The Purple Prize Goes To…

First and foremost we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in Purple Day! 

We truly were touched by all our friends,  family and  the readers here at Gone Bananas who pledged to wear purple on March 26th to help spread Epilepsy Awareness! 

Meg took lots of time going over all the fabulous entries we received until she finally picked a winner.

So without further adieu here’s a video, directed and starred in by our very own Meg, revealing our winner and what they’ll receive!

So Congratulations Seeking My Sanity I will be contacting you soon! 

We’d like to give a special shout out to Cassidy and her peeps at for creating Purple Day and everything they do to promote epilepsy awareness.

As well as a big thank you to my sister-in-law Denise over at RunDMT for hosting a fabulous Purple Picnic for Meg and all the promoting she did to try and get people talking about it!

Oh yeah and the folks at have said they will send a little shout out to our winner on twitter! 

A special thanks to all those who entered:

Rebecca at Two become Four for the purple hair dye

Gary at Him Up North for the beautiful flower

Qwerty Mum for the lovely purple party

@jdugald for turning his avatar purple, the purple socks and picks of his girls

The Rainbow Dogess for her gorgeous pooch who donned purple

Meg’s cousin Allana for the Purplicious picture of their new pooch Lucy

19th May Flower for the gorgeous picture in her purple ZARA shawl




The Passionate Purple Day Giveaway!

This post will be at the top of my blog till March 3oth so please scroll down to see newer posts!

I’m extending my giveaway to March 30th so get those photos submitted!

Epilepsy is a cause near and dear to our heart as our own Meg-a-Moo lives with epilepsy!
 March 26th has become known as Purple Day, a day when we encourage people around the world to wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness!

 “Purple day began with a nine-year-old girl, Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, who with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS) chose the colour purple (lavender) as the international colour for epilepsy, which is awesome as it’s Megs favorite color. The lavender flower is also often associated with solitude, which represents the feeling of isolation many people affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders often feel. Cassidy’s goal is for people with epilepsy everywhere to know they are not alone. To learn more about Cassidy and Global Purple Day Partners EANS and The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKFUS), please click HERE.”

Meg and I were talking about what we could do to create awareness and so we decided to ask our friends and family to wear purple on March 26th and send us pictures so we could create a collage that would remind Meg of the love and support she has all around her.

Well then this idea grew!

We put our heads together and came up with a purple themed competition…

 The Passionate Purple Day Giveaway!

… asking bloggers to take pictures of anything and everything purple and then link them back here!   

The only rule is to be creative! 

  You can take pictures of your family decked out in purple, purple jam, kids painting with purple, flowers, balloons, etc.  The more creative the better!

The competition will run until March 30th, which is when Meg will pick a winner and we will send them a purple prize!

So let’s show people how powerful blogging really is! 

Please join our family and help us spread  Epilepsy Awareness around the world!

Thank You!





Friday Food Fight – Chicken Pot Pie

For dinner one night, while hubby was away, I made a lovely roasted chicken for Meg, mum, her hubby and I! 

 Now usually if I have left overs I’ll make some chicken soup, but with the weather getting warm I wasn’t really in the mood for soup!

So… instead I decided to make a chicken pot pie!  I hadn’t made one in ages, but I have to say for a quick fix it turned out pretty good!

First I made a roux and then added some of the chicken drippings to make a lovely gravy!

Once I’d added a few bits and bobs and the gravy thickened a bit I mixed in some of the left over chicken and vegetables and poured it into a Pyrex dish!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for the topping and then I spotted them…

Pillsbury croissant rolls!!!

Woo Hoo!

So I layered the top of the yummy chicken pot pie mixture with those bad boys and put the whole thing in the oven until it turned a nice golden brown!

The end result was absolutely yummy!

So what are some fab recipes you make with your left overs?

To join our Friday Food Fight, post a picture of your favorite food, meal, snack
or drink.  Of course, we’d love to see you enjoying your tasty treat, but you
don’t have to be in the picture.  Then on Friday, post your drool inducing photo
and link up here.