Thursday, April 30, 2009
So, we've been finding things to do around the house to work on this. Molly's favorite is trying to unlock the door with "real keys." She is getting really good at this, and it is definatly giving her something to practice. I am really trying to find other great things for her to work on, and am really excited to order her some lacing beads.
What is your favorite activity for working on fine motor skills?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Over at our house, we are all about fixing things and doing house hold project and repairs ourselves. This saves us a ton of money, and makes you feel great to do it yourself.
The absolutely BEST thing I found is the Fix It Club. It has links on how to repair almost everything!!!! Everything... from fan repair, doorbell repair, doll repair, carpet repair, CD player repair, and hundred of others. Go check it out, I promise it will help you fix something on your own!!!
The way the site works is, every month each restaurant only gives a certain amount of gift cards for this special, and once their gone, that's it until the beginning of the next month. So, at the end of each month, they will give 80% off on the few that are left!!! Take advantage of these great prices, we sure do!
(Make sure to read all the info for each resturant, some have minimum purchases required)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Monday- Bubble pizza
Tuesday- Spaghetti and homemade garlic bread
Wednesday- Walking Tacos
Thursday- Quick and easy Stromboli
Friday- Fiesta Chicken Pasta
Saturday- Papa Murphy's
For more great Menu Plan ideas, visit orgjunkie.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
If you haven't already tried Restaurant.com, you need to check it out. You type in your zip code, and it gives you a list of restaurants with in 5-20 miles from your house that participate. Then you can buy a $25 gift certificate to that restaurant for only $10. This is a great deal! Some of the restaurants even sell $10 gift certificates for only $3. Hope you all get to enjoy a fun dinner out sometime soon.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
definitely the BumGenius 3.0 They are easy, with minimal grossness. My family and friends who know me, know that I gross out easily, so if I can do cloth diapers, anyone can!
The nicest thing about this style, is you can get one size fits all, so you just adjust the snaps as your baby gets bigger. This saves a lot of money, since you don't have to buy different sizes. Also, the Velcro closure around the waist makes a great fit to any waist size. And a little added bonus, they come in great colors.
The only downside I have to this brand compared to some of the others I've tried is, if you need to use any diaper rash cream or such, you have to put a liner down so it doesn't get on the microfiber of the diaper. Also, you have to wash them in completely additive and fragrance free detergent, which can be hard to find in local stores.
But cloth diapering is going great for our family!!! I am a cloth diaper addict! It was a learning experience, but has definitely saved us a ton of money, and is a greener option. Let me know if you have any questions or comments, I am always up for talking about my diapers. :)
If you are interesting in cloth diapering, this is my favorite info site, Pinstripes and Polka Dots.
Also, head over and check out the giveaway at Mom Dot Reviews, they are giving away 3 cloth diapers, from The Cloth Diaper Outlet!! WOW!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday- Taco Soup old favorite
Tuesday- Bowtie Chicken Pasta new one this week
Wednesday- Hot dogs on the grill and baked beans
Thursday-Corn and Pepper Jack Quesadillas new one, on grill
Friday- Out to eat with the family night
Saturday- Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Salad Wrap old summer favorite
For more great menu planning ideas, visit orgjunkie.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
It literally cores, and slices your pineapple in seconds and is easy and clean! It also keeps the pineapple shell intake to use as a fruit bowl. Very nice. You can find them for around $10-$15, and they are definitely worth it.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
My husband did the grocery shopping for this week, since my daughter and I were not feeling good, but I was impressed! He came up with some really good meals, but I have to admit, it was hard giving up that control for the week.
Tuesday- Steaks on the grill w/potato and onion
Thursday- Chicken Alfredo w/Bowtie pasta
Saturday- Chili dogs w/fries.
For more great menu plans, visit orgjunkie.com.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
So, I thought I would show you one of my favorite projects I've made recently. These are the Harry Potter Puppet Pals I made my husband for Christmas. If you haven't seen the Potter Puppet Pals on YouTube, you have to check them out, very funny.
Next week I will be back with a new project, but I hope you like this one, it's one of my favorites. What is your favorite sewing project you've made?
Snape, Snape, Severous Snape, DUMBLEDORE!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Toddler Time Blogs:
ABC and 123 (Great teaching ideas and plans)
No Time For Flashcards (Amazing ideas walked through step by step)
1+1+1=1 TotSchool (links families tot school activities each week)
Websites and Activities:
Ziggity Zoom (has read aloud online books)
Family Fun (an all time favorite)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
For more great menu planning ideas, visit Orgjunkie.com
Sunday, April 5, 2009
If you are planning on going to a game, check out the upcoming promotions list to find out what is going on the night you are there. This Thursday is the Farm Bureau Insurance Fireworks, free Fifth Third Bank fleece baseball hats to the first 1,000 fans, College Night and Altogas Thrifty Thursday (which means you can get 2 hot dogs for $2, as well as pop, beer and pretzels for $2 as well.) We are always excited for a great deal!
If you live in West Michigan, check out the Whitecaps Schedule. Batters up!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Make sure to take a look at her cute picture of the apron as well. I was home alone when I finished making it, so I wasn't able to take a picture of me wearing the apron, these pictures are the best I could do. But this project really only takes an hour and is fun to make. Happy Sewing!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Now, we always rip our dryer sheets in half. It does just as good a job as a full sheet, and you get double your money since you get 2 halves out of every sheet. This is a very easy tip we use everyday to save money.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Instead of using paint, I gave her a little dish of water and some brushes. She had a blast "painting" a cut open brown paper bag. The wet "painted" parts showed up like she had painted them. She loved doing this, and I loved hardly having to clean it up.
We are looking forward to projects using real paint soon. If anyone has a good washable kids paint recommendations, let me know. Thanks!