Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Review: Freddy meets Ginger - The fox who was allergic to eggs

I had the chance to review the book: Freddy meets Ginger - The fox who was allergic to eggs by Josie Warburton. I read the book to Nathan and he really enjoyed it.

I loved the book because not only did it talk about allergies, it was educational and deals with the topic of a severe food allergy and anaphylaxis in a way for children 3-6 years old can understand. It was written in a way that children will love the characters and not be frighten by food allergies or what can happen during an allergic reaction.

For more information or to purchase the book, please visit Freddy the Mouse

I  received the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy 7th Birthday Nathan!!!

This year I decided to make Nathan's cake, he requested a fishing cake so this is what I came up with. The best part is it is allergy safe.

I used the Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix which is wheat free, dairy free and I used an egg substitute. For the frosting I used a can frosting and food coloring and then added the Swedish Fish and the Fisherman I found at a local store.

It turned out great and he loved it!!

Nathan's birthday gift was a four wheeler, not my first choice of a gift because it makes me nervous but he loves and Dad said it was ok. He knows to always wear his helmet.

My boy is growing up so fast. 
Happy 7th Birthday Nathan!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Cost of Epi Pens

My husband lost a set of our Epi Pens, he must have left them at a restaurant. 

I called the pharmacy to order another set, it will cost us $125 for a two pack WITH Insurance. Yikes!!! The most frustrating thing is that they go to waste because they expire but I am also just thankful we haven't had to use them. 

A blog reader wrote that there is a website to get a savings card for Epi Pens - something I also got from a booth at the Food Allergy Walk in back in June.
You can save up to $100 on Epi Pens. A great deal!!! I need to pick up mine today from the pharmacy, I am hoping to pay only $25 

This program doesn't expire until 12/31/13 and can be used an unlimited number of times. 

To get your discount card go to: 

What do you pay for your Epi Pens? Write me a comment and let me know. 

Update: I was able to get two packs of Epi Pens for NO cost at all.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Boogie Wipes Diaper Cake

A neighbor had a baby boy and I love to make diaper cakes as gifts for new babies. For this one I used a canister of Boogie Wipes. They worked perfectly for the base of the cake, I also used a few single use wipes around the cake. I really loved how the diaper cake turned out.

What a practical baby gift, they also make great center pieces at a baby shower.