Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Well, I think I have finally decided that I cannot focus on sharing all the deals. There are SO many good deal bloggers out there (and I follow tons of them!). I can't give the proper amount of time needed to share all the latest deals and freebies and that's ok. I am happy to let you know where to go find that info through these other ladies.
In addition to loving my coupons and deals, I also love everything about my home and making it the best for my family. I love decorating and cooking and some crafty stuff. I love to find and share little things I think are helpful. And I love all things thrifty...from grocery store deals to awesome Goodwill finds.
I finished my fall mantle and wanted to share it with you. I love pulling out my storage bin and seeing things I've had packed away since last year, especially my metal pumpkins : )
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Enjoy this 1-Minute Escape from Southern Living and catch a glimpse of God's beauty this season...
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Crush 20 of the wafers to form coarse crumbs; set aside. Add dry pudding mix to milk in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in whipped topping.
Layer half of the crumbs and 8 of the banana slices in four individual dessert dishes; cover with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers, reserving 4 of the banana slices for garnish. Cover and refrigerate parfaits at least 15 min.
Top each parfait with 1 each of the reserved wafers and banana slices just before serving.
13 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You
Interviews by Neena Samuel
A look inside a teacher's mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform better.
1. If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long.
2. I’m not a marriage counselor. At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to Dakota’s progress, not how your husband won’t help you around the house.
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3.We’re sick of standardized testing and having to “teach to the test.”
4. Kids used to go out and play after school and resolve problems on their own. Now, with computers and TV, they lack the skills to communicate. They don’t know how to get past hurt feelings without telling the teacher and having her fix it.
5. When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student’s manners are a reflection of his parents’.
6. Your child may be the center of your universe, but I have to share mine with 25 others.
7. Please help us by turning off the texting feature on your child’s phone during school hours.
8. Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year.
9. We take on the role of mother, father, psychologist, friend, and adviser every day. Plus, we’re watching for learning disabilities, issues at home, peer pressure, drug abuse, and bullying.
10. Kids dish on your secrets all the time—money, religion, politics, even Dad’s vasectomy.
11. Please, no more mugs, frames, or stuffed animals. A gift card to Starbucks or Staples would be more than enough. A thank-you note: even better.
12. We love snow days and three-day weekends as much as your kid does.
13. The students we remember are happy, respectful, and good-hearted, not necessarily the ones with the highest grades.
Sources: American Federation of Teachers; interviews with elementary and middle school teachers in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Do you plan your meals for the week? Month? I can't quite figure out a whole month at a time but I do like to plan out each week. I make my plan based on what I have on hand and what is on sale. This helps with the budget and it keeps me organized, especially during hectic weeks.
I'd love to know what you are planning for dinners this week for your family.
Here's what my menu looks like...
Monday...grilled chicken, wild rice, green beans
Tuesday...sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit
Wednesday...spaghetti & meatballs
Thursday...chicken pot pie, blueberry muffins, fruit
Saturday...attending a pot luck but not sure what I am bringing yet
I've linked my menu to Menu Plan Monday...check out what everyone is cooking this week.