Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nutty Saturday Goodness

Yet again, I must thank MommyParties for selecting me to be a hostess for one of the fabulous events.
This time, the featured product was Nutella, a delicious hazelnut and cocoa spread. At first, I was skeptical. It's food, but it's an uncommon food. One that my kids love to eat and one that I just knew that other kids would love, too, if I could get some parents to give it a chance.

So I invited a bevvy of moms (and a couple of dads, because sometimes the dad is the dynamic for the shopping and meal planning... we have quite a few stay at home or work at home dads in our circle of friends), planned a small feast of a brunch, and let the fun commence! The brunch was held on March 19th, as Saturdays seem to work best for our schedules.

In my circle of friends and associates I have several vegetarians. The two in attendance were very receptive to the product. I also had one family of gluten free eaters join us - none of whom had ever tried Nutella. Mom went to Meijer after the brunch wrapped up, saw Nutella on sale 2/$7 and promptly used the coupon from her goodie bag.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the spread of the morning, and while a couple of people seemed a little reluctant, there were no complaints about the taste, two new confirmed households of consumers, and a lot of happy people and full tummies when it was over.

Thank you again, MommyParties and Nutella for allowing me to host. Best part for me: I have about half of the huge jar of Nutella left over. My kids are in seventh heaven!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Long Overdue Update

With the coming of Christmas, the days seem to slip away. That, and I tend to subconsciously assume that the whole world uses Facebook.

Now that the' holidaze' is over and life has resumed some sense of normalcy, it's onward and upward!

Where to begin....

Those moments where you want to knock on doors and say "I TOLD YOU SO!!!"..? Yeah. I had one of those a couple of weeks ago.
Braeden has been seeing a godsend of a psychiatrist. First person I've dealt with that actually agrees with me regarding a diagnosis for my son (probably why I think he's swell).
ADHD will soon be wiped from the books - or at least from my kid's cumulative files for school.

After spinning wheels for one kid, only to start the process for another in an entirely different way, it feels nice to be making some headway.
I am not pleased about an Autism diagnosis on yet another child, but after taking off the blinders and actually looking at my son and his quirks, it makes sense.

As I said, onward and upward.

Weddings, life changes and planning... oh my!

Much to share in the weeks to come... and lots of photos to accompany.


...anyone have any to spare?

I really should use this more often.