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31 Dec

Janice at Five Minutes for Mom recently did a Podcast with Jon from the hit TLC reality show, Jon and Kate Plus Eight… guess what, she asked one of my questions to Jon. If you click her second clip of the podcast at http://www.5minutesformom.com/5132/jon-gosselin-podcast-0/#comment-1040121 you can hear her say my name, the name of my blog, and my question with Jon’s answer! Thanks so much Janice for using my question!!!! I was so excited to see it tonight. I emailed & facebooked everyone I know the link to your post. Hopefully Jon will remember my name too… hee-hee!!! A few... 

31 Dec

Random things that I am thankful for in 2008: Beware, I am getting a little more personal than I normally do in this post! My friends… I have the greatest groups of friends. They all mean so much to me and I feel blessed to have them in my life. I believe that each person is put in your life for a reason and no friendship is a mistake! My parents… I thank God every day for my mom and dad. I have the greatest set of parents who love me unconditionally. Not to mention they are the best grandparents ever. Plus they have a great marriage which I look up to. My husband is my soul mate. Sure we... 

17 Dec

My friend Jennifer S. has been so creative lately… I had to share two of her creations: The first is little pinatas shaped like ornaments. You could make these and stuff them with lottery tickets and place on each guests plate on Christmas Eve… They could crack them open see if they were a big winner. Lastly are these cute Jello Jigglers shaped like candy canes. She used whip cream for the stripes. Very cute Jennifer… Thanks for sharing with the blogging world!  

14 Dec

Forget bows… leave a basket of hangers out and go upstairs for a few minutes and look what my Cindy Lou Who did to the tree.  

14 Dec

I am a bit behind on this contest due to some family issues… but we have a winner. Post number 8 was drawn randomly:http://muffinsmemoirs.blogspot.com/2008/11/this-would-be-perfect-bday-gift-for-me.html I found your site thru TipJunkieI teach 1st grade in Fl. I am my favorite teacher!!! Thanks for the chance to win such great stuff. Oh and 12/11 is my bday so it would be a great present to myself indeed!!  

3 Dec

Here are the gifts Santa is considering for my Little Map Loving Man this year. Maybe my ideas will give you ideas. Just some great toys for a five to seven year old! If you click on the image you can read more about the product and you can also read reviews from people who have purchased the items in the past! Some Other Things That Look Cool and I know a kiddo Would Love: These two things are on his wish list… but Santa can’t afford the first one and the second one: he asks for this but never plays with the GEOTRAX anymore. They look really cool though!Here are some toys that get... 

23 Nov

I have decided to join in on all the giving that comes with owning a blog. As I explore this blogging world, I have found that many blogs give away treats. I have even won a few. I thought I would spread some love and give away a Teaching Heart Basket. What You Get If You Win!!!1.) Two Teaching Heart CDROMS Graphing CDROM -www.teachingheart.net/graphingindexanddirections.pdfPacket CD Volume 1 Includes:Back to School, The Penguin Packet, The Winter Packet, Fall & Halloween Cute Red Penguin SocksA Yankee CandleBath and Body works Hand CreamPocket ChartTeaching Heart Mouse PadRhyming Words CD... 

23 Nov

Wow, it feels so good to get an award for my blog. My first blogging award. It is from Super Fun Mama! I enjoy that blog very much. She has super great ideas and makes me wish she was my mom!!! Thank you very much! After being in the Website Word for 10 plus years with http://www.teachingheart.net/ and getting many awards for that website… this is my first blogging award and it is good to feel that excitement again!!! This week has given me lots of bad news and this is the first good news I have gotten this week. Thanks for the smile.  

21 Nov

My menu is set and I need to shop now. Here’s my menu with links to the recipes I will use. Menu Holiday Cranberry Sauce – Simple but good! I once made one of those fancy cranberry sauces and it was too much for my taste. Truthfully, I like the stuff that comes out of the can too! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Holiday-Cranberry-Sauce/Detail.aspx Turkey Stuffing/Dressing – I use the recipe here. I add water chestnuts & pine nuts to it. When I worked at Houlihan’s in my younger years, the stuffing they made for their Thanksgiving dinner was so good and it had water... 

19 Nov

My friend Amy gave me this idea years ago and we use it every year. When it snows and the kids want to play in the snow and you don’t… bring the snow inside for loads of fun. This is a picture from last year. FROM AMY:I don’t know about you but I wasn’t as excited about the snow as my kids were this morning. My children were convinced that it is time to sled ride and build snowmen. I tried to tell them that there isn’t enough snow. They weren’t convinced… .until we stood outside waiting for buses and then they realized they couldn’t go very far... 

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