Friday, February 20, 2009

Brief Hiatus

I am still here. However, I have been struggling to keep up with all the other activities that are going on. My kiddos are keeping me busy, plus my job, classwork, and several other factors. I will be around, but I won't blog much for probably the next couple of weeks or so. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Love Day

IIt is valentine's day. While we do not make this a totally commercial holiday with candy and trappings...we do make a few cards for each other. We also use this day to just make things a little more special. Pink heart pancakes for breakfast. Sugar cookies with sprinkles for later(preview done with some of the younger kiddos yesterday), and do these things together. It is usually a nice, low-key day. I like that!

Tonight, we are trying something new. There is a dinner at our church that the youth put together. Our oldest is now part of that group. So, we are going to dinner at the church, and my child, dressed as Cinderella, is going to serve me! I can't wait for that!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Not today!

I admit, I do not have a Tasty Thursday for today. I guess I get an F on that assignment! I made some really cute & yummy cream puffs yesterday. I should have saved one to show you today...but I forgot to take photos, and they disappeared fast! As for today, I am out of eggs...and I can't bake without eggs :( Plus, I really don't feel like cooking anything else today. After a trip to the store, I am planning a little bit of baking for maybe I can share something then!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This makes me happy...

I love this kid. This was back in 2004 at a social event that obviously included ice cream.

Jedi boy at age 2. He was sleepy, and from the look of his hair...he had been sweating :)

Photo courtesy of Jodi...thanks!

I just needed to post a little something to make me smile.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Triple Coupons

I recently had my first experience with triple coupon sales. Mommy B gave me a quick tutorial, and I was out the door! I actually had a lot of fun searching out stuff to use my coupons on. As I began to shop, I saw a lady I know, and she was doing the same thing. She gave me encouragement all along the way. I was able to get a couple of free items, and several more for really cheap! My better deals included 2 free bottles of mustard, eggo waffles for $.54, pepperidge farm garlic bread loaf $.27 and a toothbrush for $.05. I hope this store will do this promotion more often. As I was checking out, the manager was at the checkouts...and he and the cashier both thanked me for coming in to shop. And it seemed sincere! This is a serious difference from the store I usually shop in, where they act as if you should be pleased they even bothered to let you go through their line, and will barely speak to you. I may have to shop in this place more often.

(for some reason, the end of my post was cut off...sorry for the terrible form!)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tasty Thursday 2-5-09

Homemade Pancakes!

I put MommyB's recipe to the test. You can find it here.
I used store-bought flour :) They turned out perfectly. I cook mine using a scant 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. It makes them manageable for us. I got 12 pancakes total out of her recipe. This definately a do-again. I may never buy boxed mix again!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Onion Dip

I think I am in love with french onion dip. Seriously. I made some yesterday, and I cannot stay away from it. You know the traditional onion soup packet mixed with sour cream...oh, I love it. Could someone please hide the bowl?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Grocery Challenge

I'm jumping on the bandwagon with Mommy B and company to track my grocery spending. Check it out...maybe join in, if you want, and aren't scared to publish your numbers!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Ok, so last week I lost one day. It seems like now I have lost almost a week! There has been nothing major going on, just the same old stuff. I've been trying to get some household tasks worked on, with minimal success. I get started on something, and then I am needed for something else, and my project gets shoved aside. I know, it's the Mom problem! I love my family very, very much. I do think they need to do a little more for themsleves rather than just rely on Mom to do it all. This isn't a new idea, but you'd think it was killing the fam!

It broke my heart this morning to send the Jedi bo off to school with such a rotten attitude. To him these days, school is "so boring!" Except on PE day. I'm told that he is fine once he gets there. These tough mornings are so hard on his mama's heart.

  • It takes just a moment to change your attitude. And, in that quick moment, you can change your entire day!