Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Valentine Cards

We did it!! I found this idea on Pinterest and we accomplished them. I love them and the kids do too. It was easy to do. Take a picture of your kid, load it to your computer. I search google for a website for adding text to a picture since I don't have photoshop. There I put the wording on the pictures. I uploaded the images to Costco. Keelin I picked a border and Bryson's I just printed. Once I got them I took a razor blade no not a shower razor but one for a utility knife and made slits where the suckers went. When making the slits I put the picture on a cutting board. Once the skits are in put the sucker in the slits and you are done.

If your school is like mine they don't want names on the cards. It usually takes too longer for the kids to pass them out. Plus if you kid is in preschool you have to do all the work so make it easy on yourself!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

E-Mealz: Make meal planning easy

I <3 Emealz

I have posted before about E-mealz but now that I have been using it - I really love it.  They have a huge variety of plans to choose from and I have liked them all that I have tried.

You can choose from portion control, whole foods, store specific, family of 4, family of 2...It also gives you a shopping list too.  You can visit and even download some samples.  If you choose a store specific plan it will even give you the total cost.

Click here and sign up - just try it and see what it does for you!

E-MEALZ Easy Meals for Busy and Frugal Families


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Plans

On Monday afternoon I tore a ligament in my left ankle stepping off our back porch.  So with that I am in a cast and sitting on the couch all day and I have time to blog now!

Here is are my plans for Valetine's Day!

Decorations- http://pinterest.com/pin/146015212888351303/
I will also be doing some Valentine's day crafts too but haven't nailed those down yet!



  • Spaghetti with Bread
  • Strawberries with white chocolate with pink sprinkles (these ones I made on 4th of July and they were so delicious)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine Mailboxes

I have my mailbox now I am ready to make!  I will post my picture when I get done with mine!!!!

Check this out from a great blog - http://andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com/2011/02/emily-did-something-crafty-holla.html

Date with Mom and Dad Coupons

Are you looking for a fun gift to give your kids?  Kids love to spend one on one time with their parents so why not give a gift that will do that.  I found that our kids would rather create a memory than just get a present.  My kids seem to be very social and would rather sit and talk with us than play with their toys.

While on Pinterest I came across this great idea and I can't wait to do it with my own kids.

Check it out!
You can download and print the coupons!!!

Prayer Pail

I came across this idea on Pinterest and I loved it.  I thought it was simple and great way to pray for other people in our lives.

Here is what you need:
  • A small pail (I found mine in the dollar section at Target)
  • Sticker letters
  • Various ribbon
  • Large popsicle sticks
  • Marker
1.  Place the sticker letters on the pail - we call ours "Prayer Pail"
2.  Tie ribbons around the handle of the pail
3. Write names or whatever you would like to include in your prayer time.  We includes family names, friends names, school, church, government...
4.  Place them in the prayer pail - we will add more as we go.

Make it cute too so you want to have it in your dining room!!!!

Now it's time to pray.  We work ours out at dinner time.  My intention was to prayer for one stick per night but the kids changed it up and we each pray for a stick each night at dinner time.  It has become a highlight of dinner together.  The greatest plus out of the whole prayer pail is that the kids are learning to pray and pray for others.  It is priceless!!!

Here is the link from where I got the idea:
I didn't like the way the paper looked so I did the letter on the pail.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012