Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tomorrow is the day April 1st,!!!

April brings to light so many things! Its almost Easter, the kids are out of school and as excited as I was for Hannah and Abby to be out of school, its kinda like a buyers remorse moment. I almost want to give up yelling for lent. My folks will be here on Saturday and I am trying to get so much done to prepare for their arrival. However the harder I work the harder the kids work against me. So I will wait until they go to sleep and the mommy vampire will spread her cleaning wings and scrub.

Ok so for tomorrow nights menu, not sure what to do for April fools dinner. I have always wanted to have fun with the kids. So I am probally going to do the backwards dinner thing. Meatloaf that looks like a iced cake, Dessert that looks like mashed potaoes peas and carrots. I will probally do fish stick cookies. I will have the kids do something fun to freak their dad out. I love driving him mad it is soooo easy.
What You Need:
Peanut butter log candy
Peas-and-carrots candy mix
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel or butterscotch topping

What You Do:
On each dinner plate, arrange four or five peanut butter logs (to look like fish sticks) and a small handful of the candy mix (for vegetables).

Right before serving, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt to each plate for "mashed potatoes." Top with gravy -- a spoonful of caramel sauce or butterscotch topping.

My final thought -It is time to start preparing my garden which because of Abby looks like a mud pit with italain parsley. I found this list of easy to grow stuff . Maybe this will help you find your green thumb.

Easy to grow crops include onions, peas, beets, rutabaga and zucchini squash. These can also be planted early.Tomatoes and peppers need to be started from seed indoors about 8 weeks prior to planting time or purchased as transplants. Be sure to space things in your small garden according to the instructions on the packets. And make sure you plant your tender crops (tomatoes, squash, beans and watermelon) after all danger of frost has passed. Ask the old timers in the area when this date is. One common mistake people make, especially in the northern climates, is to plant everything when the weather turns nice only to succumb to a frost a week or two later, thus wiping out all their hard work. Plant by the expected last frost dates, not the weather. Wow if that is not an ah ha moment. I almost became that person. I am sure because it was in the 70's today it will be snowing next week.

Oh I made lead consultant with Scentsy that is a promotion a month. I have 1 person under me (Annette De Angelis) and another that signed up today( Jen Tringl) they are both teachers. Maybe they will proof my blog (you wish). What a great business for my candle addiction. Paying down some medical bills and even helping some animals at Fur Angels. They help place animals that would have a hard time getting adopted in foster care until they can find a home.
Some events that are going on that you should look into and support:
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March is coming to a speedy end! So my kids are quickly tryin to drive me crazy

Today, my lovely 2 yr old Grace thought it would be oh so cute to shoveel soot from the fire place onto the HD DVR box, Yes soot in box- WHY, I banged it out sprayed it with that aerosol stuff that tastes weird-you know the stuff kids are huffing (another scratch my head moment) and even used the vaccuum. I was amazed at the stuff that came out laughing to myself at the look the comcast lady would give me if it were broken- I could here her saying Ma'am did you have a house fire,lol no just a 2yr old that today instead of playing in her poo desided to put soot in the cable box. I can't wait until tomorrow. Joey wonders why I stay up so late. Two reasons after the kids are asleep I get a burst of energy and secondly I am scared to death for the next day. Evidence A:

Evidence B:
Notice the broom in the back everything was covered, love the grey carpet I am so glad the carpet cleaners are coming Friday. My parents wll be here saturday.  Oh that dress is pale yellow. I am sure Abby had some involvement but her new thing is to quickly yell out Grace did it and babies don't lie. God gave me enough sanity to take an ativan and clean up the mess. Until tomorrow!!

Wow just had an amazing fun event fall in my lap from Pillsbury!!!

