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Saturday, January 17, 2009

giveaway: $75 for clothing

Would you love to go shopping on someone elses money? I would and the one I would love to shop for is none other than little Katelynn. She is the apple of my eye. Well right now I can go shopping on a $75 certificate that 5 minute for mom giveaway for childish clothing go there and check it out.

giveaway: tools for sick little ones

I had a friend on facebook just tell me that her child was sick. I remember those days and remember how scared I was and always felt unprepared. Now 5 minute for mom giveaways is holding a giveaway to help you prepare for when your child is sick. Check out this giveaway and enter for your chance to win. There is even a give away for you at the same site a give away for a vaseline basket and target gift card.

valentine swap

I am involved in a valentine day swap over at An Island life where you can also sign up if you wish

What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day? A candle light dinner whether at a restaurant or home
In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? Normally it is a day like any other days there have been a couple of times where I get flowers but in the past one of has had to normally work
If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? caramels I love them or what about taffy
are there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? chocolate is not one of my favorites
If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? I definetly would not eat my way out I would probably holler for help and then slip away in the pool of chocolate

Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bar
1 c butter
3 c graham crumbs
2 can condense milk
4 c chocolate chips
3 c coconut
2 c chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a 9 x 13 pan Melt the butter Sprinkle graham crumbs over top Layer ingredients in order given. Press down all with fork. Bake 25 minutes Cut in bars

Simply Delicious Sunday is a new meme that 3 sides of crazy is hosting. Please visit that site for more delicious recipes

For more Homemaker Mondays head over to 11th heavens homemaking site
For more great recipes also check out Tempt my tummy tuesday at BlessedwithGrace
Also check out Tasty Tuesday at forever wherever for some great tasting tips
for recipes at favorite ingredient friday go to overwhelmed with joy

aloha Friday

An Island Life has a weekly Aloha Friday and I decided to join in on the fun here is what the designer means by Aloha Friday

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.

So here is my question for today:

With all the cold weather some of us have had what is your favorite inside activity to do whild the weather is bad?

For more Aloha Friday questions visit An Island Life

aloha Friday

giveaway: jewlry

What girl doesnt like to look nice or have a great jewlry set? I know I love it and my girls do to. Right now the blog Frugal mommy of 2 girls has a terrifically pretty jewlry from Joan of Z set to giveaway to the lucky reader

giveaway: jewlry

freezer pizza dough

Freezer pizza dough
1 T yeast
1 c warm water
1 t sugar
2 T oil
1 t salt
2 1/2 c flour

Mix water and oil Add yeast , sugar, and salt. Add 2 c flour and mix smooth. Knead enough flour in to make soft dough Knead 8 minutes Place in greased bowl turn to grease Cover Rise 30 min Spread in pan Freeze or top with toppings brush with italian dressing and bake 450 degrees for 12 minutes

Harper is a little new born baby that needs your prayers. She was born with som very serious problems and God is controll of all and her parents realize that. Lets prayer for this couple and for the baby that all will be well.

Dear Heavenly father, we adore you and know that all is in your hands. We know that you know what will happen and we also know where the fear comes from. We know that you are not the fear and we ask that the fear be removed from our hearts. We trust you Lord and know that you will take care of this precious family and that all will be well. Lord please watch over this little miracle that you created. Please watch over the doctors, nurses and all that come in contact with this little life. Lord we also ask that you in wisdom comfort this family as it is a very difficult time as we all know to come before with our needs not knowing what will happen that you do and that you do. Lord we thank you for all that you will do.
In Jesus name

for more of the story you can check out their story here

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays

This song hits home hard sometimes as we know what God has done for us we must always remember to show his love through our actions and teach our children to do the same

Friday, January 16, 2009

giveaway: flat iron

Do you like to look good? One great tool that I like is a flat iron. The blog Momdot is currently giving away a flat iron from Misikko.

giveaway: binkie blanket

Does your little one have a binkie or a blanket that they love? Well let me tell you they have this real cool thing called a binkie blanket and right now a lil window shop is giving it away.

give away : a book that makes your child the star

Do you want your child to grow up knowing she is a star? Well you can help that along by signing up for the Me media kids book giveaway at catch the drift blog.

