October 27, 2010

Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop



It's time for the Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop. You can join in too! Follow Moms Review 4 You. Grab their button and post it on your page. Link up your Wednesday blog hop page. As a courtesy, follow at least three other people. Leave them comments so they know you stopped by. That way they can follow you back. (c: This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers. You can follow as many people as you would like. Be kind and follow other people when they follow you. (c:



Happy Wednesday!

Have fun!









 

October 26, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday



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It's time for Follow Me Back Tuesday. If you want to join in this week just follow the four hosts, Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's, Review Retreat, Boobies,Babies, & A Blog, and their guest host for the week, Carissa from This Little Family. Grab the Follow Me Back Tuesday button and post it on your blog. Then, go back and link up your Follow Me Back Tuesday post. You only have to add your blog to the list once. Follow as many blogs as you would like. Just make sure you leave them a comment so they know you are following them. This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers.



Please be nice and follow others back.

Have fun!


 

Magic Marker Monday


Check this out!
This week I found a really cute and fun place to link-up. It's a place titled Magic Marker Monday. It's a place to show off your children's art work. It is for children off all ages and abilities. While there you will find some really fantastic creations. I have been lurking for quite some time...checking out all the wonderful ways that children view things in our life...from pictures of their family to things in life that we forget about as adults. I would encourage you to check out Magic Marker Monday, as well as encourage you to link-up some of your child's artwork. I know that I would like to see it; and I'm certain that others will too. This week, I am showing off my son's first "real" painting. This was the first time he used a canvas. This really makes me smile!

Free 2011 Oriental Trading Calendar


Get a 2011 Oriental Trading Calendar here. This calendar features many zany holidays, such as National Cinnamon Roll day. It's really great fun for the kids. You'll be able to plan for a fun day and have many laughs as you celebrate these silly days. You'll get your calendar in a couple of weeks. Have fun with it!

Free Sample of Tide,Shampoo,Coupons,And More...




Click here to get a free sample of Tide with Febreeze and may other samples and coupons. These samples are great to take along on a trip. Being a military spouse, I think they're perfect to send with my husband on his deployments. They don't take up much space and they come in handy. This sample requires you to log into your P&G Everyday Soloutions account. If you're not a member, there's an option to sign-up. Once you do that, you'll be able to request the Tide sample, as well as the others. I really like that you get coupons, as well as the samples. Click on over and get your samples and coupons.

October 19, 2010

Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop


It's time for the Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop. You can join in too! Follow Moms Review 4 You. Grab their button and post it on your page. Link up your Wednesday blog hop page. As a courtesy, follow at least three other people. Leave them comments so they know you stopped by. That way they can follow you back. (c: This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers. You can follow as many people as you would like. Be kind and follow other people when they follow you. (c:


Happy Wednesday!

Have fun!




 
 


Shrunken Apple Heads

A couple of nights ago we made some shrunken apple heads. I had some apples that were on their last leg, (and were almost apple cider,) but I decided to have some fun and have them turned into shrunken heads. If you've never made shrunken apple heads, their quite simple. I made one in elementary school. I turned her into an old shrunken head lady with white hair, a dress, and a few other additions...but let's get back to these shrunken heads. I'm jumping the gun here because the shrunken apple heads you see here are not done, and they won't be until for a few more days or so...but, I wanted y'all to see them and have time to get started on your own creations...So, let's begin with the prep work:

All you need is a bowl filled with water. Add some lemon juice and salt to the water.

Peel your apples and dip them into the water mixture to prevent browning and molding.

After your apples take a swim in the water mixture, give them a good drying off with paper towels, or whatever you have handy.

Then, grab your knife and some items you would like to use to decorate your apples. Toothpicks work great for carving. (Especially for children!)

You could use rice, peppercorns, cloves..anything you think would work for your apples. I got out a marker in case anyone wanted to draw their idea on the apple first.

Then, you just carve you some faces onto the apples. Make sure that you don't waste your time giving it too many details. These little guys are going to shrink to about half their natural size and the details will get lost in the wrinkles.

Here's some creations from my house:

(Pictured above) This interesting fellow is part Devil, part Jack O' Lantern, and part Vampire!
(check out his horns)


(Pictured above) This scary thing is a cat's skull!


(Pictured above) This is "Creepy Tiki"


(Pictured above) This is engraved with "Cross Bones."

After you carve these shrunken apple heads you'll want to give them another dunk into your water mixture to stop them from molding. They'll need several days to shrink. You can even set them outside on a deck or patio to help the process along. Stick them in a food dehydrator if you have one. When they're done you can glue hair on them or put a stick in them and add some clothes. These are just fun decorations and, as you can see...there's no right or wrong way to do it.

Have fun!

*Our shrunken heads have shrunk a good bit, but have a while to go. If you've made these before, or any other Halloween decorations for that matter, please link-up and show us! I would really like that!

October 18, 2010

SnapFish Calendar 1/2 off!

You can get a 12X12 2011 photo wall calendar 1/2 off at Snapfish by using the code 50FALLCAL at the checkout. This offer doesn't expire October 28,2010. So, take you a little time and put together a Christmas gift for someone, or make something special for your home. Next year your family will enjoy looking back on 2010 together. Enjoy!