Ok here's the thing I signed up a while back for general mills pssst...Their site is they send me samples and coupons for different tings the coupons are always the price of the item so I get the item free. I love it. Well today they sent me a survey and I filled it out and they gave me 3 dates to choose from and now they are sending me a apron, gift card, coupons and recipes for this event. Pretty cool.They are even sending a door prize. SO here is the info for you to check it out, even if its just to try new stuff for free. They never call me on the phone it is only via email.

About MyGetTogether

Do you enjoy hosting? Do you like trying the latest products and sharing them with friends? Then MyGetTogether is right for you! And it is easy to participate.

•To participate in MyGetTogether, you will need to be a member of General Mills’ Pssst... network. Pssst... lets you try new products, take part in surveys, get exclusive, behind-the-scene looks at the company, as well as coupons from General Mills’ many brands.

•Pssst... members may be contacted via email when there are possible MyGetTogether hosting opportunities. Or you may find upcoming events listed on your Personal Page.

•You may be invited to take a short online survey to see if you qualify to host a particular event. Not all get-togethers will be available to everyone, but there will be plenty of opportunities.

•If selected as a host, you will be responsible for arranging the get-together (with our help!) and inviting friends.

•Tell us how it went! After the get-together, we want to hear from you and your experience with the product. We value your opinion and want to continue offering only the best.
It is so worth signing up for. I just got anew yougurt coupon last week. Also want to tell you about a lady that design blog site thinking of having her d mine they are so cute.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Can you believe April first is around the corner!!!

 I have the cutest teacher gift at 10% startng April first Pre-order now. I am making cute little bags up with the warmer the scent of the month Red candy apple and I am melting wax in the shape of little apple discs. Very cute. I am doing that for free and am willing to ship anywhere. The warmer is 22.50 and the bars are 4.50. Just email me and I will place your order. so I can package it for you or send you the wax apple melts if you are gving for a gift.

Thanks to all the really crafty people I have been really getting excited to sew. Like I really have time to sew. I barely have time to shower. So I broke down and bought a brother sewing machine. Can you believe it Ikea and a sewing machine all in one week.  I am excited to sew little things and who knows I might become pretty crafty and sew suits that I can hang my kids from in the basement.

Wow its almost April time for planting stuff in my little garden bed out back and now I have to come up with some fun April 1st food Ideas. I was going to make those cupcakes from  I always wanted to make those cute corn ones. Tehn comes the most awesome event of Easter. I love celebrating this holiday surrounded by family. The resurrection of my creator.This year My parents, my nephew Devin, Niece Brittany and Harmony are driving up from South Carolina. I am thrilled to have everyone gathered around our table this year. To know that we have been through so much with the passing of my Unce Steve from cancer, my Dad diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, my cousin Jen fighting breast cancer and just the everyday things we have been battleing to take this time to give thanks and remember we are forgiven and he has risen for our sins. He paid the price. So I have really tried to come to peace with all things in my life and cut alot of unhealthy strings. Are there things holding you back from a healthy walk in life. If he can die on a cross the least we can do is let it go.

A fun Easter craft for all, My mom used to do this with us:

Sugar and string Easter egg ornaments are a fun family craft idea, plus you can include a lot of science in this project. You can make smaller hollow string ornaments to hang or put in baskets or you can make a large crystal egg to use as an Easter basket.

Sugar and String Easter Egg Materials:
There are a few different ways to do this project. You can make either small eggs or very large eggs. Large eggs require multiple layers of sugar in order to support their size. Small eggs can be made such that they are open, revealing the abstract-looking string pattern. If you are concerned that the sugar will attract ants, there are two ways to avoid this problem. One is to spray the completed project with clear spray paint. The other is to change the ingredients altogether, using a mixture of spray starch or glue and water instead of sugar with egg whites or water. If you use glue instead of sugar your project will not be as stiff or sparkly, plus you won't get crystals.

Use very small balloons if you want to make small eggs that you can put into Easter baskets or hang as ornaments. Use larger balloons if you want to use the egg as an Easter basket or as a larger decoration.

