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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Oranges are one of my favorite fruits especially if it is a nice juicy one!  My grandparents lived in Florida many years ago and they had grapefruits and orange trees in their backyard.  Every morning we would go out back and pick grapefruits and oranges.  Grandma would make us freshly squeezed orange juice and we would eat a grapefruit sprinkled with sugar.  It was a sad day when they moved from Florida to Illinois.  

Here are some fun facts about oranges:
  • A medium orange has 3 grams of fiber, a day's worth of Vitamin C and other nutrients
  • Pick oranges that feel firm and heavy for their size.  They don't have to be all orange, a little green on the peel will be ok.
  • Navel oranges are best for snacking and juicing
  • Blood oranges are beautiful in salads with their dramatic red interior
  • Clementines oranges are small and easy to peel
  • Mandarin oranges are just right  for an after lunch treat
(Thanks to ALL You magazine for these fun facts)

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