Saturday, July 21, 2007
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  posted at 7/21/2007 11:52:00 AM  

P.S. - Cutting Childrens Hair

As a hairdresser, I get to cut my kids hair at home. I could not imagine having to lug my kids to the mall or hairdresser to get their hair cut. It just would be not only a big hassel, but would cost me tons of money. Figure at least $12 for a kids hair cut for both my boys, who need their hair cut about every 4-6 weeks, that works up to be a decent amount of money that I could be putting into their bank accounts.

I wrote up an article to help people who may want to cut their kids hair at home, or maybe they already are but want to do a little bit better of a job. The article goes through some steps, and also goes through tools needed and shares some great tools to to the job. To read more visit my article "The Secret tips and tecniques to give a child a hair cut at home".

This has been a sponsored post


  posted at 7/21/2007 10:22:00 AM  

Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Big Yellow House On The Corner
It was a very small town. It was surrounded by much larger towns, but this town was special. Everyone knew this house who drove through this small town.
It was the big yellow house on the corner.
It was the house with two huge pine trees on each corner in the front.
It was the one of the only Mother Daughter houses on Main Street.
It was the house where kids got kissed and tucked in for bed.
It was the house that had the huge spider web up at Halloween.
It was the house that had a whole counter dedicated to candy everyday.
It was the house that had a constant smell of baked goods or home cooking blowing in the wind.
It was the house that had a table full of cookies and cakes.
It was the house that had a Nana on the daughter side.
It was the house shortly and sadly after that the father's parents moved in the daughter side.
It was the house always filled with dinner guests.
It was the house all the neighborhood kids ran to.
It was the house that you can know dinner would be on the table at 5:30.
It was the house where you said a prayer before each meal.
It was the house you sat outside of to watch the annual Memorial Day Parade.
It was the house with the apple tree.
It was the house that 5 children grew into adults.
It was the house where the Holiday time Spook walk was held.
It was the house the whole family and all of our cousins and aunts and uncles crammed into on a regular basis.
It was the house where there was a matching play house out back because a 5 yr old girl requested it.
It was the house 4 boys and 1 girl were always playing games like wiffle ball, or football in.
It was the house where summer time lunches were mac & cheese, hot dogs, sandwiches to die for, and cool aid.
It was the house we would run around in the snow until the yard filled up with foot prints.
It was the house where somehow on a very low salary 2 more rooms and a bathroom were added on so that their daughter could have her own room.
It was the house that had a sun porch filled with toys galore.
It was the house that had sleepovers with friends.
It was the house where kids weren't always blood, but were made to feel like they were.
It was the house in walking distance to the pizza place and ice scream store.
It was the house 2 doors down from the little girl's future husband's house.
It was the house where crafts were a normal requests.
It was the house where birthdays and Christmas were always made special no matter how much the income was.
It was the house filled with so much love that it spilled over through out the whole neighborhood.

It was My House!!!!

It is the house my children get to go visit Nana & Pop Pop.
It is the house where my children's uncle's often hang out.
It is the house we spend many holidays.
It is the house we now get to watch fish in a pond.
It is the house where the smell of home cooking & baked goods blows through the air.
It is the house where I grew up.
It was no longer a Mother daughter house, but one house.
It no longer has the two huge pine trees on each corner in the front.
It is still the big yellow house on the corner.
It still has so much love that it spills over all the way to my house.

For More great childhood home stories, or to submit your own visit Owlhaven.

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  posted at 7/19/2007 03:22:00 PM  

Tasty Thursday

Frozen Fudge-Dipped Strawberry Mudslide

(entire recipe: 175 calories, 1.5g fat, 113mg sodium, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g sugars, 2g protein = 3 Points)

If you loooove chocolate-covered strawberries, you're REALLY gonna dig this frosty cocktail...

1.5 oz. vodka
1 No Sugar Added Fudgsicle pop (the 40-calorie single version)
3 frozen strawberries; slightly thawed
1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup
1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup
2 packets Splenda (or another no-calorie sweetener)
3/4 cup crushed ice
Optional: Fat Free Reddi-wip

Remove fudge pop from the wooden stick and place in blender. Place all other ingredients, including ice, in the blender with 1 oz. of water. Blend on the highest speed until well blended (add a bit more water if you prefer your drink less thick). Pour, and if desired, top with Fat Free Reddi-wip! (Don't forget to add 5 cals for each 2-tbsp. squirt.) Serves 1.

Poolside Cherry Pom-arita

(entire recipe: 105 calories, 0g fat, 45mg sodium, 2.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein = 2 Points)

You don't NEED to be sitting by a pool to sip this fruity cocktail, but it's certainly more fun that way!

1.5 oz. tequila
4 oz. Diet 7UP (or another diet lemon-lime soda)
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 packet Crystal Light On The Go Immunity Cherry Pomegranate drink mix
ice cubes (for serving)

Place tequila, soda and lime juice in a glass. Empty half of the flavor packet into glass, and stir well to combine. Pour over ice and enjoy! Serves 1.

HG Tip: Can't locate Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light? Experiment with your favorite flavor found on supermarket shelves!

These are all taken from Hungry Girl- Newsletter!!!! She is awesome and I recieve free emails regarding all kinds of fun foods from her site. Amazing!!!!

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  posted at 7/19/2007 03:04:00 PM  

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
P.S.- The Best Baby Gate for Baby & Parents!
There are good baby gate's and there are bad baby gates. How do you know if one is going to be good??? That's what goes through my mind when I am at the store staring at the endless selection of safety baby gates. What makes a baby gate a good baby gate???

I have to say that this hands free gate is the best baby gate. I had it with my first. You don't need ANY hands for this gate! It worked wonders if I was holding him, or bringing in grocery's or just carrying things from room to room. You just step on the pedal and can use your knee to push it open.

I say this because this time around when it was time for a gate, I went to the store, they didn't have it, so i bought a different baby gate. I hate it.. It is awful. I need two hands sometimes to open it. If I had the money I would go buy this First Years Hands Free Gate which is the same one I had with my first!!!! I definitely used it to it's full potential!!! It's also toddler proof Which is awesome. There is a certain amount of weight that needs to be applied in order for the gate to unlatch!

This has been a sponsored post to help me buy this gate!! :-)


  posted at 7/18/2007 12:41:00 PM  

My Childhood Home

Mary at Owlhaven is having a Carnival on Friday July 20th and it sounds like so much fun I cant wait to join in!!!! Usually fridays are for Family Fridays, but I think this is so going to be my family friday.

What better way to do something for your family but by share stories or facts about the house you grew up in???? I would love to have it logged somewhere for my children to one day read about. How fun would that be??? Even if you had several houses, pick your favorite one, or the one with most memories. For more information go visit Owlhaven for the details!

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  posted at 7/18/2007 11:35:00 AM  

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Rain
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  posted at 7/18/2007 11:27:00 AM  

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Dog Days Of Summer Bloggy Giveaway!
We all love her for Works for me Wednesday and all of her fun blogginess, Shannon at Rocks in my dryer is hosting a bloggityville carnival of Giveaways. This means anyone with a blog can pick anything to give away, post it up on their blog the week of July 23rd and link up to Mr. Linky on Rocks in my dryer blog page. You must prepare to ship the item to the winner of your individual contests.

Wont this be so much fun??? I think so!!! I am ready to gather some items to give away. I cant wait!! It is going to be an awesome carnival!!!! To read more details about Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway visit rocks in my dryer.

Don't forget to head on over and check it out, and come on back to see what I have to give away :-).


  posted at 7/17/2007 10:07:00 AM  

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