You can use any type of string that you want, such as embroidery floss, thread, yarn, or even ribbon.

I find normal white sugar (sucrose) produces the most sparkle and largest crystals. You can use confectioner's or powdered sugar.

•egg whites or water
Egg whites contain water plus the protein albumin. I feel the albumin helps you get a stiffer, glossier Easter egg, but you can use water instead with comparable results.

•food coloring (optional)

Make the Easter Egg

The basic instructions are to blow up the balloon until it is the size you want for your Easter egg. Next, make the balloon sticky by coating it with sugar-water. Wrap string around and around the balloon until you have enough string to support the shape (more is better). Allow the string to dry. Apply more layers of sugar, allowing the balloon to dry between layers. Carefully pop the balloon and remove it. Use the sugar-string Easter egg as it is or else cut a hole in it using scissors.

Here are detailed instructions for the Easter egg that has larger sugar crystals and can be used as an Easter basket.

1.Mix together 3 egg whites and as much sugar as it takes (about 3 cups powdered sugar, somewhat less granulated sugar) to make a glaze that is thick enough to spread, but will not drip. Add food coloring if you wish. The consistency is important. If the glaze drips, the egg will take a very long time to dry and won't be as thick and strong. The amount of sugar that will dissolve in the egg white (solubility) is highly dependent on temperature. Much more sugar will dissolve in room temperature egg whites than in cold egg whites.

2.Blow up a balloon to the desired size. Tie it off with a knot. Tie a string around the knot. You will use this string to hang the balloon while it dries.

3.Coat the balloon with the sugar and egg white mixture.

4.Wrap the balloon with string. It may help to use several smaller lengths of string than to wrap one long piece.

5.Hang the balloon and allow the string to dry.

6.Coat the balloon with the sugar and egg white mixture. Fill in the gaps between the strings and try to get even coverage.

7.You may want to add more coats of sugar. For your final coat, one option is to sprinkle very coarse sugar onto the wet mixture. This will result in a very sparkly egg.

8.When you are satisfied with the thickness of the egg, allow 24 hours for the egg to completely harden. Pierce the balloon so that it slowly deflates. Your goal is to carefully remove the balloon from the inside of the egg. The crystallization that you get will depend on how well the sugar had dissolved in the egg white and the rate of evaporation.

9.You can use scissors to cut a hole in the egg. The cut edge of the egg may be covered with ribbon or frosting or whatever you like.

Open String Eggs

Another option is to make an egg that is simply stiffened string. This is a much simpler and quicker project. The egg must be relatively small, since the egg's shape is maintained by hardening thread or yarn with sugar. You could use the glaze described in this version of the project on the larger egg in order to make translucent glass windows in the thicker egg, but you will need to apply several coats of glaze.

1.Blow up a balloon to make a small egg.

2.Heat a little water until it boils. Remove the water from heat. Stir in sugar until no more will dissolve. If you don't have enough sugar in this solution, your egg will not harden, so it's better to add sugar until crystals start to settle out. If you aren't using colored string, you may wish to add food coloring to the sugar solution.

3.Dampen the balloon with the sugar solution. Don't burn yourself! You can let the liquid cool down a bit.

4.Wrap the balloon with string. Use enough string to provide adequate support for the shape.

5.Either dip the Easter egg in the solution or else drip solution over the egg to make certain the string is thoroughly saturated with sugar solution.

6.Suspend the egg from another string until the egg is dry.

7.Carefully pop the balloon and remove it.

8.Enjoy your Easter egg! After the holiday, you can save the egg for next year by wrapping it in tissue paper and storing it in a dry location.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well its race day!!!

Our household has a love for racing, We celebrated our Honeymoon at the Indy 500. We had awesome seats and look forward to being so close to Chicagoland speedway.  I enjoy being exposed to so many different things. So we are enjoying a family day watching racine, shopping adn then Chuk E CHeese.

