Gluten Free Tuna Casserole

Imagine being on three food restrictive diets. Celiac, Diabetes and Renal diets doesn’t leave a person with too many options to choose from. My (J) diet mostly consists of rice and potatoes which have become a huge bore. I don’t eat tuna often but occasionally I do get a craving for it and if it’s not in a salad it’s in a gluten free tuna casserole. This allows me to eat pasta for a change since the only pasta I’ve been eating lately has involved lasagna.

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What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups uncooked gluten-free macaroni

  • 1 cup of your basic white sauce

  • Chicken bouillon for flavor

  • 1 can of tuna (drained)

  • 1-2 cups of cheese (depends on how cheesy you like it)

  • Gluten-free bread crumbs or cracker crumbs for crunch

Directions:

Cook macaroni. Drain well & set aside. Mix the chicken bouillon into the white sauce. Pour over macaroni. Add tuna. Mix well. Place in a casserole dish and cover with cheese. Sprinkle crumbs over the cheese for an added crunch and bake at 350 F for approximately 20 minutes. Broil on high for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.

 

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Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom’s 2017 Gift Guide Submissions

Are you a company, brand or PR agent with a product that you think would make a great Christmas gift? Why not add it to Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom’s 2017 Gift Guide Submissions? Our gift guide will run from November 1st to December 20th and will be shared daily on our blog and social media accounts. We ask that products be family friendly please as this is a family friendly blog with many parents as readers.

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VOXXLife Natural Pain and Discomfort Relief

Being a type 1 diabetic for 29 years, I (J) experience the nerve pain and discomfort associated with the disease. I also suffer from RLS (restless leg syndrome) due to the dialysis treatment. It literally takes everything out of me walking up a flight of stairs with more than five steps. VOXXLife natural pain and discomfort relief products are absolutely amazing! These awesome products use science to help relieve pain and discomfort as well as helping with stability and increased energy by using our bodies natural options; pressure points in our feet. This is absolutely fabulous as they do work, my nerve pain is rare now, my legs hurt less, I can actually climb stairs without having to stop for a break when I reach the top and they’re drug-free.

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Another absolutely amazing product is VOXX Bliss insoles. These insoles are super easy to put into shoes/boots and comfy, OMG. I’ve never had such comfortable insoles in my life! The comfort is the bonus. The fact that these also help relieve pain and discomfort, increase stability as well as help with increased energy is wonderful. I’m very impressed with these products and think you will be too!

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Have you ever heard of HPT? Well, HPT or Human Performance Technology is what makes these products truly work as it uses scientifically proven independent testing to create the perfect drug-free pain relieving technology that makes these products as fabulous as they are. You can find out more about HPT and how it works by checking out the info-graphic below.

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For more information about VOXXLife products please visit their website HERE.

 

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AUKEY Miniature Portable Charger

We’ve all been there, you’re on an adventure & your phones battery is telling you to plug in the charger but you don’t have a wall plug available, you don’t have a car charger on hand or a plug that even works for that matter. AUKEY miniature portable charger comes in perfect when charging on-the-go is needed and doesn’t take up much space when in use.

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Some pretty cool features about this product include:

  • 5000mAh of backup USB charging power to fully charge your iPhone 7 1.5 times, or an iPhone 6s Plus or a Galaxy S7 once with a little power left to spare

  • Sleek cylindrical metallic aluminum external battery charger can be recharged with the Lightning cable you use to charge your iPhone

  • AiPower Charging Technology – Get the safest maximum recharge rate for all of your USB powered devices

  • Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging

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We love the fact that our devices are kept safe from overheating during charging as well as the fact that we don’t have to worry about excess current ruining our batteries. The sleek design also makes this charger great as we can easily slip it into our pocket since we don’t always have a bag to carry stuff around. Now that the little one is older, the less we have to bring the better.  And of course, we can’t forget the amazing price of $19.99 CDN on amazon.ca!

