Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lunch with Hannah Keeley and More on Feeding America with Libby's!

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Last week I had the honor of lunching with some awesome Pittsburgh bloggers.  We were there to meet with author Hannah Keeley and to work with Libby's to create meal kits for families in need.  Libby's provided us with lunch and LOTS of cans for our meal kits which will be distributed to new homeowners of homes provided by Habitat of Humanity Pittsburgh.  Us bloggers provided items to help each new family start a kitchen and to encourage them to bring their families back to the table.  Items included conversation cards, oven mits, recipes, kitchen utensils and a lot more!  Putting the kits together was a great part of the lunch and I'm happy to know that my work and time will be help someone in need.

You too can help a family in need by supporting my virtual can drive right over there ----> Even a donation of $5 will provide a meal to 35 families!  Every little bit helps.  If you're wishing to get involved too feel free to set up an account and host your own can drive on your own blog!

In addition to lunch and meal kit building we were treated to a discussion with Hanna Keeley.  Wow, impressive woman, mom of SEVEN, wife and writer!  We talked about how she encourages her family to enjoy their time at the dinner table.  She talked about time saving tricks to get a wholesome meal on the table too and I'm pretty sure that inspired all of us to try some dump recipes so that we're prepared and able to make wholesome meals even on those busy days! (which is almost every day isn't it?)

As a thank you gift Hannah gave us copies of her book "Total Mom Makeover: The Six-Week Plan to Completely Transform Your Home, Health, Family, and Life" 
I've started to read this book and let me tell you I'm excited about it!  I have decided that upon my return home from the Type-A-Mom conference that I'm attending this week/weekend that I'm starting this makeover.  My family and I all deserve a home that is organized and a mom who is less stressed out.  I'll be blogging some of my daily journal entries (this is part of the makeover process).  I haven't decided if I'm going to do that here or if I'll start a separate blog...  I'll be sure to let my readers know.

*****I was compensated for this event but my feelings and thoughts are all my own.*****

1 comment:

Leah the Foodie said...

Can't wait to hear about it all!