Ok a awesome recipe for the kids with Easter soon approaching. I love making the Resurrection cookies. Hannah always asks are we going to make those cookies again this year.
Easter Story Cookies
to be made the night before Easter

You need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important - don't wait until you are half done with the recipe!)

Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.

Read John 19:1-3

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.

Read John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.

Read John 10:10-11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.

Read Luke 23:27

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.

Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.

Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.

Read Matthew 27:57-60

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.

Read Matthew 27:65-66

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.

Read John 16:20 and 22

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.

Read Matthew 28:1-9


Friday, March 26, 2010

So excited wish I could back flip

So for scentsy I have been searching for ideas to display my small plug in warmer at trade shows.  I found this lady that madeone one out of a picture frame. Of course up for a challange and sitting in the home office (joey would kill me) I used a knife cut a whole in the frame, used a wiring box, outlet part adn 6'ft plu in cord, cut the end part of the plug in off wire it to the outlet box and used scrapbooking paper and tada a display for my warmer.  I still have to trim the ribbon-scissors broke lol.

Never limit yourself-get out of your confort zone and things happen, I don't usually deal with electricity. However I needed this and I felt that this wasnt so bad.

Hives today hopefully gone tomorrow

My mother told me to eat creme of tarter to remove hive. I didn't try it because I need to find out what is causing them but I did find this: Hives can be brought on by any number of causes. Whether related to allergies, stress or the climate, hives are unattractive and uncomfortable. A paste made with cream of tartar is a natural way to relieve the itching and swelling of hive-infested skin, and vitamin E helps heal and restore the area. Though this treatment works well on everyday outbreaks related to stress or the sun, it is imperative to ensure the hives are not related to a serious allergic reaction. If this is the case, seek medical attention immediately. So at least my options are open.

On a more personal note. I felt compelled today to release some things I was holding on to
but it wasn't bothering me. I feel there are things in life you should just let go. I am so blessed to have a healthy family. Abbys road of illness was very bad early on but she is doing awesome. There are so many more families not as blessed. I am making an effort give thanks for the blessings I have received and pray for those that need the blessings and healings. I hate reading stories of sick children it just tears at my heart. I feel for the parents and siblings and those strong little innocent victims of the illness. I had a childhood friend that got cancer at a young age and she really endured a lot so did her parents. But through it all they were strong and focused and all of them from my view were amazing fighters, even her brother and sister. Such an amazing family. I am sure it was these life lessons that you see but never truely realize until you are a parent yourself and they come back and remind you this isn't the first storm you witnessed or the last but each time you learned something different regardless of your age. So I begin to question? What others see of me, am I teaching them to be kind loving and thoughtful? What do my kids see and my husband? Is my mask a mask or am I truly one way or another. I am willing to really get real with myself and know how I act today may not impact someone now but years down the road. Thank you GOD for always allowing me to grow and learn things even the hard way when I feel alone and when I know you are carrying me.

Please remember to pray for all the sick children that they have a kind gentle caring hand to heal them.

Ok, now with something not so intense: A recipe my mom in law told me about. Not sure if you heard of fried cheese but its out there. She said to take american cheese the deli kind take 1 slice and cut into strips and 9 squares put a pecan on each square and then in the microwave for 1 min.until toasty and brown. There you go a nice little snack. I founf on the internet peopleare frying cheese making taco shells. Sounds yummy to me.

Have a blesses day!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wow what a night and then an early morning

So my lovely day started at 5:30 am with Grace and Abby running and jumping around like the monkeys from Jumanji.  All I wanted to do is keep my head on my pillow they had other plans. I will be running around doing business stuff today. Awesome new warmer and scent released for April. The scent is red candy apple. They have pre-sold like hotcakes only 22.50 in April.Awesome teacher gifts. I am sending one to an old teacher from my childhood.

Ok somehelpful hints- I am not sure what areas are worst for bugs in flour from the store but to keep this from happening. I store my flour in the freezer. It doesnt change the taste. I also store my breadcrumbs, cornmeal and the southern staple GRITS in their. 

