Friday, May 7, 2010

Help Music Save Lives

As many of you know, Music Saves Lives is a non-profit that is close to my heart. Even if I didn't work there it would still be something I back completely. The need for blood donations in our country is astounding.

- Evey 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood
- 1 blood donation can save up to 3 lives
- 40% of the US population is able to donate blood, yet only 2% do

Music Saves Lives has a goal of collecting 100,000 units of blood this summer. This will help them save up to 300,000 lives. We need tents in order to reach out to the youth of North America who will help us obtain this goal. We simply cannot afford the tents and are asking for your help getting them. As little as $5 can help us reach our goal. Can you help?

Please help us spread the word and put this on your blog too!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - When life gives you lemons

A friend gave us a bag full of lemons she picked from her back yard that screamed to be turned into fresh lemonade. They were so big and juicy I couldn't wait to cut them open!

 This recipe is tart and tasty and would be perfect on a warm summer day, especially mixed with vodka...just saying :). Plus, since it uses Splenda instead of regular sugar it's basically guilt free!

1 serving = 2 cups 

2.5 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice 
1 cup hot water
2 cups Splenda or Sugar (recipe is made with Splenda)
1 Gallon cold Water  
1 lemon sliced thin. Cut slices in half

1. In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves.

2. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed.

3. Place cut lemon in pitcher. Pour into glasses filled with ice.

    In the name of the Father

    My niece was baptized this past Saturday at our Church's Easter Vigil Service. A family friend let Deanna use her family's baptism gown from the 1840's.