Thursday, May 31, 2012

An infertility/miscarriage Prayer

There are so many people in my life struggling with infertility and miscarriage right now. And if you have read my Struggles with Infertility, Miscarriage and Surprises from God post here, you know I have lived through both. Admittedly, those were some of my darkest days. Here is a prayer that I wrote during that time in my life. I pray that it will bring comfort to those currently struggling with infertility or miscarriage or even surprises. God, I know you have me on this journey for a reason. And I'm not going to lie, its hard. It may be one of the hardest journeys I've been on. But, I have faith that this journey will be a joyous one. Amen.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Camp Wags and Route 249 5K Fanbration- 5/30 at 9p to 6/9 at 1201am

Welcome to the 5K Fanbration for Camp Wags and Route 249!

To thank our fans, we are throwing a Fanbration Event! ONE Winner takes both prizes!

Camp Wags is sponsoring some fun toys for your pups.

2 ChuckIt glow in the dark tennis balls and ChuckIt Pocket Ball Launcher!

Route 249 is sponsoring $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Special thanks to the following great bloggers for joining us on this fun giveaway!

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Wordless Wednesday - Taking my sister on a shopping trip

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Tutorial

This summer enjoy some frugal fun by making your own sidewalk chalk.

Ingredients you will need: Cornstarch 
                                            Food Coloring
                                            Storage Containers
                                            Paint Brushes
 Step 1:  Scoop 1/4 cup of cornstarch into your storage container.
 Step 2: Measure 1/4 cup water.
 Step 3: Combine cornstarch and water.
 Step 4. Squeeze in a few drops of food coloring.
 Step 5: Mix in the food coloring.
Enjoy painting with friends
 Your paint may dry up into a chalky substance during storage.  If this is the case, you just need to add a little water to your container before you use it.
Having fun decorating your sidewalk or driveway.

Who are you missing today?

sun rays coming out of the clouds in a blue skyFriday was my Gramps' Birthday and boy, do I ever miss him.  After nearly 10 years, the sting of missing him hasn't gone away.  I miss the soundof  his voice saying, "Golly Geewillikers" or calling me hootenanny or hooter for short.  I miss his thick silver hair and the dapper way he looked in his dress coat & hat.  I miss the way he chuckled deep inside his belly.  I miss pulling up in the yard next to Granny & his house and seeing him descend from his tractor dressed in his Case IH coveralls and watching him limp down the driveway to greet me.  A limp left from the Polio that he was able to fight and beat!
My Grandpa was never a war hero.  In fact he was an only child that grew up on a family farm which made him unable to serve.  But on this Memorial Day my Gramps is and always will be my hero.  And Gramps as you would always say as we departed ways, "Be Good."

*Who are you missing today?  I would love to here about them.  Leave me a comment about them.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Meal Plan Monday 5/28-6/3

I am Linking up with OrgJunkie

Lunch - Grilled Cheese
Supper - Dining Out


Lunch - English Muffin Pizzas
Supper - Tacos


Lunch - Lasagna
Supper - Tacos


Lunch - Tuna Sandwiches
Supper - Sausage Meatballs (recipe to be linked later)


Lunch - Frozen Pizza
Supper - Salsa Chicken (recipe to be linked later)


Lunch - Pizza
Supper - Sirlion Steak


Lunch - Applegate Farms Hot dogs
Supper - Pizza Burgers (Recipe to be linked later)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Medford Outlet - Memorial Day Sales

HOURS OPEN: Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm | Sunday: 11am-6pm

Memorial Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Friday, May 25th 10am-8pm
Saturday, May 26th 10am-8pm
Sunday, May 27th 11am-6pm
Monday, May 28th 10am-6pm


May 24-30, 2012
Entire Store On Sale
Men's Footwear Buy One Get Two Free
Men's & Women's Shorts $18.99 & Up


Poly Cotton Shorts, Capris & Pants 20% Off
Basic Tees & Tanks 30% Off
Sale Ends May 28th

Book Warehouse

Select Children's Books 50% Off
Includes Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Camp Rock & Narnia
Sale Ends May 28th
Harlequin Cover Stationary Items 50% Off
Includes Address Books, Composition Books, Journals & Note Pads
Sale Ends May 28th
Mass Market Paperbacks Are Buy Two Get Third Free!


