Saturday, June 9, 2007
My new blog signature!!!! I created it myself and I really am excited because I've never done anything like this before!!! enjoy!


  posted at 6/09/2007 11:54:00 AM  

Friday, June 8, 2007
Family Fridays

Unfortunately I am unable to join in on family fridays this week as my 9 month old little boy has a fever that is way higher than any higher fever he's had before. He has been quite sick this past 9 months, between colds and virus's and having to be on breathing treatments. I dont know yet why he has this fever as I dont see a cold or anything, but we will be calling the dr. soon to see what they want me to do.

Later I promise to come check them all out!!!!

Come join me in Family Fridays.. Write about something You and your family have done together over the past week or plan on doing, whether it be watching a family friendly movie, a fabulous family recipe, a fun family recipe your child(ren) helped with, a fantastic family game, products your family thinks are far out, or just simply taking a family trip out and about. Whatever it may be we would love to hear about it!

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  posted at 6/08/2007 09:48:00 AM  

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Personal "quirky" Policies Meme....
I have been tagged for this meme by Laura at My Quotidian Mysteries to list some personal policies... Should be interesting coming up with these... Hmmmm...

1. I do not follow a strict schedule. I do however wind up falling into them, but I do not force myself or kids to have a strict schedule. It can always change, we can go to the park during naptime, or change up their lunchtime or dinnertime. Bed time too, although i try my best to put them to bed when they are tired which usually is around the same time at night.

2. I too shower at night. I feel like I have to climb into bed clean.

3. My floor has to be vacuumed all the time. I believe a clean floor makes the house look cleaner.
* Now it helps that it has to be anyway because Cory puts EVERYTHING in his mouth.. Recently he's been eating drywall. Hahaha..

4. I will NOT listen to kids music in the car unless we are on a long road trip. Call me crazy but I am driving.. Not them!!!

5. I can not read a book unless I have complete silence and alone time. When I get into a book I want to be IN the book!

6. When I bring the mail in it has to be sorted right then and there.. I can not stand having a pile of mail.

7. My kids hair has to be clean cut at all times & their fingernails always have to be short short. I dont know why I have this quirk, I try to let it go, It doesnt bother me at all when other kids are not this way, but I just have to have them clean cut. I really didnt want to cut my babies hair until he was 1, but I couldnt help myself. Is this strange or what???

8. Last but not least. (My husband pointed this out to me) That every time I write Maybe I write it Mabey even though if you ask me how to spell it I spell it write every time. I guess I just think it looks better written the way I write it.

How's that for some quirky Personal Policies. :-)

I tag....
The Pumkin Patch
Military Mommy
Lorie's stitch in time
Love, life, family and then some..


  posted at 6/06/2007 11:09:00 AM  

Family Fridays - Kids Water Table
This has been edited for this week's edition of Works For me Wednesday Hosted by Rocks in My dryer... As this has been a summer life savor for me and I did already share it, yet it is so much fun and so wonderful for the kids in the smallest of back yards that I had to repost it for this "Mom I'm Bored" Edition!!!! Enjoy!!!

This simple table is so worth the money I spent on it. On a hot day when you just want the kids to get a little wet and they want to play you fill the sides up with water. I dont particularly use sand because i dont want the mess in both sides, but it works wonders when both are filled with water. that combined with a fishing game, some cups and scoops, squirters kids can have a blast and be entertained for quite a long time. I meant to invest in one previous years but never got around to it. This year with a little one i figured this would entertain him and he can get wet on a hot spring or summer day. Well it worked, he loves standing up next to it and splashing (of coarse with mommy's help).

If you want a way for your kids to splash around without it taking up a lot of space or using costly amounts of water, you definately should invest in one of these. They come in all different sizes, and themes. However this is the one i liked the best for a fraction of the price of the others. I got my I-Play Sand and Water table at Amazon.

