Friday, June 13, 2008

simple earning from home

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rough Day

Ok so I am alone with the littles today! You would think woohoo lol but uh no! I never realized how much the bigs keep the littles occupied. So.. I spent my day chasing around my irish twins ugh. Believe me shes not as innocent as she looks!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Simple Living Free Stuff!

Little Ladybug Designs is giving away a custom mommy calling card design to one lucky winner! The contest ends June 30th at 6:00pm. The design is designed with Vista Print's specifications so that you can print your own cards.
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Now isnt that a neat way to simplify giving out your number for mommy playdates!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shopping with your children NOT SIMPLE

Ok so along my journey I must share my failures along with my successes. This was a big FAT failure. I decided that I was going to take all 9 of my little cherubs shopping with me for a lesson in economics. Ha! The lesson turned out to be on me. Not only did I fail miserably in the lesson I also left a bag of lunchmeat at the counter out of pure frustration. Not only did I have to deal with my tween who just absolutely KNOWS EVERYTHING. I had to deal with the 7 dwarfs who just wanted to be oh so naughty. Everything from singing twinkle twinkle little star at the TOP of their lungs(which I have to be insane because I actually thought it was cute) to the 5 million potty breaks cause nobody can go by themselves OR at the same time, to the outlandish meltdowns when I wouldnt purchase something they need OH SO MUCH!!!!! You know the things kids need that we parents just neglect. So the morale to my whole story is.......................

DONT DO IT !!!!!!

My littlest dwarfs who look oh so innocent in this picture...NOT they decided to play hide and seek with mommy oh what fun! My kids are so creative, so smart and oh so cute lol!

Mamma of 9 im out!

Simple Dinner: Easy Tater Tot Casserole

1-2 pounds ground beef
1 can cream soup
Tator Tots
Brown 1 to 2 pounds of ground beef, chuck or round in a skillet. Add one can of creamed soup( I use cream of mushroom)
Pour mixture into a casserole dish. Top with your choice of cheese( I use Velveeta) Cover with a layer of tator tots( the mini tots works best)
Bake about 20 minutes at 375 or until hot and bubbly Sprinkle with additional cheese is desired and put back in oven long enough to melt.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Simple Fathers Day Gifts

A Fathers Day rolls around, I would like to add some wondefully simple Fathers Day gifts for daddy!
Make a special place mat for Father's Day. Take a piece of plain material and cut it to about the size of a big cereal box. Write: "For the Best Dad" with felt tip markers and put it under his plate as a special surprise.

Make a memory book for dad. Do the same thing as for the big poster board card. Ask a grownup to scan photos of you and your Dad doing things together and print them out. Use plain white paper and fold it in half. Paste all of the pictures on the paper and get a grownup to staple the pages in the middle where they are folded. Remember that if you can't get pictured scanned or don't have any pictures of the best times you have with your father, you can draw the pictures instead.

Make Dad feel special with a Father's Day baseball cap. Use felt tip markers to write or draw on the hat. Good suggestions: "My Dad is # 1" or "World's Best Dad!"

Make a Father's Day shirt for dad to match his cap. Take on of his undershirts - make sure it's clean! - and write or draw on it. You can say the same things as on the hat, or other think of some other special things to say.

Make Daddy a handprint poster. Take a white poster board and frame it with the kids hand/feet prints. Simply dip their hands/feet in finger paint and let them create Voila Daddy will love it!
Mamma of 9 Im out!

Better Behavior Wheel

I have this in my house and it works wonders check it out!