Muffin really likes these locally made coconut popsicles

Today is my thirtieth birthday & it’s just like any other day in my house; I’ve got babies of all ages to feed, diapers to change, laundry to wash, dishes to clean, toys to pick up, homeschool to teach, etc…. Except, it’s not just any other day because I have turned 30 today. Like most women, I’ve cracked a few jokes about turning thirty, but honestly I have kind of been looking forward to it. I’ve earned the right to say “I’m thirty! Somehow I’ve survived three decades on this planet!”

I know it’s kind of cliche to say “I’m surprised I’ve lived this long,” but it is very true in my case. Depression has almost ended my life on multiple occasions, it truly has been a life long struggle. Aside from my current battle with PPD (which ever so slowly is getting better), life these last few years has been pretty good and so has my mindset. I’m smart enough to know how lucky I am & I’m grateful for all of the blessings in my life. Loving family & good friends have been a great support system & I appreciate them all. My life isn’t perfect, but I’m doing my best to find the silver lining in things.


Me & the only gifts I need... hopefully they'll clean the kitchen.

My husband asked what I wanted as a birthday gift & I can name a few things that would be nice: a pedicure, getting my hair done (finally!), a subscription to The Homegrown Collective, a Vitamix (dream big, right?), or diapers/a carrier. Really, all I need is a clean-ish house, a dinner (& dessert) that I didn’t cook, & a mostly peaceful night at home with my family.

If you happen to see us, Muffin & I are wearing dresses, but not because we dressed up to celebrate. There’s a mountain of dirty clothes to tackle & I’m not really doing laundry today. It is my birthday & maybe that makes it a wee bit special after all.

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I really love working with Moms Meet for sampling/review opportunities! This time they sent some tasty WORLDFOODS sauces for my family to try. While looking at the WORLDFOODS website, I realized that most, if not all of the products, would introduce my family to new flavors. I was happy to learn that this legendary pioneer in the Fusion & Asian industry has been using 100% natural ingredients in their products for over 20 years.


Thai Galangal Lemon Grass, Indian Tandoori, Thai Green Curry & Malaysian Rendang Curry WORLDFOODS sauces

When something is new to us, we do an internet search to find out more about it. I realize just about everyone does this, but we as homeschoolers do a lot of internet searches! I like using Bing because it offers rewards for our endless searching (& referring, thanks in advance for using my link) and the ever-changing homepage is always educational!

The kids decided on the Indian Tandoori Marinade. While I began to prep chicken wings, Cookie searched for information about the history of Tandoori sauce. After discovering (from Wikipedia) that our sauce originated in a restaurant in New Delhi, India, he decided to try his hand at drawing the country’s flag while we talked about where India is located.


Eleven year old's drawing of Indian flag

Mmmm, we could smell the wings cooking! The Tandoori sauce wafted through the whole house. If an Indian Tandoori sauce isn’t to your liking, WORLDFOODS has more than 60 other sauces, dips, and marinades all inspired by the tastes of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, and India. If dietary restrictions usually keep you from buying premade sauces, be sure to check out the “Free From” line which is all free of added oils, artificial preservatives/coloring/flavoring, dairy, gluten, GMOs, nuts, trans fats, & wheat making the range suitable for vegetarians, vegans & those with celiac disease or other common food allergies. To find WORLDFOODS sauces near you, visit their handy store locator. Be sure to print out this coupon for $1 off while you’re there!


WORLDFOOODS Tandoori Chicken Wings

The wings were spicy, but delicious! I drizzled a bit of honey on top to cut the spice for our more sensitive family members (& also made a few plain wings, just in case). We can’t wait to try the other sauces and expand our tastes a bit more! If you’d like an opportunity to win a selection of WORLDFOODS sauces, be sure to like them on Facebook & enter their giveaway! You can also follow them on Twitter to keep up with their latest products and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers!


Which sauce will you try first?

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

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