Archive | July, 2007

Want a Scrapbook Without Having to Actually Scrapbook?

By Kay on Tue, Jul 31, 2007

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One of my husband’s friends from high school just started her own business. She’s always loved scrapbooking and has been doing digital scrapbooking for the past few years. Now, she’s decided to start doing it for other people, too. All you have to do is send her the pics you want ‘scrapped’ and she’ll do all the hard work for you.

Check out her new blog – she does great work!!
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Easy-to-Follow Picture-Instruction Recipes

By Kay on Mon, Jul 30, 2007

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks

I’m not really a great cook. In fact, when Shawn and I got married a dozen years ago, one of our agreements was that he didn’t mind cooking if I didn’t mind cleaning it all up. Of course, over the years, that’s changed. Since he’s still working a full-time job AND running a business “on the side”, and I’m just a stay-at-home mom, I’ve wound up taking over most of the cooking in the house.

The good news is that I’m enjoying it more. But, I still wouldn’t say that I’m great at it or anything. And I’m definitely NOT any kind of gourmet chef.

So, when my sister sent me a link to this website with cool, easy recipes, I had to give it a gander. I was VERY pleasantly surprised to see that not only were the recipes pretty straight-forward and easy to fix, but there are step-by-step directions with pictures for each step. So, even the harder recipes feel easy and attainable. Oh, and the author has a GREAT sense of humor, too!!!

Check out The Pioneer Woman Cooks and see what you think. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be trying out her recipes tonight for dinner!! 🙂

Weaning Off of a Pacifier

By Kay on Mon, Jul 30, 2007

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Karis’ BobbyAll three of my kiddos have been very attached to their pacifiers (Karis still IS). So, when it came time to wean them, I was definitely looking for tips on how to do it! Here’s a couple of ideas that I’ve come across… Continue reading…

Growth Spurt at 9 Months

By Kay on Fri, Jul 27, 2007


Karis’ CheeksMy baby girl, Karis, just turned into an eating machine! She was doing great nursing and eating a few solids (mostly cereal) during the day until a couple of weeks ago. Then all of a sudden she couldn’t get enough! My normally laid back, sweet-tempered baby started wailing within only an hour or two of the last meal.

At first I blamed it on teething.

Then I blamed it on not getting enough sleep.

Then it hit me.

She’s nine months old.

Time for a growth spurt.
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Per-Diaper Pricing

By Kay on Thu, Jul 26, 2007

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My sis sent me this link from BabyCheapskate.com on how to know if you’re paying a good price per diaper. Love this lady! 🙂

Mundane topic alert! I’ll bet some of you have an image of me sitting around obsessively crunching diaper prices. I swear it’s (mostly) not true! But a reader asked me how much she should be paying per diaper for size 4 premiums. I figured I’d go ahead and create this list for everyone. Make a note of this, it will help you evaluate the deals you find.

These are the per-diaper prices to beat for Cruisers (or Swaddlers) & Huggies Supreme. In other words, this is the most I ever want you to pay per diaper. I arrived at these figures by assuming a $7.99 per jumbo sale and a $1.50 coupon:

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Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.

You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read