Showing posts from November, 2010

Careful, the Kids Are Watching, an article from Debt-Proof Living

Click on the link below to read a great article from Mary Hunt. There is a great list in the article about teaching our children by example.
Thanks Mary for the great reminders!

Careful, the Kids Are Watching

A New Year's Challenge--Read through the Bible in 90 days!

Read the Bible in 90 Days with MomsToolbox beginning January 3NOVEMBER 29, 2010 Are you ready to read the Bible in its entirety… in 90 days?I am here to help you do just that!If you want to read it all, I have a team assembled to help you read it every word, from start to finish, straight through from Genesis to Revelation, just a like a novel.This is not a study program. It is a reading program designed to help you read every word. You can go back and study whatever you like, however you would like, later.Click on the widget below to learn more and sign up!

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Small 2011 Printable Calendars

Are you always looking for a calendar? Digging through your purse or pocket, trying to figure out what day October 3rd falls on this year? Check out the following sites for very compact printable calendars that you can carry with you anywhere.
I saw these first on Lifehacker.
Compact Calendar 2011 The Small Calendar 2011

Good deal on movies from (Stocking stuffer alert!)

Check out as they are offering The Blind Side DVD for ONLY $3.99. This item will ship for free with Amazon Prime. You will also be eligible to recieve a $4 credit for eligible movies and TV shows on Amazon Video On Demand after you order The Blind Side one credit per customer.There are several other options there for less than $10.I don't know how long this will last . . .

180s Adjustable Ear Warmers 2-Pack

I don't know how much time you spend outside, but these things are great! And for this price, you can keep them on hand.
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Chocolate Crumb Bars

This recipe was shared on FaceBook by my friend Kim. Her daughter made them for her Home-Ec class. Many kudos to CAROLINE for sharing the chocolate love tonight.

2 sticks margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups (12 oz. pkg) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 baking pan.

Beat margarine until creamy. Beat in flour, sugar and salt until crumbly. With floured fingers, press 2 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan; reserve remaining mixture. Bake 10-12 min. or until edges are golden brown.

Combine 1 cup morsels and sweetened condensed milk in heavy-duty saucepan. Warm over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over hot crust.

Stir in nuts and remaining morsels into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over chocolate filling.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack.

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Home Made Dog Treats from The Big Red Pot

Bethany, over at The Big Red Pot, has a recipe for Home Made Dog Treats. . .just in time for the holidays.
By the way, if you don't follow her site, you should. She sends out about an email a day, packed with money-saving goodness.
Check it out here: The Big Red Pot
The Big Red Pot - Serving Up More Than Just A Good Meal!: Home Made Dog Treats

$10 off $10 at Hallmark

$10 off $10 for moms or moms-to-be $10 off $10. Click the link below to sign up. You also have the option for 25% off your next purchase of personalized cards or party purchase on
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Four Ways to Watch Out for Scam Artists

Thanksgiving Freezing Tips

Thanksgiving Freezing Tipsby Leanne Ely, C.N.C.
Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone--

Hi- I LOVE "Saving Dinner"! My husband loves the food even more :) Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even stuffing)? Thanks! I am busy with a new baby AND hosting this year!

From, Flybaby Barbara

Hi Barbara!

Great question. You know how I'm all about doing things ahead for the holidays. And I'm all about the freezer, too. Can these two things be compatible and make for an even easier holiday? The answer is... yes and no. Some things just need to be done freshly and some things freeze beautifully, so let's take these things one by one:

1--The Turkey. Yeah, it freezes, but the quality will not be the same. This is one place where I will say make it fresh the day of. I make it the easy, juiciest most delicious way if I do say so myself. And the best part? Yo…

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East Coast Ladies' Retreat Reflections

It is hard to put on "paper" what the Lord did in my heart at the East Coast Ladies Retreat at Gateway Church. I had the opportunity to have my sister Erica with me for this retreat and that was a special blessing. The laughter, the fellowship, the music, the speakers, the late-night run to the Cheesecake Factory . . . it all adds up to a wonderful time.Because we are a host church for the retreat at Faith Church, we get to see things from a different perspective. I so appreciated the Gateway ladies' hospitality, their kind words, their planning, and their organization. Everything--from the dismissals to the meals to the vendors--flowed so smoothly. But the thing that I think was most evident was the "spirit" at the meeting. It was obvious that the church as a whole, but especially the Gateway ladies, had bathed this retreat in prayer. The sessions from Mrs. Trahan and Mrs. Capaci were amazing. They are BOTH testimonies of God's grace. They BOTH challenged…

