Summer Starts SOON!

With Memorial Day right around the corner, use Carrington Farms, Gaea, & Viki’s Granola in these fresh, seasonal, & easy to make recipes –  perfect for throwing an al fresco summer bash!

From the first course to the last, these brands have you covered with a delicious, yet healthy selection of appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, & desserts. Each made with nutritious & natural ingredients like Greek Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, & Gluten-Free Granola, these recipes will WOW your guests!

For the Appetizer…

Gaea’s Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments & Citrus Dressing

Yields: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.

Skill: Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 small cucumbers
  • Sea Salt
  • For dressing:
  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint

Directions

Wash cucumber & oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane & cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt & two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl & add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices & fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes & pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.

For the main course…

Carrington Farms’ Flax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins

Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.
4-6 hamburger buns

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Carrington Farms Organic Milled flaxseed
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbs mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax & bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water & egg together & add to mixture. Add mustard, salt & pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking & grill or broil for about 1 min.

For the side dish…

Carrington Farms’ Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place all vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together Carrington Farms Garlic Flavored Liquid Coconut Oil, soy sauce & lemon juice. Pour over the vegetables. Cover bowl, & marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place vegetables on skewers (if using wooden skewers make sure to soak first). Spray grill with Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Spray. Set grill to medium heat. Place vegetable skewers on preheated grill. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes.

For the dessert…
Viki’s Granola Banana Granola Pops 
Ingredients:

Directions:

Peel, cut bananas in half crosswise & insert Popsicle sticks.  Place on a parchment-lined tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 3 hours. Place Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola into a shallow dish. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over low heat, constantly stirring. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each banana into the chocolate & roll in the granola straightaway. Place on a parchment-lined tray. Serve immediately or wrap individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap in the freezer.

#TGIF & FUN with Drunken Goats

What MOMS need after a long, hard week is a quirky, fast-paced, easy-to-learn card game with optional drinking rules. Cheers to the weekend & Drunken Goats!

  • Players start with 4 cards
  • The goal is to collect pairs of each of the 4 Beverage Cards
  • Players may use Action Cards strategically to block other players, steal/swap cards/etc…
  • Player’s turn ends when they pick up a card from the draw pile
  • No one gets “out.” Everyone is in play until the end
  • The games are short (~10 minutes)
  • Action Cards tell you what they can do (no need to remember rules/look them up)
  • Optional Drinking Rule: When someone gets a pair of Alcohol Cards, everyone else takes a drink

Join me & back this kickstarter! Check out all the pledge options including “Basic Goat Early Bird” at  $20 to get the First Edition of Drunken Goats delivered to You this summer 😉 I’m NOT your MOM, but please play responsibly 😉  XOXOXO, MotherStucker

I’m My Own Mom

Words (Text!) (Images!) (Files!) of Wisdom

MOMS, Imagine creating (or receiving!) a “VAULT” of knowledge that can be passed to loved-ones, teaching life-lessons & preserving legacies.

KnowledgeWill.com is a website system that allows members to create unlimited blocks of information – text, images, files – that they can lock & give access to specific people, & release it to them on specific dates in the future.

Grant yourself or loved ones early access by pre-ordering memberships & securely deliver/receive wisdom after death.

Send a Meaningful Message to Young Children

What to gift nowadays to young children (ages 10 months to 6 years)? It seems easy, but not that easy.

-“I don’t know which one to pick. Too many choices.”

-“Many toys are similar. Just grab whatever you run into.”

You hear these all the time. This topic provokes deep thoughts. That’s why retailer Ten Octaves carefully selected toys & gifts that meet their criteria to be good choices for young children. Their products are very unique & are picked because of outstanding design, eco-friendliness, handmade products, organic materials &/or social responsibilities. Most of them are award winners. Some have upwards of 16 awards under their belts. Many collections are available. Dolls, puppets, rockers, balance bike, building toys, accessories even animal wall décor. Most of them are not found in your nearby toy/gift stores. Check out at TenOctaves.com, you will be surprised! Want unique, high-end toys & gifts? Look no further.

Kids are like sponges. When they get a gift, they are getting a message. Just like every word heard by infants. They will understand in their own way, on their own terms & on their own pace. It’s up to parents to send a meaningful one starting from a young age. 😉

Want to Refresh Your Wardrobe? Epethiya!

Art & culture are the biggest assets of human beings & we should make efforts to conserve them. It’s our responsibility to keep art alive & successfully transfer it to future generations. so they also get to know the beautiful ways of thought representations. Epethiya is well aware of this responsibility & it chose a different way to accomplish it. They introduced a new idea of printing  art works on fabric & let  art lovers wear it anywhere.

Designing & manufacturing these artistic dresses was difficult at first because it was a unique idea. However, the designers’ efforts proved fruitful — The beauty of these artistic articles stuns every eye & casts a long lasting impression — This artistic dress collection comprises leggings, skirts, & tops which are comfortable to wear. Leggings are made of stretchable material that can provide you ease & comfort & never disturbs you during work. These garments stand out in a crowd!  https://epethiya.com/

Hot Button: iRNinja

MOMS, Control your TV with a simple press of a button – Join Motherstucker & BACK this iRNinja Kickstarter project to get YOURS! 

