February 18, 2008


I have come to really like magazines since they are pretty concise and too the point. I don't have much time for anything else these days. I can scan through an article pretty quickly and get what I need. Some of my favorite mommy helpful magazines are Family Fun (for crafts, recipes, party ideas, costume ideas, etc), Real Simple (organization, product tests, decorating, and fashion), and Taste of Home's Quick Cooking (really easy, fast recipes from real people). I received a Real Simple and Quick Cooking subscription as gifts and really loved them!! Do you have a magazine that you really like that you would like to share with the rest of us??

February 14, 2008

My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine's day to everyone. I hope that you all have a special day and that you take the opportunity to remind your kids and Hubby that you love them (of course we do that everyday, but today we have license to go overboard). I don't like to buy into the commercial aspect of the holiday, though I'm not going to turn down roses ;-), but there are some fun and inexpensive ways to make the day a little special and fun to celebrate our love for our families. My favorite thing to do for my girls for any time of the year is cut their sandwiches with a large cookie cutter in a special shape. I only do this on special days so that it stays fun and exciting for the girls. Today, it is a heart shaped peanut butter and chocolate sandwich. Some of the best cookie cutters I have found are from Wilton at most major stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Michaels. They usually have a set that includes various sizes of the same shape so you can go crazy with different sized hearts made of everything from Cheese to sandwiches. And cookies too, of course!!
Do you have any fun and inexpensive suggestions for Valentines day treats??

February 13, 2008

The Season is Upon Us!

Cold and Flu season!! Since returning from our Christmas trip, our family has been passing bugs around. We haven't gotten the flu, thank Heaven, but we seem to not be able to shake our colds. Our humidifier is getting an extra workout this year. And doesn't it seem impossible to keep the water in the humidifier clean?? I thought I would pass a long a little tip that I heard on one of my shows, though I can't remember which one. It was suggested that a few drops of tea-tree oil in the water will help keep the water in your humidifier (and the air) clean! Tea-tree oil can be purchased at health food stores and online at www.vitaminworld.com . So there's your tip for the day. Hope you all are happy and stay healthy this Cold and Flu season!