Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I love waking up to the smiley face of this baby. Today I entered this photo at the I Heart Faces photo site!
Click HERE to see all of this week's entries! My entry is #49.
My cute little 3 month old baby boy just loves to be held. Every night around 5 or 6pm he is fussy and it's hard for me to make dinner. I figured a baby sling would be a great way to keep him happy while being able to move around the house.
The REVIEW: The product isn't too bad. It is very basic. It is actually just a thick piece of fabric sewed together. Baby-Mo even fell asleep once in it! SCORE! On the negative side, my shoulder hurt for the rest of the night from the weight of the baby.
The GOOD: The product is made well and I'm not worried about it ripping apart. They are also made out of stylish material and look cute.
The BAD: Not very comfortable for long term use. Also, It takes a while to get the baby situated correctly. And, if the baby is angry, I've learned it is impossible to get him in the sling correctly. And it just made Baby-Mo even more angry. That is NOT a good thing.
Overall, I think it's a good buy. I think Baby-Mo will do well with it once he is old enough to sit and can just hang on my hip a bit.
Do you have a favorite baby sling? Have you tried Seven Slings? Post below with your comments please!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Did you all see that great Valentine's Day Wreath that I made?
You know, the one you voted on and picked out for me?
No? You didn't see that wreath?
Ummm ya. That's because it never got made.
Mo Momma had to go out of town for work for a week and the first two weeks of February just flew by!
I promise to make it up to you!
How does a step by step QUILT tutorial sound?
One quilt coming up.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
But, what's a girl to do when she doesn't OWN any alcohol to cook with! That is the problem my dear friends!
I found THIS website today that lists Alcohol Cooking Substitutions.
I used this website tonight as my recipe called for Brandy. A quick substitution of Apple Juice did the trick.
Fantastic!!! Be sure to check it out!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Here's what we got!
4 12 packs Pepsi
12 Sobe Drinks
2 Fry's Tortilla Chips
1 Lays BBQ Chips
1 Lays Potato Chips
2 bags Purina One Cat food
3 Hunts Tomato Sauce
1 Reynold's Wrap
8 Roma tomato
1 Package Baby Carrots
3 Steamfresh Veggies
1 Bag Frozen peas
1 Frozen pkg Spinach
1 Pie Crust
1 Bag Ore Ida Hashbrowns
2 Kraft Cheese singles
1 Feta Cheese
1 Always Pads
1 Always Tampons (I'm not too proud to share that with you!)
1 Sauve body wash
2 Wheat Thins
1 lb ground beef
1 All Detergent
2 Uncle Bens Rice
2 Sunny Delight
2 Apple Juices
Spent: $55.81 / Saved $114.38 / That's .96 cents an item!
And here's how to do it:
First step- Let someone else do the work for you! One of my favorite blogs that matches Fry's deals each week is Saving Cents with Sense.
Second step- Make a list of the deals YOU want. Only go after the stuff you need and will use.
Third- Clip coupons for the items that are on sale that week. Remember, items go on sale about every 3 months, so stock up for a while until the item goes on sale again.
