Erase it! Quick tip.

May 29, 2008 by  
Filed under helpful hints

I mowed the lawn last week and of course I wore my once white tennis shoes. I had totally forgotten to wear my grunge shoes for the lawn mowing so now I have green soled shoes! Bubs had a Dr.’s appt. and so I thought his shoes needed a little spiffing and yes I am a bit anal about sending a clean kid to the Dr.! So I got my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser from the box and thought I would at least try it on his shoes. These things are amazing if you haven’t given them a try! It took all the dirt off his sneakers and all the grass stains off of mine! Wooohooo!

Also my husband accidentally hit a car in our driveway and it was a rental…and it left some of our paint on the other car and the eraser took that off too!

I use it all over the house too! It has taken smudges and dirt off the fridge handles..you name it. I wonder what the stuff is made of. For some reason when the boys play in our tub the tub gets color marks from the toys and the eraser gets those off. I must take stock in these things LOL!

Anyway I thought I would share with you..leave a comment if you have any other uses for these things!

A new recipe to try

May 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Food & Recipes

My husband loves the German Spaghetti that I make, so I thought I would share it with you all. This dish is basically a layered spaghetti dish, that is great for a summer meal, but we make it a lot in our house. I typically use 1 lb of spaghetti and double the meat sauce.

German Spaghetti

1 Tbs oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
1/4 lb of ham (chopped in cubes)
1 lb of ground beef
1-3 beef boullion cubes (dissolved in 1/2 cup of water)
1/4 cup ketchup
1 small can of mushrooms
1/2 tsp of italian seasoning
1 Tbs worstershire sauce
1 lb of spaghetti cooked
1/2 lb of grated swiss cheese

-Brown onion and garlic in oil for 10 minutes. Brown ground beef and drain off fat, add ham.
-Add all other ingredients, except cheese and spaghetti, and simmer for 30-45min.
-Layer several times in the following order: Spaghetti, meat mixture, and cheese till all ingredients are used, cover the dish and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.

I usually serve it with a fresh garden salad, some garlic bread, and make a fresh fruit salad. ENJOY!

Back from the conservatory!

May 25, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

Well, we got a beautiful day for the blooms and butterflies exhibit! The butterflies were stunning, although there were several space hogs at the exhibit grrrr! Apparently, if you dont have a six foot lens like these folks did, you weren’t worthy of occupying space LOL! If you all can envision me standing there patiently waiting for a shot..I see a butterfly and these weirdos notice I have a good shot, and they slowly stalk and encroach on my turf HA HA! I was a little spooked by these individuals…Im like there are 50 other locations in this space…get your own leaf man! Anyway, here are some of the pictures I got, I also included the glass sculpture that was in the conservatory…very cool!

What color is your mind?

May 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

This is a cool and fun thing to try! My mind is blue!

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Your Mind is Blue


Of all the mind types, yours is the most mellow.

You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don’t try to think away your troubles.

Your thoughts are realistic, fresh, and honest. You truly see things as how they are.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about your friends, your surroundings, and your life.

What Color Is Your Mind?

The Story of Us

May 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

I saw this over at Tanya’s Blog and I was tagged to play along. What a neat post idea!

How did you meet: DH is from a little island in the Carribbean. I am from St. Louis. He moved to Ohio for college and we met online 12 years ago.

Who eats more: He eats more.
Who said I love you first: I said “I love you first”

Who is taller: He’s taller.

Who sings better: Well he probably does, I thought I did, but when I heard myself I cringed LOL

Who is Smarter: I am of course! hehe (he probably is when it comes to computer stuff)

Who does the Laundry: I do…I like my clothes to remain the same color and folded things to actually fit in the drawer

Who does the dishes: We both do

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed: I sleep on the right

Who pays the bills: He makes the money but we both pay the bills
Who mows the Lawn: We both do..I love the change of pace, he does it because he has too
Who cooks dinner: I do, unless he wants to grill out.

Who drives when you are together: He does

Who kissed who first: He kissed me first.

Who proposed: He did. We got engaged after almost 5 years of dating

Who is more sensitive
: I definitely am!

Who has more siblings: He does. I am an only child

Who wears the pants: He thinks he does LOL

Just a shout out!

May 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

So I am fairly new to the blogosphere as they would call it. So I am trying to get myself out there so I can get readers and comments to my blog. I am having so much fun so I registered with Technorati to see what happens. This is just my shout out to the world to see if this works…check me out!Technorati Profile

Beautiful Butterflies!

May 22, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

So I have decided to go and photograph some butterflies at the conservatory this weekend. Did I mention that I love my camera and taking photographs?? Anywho, they are having an exhibit and I decided to get my camera and practice some of my closeups! It should be a fun opportunity to get a look at some of the butterflies you don’t normally see! Just something fun to do! I will be back to share some of my pictures!

Saving Money at the Grocery

May 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Making / Saving Money

If you are a Mom you know that there is almost always a visit to the grocery store in your near future!
I thought that I would just give you some of the things that I do to save money and welcome any other tips that anyone can offer!

-I almost always check the stores weekly ads to see what I can stock up on.

-Coupons, coupons, coupons! You would be surprised at how much you can save on things in the store with coupons. You can find manufacturers coupons at their product website, along with the coupons from your local newspaper. Some places even offer to clip for you. One place in particular is The Coupon Clippers. Sometimes my local grocery offers super doubles where coupons up to 1.00 in value are doubled!

-Stock up! I always stock up on the non parishable things like bottled juices, canned goods, and dry goods that I know will keep. This helps limit your visits to the store and discourages all the unnecessary buying that comes with frequent trips! Bread freezes well, and if you love milk like our family does…I always buy enough for 10 days. Also fresh frozen fruits are a good alternative when you run out of the fresh stuff. It always helps to extend supply.

-The freezer is your friend! The freezer is a great tool for limiting grocery trips. If you happen to hit a good stock up sale. You can make meals ahead of time that freeze well. Also if you can swing an extra freezer for the basement you can store alot of things in there! It’s useful when meat is on sale!

-Make a list: And stick to it! It is ever so tempting to wander in the grocery and just buy, but if you have a strict agenda..then you can get in and get out and your pocket book will thank you!

Grandma and Grandpa Are Coming Tomorrow!

May 15, 2008 by  
Filed under Family news

So tomorrow we will have visitors and we can hardly wait.  My parents will be coming up for a visit from St. Louis.   It should be fun for the boys but especially for me as I will have company during the day.  Then on Saturday we will all be going to the Circus!   I can hardly wait to see how the boys will react.  I will be sure to take lots of pictures!  I get cotton candy!!!  Woohooo!

What if you could remember everything?

May 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Just for fun!

Over the weekend my husband had recorded a story about a woman who remembers every day of her life. Could you imagine remembering everything? I guess that could be a blessing and a curse. Being a Mom I find myself trying to remember all the little things the boys did when they were very little but often have a hard time even remembering all the details about that. In case you haven’t heard about this lady….here is the link to the story. It is really quite impressive if you think about it!

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