Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I know I have a million old receiving blankets that I don't have a use for, and never enough kid wash clothes, so this project worked great for me.
If you've never been to this site before (repurposeful), it is a great frugal site on how to repurpose items you already own.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday- Fiesta Chicken Pasta
Tuesday- Bubble pizza and salad
Wednesday- Make you own Taco Night
Thursday- Quick-Fix Beef Burrito Skillet (One of our fav's)
Friday- Steaks with A1 Marinade
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today I'm going to spotlight Mom to Mom sales. They have had them in other areas of the country and in the Detroit area for awhile. So last year, I was so excited to hear that they were starting in West Michigan.
The West Michigan Mom's Sale is now 4 times a year at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids. It is amazing, over 200 tables are selling used children's clothing, toys, shoes, cribs, everything related to kids. It is only $3 to get in, and you can definitely get some amazing deals!
The next sale is going to be Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 9AM-1PM.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This week's meals are a bit more easy to prepare. We have a busy week, so I have a meal that I've already made and frozen, and a crockpot meal. Hope you enjoy!
Monday- A1 Quick Seasoned Steak
Tuesday- Taco Soup (from freezer)
Wednesday- Crockpot Lasagna
Thursday- Chicken Burritos
Friday- Free Papa Murphy's Pizza
For more great Menu Plan ideas, visit orgjunkie
Sunday, March 22, 2009
For this week's Sunday's Spotlight, I want to highlight free activities. Recently we took an overnight family trip to Chicago for EXTREMELY cheap!
I've learned that certain days of the year, many of their best museums and attractions have free days! We went to the Shedd Aquarium absolutely free, as well as the Adler Planetarium for free! The picture above is Molly and Randal walking around the Adler Planetarium. The Art Museum as well as the Field Museum also have free days. Taking advantage of these can save a lot of money!
We really enjoyed the Shedd Aquariums Tot Tuesday activities.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I found this really cute 10-minute headband project at Blue Bird Studio's blog, with a great tutorial on how to make it. I tried it, and loved how easy it was, and how nice it turned out. Sorry, the pictures aren't great, Molly was not in the mood to be my model today.
I made mine a bit shorter since Molly is so young, and used a fat quarter for fabric. You can easily get four headbands out of one fat quarter! (You can buy fat quarters for under $2, so this project can be around only .50 cents a headband!)
Hope you like this one. Remember, I have made everything that I post so if you have any questions, feel free to ask or comment, and I'll help if I can. Have fun!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
One of my favorite things to check out on other blogs, is their "Wordless Wednesday's" where they post a great picture. So I've decided to change Wednesday to "Wordless Wednesday." This way, I'll get to show off some of my favorite pictures!
For more great "Wordless Wednesday" pictures, check out 5 Minutes For Mom.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My favorite tip is for gift giving. I always try to give a gift in a gift. This eliminates wrapping paper and also saves money because the wrapping is part of the gift! This can also be made really cute.
Some of my best wrapping ideas:
-Put outdoor and gardening supplies in a flower pot
-Baby gifts in a toy bin or baby bathtub
-Wrap boxes in cute blankets or scarfs
-Tools in a toolbox
-Camping supplies in a backpack
-Beach bag with summer gift
-Kid toys in a beach bucket
For more great ideas on alternatives to wrapping paper visit, Planet Green's website.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This week I decided to try to sew this super easy bandana dress I found on Trey and Lucy's blog. It gives a great tutorial and makes this a no fail project. I thought that it would be really cute as a swim suit cover up this summer!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
We are really starting to introduce Molly to letters, and I was looking everywhere for nice, big, printable letter to hang in her playroom. The nicest ones I found were from Wondertime. They are very clear, and have a picture to go along with them. They also have just enough color, and don't take up much ink to print. I love them, if you need letters, you should check them out at their website!
To Protect them and make them interchangeable, I also hung them in clear plastic sleeves!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday- Taco Soup, served with tortilla chips
Tuesday- Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta w/ Feta
Wednesday- Turkey Burgers on the Grill, served with fries
Thursday- Spaghetti and homemade garlic bread and salad
Friday- Eat out night, Papa Murphy's
For more recipes and meal plans, go to Org Junkie.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This week I am spotlighting the Blue Man Group National Children’s Exhibit Tour at The Grand Rapids Children's Museum from February 21, 2009 – May 31, 2009. We went there this past week and loved all the different sound and music hands on activities for all ages as well as all the other great stuff The Grand Rapids Children's Museum has to offer. What a great place for learning and having fun. If you get a chance you should definitely try to make it before this exhibit is gone, it was awesome!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Just so you know what to except, I've set up a theme for each day:
-Weight Watchers Wednesday
-Toddler Time Thurday
-Sew Something Saturday
I hope you enjoy my blog with me!