Monday, January 26, 2015

The Scoop

The Phoenix GFAF Expo was awesome!  Here are some of my favorites from the Expo and Congratulations to our winner from the weekend Susan R!

Come inside with me and take a peek!





This is a new gift pack from Canyon Oats! Ok who is going to send me one of these?  Better yet order one for your self! 



Expo Sponsors - who is your fav? 
I know hubby would pick Smart Flour, he may be more in love with their pizza than me (joking)



The Expo is divided into 2 areas - Nut Free and Gluten Free. I love this as a parent of a peanut free child.




Lookie who is teaching in the afternoon - Your's Truly.  I love sharing our story and how to Be Vocal & Be an Advocate for children.  Join us at an upcoming GFAF Expo, to experience the class for yourself. 



So true - yet funny! Hubby eats freely as in whatever he wants. (like the see-food diet, you see it you eat it) 







OK - we love the gfree beer, maybe a little to much. haha


This was a great find!  I could taste crab rangoon and sushi again!  
I can not wait to get this at home. 



My favorite booth and vendor of the weekend.  
These bars are paleo, vegan, gluten free and more! Yet taste amazing!






Tasty gfree, vegan granola!




So cute!  A Cake for my birthday!  Did you know my birthday was the same day as the expo?

No I did not eat a piece, it had eggs. But I could pretend.  I just ate me a Pure Goodies bar instead!





Do you get gfree in the mail?


I would take all these home it I could find a way to fly home with them.  We love Canyon Oats!




Remember that crab sushi - here is the soy sauce gfree of course. 





A new way to get seaweed in your daily diet!


No time for making your own broth, pick up some Massel, I do.




The girls favorite cereal.  Literally Josi ate a whole box of Triopico's in one day.









Blogger Love


My snack and lunch!


Celiac and The Beast in the flesh! Check out her book and blog.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

How To Make Your Valentine Dreams Come True

What is your dream of a perfect date night? I can't be the only one who dreams of romance and being swept away to somewhere special.

Let's dream together this Valentine's Day. As a mom of 3 and a husband who works long hours, dreaming is all I get sometimes.

Forget the candle light and rose petals, when your a mom you dream of a night away… out of the house.

I would love to come home to a nicely wrapped box with ribbon and metallic paper. Inside the box would be a cute little outfit, a lacy new bra and panties, a new pair of black peep toe shoes. We have a joke in our house that the Chicago uniform is jeans and a black shirt.  I would love to find a sexy sleeveless black top in my Valentine's gift box. A new bottle of perfume, a card with a hand written note, and I whole little bundle of my favorite makeup to top off the perfect gift.  This would make the whole preparation of our night on the town just awesome.  Can you imagine going to the city.. your favorite city to a hotel to find this perfectly wrapped box on the bed of the hotel and to find out your special guy made dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant.  Come on dream with me….



City lights, taxi cabs, cool evening air, the sound of the city, a glass of wine and your magical outfit that makes you feel young, sexy and alive.. Yeah that guy just turned around to give you the once over again… you are that sexy.

Alright back to reality. I know I would love to just sit here enjoy my coffee and dream awhile longer. You may not get it all. Good news is you can get your favorite makeup bundle from Red Apple Lipstick!

Here are the Details…. you ready for this… and a special giveaway just for you my peeps!




Right now, Red Apple Lipstick is getting ready for our Valentines day sale! 



I'm super exited to share the details with you too! (I just found out)


Red Apple Lipstick is going to have bundles available for Valentine's Day!

The sale is January 23rd - January 30th in hopes that packages will get to everyone in  time for Valentines day. You can registration for the sale from the 14th-22nd and those that register will receive a coupon code to use during the sale. Register Here
And now for the giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Also, Red Apple Lipstick will be hosting giveaways on all of our Social Media sites (Facebook etc..) so be on the lookout for that as well.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Phoenix Here We Come!


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The GFAF Expo is under 2 weeks away, and we can't wait! We are giving away 5 free tickets. Enter below for your chance to win one of the free tickets.