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AUKEY Earbuds with a Built-in Microphone

I (J) can’t tell you how many pairs of earbuds I’ve been through over the years. If it isn’t from them getting tangled up it’s because the wires start to fray causing them to short out! AUKEY earbuds with a built-in microphone are absolutely amazing. These earbuds are wired so you don’t have to worry about tangling as much and best of all, no fraying. I’m a huge music fan and I’m in love with the quality that these put out with noise reduction because I like to use music as an escape and that’s kind of hard when you can still hear everything going on around you. No joke, I don’t even have to have music going to hear less around me. Think of them as ear plugs. Yay for noise reduction!

Here are some awesome features that these earbuds have:

  • Noise-isolating in-ear headphones with a metal housing that deliver clear, rich sound

  • Delight in a seamless sound experience with soaring highs, warm mids, and pumping bass

  • Take hands-free calls. Play, pause, and skip tracks using the in-line remote with mic

  • 3 pairs of ear-tips/ear bud covers (S/M/L)

  • Carrying Pouch

  • User Manual

  • 24-Month Warranty Card

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I really like the fact that I’m able to take hands-free calls with this product. The call was clear for the other person and they had no issues of it cutting out although I did experience a slight hissing noise on my end. This could be from the signal since we do live on a mountain or from my phone which has been dropped numerous times including in the tub! I’ll have to give it another try when I’m in town to see if it makes a difference and post an update. I also like that you can actually hear the bass from the music you’re playing. It’s not often that you can find that and pay a decent price but with AUKEY Canada you can! We definitely suggest that you check out the wide array of products that they have.

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Painted Rock Craze

We’re not sure if you’ve heard about all of the painted rock craze that’s taken over since approximately May 2017 but this trend is in our area of Canada, the East Coast, and is spreading to other provinces as well as other countries. Which is totally awesome as the kids love to see people sharing pictures in Facebook groups of their rocks and where they’ve been relocated to. This wasn’t exactly something that us adults were into until our first adventure with the kids that is. Once we, the kids, found their first rock everyone was addicted to finding more.

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Now, we’re not the best of artists but we started painting rocks with the kids to go hide as well. You take, you replace kind of thing. Plus it’s fun knowing that we’re bringing a smile to someone’s face because of our art work or because of a message written on a rock! Who knew that such a simple act could bring so much joy to so many people?

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We absolutely love the idea of this as it gets people out with their kids while being active at the same time and you get to spend quality family time doing something fun. What’s to lose, right? So the next time you’re out for a walk at the park with the kids or just strolling through town to keep an eye out for painted rocks in your town. Trust us, you and your kids will love it!

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Catch and Learn by PlaSmart

We love educational games. Making learning fun has got to be one of the greatest ideas in the world! We don’t know about you but when a subject/project is boring we lose interest pretty fast, as does the little one. Catch and Learn by PlaSmart is a fun educational game where kids fish for numbers, letters, words, math, whatever you decide. The Catch and Learn game comes with laminated fish shaped, magnetic dry erase cards, a dry erase marker and a magnetic fishing rod complete with a worm.

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The fact that there isn’t a specific theme to this game is awesome as you can use anything at all to help your child learn. From multiplication tables to the alphabet to even vocabulary, this educational game is definitely another winning product from PlaSmart in our eyes! Whether it’s a rainy indoor kind of day or a gorgeous sunny day, this game will keep the kids entertained and the bonus; there’s no water involved 😉

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Vermicomposting Update

Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve posted. Sorry about that! I (J) came down with Pneumonia and was unfortunately hospitalized for a while because of it. While laying around waiting to get better I decided that it would be great to write a vermicomposting update about our red wigglers since it’s been a year that we’ve had them. Yup, a whole year and these little guys are as content as can be. Yay us!

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We love the fact that we’ve cut down a lot on our food waste/scraps since getting our red wigglers. It saves us from having to change the garbage as often as less waste goes into it as well as our recycling as the worms also eat cardboard, newspaper, trays from restaurants and more. These guys are totally awesome and we are extremely happy that we invested our money in them.

