Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 lunches #177-190 Take it Tuesday

Could it be? A Take it Tuesday post!?? IT IS!! I'm just thrilled because I miss blogging regularly. Once summer comes to a close we'll get back on schedule okay? You all can whip me back into shape. In the meantime here's some lunches to hopefully inspire us all for the upcoming school year!
Above is lunch number #177 a Mr Bento packed with
Roasted Chicken
Mac and Cheese
Cucumbers and Peppers

Below lunches are the same without the Mac and Cheese. In a Planetbox and two Yumboxes.

Lunches #181-183 below, in the Yumboxes and Planetbox.
Cucumber Tomato Feta salad (with mozzarella cheese)

The next two pictures are #184-186
Vermicelli Noodle Salads in Yumboxes and a Mason jar.

Lunches #187-190

Most lunches on Give Peas A Chance are packed in Planetboxes
and Yumboxes , found HERE.
CUPPOW info found HERE.
I want to invite you all to share your lunches on my Facebook wall, Instagram (see hashtags below), Twitter, and in comments below.
Share your latest lunches- if you have a photo to upload, an Instagram post, a blog post. 
HASHTAGS- for Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest #peasblog #TakeitTuesday
Or come and share you favorite lunch box recipe.
Please make sure you link to all recipes and credit sources. I will delete any recipes that have been cut and pasted. Please leave links only.
Also I would love if you used my affiliate links for purchases on these sites. It doesn't cost you extra, doesn't change your price, but it does help me out.
Here are some of my links 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pickture That!- Giveaway

Hello everyone! Summer is in full swing here! I have a wonderful giveaway to share with you all. If you've been here a while you may recognize these super cool bracelets from Pickture That! I did a full review and giveaway in 2011 of this company and their product. Well, I'm pleased to say that my bracelet from 2011 is still as beautiful as when I got it. Pickture That! makes photo bracelets that are scratch, stain, and water resistant. They come in two widths and are adjustable.
I love that I can customize with any pictures I want. I recently ordered one of these for my mom. Ordered as in paid for, not was given one for review. That's how much I love these bracelets. I also received a bracelet for review in the new Summer Love size, only because I already have a Georgia Rose.
Above you can see a picture of my bracelets. Please note, the pictures on my bracelets are CRYSTAL clear and in focus as I sent them in. I just don't like posting too many pictures of my children so these are a bit blurry.
My Georgia Rose is the wider cuff and I chose sepia tone pictures. My Summer Love cuff I decided to use full color photos that I took of the girls a while back. Both of these bracelets can be worn with so many different outfits. I like that I can have personalized pieces that are very much a reflection of me and my personal style. I also like the price point for these fun pieces. Under $30! Really! They are also made here in the US of A folks!

Here's a little more about the differences in these two styles from the Pickture That! site. 
This design displays more photos than our original bracelet and is perfect for your favorite Instagram photos. It’s the perfect size to wear with all your favorite accessories.
We know your friends will want one too (and maybe your sister), so be sure to order a duplicate to share with them for only $16. Then you’ll be sure to be BFF’s forever!
$1 of every sale goes to a non-profit cause we support.
$29This bracelet is our original design and displays larger photos that demand attention making it a great conversation piece. The large photos also make it easy to share your photos with others.You can order a duplicate bracelet for only $18. They make great gifts for mothers, grandmas, sisters – everyone!$1 of every sale goes to a non-profit cause we support.
Pickture That! has been giving $1 of every sale to a non-profit cause they support. You can even choose where your dollar goes! Which I think is awesome. You can see the list and read all about these non-profits here.
Find Pickture That!
You can purchase bracelets on the Pickture That! website HERE.
You can also find them on Twitter HERE.
Check out their Facebook page also HERE.
Also in IG @pickturethatllc 

So, cool bracelets, awesome company right? how about a giveaway? The generous folks at Pickture That! have provided TWO prizes for this giveaway! 

If you are in the US, have a US address, and are 18 years of age or older, enter below to win!

