Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Filippo Berio Olive Oil

  I was recently given the chance through BzzAgent to review Filippo Berio Olive Oil. It is truly a great, light tasting olive oil. Not only does Filippo Berio have a great taste to it, it also is great for your heart. Olive Oil helps lower you cholesterol and contains the healthy fats. Filippo Berio website offers many different recipes.

This is my favorite recipe on their website:
 Greek Salad

  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens, rinsed, dried and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 radishes, cut in half
  • 10 ripe olives, rinsed
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced and divided into rings
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe medium tomato, cut in wedges
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1. Mix chopped tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, and parsley in large bowl.
    2. Add olive oil and toss salad.
    3. Add lemon juice, pepper, and salt (if desired) and toss again to mix well.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vickers Family Happenings!

Here is Maddy, age 2, riding her favorite doggy, Chubbs!

     At the Vickers House we have had a very busy past few months (as you can probably tell by the lack of posts).  We are currently 13 weeks pregnant with baby #2. We had our NT scan at the doctor yesterday. Everything is measuring great and our risks for down syndrome, trisomy, cardiac, or brain problems are very slim. We feel very blessed. We also found out there is a 90% chance the baby is a boy! My husband is extremely happy! 
    I am almost done with law school. I have to finish up a paper and attend 3 classes and I'm done!!! I cannot believe we are there already. I started law school pregnant with Maddy and now I'm finishing law school pregnant with baby #2. I'm ready for vacation with the hubs and some nice rest and relaxation before having to tackle the bar exam!
   It is hard to believe it but Maddy is already two. She has so many words and talks so much. She is absolutely in love with her baby dolls and loves rocking them, feeding them. She loves playing outside and jumping on her trampoline! But mostly she just likes being a handful. Welcome to age 2. We still aren't getting good sleep. She wakes every morning at 5:30 regardless of what time she goes to bed! We are looking forward to some sleep on vacation!

Cruise Vacation and $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

We are super excited to be heading out in a few weeks for a cruise. We are going on the Carnival Legend and heading to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Honduras, and Belize. We have done the route before and its so much fun! It is my gift for graduating law school. 

My mom is being so sweet and watching Maddy for a week! So the hubs and I are going to get a week of sleep and actual relaxation! So happy!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Potty Time Review

   I now have a two year old. (How did that happen?) And potty training is on the forefront. I must admit I'm more than a little anxious about it. But I was recently given the chance to review the Potty Time DVD.  It was a great resource for us! My daughter really enjoyed watching the DVD and even danced along at some points. 
Potty Time
If you are getting ready to start potty training, check them out. We are currently trying to teach Maddy all the sign language in the DVD, so she can tell us when she needs to go potty!