giveaway: bath time for little one help

Do you love bath time? Does your little one love bathtime? This is a great time for bonding mother and child. There are some easy tools that are available from bellylaf that can make bathtime even funner for both mom and baby. Right now sage and savvy is holding a giveaway for these items and you can win them.

giveaway shopping help

Do you often take your children with you to the stores? Do you have little ones that ride in the shopping cart? Well the ontray could be a great help to you. Mudpies and Mary Janes are holding a giveaway for a ontray.

giveaway: baby products

Soothie Ranch is holding a giveaway for baby products as well as mommy to be. Bug and Pickle products are offering one of Soothie Ranch readers a $50 gift certificate. The prices at this site are really resonable and $50 can be stretched quite a ways. Head over and sign up at the Soothie Ranch.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

giveaway: tooth protection

Do you remember those little pills that the dentist gave us to chew up after we brushed so we could see if we did a good job? The idea was to have our parents check to see if we were good at brushing our teeth. Well now as parents it is our responsibilities as parents to ensure our children take good care of their teeth. One great way is to use the preserve jr toothbrush. Now Go Grahams Go is having a giveaway for a preserve Jr toothbrush that a lucky reader can win.

give away : gift certificate and cuddle cub

Feisty, frugal and fabulous is having a giveaway for a $30 gift certificate so the lucky winner can go shopping at Miss Jenas a shop that has items for both mom and baby. Another great gift for mom or baby would be the cuddle cub that you can also sign up to win.

More giveaways

Frugal mom of 2 girls is having a all week giveaway of etsy items like a Kate and William Design chalk mat or sweet and sassy hair accesories as well as a braclet from city details and a princess bow holder from dreaming giggles design.
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I love this verse for everyone was made to do one function and that is to praise the Lord. My little granddaughter as small as she is was made for one purpose and that was to praise the Lord. Is it not Great that as believers it will be to our pleasure that we will always and forever praise his name.

For more wordfilled Wednsday you can go here

Thankful Thursday

When we sit inside a house when it is freezing outside how can we not be thankful? Thankful that God gave us a roof over our head and that we are able to still find the money to pay the rent. Thankful that we do not have to be outside on such a cold day. Thankful that he takes us down paths where we learn lessons so that when we hear bad weather is coming we are prepared and have plenty of water with no fear of being without. We sit down at our table and eat our supper and again we should be thankful. Thankful that we have a family to sit down with, thankful that we have a table to sit down to and thankful for the food that has been provided for us. Without him we would be nowhere and lost in the world. But because of God we can be thankful that he allready knows what our future days hold and we can be thankful that he is an awesome God that loves us very much.

Budget Friendly Meal Frugal Friday

Mixed Up Buritos
2 lb hamburger
16 oz tomato sauce
1/2 c water
2 t mustard
2/3 c rice

Brown meat Stir in sauce, rice, water, season Stir Boil Simmer 30 minutes Wrap in tortilla

Crumb Cake
2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 c butter
1 t soda
1 egg
1 c milk
chopped apple
brown sugar

Mix flour, brown sugar and butter. Set aside. In second bowl mix soda, egg, milk, Mix Pour into a 9 x 13 Top with chopped apples Sprinkle mixture of brown sugar and cinamon over top Sprinkle the crumbed mix over the op of all of this and pat down. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes

for more frugal friday ideas go to biblical womanhood

morning routine

The blog biblical womanhood challenged us to develop a morning routine and I would like to place mine with the other bloggers who have sent in their morning schedule

5 a.m up and at em
make hubbies coffe
start load laundry
sit down for a bit of time with my Lord

6 a.m wake youngest daughter up to prepare for day
change laundry
start breakfast
read a few blogs

6:30 2 boys up prepare for day
serve breakfast
talk with kids

7:00 oldest daughter up and prepare for day
change laundry

7:30 start chores to be completed for day

this starts my day you can read how others begin their day at Biblical Womanhood

thousand word thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy

This young lady is sporting it well and she will be the birthday girl very soon I can not believe it my little girl will be 18 years old and graduate from highschool. This outfit was bought super frugally because she decided 1 week prior to prom she wanted to go. So we went on a hunt. We got everything for under $75 shoes, dress, jewlry, hair stuff, etc... That was great so this year we will be doing the same sort of thing but a bit earlier.

