Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Honestly I just don't have the time or energy right now. I just buy whats on my list and I still am hitting my budget amount. Except for the time a couple weeks ago when I had an instant craving for Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream and waffle cones.
I stumbled across some awesome online Kraft coupons for cream cheese, Velveeta and other yummy snacks. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/Products/SuperValu.aspx
Speaking of Cream Cheese. I have to share the BEST recipe my friend Ashlee shared with me. She did better than share she made me a batch of these Heavenly Lemon Delights (that's my made up name for them).
1 C powdered sugar
6 oz cream cheese
2 tsp lemon juice2
(8 oz) cans Crescent dinner rolls
Preheat oven to 375.
In bowl combine first 3 ingredients until smooth. Separate crescent dough into triangles. Place 1 rounded teaspoon of mixture on wide end of each triangle. Roll up to opposite point. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzle over warm rolls.
Glaze:1 C powdered sugar1 tsp margarine1 tsp lemon juice (I had to use a lot more lemon juice to make it thin enough to drizzle)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Now for major craving #2...... IHOP pancakes! It's overwhelming out of control. I've just got to have them! Thinking about ditching my chicken and rice plans for dinner tomorrow for some good ole pancakes for dinner.
Did you know IHOP has Cheesecake pancakes? Seriously must be heaven!
When I think of how much I want pancakes it's going to be a reminder today to pray for my sweet friends who are trying to get pregnant. May God bless them with a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.
When you were pregnant what were some of your cravings?
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday: Make your own Toastatos. Topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, ground beef, salsa, guac, sour cream
Tuesday: Meals on the Go - PB sandwiches and fruit
Wednesday: Chicken and Rice with Crescent Rolls
Easy recipe: 3 chicken breast cooked and shredded
2 cups of cooked rice
Scoop of butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup of chicken broth
Mix together and bake for 25 minutes at 375. Love this!
Thursday: Left over ck and rice
Friday: Make Your Own Pizza Night
For more recipes visit www.orgjunkie.com
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I could use one for me too. What a cute summer maternity dress! Too bad the largest size is 4T.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I used to research and write my blog so great but now it takes all of my energy to just get through the day.
Hopefully I only have another few weeks of this sickness and my energy will also come back.
Anyone have tips or tricks for morning sickness? I'm not throwing up just sick all day. Sometimes I wish I could throw up and be done with it instead of this lingering feeling.
The positive part is the baby must be doing great because my hormones are rockin!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sorry I am late with my menu Monday post. I took a 3 day vacation from the computer. It was much needed. I am making a priority to limit my time on the computer.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Madeline modeling her friend Bella's most amazing princess dress.
We are even having dress up play dates. Thanks for hosting Jenny! I borrowed Ashlee's photos from her blog:)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I've seen this idea around and was excited to give it a try. I love the way it turned out.
I think I'm going to paint one for Madeline's big girl room in a couple months. I am picturing one above her bed between a curtain rod and drapery's pulled back.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here is our menu:
Monday: Leftover Baked Ziti and Salad
Tuesday: Meals on the go dance night - sandwiches and chips. Grilled Veggie Paninni for me.
Wednesday: Chicken Tettrazini (I love this stuff)
Thursday: Leftover Chicken Tett
Friday: Make Your Own Pizza. A big yummy veggie one for me.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Please let me know. I am making my grocery list and menu for next week and I am stuck.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
How about some freebies for this winter day? People in Texas FREAK out when it gets cold. They even canceled school today... no snow just a bit of ice on the bridges. At least we can all stay inside and stay warm.
Free Pregnancy Journal - this is a great freebie if you are expecting or trying for a baby. I love keeping notes and experiences during my pregnancies.
Free Sample of Teekanne Tea- what a great way to warm up in this cold weather.
Free Post-It Durable Tabs- post it's got everything! When I think of 3M I think of Michelle and Roney's High School Reunion movie. Anyone else remember that?
Free Organic Hand Sanitizer- now this is interesting. How is alcohol made organic?
Free Ivan Mog Candy Apple- I saved the best for last! I ordered this one the other day. I hope I get it. WOW!!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This is NOT Texas weather.
Let's talk about how to stay warm without an outrageous electric bill. Here are some things we've done:
- Closed all our blinds and drapes
- Bought a small space heater for my oldest daughters room. Her room doesn't warm easily. Now it stays toasty without us blasting the heat.
- Lower the thermostat to 66 degrees upstairs with the bedrooms. Then put an extra blanket on the beds.
- Turn the down stairs heat to 64 at night.
- Fire, Fire and more fire in the evenings. I LOVE a nice warm fire.
So any of you Northerners got any more tips for us warm weather folks hit with a harsh winter?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Part of making frugal fabulous is still having great items such a splurge soaps. Something about that cute little soap dispenser and wonderful scent is an absolute household must have, well at least I think so.
I ALWAYS have these soaps in my bathrooms. It makes that 1 minute as I close the door away from the kids enjoyable as I wash my hands and smell that fragrance. Then I open the door back to reality as someone under 3 ft tall has been banging on the door.
They are having their big annual sale. Run... go stock up!
Monday, January 4, 2010
I was a bit nervous at first when the Dr was quiet and searching for the baby. We've been down that road and I seem to think negative thoughts and let the fear take over. After she said looks this is the heart beating it calmed me instantly.
So the official due date is August 28th that is 40 weeks. I have my babies at least the other 3 at 36 weeks so we are expecting an arrival the first week in August.
Having #4 you would think I would be a pro but I am not. I still read the milestones and ask questions. I even have another appointment scheduled in 2 weeks with another Dr that delivers at another local hospital. I want to make sure I choose the one with the best fit.
I promise I will be back to frugal posting tomorrow!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
This morning is my first Dr's appointment. I am looking forward to the sonogram but nervous about meeting a new Dr. I will let you know tomorrow how it goes. So far my main symptom of this pregnancy is complete exhaustion. I've slept late and taken 2 hour naps. I forgot about that part. Oh yeah, meat smells horrible. This week I am still cooking meat but will opt for a salad instead of meat.
Monday: Pizza and Salad
Tuesday: Meal on the Go (Back to Ballet nights) Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and apple slices
Wednesday: Mini Meatloaf and Baked Potato's
Thursday: Freezer Purge Buffet. I've accumulated a lot of different little meals I am going to cook several and have a buffet.
Friday: Taco Soup