Saturday, January 31, 2009
But I had fun. Now I just hope I win a few of the things I really loved. Honestly, winning any 1 of the items that I had posted about on here would make me really happy. I hope that some of you were able to find some giveaways you enjoyed out there by visiting my blog and seeing them this week.
DH and I are hoping to attempt chicken broth again this week along with a richer creamier chicken stew recipe! We're trying to hang in there and stay warm so soups, stews and hot chocolate are the bulk of the menu lately. I'm also hoping to improve my cooking (I only have a handful of recipes that I make really well consistently) so that I can start to use more natural, whole foods and less white sugars, white pastas and white flour!
Alright, off to enjoy the weekend snow and cold.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Because really, even though gas prices have come down from last summer, we could all use $20 gas cards to help us get around!
Head over there before Friday to put your name in the hat! It's a great contest with a random collection of goodies that were never claimed from previous giveaways. I'm still in shock that some of these prizes never got dispensed. I guess life takes over sometimes...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
At least that's the attitude over at confessions of a yummy mummy. She's got a super interesting story (yep, you gotta go read her blog to hear about her life- I'm not going to be the net gossip!) and over $200 worth of goodies in this basket including tgif gift certificate (yummy in our tummy! thanks mummy!), a dvd of serendipity (ok, not my fave romantic comedy but...), a box of godivas (mmmm, i'll eat those while watching the dvd and be in heaven anyway), a great camera strap so your neck doesnt get all scratched up and ya look chic, and $50 to Target. Oh yes, that alone has probably drawn nearly 500 of the 800 entries. But I want that restaurant certificate and the chocolates! YUM!
So, if I've got your interest in the blogger or the prize go to http://cynthialovespictures.blogspot.com/2009/01/yummy-mummys-first-giveaway.html and check it out!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We saw Facing The Giants and really enjoyed it. And it stars Kirk Cameron. C'mon, you totally crushed on him in Growing Pains too!!!!
Check out what else Frugal Mommy is giving away- these super cute blankets from Bubblecakes! I think the cowgirls and cowboys are the cutest things ever on the swaddling blankets. I'd love to bring my baby (babies?? ;) ) home in those!
Get over there now and sign up because the contests are only open a few more days... if baby blankets don't interest you then you can either
a) win them and give them to me
b) check thru bloggy carnival at http://www.donttrythisathome.typepad.com/ to enter other contests for tasties like chocolate, cute purses, jewelry, makeup...
Gosh, I get back there and at some point I have to sleep so I can function tomorrow...
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
If you've got a baby on the brain too, consider entering a giveaway over at The Dirty Shirt. Right now there is a "Baby Dipper Review and Giveaway" which has the coolest little bowl and spoon set. While it's charming for feeding an infant, it's necessary for a toddler.
WHY? It's designed so that toddlers, who are just learning to manipulate spoons and food, can have better control and actually get food onto their own utensils (and hopefully into their mouths!).
For more information on this product and the inventor checkout http://www.babydipper.com/
It's cute and functional. I've entered to win one. What are you waiting for?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I also made that pumpkin soup last week and it turned out ok. It was too sweet for my preferences but DH really enjoyed it in a cup with his sandwiches this week to stay warm. I tried to upload some photos of the process but that's proving a bit too difficult with blogger... suffice it to say I'm pleased that I created something edible!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
But I can't help but want them right now nonetheless. DH thinks we should wait one more year. I worry that if we don't start accepting them soon that they will never come. When will it be my time?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
For those who like Suze...
Oprah is offering a free copy of Suze's Orman's 2009 action plan for download on her website until January 15th. Just click the link below and instantly have access to this financial advice. I haven't read it yet but I'm adding it to my reading list this week!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Will there be enough food?
I found a new site through another blogger I read today.
It's called Fun with Food Storage. It has lots of practical tips about buying food you can store, how to store the food you bought, and how to use the food you bought to make practical, sensible meals. It has frequent blog posts, videos, and, for a limited time this week, A GIVEAWAY!
I've gotta get back over there and catch up on all that I've missed by not seeing it yet. But, be sure to stop by the site by clicking here if food storage interests you at all!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Feel free to email me or comment if you catch me forgetting my goals at some point :)
-Increase weekly quality time with husband from 1 date/week at present where we really try to connect with one another
-Enjoy an international vacation together this winter (we love to travel!)
-Celebrate our 2nd anniversary with a coastal trip later this spring
-Plan at least 1 trip to see each of our families in their respective states (parents, sisters, brother, extended family)
-Continue community work/leadership
-Further develop our spiritual knowledge
-Continue funding retirement accounts
-Finish saving for a downpayment (goal: $2k/month)
-Sell excess belongs in preparation for a move and put all of that into downpayment account
-Eat healthily and maintain weight limiting white sugar/flour
-Learn to cook 1-2 new meals/week
-Exercise 5 days/week
-Continue education (complete 18/24 credits necessary to graduate!)