Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Woot! Woot!

I realize I haven't posted here in what seems like forever, but some things just must be shouted from the mountain tops!

I have posted about Woot! before here (here and even here) so you may already know if you've been following this blog that it is one of my favorite online retailers. They have now added a Kids.Woot!

I knew you would be excited, too! Woot! Woot!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Freebies

Look here for some Tax Day freebies!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cannibalistic Vegetarianism...or Something Like That

Yesterday I picked up some beautiful, fresh green beans that I decided to save for Easter dinner. I thought I should blanch them before I freeze them--I heard that's how you keep them from turning an ugly black color between now and then. Anyway, I saved the water from last night when I blanched them to water my tomato plants today. It occurred to me later...does that make my tomato plants sort of cannibalistic?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tissue Paper Dyed Easter Eggs

I saw this Easter egg craft on The Crafty Crow's blog...looks like fun!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Meatless Monday (self-explanatory...)

Breakfast: Cheese Grits

Dinner: Waffles, fresh fruit

Tried and True Tuesday (family favorites)

Breakfast: Pumpkin Muffins

Dinner: Sausage and Rice Casserole, peas, homemade rolls

Work less on Wednesday (not too much effort or thought goes into this meal)

Breakfast: Eggs and salsa

Dinner: BLTs, baked fries

Thanksgiving Thursday (named after traditional post-Thanksgiving menu planning): Leftovers!

First Time Friday (something on the menu must be new--change is good!)

Breakfast: Baked Donuts (these were on my menu forever and a day ago...I never tried them, so I am determined this week)

Dinner: Beef Stew over rice

Simple Saturday (again, self-explanatory!)

Breakfast: Cereal

Dinner: Tacos

Slow Cooker Sunday (lovin' that crock pot!)

Crock Pot French Toast Bake

Dinner: Celebrating Easter with family...

For more menus, visit!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My First Guest Post

Michelle at Scribbit graciously opened up her blog to guest posters a while back and, given my love of sharing great deals, I jumped at the chance to talk about some of the low-cost, fun options for families in the north Florida area. I know there are tons of places I didn't cover, so feel free to comment here or at her place to give everyone a chance to know about your favorite, cost-effective family-oriented activities!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Well, I've been out of pocket with Menu Plan Monday for quite some time. And, for quite some time my dinner hour has been hectic! I didn't realize how much easier it made my life to know what is for dinner each day. I could just write it down on our family calendar, and maybe I will start to do that, but I'll try posting it each week again first to see how it goes. I used to try to incorporate lots of new things into my menus, but since my husband has been off work (and, therefore, home in the evenings) I don't experiment as much. Kitchen experiments do not make him excited like they do me and the kids! We normally made Mondays meatless, but during the transition we are still figuring things out. This week it's Thursday, but that just doesn't sound catchy--"Meatless Thursday." It's not working for me. I'll have to change that next week back to Mondays. It's hard to get into a new dinner groove when you're husband has worked nights for the last 12 years!

Monday: Hamburgers, home fries, fresh fruit
Tuesday: Chicken and rice, peas, homemade rolls
Wednesday: It's So Easy BBQ Ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, green beans
Thursday: Blender Whole Wheat Pancakes with blueberry or raspberry syrup
Friday: Homemade pizza with lots of toppings
Saturday: There's no telling....maybe take the kids out to eat
Sunday: Beef stew in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots and a fabulous dessert of some kind that I'll figure out later...suggestions anyone?