Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cub Scout popcorn sale

Hello world,

I have to say that I love love love the Cub Scouts !

70% of your purchase goes back to the Scout, his troop or pack, and his council. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Well scouting is a long long road and requires a deep commitment. We have been in it since Kindergarten and I hope Pravan will see it all the way through Eagle Scouts.

Did you know it takes about $235 to cover all the activities for each scout every year. The council is asking that each boy sell popcorn for $235. $10 a bag for yummy goodness. If you have not tried some you should pick up some at the local show and sell in your area. Yes I am talking about those dedicated responsible boys in uniform outside Walmart, Raley's or Safeway. They work hard and they are also learning key skills like communicating with people. Some boys are shy and this is a great opportunity for them . I know my son is one of them.

Here are the boys awaiting a customer...Don't they look so handsome ??

The boys were having a good time chatting to the people of NW Reno as they entered the store on a Saturday to shop for groceries and then this nice man stopped by and asked the boys lots of questions about popcorn and prices. He then purchased a $20 bag of thriple chocalate delight which is out of this world.He then told the boys that they could have the bag if they promised to share. They did not waste anytime. It was delicious.

Pravan is working on not being so shy and here he is interacting with a nice lady ..She offered to buy a box of popcorn.

I refused to go around my neighborhood selling popcorn with an order form. Taking money from people that may not know me or trust me was awkward. Then I would have to revisit their house to deliver the popcorn....Way too much work in my already hectic schedule. I was able to get a box of popcorn and we sold $130 worth of it in an hour. I got a work out and the kids were drenched in sweat by the time we made a circle around the neighborhood.

Priyasha has always been a cub scout wanna be so she was more than happy to help her brother sell popcorn. She has no choice but to be at all his meetings so she know the promise and most of the rules. We started off in a wagon and Pravan pulled her around but that got old real fast and he decided to ride his bike while I pulled missy in the wagon. I was impressed at how well Pravan did his selling to the neighbors that answered the door.

We need to get another box and sell more this week....If have not already support a cub scout, please do so. it really helps keep scouting alive. What an amazing program for our boys ? If you have a little boy I hope you will consider signing him up for Scouting. You will be glad you did.

Till next time ..Mwah !!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lunches and good food


Thank you for stopping by. I will post as much as time allows me in my crazy schedule. I know many of you have face book so please like my face book page. I will post there more often as it is can be quicker for. I started an album on there called lunches.

I am proud to say that my son is nine and my daughter is 5 and we have never eaten at a fast food restuarant besides Subway and Port of Subs but that is just sandwiches. I have always packed my son's lunches. Now that my missy is in school I have two lunches to make. It can be challenging so I am mostly prepared with a small menu on Sunday. I also have lunch notes ready to go for the whole week.

I wanted to share some of my ideas with you. Please let me know what some of your ideas are ? I hope this will help some of the other busy moms out there...

I am actually two weeks behind in posting my lunch box pictures so I should have regular content to share with you. One idea a day is my goal for now... Today you get three ideas to mix and match.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuna submarine with a red pepper for a fish , carrots and a cookie

Boiled eggs no yolk, blueberries, red peppers, string cheese and a gogurt and peanut butter pretzels for snack time.

 Dinosaur pastrami sandwiches, raddish's, yogurt, fruit snacks and a granola bar for snack time plus cashews

Yes my kids eat all of their lunch..Lunch time is at 12:30 for the boy so he is starving as breakfast is at 7:15 and  snack at 10:30.. My girl has lunch at kindergarten at 11:45 and she also eats all her lunch. I was surprised.

Thanks for stopping by..Please share your thoughts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crockpot dinner makes one part of my day mindless

Okay ladies...

So I promised that I would post my recipes on here. Today I knew was going to be a whirlwind of a day for me so I used my frozen crock pot dinner as a lifesaver. While the kids ate breakfast I set up the crock pot and opened up the bag of my roast pork for dinner.

Grab a glass of wine, a glass of martini or a nice cup of tea. Put up your feet and take a glimpse into my day. I was up at 6:20am today as I did not make lunches for my kids last night and I knew I had a ton to do. I had to get the kids on the bus, stop by the church and meet a girlfriend for coffee by 8:45. I was on schedule after 50 pictures of my lunch boxes and my little girl..We take pictures everyday of her for 100 days for her 100 day project at school. Okay so I know it should be one picture a day but I take like mmmmhhhh 10...So I will have a 1000 pics for 100 days of school but whose counting right ?

