Poptarts than start his day out right! We recently had the opportunity to try Post Honey Bunches of Oats - Honey Roasted. My husband opted not to try them. ( I had other pictures of the box and the cereal in a bowl, but I took the with my camera right before our Mac's hard drive died Sunday morning!) Oh boy, was I in for a surprise! Yummy! Sweet and crunchy! A cereal that had texture after sitting in milk for a moment! Those granola bunches were definitely becoming favorites of mine! Steven tried a bite of it this morning, and he liked it! This was coming from my picky teenager! I like the fact that there are several choices: with strawberries, almonds, peaches, pecan bunches, cinnamon bunches, raisin medley, and vanilla bunches! So many choices, at least one every day of the week!

 Here are some important facts that you should know: * 10 grams Whole Grain* Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted contains 10g of whole grain per serving. Nutritionists recommend eating 3 or more servings of whole grain foods per day (about 16g whole grain per serving or at least 48g per day). *6 grams sugar* Compares to Honey Nut Cheerios at 9 grams. Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted provides 9 essential vitamins and minerals. Honey Bunches of Oats brings together 4 nutritious grains into crispy flakes and even more crunchy granola bunches! Heart Healthy! Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and as low as possible in trans fat, may reduce the risk of heart disease: 0g Trans Fat 0g SaturatedFat 0grams Cholesterol




 Disclosure: Post provided a free sample of their Honey Bunches of Oats- Honey Roasted so that I could review the,. However, all ofmthenopinions expressed here are my own.





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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Skin Map by Stephen R. LawHead (Audio Review)

This was my first time to do an audio book review. The Skin Map, by Stephen R. Lawhead was a very interesting listen! It was read by Simon Bubb, and this man was able to create a voice for every man and woman character he had to speak for! I had never read any of Stephen's books before, so I thought that I'd give the audio version a try.  The story involves ley lines, skin maps, and the ability to travel the multi-layered universe of which we are living in only a part of.
 Kit Livingstone, the main character, is running behind one day, trying to get over to see his girlfriend Wilhemina. He runs into his great-grandfather Kosmos in a deserted alley, and the next thing he knows, he's in a different England! He gets out, and goes to Wilhemina's. He tries to convince her of what happened that kept him from getting there on time, and he ends up taking her to that alley. They both end up in different places. Throughout the rest of the audiobook, Kit and Kosmos are going through let lines, looking for pieces of a Skin Map, and trying to find "Mina". I don't want to give the story away, but I've got to tell you that it was quite enjoyable! I highly recommend it!
I received the audiobook CDs from BookSneeze in order to facilitate my review, and the opinions expressed were my own!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brave "Kilt" Featurette

I saw this on You Tube a moment ago, and because it's Disney Pixar! I love kilts,
highland games, and all things Scottish! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Strep Throat

Steven started complaining of a sore throat on Sunday night and then again on Monday morning. I sent him to school on Monday, with cold med in his system. Yesterday morning, he was not his usual self and was a little lethargic. His throat was hurting and he sounded more congested. We're constantly reminding him to irrigate his sinuses, and being the typical teen, doesn't listen! After breakfast yesterday, I called and got him scheduled for an sick kid appointment.  I also called one of my friends who I work with, Sally, and got her to cover my shift for last night. I knew that I'd be beat after trying to get him to the appointment, so I'm glad that Sally said yes.  Lora, our favorite M.A. was working and she had the joyful job of swabbing his throat. Steven ended up being diagnosed with strep throat after his pediatrician saw him. I think that he had the early stages of a sinus infection, too. Augmentin twice a day for 10 days.  I took him to Subway on the way home for lunch, and I was surprised to find out that they had salads on their menu. He spent the afternoon working on his science project and watching The Shining with me. I encouraged fluids yesterday.

I almost forgot to call his school this morning to call him in sick, lucky I did it before school started today.
He's still not up to par, sounding really stuffy. At least by the time that he goes back to school tomorrow, he will have two days' worth of antibiotic on board. This morning, he was building with his Legos, and I took some pictures.




I think that the usual theme for his building has been semi-Star War inspired! This isn't a wordless Wednesday, but an update on our family!