Saturday, September 27, 2008

Halloween Costumes

Today Rob and I got up fairly early and decided to go yard saling. We had a good time and I came across a few good deals. On our way home we decided to stop at the DI and see if they had anything we couldn't live without, lol! We walked in and the first thing I saw were the Halloween costumes. I had been dreading finding decent costumes for a decent price for all 4 of my kids. So, this was the perfect answer. I stood there and went through all of the costumes until I found one for each of my kids. I spent $15 on all the costumes put together!! I was so happy. I kept telling Rob, you don't know how happy this makes me!! Not only to get the costumes at a great price, but to also know that that is one less thing to worry about for the rest of the month. I'm usually a procrastinator when it comes to getting the kids their Halloween costumes, but this year I'm ready and it's not even October! Yay, me!!

Si is gonna be that scary masked guy from Scream
Jordyn is gonna be some kind of princess
Max is a Ninja Turtle
And last but not least, Jake is gonna be Buzz from Toy Story!! He absolutely LOVES Buzz. He jumps off anything and everything yelling To infinity and Beyond!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I couldn't resist

Go check out this blog post. I haven't laughed like that in a long time. I found this post through Jenni at One Thing

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I was reading this post at Rocks In My Dryer and it got me thinking about my recipes. I have my recipes organized alot like she does. Shannon puts hers in page protecters (which I've thought about doing, just haven't done, yet) and her binder is lots prettier than mine. I've also gone a bit farther and divided my recipes into categories of days of the week and put a theme to each day. I got that idea from this website a few years ago. I also have her Stay At Home Housekeeping Plan packet that I have used for years, which I love! It looks like she has added lots of new things to her website since I was there last, I'll have to go check it out again!

Anyway, back to recipes. I've just recently got the bug to go through my recipes, add some new ones in and take some not-so-loved ones out. If I do make something that NO ONE in my family likes I immediately throw the recipe away. I also have 3 other, smaller, binders. One for desserts, one for breakfast foods, and one for sides/salads/holiday recipes. I have a ton of Kraft magazines and Taste of Home magazines that I have been going through and taking out the recipes that I think my family will like and putting them in my big recipe binder. I did get rid of the Taste of Home magazines, but I have kept all the Kraft magazines.

So, how do you all organize your recipes?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Busy, busy

I thought that when the kids went back to school I'd have some free time, but, nope, that hasn't happened! It seems like all I do is run around, picking up kids and running errands! And not one of the kids is in an extracurricular activity!

Friday, September 5, 2008

What a sweet boy

My work schedule has changed a bit, meaning I go to work an hour later (which is nice), but I come home an hour later (which is not so nice, since I still have to get up at the same time) So, today I layed down on my bed to take a short nap. Max came in to check on me. I asked him to bring me his big blue blanket (I love that thing!) He brought it to me, then turned off the tv and came and snuggled with me for a few minutes. It was so nice to have some quiet snuggles with just one child! He's such a sweetie pie!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MMMM, Jell-O Cake

I promised Rob I would make him a jell-O cake this weekend and I thought I would share the recipe with you all. It is so yummy.

First you bake a vanilla or yellow cake. (this time I used a strawberry cake mix cuz that's what I had on hand) Let it cool. Meanwhile make a small package of vanilla pudding. After the cake is cooled, make 6-8 large holes in the cake (I usually use the handle end of a large mixing spoon). Then boil 1 cup of water and dissolve a small package of jell-o in the water. Pour the hot jell-o into the holes in the cake and if there is any left, jut pour it all over the cake. Put the cake in the fridge to cool off. Next, mix the pudding with 1/2 to 3/4 package of a small tub of Cool Whip and frost the cold cake with it.