I am loving the Christmas Blogging Challenge and today - I'm doing two days in one. Yesterday as you know, I forgot to hit publish - so I had to make sure the Wonderful Pistachios Christmas Giftaway was posted first!
Yesterdays question was; "What's your favourite Christmas Song" and for me - that's a tricky one. Michael Buble's Have a Holly Jolly Christmas (actually, I love me some Michael Buble regardless!) always put me in a happy, festive mood but I also love the vocals in Mariah Carey's God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Today's prompt is "Best Gift You've Ever Received". The best gift I've ever received is a tie - but there's one special little girl who may always take the top spot. Chanel wasn't a Christmas present, but a birthday present.
My parents had spotted Chanel at the pet store with her scruffy little brother and knew straight away I'd love her. They come home and said "we nearly bought you a puppy today" and I freaked out. My Pa immediately piped up and said "BUY IT! I'll buy it!" and before I knew it, we were in the car racing to the pet store.
I saw her and fell in love. She was a tiny little bunch of fluff with big beautiful eyes and the lady quickly had her in my hands to see if she liked me too. That little pup crawled all over me and wouldn't leave my side. I wanted her so bad - but then at the same time, being the cautious person I am, I wanted to think about it and make sure I wasn't wasting my Pa's money. Why I even needed to think about anything, I'll never know now!
She is the gift that makes me smile and laugh every single day and she is the sweetest little thing you'll ever meet. All she ever wants to do is cuddle and the second you walk in the door she will fuss over you like you're Jesus on Earth - and makes sure she greets you with one of her favourite toys.
But, I want to give a gift to you! Did you think I had too many competitions already? I didn't!
If you've read Southern In Law for a while, you'll know that I love Almond Breeze. Thankfully, the team at Almond Breeze Australia and I have teamed up to share the love with you
Each hamper includes:
- A copy of the new best-selling book The 20/20 Diet from nutritionist Lola Berry
- Beach towel
- Original Almond Breeze
- Unsweetened Almond Breeze
- Blue Diamond almonds
- Digital recipe booklet with recipe ideas
- Almond Breeze mug
With the goodies, you'll be able to try one of Lola Berry's healthy recipes - like her grain free soaked cinnamon muesli with banana and maple syrup.
I often bake with Almond Breeze (and use Almond Breeze as a Dairy Free/Vegan Milk Substitute in my recipes). Almond Milk can be used to substitute any type of milk - from regular cow's milk to soy or rice milk and it can be used in any recipe or food.
The texture of Almond Breeze is just like milk - so it's perfect for using when cooking sauces, baking or when baking soups. Unsweetened Almond Breeze can be used in any recipe, but it's perfect for savoury dishes - whilst the Original Almond Breeze is sweetened and is perfect for baking.
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