Make TV simple again! This wireless 4 button keypad & infrared (IR) learning remote base allows you to control your TV by pressing a button on the wall 😉 The iRNinja is a wireless 4 button keypad that controls your entertainment system.  It has two components:  The keypad that mounts on the wall & a base unit that sits near your TV & equipment. The base unit is a learning remote with advanced macro capabilities.  Use your existing remotes to program a series of commands or activities for each of the 4 buttons on the keypad.  You can program a single command such as channel up or channel down or a series of commands, such as turning your TV, A/V receiver, & satellite box ON, switching inputs on your TV & tuning to a particular channel.  We’ve added a one second delay in between each IR command sent.  This allows you to add the extra time needed to wait for your TV to power up before sending commands such as switching to a particular input. The iRNinja uses a 38KHz  Infrared Sensor, which works on most TVs, audio receivers, DirecTV satellite boxes, & many cable boxes.  (Note, some cable boxes & audio equipment use a higher frequency which will not work on the iRNinja at this time.) The keypad is elegant looking, with four large buttons that can be labeled using any label maker. The keypad uses a standard 9volt battery that has an estimated 10 year life with average usage! Back this kickstarter HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5877985/irninja-control-your-tv-with-a-simple-press-of-a-b?

Have You Ever Had a Bad Day Where Nothing Went Right & You Needed a Positive Reminder to Keep You Going?

Have you ever dealt with anxiety or depression & just knew you needed to keep smiling to push through those rough days?

Be Good Feel Good is for those who believe in staying positive when life hits you the hardest. Join the movement. Tag us & tell us your story after you get your shirt! https://www.begoodfeelgood.com 

Americana Beauty: The Shopping Destination of Choice to Get Mind-Blowing Deals

Americana Beauty premier online store, specializes in trendy & fashionable womens’ accessories! Make a statement — Fashion is all about confidence & how you express yourself — Let these accessories help you express what you feel inside! https://americanabeauty.com/

Shop. Share. Earn.

Sign up with Gruupz (it’s free) & install the browser extension for Chrome or Firefox, & you can earn Amazon gift cards as rewards for the shopping you are already doing on Amazon.com, up to $300 per month! https://gruupz.com Gruupz will notify you when you have a gift card available 😉 Every month your balance is at least $5, we’ll award you a gift card. Also, when you refer someone to Gruupz & they sign up, you both get $3!

SQUEAKY WEAR – Push & Squeak T-Shirts for Instant Fun

Kids love the easy to pull on & fashionable designs of these t-shirts! When kids figure out that the touch leads to the funny sound of the squeak (the graphic feature makes!) they’ll be tickled pink! The Squeaky Wear fun feature might even help them make new friends <3 😉 Functional + User Friendly — You’ll enjoy watching your kids run & play — Your kids will love Squeaky Wear t-shirts available on  Amazon

Mother’s Day 2017: Gift Yourself “Rent the Runway”

For the past 2 months I’ve been Renting the Runway UNLIMITED. This means I get 3 Rent the Runway garments on rotation & my recurring dry cleaning errand has been completely eliminated because dry cleaning is included in my unlimited subscription 😉 Shipping is FREE (both ways) & I can cancel anytime.

Rent The Runway is a clothing rental service the best dressed MOMS swear by. It’s especially great when you need a knockout dress for a social occasion (see pics below!). Just in time for Mother’s Day 2017, Rent the Runway has 3 ways to rent:

Pay As You Rent & WOW on the biggest nights of the year. Get 4 or 8 day designer rentals for a fraction of the retail price.

StylePass Subscription. Want a new look for every event on your calendar?  Get flat-rate, 4-day rentals: any dress, any time, no exclusions.

Unlimited Subscription. Want something new to wear for work, weekends & everything in between? Get 3 designer pieces when YOU want them!

I’ve rented 10 garments over 2 months using the Unlimited RTR option. That works out to approx 5 items per month. I pay $139 per month for the RTR Unlimited subscription ($27.80 per item so far for you math junkies). Looking ahead, I plan to try out the casual clothing/handbags/jewelry/active wear options RTR has to offer, which will allow me to turn over items faster! The exact number of outfits you can rent depends on how quickly you can drop off your return & choose your next order. MotherStucker’s gift to you – Here’s $30 off for first time customers!

My biggest concern before trying RTR was the wear & tear factor. I am HARD on my clothes & didn’t want to be stuck paying full price for a stained/damaged designer garment. So far, this is a NON issue!

♥Motherstucker may or may not have spilled red wine on a RTR evening gown.

♥Motherstucker may or may not have let the hem out of a RTR jumpsuit for extra length.

♥Motherstucker may or may not have used pink thread to repair a loose eye hook on a red RTR  garment.

