I’m always looking to make things easier or cheaper. So today, being in the (almost) winter sweep cleaning of my apartment before the big Christmas-Tree-Putter-Upper day, I have been procrastinating and found some really great quick clean methods as well as some create your own cleaners. [Read more…]
Subway’s Random Acts of Fitness is back! Teachers + Homeschools can request a free fitness kit to help engage the kids in healthy activities for body and mind. Head over to Subway Kids to request your kit.
These 4th of July printables by Tweedled Designs is a collection of 8 files including party invitations, punchables (useful for stickers, cupcake toppers, favor tags, etc), party banner, straw flags, labels, mini notecards, treat bag toppers and plastic water bottle labels.
Posh Pixel Design Studio was generous enough to revamp their Memorial Day printable set just for the Fourth of July. The circle stickers and the mini party flags would be a great addition to the set above.
ENJOY THE PRINTABLES! HAVE A FUN + SAFE FOURTH OF JULY!
With 90 degree weather and a bazillion percent humidity, a cool summer treat is definitely needed! And homemade frozen popsicles are always a hit. Especially when they look like these ;c) OurBestBites.com has a selection cool treats for the kids and those young at heart!
Ice Cream with one ingredient? Yep! Bananas. My kids are already addicted to them so this should be interesting once I pull them from my freezer to blend up & spoon out as “ice cream”. So simple, easy on the wallet and healthy! Head on over to The Kitchn for full instructions.
This one is too cool to pass up (even though it won’t cure the humidity) and it can be loved throughout the year. Today I came across Make It and Love It blog. I’m really interested in the Make-A-Cake series. It has everything from cake baking tips, prepping the cake for decorating, fondant & gum paste and all those little nifty tips for creating a beauty for holidays (including step by step tutorial on how to make the cake pictured above)! I shall be experimenting on my own now and following the rest of the series to see how my own cake-making skills go.
1. #3 – Leslie Cole “All I can say about this is WOW!!!!! I have 3 young boys at home and I am constantly struggling for something healthy and nutritious, yet also delicious, that all 5 of us will eat. This would really help me stress less and spend more time loving on my family.”
2. #24 – Katie Lou “LOVE your blog! With kids with multipile food allergies out mealtime for sure takes some major planning!”
3. #1 – Mollie “Hey Gypsy! I don’t think that I’ve been to your blog before today, and I definitely didn’t know that we have so many common interests…
I would use this resource so much. My mom and I combine forces to plan and make the meals for 8 people, and we eat at home nearly every meal. We’re already doing pretty good, but the routine gets stale and this would be such nice way to get us going again!”
I will be contacting the winners shortly by email to discuss your prize. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to those who participated!
If you are interested in more about receiving a copy of your very own “200 Weeknight Dinners” eBook or the online meal planning system head on over to Menu In A Box.
PS: I know there was/is an issue with the correct time & date stamp on comments. As of 9pm when I checked comments last night, most all comments were posted and were showing as 5/26 AM times. I plan to fix this issue before the next giveaway so there are no questions/mishaps.
How many times a week do you ask yourself, What’s For Dinner? How much time a week are you planning out your family’s dinner meals, shopping lists and grocery shopping?
A lot! I know that I was spending more time than I wanted to in planning for our meals – probably just as much time or more as I did in cooking & eating them! Then a few months ago, I came across Menu In A Box. I won a free one year membership to the site by simply entering a giveaway on the blog. I was thrilled at the thought of it and trust me, it’s came in handy!
My favorite part of the membership was actually the free gift that came along with it, an e-book. Menu In a Box 200 Weeknight Dinners Budget & Family Friendly includes 40 weeks of meals along with shopping lists. All organized and ready to print for shopping and preparing your meals! You could add one night of leftovers and one night as a take-out or go out to eat and print a page from this ebook and you have an entire week planned in seconds!
Example of How to use 200 Weeknight Meals
Advantages of 200 Weeknight Dinners
Now here’s your chance to get a copy!
3 of my lucky readers will win a copy of 200 Weeknight Dinners!
Contest starts today May 20 and ends May 25 at 11PM EST
Winners will be announced on May 26th
You may visit Easy, Quick Dinners where you can find more information about this e-book.
To enter this giveaway, Leave a comment below and tell us how this could help your household’s weeknight meal planning. For an extra entry (must have done the above first), Follow myself @LifeAsMama and Ruthie of Menu In A Box at @MenuInABox . Tweet out the following, then comment below that you did so.
Win a Free E-Book, @MenuInABox’s 200 Weeknight Dinners | Enter: http://bit.ly/7JYiOT | via @LifeAsMama #MealPlanner #Giveaway
It’s that simple!