Another question that someone asked me was what to do with candle/warmer wax when it looses its scent and you don't want to just trash it. Well you can make fire starters. One way gives me flashback of girl scout days. We used to use the paper egg carton, lint from the dryer and the wax. Pack the lint in the egg carton and the poor the wax over it. Then cut each of the litttle cube things out whala firestarters, you can also pour it over pine cones.

This got me thinking, post your favorate campfire food. Mine was campfire eclairs.
Enjoy the recipe:::
Campfire Eclairs

This is a fun, easy, and somewhat messy recipe to do over the campfire. You can do different variations of pudding flavors and frostings. Add some sprinkles for fun too!

1 8-ounce can Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls
2 vanilla JELL-O Brand pudding snacks
1 tub Betty Crocker whipped frosting (chocolate)
thin-tip cooking sticks
aluminum foil
Pam cooking spray

Cover tip of stick with aluminum foil and spray with Pam. Stretch one crescent roll over foil and squeeze tip to close and tighten. Cook over campfire until golden brown turning frequently. (Crescent roll is done when it slides off the foil easily.) Fill center of crescent roll with vanilla pudding, spread chocolate frosting on top, and enjoy!

I went to home to a home improvement store and picked op inch wooden dowls( not sure if spelled right). They worked awesome!!

Excited to see your comments!!
Oh if you miss those camping fun days. We went last summer to it was like scout camp for the whole family. We had a blast we stayed in a little cabin 1 queen bedroom full kitchena da sleeping loft upstairs for the kids. It was small but we had a blat. Go to the website: we will be doing it again probally this summer. My nephew was 12 and had a great time so fun for all ages.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

some helpful hints-Oh if you ever have something that works post it

Amazing truth, I love my magic eraser but when it comes to crayon put it down, go to the garage and get the WD-40, 1 spray and then a nice little wipe. Works on lipstick also. I just did a narea where Grace spilt wax from my warmer and it worked there also

To rid you yard of snakes line the perimeter with lime you get from a feed and tackle store. They stay clear it burns there bellys when they cross. I would also line the house so if they are under there they dont come out. I have heard it is kid and people safe but I would double check.

If you have a pan that has caked on stuf soak it in water and fabric softner sheet. Wahla it cleans it off.

If you are caring for an older person or your childs bed smells of urine,,,,beside using  scentsu cinnamint in your warmer (plug), put peppermint oil in a sguirt bottle with water and spray the bed-around the box spring!!!

Final helpful hint: to clean your shower or bath white as new use oven cleaner FUMELESS of course!!!

Who looks outside, dreams.Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Three G's Crafts: Scentsy Give Away...

Three G's Crafts: Scentsy Give Away...

I am a consultant for scentsy!!! I love my job

About Scentsy - the candle company

Scentsy is a company that provides wickless, flameless, sootless, leadless candles - our candles are highly scented and safe to use just about anywhere. Scentsy candles are designed to quickly fill your home with beautiful, long lasting scents. Using a 15 watt bulb, 20 watt bulb or 25 watt light bulb to melt the highly scented Scentsy wax. The Candle warmer system is easy and simple to use. Simply put one or more cubes of Scentsy wax into your candle Warmer dish, plug it in and turn it on! When you want to change the scent, pour the liquid Scentsy wax from the warmer lid into the original container (you can reuse the wax over and over until the scent is all gone) then just wipe the dish with a paper towel and put in a new cube of Scentsy wax. It’s safe to leave your warmer on 24/7 or switch on and off as you desire. Scentsy has 80+ long lasting, highly scented fragrances. You can mix and match the scents to design your own scent recipes. Scentsy currently offers over 50 beautifully hand crafted ceramic electric candle warmers which come in 3 sizes: Scentsy Plug-In, Scentsy Mid-Size, Scentsy Full-Size. Scentsy also offers room sprays, Travel Tins and Car Candles (air fresheners).

