Month: April 2013

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts That You’re Overlooking ~ Refresh Your Soul

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts That You’re Overlooking ~ Refresh Your Soul

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was provided with copies of the Refresh Your Soul Materials pictured (Deny Yourself by Lisa Chan, Waiting in Wonder, and Prayers for Every Day–all from different companies) so that my soul could also be refreshed and I could pass along the […]

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Big Brother/Sister Gift Ideas

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Big Brother/Sister Gift Ideas

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was provided with the oh so darling Crayon Roll from Country Baby Etsy Shop  and the uber cute book is affiliate linked to Amazon–all great “don’t forget” tips, pictures and thoughts are , as always, my own! Becoming a big brother […]

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Mama’s Emergency Kit

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Mama’s Emergency Kit

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was provided with a pack of BabyGanics Hand and Face wipes to clean off Tyler’s adorable yet always dirty face. All amazingly clever ideas, pictures, and messy babies are my own

Today’s gift idea of giving a Mama’s Emergency Kit is super practical and super fun!! I had the most amazing MOPs group in Boston and they always had the most clever, practical crafts–this is one of the ones we made and it has come in handy *so* many times since then! It’s small enough to stick into your purse or leave in your car glove box.

I tried to find where they printed off this beyond cute insert for the baggy but couldn’t find it–you could easily make one for yourself using PicMonkey and free stock people or if I get enough interest I’ll create a new, downloadable one–so let me know if you’d like me to!

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LEGO®Kid Fest 2013

LEGO®Kid Fest 2013

Leagalese Disclosure Nonsense: Woot woot, we’re being given tickets to attend LEGO®Kid Fest 2013, how cool is that? Read on to see how you can come too! Being super sentimental I still have a ton of the toys that I grew up with. I kept […]

Five Unique Baby Shower Gifts You’re Overlooking ~ Origami Owl, Sue Csira

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was provided with the steal your breath gorgeous Origami Owl Locket and gift certificate so that I could bring you this awesomesauce Baby Shower Idea. All pictures, gushing, charm ideas, and cute baby toes are my own. I don’t know if […]

Matchbox® Heroes Wanted™

Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: Matchbox® is so awesome that they hooked up with MomSelect to spread the word by sponsoring my blog post about their epic Heroes Wanted Sweepstakes! All dirt roads, wishing for the days when I was 6, ridiculously cute hero kiddos, and over emphatic exclamation points are my own!

Some toys are just instant classics that have lasted through the years–I love buying toys for Amber and Tyler that me and my brothers and sister loved playing with!

One of these are Matchbox® cars. My brother had tons of them–like all little boys should! I definitely got in on the action too, however! My favorite memory of playing with Matchbox cars is when we’d go out to my Grandma’s house, beyond the fence, into the sand. We’d build up a whole city and roads for the cars to drive around in and play for hours! Now Tyler is into all and everything with wheels–so now I’m slowly building up a Matchbox® car collection for him!

Firemen are favorite Super Heroes in our house!!

Operation 10 Weeks to Short Shorts

Here in Texas it’s about to get hot—really hot. And that means that soon my staple wardrobe of jeans and a loose, comfy t-shirt or blouse with boots isn’t really going to cut it any more. No in the 100 degree 100% humidity days of […]

Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin

Look at those cute, eczema free legs!!   Legalese Disclosure Nonsense: I was sent some super great smelly fun Purex to help get my juices flowing (and laundry clean) for this post. All eczema babies, smelly good loving hubbies, and stunning pictures of, gasps, a […]

Easy Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa

Easy Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa

So by now it’s no secret that I have a thing for Gorton’s Seafood. I’m so hooked on their Popcorn Shrimp that I’ve blogged not once, but twice about how much we love it!!
While I could gush on about that one product I decided to venture out this time and see what other great product Gorton has to offer–especially right now that they’re offering 20 products at 200 calories or less!
When I saw this huge package of fish fillets at Walmart I knew it would be perfect for us! As you know I love my “cheat night” meals and with fish fillets there are a ton of different easy, fast meals you can make! Though this isn’t one of the featured 20 for 200 I knew I could take it and put a healthy, tasty twist above my usual mayo-packed fish sauce!
What I came up with was a super simple, super easy mango salsa! Here’s the recipe!

Easy Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa

8 Gorton’s Fish Fillets
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Mango, diced finely
1-3 Cuties diced finely
1-2 cups strawberries diced finely
Crasins
Chopped Pecans
Cook Gortons Fish Fillets according to package. While they are baking finely dice all of the fruit and add it and orange juice to a sauce pan. Bring to low boil and allow the juice to thicken. When the fish is fully cooked top with warm mango salsa and sprinkle pecans on top.
Super simple and super tasty! This was a *huge* hit with the kids who felt like they were having dessert for dinner! The mild taste of the pollock pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the sauce and the crunchy breading balances well with the nuts.
According to Tyler it’s “Yummmm!!!!!”
Gorton’s is doing a fun weekly challenge on their Facebook Page that you should definitley check out–each week they put up a new challenge and you can enter to win a year full of seafood! (Yum!) But even better–

One Lucky Reader will win an Amazing Gorton Package including 5 Full Value Gorton Product Coupons, a branded spatula, oven mitts, and an apron!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure Nonsense: I was given the same awesome sauce prize items included in my oh so lovely giveaway. All obessions, great recipe creations, and awesomesauce photos are my own! As always the way to my heart is through my tummy–but only if the food is good!

Nicole Elliott

Happy National Licorice Day!

Happy National Licorice Day!

Today is  National Licorice Day! I bet you didn’t know that! Unless you’re a really hard core Red Vine fan, that is! Licorice always makes me think back to childhood road trips. My mom would always bring along a package and we’d snack on it […]