Fourth (IMPORTANT) -Get your competitor coupons ready! This week I used Fresh and Easy's $10 off $50 - find it HERE: http://www.freshandeasy.com/Content/pdfs/coupons/fne10off50coupon_02012011.pdf
So, here are the items I went after this week at Fry's. This list is via Saving Cents with Sense. Click HERE
Fresh Roma Tomatoes $1 lb
Fresh Cilantro $.50
Kroger Mini Carrots, 1 lb bag, $1.00
Sunny D $1.00 -$0.25/1 Sunny D Product, exp. 4-30-11 (SS 01/16/11) =FREE after coupon
Lay’s or Kettle Chips $1.77
Dove Deodorant $2.00 -$2/1 Dove Deodorant or Body Mist, exp. 2-27-11 (RP 01/30/11) =FREE after coupon
Game Day Greats: Buy 10, save $5: Mix or Match
*prices assume 10 items in a transaction
Rotel Tomatoes $.49 -$.30/1 coupon in (1/23 SS) = as low as FREE after coupon
=FREE after coupon
Uncle Bens Rice $.99 -$1/1 coupon in (1/9 RP) =FREE after coupon
Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce (10.5-14.5 oz.), $0.49 $0.45/3 Hunts Canned Tomatoes, exp. 3-13-11 (SS 01/23/11) =as low as $.16 each after coupon
Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W Vegetables $1.49 -$0.50/2 Birds Eye Vegetables, exp. 1-31-11 (SS 12/12/10) -$.35/1 coupon in (12/12 SS) -$1/3 coupon in (1/23 SS) =as low as $.49 after coupon
Kraft Singles $1.49 -$1/1 Kraft 2% Singles =$.49 after coupon
French’s Yellow Mustard, Spicy Brown or Honey Mustard $1.49 =$.49 after coupon
Sobe Juice or Lifewater $.49
Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers $.99
Reynolds Aluminum Foil $2.49 -$.55/1 coupon in (12/5 SS) =$1.49 after coupon
All Laundry Detergent (32-63 oz.) $2.99 $1/1 All Laundry Detergent, exp. 2-27-11 (SS 01/16/11) =$1.99 after coupon
Always Pads or Tampax $2.99 -$1/1 Select Always Products, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10) -$1/1 Tampax Product, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10) =$1.99 after coupon
Ground Beef Stroganoff!
This recipe comes from the cookbook: Slow Food Fast, by Bob Warden.
You can purchase it online here:
Bob Warden's Slow Food Fast
I can't say enough good things about this cookbook! It's amazing and the recipes are easy too!
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
2 celery stalks chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon beef base mixed into 1/2 cup water (or 1/2 cup beef broth)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 cups sour cream
salt & pepper to taste
egg noodles, cooked separately
1. Heat butter in the pressure cooker on the brown setting until it sizzles. Add ground beef. (If your pressure cooker doesn't have this setting, just Brown the meat on the stove top)
2. Once beef is browned, try to drain the fat from the pot. Then add onion and celery. (Note- I substituted onion powder in this step so my 4 year old would eat it since he doesn't like onion)
3. Stir for 2 minutes until onion and celery soften
4. Add remaining ingredients except for sour cream and egg noodles.
5. Lock pressure cooker, set to high and cook for 6 minutes. (During this step, boil water and cook egg noodles on stove top)
6. Let the pressure cooker release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release for any remaining pressure. Stir in Sour Cream, salt and pepper and serve immediately over egg noodles.
This photo does not do it justice - it was really good!
Served over egg noodles:
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
It is called thredUP
The "seller" also included a cute set of lego blocks for free. KID-Mo just loved the box of clothes and the extra toy for him. Everything was in perfect condition. I plan to get the suit dry-cleaned of course, but I'm super excited by my new finds!
You can search their website by size and gender or by specific item if there is something you are looking for. They also send you a set of USPS shipping boxes for the clothing that you post. When it is time ship the items you put them in the free box they sent, print out the shipping label and wait for the post man to come pick it up. (remember- the person who picks the box, pays for the shipping- no cost to you!) It is easy!
So, I'm going to send you to MY ThredUP site as a referral HERE. Go on, check it out! I promise you will love it!
PS- Let me know what you think! Leave a comment below
I thought I'd share with you a new Kid-Friendly dinner that we had this week.
Break out your favorite sandwich maker.
Then, mix up a package of cornbread mix. Our favorite is Marie Calendar's.
Pour the cornbread mix into the sandwich maker, drop half of a hot dog inside, and bake for 10 minutes.
THE FEEDBACK: 10 out of 10
Kid-Mo was especially pleased with this meal. He devoured it - leaving tiny cornbread crumbs everywhere on the table and floor. This meant that Dog-Mo also had a yummy snack later that night as she helped clean up his mess.