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What I’ve Been Up To: April

by heather
Dyed easter eggs with Kool-aid. We found that lemonade is pretty weak in the color department, pineapple gives a much better spring-time yellow. Mix 1 packet of Kool-aid with 2/3 cup water per bowl. No stinky vinegar required and the colors came out great. Most of the fam and I got sick, that pretty much sucked away a week of my life. Lots of homework. Almost done with the semester... I started making an 'I Spy' quilt for my kids. When I can't focus on homework anymore I switch to working Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: December 2013

by heather
What I have been up to: We had a blizzard. One co-worker said that she has lived here for 22 years and she has never seen a snow storm like that in St George. And not only did we get a snow storm, but the snow stuck around for more than a week. (In fact we still have some in patches in our yard weeks later.) Totally weird for St. George. But the kids enjoyed snow fights and building snow men. I got my neighbor gifts AND my Christmas cards out before Christmas. Wahoo!  (Well, most of them.) Read more [...]

Easy Valentine Cookies

by heather
Last night we got together with friends and I thought I would bring a fun treat. I thought I would make Strawberry Cablams in honor of Valentine's Day, but decided to pinch the circle in hearts. Just 1 cake mix, 2 eggs, & 1/3 cup oil, white chocolate chips: bake for 11 minutes @ 350. Fun and easy. Read more [...]

What we’ve been up to.

by heather
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that everyone had a great holiday season. Ours was good, but busy. (Except that part where my husband and I were sick and our kids were bouncing off the walls, that wasn't so cool.) Here's what I've been up to on my blogging break. While I was feeling sick I sat down and scrapbooked all of 2012, all 160 pages of it. (I didn't feel like I could do much more productive than sit at my computer at the time.) I used a program called Picaboo. I've been really happy with Read more [...]

Awesome Pumpkin Carving Tip!

by heather
Yesterday I found this tip from Make Magazine (one of my husband's favorites) for pumpkin carving and I had to try it. Instead of carving out a circle around the stem, you carve a bent keyhole shape. It makes candle-lighting, and most importantly, cleaning out the pumpkin so much easier. Here's their pic, which is a little easier to see. Here's our pics from last night. Read more [...]

December Updates

by heather
Great news!I passed the CPN exam! I am now a Certified Pediatric Nurse and I get to put extra letters after my name. Wahoo!Cindy Lou Who's reflux is getting better. She's still on more than $500 worth of medication each month and I still can not have tomatoes or onions, but I can have small amounts of cranberries, chocolate, citrus, beans and dairy. Really, this is huge people.We had a great Christmas, including some time with my brother-in-law who just came home from the Philippines.With these big Read more [...]

Reducing Stress at Thanksgiving

by heather
First of all I have to say thank you to all of my readers who have stuck with me despite the fact that my posts have been very sporadic. Life has been crazy. Having three kids has thrown me for a loop and of course life had several curve balls on top of it. Blogging was pushed to the back burner, but I'm finally feeling a little more on top of things. This week I went to a RS meeting on getting organized and I thought I would share some of the things that I learned. (And then I can have all the info Read more [...]

Happy Halloween!

by heather

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: Apple Pie Filling

by heather
This year will be the first year that we're having Thanksgiving at my place. I'm trying to do as much as I can ahead of time so I actually have a chance at enjoying the holiday. This week I've been putting a little more effort into cleaning the house, bought a new shower curtain for the second bathroom (dinosaurs!), stocked up on a few baking items that were on sale and made apple pie filling. Aside from trying to get ready, with recent apple prices and then my Bountiful Basket we had more apples Read more [...]

Reader Tips on Getting Ready for Christmas

by heather
And here are some of the great tips that people listed on how to get ahead on Christmas:Family History gift- time consuming, but valuable and they're doable if you spread the work out over a yearThe Target Clearance Sale- unadvertised and happens in January and JulyMake presents, start looking for ideas in September and start the making in October/NovemberBuy one of those key locked large rubbermaid storage chests with three shelves. Buy things for each child,  wrap it and sit it on their Read more [...]

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