Then I realize I am out of gas so I call my girlfriend to let her know but she was dropping her kids off too. I get to coffee and I knew it was the only peace and quiet in my day until now... I relax and chat and we are catching up on jib jab... a few moms come in and they say hi and talk to me about the crock pot recipes.. they tell me I was the topic of discussion at their luncheon :) :) :) I am so glad I can share my adventures with you.

SO for those that do not know me on facebook I came up with my freezable crock pot meals and made 10 in less than two hours. It has been an overwhelming response so I created a page called Moms, Martinis and Munchkins... or something..Here it is

I then race off to meet a client I squeezed into my day..4 houses later I had to leave to pick up an out of town client from the Atlantis...I will share the joys of home showings in another post... Around 2 pm I drop off my client at the hotel and squeeze in the client from the morning again to write a full price offer on a house. Then I had to call the school and tell them to have the kids ride the bus home and I raced home to get them from the bus stop...I barely made it. We grab a snack and head to cub scouts.. I call clients to tell them their offer is accepted and listen to them screeching..... YAY !!! Happy day... for them ...i still have 200 emails to read and two more offers to write.,,,Yeah I will be up till the sun comes up tonight..I am taking a break to share with you my pics of dinner and the easy easy recipe...Keep reading...

So we are at cub scouts at 4:30 and then I am working out with the kids in my long dress and boots... as they are earning their athletic badges... Then there is sprained ankle... he is okay..then two kids coming running to get us as one boy fell off the play structure landed on his face...covered in blood and a possible sprained arm...the leader is so awesome and had a first aid kit and we all assist as I babysit another boy as his mom had to go to school and I was waiting for dad...then it gets gloomy and dark and starts to rain as I race to get to the school by 5:30 for the PTO meeting..yes did I fail to mention I am now the secretary of the PTO ...It was a great meeting with a good number of parents that showed up. On the way home at 6:30 I remembered we were out of milk and called hubby as I thought he was home cooking my egg noodles but he never made it I had to race home and cook egg noodles and his punishment was to bring me a bottle of wine heheeeee!

Now her are pictures of my was really delicious but a little too salty..I need to read the labels on the soup can a little closer next time. I kind of threw this together so it does not have a name.

Pork Roast and Lipton mix ( is what I will call it )
one large can of cream of mushroom soup
a bag of lipton onion soup mix
throw it together and call it good

EASY RIGHT ...and it tastes sooo good.

I served it with egg noodles and veggies. You can serve with mash potatoes as it makes a great gravy and a salad or just veggies.

Hope you try it. Please leave me some feedback. I promise not all my recipe posts will be so long...

Monday, September 12, 2011


do u see this ?


Thank you for joining my page Moms, Martinis, Munchkins Everyday is a juggle and a struggle.

Please visit me soon. I will be adding recipes and lunchbox ideas as I go through my weeks and days and months of juggling my act each and every day. I love what I do and I am happy to share my ideas. Thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another disappearing act

One in my cyber world would think that I was magically transformed into Houdini.

Actually my real world friends will say otherwise. My life has changed in ways I cannot imagine. My little girl is not so little anymore. She is in kindergarten. My boy is in in fourth grade and I am now a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker. I am still a full time mom, cook, chaffeur, nurse, pyschologisy, teacher, therapist, picker upper, fixer upper name WE MOMS DO IT !!!

SO everyday is a juggle and a struggle. I also help with the cub scouts, girl scouts and signed up to be the secretary for the PTO at my kids school...sshhhh!!! so much going on so I know you will forgive me for not blogging. I have folder and gigabytes of pictures to edit...I am out of breath just thinking about it all and now I am also trying to squeeze in the gym..I need to loose my rolls. LOL !

I hope my cyber friends can encourage my return...I have so much to share. I have tons of recipes I want to post on here. I take no credit for them as I researched these over the internet over time and I do not know where or who I got them from.

Stay tuned and I will post you some yumminess and bags of giggles as I go through my days of work, clients and kids.

MWAH !!!