For more a thousand word Thursday check out chaper than therapy.

give away: Dove

SAHM Reviews is holding a giveaway for 4 bars of dove bath soap and a nice bathrobe. This bathrobe would be real nice about now with the weather so cold could put it on snuggle up on couch with book and cover and relax.

give away: mini baking kit

One of my favorite things to do is to get in the kitchen with my kids. My oldest daughter learned how to cook while she lived at home and perfected a couple of recipes that everyone still request. Well you can get your little ones in the kitchen to and one great way to do that would be to win the giveaway that A Wrestling Addicted Mommy is holding.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

giveaway baby legs

I am a child of the 70s and the 80s and remember leg warmers. Now they have a craze for baby legs that are exactly like that leg warmers for babies. Nice and now you can win a pair of baby legs from Savin Some Blog.

giveaway: support for nighttime and babie carrier

Are you afraid of the dark? Is your child? Was you as a child? well now there is a new tool in the battle of darkness. The twilight sea turtle from Cloud B will help your child win the battle against fear of the dark. Jolly mom is giving a lucky reader the opportunity to win one of their own. A second giveaway that Jolly mom is hosting is for a ERGO baby carrier these look extremly nice and valued over $150.

giveaway for moms

There is a great giveaway giving something to moms that they can use it is clothes. We all need clothes right? Well Catch the Drift is holding a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate layer clothing. Yeah these items look real nice check it out.

giveaway for moms

There is a great giveaway giving something to moms that they can use it is clothes. We all need clothes right? Well Catch the Drift is holding a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate layer clothing. Yeah these items look real nice check it out.

giveaway; zipper pouch

Giveaway going on over at Catch the Drift blog for a Carissa Black zipper pouch/

giveaway baby dipper bowl

Now we all know how hard at time it is to feed our little one just learning to eat. Would it not be nice to have an easier way of doing just that ? Well now there is an easier way with a tool properly called the babby dipper bowl. Currently there is a giveaway going on at Two of a kind building on a full house. In addition they have a boon potty bench that they are holding as a giveaway.

wordles Wednsday Baby its cold outside


you can see more wordless wednsdays at 5 minutes for mom

giveawy music

I love the kidz personalized music. They are so cool they use your childs name inserted in a song and it seems as if they are actually singing to the child. Know one gift my grandbaby will be getting. Enter a giveaway for one at Feisty , frugal and fabulous.

giveaway: Onesie

Redfish Kids have some really cute items and right now Feisty, frugal and fabulous is holding a giveaway for a redfish kids kimono onesie. Feisy , frugal and fabulous is also holding a giveaway for a topless undershirt from Blush

giveaway: vitamins

It has been a long winter here with colds, flu etc.... But now a giveaway comes along that offers vitamins from Northwest natural products calles lil critters and the blog holding the give away is Momma Findings.

giveaway: cookbook

My love of cookbooks must come from my mom. She had shelves full of cookbooks and now I do to. I also have a very picky eater in the family who will not eat alot of meat and another who can not eat alot of meat. Now a giveaway from dk Mommy Spot is holding a giveaway for a meatless cookbook so go there for a chance to win.

giveaway: swaddle blanket

I will always remember when my mother taught me how to swaddle my baby. I had never been around a newborn until my first child was born and I would just throw the blanket around the baby and noticed how the bursery would swaddle or wrap my baby up. Well my mother taught me how to swaddle my little one. Now The Soothie Ranch is having a giveaway for a Solona Baby Wear Swaddle blanket so go over and enter if you need one or know someone who does.

giveaway Zoobie

Have you ever seen a zoobie? Zoobies are really cool, they are a combo of blanke, pillow and stuffed animal. Right now you can enter a giveaway for a zoobie at I never grew up.

giveaway Zoobie

giveaway Zoobie

give aways: shoes

Shoes, Shoes, shoes marvelous shoes dont you love them? I do and I know we need them so why not win them? See Kai Run Shoes are great for kids and have many styles available and right now Latte In the Morning is giving a pair of them away to one very lucky person. Would you like to win a pair of shoes for the little one in your life then head over and check them out.

giveaway onesie or tee

Barely Domestic is holding a giveaway for either a onesie or a tee from Trendy Tadpole. These are super cute and adorable go check them out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Giveaways for everyone