                                      Happy Shopping!

October 13, 2010

Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop



It's time for the Moms Review 4 You Wednesday Blog Hop. You can join in too! Follow Moms Review 4 You. Grab their button and post it on your page. Link up your Wednesday blog hop page. As a courtesy, follow at least three other people. Leave them comments so they know you stopped by. That way they can follow you back. (c: This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers. You can follow as many people as you would like. Be kind and follow other people when they follow you. (c:

                             Happy Wednesday! 
                                   Have fun!

October 12, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday


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It's time for Follow Me Back Tuesday. If you want to join in this week just follow the four hosts, Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's, Review Retreat, Boobies,Babies, & A Blog, and their guest host for the week, Peaches Reviews. Grab the Follow Me Back Tuesday button and post it on your blog. Then, go back and link up your Follow Me Back Tuesday post. You only have to add your blog to the list once. Follow as many blogs as you would like. Just make sure you leave them a comment so they know you are following them. This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers.

Please be nice and follow others back.

Have fun!
 

Free Bottle of COUNTRY BOB'S All Purpose Sauce

Have you tried COUNTRY BOB'S All Pupose Sauce yet? You can get a coupon for a free bottle of it here. Just enter your information and they will mail you the free coupon. I'll go on record stating that this is a fantastic tasting sauce from a wonderful company. They proudly display their faith in God. Take some time to look around their website while you're there registering for your coupon.

Hot Pampers Deal at Walgreens

When you buy the Big Pack of Pampers Cruiser for $19.99 you'll get back a $3.00 Register Reward.  This offer is valid from October 10th until October 16th. Register Rewards are good on your next in store purchase. This deal gets even better if you still have the $1.00 off coupon from the September 26th P&G coupon insert.

Happy Shopping!

Recycle Your Old Jeans At Gap Stores


I saw this on the Gap Website today. I thought this was rather interesting. Between now and October 20th. you can bring your old jeans to a local Gap store and get 30% off Men's and Women's 1969 Jeans. You get 35% off if you have a GAPCARD. This offer is not valid at GapKids,BabyGap, GapBody, GapOutlet, or the GapFactory. Go to this store locator to find a store near you.

If you would like to place an order on the Gap Website, you can get free shipping on orders of $50 or more when you use the code GAPSHIP50 at the checkout.

Happy Shopping!

October 8, 2010

Halloween KRISPY KREME

Yay!

The October Krispy Kreme assortment is back! The Jack-o-Lantern, Chocolate Iced with Halloween Sprinkles and Spider Web doughnuts are back through October 31. Pumpkin Spice Cake is back through November 28. Spider Web doughnuts are filled with their delicious cream filling and dipped in chocolate icing and decorated with a white-iced spider web. Get them while you can! We really like fresh Krisy Kreme doughtnuts!
Click here for a list of participating stores.

October 7, 2010

Dinner in a Pumpkin!

Check this out! This is perfect for Halloween Evening!
Dinner in a Pumpkin

Jenny Miller


Recipe

1 sugar pumpkin

1 small onion, diced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

Salt & Pepper to taste

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup mushrooms

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cupss white rice (uncooked)



Cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin and clean it out. Put rice and water in a microwave safe dish and cook on high until rice is tender (or use a rice cooker).


Brown ground beef in a large frying pan and add onions to saute.



When ground beef is no longer pink, add the rest of the ingredients and stir until completely mixed. Mix ground beef mixture and rice together and pour into pumpkin. Put the top back on the pumpkin and bake at 350° for 1 hour.



Be sure to scoop out part of pumpkin when serving.

Here is a link to the video of Dan and Kathy Oaks preparing the Dinner in a Pumpkin. They are adorable!

Dinner in a Pumpkin Video


October 5, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

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It's time for Follow Me Back Tuesday! If you want to join in this week just follow the four hosts, Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's, Review Retreat, Boobies,Babies, & A Blog, and their guest host for the week,
Leslie from Live,Love,Laugh With Leslie. Grab the Follow Me Back Tuesday button and post it on your blog. Then, go back and link up your Follow Me Back Tuesday post. You only have to add your blog to the list once. Follow as many blogs as you would like. Just make sure you leave them a comment so they know you are following them. This is a great way to meet new blog friends and followers.
 
Happy Tuesday! Have Fun!
 

 
 
 
 

October 4, 2010

My MIA Excuse

If anyone has noticed my lack of posting lately, (and it appears someone has because I lost a follower this past week,) I do have an excuse. I have been very preoccupied lately. In fact, I have been overwhelmingly preoccupied. Many of you know that I am a military spouse. That in itself has been very stressful lately. My husband's schedule has been very chaotic, to say the least. On top of everything else, everyday life, this is what my son looks like this week:



He broke is ankle and I have been doing my best to give him my undivided attention. Yes, we painted his toe nails for fun. Yes, it was his idea to make them match his cast. I think it's pretty cool.

So, please forgive me for being MIA. I will try to get things back to normal. I am even striving to do better than that. Thanks to all my loyal followers.I realize that some people have to downsize the amount of people they follow, but I really appreciate all of you.

Have a blessed day!