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We’ve cleaned our worm bin twice so far, once every 6 months, and we’ve received a 5 gallon ice cream bucket full of castings which have done a wonderful job of adding nutrients to our garden as we’ve been reworking the same area/dirt over the last few years to help make a nice nutrient rich area to grow our vegetables. The idea of knowing that the castings are an all natural fertilizer brings us piece of mind knowing that we aren’t eating chemicals! We love our red wigglers and the fabulous job they do. Definitely an investment worth thinking about.

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Super Wings Review

When it comes to television we don’t watch it. We do however like to watch Vlogs and keep up with what’s going on in the land of .t.v.  as it’s always nice to have a few options to entertain the little one, lol. Since we don’t watch much television we were a bit unaware of Super Wings, a cartoon for kids. That is; Mommy and Daddy were unaware! The little one knew exactly what they were when we opened the box. He was some excited to be able to help with the Super Wings review that you’re currently reading and we were excited for the help because we all know that kids know way more than adults when it comes to .t.v. shows. We really like the fact that this show teaches kids about different ethnic backgrounds and cultural practices. Something that we were also unaware of until we had the opportunity to watch the advertisement. Check out the commercial below.

There are 12 different characters to collect, from planes to trucks to even a luggage cart that transform from their vehicle shape to robots. These are definitely cooler looking than the toys like this when we were younger! The quality is great and we didn’t have to worry about the toys breaking when they were being transformed. 

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We really like the fact that there are different vehicles as well as the fact that they have female characters for the little girls that like planes too! We absolutely love these toys, their show and the storyline behind it. We definitely think that your little ones will love them as well. We also suggest checking out their show on Treehouse that comes on every day.

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Reusing Plastic Grocery Bags

“”””Reusing Grocery Bags”””” from the stores.

I know that the better thing to do, is to bring your own reusable bag from home to the grocery store but the truth is, we all have these little plastic grocery bags end up in our homes. Well that is okay because I have put together a list of ideas you can use these bags for and by doing this it will keep them out of our landfills.

Great uses for reusing plastic grocery bags

1. Use as stuffing in the bottom of a gift bag
2. Recycling your recyclables
3. To donate stuff in
4. To bring returns back to the store
5. Use them for your wet clothes when you go swimming
6. Carry lunches to work or school or even on picnics
7. Put stinky diapers in them before putting it in the trash can
8. They make great garbages for the car or when you are travelling
9. Doggy poo bags
10. Putting streaks in your own hair
11. Changing the litter box or even lining the litter box with the bag
12. Use as a form of bubble wrap to store fragile items
13. Fill your patio cushions or pet beds with them
14. Sick bags, the clean up is easy
15. Line our paint tray with them for less mess
16. Use them as a disposable glove
17. Store your old rags in them under the sink
18. Boot liners in the winter to keep your feet dry
19. Cover your paint brushes with them so they don’t get hard
20. wrap around car mirrors in the winter so they don’t get full of ice
21. Wrap around your knees to save your pants in the garden
22. Use as a smock for smaller kids

And so much more. The possibilities are endless!!!

What do YOU use your extra bags for if you are a bag recycler?

I hope you enjoyed this list and please feel free to add your own ideas in the comments below and I would be more than happy to add them to the list 🙂

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Twozies; Better Two-gether

What’s cuter than babies and baby animals? Babies dressed as baby animals with adorable baby animal pets and Twozies are better two-gether. Get it, lol! Twozies are absolutely cute toy baby collectibles that are dressed as a specific pet. From seahorses to red pandas to everyday pets such as cats and dogs, these are definitely products that will make your heart fill with happiness as well as your child’s heart. They’ll truly enjoy how sweet and adorable Twozies are and with over 140 characters to collect the excitement will last. For a while anyways!