Reminds me of grandma let me tell you these are terrific and Frugal Mom of 2 girls are giving one lucky reader a quilted table runner of their own.
Frugal Mom of 2 girls is also holding a giveaway for an Izzy B design elmo tee or dress as well as a real cut fabric happy birthday banner. I love these.

giveaway: chuck the yuck

My daughter was very sick when she was younger and so we spent alot of time reading. Whenever I heard about teh chuck and yuck books I loved them. Because when you are not feeling good you definatly could use a good read. Go Graham Go is giving 5 lucky readers a set of books. Great hope I win.

give away crayola glow station

Remember the good old days of coloring and now they have even cooler products. I loved my box of crayons and if mom and dad could afford the big box man was I in heaven. Go Grahams go is giving away a real cool set that will encourage your childs imagination while creating the crayola glow station. Cool

giveaway for kids eeze cold med s basket

Has the flu hit your house? It has mine and all but my dh have been sick. I am hoping that he does not get. Momma Finding is having a giveaway of kidseeze meds that can help you feel better if you get sick.

giveaway: Smart E Bear, Sprout Shell and water for mom

Momma findings is holding a giveaway for a Smart E Bear. In my generation they had the teddy ruxfin and the cabbage patch doll. This generation it may well be the Smart E Bear so go over to Momma findings and get your chance to win one. One thing that you may need for your infant is a sprout shell and Momma Findings is having a giveaway for one of those as well. Dont forget mom because Momma Findings is giving a good drink of balance away as well

I won

I have won a set of 3 pair of socks for my grandbaby from a blog that I absolutely love. Great recipes, great information and great giveaway the 3 kids and us blog is worth going to if you are traveling around the blogosphere

Bath time

One of my granddaughters favorite times is bath time. Her momma gives her 2 a day in warm weather and 1 a day when cold but she loves bath time. What could make her bath time better? Well what about minky washes soft washcloths? Well that could work really easily and now A little bliss is having a give away where No Whining Pleez is giving a lucky reader of A little bliss reader a chance to win 2 minky washes.

give away: organic candy

I truely want to try this organic candy to see exactly what it taste like it looks great and sounds great but taste will do it Want to try it enter the giveaway at three different directions

giveaway: loop to loop belt

Do you hate it when you see the boxers of boys hanging out of their jeans? I know I tell the boys that live in this house that will not be tolerated and so they wear a belt if needed or keep their jeans up. What if you son does not like to wear belts? What if it is the buckle that bugs them? You do what the mom who invented loop to loop belt did you invent your child a belt. Now what do you do if you want one of those belts? well you can either buy on eor enter the giveaway over at The Pink Chandelier.


pacifier or not

Does your child take a pacifier or not? I had 6 babies and some took them and some did not. My granddaughter takes a pacifier and has favorite ones too. Feisty Frugal and fabulous is having a giveaway for a 3 pack set of pacifiers. I just thought these would also make a great baby shower gift. So whether you need one or you know someone who does go sign up.

Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous is also holding a giveaway for treeart collectible card. You have to see these pictures.
Games: Playing for Parker

5 Minutes for Mom blogged a story about a little boy who has serious health problems.

Parker’s list of medical challenges seems endless, as do his list of medical bills. (His parents have insurance, but that only covers some of the costs.)
And again Parker is in the hospital.
So often we read about children like Parker and think we wish we could help. But this time we can help in a simple way.
We’ve created a games page where the advertising revenue earned while the games are being played will go to Parker. It’s not much… but every penny counts, right?
If you can post this button on your blog and spread the word, we can all show Parker some love.

Monday, January 12, 2009

few new recipes to help make a happy home

Making a happy home involved making a menu, shopping, and straightning the pantry and the freezer to put up the groceries. This involved buying 2 weeks worth of groceries and spicing up the family meal plan.

