Tip of the day…

So you think you want to have another baby, huh? My tip to you…babysit a crying baby for two hours. That will really let you know if you want to do it all over again. Could be a great form of birth control!

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Frugal Friday – Do it Yourself

Those with school aged children who take a lunch.  Ponder this will you.

Uncrustables – box of 4 = $2.50 average

Grab yourself a loaf of bread, your peanut butter and your jelly.
Start making sandwiches with the entire loaf of bread.  With a small loaf you can make 10 sandwiches.  Put them all in ziploc bags and place them in your freezer.

It will one: save you time in the morning or at night when having to prepare lunches.  When you need lunch, grab a sandwich from your freezer.
two: it will save you money.  One loaf of bread usually runs about a dollar.  You use a fraction of the peanut butter and jelly.  Maybe it will cost you about $2.50 after you factor in the bags, peanut butter, bread and jelly.  three, you get 6 more sandwiches for the same amount of money.

I experimented with my theory this week.   On Sunday I took 10 minutes, made all the sandwiches and placed them all in the freezer.  For during the week, I just grabbed it out of the freezer, popped it into their lunch boxes and they were on their way.  No more standing there trying to get two lunches made.  They were done in less than one minute!  I had the kids tell me what they thought of their lunches all week.  Each time, they said their sandwiches were perfect.

Save yourself some money.  Do it yourself.

Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan

This was a recipe that my mom gave me because I am always looking for quick and easy. With three kids, time is very important and I don’t want to spend a lot of it in the kitchen.

4 pieces of chicken breast
3 small cans of tomato sauce
breadcrumb
1 egg
2 TBSP water
Parmesan Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Spaghetti or linguini

Mix the egg and water together. Dip chicken in the egg mixture and coat with bread crumbs. Take one can of tomato sauce and pour on bottom of baking dish. Place chicken on top. Pour two cans on top of chicken. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over that and place slices of mozzarella cheese on top. Fill one can with water and mix through the entire mixture. Cover and bake in a 350 oven for one hour.

Serve with your choice of pasta. Easy peasy and delish to boot!

MyPlay Share

Enjoy David Archuleta’s first music video “Crush”. I love it.

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Vote for ME and Baby Swags!

Presidential election, bleck! Vote for me and my business, Baby Swags at StartUpNation!!!!! We only have until September 30th! YIKES!!! Hurry vote daily, vote now!! JUST VOTE!!! 😛

Want a good laugh?

Alrighty then, thought so!

So last night Scotty had a baseball game. When it was over, I piled the kids into the van, threw in the purse, the little carry cooler thing, the snack, the chair, the baseball bag and on we went.

I decided to take the kids to McDonalds for ICE CREAM (Thank you very much Trisha) so we are driving and I hear this little noise. Thinking that the noise was from out side, didn’t pay much attention to it. Then we get out of the drive thru and I hear this noise yet again only this time it is getting louder and closer to me. Yes, it was chirping noises. I go over this one lane bridge and can’t take it anymore. I am freaking out at this point. The kids are starting to freak out too because EEEWWWW a cricket in my VAN!!! EEEWWWW!!!!! I drive with my foot barely touching the ground, and the other leg is on my seat. I finally get to a spot where I can pull over and get all the kids out, and then I tell Scotty, “Go grab your baseball bag”, “Gianna get on the front seat”, “Alyssa stop being so jumpy”… We keep hearing the noise, so out comes the baseball bag, we listen, nothing….ok, I don’t want to get back into the van, that’s for sure, what if he hops on me!!! I put the baseball bag in the back of the van now. We all stare at the empty van. Some lady pulls over and asks if we are ok, I said, “Yes, we are just looking for the cricket in the van”, lol…we laugh. – She leaves, but I wanted her to stay and help me, I don’t want to drive home with a CRICKET in my van!!! I even tried to call Steve…as if he would have come to my rescue! NOT!!!

All three of us are staring into the van and Alyssa says, “What’s that?” and points down. I look, say, EWWWW, it’s a CRICKET!!! Hurry, back in the van, hurry, hurry before it hops back in!!!! The kids run to the other side of the van and pile in, I get in on the passengers side, hop over the seats and drive away!!!

It was the FUNNIEST thing that has happened in a very long time. The kids and I just laughed so hard on the way home! Happy to say that Mr. Cricket must have found his way into Scotty’s baseball bag and then found himself probably squished by my tire as I sped away!!!!!!

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