Friday, April 22, 2011

Because this is just so adorable, cute & funny...

A baby penguin being tickeled. That is all...

Makes me want to find a baby penguin to tickel!  ;) I love how this lil one comes running all excited because it's tickel time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

French Toast Casserole

Yield: 12 Servings

1 loaf or 10 ounces of french bread, cut into 1 inch cubes or you can tear off pieces
8 eggs
3 cups of milk
4 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Butter insided a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Place bread inside. Mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl. Then pour over bread. Cover & refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours.


2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
maple syrup

Take out from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Add sugar & cinnamon on top.


Put cinnamon in mixture with milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar & salt. When french toast casserole is ready sprinkle powdered sugar on top & then add maple syrup. This is my favorite way.    :)

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes & enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alzheimer's Breakthrough

I read this following article last week & found it interesting. Today I finally saw the show as I DVRd it.

Alzheimer's hits close to home as I lost a dear uncle to Alzheimer's two years ago. Recently my mother in law lost her mother, or my husband's grandmother, or my son's "Granny" to Alzheimer's. I wish to never see this cruel disease on any of my family members again.

Please see the videos taken from the show. It is very informative & great information!

Alzheimer's breakthrough was found "by accident." It is called now diabetes of the brain. You can have diabetes of the brain, but no diabetes in the rest of the body. The brain makes its own insulin.

Foods to avoid are namely nitrites which are found in meats such as deli meats, smoked meats, processed meats, ground meats, bacon, etc. Read the ingredient label, if you see nitrites do not buy it, and buy an alternative. I have already practicing this due to my son's autism. If it were not for autism I would not be already taking measures to assist in my son's progress. However, there are many alternatives out there. I know because I still by deli meats and bacon without nitrites. However, the only ground meats I buy are turkey or chicken. I said no to ground beef. Applewood brand makes many nitrite free meats as well as Farmland All Natural.

Avoid white foods such as bread, pasta, rice & sugars.

Some beer can contain nitrites. However not all may contain it. No ingredient list on beer means we have no way to know if they do or do not have nitrites on every brand of beer. I say go for the wine, wine has shown several health benefits. See, I knew being a wino was not a bad thing!  ;)

Avoid processed cheese, say no to Velveeta & any other processed foods.

Do your best to avoid processed foods & foods with preservatives. Eat wholesome & eat organic.

What do all these foods do? The brain has a barrier that protects it from being attacked. These nitrites or nitrosamines break down the blood brain barrier. Then the brain becomes attacked by toxins. Thus, the onset of Alzheimer's begins.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneuers

Robin Sharma gives The 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneuers.

Anyone can apply this in their business, career, or in their life.

"Life is just a series of moments. If you miss the moments, you miss your life." - Robin Sharma

Monday, April 11, 2011

In Honor of Autism Awareness

To all my fellow autism mommies and parents keep marchin' on!
Perseverance and optimism is a necessity as an autism mom, and in the families of those that love and care for a child with autism.

From the moment I first heard this song I have called this my theme song. It has so many meanings for me, for my son, for my family.

I dedicate this song to all children with autism and all families that do what they do to make all things possible for these special kiddos!

Autism Awareness

Part 1: What is Autism?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vegetarian Greek Sandwich Filling

A filling sandwich spread full of nutrients and a great source of protein. A great alternative to tuna (tuna contains the highest levels of mercury of all fish and food sources, see which was once my favorite type of sandwich until I was aware of all the harmful effects, especially for pregnant women, infants, young children, those with neurological disorders, and those with autism.

Yield:  3 Servings

Sandwich Filling


1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 green onion stalk, chopped (may use onion of your choice, onion powder, or as much/little/none at all)

1 tablespoon mayonnaise (to taste or use salad dressing of your choice)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/5  teaspoon dried dill weed

salt and pepper to taste


1.Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Pour garbanzo beans into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.

2. Use on whole grain bread, or your favorite pita bread or flatbread. Add plain nonfat Greek yogurt & spoon across bread. Add seasoned salt on top of it. Just a sprinkle on top of the yogurt. Then add the sandwich filling. Fold it & enjoy!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"IF" by Rudyard Kipling

My brother posted on Facebook that he found an old book of poetry that he had in elementary, and had not picked it up in years. In the book he found a poem and he stated, “The poem pretty much hits it on the head and is quite applicable for our time.” I find this poem to be pretty deep. More is to be learned from this than just the words that are written in this poem.  Enjoy!

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

Kipling is the author of these two well-known great works.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This video was created as a plea to Merck, the FDA and the CDC to stop all Gardasil vaccination

Moms, please watch this before your daughter is vaccinated with Gardasil or if your daughter has been vaccinated with Gardasil.

The evidence of harm caused by the Gardasil vaccine is overwhelming and not worth the very questionable benefit.
  • In 2008 alone, the FDA documented 6,723 adverse events.
  • In 2010 there have been a total of 20,727 Gardasil-related adverse events, 90 deaths, 8,600 emergency room visits and 2,000 hospitalizations after Gardasil vaccinations.
  • Plus, only less than 10 % of all adverse events following prescription drug or vaccine reactions are ever reported.

Gardasil does not protect against all types of HPV (human papilloma virus), and you can still get cervical cancer even if you have been vaccinated. Even the National Cancer Institute says, "It is important to note that the great majority of high-risk HPV infections go away on their own and do not cause cancer."

Report side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

Also report with VAERS at online, by mail, or by fax.

Story of a Goose Who Befriends a Retired Man in the Park

This is too sweet, too cute & too funny!   :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Box #84504 Nike Air Jordans

Aydee, if you purchase this box, I will throw in the Polo Jeans with the belt & the Urban Up polo shirt.

S. Perrone, if you purchase this box I will throw in these.The active wear shorts from ProSpirit, the grey t-shirt from Faded Glory, the Urban Up Pipeline shorts with belt, and the ProSpirit baseball shirt. They all fit like a size 12 despite what is on the tags. I get my sons clothes together & separtate by small, medium, large sizes. For example, the size 8 shirt fits like a 12 & the size 14/16 fits like a 12. I've been doing that because I myself have received clothes that were too small or big for the size I was wanting despite what it says on the tags.