Perfect Treats for the Family

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to try some products I’ve never used before and to even get the familiar products we  love to review on.

I’ve received my first TastyVoxBox via Influenster for free and I was thrilled to discover what was inside and begin my reviews.

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Tasty VoxBox Included:

1- Full size bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Original Hot Sauce
1- Full size can of French’s Crispy Fried Onions2- Yogi Tea Bags
1- Bag of Kashi Dark Cocoa Power – Plant Shake
2- Packets of Splenda Naturals (Sugar Substitute)
1- Country Crock Recipe
Coupon for Country Crock and Smart Ones

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Now I’m still in the process of testing these products, but I’ve gotten a few under way already.

Splenda Natuals
I’ve had pre-existing experience with this product and though it’s not my go-to, it’s tolerable to me in some instances, like for instance running out of coffee creamer. I enjoyed a cup of coffee with milk and Splenda last night to quench my craving. It’s definitely an acquired taste in my opinion, especially when you are used to using granulated sugar.

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Frank’s Red Hot

This was already one of my favorite hot sauce brands. My husband and I pretty much can put hot sauce on everything. Chili, BBQ, Pizza, Stews, Tacos, Quesadillas, etc. It’s the perfect amount of spicy with excellent flavor. We love it.

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French’s Crispy Fried Onions

My husband and I enjoy these on many things. Him and the kids can eat them straight out of the can. Hubby also likes them on Green Bean Casserole. We also eat them on our hamburgers, inside our diced home-style potatoes and mixed with green peppers for steak toppings. Today I enjoyed them on top of my BBQ burger sliders!

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Country Crock

We use this for oiling a pan prior to cooking to add great flavor to food. I’ve also used it in baking and absolutely love the easement of it’s packaging and the flavor it brings out in our treats. I’ll have to use the coupon to get some more because when using it for baking and cooking a lot, it doesn’t last long here. I’ll probably bake some holiday cookies soon!

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The other items in the box I’ve never tried but will definitely get around to them so I can review them for this campaign with Influenster. I’m glad I got the chance to help spread the word and get some of these product names out there. For those who are already fans, cool; If you’re just discovering some of them like I am, I hope you’ll continue to try new things as I do!

 

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Perfect Treats for the Family

Gender Reveal

So of course we didn’t want to be surprised and have been waiting quite a while to find out what our little one was going to be. Mainly so we could go ahead and shop and prepare a nursery and to stop the guilt of calling it an IT.

So what will it be?

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I could hardly sleep the night before. I was so anxious about figuring it out.

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We sat in the waiting room for a bit and I didn’t think at the time that they wouldn’t let my three year old go back until the end. Which made my husband have to sit out there with them until it was close to the end of the scan, which took 30+ minutes. I felt so much better now that we had the anatomy scan done and the baby is super healthy and doing great in development.

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She waited to reveal the gender for when she went out and got them from the waiting room and brought them back. She did some searching and showed us on the monitor that it was a………..

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So now we know that and our little one can now have a name and be called a she/her instead of an IT. She now evens us out. I currently have 2 girls and 3 boys. Now it will be 3 girls and 3 boys. With the step kids it totals 4 girls and 4 boys. Perfect.

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I had a prenatal visit right after the ultrasound and they checked my weight and blood pressure and the baby’s heart rate, everything is great. The ultrasound says she weighs 11 ounces.

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We’re half-way there which means 20 more weeks until our due date. We’re going to be decorating the girls room / nursery before the baby arrives. Now that we know she’s a girl we know what we need to buy for her that we didn’t have already. It’s a lot more peaceful in my mind knowing instead of the nagging mystery. The longest I ever went in my pregnancy without knowing was my 5th, I didn’t find out he was a boy until a month before he was born. And let me tell you, that was nerve racking.

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Week 14 – 5th Grade Home School Lesson Plan

Language Arts

  • Discuss Science Fiction
  • Plan a science fiction short story, start rough draft.
  • Capitalization
  • Review Proper Nouns
  • Revise, Edit and Improve short story.

Spelling

List of 18 words
(bucket, button, crunchy, dusk, guppies, judges, lucky, public, refund, ruffle, skunk, spun, struck, subject, thunder, trust, ugly, umbrella)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

  • Hang Tough, Paul Mather by Alfred Slate
  • Worksheets and activities

Math

  • Worksheets everyday
    Introducing terms: intersecting, parallel, and perpendicular.
  • Types of triangles: equilateral, isosceles, scalene, and right.

Science

  • Plants and Their Needs.
  • Writing Assignment
  • Science worksheets and activities every day.

Social Studies

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition continued
  • Painting project (4 panels) depicting their journey.
  • Pioneers: Introduce and discuss their lifestyle
  • Worksheets and Discussions and Activities
Week 14 – 5th Grade Home School Lesson Plan

Week 13 – 5th Grade Home School Lesson Plan

Language Arts

  • Learning the proper format and punctuation in a friendly letter
  • How to address an envelope and where to put the stamp
  • Proofreading and Punctuation
  • Capitals worksheets

Spelling

List of 18 words
(blocked, bother, column, common, dodge, gossip, honor, model, monster, octopus, oxen, problem, product, promise, robberies, soccer, toboggan, wobble)
Spelling Worksheets
Spelling activities
Spelling Test

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Reading

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • Worksheets and activities

Math

  • Worksheets everyday
    Multiplication Table to 12
    Division, Angle Measurement, Geometric Figures

Science

  • Seed Dispersal
  • Writing Assignments
  • Science worksheets and activities every day.

Social Studies

  • Early Presidents
    Read about 2nd President: John Adams and first lady Abigal Adams.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Sacagawea and her part
  • Worksheets and Discussions
Week 13 – 5th Grade Home School Lesson Plan