There’s a catch to these cuties though. The point is to find the matching pet to it’s owner or Twozie. This makes collecting them even more entertaining as you never know what pet or baby you’ll get. Will you find your match? There are plenty of products to choose from such as shops, strollers and more which we think are so cute!

Twozies;-Better-Two-getherKids will definitely enjoy trying to find/collect the matching babies and pet Twozies as well as playing with them of course. These are totally worth collecting. Even if it’s just to display the adorable toys in their shadowboxes. We think that these cuties will be a huge hit with kids.

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Grossery Gang Mushy Slushie and Icky Pops Review

Have you ever heard of the Grossery Gang? These disgustingly adorable collectibles come in 150 characters of all sorts of gross designs like rotten milk, fuzzy pancakes and more. The little one has obviously seen commercials for these guys because he was super excited when he saw them in the box. We received the Grossery Gang Mushy Slushie from their First Delivery set and the Icky Pops from their Series 2 set. We really enjoyed learning about the rarity of these guys and enjoyed the differences between the characters. Some were soft and squishy, some were hard and others had a sticky feel to them. There were crates that came with them which at first we were a little unsure of hat to do with them other than display our Grossery Gang characters until we watched the video on their website which you can find below. It was cool to see that there was actually a game, so to speak, that we were able to play.

Since we didn’t know much regarding this toy we honestly thought that the Icky Pops were actual ice pops, lol. Upon opening the box we realized that they in fact were not real ice pops and were instead Grossery Gang collectibles. Phew! I think the little one would have been doing the taste testing if that were the case, sorry to say! We have to say that despite looking and sounding gross, these guys are pretty adorable and have made a nice addition to the little ones shelves.

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The Mushy Slushie is a container that looks like a slush cup and is a great place to store your Grossery Gang characters that aren’t on display and it even has a fake straw that attaches to the lid. Inside we found a few new members of the gang as well some that were encased in fake ice cubes such as a spider, a fly and more insects. This was great as it added to the “slushie” theme. We truly and honestly enjoy playing with these guys and make it a habit to pick up a character here and there in hopes of collecting all 150.

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Hey guys… I absolutely love making videos, so I have joined the Youtube madness 🙂

I post things like frugal tips, DIY dollarstore creations, meal plans and prep plus soooo much more…

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Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness

April is organ and tissue donation awareness month which is something that is very important to us here at Frugal Canadian Coupon Mom. If it weren’t for organ donors I (J) wouldn’t have the opportunity of not being a type 1 diabetic anymore after 29 years of living with it and I wouldn’t have the opportunity to prolong my life with a kidney transplant. I’m extremely grateful for those that take the time to think it over and sign their donor cards. Because of them, I have a second chance at a healthier life as do many people worldwide! 

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As many of you know, I received the call for my organ transplants in October of 2016. For reasons beyond my control, the surgery wasn’t possible. You can read more about that HERE on my campaign page if you’re interested. While I’m still active on the list, many people are active as well and sadly, many of them never get the organ/organs that they need to live. During my stay in the hospital after the non-transplants, I was informed that there are very few people signing their donor cards these days therefore making finding a matching donor even harder to do.

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It was a little disappointing to hear to say the least. Why wouldn’t a person want to help another human being who’s life they could change with a simple signature saying I want my organs to go to someone who has a chance at life? If I was able to donate my organs, I absolutely would. Knowing that I can help save more than one person after my death by allowing my organs to be donated would be an honor. Unfortunately, I’m unable to donate because of my health but many of you are able to and should think about it and speak to your loved ones.
If you’re uncertain or wish to know more information about blood, tissue and organ donation please visit the government on Canada’s website HERE.

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Savory Crock-Pot Chicken

We absolutely love our slow cooker, AKA; crock-pot! It’s such a great appliance to have around especially on days when we don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove. Prepare your favorite dish, set the temperature and forget about it for a bit. Chicken is an easy meat to prepare in the crock-pot and one that we recently used to make a savory crock-pot chicken. We often use a mixture of spices or sauces which vary as can your choices depending on your taste. Below is the most recent recipe that we used and the spice mixture that the Mrs. made. We hope you’ll enjoy.

