Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lucy's contests

Hi all,

Just setting up a link to my cute BFC's creative blog.  She is super talented and a lot of un.  Great giveaways coming.  Hope you enjoy!



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Freezer Meals

Well I had a great day on Tuesday with a few girlfriends including my BFC.  We spent the whole day from about 10am to 5pm making some freezer meals.  It was great!!   We each walked away with 20 freezer meals and they are awesome. 

The list includes:
Mexican Casserole
Hamburger Soup
Curried Beef
Satay Chicken (recipe at end of post)
Tri-color Pasta Casserole
Pineapple chicken
Fiesta Chicken
Curry Cajun Chicken
Pork Chops with Ginger Pineapple Sauce
Ribs in BBQ sauce

There were 10 recipes and we each walked away with 2 large Ziploc bags of each (Except BFC as she has a smaller family and made 2 Med size ziploc bags for each of our 1 large one so she walked away with 38) (*the Mexican Casserole was in an aluminum dish so couldn't be halved).

I have the Pineapple chicken cooking away tonight in the slow cooker and it smells so good in here!  I love being able to just pull something out every other day (usually there is enough for our family to have leftovers the next day) and not have to woory about what is for supper.  The other awesome part is that the meals averaged $10.57 each whichis pretty dang good for a LOT of Boneless skinless chicken (60+lbs) and other meat.

Anyway.....here is the recipe for SATAY CHICKEN:
1 lb chicken (skinless boneless thighs work great
2 tsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
2 Tbsp curry powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp garlic minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil

Just combine all ingredients together and BBQ on med high until done or cook in the OVEN at 350F for 30-40 mins or until done.  Enjoy with rice/salad or steamed veggies of choice.

If you would like to see a picture of what this loooks like you'll have to visit BFC's blog at http://www.visiblevoice.ca/


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonderful Friends

Since our move from NS we have made some wonderful friends but the closest friends we have will be moving soon so I wanted to post a picture of our two families together at the Regina, Sask. Temple.  We will miss them when they move at the end of the summer but know we'll keep in touch!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I wish I was a little better with words like my awesome cousin Kristi.  She just has a way of making up a catchy title etc and I never seem to be able to do that.  Anyway...I digress.

This post is about Alex.  My first born.  My wonderful little boy who is now 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don't know where the time has gone.  It is so neat because with Alex and Nathan they look sooooooooooo much alike that it is like looking back in time and forward to the future all at the same time when they are side by side.

He really wanted a Pikachu (a character from Pokemon) cake so I did what I could and despite my lack of creativity I think it turned out pretty well.
Then to celebrate with his class I sent cupcakes on his actual birthday as we weren't having a big party this year.  These are supposed to be Poke Balls and he was pretty excited.  That red icing is craziness to get off of anything including faces. HA!HA!

He is in second grade now and is doing very well.  He just rec'd a new to him bike for his birthday and is enjoying the handle brakes and new gear shifting.  Has a passion for reading and especially playing video games.  I have a hard time keeping up but we do have a lot of fun together.

The Princess

She just lost her first tooth about 2 weeks ago and was pretty excited.  Being true to being herself, she didn't want to put the tooth under her pillow so we placed it in this jewelery box and had it open on the bookshelf beside her bed.

One of her creations that she built out of Magnext.  It's just a bunch of manetic plastic pieces and ball bearings and she created this house which I thought was pretty cool as there weren't any instructions. (I'm all about recreating and not inventing)

For Christmas she rec'd a pony and doll from Santa.  She was pretty excited as she LOVES horses.

And one of her favorite gifts this year was a dress she rec'd that came with a matching dress for her doll.  They make a really cute pair.


So here is our little guy.  He is growing rapidly and is a very talkative toddler.  He is adamant about what he wants and can easily speak his mind! HA!HA! He is pictured here as Woody from Toy Story for his first party invitation.
He LOVES babies. "I hold it?"
Here he is sporting his goofy smile enjoying his Tigger housecoat.
He is so much fun.  He speaks and acts like a 4 year old so I forget sometimes that he is still only 2 1/2.  We are working on potty training and he is quickly learning his alphabet.  He is sharp as a tack which keeps me on my toes but mostly he is just a loveable fun little guy and he makes me laugh on a daily basis.

I'm Back....

Well I am slow in posting and have missed some major events so the best way for me to catch up is to do a post for each of the kids.  So here they come!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Hi All,

Well due to technical difficulty I will just use the Random generator and you will just have to trust me.  I Promise I am a very trustworthy person.  I have assigned numbers to each of the recipes based on the date of the e-mail in which I rec'd them or the day they were delivered to me in person.  So... if you were person A and you gave me 6 recipes you would be # 1-6.  Some people sent in multiple e-mails and so therefore your numbers could be 22-28 and then 42-52 for example.

