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wfmwI don’t know about you, but I’m busy. In fact, I’m not busy…I’m CRAZY busy. With two kiddos, homework, dinner…you get the idea..I don’t have a lot of time to clean my house. Unfortunately, a clean house is very important here. Our children have severe dust mite allergies, so our house has to stay clean and this requires work. To help me keep up with my cleaning I have found it’s most helpful to schedule my cleaning. I take a calendar and write out my schedule. It’s pretty much one room a day with the every day/monthly items added where needed.

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With an independent 22 month old it was only a matter of time before she decided “I DO!” applied to eating…well, everything. She wont let me help her eat cereal, ice cream, or anything else. She is her mother’s child. Which I appreciate, but it does get messy and a bit of a hassle to clean.

Enter the Baby Dipper bowl. This unique bowl makes KJ’s feeding herself easier AND less messy. It’s shaped like a triangle with a non-slip bottom surface which keeps it from sliding. A sloped inside surface and spoon-shaped collection point make it so easy for her to gather the food…now if they made some way for her to getsideways-chair the food into her mouth with out dropping half of it on her lap.

She asks for her bowl every time we sit down to eat, which may force me to invest in more than one since I hate doing dishes. The Baby Dipper is also great for parents who are trying to feed their baby and are tired of chasing the bowl all around the table. We tested it’s stickiness by putting it on our wooden chairs and holding them sideways, so no slipping. None. It didn’t move at all.  I love this thing!

If you’re like me, then you need one of these. Well…Barabara, the owner and brain behind Baby Dipper, has graciously decided to give a Baby Dipper to one of my readers.

Baby Dipper in packageThis contest will end February 14th at Midnight.

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* Go to Baby Dipper, then come back here and tell me about  your favorite feature of the Baby Dipper.

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Works For Me Wednesday

I don’t know about you, but I have what seems like a billion passwords (probably closer to 100) that I have to remember and well over 20 that I use on a daily basis. Just remembering ten unique passwords is difficult enough, let alone 20+ DAILY.  It’s nearly impossible. I do my bill paying online, most of my shopping, and run my website online (of course.) Luckily, there are a few programs out there that do the remembering for me. FireFox will remember most passwords, but not all of them.  Roboform, the handy tool bar that automatically fills in the dozens of forms we freebie queens fill out in a day, also remembers up to 10 passwords after the trial period runs out. But that’s just 10. What about the other 90 passwords people like me have to remember?

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wfmwThis week’s installment of Works For Me Wednesday is all about saving time by using the resources available here online. Using the colorfulresources available is key to saving your family money and yourself time. I won’t go into all the awesome resources today, but I would like to talk about one, online scrapbooking. With so many great online scrapbooking sites you can save yourself a ton of time just by uploading some pics and getting started! They great thing is they offer SO many different themes and goodies, things you possibly couldn’t afford to purchase on your own. Maybe you’re like me and that creative bone was left in the making of your body or maybe you just don’t have the time you like to devote to such an awesome project. Whatever your reason, online scrapbooking sites are for you! They come in a variety of affordable prices, sizes, and with a variety of extras you can add.  There are many different sites to choose one from the ultra trendy and expensive to the plainer and more affordable options.  I encourage you to get out there and find out which one works for you.

bkwhtI am honored today to be able to offer a customizable scrapbook from PulpProducts.com on one lucky reader! The scrapbooks are so beautiful! Each book is HANDMADE(!) from only archival and acid-free products to preserve your memories forever. The winner will get to choose from 7 different fabric and thread color combinations and 4 different embroidery styles. The scrapbook comes with 10 top loading scrapbook sleeves and 10 sheets of cream acid free paper. There are so many styles and ways you could go with this is! I encourage you to check out PulpProducts even if you don’t win for your next scrapbook. They are so classy and will fit right in with the style of your house.

Pulp Products.com offers a variety of items to make your home more beautiful and efficient.  From scrapbooks to cloth covered memo boards, everything is classy and timeless.  My favorite item, aside from the scrapbooks, is the cloth covered memo boards.  They come in such a variety of fabrics everyone can find one that fits their home’s unique personality. Shoot, I can find 3 or 4!  I have fallen in love with this store,  it fills an ever expanding need in my life for organization with beauty.

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The winner will be drawn at random Sunday night at 9pm. I will let the winner know by email immediately, if the winner does not answer by Monday morning at 10am I will draw another winner. Remember the more ways you get the word out the more entries you get!