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Crock-Pot Chicken

Ingredients: 

• 1 whole chicken
• vegetables (garlic, onions, celery & carrots)
• ½ cup water

Spices:

• ½ tsp. parsley flakes.
• 1 tbsp. garlic powder.
• 1 tbsp celery salt.
• ½ tbsp. summer savory
• 1 tsp. black pepper
• Himalayan pink salt
• ½ tbsp paprika (optional)

 

 

Directions: 
Line the bottom of the crock-pot with the celery, carrots, onions, garlic and water. Mix spices together and sprinkle or rub onto the chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Once the chicken is done, broil it on high for 3-4 minutes or until the skin is crispy. Be very careful transferring the chicken as it will fall apart as ours did! Remove from the oven and serve.

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Beautiful Beef Roast

I (J) have been cooking for many years now and love doing my own thing with whatever meal I’m making. One thing that I’ve always done despite hearing and reading that you shouldn’t is cooking meat from frozen. I ONLY do this with meat that is being cooked in the oven and at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time. It makes one beautiful beef roast that’s a hit with the little one and it’s also one of my favorite meats to cook/work with.

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Normally, I pour ¼ cup of beef broth, a splash of vegetable oil and desired spices onto the roast for seasoning and put it in the oven at 200°F for 2½-3 hours basting occasionally as well as removing some liquid as it builds up. I then turn the oven up to 300°F and cook it for another hour basting every so often to avoid drying it out. When that hour is up I increase the temperature to 325°F for the remaining hour making sure to baste a few times. 

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The fact that the little one asks for seconds of this should say it all, lol. While beef roasts aren’t exactly cheap, we try to pick a few up when they’re on sale and freeze them for future use. 

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Over 85 Money Saving Tips

I have put together a list of over 85 money saving tips that are really great ways that you can be frugal in your life. I like Simple & Frugal and that is exactly what this post is going to teach you =)

Simple & easy tips and tricks to cut that budget down, but by how much?? Only you know the answer to that. Depends on how much work and effort you put into it. If you enjoy being frugal and get a real sense of satisfaction when you are finding ways to save on costs, then you will keep up with it and find even more ways to save!!

Cheers to frugal-ism!!!

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Tip #1. Shop the Clearance Bins. <— She makes some really great points! The clearance bin is our first stop at the stores.

Tip #2. 12 ways to Get Cheap or Free Cloth Diapers <—- These tips are HUGE money savers and I totally wish I did this when my son was a baby.

Tip #3. 13 Cheap Datenight Ideas <—– You don’t have to compromise time alone with your partner (if your lucky to get that time alone hehe). Check out these fun tips

Tip #4. 8 Money Saving Tips For The Budget Conscious Family <—– She has the right idea! Seriously some great ways to save

Tip #5. 7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Groceries <—– Groceries are a great place to start on saving money!!

Tip #6. 5 Habits of Frugal People <—- I must admit that i do all 5 of these lol

Tip #7. 11 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON ELECTRICITY <— Another major expense, well in this house anyways lol

Tip #8. 10 Ways to Reuse Christmas Wrap <—– A must read. We could all learn a little something from these tips

Tip #9. TOP 5 WAYS TO SAVE $100 A YEAR <—- Just do it 🙂 we did and do not miss it one bit!!!!

Tip #10. MEAL PLANNING MADE EASY <— Now I know first hand that meal planning saves you Time and Money 🙂

Tip #11. Money Saving Monday – tips at home <—— 

Tip #12. 12 Awesome Uses for Your Old Egg Cartons <—– We all have them, why not re use them?

