Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Make & Save Money from Home

After having this idea on my mind for some time I've finally set up a newsletter to help inspire my readers with ideas of how to make & save money from home.  And as a special bonus, since I'm so excited to help as many as possible, when you sign up for the FREE email newsletter you'll get a FREE copy of my ebook with over 70 ideas how to make money and budget as a stay at home mom or housewife!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy (hopefully going into) Labor Day!

In my hopes for this year's labor day to be a hopefully going into labor and delivery of my baby I realized I don't even fully know what the purpose of Labor day is, or how it originated.  So after a little research this is what I found-

Friday, August 29, 2014

Italian Crock Pot Roast

In our Summer of crock pot cooking, aka pregnancy dinners, I've gotten creative with ideas and flavors.  This time was Italian Roast and veggies.  Easy, and my family all liked it so it met the requirements!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade

Last weekend we went to a work party for my husband's school and the host made this amazing drink!  After asking her what was in it, it was so simple I just had to make it myself (or at least my version of it).  Strawberry Lemonade, I honestly don't think I've ever tried it before- but I've been missing out!  We made some at our house a few days later and it's so good it's going to be a regular drink around here I think.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Package opening challenged

ok, so let me say right off the bat- I dearly love my husband and he is one of the smartest and well read people I know.  That being said, we all have our challenges in life and his is well, one that makes me scratch my head.  He is package opening challenged.  You know how most packages are made to be opened a certain way in order to dispense properly, keep something fresh, or just in an easier way? Well, apparently he doesn't get it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guess when my baby will be born & win

Are you good at guessing? Want a easy way to get a $10 Amazon gift card? Then be sure to enter my baby pool!  Guess when my baby will be born and win a $10 Amazon gift card!  Closest guess wins! 1 guess per person please, but feel free to share the pool with any family/friends.  Once you've guessed on the pool comment what your guess was on my pinned facebook post so I can notify you if you win.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jr. High math class movie

In preparing for labor in the next 3 weeks (crossing fingers for asap) my husband and I were talking about a movie he could have ready for a substitute to play for his jr high math class.  The students are 7th and 8th graders so it needs to be something appropriate for that age group, and if we can find one that has anything to do with math that'd be great!  Pregnancy brain perhaps but I'm stumped!!  Anyone have some suggestions?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm too cool to donate

If you haven't heard about the recent ice or bucket of water challenges gaining popularity in the last 6 months you're probably living under a rock.  That or you just don't care to give attention to silly fads.  This one has become one that basically says "I'm too cool to donate to charity so I'll get water dumped on me so everyone can see how cool I am"  Let me sum up the challenge for those who may reside under rocks, or not pay attention to trending and popularity contests. (both are totally okay, count yourself lucky!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pizza Monkey Bread from Pinterest

After seeing this idea on a few Pinterest pins it was one we HAD to try!  It was really easy and we all loved it.  Needless to say if you are a fan of pizza you'll love this pizza monkey bread.  I did change up the recipe a bit (as usual) here's how you make it:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Funny Stickers

The other day I saw this vending machine that had some funny stickers.  They're the logos of popular things, but with some of the words changed.  Silly and maybe a bit juvenile, but creative too.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall in love again with your favorite shows

With Fall comes the new seasons of a lot of your favorite TV shows.  After a suspenseful Summer of waiting your questions will be answered soon! (That is unless you were a fan of the show Lost, in which case a new season just meant new questions)  And if you're wondering about the picture above- this is what watching TV looks like at our house right now.  Our TV lamp has been out for about 6 months, we ordered a new one but it didn't fit so we just need to order another one but it hasn't been a priority, so the kids watch netflix on one of our old smart phones.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whole Chicken in the crockpot

It's the Summer of crockpot cooking!! This time I tried a whole chicken in the crockpot.  It was super easy and delicious!!  There were a few tricks that I found in doing this that I'll keep in mind for next time though-

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baseball 1st Birthday Party

My cousin recently threw a baseball birthday party for her little boy's 1st birthday.  She went all out!  There were a lot of cute ideas she found and adapted, here's some pictures of the party:  For the invite (pictured above) she found some examples online and her husband was able to adapt them to work for their party.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Goodbye Robin Williams

The world will from now on seem a little less funny, a little less light hearted, and a little less full of energy as we say goodbye to an amazing actor- Robin Williams.  Sadly at the age of 63 he succumed to depression and took his own life on Monday 8/11/2014.  Hopefully this tragedy will bring an understanding that even people who seem the most happy and energetic could still be fighting their own battle with depression.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty Movie

About 2,000 years ago there were wars being fought.  Battles between good and evil, battles that left the righteous defending their homes and families.  The title of liberty was written by one of the great generals on his cloak to remind the people what they were fighting for.  "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children" 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Crock Pot Funeral Potatoes

One of my favorite meals (but not the lowest in calories by any means) is funeral potato casserole.  Being that it's Summer and this year I am experimenting with making as many meals in the crockpot as possible this recipe HAD to be tried.  And it worked like a charm!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

V8 rice in the crock pot

Something fun to try is cooking your rice in seasoned water or juices.  It adds so much flavor and is great!  I've cooked rice in chicken stock, or with lime juice and seasonings when we're putting it in burritos, but this time I tried v8 juice.  Let me just tell you it was a hit!!  Even my daughter who's not a big rice fan loved it and wanted more the next day.  Plus, if you do it in the crock pot it's super easy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Math vs Zombies classroom

My husband started teaching middle school math this week so of course we had to have an awesome classroom theme the kids would like.  Playing on the "Plants vs Zombie's" game idea we made a Math vs Zombies classroom!  Here's a few before & after pictures and what we did:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Coming soon, Alien Creeps game app

For the past week or so I've been previewing a new game app on my iphone called Alien Creeps.  It's coming soon, however I couldn't find an exact date yet.  Alien Creeps is a tower defense game and so far I've had a lot of fun playing it.  So here's the rundown-

Monday, August 4, 2014

Into the woods by..... Disney?

Well it's finally happened, one of my favorite play's Into the woods is now being made into a movie by..... Disney.  I have mixed feelings about it.  The original play is a musical and most big actors are not known for their singing voices so hopefully we get lucky.  If you haven't seen the play- you can see a movie version of the play on Netflix.  You'll probably even recognize some of the actors!