Monday, February 28, 2011

National Pancake Day

Just a heads up and something to look forward to… Join IHOP on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., for National Pancake Day and receive one complimentary short stack of pancakes! I’ll post a reminder closer to the date!

All they ask in return for the free flap jacks, that you would consider leaving a little something behind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities. There is a of one free stack per guest. Valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only, while supplies last. Not valid with any other offer, discount or special coupon.

Childhood Fevers

Did you see Good Morning America this morning? They did a segment on childhood fevers that I found very informative, and as a mom, felt the need to share.

Experts say, for children older than six months old, having a fever may be a good thing. A fever in and of itself is not dangerous, it's actually a sign of a strong immune system. While fevers may feel uncomfortable for some kids, it typically means that their body is fighting off an underlying sickness. The most common include ear infections, the common cold, and the flu. But unless a child has accompanying symptoms like a cough, runny nose, or vomiting that might suggest one of these illnesses, it may be better to hold off on trying to treat the fever.

{Tutorial Tuesday} Dress up a filing cabinet!

Check out this super cute idea to dress up a plane 'ol filing cabinet by Wastenot Workshop! (The white cabinet on the right) ...I just loved this idea because I've got an ugly 'ol back filing cabinet that just sticks out in whatever room I put it in.

First, I took off all the hardware. (I'd give more details instructions but it will differ depending on how your filing cabinet is built) Then I measured the drawers and cut pieces of wallpaper about an inch larger than the drawer itself. I put Modge Podge right on the drawer with a foam brush and stuck the paper on using a credit card to smooth it and get rid of any bubbles. Once it dried, I used an exacto knife to cut off the excess. I just held the knife right up against the side of the drawer and slid it right down (or across for the top and bottom) and the edge was almost perfect. I thought this was easier than trying to cut a piece to the perfect size and center it perfectly.

There's only one spot on the bottom right of the bottom drawer where it tugged a little resulting in an uneven edge, but this pattern is pretty forgiving so I'm okay with it! If your drawers can actually come out (mine don't), I would recommend laying them face down once they're dry and cutting the excess from behind. It's safer and will probably come out cleaner!

Then I just added another coat of Modge Podge and let it dry before adding on the new hardware. The absolutely gorgeous wallpaper was a FREE SAMPLE! I knew you could get free 4x6 wallpaper samples from big box stores, but I never knew higher end wallpaper distributors would send you LARGE samples for free or just the cost of shipping. It's a pretty awesome resource to know about!

Now if you'll scroll back up and look at Wastenot's cabnit, you'll see she put feet on hers, although it is super cute, the feet just didn't work for me, but I do encourage you to go check out her blog and go through her tutorials, she gives a pretty good explanation of how to add the feet.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Storytime at Target (this Saturday)

This Saturday, February 26, from 9:00-11:00AM bring the kids to your local Target store to enjoy giveaways, coupons and hear Dr. Seuss favorites.  You can click on this link to find out more about Read Across America at Target, find out which Dr. Seuss character you are and the Dr. Seuss book sale that’s going on at Target from now until March 15.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

DEAL ALERT: $13.98,l

You can get an awesome deal on soymilk at right now!  The 8.25 cartons of the Very Vanilla Silk Soymilk flavor is priced at $13.98 for 18-pk (that's only .77 each). I believe they are usually priced around $4 for a 3-pack, I hardly ever buy them because they're so expensive... Wanna take advantage of this deal? Well head on over to Amazon.

Please note that you will not see the  $13.98 price listed unless you select "subscribe and save" on the right hand side of your Amazon screen. Oh and did I mention there's FREE shipping?

Even though you need to subscribe to a monthly shipment to catch this deal, once your package(s) arrives you can choose to keep this scheduled shipment coming (but note the price is not guaranteed to stay the same) or you can cancel by going into your account on Amazon.  You have no further obligations!

And FYI, don't panic when you get your payment conformation, it looks a little confusing because of all the deductions, but I promise it adds up... Here's my "bill" from ordering two 18 packs...

Item(s) Subtotal:     $32.90
Shipping & Handling:     $22.90
Shipping Discount:     -$22.90
Promotion Applied:     -$4.94
Total Before Tax:     $27.96
Estimated Tax To Be Collected:     $0.00
Grand Total:     $27.96

And $27.96 divided by to is $13.98... So it worked out.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DEAL ALERT: $13.50 Booster Seat

There's an AWESOME deal going on at Target this week. If you're in need of a new booster seat, now if defiantly the time to buy!

Target has the Big Kid™ Amp™ Booster car seats on sale (in store)  this week for $18.50 (originally $24.99)

As if that deal's not good enough, you can get a $5 off printable coupon to get them for $13.50.

That is almost half off!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I totally went M.I.A.

Holy cow I got busy out of no where! I don't think I've mentioned it on here, but I'm in school... And I was taking a math class... Which is BY FAR my worse subject... I mean I do NOT understand numbers at ALL. Anywayz, we had one of those "work at your own pace" professors so gave us all the assignments up front and told us to just do it all at our own pace and that everything was due by January 30th (the last day of the class)... Sooo, my genius, procrastinating self waited until mid January to even look at any of the assignments... Boy was that a mistake. Cramming a semester long class into just 2 weeks just about KILLED me. So I had to go MIA for a while... I mean I literally got up at 6am, got ready, got my daughter ready for school, dropped her off around 7:30, got on the computer and did math until 5pm when I had to leave to pick her up from school. I came home, fixed dinner, ate, gave her a bath, put her to bed and got back on the computer to do MORE math, and wound up passing out around midnight... For two weeks. Oiy! But hey it's over! And I wound up walking away from the class with a C+ ...Which is the worst grade I've ever gotten (no joke) but it's passing, and it's over, which is all I really should care about.

On another note, I finally got around to checking my email on here ( if you're interested in emailing me) which I haven't checked in a month... Lots and lots of emails I'm going through, but I've come to one conclusion... I need to revamp the page a bit... Not so much the page header, I just changed that about 6 months ago and quite like my new one... But I think I might move some of my side bar stuff around... Make some additional pages... Not that, that probably means much to the majority of you... But it all makes since up here ::points to head::

ANYWAYZ... Point is... You'll see some changes to the site in the next few weeks... Things might look a little "messed up" and I work on HTML and coding and whatnot... Just wanted to give ya an explanation...

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