$12 for $24 worth of activity kits from

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Why You Should Teach Children to Cook

Why You Should Teach Children to Cook
By Leanne Ely, C.N.C.
Dear Friends, As many of you know, I'm a firm believer in mixing together kids and kitchens. Cooking with our children provides opportunity for teaching valuable life skills, quality "talk-time" to learn what's going on with your kids, and it's a great memory maker.

Time in the kitchen with your children teaches time management, organization, math, nutrition and cooperation. It also increases their awareness of healthy eating, menu planning and budgeting. Allowing them to help you in the kitchen might mean your kitchen doesn't stay as neat and clean and it could take longer to make a meal, but years later, it pays off in huge dividends, especially when your children start to choose healthy foods over fast food all on their own--it happens, I promise!

There are countless object lessons you can use with your children while you cook together. For example, one meal might focus on the importance of teamwork an…

Reilly's Patch Performance

This was recorded on my phone. Sorry for the poor quality.
Proud of my kids!

Bento Lunch Boxes, Best Lunch Containers, Eco-friendly Coolers for School, Work

God and the Ushers

My little man, who is 7 (and 3/4) had a part in one of the Patch Club program skits last night. DH was talking to him about the program. Dad asked how many people were there. Little Man's reply . . . "Only God and the ushers know, dad!"

Gifts of Food

There are some really great ideas here!The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving in three weeks away. Invitations to family get-togethers, church potlucks, office parties, and the like will start trickling in if they haven’t already. And it’s always fun to have a little something to bring to the hostess or to share with friends and coworkers.And after the Holy Spirit, food is the Great Comforter.
Gifts of Food (Ultimate Recipe Swap) — Life As Mom

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10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials

Totes make great gifts. They are so easy and make great reusable "gift bags!" Here are 10 free Tote bag Patterns and Tutorials from Skip to my Lou!
10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials | Skip To My Lou

Free Apron Patterns

Searching for a fun and inexpensive gift?
Look no further. . .

Free Apron Patterns | Skip To My Lou

Food Face Dinner Plates


8 Free Printables for Thanksgiving

These are absolutely amazing!
8 Free Printables for ThanksgivingPosted by Amy | Filed under Free Downloads & Printables, Thanksgiving If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it’s time to start planning. Printing some of these free designs will make your guests say wow!
8 Free Printables for Thanksgiving | Living Locurto - FREE Printables, recipes, party ideas and crafts.

Pillsbury Crescent Layer Bars

I think I may have found my new quick and easy "go-to" dessert recipe!
The Big Red Pot-Pillsbury Crescent Layer Bars

Thanksgiving Tablescapes ~ Kid Style

There are LOTS of really cute ideas here for Kid-Style Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Tablescapes ~ Kid Style

They’re Baaaack – Shoulder Pads

From Blissfully Domestic
They’re Baaaack – Shoulder Pads

Furoshiki gift wrapping

This is pretty cool!

Free Flip Flops from Orbit Gum

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Check out this "make your own sale" high value coupon. Thanks to!
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Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket for $25!

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Easy and Inexpensive Christmas Crafts

Easy and Inexpensive Christmas Crafts from Kaboose.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Craft Stick Santa Claus

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Giveaway

You need to check out this great giveaway from Passionate Penny Pincher. It's a HUGE prize package of gluten-free goodness.
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A Letter from Your Daughter

A mother passing by her daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an envelope propped up prominently on the center of the bed. It was simply addressed, "Mom." With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands: Dear Mom, It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. I've been finding real passion with John and he is so nice Even with all his piercing, tattoos, beard, and his motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion mom, I'm pregnant and John said that he will take care of me and we will be very happy. He already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too. John taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and we&…

Free Veggie Tales Christmas Download at

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