I finished Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand! Our book club met last Monday to discuss Unbroken, and everyone absolutely loved it! This book has made my Must Read Before You Die list. This story truly showed what, “The power and strength of the human body and mind and soul can handle in extreme situations.” You will find yourself immersed in the Pacific War and unable to let go. There is love, forgiveness, trials, and heartache. Hillenbrand does an amazing job capturing Louis Zamparini’s life in her latest novel.
For next month our book club is reading The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin. I read this novel last summer, and I found it to be a nice summer read.
Looking for something fun to do at home with your kids? Domestic Charm has come up with a great Glow-in-the-Dark Slime recipe that will allow your kids to be creative without spending a bunch of money! All the ingredients can be found at your local craft store too!
It is winter and freezing cold here, so one can never have enough soup. One of my favorite food bloggers, Country Cleaver, came up with this 40 Clove Garlic Soup with Parmesan Croutons recipe, and it sounds divine. It will be on our menu as soon as I get back from Florida!
Homemade Cheez Its from Cooking a la Mel! They’re super easy and you only need four ingredients (including salt). No dyes, nothing artificial and the recipe uses whole wheat flour. This is a recipe I make quite a bit in our home.
Inaugural Virtual Bacon Challenge and 5K! This is a virtual run and bacon challenge from March 8, 2013 through March 17, 2013. The cost is $30.00 for adults and children and includes a fantastic FINISHER MEDAL!!!!!! This is a great chance to involve children and get them interested in something ‘outside the box’!!! Participants will complete 3.1 miles over the 10 days and eat 3 pieces of bacon while doing so (if you break up your run, you don’t need to eat bacon every time you run….although it’s bacon, why not??) Proceeds go to the The New England Aquarium’s hands-on, traveling education programs.
Menu planners and grocery shopping lists are a great way to help you plan out your groceries and healthy/clean eating for the week. Below are some great free printable planners you can use. Just click on the planner to go to the web site to print it out!