Thursday, August 22, 2013


I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. 
All opinions are 100% my own #cbias #SocialFabric

As a home school mom scheduling time to make appointments for the doctor can be difficult.I home school our children during the day along with field trip and at night we have church, activities and other things that take up our time. I don't always take the time to get myself checked out or when I'm sick to just make the time to go to the doctors. Our family doesn't have medical insurance which makes it difficult to go the doctors. It has to be a real emergency. Knowing that we have a local Walgreens Health care Clinic for my busy and crazy schedule is relieving to me. I recently visited a Walgreens Health care Clinic near to my home for when I need care I know its available. 

I noticed when I walked into the Walgreens they had plenty of signs with information and directing you to the clinic. 
What's so nice about the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is that they have the pharmacy right next to the health care clinic for immediate access to the medicine the doctor will prescribe. One shop health care.  

When I visited The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic I noticed they offered many services to us at low cost:

Blood Pressure Screening
Diabetes screening
Sinus Infections
Sprains and strains
Wart removal

With school in full gear most children need vaccines and physicals. Walgreens Healthcare Clinic offers both of these and I'm sure this sets a lot of moms at ease. They are saving time and money. 

I'm amazed at what they offer. You should check out the list of services they offer.Our family doesn't have health care coverage and its really nice to know if I need care I can walk into our local Walgreens and get immediate care for me or my family:)

I love that Walgreens takes pride in wellness of there customers. When you walk in you feel welcomed and at ease. 

The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is a easy and simple process, you walk up to the touch screen and put your information in the system. It will then give you a wait time. You usually don't have to wait very long. Also Walk-Ins are always welcome. Now when can you get health care and just walk in. Never!!! You will either see a nurse practitioner or doctors assistant this all depends on what you are going through. I would rather make a visit to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for short wait times and fast service. You know whenever you schedule an appointment with the doctors you will be there for hours. Who has time for that? 

The clinics are open 7 days a weeks with morning,daytime and evening appointments are available. This is convenient for those of you that work. I observed that the waiting room was clean and the time I went there was one in the waiting room. Most insurance are accepted but if you don't have insurance like me, then you have a great alternative. 

I was pleasantly surprise that the examine room was well equipped and very clean. The examine room had plenty of space for siblings or spouses. The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic recently revamped there #HeathcareClinic, Its looking nice!!!!

 I also noticed that Walgreens had a complete makeover. They have everything labeled so nicely so when you need to find something you won't have trouble finding your medications after your visit to the healthcare clinic. I'm all about organization. This helps me to get and out in a timely manner with two children. 

 Until visiting Walgreens Healthcare Clinic I had no clue that they even had a clinic. I'm thankful that I found out about this clinic:)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


What is so awesome about where we live is that we have a lot of opportunities for learning. Our local art museum had free admission for the summer. And even better they had a Lego Exhibit for the summer. Its hard to believe they can construct these buildings out of Lego's alone. Its fascinating. Hope you enjoy the Lego Art Tour. 

Burji Khalifa in Dubai

St. Mary Axe 

Ducky being Vania White,lol Another picture of the Burji Khalifa in Dubai, This was our children's favorite. 

One thing our children really loved was that they got to build there own building with there imagination. DMan did an amazing job with his structure. 

Ducky did a dainty cute building, I love to watch and see there creativity. 

Chrysler Building in New York. 
One World Trade Center in New York. 

Thank you for stopping by for the Art Museum Tour along with the Lego Exhibit. 

Monday, August 19, 2013


Thank you to Namaste Foods for letting us review the Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix and Barbecue Seasoned Coating Mix. 

Pizza Crust Mix


This crust has a wonderful gourmet flavor because of our blend of nine herbs and spices. It is delicious with tomato or pesto sauce and all of your favorite toppings. (Some say it tastes so good that it doesn't even need sauce!) Or just bake and top with parmesan cheese for delicious bread sticks. You decide. This Pizza Crust is free of yeast and sugar, too! ALSO, Our Pizza Crust makes the most delicious coating for pan-fried chicken or fish! Just dredge in some Pizza Crust mix and pan fry until done. A sprinkle of salt right out of the pan and voila! Superb!