Knock on wood! If RTR puts up with Motherstucker’s shenanigans, YOU should be good to go! Note: Not all RTR dresses are available to rent under Unlimited. While this ruffled my feathers at first — (it ISN’T super clear in the unlimited sign up process) — throughout the experience I’ve made peace with the policy because of the LARGE Unlimited selection.In the photo above, Motherstucker is wearing the red pebbled crepe jumpsuit by Tori Burch ($495 retail or $45 RTR rental). This photo of the Mrs. Kentucky America Queens Club (Louisville, Ky – Photo Cred: http://catherine-andrew.com) celebrates the Ruby Anniversary/40th Anniversary of Mrs. America! I have an inkling I’m not the only gal wearing RTR <3

MotherStucker wore this Shoshanna Jasmine Skirt ($395 retail or $75 RTR rental) out & about in the Nashville, TN Gulch!

Believe it or not, this Solace London printed laryn gown ($670 retail or $100 RTR rental) arrived BRAND NEW with retail tag attached! Hubby & I attended the Ace & T.J.’s 20th Anniversary 2nd Chance Prom, Charlotte NC to benefit Grin Kids. The night was as fun (wild!) as the print/color of this dress!

RTR Unlimited is the gift that keeps on giving! Gift yourself this Mother’s Day!

Reinventing the Wheel

Join MotherStucker & BACK the Circ-It Kickstarter! A Connected Home/Travel Gym for All Fitness Levels!  MOMS — Feel powerful, look amazing — & get a complete workout on a busy schedule using the world’s most compact & versatile circuit-style gym http://bit.ly/FitEverywhere Developed by fitness professionals, Circ-It is compact, lightweight, & comes with an app to make fitness FAST, FUN, & EASY!

Nix the Stereotypical Flowers This Mother’s Day & Delight Mom with a Homemade Breakfast in Bed!

Not sure what to whip up? Pamper MOM with a plate of Viki’s Granola’s Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes, Gaea’s Feta and Olive Oil Cakes, or Carrington Farms’ Ghee French Toast (or all three!) for a nutritious and delicious breakfast selection for mom. Each made with heart healthy and natural ingredients like gluten-free granola, organic ghee, and Greek Olive Oil, MOM will thank you for the indulgent, yet guilt-free, breakfast in bed on her special day.

♥Maple Cranberry Granola Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola
  • Maple syrup for topping

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a whisk or hand held mixer, whisk in buttermilk and egg until well combined and smooth. Stir in the melted butter. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Using a ¼ cup measure, pour pancake mix to cook. When pancake is golden brown, flip and cook other side. Keep warm in a 275° oven. To serve stack a few pancakes and top with maple syrup and Viki’s Cranberry Maple Granola.

♥Ghee French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 slices of brioche bread (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 tbsp of Carrington Farms Organic Ghee

Directions:

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, milk, ghee and cinnamon for 30 seconds.
  2. Dip both sides of bread in mixture until saturated
  3. Put 1 tbsp of ghee in pan and turn heat on low for 20 seconds to let the ghee melt.
  4. Place 3 slices of bread in pan at a time and keep on medium heat.
  5. Cook slices until browned on both sides.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the last 3 pieces.

♥Feta and Olive Oil Cakes

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Process the cheese with the sugar and honey in a mixer until smooth. Add olive oil. Combine flour with the ground almonds and baking powder and add to bowl while mixing. Divide batter among 6 greased one-use individual cake molds and top each with half an olive. Sprinkle top of batter with brown sugar and bake for about 25 minutes.

Looking for the Side Hustle to Help You Grow as a Mompreneur?

Simple & easy! At http://dropshippingmart.com/how-it-works/ – YOU have arrived at the right place – see how it works! Check out the wide range of niche sites all ready to go – from baby clothes – high-heels  – Jewelry & more!
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♦High Volume Format
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Send a Signal!

MOMS, We all have friends or family that ride motorcycles or scooters —  THESE Smart Gloves — Will make great gifts to help our loved ones be safer doing what they love! Help them be SEEN when changing lanes & turning. SignalWear is wearable tech, featured on Discovery Channel & has 3 Activation Methods, Touch, Tilt or SignalBox wired to existing turn signals. Join Motherstucker & Back the SignalWear Kickstarter Launch

The Gumshoe for Best Toddler Water Shoes

MOMS, finally water shoe season has arrived!  Find the best options (comfort + safety) for you toddler at SHOESCAST  & be ready for all the spring & summer fun ahead! Compare quality, price, & exclusive SHOECAST rating easily with side by side infographics 😉 https://shoescast.com/best-water-shoes-for-toddlers/ 

FREE Birth Control with App

Using the promo code ‘FAKENEWS’, new users will get up to two months of birth control for free! To get the deal, users must visit Nurx.com, create a Nurx account, pick their brand of choice, & enter promo code ‘FAKENEWS’ at checkout. The promotion is valid through April 30, & is for new users only. Visit Nurx.com to get your free birth control today!

From SUB-ZERO to HERO

MOMS, Meet cülie the world’s first sub-zero waste bin & diaper pail!
The Indiegogo crowd fund for cülie launches in just a few weeks. At https://www.krowdster.co/l/e801 the cülie team is giving away $1500 in cash to MOMS (& DADS!) just for sharing about the cülie on  social media. Zero In & SHARE! XOXO, Motherstucker  

 

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