Up To 70% Off Baby Sale
See Store For Details
Sale Ends May 28th

Christopher & Banks/CJ Banks

Box Sale...
$9.99 & $6.99 Select Styles
See Store For Details
Take An Additional 60% Off Clearance


Earrings Buy Two Get Third Free
See Store For Details

Country Goods

Take 40% Off One Select Item
Choose From CD's, Cookbooks, Bibles & Candles
Limit One Per Person
See Store For Details
Must Bring Ad To Store & Present At Checkout
Sale Ends May 28th

Eddie Bauer

Everything Is On Sale At Eddie Bauer This Memorial Day Weekend!
Come In And Check Out Our Special Buys For $4.99
Also, Have Men's Pigment Dyed Tees & Women's Ribbed Tanks For $9.99
Sale Ends May 28th

Gap Outlet

Save Up To 70% Off Select Items
Sale Ends May 29th
Shorts For The Entire Family Starting At $12.99
In Addition, Take 30% Off Women's Already Reduced Prices & 40% Off Men's, Kid's & Baby Already Reduced Prices
Gap Outlet Has The Best Selections On Clothing & Accessories For Men, Women, Kids & Baby. We Offer First Quality Gap, Gap Kids & Baby Gap Merchandise As Well As Our Exclusive Gap Outlet Merchandise.
We Look Forward To Your Visit!


$4.99 Knit Tanks & Shorts
$7.99 & Under Swimwear
$9.99 Woven Shorts
Large Quantity Of Recently Reduced New Markdowns
See Store For Details

j.jules fashion

Spring & Summer Clearance Starting At $12.99


Storewide Sale... 40% Off Everything
storewide sale, Sale Ends June 11th

Kitchen Collection

50% Off Seasonal Acrylics
Presto Spring Time Blow Out Sale
20% Off Pizzazz Rotating Oven
20% Off Dual Basket Deep Fryer
2pk Brass Grill Brush Set $4.97
2pk Triangle Grill Brush Set $4.97
Take An Additional 30% Off Clearance Merchandise
See Store For Details

Lane Bryant

40% Off All Apparel
25% Off Cacique
50% Off Clearance
May 24-28, 2012


Markdowns Up To 50% Off
Select Jewelry Only $1.99
Limited Time Only, Limited Supply
See Store For Details

Huge Savings On All Footwear
$19.99 - $29.99
Sale Ends May 30th
Select Handbags Special Pricing
See Store For Details

Old Navy Outlet

40% Off All Over The Store!
Does Not Include Clearance & Sport Licensing Tees
May 24-28, 2012

OshKosh B'gosh

Entire Store 50% Off
Flagged For Fun Tees $5.95
Sale Ends May 29th


Bring In This Email And Receive An Extra 35% Off Men's & Women's Clearance Apparel
May 24-28, 2012


Girls & Guy's Graphic Tees $5
Girls Tanks $5
Flip Flop Dresses Buy One Get One $7
Flip Flops Buy One Get One $1
Girls & Guys Shorts Buy One Get One $1
Guys Tanks Buy One Get One 50% Off
See Store For Details

Van Heusen

Entire Store On Sale Up To 60% Off
Plus Take Another 10-30% Off Most Styles
And Take Another 15% On Selections Throughout The Store
Sale Ends May 29th

Wilson's Leather

Extra 40% Off Liquidation & Clearance Sale
Doors Open Early 8am Saturday & Monday!
See Store For Details
May 24-28, 2012


Memorial Weekend Sale! In outlet stores only. Dynamite Deal Days starting at $3.99* Plus, New Reductions on clearance starting at $1.99. up to 75% off*

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Shoe tying tutorial

Children some times have a difficult time learning to tie their shoes.  Here is a tutorial done by our 6 year old in hopes that another child who is having difficulty may understand the steps better if another child is explaining the process to them.

Work at home Wednesday #2 - is one of the few legitimate data entry jobs that exist.  And believe me I have scoured the Internet for work at home data entry jobs.  I have worked for them since 2007. has been in existence since 2001.  They hire at home workers to type images that appear on the screen in their interface once the worker logs into their account.  You are able to work as much as you want, whenever you want. 

The job pays approximately .30 per 1000 keystrokes.  When you have accrued $30 or more in entries will mail you a check.  In order to be hired you do have to take an evaluation test. This test is to determine your typing speed and accuracy. Scoring well does not automatically mean you will be hired for the position.

I do want to caution my readers that this is not the type of job that you can make a living at. It is another way to have a small stream of income while you are at home with the babes. It would, also, be way to get or help keep your debt snowball rolling.

