Monday, January 30, 2012

Composting 101


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Reuse your Plastic Bags * Craft Tutorial * Organization

Pinterest does it again!

Inspiration arose from Tater Tots & Jello.

This is what I created:


What is it you may ask?

I finished off a container of disinfectant wipes and then Modge Podged fabric and ribbon to the outside of it.

Then I followed a tutorial that shows how to strategically roll your plastic grocery bags so that they pull out like wipes.


Whala!  A great container of 12 plastic bags that I can toss in the car or keep in the kitchen!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dulce de Leche Cheerios Review, Coupon and ** GIVEAWAY **


Now, moms everywhere can bring a beloved traditional Latin flavor to their family's breakfast table with the new Dulce de Leche Cheerios.  With a hint of Caramel flavor, Dulce de Leche Cheerios provides a delicious and tasty start to your family's day while delivering key health benefits expected from a cereal made with whole grain and 6 grams of sugar per serving.  Be among the first to taste this new twist on a familiar classic!!


  • Dulce de Leche is traditionally incorporated in Latin American inspired desserts, and you can now get a hint in the newest variety of Cheerios

  • With the same goodness you’ve come to know and love about Cheerios, the new Dulce de Leche flavor provides 39 percent of the recommended daily amount of whole grain* (* According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the daily recommended amount of whole grain for most people is at least 3 ounce equivalents, which is equal to 48 grams. Dulce de Leche Cheerios has 19 grams of whole grain per serving.)
Don’t just eat Dulce de Leche Cheerios with milk at breakfast. Enjoy the sweet flavor and crunchy texture of Dulce de Leche Cheerios in one of these recipes for fun new snacking options:

Click HERE for a $1.00 off printable coupon!!!

This cereal is GREAT!!!

I grew up with real Dulce de Leche!  My father is from Cuba and one of the staple sweets was taking a can of condensed milk and pressure cooking it...cooling it...and then opening it up and eating it.....Mmmm....

Now, nothing could compare to that, but Cheerios has created a caramel yummy cereal that you can try too!!!

Cheerios and My Blog Spark sent me a great package of the new Dulce de Leche Cheerios to try, along with a great fun orange polka dotted bowl, Cheerios spoon and a Dulce de Leche candle! Mmm....



Enter to win your own Dulce de Leche package now!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

DALLAS-ITES: Follow and Win a Pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses ($185 Value)

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Or perhaps you are starting to see differences in your vision. 


“Like” Key-Whitman Eye Center on Facebook today to join a Live Facebook Chat from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The experienced team at Key-Whitman will be online to answer your eye care questions in real time.


Post your questions, and be eligible to win a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses ($185 value)!

Fine Print: You must “Like” Key-Whitman Eye Center on their official Facebook page,
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Facebook wall between 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on January 19, 2012 to be eligible for this offer.





Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Homemade Bubble Solution

Today I found a great little bubble machine at Frisco Resale but had no bubbles.

Sooo...I made my own!

Here's the solution:

2 Quarts of Water

1/3 cup of Dish Soap

1/3 cup of Cornstarch

1 tsp of Baking Powder


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Amazon Mom - Ridiculous!

I am soooo disappointed in Amazon right now.

We have been loyal subscribers of Amazon for their Earth's Best diapers through 2 children now.  We loved the great discounts that we received through Amazon Mom and the Subscribe and Save discounts.

Now, though, they are requiring those that have used this program to now join Amazon Prime, which is $79 per year! RIDICULOUS!

The cost savings on diapers is nearly eliminated now!

I am so bummed and I hope that other will help to spread the word.

Can we get Amazon to change???

This is the email that they sent me two days ago - Thanks for the notice! Seriously? 2 weeks?

Once again....RIDICULOUS!!!


Amazon Mom
The Baby StoreDiapers and WipesYour Amazon Account

The Amazon Mom program is changing in 2012 and we want to make sure you know about it. Some of these changes affect your membership. Here's how:
  • Starting on January 24, 2012, the maximum discount available on diapers and wipes subscriptions will be 20%. This includes a 5% Subscribe & Save discount plus an additional 15% exclusively forAmazon Mom members who are earning free shipping benefits or have an active Amazon Prime membership.
  • Customers who join Amazon Mom in 2012 will get three months of FREE Two-Day Shipping benefits. Once the initial free period is over, customers can join Amazon Prime to continue to receive full access to Amazon Mom and Amazon Prime benefits.
Since your free shipping benefits have ended and you have not yet joined Amazon Prime, the additional 15% Amazon Mom discount on diapers and wipes subscriptions will expire on January 24, 2012.
We hope that you have enjoyed the value and convenience of your Amazon Mom membership. To continue receiving all the benefits of Amazon Mom, join Amazon Prime for $79/year. As a Prime member you'll receive:
  • 20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions with Amazon Mom and Subscribe & Save.
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of videos with a wide range of content for the whole family, including Sesame Street and Phineas and Ferb.
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
  • Membership sharing benefits: invite up to four household members to share your shipping benefits for free.
To learn more or make changes to your Amazon Mom membership, please visit www.amazon.com/mom-faq.
To see details on your current subscriptions, please visit www.amazon.com/manageyoursubscriptions.
Sincerely,
The Amazon Mom team

Friday, January 13, 2012

My First Sewing Creation


Jonathan bought me a great sewing machine for Christmas.

Here is my first creation - Not bad considering I am learning as I go (and that this was my very first time on a sewing machine!)



I want to thank Smashed Peas and Carrots for the tutorial and free pattern for this great outfit!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012