Read the rules HERE, first.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample/s of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All pictures are from the companies site, unless noted.
More giveaways on Give Peas A Chance found HERE.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

An oldie but goodie. Not the picture, but Vermicelli Noodle Bowls. I put either these or Spring Rolls on our menu at least once every two weeks. They are just so easy and everyone here enjoys it! Win win here at the Give Peas A Chance household!
Find the recipe and more below-
Make them grain/noodle free by using a spiral slicer like this one that we love for vegetable noodles.
Here are links related to these great noodle bowls, recipes, and Spring Rolls also
Related posts-

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ahem. *taps the mic timidly* Testing. Testing. 1-2-3... anyone still here? It seems as if I've taken a long break without meaning to. If you're still here, or stumbled upon this quite blog, welcome! Today happens to be Manic Monday, which really helps me ease back into blogging! Manic Monday is when I post family favorites that I've blogged before. Sometimes with updated pictures and recipes.
As per my last post, it's SUMMER here. That means soaking up family time. We are enjoying every singe minute of each other. I hope that you are able to enjoy some time with loved ones also this summer. I do apologize for not being around, I have missed blogging and all the wonderful interaction with everyone. Facebook being as it is, it's hard for anyone to see my posts. It's a little discouraging. You can however find me on Facebook, and Instagram for the most part. All social media links are on the right side of this blog.
I do want to continue posting here on Give Peas A Chance regularly again. I also have some great giveaways coming up and I hope you'll stick around for them and enter for some fabulous prizes!

Today I'd like to share a recipe from May 2008, for Strawberry Spinach Salad. What says summer better than fresh picked berries? This salad is wonderful with other berries also, and even pineapple. We have a nut allergy in the house, all nuts except almonds. So I did make this salad with almonds, you can use oat clusters also. I do hope you'll try this salad, and thanks for reading :) Follow the link to find the original post with recipe.
Have a wonderful week.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Bucket List 2014

It's Summer around here! We decided we'd do a little bucket list even though it seems that summer is getting shorter and shorter :( I feel that the days are just rushing by. But I cam so incredibly blessed to be able to be home with the girls during this time. It's maybe a good thing no one seems to want to hire me :0.
We aren't traveling this summer, with no plans for anything and I'm so thankful for that. We've just been hanging out. It's been wonderful! I've been behind on blogging in general, but I assure you I'll be back full force. Or I'm praying so, right now I'm just soaking up my time with my family.
We had a bucket list last year and it was so much fun for us. You can see our list from last year HERE.
What are your summer plans?

In no particular order here are some things we'd love to do.
  1. Go to the pool (6/17)
  2. Georgetown Cupcakes (6/20, 6/30ish)
  3. Scripture (no need to record dates on this)
  4. National Park (6/15- Petersburg National Battlefield)
  5. Make Popsicles
  6. Go berry/fruit/vegetable picking (6/24)
  7. Library (No need to write down date for this I suspect, but done)
  8. Donate items to Purple Heart
  9. Sushi (6/30 ish)
  10. Water park
  11. Splash pad
  12. Zoo
  13. Biking as a family
  14. Play board game
  15. Picnic (6/23)
  16. Ice Cream out (6/19, 7/1)
  17. Canoeing
  18. Keep up with penpals, write more snail mail (No need to write this down each time, but the girls sent their first of the summer out 6/26)
  19. Lincoln Memorial
  20. Museum
  21. Aquarium
  22. Paint toes (done)
  23. Hide and Seek (6/23)
  24. Water balloon/water fight
  25. Wash car
  26. Library of Congress
  27. Fireworks (sorta, from our back yard- Fourth of July this year was perfect, we just relaxed at home)
  28. American Girl (7/1)
  29. Blow bubbles (Yes, done)
  30. Marbled paper
  31. Smore's (yes, done 7/4, 7/5)
  32. RAK- Random Acts of Kindness (Won't record these dates)
  33. Dance (Of course, done)
  34. Hopscotch
  35. Check on house progress (Won't record these dates)
  36. Road Trip (6/15)
  37. Draw (Won't record these dates- they are always drawing)
  38. Square tissue paper craft
  39. STEM stuff
  40. Kids in the kitchen (As much as possible, done)
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