Saturday, November 7, 2009
1. What was your favorite subject in high school?
english I loved the plays, and writings
2. Do you watch reality shows? Which ones?
yes most all of them except like the reality shows around celebrities lives
3. What's your favorite all time reality show?
top chef or project runway
4. Do you feel "reality" shows are real or are they faked?
well they are exciting and I they seem pretty well so I would say real
5. What did you look like when you were a teenager?
I was alot thinner and a bit prettier I would say
6. Whose advice do you listen to?
my husbands, friends who I respect I used to seek advice from dad and grandma but they are gone now
7. How often are you sick?
try not to get sick much
8. Do you like or dislike change?
dont do good with change
9. How many times in your life have you had a broken heart?
several too many to count
Sweet Shapes is the place to go if you ever need a cookie cutter for a holiday, celebration or just a special occasion. I have shared my thoughts with you about Sweet Shapes before and you can read the previous review here Sweet Shapes offers the perfect cookie cutters for this holiday season from turkeys to snowflakes whatever you need Sweet Shapes can help you. You can purchase Sweet Shapes cookie cutters on their website located at http://cp32.heritagewebdesign.com/~swshapes/cart/
First Prize to be given would be the 5pc Fall Set 5pcs include Squirrel, acorn, apple, oak leaf and maple leaf
Three other winners will each receive a turkey cookie cutter Perfect for Thanksgiving.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
Bummas wipes are 100% cotton woven velour terry cloth that eliminates the use of talcum powder. Bummas wipes are available of variety of colors and sure to fit most nursery themes. Bummas wipes are the perfect hand size measuring 5" x 7" and are durable to last simply throw them in the washer and use again and don't worry Bummas wipes will not pill, shrink, or fade. Bummas wipes can be used over and over and last through months of wear and tear possibly out lasting the time your child is in diapers.
Besides being used to change babies bottom Bummas wipes are great for burp and feeding cloths, perfect for that quick emergency clean up, perfect for those little red runny noses, or for the babies bath. Whatever you need a small soft wash cloth Bummas has the wipe for the job.
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1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (not "all natural")
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 11-oz. package butterscotch morsels
1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
2. Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating to blend. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and butterscotch morsels. Form into a large disk and wrap in plastic. Chill for 2 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 375°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Use hands to form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using a fork, press balls flat, then press again to form a crisscross pattern. Bake cookies until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough
1 onion, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
two 1-pound cans black, pinto, or pink beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup tomato sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 fresh or pickled jalapeño chilies if desired, seeded and chopped (wear rubber gloves)
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander if desired
twelve 7- to 8-inch flour tortillas warmed
1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack (about 6 ounces)
guacamole and tomato salsa as accompaniments
In a large heavy skillet cook the onion and the garlic in the oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, add the beans, and mash about half of them coarse with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the tomato sauce, the cumin, the chilies, and salt and black pepper to taste, simmer the mixture, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it is thickened slightly, and stir in the coriander.
Working with 1 warmed tortilla at a time and keeping the others covered, spread about 3 tablespoons of the filling down the center of each tortilla and roll the tortillas, enclosing the filling but keeping the ends open. Arrange the burritos, seam sides down, in one layer in a baking dish, sprinkle them with the Monterey Jack, and bake them, covered with foil, in the middle of a preheated 350°F. oven for 10 minutes. Serve the burritos with the guacamole and the salsa.
In a bowl mix:
Bugles, horn shaped snacks
Pretzels (that symbolize arms folded in thanks and pray)
Candy corn (see the gratitude tradition further on)
Circle shaped cereal (circle of unity)
Dried fruits (represent fruits available at harvest time)
Seeds or Peanuts (represent planting new crops)
Goldfish Crackers (fish was available and part of the first thanksgiving dinner also is resemble for christian faith)
This snack can be used to teach your child a lesson of thanksgiving to your children as well.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Sleepy Wrap was created in 2003 when a mother was looking for a healthier and more natural alternative to baby strollers. Since holding a little one seems to comfort, provide safety and is the natural thing to do then why would one ever decide to use a stroller with their little one? The problem was that with all the baby carriers on the market which one is the perfect one? You want one that distributes weight evenly on back and shoulders as well as the material needs to be sturdy enough to provide support for the baby. The sleepy wrap provides both of the first needs and also offers a soft material that helps provide comfort to the little one. As with any wonderful product word began to spread and soon the decision was made to make the sleepy wraps available to everyone.
This super cute place card can be found on the website kaboose
you can printable place card holders at About.com as well. Simply print out on cardstock and fold in 1/2.
you and also print off some cute pumpkin place holders at family fun
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup raisins, sweetened dried cranberries, or chopped nuts (optional)
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
COMBINE all ingredients, except pumpkin, in large bowl. Pour into 1-quart resealable plastic bag; seal. Wrap muffin mix and can of pumpkin in fabric; tie with ribbon or twine.
While Browsing the internet for Thanksgiving tips I found some wonderful post on other blogs that I think you all may be interested in as well. This particular recipe was found on Libby's site
what has your little one said? Share it at the Two Little Monkeys
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I believe that early learning and being introduced to books at a young age are great for children. How super cool to be able to introduce your child to reading via a fun friend Eebee. I can tell you that Princess loves her Eebee puppet and the DVD's that we received as well. The DVDs are all about a toddlers life and how great they would be to watch with your preschooler.
Eebee's Adventures are designed to not only entertain you and your child but also to educate your toddler by allowing them to learn through playing. The lessons that can be learned are letters, numbers, colors and shapes
Random Thought Tuesday is a valid meme for me to participate in today. I am trying to recall all my parenting experiences of the past. I have started to care for my two nephews and this is proving to be quite challenging. If you have any tips please share
Beautiful fall weather is what we have been experiencing as of late. I just love to see the beauty in Autumn. The leaves changing the apple season and the memories I have for both.
