Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tips Tuesday!! Repurpose Eyeglass Case

It is Tips Tuesday! Here is a nice one :)

If you have an old eyeglass case,use it to hold your small lipsticks and cosmetics in your purse. This works better than a big bulky makeup bag.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Must Have Monday!! Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Microwave Popcorn

It is "Must Have Monday"

What item must I absolutely have this week? Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Microwave Popcorn, 94% Fat Free!  It is only 3 points for 5 cups, is very yummy and is very filling. The perfect snack for a weight watchers member ;) Don't be out all those points at the drive-in for popcorn! Pop one bag and Ziploc it to take with you. Usually coupons lurking around out there and it is already an awesome price! Pick some of this up today :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Things to Do Thursday! Egg Carton School Bus

Egg Carton School Bus

Got this idea from DLTK Crafts. Something fun to do with the kids to get them in that back-to-school mood :)

This is a simple craft for preschool children about to begin school or for young siblings of school age kids.


  • lid (TOP) of an egg carton
  • yellow paint or markers
  • black construction paper or 2 lids from milk jugs (for wheels)
  • black marker
  • OPTIONAL: small cutouts of people from magazines, coloring books or hand drawn


  • cut the lid off an egg carton
  • Paint (or color with marker) the lid yellow. We only used one coat, but you could do two.
  • While the paint is drying, cut 2 circles out of black construction paper
    • (you can have the children trace the lid from a baby food jar or orange juice container -- preschool kids enjoy tracing). Use white crayon, chalk or pencil crayon for tracing.
    • Allow the children to cut out their circles with safety scissors (or supervise them closely while they use regular scissors).
    • The wheels don't have to be perfectly round -- let them have fun.
  • OR
    • use the lids from milk jugs as an alternative to construction paper wheels
  • OPTIONAL: Also while the paint is drying, have the children cut small images of people from magazines or coloring books or let them draw their own.
    • once again, let the children roughly cut out the images with safety scissors.
  • Once the paint is dry, glue on the wheels.
  • OPTIONAL: Glue the images of people onto the bus. The carton we used had holes down the center, so we glued the people into the holes.
    • If yours doesn't have holes, just glue the people onto the bus... you can draw "windows" around them with a black marker.
  • Write SCHOOL along the top of the bus (or if your child is beginning to write on their own, let them write it out).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What the Heck?! Wednesday....Laundry Basket

It is What the Heck?! Wednesday!
For anyone unfamiliar with this concept, it is just to Google a random noun and write about the first odd photo I see.
Today I looked up the noun, laundry basket, since I should be doing laundry, but am not.
This is a great way to eat and do no laundry chores...plants in the laundry basket!!!
So, the next time hubby says, where are my underwear? You can say, "laundry basket is MIA so no underwear, but hey, have some fresh raspberries ;)"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tips Tuesday! Firm Cake Layers

After baking a cake, put your cake
layers in the freezer for an hour
or two before frosting them. They will
firm up and won't crack and crumble
when you apply your frosting. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Must Have Monday! Got Milk? Magic Milk Straws

This is a great item that we like to have as a treat in our house!

Got Milk? Magic Milk Straws

Place the straw in a glass of milk and as you sip, you get the taste of the yummy flavored bits inside the straw. Our favorite is Cookies and Cream!

If you haven't tried these, make sure that you do. A great way to get your picky ones to drink their milk :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Things to Make Thursday! Hydro Bracelets

It is "Things to Make Thursday!"...one of my favorite days of the week :) I found this nice summer craft on familyfun.com.

Hydro means water, and that's just what makes the beads and glitter in these bracelets float and sparkle. Makes 3 bracelets!
  • 2 feet of clear plastic tubing with a ¼-inch inner diameter
  • 3 inches of clear plastic tubing with a 3/8-inch inner diameter (sold in most hardware stores)
  • Ruler and scissors
  • Tiny beads or glitter and water
  1. To make each bracelet, cut an 8-inch-long piece from the 1/4-inch tubing and cut a 1-inch length from the 3/8-inch tubing (for a fastener). Slide both ends of the 8-inch tube into the fastener, as shown, and have your child try on the bracelet for fit. If it's too big, take it apart and trim it to size, remembering that it will need to slip over her hand.
  2. Remove one end of the bracelet from the fastener. Use a finger to stopper one end while your child drops in tiny beads or pieces of glitter -- or anything she likes that fits in the tube and can be submerged in water.
  3. When she's done, slowly fill the tube with water, leaving several inches of air so it has room to move. Carefully slide the free end into the fastener as far as it will go. This should create a snug fit that won't come undone without a good tug.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What the Heck? Wednesday

For "What the Heck? Wednesday" I googled the word cow and glanced through images to find the most unusual photo that had to do with the word cow. I came across this photo of a 2 headed cow. Now, I know that there have been reports, especially with Ripley's Believe it or Not, that there have, in fact, been 2 headed cows out there. However, there is something very unusual about this one. Check out the eye on the right cow....doesn't that look like a human eye?!!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tips Tuesday! Making Eggs Last Longer

Making Eggs Last Longer

For long-term storage of eggs,crack open the eggs and add individually to an ice tray.When completely frozen put the frozen eggs cubes in a sealed freezer bag and use when needed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Must Have Monday!! Orbit White

It is "Must Have Monday"

Since I have been on this journey to weight loss (have lost 47 lb so far!!) I have found it is much easier to get through the day without munching if I have a piece of gum in my mouth. With Orbit White, you are killing 2 birds with one stone!! You get the gum, that by the way is outstanding in taste, while you whiten your teeth!! This does work by the way. I noticed this past week while looking in the mirror how much whiter my teeth looked. Forgetting that I had been chewing whitening gum, I tried to figure out what I was doing differently. I was reminded after cleaning out my purse and finding the package :) I am very pleased with this product. A definite "must have!"