Scentsy puts safety first. The candle warmers are flameless so there’s no flame hazard, no smoke in the air, no lead, and no soot on the warmer, on your walls or in your lungs. Plus, the scents will fill your house with a "scents"ational aroma!

Scentsy wax won’t burn away (putting dangerous chemicals into the air) like regular candles. The low watt Scentsy light bulb is warm enough to melt the wax but not hot enough to burn you or any curious kids or pets, should they touch it. The candle warmer wax gets just above body temperature.

Scentsy candle warmers were created by two Mom’s who were looking for a safe alternative to candles. They did what most of us dream about, they came up with an idea that is now a multi-million dollar business!


How Scentsy Warmers Work

Each Scentsy warmer houses a low-watt light bulb that gently melts a highly fragrant Scentsy wickless Candle Bar. Turn your Scentsy candle on or off with ease using the switch provided on the cord (full & mid size warmers) or on the base of the plug-in warmer. No flame, no soot, not smoke, no lead - NO worries!

Why Choose Scentsy?

•Scentsy Candle System is Lead-Free
•Scentsy Warmers are a Wick-Free candle
•Our warmers are a flameless candle
•Over 80 "Scentsational" Scents to choose from
•Over 40 warmers that can blend in with any decor!
•Our family uses one or two blocks from a Scentsy Bar at a time. We leave our warmers on 24/7. One or two blocks can last us anywhere from 4 - 9 days depending on the scent.
•Turn your candle warmer on and off as you please with the handy switch!
•3 sizes to fit in any room, office, dorm - where ever you want a candle! Scentsy also has "candles" for the car - our car candles or our new travel tins work fabulous in smaller places without electricity!
•Scentsy warmers make great nightlights

Ok, so I guess this is a start

I have always wanted to help others and I guess now is my chance. Don't judge my writing skills, I am not so good with proper sentences, commas, or run ons. My old english teacher would pull her hair out reading this. I also know my husband will never read this either. Our holiday newsletter alone drives him crazy and that is one time a year. So this weekend was a busy one. Our water heater managed to go out at 5:00 pm isn't that when it always happens. My husband was not yet home from a trip and a babysitter was no where to be found to watch the kids so I could run and get a water heater.  So when he finally got hom I ran up to get the water heater. Thinking to myself what did I just get myself into and why not just pay a plumber. This is the thing I hate paying for services I think I can do or I can call my dad and he can walk me through.
A little back ground on why I would even think of tackling the job of water heater replacement.  I was raised the daughter of a navy man that between him being very hand and crafty, he was at sea off and on unitl until I was the age of three.  He was sub sailor. So I either have it ingrained that my mom was very independent or it is part of my gene pool or both. I was born the middle child with only my older brother Tom and my younger brother David at home. So in order to have daddy time I had to get my hands dirty. I also was pretty smart. I have been told many stories of when I was three taking all the screws out of the lights of my dads boat. So maybe it is in my blood. I  loved fixing things and was very handy all that I can remember.
Ok, back to the water heater. I of course have very little tools funny after last months changing out the dishwasher last month I realized I am going to have to borrow the right equipement. Oh I didn't tell you that I have bunny ears and a nose on my dodge grand caravan. SO picking up the water heater is pretty funny. Anyways borrowed a pipe cutter, pliers, and  nice big plumbing wrench from my wonderful neighbors across the way. He is a pipefitter that had to be at work early and wouldn't get home until that afternoon and I needed hot water for my nasty kids. I finished the job at 11:30 pm, after cutting pipe sodering it and hooking back the gas line. I still laugh in amazement. I am hoping thats the last of the home repairs for a while. I do have to fix my hillbilly spa tub, but thats not urgent.
I call it the hillbilly tub because in order to get the jets working I have to blow into the tube instead of pushing the on button. The kids broke it. It kinda takes the relaxation out of it.