Monday, October 29, 2007

Wii Jackets

If you bought a Wii, you can now get FREE "Wiimote Jackets". Here is the web-site:
Mine came, they are awesome...took about 3 weeks.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


How yummie is this? Red Velvet cake with butter frosting. I know, I live way too north to be eating red velvet cake, but there is something about it I just love.

The secret is the frosting...make it with real butter. Not that low-carb, no sugar, no salt, reduced fat, Atkins friendly crap. But feel free to use the Wal-mart brand. 1 stick of butter to at least 3 cups of powder sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a tablespoon of steaming hot water. Stir it till there is no chunks left. Your arm will get tired, but you need the exercise to burn off all the calories you are about to eat.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Shirt Bag

Today I was getting crafty! I hate it when I go shopping at Wal-mart or where ever, and you get all those plastic bags! Some are alright, I use them in my little trash cans, but I always have way too many of them, and you can't recycle them, so they just end up taking up trash space. So I am taking all my old tshirts that I never really wore to start with (you know, the ones you get free like this one for getting a Sprint phone). I turned it inside out and sewed the bottom part closed. Cut off the sleeves and a larger hole where the neck was, and that's all. It took me longer to thread my sewing machine than it did to make!

Shirt bag fits well in my purse and I don't have to deal with all those nasty plastic bags.
My husband thinks this I am crazy for using these bags, bug I don't care. I used them all last weekend, and got no crazy looks. And I was watching for them!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spiral Frog

Check out this web-site, Spiral Frog. It offers free music downloads to lots and lots of songs (old and new). The music is free because it's supported by sold ads, and the download time is speedy. It downloads in .wma format, which is not compatible with Ipods or Zunes, but if you are smart you can convert these in to .mp3s. This site definitely gets a "FABULOUS FIND" rating in my book!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Cinnamon Coffee Chocolate Fabulous Bars

Okay, pay attention, cause these are awesome.


  • 2 tablespoons of HOT water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1 packet of chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1/4 cup HOT water
  • 1/2 cup soft butter (use the REAL stuff)
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of coffee crystals into the 2 tablespoons of HOT water. Add the rest of the bar ingredients and put into a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. I then sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Make up the frosting. Dissolve 2 teaspoons of coffee crystals into the 1/4 cup HOT water. Stir in the remaining frosting ingredients, spread onto the cooled bars. Allow to finish cooling in the fridge for at least a half an hour.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

In the name of Safety

One of my friends sent this to me the other day. It makes me smile, because it reminds me of so many people I know. To all my friends that are overprotective and insist on worrying over lead paint and bike helmets - you guilt me into being a more protective mom, and I love you for it.

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have PlayStation's, Nintendo 's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD ' s, no surround-sound or CD ' s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms....... WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them CONGRATULATIONS!You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Teething Baby Biscuits

I know it's been awhile since I've shared a recipe, and believe me I have some good ones. I just always forget to take the pictures! So maybe I'll start posting without pictures.

With that said, I have a new one for babies. I had a lot of extra baby rice cereal. I bought way more that I would ever need, because everyone says that babies are suppose to eat that crap for a month or whatever. My baby didn't eat it for more than a week, and went on to real foods. I'll still mix it in with some solids, but for the most part it's just been sitting around on my shelves. Since he's been teething, I decided to try to make him some biscuits out of what I had around the house. Plus those Gerber pre-made biscuits are expensive!

  • 1 cup of flour (I used white, but I think whole-wheat would work better)
  • 1 cup of baby cereal (I used banana flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup ice water (about)
Mix the flour, cereal and oil together. Slowly, tablespoon by tablespoon at the ice water to the mixture. Do it like how you make a pie crust, the colder the water, the better. Once it forms into a nice ball roll it out and cut into strips, about 1 X 3 inch.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
Here is my dude looking all crazy eating it!