Friday, September 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I recently found this recipe on the internet.  I don't remember where I got it from, but if it is yours let me know so that I can give you credit.  We love this recipe!  It is so yummy!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Hand Soap

I just have to post about Oopsey Daisy's cute idea!  I love her Halloween Soaps!
I keep going back to her site, I just can't get over it!
I don't have a Silhouette and she makes me want one really bad!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Family Rules

We have had a problem around here with tattling and not doing chores correctly (if at all).  So, in order to help make our house a cleaner, more peaceful place, we have come up with some family rules.
 Once the rules were printed out and placed around the house, we had to figure out a way to make sure that they were followed and consequences if they weren't.
I bought some of these colored craft sticks from the dollar store.  I made sure to get enough packages that I would have 50 sticks for each kid.  I then found some empty plastic jars and labeled them.
When a rule is broken, a stick is taken out of the "offender's" jar and put in to mine.  Each stick is worth 10 cents, so at the end of the week they get the appropriate amount of allowance based on how many sticks they have left in their jar.
This method seems to be working.  They like to be able to see how well their week is going just by looking at Mom's jar!  I was inspired by Hogwart's house point system.  Now all I need is a magic wand to remove the sticks as needed!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Salt Dough

My daughter had a map project due this month.  We made this salt dough recipe that she had brought home.  We loved it!  It was so easy and it was a really good consistency for projects.  My son needed some salt dough for school this week to make a volcano, so we used this recipe again.  He came home and told me how his dough was the best in the class!
Try it out.  We were really impressed!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bottom of Stairway Before & After

Once again, this was the only "Before" picture that I could find of this space.  It was not very exciting, so I didn't take a lot of pictures of it.  But I would say the after is a huge improvement!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kashi TLC Granola Bar Review

I was lucky enough to be invited by Moms Meet to review the Kashi TLC Peanutty Chocolate Layered Granola Bars.
 It was fun sharing them with family, friends and neighbors.
My kids loved them and they are healthier than the granola bars I usually buy.
They are definitely a great after school snack!
We also received a box of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal and a box of TLC Ripe Strawberry Soft-Baked Cereal Bar.  We haven't tried the cereal yet, but it looks like something my husband would love.  The TLC Ripe Strawberry Soft-Baked Cereal Bars are very good.  When I open one I have to eat it fast, or one of the kids will take it!
Check out Kashi's Facebook page or website and learn more about these great, healthy products!  They also have tips and good advice on helping your kids eat better and who couldn't use some help with that?!

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Carmel Popcorn

This recipe for carmel popcorn is so easy, you don't even need a candy thermometer!  
It turns out soft and gooey!  So yummy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bunk Bed Lights

My daughter just got a long waited for bunk bed.  She wanted the top for stuffed animals and a reading area.  But, now the bottom, where she sleeps, is a dark cave.  So, I brainstormed and remembered that I had bought some rope lighting on clearance after Christmas last year.  One rope light and some twist ties later, she has a lighted area above where she sleeps that she loves!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is fast approaching!  
Time for some yummy pumpkin cookies.
This recipe is huge!  
I usually freeze some after they have been baked and pull out more when we need them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Barbecued Brisket

I love this recipe for barbecued brisket, 
it is another recipe I found in the newspaper. 
It is yummy and so easy!  
I like to serve it with Funeral Potatoes.
Everyone in my family will eat this, so it is a perfect meal!