I can not stop bouncing around, I am super excited to meet you all next week at the GFAF Expo in Phoenix.  Doors open at 10 am Saturday and I will be smiling and dancing till 4 pm.  Make sure to stop by and get your cookbook signed.  Don't have one no problem you can purchase your own copy and I will personalize it just for you! 


I wanted to share with you my tips for having a successful day at the expo

1. Wear flats or tennis shoes

2. Wear deodorant, not perfume or cologne

3. Bring some cash or debit card

4. Bring an extra reusable grocery bag for samples

5. Bring a pen for making notes

6. Bring you camera or smart phone to snap quick shot of your fans

7. Make sure to grab coupons from your favorite brands

8. Bring a water bottle

9. Bring your appetite for snacking

10. Bring your smile and patience, the expo is sold out and will be packed

11. Sunday is family day, no strollers on Saturday

12. Stop by the author area to talk to your favorites (like me) to get extra tips



Advance Pricing Special
Not everyone can win free tickets, so tell your friends to visit the ticket page & enter code ADVANCE at checkout for 15% offIt gets better... attendees who purchase Expo tickets online before 1/16 can get a FREE one year subscription to   
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A New Gem in Northwest Indiana for Gfree Shoppers


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I am excited to introduce you to a new go to store for your gluten free and organic food.  Recently we met up with Eugene from Wiseway in Crown Point, Indiana for a tour of their newly expanded natural and organic section of the grocery store.  I was impressed and loved it all, you will too!

Wiseway has up to 2500 gluten free items in stock on any given day including some of our favorite brands like Bob's Red Mill, Angie's, Namaste, Organic Valley, Raw, Boom Chick Pop, Skinny Pop, Udi's, Rudi's, Amy's, Lifeway, Chobani, Silk, Almond Breeze, Hail Merry, Schar.  Big news is 90% of their gluten free products are also non-GMO, which is important to our family.




The inside breakdown includes 100 feet of gluten free grocery, dairy and frozen foods. There is 285 feet of organic non-GMO grocery, dairy and frozen foods. Wiseway creates a separate shopping area for us to spend time reading labels, comparing prices and just enjoying all the options to choose from.  I picked up some of my favorite gluten free all purpose flour from Namaste and natural cocoa and sugar from Raw to bake up some chocolate cupcakes to share.  I was happy to find gluten free cocoa, baking powder and even organic eggs and grass fed butter for the frosting. 

You can even find non-GMO and gluten free bread in the bakery, just ask for Jamie to help you find it! Wiseway really gets it and I love that they are help the average shopper find healthy alternatives to everyday food.  Hubby was excited by the prices, as he knows we spend for the quality of food we need to feed our family and keep them safe.  The sales and regular prices for many of our standard grocery items was less than our local big box store.  

Hop on over to Wiseway's website to see all their latest sales!

Join us this Saturday, January 10th at Wiseway for a morning of education and sampling.
I will be teaching our popular class Gluten-Free 101 with tip and tricks for living a happy and healthy gluten free life, including keeping your kitchen safe, shopping, and reading labels.

Gluten Free Education from 10am to noon on Jan. 10th Sat. The healthy food sampling will be from noon to 4pm. 


This is a list of the some items available for tasting this Saturday:

Applegate Natural Meat Slices 7oz   2/$7

Amy’s Chili, all var. 14.7oz     2/$6

Beanitos 6oz select var.      2/$5

GlutenWize Soft & Chewy Granola all var. 12oz      2/$10

Clearly Organic Tortilla Chips 12oz      2/$4

Clearly Organic Salsa 16oz select var.      $2.29.

Aidell Chicken Sausages 12oz selected var.    2/$10

These are just a few of the demos Wiseway will have going on Saturday  Jan.10th. If have any questions you can reach me at WiseWay at 219-661-1400

Personally this little vegan gem made gave me the biggest smile!


If you have never tried Hail Merry - you are in for a treat.



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