I needed to spice the meals in my home up a bit. Meal time is always great here but sometimes we get in ruts and need to spice it up so here is what I found

Truckstop Biscut and Gravy
2 can fridge biscuts
lb hamburger
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t garlic
5 c milk
1/2 c flour
2 cream cheese

Bake biscuts Brown meat add spices Mix milk and flour Shake Pour milk into skillet Add cheese Cook Stir often til thickened and cheese melts Spoon over biscuts

All American Cheeseburgers
lb hamburger brown drain
3 T catsup
2 t mustard
2 c velvetta
10 buns

Place hamburger in crockpot add next 2 Mix Top with cubed cheese Cover Cook Low 4 hours Mix Spoon on buns

Food always helps to make happy family and home. I am also looking for any great recipes to try. My family seems to enjoy new recipes.

to find more ideas on making a happy home you can visit As for me and my house
more homemaker monday tips can be found at 11th Heaven's Homemaker Haven
Talk about teusday tips can be found at the lazy organizer so go there to check out more tips on how to be more organized
Tempt my tummy Tuesdays at BlessedwithGrace has lots of great recipes and ideas
Kitchen Tip Tuesday at Tammys Recipes is a great place to visit for more ideas
Make something Monday at Go Graham Go

busy day

My creativity came from what I love to do it came from taking care of my family and their need of eating.Today was one of my busiest days. I had to quickly create a menu 3 days prior to the regular day of shopping because we are expecting bad weather this week and I wanted to get the shopping done. So I created a 2 week shopping plan went shopping cleaned my freezer out that had not been cleaned out before christmas because of cookie dough that ds sold and has now been delivered. So we rearranged that I wish I had a camera to show pics. This was my day then straigtned my daughters room So today was a busy day.

Monday Menu

I love to plan menus and look for new and a bit different recipes but today I found myself unprepared with no menu, no shopping list and no real plan as to what I was going to do. i quickly checked the shoppers and found the sales, built from there and some old recipes I was wanting to make and a couple I wanted to try. Here is what I came up with:

B sausage and eggs
L lunchmeat
S ham and bean supper will also fixed grilled ham slices, cornbread and m & m cookies

B eggs and toast
L lunchmeat
S chicken sandwich, potatoes and no bake cookies

B sausage sandwich
L lunchmeat
S hotdog chips jello

B eggs
L soup
S easy lasagna, garlic toast, salad, twinkies

B sausage sandwich
L soup
S eat out family night

B truck stop biscut and gravy
L chicken patties
S cheddar sausage bites, potatos, hostess

B church
L pepperoni bites
S chicken pot pie, salad, cake with icing

monday musings

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
by Albert Camus

I love winter but the coldness often bites like a fierce dog. I feel warm and keep active when I think about the upcoming spring and summer

For other monday musings you can visit Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

giveaway: tutu

I love the tutus that are out there for little girls and Frugal mommy of 2 girls is having a giveaway for Hannas Tutus

giveaway: little miss match socks

Yes i know I hate matching socks oh man I put it off forever. i mated socks for over and hour for the whole family today and now have gigantic basket of socks. But now I also found a place to win some free socks from little miss match at The Not So Blog.

giveasway $40 cert to Good for kids, glomate,

I love all the stuff they have out right now for the children in our lives. I also love anyone who is willing to help me get money for the little ones in my life. Now I can have both Mudpies and Mary Janes is holding a giveaway where one of thier readers will win a $40 gift certificate to Good for Kids for the winner to choice. I love it and so will you and another giveaway they are holding that you will love is for the glomate night light this thing is too precious,

giveaway great skin products and a tutu for the little one

With winter here dry skin is something that I deal with daily. My skin seems to love lotion and soaks it up constantly. I love it. Now there is a giveaway for Good for you Girls natural skin products going on over at Catch the Drift. Want something for the little one in your life as well? Well what about a custom made tutu from Tiaras Boutique? THese are so cute you have to sign up to win one for the little one you love

giveaway: scentsy plugin

I love great smells but sometimes that is not always in the air that is why I love scentsy Now you can win a scentsy plug in from Catch the Drift all you have to do is go to the blog and enter the giveaway.

giveaway peachblock jewlry

Etsy peachblock jewlry is being held as a giveaway at glitterful felt stories. So go there to enter for your chance to win one of these great prizes:

chocolate vanilla ice cream scoop hair pin
choco-dipped strawberry waffle hair pin
child-sized rainbow bracelet
candy apple necklace
pink and red cake ring
chocolate vanilla ice cream scoop ring
fruitsy heart charm necklace
strawberry cupcake cellphone charm
pair of chocolate hair clips

giveaway: Asha handbag

Did you eat a great meal today? What about eating at all? Well many people did not get that same chance to eat. Asha is trying to help those in the world who can not feed themselves. Seeryus is having a giveaway for a handbag from Asha that will support services like feeding the worlds poor Check it out.