Saturday, June 20, 2009
This picture was taken of my nephew. He was attempting to get used to his new sandals. He has his drink (or someones) and his toys but still stumbling on his shoes.
U Printing is sponsoring a fun contest where someone could win $250 for the winning summer picture and a 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas print. UPrinting.com is a leading online provider of business cards, color brochures and mailing postcards.
Friday, June 19, 2009
This week has been quite crazy with all the packing, etc... for the upcoming trip.
I did just have a child come in my room and tell me sort of a cool joke
Q what do you call cheese that is not yours?
A nacho cheese (notya cheese) LOL
well if you want to read what others have going on head over to the blog Half-Past Kissin' Time
This weekend will focus on good times with family celebrating June birthdays and fathers day. Sunday we will leave for church camp where focus will be on making it an impression on my childrens life. Please pray that they will find meaning this week as they are so far from home with an emphasis on God
post your focus and read others at the blog Thrifty and Chic mom
What is the largest burden currently weighing you down?
I would not consider it a burden but something that I am working on is getting my children into college
Do you have any family vacations planned this summer? If so, where?
yes leaving sunday for week long church camp in Florida and then first week of July taking off for weekend again. I will also be gone sometime in August so yes we will be super busy and having tons of fun
What is one thing you must do before you go to bed each night?
Pray, pull down the covers and go to sleep
Where is the last place you went?
Greenville Illinois and visited historic Vandalia while we where there found it quite interesting
Recipe for the Week (instead of your recipe for life, what is it just for this week)
We will head to church camp in Florida hope to have lots of fun and make this memorable trip for my children
For more Food 4 Thought go to the blog Beacon of Hope
My dad taught me how to use things when I had nothing else to use and make do with what I had. He never thought of money as a object but as something you had, gave and shared with others when they were in need. He was the man who introduced me to the resale/antique world and taught me what things were truly worth. For these and so many more in my world my dad deserves the most frugal award.
for more frugal friday post visit the blog Life As Mom
- my daughter registered and has all ready to head off to college. Man time flys by and now my third child will start college
2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a great coach
3.Life in a rush is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time.
4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy running their mouths and forget to do their jobs
5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine driving safely and asking for instrucitons.
6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without meat or potato in it.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having all ready to go to camp, tomorrow my plans include visiting with granddaughter, daughter, and son in law with party in store for June birthdays and Sunday, I want to be ready to go to camp!
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In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link here on an Island Life blog.
It is finally the weekend before we head off to Florida for church camp So my question is:
What is the one thing that we should not forget to take with us?
Perhaps you want the Snugfits little tee or onesie to express the little ones personality. This little tee shows exactly the job qualifications of being a baby and it is so super cute.
The creator of these adorable little tees was born into the world of silkscreen advertising. With a grandmother as an artist and a grandfather the owner of a sign shop the talent ran deep. Her father started up a silkscreen business in college to help earn extra money and expanded quickly from there. As this young lady grew the talent grew as well graduating from an esteemed art university and completing great work. It was not until she had her own child and could not find onesies or tees with great art work or messages that she loved. She knew then that there was a need and she could fill that need. Today she creates the Snugfits onesies and tees from the love in her heart. You can also visit her blog at http://www.snugfits.com/blog.html
To purchase your precious little one an adorable artistic onesie or tee with a great message visit the Snugfits website.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
2 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Milk
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond extract
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in. Pour in three 9" pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 or 30 minutes.
Puj not only has created the sweetest little tub for the newest babies but also a wonderful comfortable sling that cradles the tiny baby to their momma. Baby wearing creates a bond between a mommy and baby that will last a lifetime. The puj sling fosters an unbreakable bond by making the security of both the ease and knowledge that the baby is safe and mama is able to carry the baby softly around.
Puj also creates adorable soft shoes for the new babies tiny feet. Available in a variety of sizes and oh so cute.
You can find a spot where puj products are found by following this link http://www.pujbaby.com/stores/
Peru Puppets are a bunch of cuddly critters and a few people that have a goal to restore balance and peace to the world. Ironically, the critters and people are not real but great finger puppets created by those with hearts of gold. The hope is that the little finger puppets known as the Peru Puppets from Lima, Peru to the United States.
Let me tell you a bit about the country named as Peru. Peru is one of Latin America's economic success stories. The minority in the country are the elite allowing the majority of the country to stay poor surviving on approximately $1.25 a day. Enters the wisdom of a nun named Kristine. Sister Kristine has put 2 workshops that employ disadvantaged women in Lima, paying the far more than what they would have made if they were left to fend for their selves. You can read the story of how Sister Kristine has helped these ladies through selling Peruvian Puppets. You can also help by purchasing one of these super cute finger puppets for yourself or for someone you love.
A pair of Peruvian dolls that will introduce your child to a new culture that they may not be aware of.
This is one of the prettiest ones in the Peru Puppets collection. I love the splash of blue and pink mixing together in this pretty mother finger puppet.
Please visit the Peru Puppets website and see what they have to offer you.
- several pairs of shorts
- several tees
- tennis shoes
- suitcase to carry it all in
- money to spend while at camp
- dress pants
- nice shirts for church
- my children
What can you make a list of 13? Want to play along or read more head over to the blog http://happytobeathome.net/13-frugal-and-low-stress-birthday-ideas/
As an attempt to generate interest in conserving and using reusable products rather than trash Kid Konserve are offering Annies Home readers a 25% discount on their food kozys. Simple use the code "Kozy25" when checking out. This code will be good through September 09 so will last through the summer months and then into the beginning of school. Imagine saving the world by cutting down on the trash we create simply by reusing instead of trashing the wrapping on our sandwich
If you are looking for wedding announcments or invitations:
or if you are simply looking for a note to send a great friend:
The WildFlower Studio and the creations of Shell Dransart has what you are looking for.
Buy: You can order these whimsical creative cards directly off of the WildFlower Studios website.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I know our little one has loved her set and now your little one can have a set of their own as well.
Whether it is a 4th of July party invitation that you need to send so that others will know what an exciting time awaits them. or you need a baby announcement to share with all the great news of a new arrival in your life. My Good greetings Cards can help you with these and many more. Just head over to the My Good Greetings Cards website and check it out.
We received these super cute pink ones and oh so fun. Simple slip on flip flops that are ready to go anywhere. When you team them up with the Popits charm you create a masterpiece of your own. We received the silver pom pom charm
When the great flip flops arrived you can guess that they were a prize to all the girls. This time it was not something that the guys were interested in being pink and all but the girls were trying to decide who would receive these great looking flip flops. It was so funny when I announced that I would be the one to wear the great Popits flip flops. Yet, if I ever find a time that I can not find them I have to go look in my teens bedrooms to see which one is holding my Popits flip flops ransom. LOL
Buy: You can design your own Popits flip flops for you or someone you love by going to the Popits website and choosing what color of flip flop you would want and then the Popits charm to go with it. Perhaps while you are there you should check out the cool Popits hats to go along with the terrifically cute flip flops for Popits you will be sporting.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Burpee would love to offer 5 of Annies Home readers a special surprise. No I do not know what it is so please do not ask. After all it is a surprise LOL.
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