What are your random thoughts today? Share them at the blog The Un Mom
Coq Au Vin
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (8-ounce) chicken breast halves, skinned
2 (4-ounce) chicken thighs, skinned
2 (4-ounce) chicken drumsticks, skinned
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
3 bacon slices, chopped
1/2 cup pitted dried plums, quartered
2 bay leaves
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
Remove the chicken from marinade, reserving marinade, and pat chicken dry. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken in flour; set aside.
Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add half of chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove chicken from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
Remove onion and carrot from marinade with a slotted spoon, reserving marinade. Add onion and carrot to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in marinade, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add chicken, bacon, dried plums, and bay leaves; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and for 20 minutes or until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaves. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
- special collection place
- computer room
- family tv room
- laundry folding center
- gathering room
- snack storage center
- sleeping center
- coat storage for guest
As I said my room has many functions but the looks of it could use some spiffying up. While we spent allot of money on the kids rooms when we moved in our room is the one that has not been upgraded. All though my room is the room that receives the most attention from all members of the family it is the last to have anything done to it. That is why I all I want for Christmas is my walls painted, new curtains for the windows, some new linens for the bed, a rug to cover the floor and just a bit more to show love to my room. In other words all I want for Christmas is my room made over. You can enter to win a chance to make over your room in the http://www.visionbedding.com/BeddingContest.php sponsored by Vision bedding and Twitter Moms.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tickle Me Plant products are sold as single plants, greenhouse classroom kits, party favors, painting set, as well as the flower power pellets and other items that help your plant grow.The tickle me plant can be grown inside the house year round. Part of which makes them so fun. Even when nothing else is green outside your tickle me plant can grow inside the house. The Tickle Me Plant company wants every child to learn to love growing plants by making the Tickle Me Plant such a great beginner plant. Every Tickle Me Plant comes with a set of science projects to do with the tickle me plant which makes it the perfect plant to learn from. How can you go wrong when the Tickle Me Plant is so great?
Win a tickle me plant perfect for stocking stuffer. Larry from Tickle Me Plant wants you to have a great time and give a little gift of excitement to someone special so he would love to give one of Annies Home readers a plant of their own.
To Enter: You must visit the Tickle Me Plant website and let me know what product you are most interested in.
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Contest starts now and runs through December 2 ,2009. Email must be in comment or on blog
FOR CHOCOLATE BASE
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 package sweetened shredded coconut (7 ounces), 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling
1.For chocolate base: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a slight overhang; butter bottom and sides of foil (not overhang).
2.Place butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; melt in microwave. Add sugar and salt; whisk to combine. Whisk in egg, then cocoa and flour until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pan.
3.Bake just until sides begin to pull away from edges of pan, 10 to 15 minutes (do not overbake). Let cool slightly while preparing coconut topping. Keep oven on for topping.
4.For coconut topping: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with sugar and vanilla. Gently mix in flour and coconut (except 1/2 cup reserved for sprinkling).
5.Drop mounds of mixture over chocolate base; spread and pat in gently and evenly with moistened fingers. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup coconut.
6.Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Lift cake from pan, peel off foil, and cut into 24 bars. Store in an airtight container 3 to 4 days.
The weather in my neck of the woods:
it is a lovely fall day today with all kids playing outside
One of my simple pleasures:
one of my simple pleasures is reading my bible and searching his word there is so much comfort that comes from this
On my bedside table:
my room at this time is a mess and I am rearranging all
On my TV:
On the menu for tonight:
Italian meal tonight cheese sticks, spaghetti, meatballs, garlic toast
On my To Do List:
clean the rest of my house
work in family notebook
New Recipe I tried last week:
fall minestrone soup
In the craft basket:
nothing at this time
Looking forward to:
seeing my children on thanksgiving which is the next time we will all be together
Homemaking Tip for this week:
homemade ice packs.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Favorite photo from last week:
Lesson learned the past few days:
life is always change and to expect the unexpected
On my Prayer List:
my brother as he works through a break up with his wife
my husband as we care for my 2 young nephews
my friend who faces heart surgery
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
I have been reading 1 King
you can share what you are doing at the blog Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
3 cups flour
3 cups salt
3 tablespoons alum
Combine ingredients and slowly add water, a little at a time. Mix well with spoon. As mixture thickens, continue mixing with your hands until it has the feel of clay. If it feels too dry, add more water. If it is too sticky, add equal parts of flour and salt.
1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
2 cups sugar
1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1/3 cup red-hot candies
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon and cloves. To serve, mix 1 cup concentrate and 2 cups water; heat through. Store concentrate in a covered container in the refrigerator. Yield: 18 cups (1-1/2 quarts concentrate
Cinnamon Apple Tea
1/2 cup Apple Juice or Cider
1/2 cup Water
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon, ground (adjust to your own taste)
Place all the ingredients in a "Pyrex" measuring cup and heat in the microwave oven on "high" for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes until the contents just begins to boil. Pour into a coffee to tea cup and serve.
Here are a couple of great recipes I enjoy during the autumn and holiday season. You can liven the event up by placing a Cinnamon stick in each cup or by tying a colorful ( I love to use plaid) ribbon around the handle of a cup. I love to make a batch up and serve directly out of a large punch bowl into decorated punch cups.
Hope you enjoy the recipes I have listed these as part of the TwitterMoms group and to Lenox who makes some of the most beautiful serving and glass ware. There is currently a contest at Twitter Moms title Lenox Drinks of the season.