Friday, October 31, 2008

Our Favorite Things

Let me just tell you right now that Robeeze (or generic brand versions) are the best baby shoes out there! They slide right on with no effort but actually stay on feet! I am so grateful to family members who introduced me to these wonderful shoes! If you've been struggling to get your little ones' shoes on, check these shoes out right away. Your life will be so much easier!

Amazon is currently running a deal where you can get some Christmas versions for 14.89. What a great gift idea! Believe me, Moms will love you for giving these shoes!

Halloween Pizza

On the agenda for tonight is homemade Pumpkin Pizza! Aren't they adorable? Have a happy halloween filled with fun family activities!

Free Prenatal Vitamins

*We are replaying this post to participate in Biblical Womanhood's Frugal Friday!

I just wanted to let all you Moms out there know that Meijer has a free prenatal vitamin program. There are several different vitamins to pick from as well!

What I did was take the list of available vitamins to my doctor and ask if she approved of any of the options. She did approve, and wrote me a prescription for the vitamin of her choice. From there it was as simple as dropping it off and picking it up for free!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


If you've been looking for something simple and fun for your baby or toddler try a pinwheel! Baby's love to watch them go around and around. See if your little one can blow and move the pinwheel, if not do it for them! Or better yet, try taking the pinwheel outside on a windy day.

Do make sure to supervise closely as some pinwheels have sharp edges!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nutrition and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or a nursing mom you might be interested to know that the USDA has a section of their website devoted just for moms covering pregnancy and breastfeeding.

There is even a handy chart where you type in your weight, height, due date, etc. and it gives you a chart of how much and of what you should be eating for each trimester!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Currently Reading

I remembered hearing about A Life That Says Welcome, Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others from Monica at The Homespun Heart and was excited to find it in my church's library. I'm about three quarters of the way through and am enjoying it so far!

It is definitely encouraging me to work on opening up my home and heart more towards others!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Be Inspired

- $5 dollar dinners is a new to me blog that looks like it could be good for inspiration!

- Do it yourself baby announcement templates.

- New York Times article on families squeezing into small spaces instead of moving.

- Surefire ways to keep your toddler occupied!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spaghetti Ice Cream

Have you ever had spaghetti ice cream? I haven't either, but I'd sure like to give it a try! It just looks like a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. Thanks to Chrissy for the idea. It made me remember the time my Mom offered my Dad an ice cream sunday and gave him a bowl of mashed potatoes covered in chocolate sauce! I won't forget that one anytime soon.

What silly memories will your kids have?!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Off Season Zoo

My husband recently started a new job that affords us the luxury of actually having a couple of Saturdays each month to spend as a family! This past weekend we had the whole weekend to spend together and decided last minute to visit Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. We had a wonderful time and let me tell you, visiting the zoo off season is a great idea! It was a gorgeous fall day and this major zoo was practically empty during the morning!

Keep it in mind for a fun fall activity. But don't forget to check your zoo's hours, because it is about this time of year that most zoos cut back a bit on their schedules!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Homemade Applesauce

Lately I've been working on filling my deep freezer. I've been doubling meals and sticking them in the freezer for later. It's an easy way to fill it up without too much extra work.

I also made a few batches of homemade applesauce using free apples I picked from some abandoned trees in my neighborhood! This was my first attempt at making applesauce and if I don't say so myself, it came out pretty well!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Good Ol' Crayola Crayons

Did you know that Crayola has over 1000 coloring pages ready to print on their website?

Also have you heard that crayons have even become a bit more high-tech? Most kids apparently use "twistables!" I have to say that they look pretty cool. Good bye to those shoe boxes filled with broken crayons!