Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Candy Showdown!

My Favorite magazine, Real Simple, emailed me a link to this fun interactive article called Which Halloween Candy Is Healthier?

I just picked up 3 bags of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kat that were "Buy Two Get One Free". Now, I am in my house thinking about grabbing one of these all morning long. I need to go ahead and sort these out for my kid's school Halloween parties so that I don't eat a whole bag myself!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's For Dinner?

My own recipe that I took all of the parts of different chili recipes my DH likes and combined it into one!

David’s Favorite Chili

1lb ground beef
½ cup onion
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can pork and beans, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
½ tsp salt
½ cup spaghetti sauce
Squirt of ketchup
½ tsp hot sauce

Saute onion and brown ground beef in large pan. Add other ingredients and cook slowly for 1 hr.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Giveaways!

To celebrate fall (because the sweet mama whi is doing this loves this season), Baby Dickey’s Giveaways is hosting a Fall event! Get ready for some great product reviews and giveaways to get you and your baby ready for the new season (and everything that comes with it)!

Click here or the link on the right hand bar on my blog page, to enter all her fun giveaways!!!

Christmas and Fall Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

The kind mama at Baby Dickey's giveaways is giving away one Peace, Love, and Diapers cloth diaper, valued at $16.95. Go and enter here, and let me know if you win. Fun stuff!

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Long Overdue Update

We are having a busy summer and life seems to go faster than I have an ability to keep up with, but I wanted to do a few updates. This past school year was our first year not homeschooling, and it is working for us. The kids are growing so fast and keeping me busy.

Also, a laundry detergent recipe update- this month I stumbled upon a revolutionary recipe (for me, anyway). It is much simpler to measure, making it much easier to make. And it makes a HUGE batch that last longer, making it easier, again, by having to make it less often. The ingredients are the exact same, it's just simplified. A frugal mama posted this on a message board- it is on the recipe page for the Duggar family of 20 Kids and Counting fame, the popular TLC show. One tip- you will have to find a 5 gallon bucket with a lid to store the detergent. It was easy for me as we used to purchase laundry detergent from Sam's Club and had several empty buckets in our garage. Then, just transfer the detergent as needed into your large empty detergent bottles.