Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday - Cyber Monday

As you all probably know by now, I am offering a free fabric, reusable gift bag with every purchase over $10 from 12:00am Friday November 25th - 11:59pm Monday November 28th. In addition to the giveaway, I thought it would be fun to see how many different states I get orders from this weekend. So here it is: I'm posting this map and with each order that comes from a new state, I'll put a pin for that state (no addresses though, obviously). Don't see your state on the map yet? Place an order and get your state pinned! :D Come on guys, this should be fun... let's play!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Best Veggie Burger Ever!

Last night I made a new recipe of veggie burger.  Now having been a vegetarian for 7 years before marrying my husband and getting pregnant with our first child, I'm ALL about some veggie burgers.  But if you've had a wide variety of them, you'll find that quite a few leave a lot to be desired.  Well let me just say that this particular one did not!  This burger was filling, tasty, hearty and overall satisfying!  Even my hubby, who is very much forever more a carnivore, said they were "doable" which is more than I've ever gotten out of him on a vegetarian meal I do believe.  So, without further ado, here is the recipe, because I felt I couldn't just sit on this one.  :)  Enjoy!

Ok here's what you need:

1 bag dried black beans (or any other kind you like)
1 bag dried northern beans (or any other kind)
1 bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup oatmeal (old fashioned, not quick cooking)
1 egg
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Dales marinade (optional) Could also sub with 1/2 tsp "Liquid Smoke"
1 TBSP McCormick's Barbecue Seasoning (has a black label and lid)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 TBSP flour (wheat or white)

Boil beans together until completely done.  While beans are boiling dice bell pepper, onion, jalapeno, and mince garlic.  Put in bowl and set aside.

When beans are done, drain and run under cool water until you can manage them with your hands.  Remove two cups of beans and save the rest for another meal (OR MORE BURGERS!).  With beans in large mixing bowl, mash with hands as you would to make meatloaf.  You want the beans "mushed" but not pureed, so the blender is not ideal here.  When you feel you have a good consistency, add your pepper/onion/garlic mix.  Add beaten egg, oatmeal and seasonings and blend well.  Now add flour a little at a time.  It's only purpose is to help hold the patties together, so you may or may not need the full 2 TBSP.  Use your own discretion here.  When you feel you've reach the desired consistency, add grated cheese and blend well.  You want your mixture fully infused with the cheese.  :)
In a skillet (cast iron if you have one) heat what ever oil you like for frying.  I used EVOO, but I'm going to try coconut oil today at lunch... Heat oil over medium-medium/high heat while you form approximately 8 patties.  When oil is hot, place patties in oil carefully and cook roughly about 5 minutes on each side.

That's it!  They were fantastic with bbq sauce and the kids ate them with ketchup.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!  :D 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Newest Testimonial!!

I'm so excited, my day (no wait, my whole week!) has just been made wonderful by this sweet testimonial I just received from one of my recent online customers.  I just had to share this with ya'll!!  :)

"Just wanted you to know how beautiful the wrap is. My baby and I LOVE it! I have a "baby K'tan" that I "loved" but both baby and I would get overheated in it so quickly. Your wrap is incredibly comfortable and airy, yet feels amazingly supportive. It is now my favorite wrap."

"I've attached a photo of her in your beautiful summer gauze wrap! She is ten months old and weighs 19 pounds, yet feels light as a feather in your wrap."

"I just can't say enough about this is my new best friend!!!"
"This has been the most pleasurable online shopping experience I have ever had! Thank you for taking the time to address me personally."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Winner of the Free Giveaway!

I'm so sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the drawing for a free giveaway!  It's been a mad house around here this past week!  Birthdays, sick babies,  orders out the wazoo..... phew, I'm glad to see the weekend!  Never the less, I'm proud to announce the winner of the drawing is Dusti!  Congrats to you and thank you all so much for entering!  :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PUL Diaper Covers on sale 50% OFF!!!

The Wildflower Patch is currently running a sale on PUL covers.  Normally they are $12.00 but right now are only $5.99!!!!  Stock up on covers while you can, this sale won't last long.

Covers are made from one layer of PUL, fold over elastic binding around edges, and three size snap options to allow a more customized fit on your baby.  These can be wiped out and reused several times without having to wash between each use.  They are WONDERFUL for night time use for heavy wetters.  I designed these covers for my own babies and use them on both children, so I can attest to their reliability.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Free Giveaway!!!

So I've decided to do my first giveaway.  Today is my birthday and I've received such an outpouring of love from friends and family that I want to share the wealth.  What better way than a giveaway?!  The giveaway is from today (March 16th) through March 31st.  The winner will have their choice of one (1) prize, choosing between:

*Set of 2 Wool Dryer Balls 
*1 Diaper Cover  (choice of boy or girl/ fleece or PUL )
*1 Bib/Burp Cloth Set  (choice of boy/girl)

The winner will also receive 10% off their next purchase with The Wildflower Patch

The winner will be contacted the first week of April to receive their prize.  So here we go...

Mandatory Entry:
Publicly follow my blog and leave a comment saying you've done so with your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com" so I can email you if you win!  You will receive one (1) entry for this.

Additional Entries:
Refer my blog/store ( to a friend and have them publicly follow me.  Leave a comment here saying you've done so, with your friend's name (so I know who you brought) and your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com".  You will receive two (2) entries for every person you bring.

Buy something from my store ( and receive five (5) entries.  Leave a comment here saying you've done so, along with your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com" and the name of the item you bought.

"Like" my store on Facebook to receive one (1) entry.  Leave a comment saying you've done so and your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com"

Blog about "The Wildflower Patch" and receive two (2) entries!  Leave a comment with the direct link to where the blog post can be found and your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com"

Write a review of an item you've previously bought from me and receive two (2) entries.  Write your review here in a comment, along with your email in the form of "email AT mail DOT com".

Good luck to everyone and I can't wait to hear from all of you!  :)