Works for Me Wednesday

After a nice vacation we are back! My tip this week for WFMW is a fun activity for the kids. Making your own bubbles! We had a BLAST doing this today and the solution works sooooooo much better than the kind we just bought at the store. So, here is the recipe we used…..I heard if you are able to let it stand for awhile it works even better. BTW you can buy glycerin at the pharmacy, it is really inexpensive, ours was 2 bucks! For more tips be sure to visit Rocks in my Dryer!

2/3 cup Joy dishwashing soap
1 gallon water
2 to 3 tablespoons of glycerin

Books, books and more books!

I love books! I have too many books but OH how I love them! Here is one I am reading right now….

Innocent, A Broad-Ann Leary

I am hoping to finish it during our vacation next week, hopefully in the car on the way there and back. I love to read but I never seem to find the time to do it at home, there is ALWAYS something else I have to do. BUT, I DO find time to read to my youngest……….here are some of his favorites………………

I love you stinky face

parts 

Can’t you Sleep, Little Bear?

Works For Me Wednesday

So, I have been reading blogs for a few months now and one of my favorites has been Rocks in my Dryer! Shannon hosts Works for me Wednesday where everyone posts a tip that WORKS FOR THEM!! Hence the name!! I know, I’m GREAT with descriptions!! Anyway, here is my first entry, today is a kitchen edition. So, mine has to do with THIS

Isn’t it GREAT!?!? I love it! It’s from IKEA and we use it for everything, keys, bills, and (this is where the kitchen tip comes in……jotting down things we run out of, like MILK,BREAD,EGGS, ETC. My older boys are old enough to use it too and they have gotten pretty good at it so I always check on “the board” before we go to bed to see if I need to shop for anything in the morning. This is especially handy for school lunches and such. So…..there it is…my first tip. ENJOY! Oh, and for more tips, head over to Rocks in my Dryer , I always learn SO much!

Amy

YUMMY!!! It’s PIE!

I was totally in the baking mood today so I found this recipe online this afternoon and decided to try it. Oh, I forgot, FIRST we made this ! I have to say, it was sooooooo easy and DELISH! I was a total skeptic about the dough but it turned out great! My 4 year old loved helping me and of course, he LOVED eating the pie even more! It was so cute, he called it cinnamon pie and he kept telling me how much he loved it all day! So anyway, I know this isn’t healthy AT ALL, but it sure was fun!!

Making Applesauce!

martha stewart's simple applesauce

I’m SURE mine won’t look as pretty as this but maybe we will have fun trying? Here’s the recipe we will be using. Updates tomorrow……..MARTHA STEWART’S SIMPLE APPLESAUCE

The first one!

So! Here I am! My first blog post. Just a little info on the title of my blog before I get to the intro…….I have 3 boys who are ALWAYS hungry! They are 15,11, and 4 and I hear this EVERY DAY..but not just once, it’s ALL THE TIME!! I understand though, they are BOYS! Oh, I forgot, I also have 1 HUNGRY husband too!!! 🙂 AND during the week I watch my 1 year old NEPHEW, so……..I am surrounded by MALES!!!! I LOVE it but I’m always looking for an excuse to be GIRLY!!! Now to the intro…… My name is Amy.I am a SAHM but I also wear many other hats, of course, all the moms out there know what I’m talkin about!!! So–let’s talk a little about what I’d LIKE this blog to be about. I love to cook and bake so I’d like to incorporate those things in here. I’m getting concerned about my boys and their eating habits so I am trying to keep the food fairly healthy, but let’s face it, we HAVE to have a little fun too! I also love to read and do projects with my kids so I will post so fun things we do and have enjoyed. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for new projects and recipes to try. So……….I guess the blog will be a “mish mash” of sorts….at least for awhile..until I find my way (if that ever happens :))!

By the way, I will e psoting some pictures of various things we do but not right away. We are in need of a new camera at the moment (thanks to my 4 year old! :))!

’til next time……….Amy