Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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Now granted Brooklynn has no trouble dressing herself, we knew this from an early age, but the boots are very easy to put on. I am sure that Andrew would be able to do it all by himself, and I do plan on buying some for Andrew too!
Kidorable has a lot of styles to choose from, both for boys and girls. Andrew has his eyes on a couple of designs, once he finalizes what he would like we are putting in his order!
Kidorable has way more than just Rain Gear though, you can deck your little ones out in just about any outdoor accessory that you could ever want. Sun hats and towels for hot days on the beach, scarves and gloves for snowy winter fun. Kidorable has every season, every temperature covered.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Here are some Snack Taxi facts:
SnackTAXI have 100% cotton exterior, and are lined with nylon, both of which are free of lead and phthalates. Taking care of the snackTAXI’s is easy, they can be machine washed and dried, or you can wash them with water and air dry them. They do last longer when washed by hand, like anything! I put in a peanut butter sandwich the first time I used it and noticed it was really sticky, but instead of washing in the washer I tried their tip of filling it with hot water and letting it stand in the sink, when I came back, it was incredibly easy to clean!
I like the idea of not using plastic baggies anymore, and I have to tell you at their prices it isn’t breaking the bank either. Here are their prices: snack sacks are 6.95, sandwich sacks are 8.95, lunch sacks are 13.95, and their napkins are 3.95. They do have bags for bulk produce and snacks for 5.95. When you think about how many baggies you use over the year, they will pay for themselves in a couple months!
I honestly think that this product is going to be great for our home. We have only used these for lunch and snack for school, but the plan is to buy more for all of us to use. I plan on using the snack sacks for work, and I am going to get more of the sandwich sacks to take with us to the beach this summer!
SnackTAXI is offering a 20% off coupon code in honor of Earth Day. But this is only valid now until April 23 (and can’t be used on specials). Just enter EDAY2010 at checkout!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here it is, head on over to the Company Store
I have already done this twice, I used it for two shirts and two shorts for Brooklynn only paying shipping $5.95 and then again for a dress that was on sale with free shipping for $9! So for $14.95 total out of pocket I have five items for Brooklynn, the clothes at regular price would normally ring up at $97 without tax and shipping....what a steal! It's like paying $2.99 an item! Check out their sale of the day to get in on these deals!
Many of you know I love making lists, I have tons of them! Chip will often joke that making lists is a hobby of mine! I have great plans in mind, and boy do I ever plan to achieve each and every item on my lists! I get giddy being able to cross things off my list! Sometimes I am bummed that I have only crossed off a few items, but am overall really excited to accomplish things! Sometimes they get overwhelming because I didn't have a designated way to sort out all my ideas! Thus came my project to start a home journal/binder. I have implemented a new Home Binder all complete with lists! I have a recipe section, meal planning, house cleaning, schedules/routines, etc. I have become inspired at how easy this was to set up using ListPlanIt! Anyone can do it and I am amazed at how much more I can actually accomplish.
Okay so I have to tell you, Jennifer, of ListPlanIt, gave me a year membership to try out and navigate and review for my readers! I was a little overwhelmed as to where to start when I opened the site. I tackled some of the ideas and pages that she has available; there are over400 lists!!! With so many lists, it enables you to keep your world in order and less chaotic (remember my leaves analogy?) The lists I have hit, are family matters, home, meal planning, finances, contacts, and so much more! The lists are in a pdf format so it is incredibly easy to print and edit! Some of the lists I am not sure if I will use, but who's to say that you wouldn't use them! The lists that I will use on a regular basis will definitely help me manage our house and allow more time to focus on being a great mom and wife! Living on purpose with a plan~
Of course like everything else, you can print things up, but you have to be intentional when doing so. In order for them to be helpful for your family, you have to use them. Jennifer makes this task very easy, by being able to customize each list to your needs. Which because of the ease of this product, I will and have used it much more than I thought at first!
I love that you can choose what type of membership you want and what will work for you and your family. For me, I think the download membership will work out perfectly throughout the years. I like the ability on the download membership that you can type on the lists and then print them out. I know that I haven't even come close to looking and finding all the lists that I want to utilize, but that is the fun of the year membership!
All in all, I think as long as I revert to this way of making lists and organizing it will work! Anyone can use this and if you are interested in becoming organized this a great resource for every household!
