Thursday, February 10, 2011

Awesome giveaway at Reluctant Entertainer

I've been wanting to read these books--I hope I win!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Giveaway at Simply Tessa

A gorgeous, gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Super Foods for Pregnancy Giveaway at Keeper of the Home


It looks like a great resource.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Household Management Notebook: the e-version

Inspired by SimpleMom and FishMama (from Life As Mom) I have been trying to put together my household management notebook. I had many plans of what I wished my book to look like and what forms I would include... and the sun went down on every day without my even being able to begin work on it. That's when it hit me: it's hard for me to get started on a physical notebook, but I sure can work on an electronic one! I made documents of some of my favorite forms (like FishMama's priorities from her e-book, which I love, or simpleMom's daily docket) and added checklists to my phone's calendar where I could write my to-do's. I created a folder called "Organization" where I have apps to keep track of goals and lists, budget, pricebook, grocery lists... It's east, portable, and I always have it with me. Thanks, FishMama, for the inspiration!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gifts for grandparents: Ornaments

I made these out of salt dough and I'm planning on giving them to my Dad. The recipe I used uses 10 tbsp. Of salt and 10 of flour as a base, with 1tsp. Of oil and about 6 oz. Of water. Keep adding equal parts salt and flour until you get the right consistency for rolling and cutting out the dough. I traced my child's hand on paper, then cut it with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or so. You can paint the dough afterwards, but I decided to leave it as is. I also tried to use food coloring on the dough before baking and that also worked well.

handmade projects

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Salt Dough Bookmark

We made these for favors, but you can make almost anything out of salt dough. I'm planning on making something to decorate my Christmas presents.


I am awful at making fudge, but found this wonderful--may I add foolproof?--recipe at Cooking for Engineers (

In a double boiler, melt 3 cups of chocolate chips (do measure, you need more than 1 small package. You also may combine the flavors of your choice), 4 tablespoons of butter, and one can of condensed milk. Let melt and combine until the texture is creamy and shiny. Pour onto greased Pyrex and chill in the refrigerator. Yum!