If you missed our first post of the Work at Home series you can find it here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wahm-ie Panties Review and Discount

We recently purchased a soaker from Wahm-ie Pantie.  We bought the Tweet cute is that?  It is a light pink fleece with a bird print.  It has a lime green contrast waist band and for extra cuteness an eyelet ruffle right smack on her booty.  The soaker is a medium and it fits her long and lean frame perfect.  I haven't had her weighed recently, but I am guessing that she is between 15-16 pounds.  I am a pocket gal, so I have never used a soaker before.  Soakers are generally used as a cover with a fitted or a prefold.  I am loving my soaker under summer dresses.  My girls are heavy wetters, so I like putting them under my less absorbent pockets or AIOs (All-in-ones) thus making them more absorbent.  Also, I love using them at night as a PJ bottom which makes my overnight diaper a touch more leak proof.  The fleece is super soft and I love that it has easy machine washable care.  In addition, it seems to be more breathable and more gentle on sensitive skin than pul.  Wahm-ie Pantie is owned by a super sweet mom that can help you customize your Wahm-ie Pantie.  I love supporting other fellow Mommies at home!  She had super fast shipping which is awesome if you have a fluffy addition like mine!  I will be giving a way a Wahm-ie Pantie as part of the Summer Cloth Diaper giveaway I am participating in from June 21-30.  In the meantime, Wahm-ie Pantie is currently holding a sale.  

Wahm-ie Pantie is offering the following specials:
$5 soakers - (your choice). 
$7 shorties - (your choice)
$8 longies - (your choice)

Spend $25 and get one item 1/2 off.
Spend $30 and get a free soaker
Spend $35 and get free shorties
Spend $40 and get free longies
Every 10th order will get a choice item FREE.

*Note: please send her a PM with item/print/trim/size (found in "about" and "current stock" - not shown in stock is a boys shark print). If prints go quickly, she will re-stock with new prints.

*Sale through Thursday! She will complete orders as they come to me... all orders will go out by Saturday.

Love Wham-ie Panties under summer dresses

There is just something too adorable about a ruffled butt :)

Medford Outlet Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale

Don't forget to print this ad and bring it to Rita's Concessions for free popcorn :)

Wordless Wednesday - Playing in Makeup

Monday, May 21, 2012

All About Baby Giveaway Event


This giveaway event is hosted by my friend, Danielle @ a delicious obsession! This event is to celebrate the birth of her son, which was in March. I would love to offer my readers the chance to win some of these great baby products she was given the opportunity to try! This giveaway consists of products that you and your baby will love! Giveaway will run from May 21st through June 3rd. For your chance to win, enter by using the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!

Prize #1: Winner's choice (up to $30)
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Teething Necklace from Amber Slumber - Amber Slumber sells Baby Amber teething necklaces that are made from 100% natural baltic sea amber. They have a huge variety of necklaces to choose from. Very stylish, modern, and beautiful.

Prize #2:

Glow Bug Cloth Diaper - These cloth diapers are very cute and stylish for little boys and girls. Each cloth diaper has several snaps and can be adjusted. You can choose for a girl, boy, or gender neutral.

Prize #3:
 Swaddle Designs Baby Lovie Plush Dots (Multiple Colors)
Blanket My Baby Personalized Baby Blanket - These blankets are absolutely adorable. They are very soft as well. Get your blanket personalized with your baby's name. Choose which color and font you would like. The blankets are smaller then an average baby blanket. It's more of a cute security blanket.

Prize #4:
Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning
Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning DVD - This isn't for baby but your baby can enjoy some one on one time with mommy while you get your belly back in shape after giving birth.

Prize #5:

Mobi WallMate -  These WallMate are really neat. A cute nightlight for your children. They light up different colors or you can have set at a steady color. Available in a monkey, hippo, and elephant.

Prize #6:

Mobi AnimaLamp - Perfect to use a desk lamp so your children can get their homework done, use on your changing table for your baby when you're changing those midnight diapers, use in the tent while camping and more! Available in a monkey, bunny, and giraffe.

Prize #6:
Heating and Cooling Packs for Kids

Thermal-Aid Bear (Lavender) - This bear can be heated in the microwave and used as a heating pad or put in the freezer for use as a cool pack. Use to relieve headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, fevers, and more. Perfect for kids and adults.

Prize #7:

Baby Magic Calming Baby Bath - Relax your baby by giving him/her a nice bath and use Baby Magic's Calming Baby Bath. Made with lavender and chamomile. Tear free, dye free, hypoallergenic, enriched with vitamins and aloe.

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