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I’ve been reading some really great posts about how to save money on groceries and wanted to highlight another fantastic ministry called Angel Food Ministiries. I buy a $30 box once a month and this helps me stretch our grocery bill just a little bit farther. You get a ton of food in each box and you are free to order any number of the “special” boxes that you might need after the first initial main box. Their website describes this ministry like this:

Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization, began in 1994 as a small outreach ministry serving a rural community in Georgia. The goal was to help neighbors who needed a hand up in a tough economic time. Today, Angel Food Ministries can be found in over 3,200 communities in 35 states and helps feed over 500,000 families a month.

Angel Food partners with churches and community organizations throughout the country to help distribute food to those in need. For $30.00* you can receive a box of food containing both fresh and frozen items. Our food items are top quality – we buy our food from major food producers throughout the country to ensure the best food comes to your table.

The food we have received has been grocery store quality for a fraction of the price. I was able to cut my grocery bill by nearly $200 a month just by taking advantage of the many deals I get in this box.

Using Angel Food Ministries is not just a great way to save on my groceries, it is a fantastic way to save my precious time.  When I have one of these boxes, I get to spend more time with my family and less time cutting coupons, checking out deals, shopping, and meal planning.  The meals are already planned for me thanks to Menus4Moms.  Menus4Moms offers a great service to those who participate in the Angel Food service, they go on and plan out weekly menus for a small fee.

This is just another GREAT way to supplement your grocery bill. For more information on the wonderful  ministry of Angel Food, click here. For more information about upcoming menus, click here.

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If you’re like me you are always looking for a new recipe to nourish your family, but cookbooks can get expensive and what’s the chance your family will even eat most of the recipies? For me the chance of that ever happening is pretty slim. KG won’t eat “green things” (herbs), lettuce (salad), baked bean, anything new; in fact, it might be simpler to write what she WILL eat. Green beans, peas, corn ON THE COB (not off), mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, spaghetti, chicken, hamburgers (sometimes), hamburger helper, pizza…you get the idea, safe food. Hubby, the same deal…not open to much, and I can see that KJ is following right along in their footsteps. I, on the other hand, am open to new tastes and flavors…no, I CRAVE new tastes and flavors. I want to cook out of my comfort zone and still stay within my comfort zone…you know? Am I making sense? Well…I have discovered a few great websites which feed my need for new ideas, but don’t eat my wallet at the same time. Here are just a few of my favorites:

Allrecipes
Canned Food Alliance
Dare Foods (Makers of the Breton crackers)
Domino Sugar
Eden Foods
Food Network
Kraft
Land O’Lakes
M&M’s
Reynolds Kitchens

I know there are thousands of webstes available to you thanks to the handy dandy internet and I am always looking for new recipes. I would love to hear some of your favorite recipes or online resources. For more great Works for Me Wednesday ideas, check out Rocks In My Dryer!

I’ve been reading some really great posts about how to save money on groceries and am personally still in the process of learning myself, but I was introduced to a fantastic ministry called Angel Food Ministiries. I buy a $30 box once a month and this helps me stretch our grocery bill just a little bit farther. You get a ton of food in each box and you are free to order any number of the “special” boxes that you minght need after the first intial main box. Their website describes this ministry like this:

Angel Food Ministries, a non-profit, non-denominational organization, began in 1994 as a small outreach ministry serving a rural community in Georgia. The goal was to help neighbors who needed a hand up in a tough economic time. Today, Angel Food Ministries can be found in over 3,200 communities in 35 states and helps feed over 500,000 families a month.

Angel Food partners with churches and community organizations throughout the country to help distribute food to those in need. For $30.00* you can receive a box of food containing both fresh and frozen items. Our food items are top quality – we buy our food from major food producers throughout the country to ensure the best food comes to your table.

The food we have recieved has been grocery store quality for a fraction of the price. I was able to cut my grocery bill by nearly $200 a month just by taking advatage of the many deals I get in this box. Here is a list of the food included in the upcoming April box.

2 lb. Fully Cooked Meatloaf
1 lb.
Beef Fajita Strips
3 lb.
Breaded Frying Chicken
2 lb.
St. Louis Style Ribs
2 lb.
Lasagna Dinner Entree
1 lb.
Gourmet Sausage
1 lb.
Fully Cooked Meatballs
16 oz.
Broccoli
15 oz.
Refried Beans
12 ct.
Tortillas
26 oz.
Pasta Sauce
16 oz.
Pasta
6 oz.
Pancake Mix
16 oz.
Fresh Carrots
3 lb.
Golden Yukon Potatoes
4 oz.
Chicken Noodle Soup (Makes 64 oz.)
4 lb.
California Oranges
Dessert Item

ALL THIS FOR THE LOW COST OF JUST $30

This is just another GREAT way to supplement your grocery bill. For more information on the fanatistic ministry of Angel Food, click here. For more information about upcoming menus, click here.

For more great Works For Me Wednesday ideas check out Shannon’s blog.


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