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Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Lid by ToiletTree Products

​Laundry. Oh how we despise the word and the job that’s involved, lol. Regardless of how much we dislike it, it has to be done. And let’s be honest, those plastic laundry baskets are just horrid looking laying on the floor in a corner piled with clothes! ToiletTree Products has a gorgeous bamboo laundry hamper with lid and a cotton bag that has two compartments to hide those clothing piles and it makes a great addition to ANY room.

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The open-slat frame is nice and durable and allows air flow through it which helps prevent the musty smell of wet/dirty laundry. We love that it’s easy to remove the laundry bag when it comes time to wash the clothes. Instead of bringing the entire unit, you simply slip the wooden rods from the bag and away you go to the washer. We also love that this beautiful hamper fits into small spaces allowing for more room wherever you decide to place your dirty clothes basket. But who wants to hide the fabulous look of bamboo? Leave it out to be admired we say!

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For more information about the bamboo hamper or other  bamboo products from ToiletTree Products please visit their website HERE.

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Canucks Rock the New Year Giveaway

We are super excited to have the opportunity to team up with some amazing bloggers for the Canucks Rock the New Year Giveaway! 1 lucky winner will find themselves with some extra spending cash in a few weeks, $550 CDN paid via PayPal and it could be you! Only if you enter though.

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Enter by clicking the above image. Best of luck to you’s!

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STORMp3 by ToiletTree Products

​It’s no surprise that I (J) LOVE my music. Just ask the wife and little one. The minute that I have an opportunity to blare my music, you can bet that I will! I listen to music via my phone while in the shower and constantly have ear buds in most other times. Music moves me, what can I say? Something that I’ve been dying to test out is the sound quality of the STORMP3 from ToiletTree Products Inc and was uber excited when one came in the mail to review. Yay! Seeing that we like the different varieties of products that ToiletTree has and have yet to be disappointed, I knew that we’d love this product as well.

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Comes with/features:

• water-resistant MP3 player 

• shuffles through your favorite songs

• USB cable to load music (PC/Mac)

• 2GB capacity stores approximately 500 songs

• battery power provides approximately 75 hours of usage

• 4 AA batteries 

• mounting bracket

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This is a sweet sounding system that I/we’ll definitely continue to enjoy. I suggest using rechargable batteries and keep in mind that while you do have to load songs via the computer, hence the Mp3 part of the name, you won’t have to worry about syncing anything. Up to 500 of your favourite songs ready to take along anywhere you go!

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Gluten Free Beef Macaroni

​It’s been a while since I (J) have experimented in the kitchen with gluten-free dishes and eating the same foods all the time gets boring! I decided to try making my own gluten-free beef macaroni that was simple and quick. I really enjoyed it and hope you will too.

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What you’ll need:
• gluten-free made or any other pasta you desire.

• 1 lb of hamburger 

• Spices (garlic, dried onions, parsley flakes, pepper

• frozen peas or any vegetable of your choosing.

• 1 ¼ Cup of water (as per the gravy directions)

• 1 package of gluten-free beef gravy

• ¼ cup of milk

Directions:

Fry the hamburger in a large frying pan. Using the same pan, add water. Mix in gravy. Add macaroni and peas. Reduce heat and let it simmer until the macaroni is cooked. You may need to add the extra water as it’s simmering. Keep an eye on it and stir often as the macaroni will stick to the pan!

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Very simple to make and a great meal for dialysis days when I don’t have the energy to cook or prepare food. I hope you’ll give it a try and let us know in the comments what you think of it.

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Homemade Gifts Using Bernardin Canning Jars

​Christmas is quickly approaching and sometimes it’s hard to find the right gift for the right person. Homemade gifts using Bernardin Canning jars are a great way to avoid those “what to buy” situations and one that we love the idea of due to the cost friendly options as well as the fact that it’s a gift that comes from the heart!

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There are so many different ways to use mason jars for gifts and it wouldn’t be tradition if we didn’t use our beloved Bernardin Canning 250 ml & 500 ml jars. They go great with bows & ribbon! From hot chocolate mixes to candy to cookie mixes to canned goods and even dehydrated soup mixes, these jars are inexpensive and make great gift accessories. 

