Sick Day Soup

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While roaming the blogosphere this morning I discovered that “the crud” is sweeping the nation. With Hubs getting over a cold and Sweet T starting to contract it, our home is no exception. This week I made a big batch of chicken noodle soup since I’m a firm believer in its curative (and at the […]

9 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

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Ways to Save Money on Laundry 1. Wash certain items less often – Depending on your lifestyle, jeans, bath towels, and sheets are probably things that you’re washing too often. Washing jeans more often than after 3-4 wears can cause them to wear out prematurely. Washing sheets once per week is considered the norm, but if […]

Entertaining a 4-month-old and a mini-review of Baby Faith

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Sweet T’s entertainment demands have escalated in the past few weeks leaving me worn out from trying to keep her happy. Every waking moment she is taking in as much of the world as she can. As much as I’d like to think this is because she is the smartest baby ever, it seems to […]

Couch to 5K Running Program

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Love/hate describes my relationship with running. On one hand, I despise exercise of any kind. Instead, give me a book, some crochet hooks, a computer and leave me be! On the other hand, I love the energy and endorphins that come with getting my blood pumping and running is the best way for me to […]

Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese

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What was for dinner last night? Pepper Jack Mac! So it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but it sure is cheap, easy, and tasty. Hubs compliments me every time I serve it. Considering I get little more than a “meh” over more expensive and labor intensive-dishes, guess what I’ll be making more of? […]

How to Lanolize Wool Diaper Covers

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I decided to try my hand at making a wool diaper cover using this free crochet diaper cover pattern from Rebecca at Ravelry. The diaper cover pattern is super cute and free, but I made lots of mistakes. Oh well. It gets the job done. Maybe my next crochet diaper cover will be prettier. Here’s Sweet T […]

Cracker Barrel Scavenger Hunt

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This will work at any Cracker Barrel so use it for a birthday, Thanksgiving, or Christmas and surprise your loved ones with a little something different. If you don’t have a Cracker Barrel in your area….well…bless your heart! Clue#1 Hidden in recipient(s) napkin Congrats [family surname] Crew! You found the very first clue, Talk to […]

Breakfast Burritos: on-the-go and on-the cheap!

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Although Sweet T is sleeping better at night, sleep is still precious in our household. We’d often rather sleep than eat and this makes weekday breakfast’s a challenge. First of all, I’m not about to see hubs off in the morning after having been up twice in the night. Second of all, hubs isn’t about […]

How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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Judging by all the stretch mark prevention products out there I’m not the only vain mama in the world who wants to know how to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy. Lest you think I’m too conceited, I did worry about more important things during my pregnancy such as good nutrition, birth defects, miscarriage, etc. However, […]

Quick Zip Zipper Crib Sheets: Must Haves for Baby!

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Five years ago we invested in set of zipper crib sheets. When she outgrew crib sheets and moved into a toddler bed, Gus used that same set of quick zip crib sheets. Now he’s in a toddler bed and I’ll be passing along the best crib sheets ever to a mom friend with a crib […]