You know that we love to watch The Food Network in our house. And more than that we love to visit the places they highlight on their network. We've been to several that Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-in's and Dives has been to. Anyway, recently on CupCake Wars there was a local girl, Mamie, from Marietta competing. I have actually been to her cupcake place before back in the fall and blogged about it then. Bailey was watching the show with me and really got into it! She was so cute watching it that I told her we would go visit and get us a cupcake. Oh I should tell you that Miss Mamie won! It was fun to go and see the display that she had made for the show and see the winning cupcakes. Of course we had to bring some home to try. I don't have any pictures of them, sorry.
I have posted many times about how much we love to go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardensbut today I found a new place garden that I love even more - Gibbs Gardensin Ball Ground, GA. I first saw it in Southern Living magazine February edition. Ball Ground is right next door to us so I knew I had to go. They had pictures of the daffodils that were gorgeous! Sadly we missed most of them but the rest of the garden did not disappoint! It was amazing! Absolutely gorgeous. And it was the perfect spring day to enjoy it. Not to hot, not too cold but just right. We will go again and again! If you are in the area I highly recommend it!
We have family in town too so it was nice to share this place with them. Billy's mom, grandmother and aunt are here. So we have a grandmother, great grandmother and a great aunt here to spoil the kids! They sound really old! But they aren't. I would share their age but I might get in trouble. :)
It's spring and it's time for soccer! Jesse has been playing soccer for about a year and a half now but this was Jack's first time to play. Jesse is really doing well and getting the hang of it. And well Jack is half interested as expected. He really likes to kick the ball into the goal and kick it between your legs. They both are so cute in their soccer gear.
I love to have people in my home. And when they are I want them to enjoy it. I want them to be comfortable and relaxed. I normally fix food for my guests and I want the food to be yummy and something everyone can eat. In the past I have had to worry about making sugar-free friendly food my dad and father-in-law, who both have diabetes, can eat. But recently I have quite a few friends, who deal with a gluten intolerance for several different reasons. I have a neighbor, who has Celiac Disease, which means it is hard for her to digest wheat, and then I have two friends who have children with autism and gluten causes their children problems so they also stay away from wheat. I regularly have these people in my home and want them to eat and enjoy.
So onto the gluten-free Easter. I’m sure you are thinking that Easter and gluten-free don’t go together maybe Easter and sugar but not gluten-free. And you are right but there is one company out there looking out for people who need gluten free products -So Lucky Gifts! This company was started by a group of friends, in which two of them were diagnosed with Celiac disease. They make it easy for people like me to fix easy, simple gluten free foods for my guests! How great is that! I had the chance to sample one of their gluten-free Easter Baskets and it was fantastic! You would never know the difference!
Here is the basket: I mayhave eaten did eat the ears off the bunny before I took the picture. I don't want you to think they sent it this way! :) Also check out how cute the little bunny basket is!
It came with a Chocolate Bunny, Animal Crackers, Key Lime gummy bunnies, and lollipops. I started sampling the basket before dinner and almost ruined my dinner because I couldn’t stop eating it! I love, love, love the gummy bunnies! My husband did too. (We will be getting more of those!) The lollipops had some not your run of the mill flavors, which had great taste and almost made you think you weren’t eating candy! And who doesn’t love a good animal cracker? Brings back childhood memories. You would never know they didn’t have wheat in them. And the star of any Easter Basket is the chocolate bunny and this gluten-free bunny did not disappoint! We love chocolate in our house and we know chocolate and this one was nice and smooth the way good chocolate should be.
Also I am a online shopper and I love the fact I can go to So Lucky Gifts and order things for my pantry, send a care package or a birthday gift without leaving my home. I don’t have to stand in the store and worry about which one is best cause these ladies at So Lucky Gifts have already done the work for me!
I am glad to have found a place I can rely on to help me make the guests in my home feel comfortable and not have to worry about the food they eat. Thank you So Lucky Gifts! I encourage you to check out their website. You might just find something you like!
Here is an official list of everything in the basket: This gift is gluten free and dairy free.
Indie Candies- Gummie Chews -Key Lime, 1.5 oz
Indie Candies - Chocolate Bunny
Kinnikinnick Animal Cookies, 8 oz
Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops Bin, 6 oz
Easter Bunny Felt Basket
The centerpiece of this basket is of course the big chocolate bunny. It is a beautiful and delicious classic Easter basket addition in dairy free European dark chocolate; 4.3 ozs of dark chocolate. Vegan, Nut Free, Dairy Free,GFCFSF,Soy Free,Big 8 Allergen Free, All Natural.
hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity Easter's on its way! Yesterday the boys had breakfast with the Easter Bunny at preschool. I know it's a bit early but that's ok with me because it seems everything falls on the same week.
We don't make a big deal about the Easter bunny in our house but on the way to school we talked about sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap. Jack was all for it until we got to school and he saw him. Jesse was honest and said, "we'll see." I think he remembered him from the year before and wasn't too sure about it. I had to stand with both of them to get their pictures made.
As Jack and I were walking down to see the Easter Bunny, he stopped dead in his tracks and would not go any further until I picked him up and carried him! If you know Jack you know he is one tough little boy and not afraid of much.