Brown rice flour
tapioca flour
arrowroot flour
xanthan gum
granulated garlic
cream of tartar
baking soda
Italian seasoning
ascorbic acid

This product contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. Non-GMO, all natural, no preservatives.

I'm so thankful for products like Namaste. Our family's goal is to eat gluten free products due to allergies in our home. Namaste is very convenient and easy to do. When you are busy with activities and you need a simple but healthy meal for you and your family, chose Namaste Pizza Crust. I love the Namaste Pizza Crust is wheat free,gluten free, and without many of the ingredients that they put in most foods.Namaste products are kid friendly. Our children love helping in the kitchen and they helped out with the pizza and chicken. 

Just add oil and water to make the crust. Add your sauce and cheese and bake in the oven. 

The Namaste Pizza Crust is thin and easy to cut for a delicious meal. 
 DMan enjoying the Namaste Pizza Crust!!!! Healthy and gluten free foods makes for Healthy and Happy children. 

What is nice about The Pizza Crust Mix is that there was enough for several meals. We made two pizzas and Eggplant Pizzas. 

First I coated the Eggplant with the Pizza Crust Mix. 

Then I put the sauce and cheese on top and bake on 425 for 20 minutes. They were so yummy. 

 Another simple and easy meal done!!!

Barbecue Seasoned Coating Mix


Each box contains two seasoning packets and two shaker bags which makes them economical, too. Use on chicken, fish, pork, tofu or vegetables and spice up dinner in a snap!


flax meal
brown sugar
tomato powder
chipotle BBQ seasoning
smoked paprika
sweet brown rice flour
tapioca starch
arrowroot starch
ascorbic asic
brown chipotle powder
sorghum flour
rice milk powder
cream of tartar
xanthan gum
baking soda

This product contains no wheat, gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts or tree nuts. Non-GMO, all natural, no preservatives.

Our son loves to be in the kitchen. The Barbecue chicken mix is that easy, place chicken in the bag with mix and shake. Put some oil in the pan and bake.

We are very satisfied with Namaste products and would love to try some of there other products.   

We couldn't wait to try the gluten free barbecue chicken coating mix from Namaste. Our bite size chicken were delicious. We served our chicken with a nice salad. We had a nice healthy meal together with help of Namaste Barbecue coating for our chicken. See going gluten free doesn't mean you have to give up anything:)

 Thank you again to Namaste Foods for your generous donation. 

All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Thank you to Thomas Nelson for letting us review The River A Novel by Micheal Neale. 

This amazing narrative of Gabriel's life and powerful allegory of God. The River pulls you into the book as if you were there. 
It was well written and a refreshing story. The River is a easy read, a time to sit back and relax. 

The River is a allegory. 
What is a Allegory?

A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

From the back cover :
"You were made for The River..."

My own words: You were made for God and to experience his goodness in your life. 

Gabriel Clarke is drawn to The River, just like we are drawn to Our Father. This river is a ribbon of frothy white water carving its was through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure. 

But something holds him back-the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old-something no child should ever see. 

My own words: Our own past has been a challenge but knowing we can rest in His plan and purpose for our lives. The River brings this to home through the pages of this book. 

Chains fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He remains trapped afraid
to take hold of the life awaiting him. 

My own words: I know for my personal life I had a lot of fear and chains that needed to be broken and Jesus has done that.And he will do that for you. We need to just trust and rest in him. I'm thankful for The River to give me a visual picture. 

When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest and bravest thing he has ever done. 

My own words: Your destiny is before you. The River shows you how to be brave and strong like Gabriel, Its as if you are there with Gabriel going through the same trials. I felt empathy for Gabriel as if I was his friend. Jesus carries our burdens and that exactly what Jesus was doing in The River. Gabriel makes peace with The River. We have to rest in His Peace on a daily basis. 

I was inspired to read The River because Micheal Neale is part of our church and He did this Allegory show at our church of The River. It was awesome to see this book in real life. It inspired our son(10 years old) to read the book too. I'm thankful for reading The River. 

God is so good!!!!

If you are looking for a loving read, then you would enjoy The River. 

I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.