Mar 29, 2011

Digiorno Pizza & Hoops Houseparty!


Houseparty.com  ever so graciously chose me to host a Digiorno Pizza & Hoops party a few weeks ago and it was soooo much fun! I received an awesome party pack!

It included a spatula, an oven mit, a cooking timer that looked like a basketball, the most AMAZING pizza cutter ever, a mini-basketball and hoop set, these really cool boomwhacker inflatable noisemakers (that all the kids loved) and great coupons so my guests could go out and try the pizza on their own.

My favorite was the pizza and breadsticks. I had never had Digiorno Pizza and I was pretty impressed! The cheese on everything was awesome! (I am a cheese lover so this really matters) I usually have to ask for double cheese on my delivery pizzas and this was awesome.

I was however VERY disappointed in the boneless wings. To me, they were a lot of trouble to make and only 7-8 wings come per pizza. I thought the serving size was ridiculous. I mean understand that the company can't put a dozen wings in a box but at least 10, geez! They didn't taste bad, but I've had better for all the trouble.

I also made some fun goodie bags that had the coupons for $4 off any Digiorno Pizza, the inflateable noisemakers and I found the cutest Easter eggs that looked like basketballs so, I had to buy those and fill them with chocolate! Yum-O!

My hubby made his famous banana pudding for us all. It was sooooooo good! It looked beautiful too so I had to snap a picture of that for here as well. It's all sugar free/fat free except the cookies:) they have real sugar...lol!

At the end of it all, we were sooo tired but the food and company were well worth it all. Thank you Houseparty for another great party and thanks Digiorno for making some great stuff!

P.S. My momma had a great time too:)

~Mrs Galvan~

Mar 23, 2011

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner (book review)

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner is a definite read! Once I sat down to read this book, I had a hard time putting it down.

Lauren Durough, is a single young woman from a prestigious family. She has grown up with all the things money can bring her while growing up but she doesn't really like living that way. She decides that she wants to earn some money on her own and lands a job transcribing an ancestral journal, for an 83 year old librarian, that belonged to Mercy Hayworth. Mercy Haworth's story is set in the 1600's during the Salem witch trials. Lauren finds herself deeply connected to Mercy's life and secrets. Mercy's life makes Lauren take a deeper look at her own life.

Throughout the transcription of the journal, Lauren learns what mercy really means and is able to see and find her true self in it. She learns that about society's stigmas and stereotypes on those who are not as wealthy as she has been. She finds love in an unexpected young man and she learns truth about who she really is and not who others believe her to be.

I will read this book again, that is how much I liked it and I will definitely be passing this one on.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.