Come join me in Family Fridays.. Write about something You and your family have done together over the past week or plan on doing, whether it be watching a family friendly movie, a fabulous family recipe, a fun family recipe your child(ren) helped with, a fantastic family game, products your family thinks are far out, or just simply taking a family trip out and about. Whatever it may be we would love to hear about it!

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  posted at 6/06/2007 10:49:00 AM  

Wordless Wednesday.......

Uh Oh I got found out!!!!

In case you cant see what that is it's a nute.. Yuck!!! but he loves him.... so he is saying in the picture.

For more wordless wednesday visit 5 minutes for mom or the Original Wordless Wednesday.

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  posted at 6/06/2007 09:27:00 AM  

Recipe Swap..... Taco Bake 5 pts.

This casserole is so yummy. I however make it without the beans, and the portion size is actually quite large, I definately could not eat anymore than the portion size and it is again so yummy!!!!! and fast!!!!

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Serves - 8
Pts. - 5


1 lb. very lean 96% ground beef or 12 oz. Boca crumbles
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red or green pepper
1 8 oz. package Reduced Fat crescent rolls
1 can pinto beans with or without jalapenos, drained
1 packet taco seasoning
2 - 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1 cup fat free cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375.

Brown beef, onion and pepper, drain.

Spray 9" X 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Unroll crescent rolls (they will fit right inside pan). Pinch together to make crust. Bake for 6 minutes.

Add tomato sauce, beans and taco seasoning to beef; mix thoroughly. Top crust with meat mixture and bake an additional 10 minutes. Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Made with Beef - 268 Cal., 7 g. fat, 3.5 g. fiber
Made with Boca - 249 Cal., 5.3 g. fat, 5.8 g. fiber

Thanks to Tales from the Scales for hosting this low fat tried and true recipe swap... Go check it out!!!

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  posted at 6/06/2007 09:10:00 AM  

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
May Day Weight Loss Challenge - Week 4

So I did very good last week.. I went for walks with the boys, I worked out!! I drank a ton of water, I ate right and stayed within my points and I lost 3 lbs by the end of the week.

We then went on a getaway weekend, where I still stayed within my points for the most part, I did snack a little more, got some exercise, but I dont think I clocked in enough water. Anyway I am not making excuses, but one of those pounds came back.. But that is ok.. because that means I am still down 2 lbs... Which I am very happy about.. Anyway back on track and ready to loose some more lbs!!!!!!

For more information or to join in on the challenge go visit Tales from the Scales....

*** TIP: Do not reward your weight loss with food.. Reward yourself with something else, but if you set up rewards it helps work harder towards that goal.

Set up a manicure, pedicure for yourself for when you reach a milestone like 5 or 10 lbs. Go buy yourself a new shirt, or something you really wanted, but avoid the empty calories!!!!


  posted at 6/05/2007 09:25:00 AM  

Monday, June 4, 2007
Another one to go check out!!!!
I do not link up to all of these contests just to try to win them, they do not require me to, but I am finding new and wonderful Blog sites all the time and one way they attract many newcomers is through contests and give aways. I just found Nan at Life is like a Lunchbox and first of all she is having this awesome contest with these very very cute apron's!~ Second I skimmed her Blog and she is awesome!!!! I am definately going to add her to my google reader and to my page!!!!

The apron's she is giving away is from Layla Grayce
who has wonderful designer furniture, fabric, things for the home and kid stuff. I love these pitchers they have, and the children's bedding!!!!

Anyway I wanted to share because you need to go check out this contest as the Apron's are adorable!!!!


  posted at 6/04/2007 08:48:00 PM  

Pink Contest!!!! Check it out!!!

The Ladies at Pinks & Blues are having yet another great contest!!!!!! They are offering this Dooney & Bourke bag & other pink gifts. I love these girls for having so many fun contests, but what i love more is this cute bag!!!! Go on over and check out the Ladies at Pinks & Blues for more details!!!

This graphic is the actual graphic they have posted with the above mentioned gifts!!! Look How Cute!!!


  posted at 6/04/2007 08:06:00 PM  

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