Jennifer, was kind enough to offer one of my readers a free membership as well! So here is how you enter:
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I want to be a mom that leaves a legacy in my children. What does this legacy look like to me? For me, it is that truth matters, that prayer works, and that there is POWER in HIS word! I want them to know that they don't have to be the most popular to be admirable to God. I want them to see my heart and yearn to live life out for HIM. I want them to see a woman that DIVES into the word, I want them to see me yearning for more, fervently turning the pages, finding God in every crevice of His words. I want them to "carry" my prayer life. Chip will tell you; I pray through everything, and I talk with Him, even when I am not happy, when I need Him, I cry out to my sweet Jesus, I discuss things daily with Him. I want them to see this, and not be afraid to pray, ask, and seek HIM daily. I want to be a good example of a wife and mother. I want my words and actions to be most of all edifying to God, but importantly an example of how they should live.
So what do I need to work on? Everything we do and say is a model to our children. This can be a daunting task, full of pressure? I am praying that God will use me and equip me with the ability to raise my children as He would. I lift my hands in an offering to Him to lead my children!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
So on the top of my list is to plan the meals for this week...(at least I can cross this off now!)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have a wonderful idea!!!!! I want to be like this couple Marlo and Fran Cowan (married for 63 years!)! So in order to do this, I think we not only need to do our devotions, but I think it would be SO much fun to take piano lessons together! Maybe this could be our new years resolution next year! Take a look at this video, while they were at the Mayo clinic waiting for an appointment they did this for everyone! (Really a great story!)
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Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Applying the vinyl art was easy and required very little effort and time on my part. The only issue I had was that in some of the areas that obviously didn't get rubbed on enough wasn't sticking to the wall. All I did was had to stop and then re-rub again, really not hard, but I was worried that it may come off after the transfer paper was removed. (Which didn't happen!) I am very impressed with my choice of art! I love to take pictures and to have that saying is perfect above our picture frames!
Right On The Walls not only has an easy application, if you are in an apartment or moving, it isn't hard to take off...and won't take off paint. You can simply go over it lightly with a hair dryer set to low, and then remove with the application tool that is included and it will lift each letter from the wall~ Perfect right!
Right On The Walls ships USPS Priority Mail all over the world. Shipping is not included in the $40 coupon code prize. Shipping within the US is $5.80 and shipping outside the US is based on weight, typically $18-$25.
As an extra bonus for my readers, they have created a special discount code to use on any purchase. You can get some wall art for yourself for 15% off your purchase. Here is the code: BR15DCT. So see even if you don't win the $40 you can still get 15% off!
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Okay, so I am not wanting to be a witch, but I remember thinking when I was young that all I needed to do was figure out how to twitch my nose! :) Of course, I knew this wasn't real, and I still sometimes think it would be fun, but obviously nothing more than a fantasy!
I have my basement lined with boxes of things to giveaway, sell, and then I am going to attempt a yard sale this year....despite my husbands wishes! I am pricing things right now, tons of .25 items and tons of great deals! I will be shocked if I end up with more than one box to take to goodwill afterwards! I want to get rid of things, and the kids are excited that they are going to get to spend the money!
I also have laundry that is calling my name downstairs, and it is SCREAMING~ I wish someone would tell it to speak nicely lol, or tell my family that more than one outfit a day isn't really necessary!
I also wish I could muster up enough energy to get the spring cleaning done in one day! (UNREALISTIC) I also want my walls to look clean without fingerprints and the two little holes fixed....ahhh, see here I go getting overwhelmed!
So what am I doing right now, I am making two lists, and I will be pulling tasks from these lists....one list is going to be daily, and the other is long term tasks that I am planning out. I will only take one a day and that way if I am really busy I won't feel stressed that I didn't get more than one thing crossed off my list. And if I am really over zealous that day then I get even more motivated by crossing off more than one!!! This coming week I will have one big task a day to take care of, like clean off the top of the fridge, organizing under the sink, etc! If I am not too embarrassed I will take a picture of the progress! I have some great ideas and organizing tips! I'll share those too!
Friday, April 2, 2010
The ball claw is a quick and easy way to organize and keep your balls off the floor and rolling around your garage/kids rooms! Keep your frustrations low and stay organized with the Ball Claw, I can assure you that you won't be disappointed!