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Peel a head of garlic in 10 seconds :)

Now this is definitely a neat trick… especially if you are like me and use tons of garlic!

I saw a link to this video here and to try it… It is so easy… crush a head of garlic with the side of a knife, a bowl or whatever you want and then place the head of garlic in a bowl and place another bowl on top and then shake!

Shake for a few seconds and that’s it… your garlic will be peeled!! It’s amazing right?! here is my own video to show it works. (sorry for voice… my nose is stuffy)

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The second half fo the video is showing my favourite garlic mincer called the “Garlic Zoom” I love it because you are not crushing the garlic and getting it all juicy which doesn’t work well in all recipes… This has blades on the inside, you just roll it on the counter and then you have perfectly minced garlic in a few seconds…

Talking about UC on CKUT…

A friend put me in contact with a local mom who is pregnant and has her own show on a Montreal radio station and was wanting to talk to someone who had a UC…

We friended each other on Facebook and then we were able to meet at the Not-Going-Back-to-School picnic a few weeks ago and hit it off… we talked about tons of things and we have a lot on common and today I was invited to talk on the show and will most likely be back to talk about a few more things in the future.. I was nervous but it was fun!

The time passed by so quickly and I could have said so much more but I am so grateful to have been on the show and talking about something that means so much to me.

Here is a link to the program.. I come on about half way though after a pre-recorded interview with Ina May Gaskin!

In the Motherhood hosted by Trixie Dumont 

smiles…

Thanks you so much for sharing what makes you smile…

Each comment did the same for me.

I let a new plugin on my blog select the winner….


greenteacher:
oooohhh! it is so beautiful! It would be an honor to have that piece on our dining room table 🙂 what makes me smile the most these days is when the kids do something completely new, like sing almost every word from a song they have known since they were born, but used to only know bits and pieces of. It never ceases to amaze me how much they change in such little time! (as you already know)

Congrats!! I can’t wait to get the table runner to you!!

1000 posts and a giveaway!!

Just one month shy of my 6 year anniversary of starting this blog…

This, is my 1000th post.

It might not be that much compared to others, as it shows that I don’t post every day, but it also shows that there has been a lot of time and a lot of myself invested here.

When I started out… these were my kids…

(Xavier ~ 2.5y and Colin ~ 7 months)

and now… a thousand posts later…

I am mom to these amazing kids…

The kiddos...

 

We, as a family, have all grown with this blog.

In a thousand posts I have shared the good and the bad, my worries, my joys, my hopes and dreams. I’ve gotten advice, given advice, worked through problems and ranted. It has been a both a place to share and an outlet. I have shared two unassisted pregnancies and births and many adventures. I have shared recipes and crafts and my favourite things…

I want to thank you all for reading and taking part…

To show my gratitude and to mark this occasion I am giving away this hand made by me mini-quilt/table runner made with many of my favourite fabrics…

Quilted Tablerunner Quilted Tablerunner

 

(I am going to leave this open for the weekend and pick a winner at the beginning of next week)

To participate… tell me what makes you smile…

and the winners are….

There were eight people in the draw (Anne-Florence sent me a comment by e-mail) so it was a 50-50 chance…

I put the names through the “Draw Straws” randomizer here

and here are the results:

Congrats to the winners! You should have an e-mail in your inbox from Shutterfly!

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