Anywhoo... after much excitement and buildup I am happy to say that I am drawing from 82 recipes which I will happily share with anyone who would like to receive them.  Just drop me an e-mail at kinnerfamily@shaw.ca and I will get them out to you.

Now the drumroll please.....

PRIZE A: Microdermabrasion Demo Set retails at $60.00
WINNER: #19 - Suzanne
PRIZE B: Mary Kay Brush Collection retails at $70
WINNER: #55 Dorothy
Prize C: MK Cosmetic Bag Gift Set - Priceless
WINNER: #3 Silvia

AND.................. Because everyone was so patient I have decided to throw in 4 more prizes which are 3 sample packets of the Satin Hands which is soooooooooo nice especially this time of year and a Sample Size Microdermabrasion set that was a Preferred Customer gift.

Sample SH 1 - #68 Laurie
Sample SH 2 - #37 Kristi
Sample SH 3 - #14 Beckey
PCG Microderm - #58 Jessica

Congratulations to all the winners.  Just contact me with your mailing address and I will get your prizes out to you ASAP.

Thanks again for all your recipes and enthusiasm.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


My cousin Kristi is awesome at finding the neatest things and then having people do giveaways so check it out.  It's very handy and a great gift if you don't need it yourself.


PS For those of my followers who entered the recipe giveaway, I am experiencing some minor technical difficulties with posting the Random generator so everyone can see how fair it is so when BFC calls me back(HINT HINT. HA!HA!) I will get on it!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hello all,

New rules......for every recipe that you send me or link to a recipe you love online you get a ballot.

So...instead of the 7 days worth of evening meals for a ballot, you now get 7 ballots for those 7 meals and you can do as many or as few as you want. 


GOOD LUCK!!  Contest ends on Sunday at midnight. 


Monday, January 25, 2010

Scentsy giveaway

So............my cousin Kristi has an awesome giveaway happening on her blog so go check it out.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Meal Planning GIVEAWAY

It's a brand new year!!! 

One of my favorite times.  Getting organized, enjoying my brand new stationary.  I'm not sure when that love developed, if it was working as a teenager in the Bridgewater Mall at Mahon's stationary (That doesn't even exist anymore) or even before that but a trip to Staples is like letting a kid loose in a candy store.  I have also recently become attached to Michael's the craft store.  Neat things to be found.  One of which is included with this post.  A magnetic Weekly meal planning memo chart with the days of the week on the left hand side and a grocery list option on the right hand side.  I WILL plan my meals this year and as a result I will save us money and myself a whole lot of time running to the grocery store every 3 days because I forgot something.  I know I'm not the only one out there! HA!HA! 

So.............in an effort to feed my family nutricious and healthy meals, be able to meal plan effectively and easily and try to not be too repetitive and boring in doing so I am hosting a GIVEAWAY.  As some of you may know I am an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and have been for 10 years.  I am at present really only ordering for myself and some close friends but I have some GREAT GIVEAWAY PRODUCTS!  I have included some photos so you can see and they are even much nicer in person!  The only thing I need from you is for you to e-mail me 1 weeks worth of supper meal plans with the recipes.  I am hoping to get 51 people to respond so please feel free to post on your sites or e-mail the details out to your friends.  The best part is that we ALL win as I will then forward a copy of all the info I collect to any of the participants who indictaes they would like to receive it.  SO.................THINK ABOUT IT...........
 You do 1 week of meal planning and get a whole years worth in return
be entered in multiple giveaway draws!

Here's how you enter:
Here are the prizes to be awarded:

PRIZE A: Microdermabrasion Demo Set retails at $60.00
This 2 step system starts with an advanced exfoliator using the same professional grade exfoliating crystals used by dermatologists - then follows up with a nourishing serum to fight fine lines, refine pores and deliver beautifully smooth skin immediately!

PRIZE B: Mary Kay Brush Collection retails at $70
Professional quality brushes including a Powder brush, Cheek brush, Eye Definer brush, Eye crease brush, eyeliner/Eyebrow brush all in an MK organizer bag.

Prize C: MK Cosmetic Bag Gift Set - Priceless as it was a hostess gift and you can no longer order them.
Large outer bag which is waterproof with 3 other bags that fit inside to keep your cosmetics organized and accessible.


CONTEST CLOSES MIDNIGHT JANUARY 31st so get typing girls and one of these beautiful giveaways could be yours.