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    Homemade Oreo Balls

    These delicious treats are sure to be a hit this holiday season with guests and family. They’re very simple to make and only require three ingredients. We’ve yet to hear a complaint about them, lol. A definite winner here! Not only are these a great treat for guests and family they make great gifts as well and pretty much everyone we know loves Christmas goodies and baked goods.

    Homemade-Oreo-Balls

    What you’ll need:

    • 1 package of Oreo cookies (or a cookie of your choice)

    • 1 package of cream cheese

    • white chocolate for dipping
    Directions:
    Blend cookies. Add cream cheese and blend together. Roll into balls, place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Freeze until hard.
    Melt the white chocolate and dip the top of each ball placing them back onto the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with crumbled Oreo cookies and refreeze until serving time.

    For more on how to make these yummy sweets check out our YouTube video

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    One Pot Creamy Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

    ​This one pot creamy gluten free mac and cheese is simple to make and clean up is effortless. It’s seriously delicious, very creamy and the whole family will love it. Promise! The first time that I (J) made this I omitted the cream cheese as it’s a dairy product that’s too rich for my renal diet. I also used Gouda cheese instead of cheddar which turned out more like a feta type texture. I recommend following the recipe, lol.

    One-Pot-Creamy-Gluten-Free-Mac-and-Cheese

    What you’ll need:
    • ¼ cup water

    • 1¼ cups milk

    • 1 Tbsp butter

    • Pepper & garlic powder to taste

    • 1 cup macaroni (gluten-free)

    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    • 1-2 Tbsp. cream cheese

    Directions:

    Bring milk, water, butter and spices to a boil. Add macaroni, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. You may have to add a bit more milk depending on how quickly it evaporates but do so sparingly so you don’t add too much. Remove from heat, add cheeses, stir and cover for approximately 3 minutes.

    One-Pot-Creamy-Gluten-Free-Mac-and-Cheese

    As you can see, the above picture where I actually followed the recipe looks much tastier and creamier than my previous attempt. I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try and let us know what you think of it.

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    Talking Antidepressants

    ​Today I feel like talking antidepressants. Why? Well, I (J) have struggled all my life with depression and anxiety. With all the stress involved with my transplants I’ve been overly anxious, depressed and plain old stressed out lately. The later sunrises and the earlier darkness doesn’t exactly help the situation either! I was a hyper-ish person. I would find myself with a heavy chest due to the worrying over things that hadn’t happened as well as the anxiety of life in general. Being on dialysis actually helped because the nurses and doctors both noticed that I get stressed very easily and telling a simple story of going to the store for example, would raise my blood pressure. Going to the store. Can you imagine! 

    Talking-Antidepressants

    Thankfully, the doctors decided that I needed something for my anxiety. Controlled substances aren’t a friend of mine and I try to avoid them whenever possible so it was nice to know that they were able to prescribe something that wasn’t going to be addictive; an antidepressant. There’s a lot of stigma around antidepressants/depression that causes people to be silent about the way they feel and not speak with their doctors and a lot of stigma that causes people to be ashamed of being on an antidepressant.

    Talking-Antidepressants

    I can’t say that I really care what people think of me taking an antidepressant to be honest but some people do and I’m here to state that there is nothing wrong with needing medication. As someone once described it to me; “some of us have chemicals in our brain that work more & some that work less. These people need medication to help keep their brain chemistry balanced“. I happen to be one of those people! My brain creates too much of a certain chemical that causes extreme anxiety and the antidepressant that the doctor prescribed for me is helping me stay calm in situations where I would normally be overly anxious as well as helping keep my blood pressure in check. So don’t be ashamed of medication that helps balance your chemistry. There are more people than you could ever imagine that take similar medication but keep quiet about it. I for one don’t care what anyone thinks because for once in my life I feel at ease and I’ve never felt better! 

    Talking-Antidepressants

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