Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood DriveThere are many reasons to donate to a blood drive. One of the best reasons is because someone you know is having surgery, and you’d like to help.  Long ago, when I was having children, my husband would always donate blood the month I was due, just in case. That was very impressive to me, and oddly romantic.

Well, my daughter, Crystal, had surgery today. When I was visiting her last week and mentioned my concern, she stated, “Don’t worry, Mother, they’re only going to punch a hole in my jugular…!” Uhm, well, I didn’t have a response for that, you know?!

RaquelAdditionally, Raquel Wilson is a dear, 15-year-old young woman with serious brain cancer. She is vivacious, outgoing, and just plain darling! She has had several surgeries just this week, and next month may need even more. The blood bank could use our help.

The Pathway to Wellness Center is putting on a Blood Drive and Health Fair from 2pm to 6pm.  Come support the blood drive and help keep the blood bank full. If you have a moment, please stop by and contribute for Raquel. Everyone there is donating on her behalf. If you have more time than that, there are some awesome classes available. 

Red Cross Blood Drive and Health Fair from 2-6pm Wed, September 24. Donate much needed blood, CPR class, Emergency 72-hour kits, Herbal Medicine Chest, Healthy Smoothie Class. Pathway to Wellness Center, 1800 W. Royal Hunte Dr., Cedar City. For more information or to schedule an appointment or register for a class call 435 586-4854.

More Strawberry Roses

RhiaAndRoses This is Rhiannon. She LOVES food art projects, and creativity.

Today, we made roses using only strawberries and grapes! She had such a good time threading her grapes on the wooden stick. She experimented with putting the strawberry on right-side-up, and saw that it simply wouldn’t work that way (but she still insisted it SHOULD have). After applying the strawberry up-side-down (properly :0)), she began to try and cut it. Such coordination can be really challenging and frustrating for a four-year-old. So, I stepped in and helped. We counted, one petal, two petals; and then I said, “another petal” while cutting and somehow that translated into three in my mind, so the next cut was obviously 4, right? Nope, Rhiannon corrected me with “threeth petal”. And then we got the counting straightened out. After all that, we were startled alarmingly and unexpectedly when one of Daniel’s birthday balloons popped. That is when we began laughing. Please enjoy this creative day with us!

Moving can lead to happy surprises!

 Head of the Gluten-Free department moves North…
We will miss her daily company!

Naomi says: There are a few things I had forgotten about moving that I don’t like, the first is how long it takes to adjust to a new environment and the other is having to find new stores with yummy, gluten- and dairy-free foods. 

SSPX0152I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Good Earth Natural Foods and found a much larger selection of dairy free yogurt than I was expecting! Just look at these options!

CoYo, Chocoloate Coconut yogurt! CoYo is a brand I had never even seen before, I can’t wait to try it!

Of course we’ve done a post on SoDelicious coconut yogurt before but this store had different flavors, greek style and large containers!!! 

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Plus instead of just coconut yogurt SoDelicious also makes almond yogurt regular and greek style!! How cool is that!!

SSPX0148I will do some reviews of these soon!