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Who is this Seth anyway?!

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Visit this cute little boy’s GoFundMe page, here: ‪#‎WearYellowForSeth‬


Being born and living with a life limiting illness (that leads your mum to write about it on the Internet) means that loads of people know your face, your diagnosis and other bits, but don’t really know you… So I though it would be nice for you readers to get to know our lad, who is more than a bubble boy. Actually I’m pretty sure Seth doesn’t consider himself to be ill. He just thinks we’re all a bit mental!

He may be stuck in a room with no where to go….but this boy still has things to do!


Seth has always been a stickler for the rules..(those of you who know me will realise how  proud that makes me!!). Seth believes everything has its place and his playroom at home is managed through “one toy in…one toy out”. He often shakes his head with a tut and…

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10 Best Quotes for Valentines Day

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QUOTE LOGODid you know, the day of romance is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia?

  1. Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. ~Thomas Merton
  2. Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. ~Nicholas Sparks
  3. The best smell in the world is that man that you love. ~Jennifer Aniston
  4. Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it. ~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  5. I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. ~Cameron Diaz
  6. For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~Judy Garland
  7. If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ~A. A. Milne
  8. If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. ~Maya Angelou
  9. A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. ~Frank Morgan
  10. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~Charles M. Schulz

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Sugared Cranberries and Christmas Cranberry and Vodka Tonics

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Also know as Rudolph noses Also known as Rudolph noses

These little jewels are tasty on their own, but also a great garnish for drinks and a wonderful addition to scones. To make them even prettier, roll them in superfine not regular sugar. (We’re still working on a 25-pound bag of regular sugar someone picked up on clearance over the summer so we skipped that step.) This recipe is adapted from one from Whole Foods.

Sugared Cranberries

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1/2 nutmeg pod
  • 6-10 whole cloves
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup regular or superfine sugar

Mix three cups of sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, anise and cloves with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for a minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Stir in cranberries. Cover and refrigerate overnight and…

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Cheese stuffed potato balls – Baked

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Cheese Potato balls final


A delicious appetizer or side dish, baked potato balls skip the frying and utilize high-heat baking to achieve a delightfully crispy exterior, to contrast the creamy interior. Serve these tasty potato balls with sour cream or dipping sauces

They’re so soft and mushy on the inside full of goodness and crispy and delicious on the outside. Bring a fantastic dish to a party or serve something a little different.

Yields: 12-15 (depends on the size of the potato)
Preparation time-25-30 minutes (cooking time of potato)
Baking time-30 minutes

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Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

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Melanie daPonte

Here’s a demonstration video I filmed for a killer quick and easy chocolate cake! A text version of the recipe appears below.

 Chocolate Mug Cake

Adapted from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Nixon

4 tbsp all purpose flour

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

1⁄4 tsp baking powder

1⁄4 c canola or olive oil

3 tbsp nondairy milk

1 to 2 drops vanilla extract

2 to 3 tbsp vegan chocolate chips

pinch salt

Mix all ingredients just until blended. Smooth into lightly greased microwave-safe mug.

Microwave at 80% power for 2-3 minutes, until almost fully baked (should be slightly soft in center). Serve warm with non-dairy ice cream or as is.

Note: Microwave cooking time based on 1,000 watt microwave.

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#FriendsOfKeitochan Edition No. 14: The Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking

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The Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking

By Kelly Roberson of fix.com. Thank you for sharing!

Guide to Picking Apples - How to Pick an Apple Properly
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The crunch of fallen leaves, muted blooms of mums, and flickering lights of carved jack-o-lanterns are all autumn mainstays. The abundance of apples is also another welcome sign of fall. Although apples are available year-round, most of the apple crop matures during late summer and early fall. That’s when you’ll find a wider range of varieties to choose from at the grocery store, as well as pick-your-own orchards that offer the ability to sample (and take home) as many fresh apples as you like.

Although there are about 7,500 of varieties of apples, most pick-your-own orchards have a smaller sampling that they grow.1 We’ve narrowed down some of the most popular choices plus key characteristics, how flavors differ, and which apple types work best in baked goods or just for plain snacking. You’ll also find helpful ways to get the most out of your experience when you visit an orchard. Now for the hard part: which apple to eat first? […READ MORE]

Guide to Picking Apples - Some Popular Apples and Their Origins and Qualities
Source: Fix.com


This new feature called Friends of Keitochan is a great way for other bloggers and friends to share a snippet of their stories with Keitochansays.com. It’s just another fun way to grow and connect your audience. Here’s how it works!

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