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My dad has allllwwaayyysss made gallons of salsa for us to eat, because it’s such a staple for our family. This year, I had a small garden going, and even though I’m at the tail end of all the best stuff, I still had enough veggies for a simple salsa. oster-8oster-6oster-5

Oster sent me the most lovely food processor, which made this even easier since it already has a salsa setting! Literally took only a few seconds, and it was ready to eat with our lunch.


There are a more than a few reason why I now prefer my Oster Pro 1200 over past food processors. First, it has both a typical food processor container (the one picture) and also has a blender jar attachment! They work interchangeably with the same base, so I can make salsa, and then quickly make a smoothie in the second container without needing to wash anything. (My kids have been obsessively making their smoothies in there, and LOVE the smoothie setting. It’s funny how a “smoothie button” can give them so much joy.) It also cleans up conveniently, which I love… the last thing I need is an appliance that I can’t get clean, right?!

There are two coupons for Oster, one online here, and one on Target Cartwheel. If you are in the market for a food processor, this one is worth a shot!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Joel and I got the giggles today when we were looking at these wondering if people would think Ever looks more Amish, or more like she’s about to be sacrificed for a pagan ceremony… probably a little of both. This is one of my favorite dresses she’s ever owned, but I still don’t know what to make of it!

One of my favorite lakes has always been Rock Creek. We hit it a little late this year to really show off its beauty, since the elevation is a tad higher there, and thus “winter” strikes earlier… most of the aspen were already leafless.9_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0609_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-069In case anyone is curious as to why there are so few photos of the boys, it’s because they literally fished every second of every day and I basically couldn’t even keep up with them. That’s Jude finishing the creek in his waders.

9_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0739_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-077If we hadn’t been dying from the altitude/asthma, we would have been able to hike a lot further, but we are basically decrepit. 9_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0669_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0819_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0869_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-087

I wanted to capture how static-y their hair is up here, so I asked them to take their beanies off. I will love this picture forever.

And the most exciting element of our day? EVER CAUGHT HER FIRST TROUT. We kept telling her to stop messing with her pole, because forgoodnesssakes you don’t need to reel and move the thing around one bajillion times. Joel finally went over to try to untangle her, and she says, “It’s been making a funny noise.” Turns out there was a fish on there, and had been for awhile, which is why she kept messing with it. Only Ever could catch a fish and not even know it.9_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-0919_camping-in-mammoth-day-four-092

You can see day one of our trip HERE, day two HERE, and day three HERE.