Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Jack the Ripper (knife)
Witches Brew (apple cider)
Haunted Hash (jello salad)
Rat's Revenge (cheese sticks)
Black Cat Eyes (olives)
Scary Scooper (spoon)
Worm Delight (gummy worms)
Cow Pie (sloppy joe)
Chip Off the Old Block (toothpick)
Owl Eyes (mini donuts)
Goblin Crunch (potato chips)
Stringy Scarecrow Blood (celery sticks)
Bat Wings (napkin)
Skeleton Bone (fork)
Chilled Vampire Blood (ketchup)
Broomstick (pretzel sticks or fries)
Witches Fingers (mini dill pickles)
Pumpkin Curls (carrot sticks)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
- Jack the Ripper (knife)
- Witches Brew (apple cider)
- Haunted Hash (french fries)
- Rat's Revenge (cheetos)
- Black Cat Eyes (olives)
- Scary Scooper (spoon)
- Worm Delight (jello)
- Cow Pie (sloppy joe)
- Chip Off the Old Block (slice of cheese)
- Owl Eyes (mini donuts)
- Goblin Crunch (potato chips)
- Stringy Scarecrow Blood (celery sticks)
- Bat Wings (fruit roll ups)
- Skeleton Bone (fork)
- Chilled Vampire Blood (ketchup)
- Broomstick (pretzel sticks)
- Witches Fingers (mini dill pickles)
- Pumpkin Curls (carrot sticks)
The kids sometimes remember what some of the crazy named things are, but most of the items are not remembered from the previous year. They are served the courses as they ordered them and it often means that they don't have things in the way that makes much sense. They love it! I usually do this meal the day before Halloween since the actual night of Halloween is too crazy. So we will be doing this on Tuesday night. I like to create atmosphere by playing spooky music in the background and eating by candlelight so that it is dim and spooky.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
In a sauce pan combine: 1 cube of butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
5/$12 Coca-Cola twelve packs
Yeah for Christine and her Coke machine!
$1.49/bag Hershey's Snack size candy
89 cents Motts Apple juice 64 oz.
$1.49 Cheeze it crackers
2/$3 Kellogs cereal
$1.99 Breyers Ice Cream and Tombstone pizza (must buy 4 for this price)
3/$5 Nabisco snack crackers
4/$1 Regular size Hershey's candy bars
3/$5 Cheetos or Fritos
5/$12 Coca-Cola twelve packs
$1.88/lb Extra lean ground beef
5/$10 General Mills cereals
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
"Go check this out. You'll be afraid of what you see. Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit MapQuest, you will get a map to the person's house. Everyone should be aware of this! It's a nationwide reverse telephone book. If a child gives out his/her phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming.
Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my number and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to our house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same. Quite scary. Please look up your own number. In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: google (http://www.google.com/) Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212) and hit enter. If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours."
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
$1.99/lb. Boneless pork loin chops
$1.99/lb. Rump roast
99cents/lb. red or black grapes
4/$5 Hershey's baking chips
The following are $1.69 each
Post raisin bran, super golden crisp, pebbles, shredded wheat or honey bunches of oats
Betty Crocker fruit snacks and rollups
Quaker chewy granola bars or bites
The following are 10/$10
doz. large eggs
albertsons quick and old fashioned oats, instant oatmeal
albertsons chocolate chips
many varieties of albertsons cereals
albertsons frozen waffles, pancake mix and syrup
albertsons fruit snacks
The following meats are $1.88/lb.
boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
extra lean ground beef
beef round, top round or london broil
boneless beef chuck roast
half boneless pork tenderloin
Free fresh express spinach (9oz bag) with in ad coupon
Monday, October 15, 2007
- Savannah wants to be a warie for Halloween. I thought oh dear not a werewolf. That isn't a pretty thing for a girl. She explained to me that she wanted to be half witch and half fairy. She then told me what she'd wear. We'll see what she actually ends up wearing.
- The picture here shows that she has excellent fashion sense. She came out wearing this last week - ready for school. She informed me that it is, "cool in Bratz world." I told her that it wasn't cool in this world. I guess I am not the best mom, but I just couldn't let her go to school like that. I hope someday she'll thank me Ü She wasn't too upset though when I had her change.
- Now that Clayne sits on the stand each Sunday, sometimes I can't manage all four of my kids too well. You can only sit between two of them and they all need to be separated sometimes. I sent Savannah to sit with the bishop's wife a few weeks ago. After Sacrament Meeting, Jill told me that she had asked Savannah if she wanted to sing the rest hymn with her. Savannah said, "I only like to sing songs that rock." What a silly girl!
- Crimply... what kind of word is that? Well according to Savannah that is how a heart really looks. Not like a valentine heart. She must have been watching the discovery channel or something.
- When visiting our friends, the Glausers, at their cabin she was fascinated by the mounted animal heads on the walls. Paul admitted that he was a hunter. She looked at him and said, "you don't look like a hunter." I don't know what she thought a hunter looks like. He went on to explain that he had shot these animals. She looked horrified and in a very authoritative voice let him know that he should let them live and that, "aminals (that is how she sometimes says animals) need to be free in nature!" It was so funny.
- I help in Savannah's kindergarten class each week and she pointed out a boy named Gawain to me a few weeks ago and whispered, "that's Gawain, the hottie I've been telling you about." He overheard her and said, "don't ever call me that again." I had to hide my laughter.
- Ok... just this last one then I'll stop. Savannah asked me if it would be alright if she used some crayons because she can't wear make up. She informed me that she needed to look good for Gawain.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name Lee is the same as my mom’s
2. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Just four of them
3. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Of course!
4. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I think if I said, “Never” that would rest my case
5. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes
6. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Those are not the kind of thrills I seek. I’m afraid I would wet myself.
7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Healthy – Raisin bran, Junky – Lucky Charms
8. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Nope
9. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Are we talking physical strength? I was stronger when I was lifting weights, but my body rebelled against me and my tennis elbow has kept me from lifting weights since March. Getting old stinks!
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? I like rocky road, but always will go for a milk chocolate with caramel in it too. Oh and Smith’s Private Selection cookie dough is pretty good too.
11. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? If they don’t have something obviously odd like pink hair or a big nose ring, I guess it would be their eyes.
12. RED OR PINK?Red or pink what? Flowers – I’ll take either. Flavors – red is usually cherry and I hate it because too many medicines have been flavored cherry and it is just yucky!
13. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My friend Jen in Boise lol. I know she’ll read that. I haven’t had anyone really close to me die so I don’t really miss anyone in that sense, but I really am sad when friends are too far for me to pop in on to visit regularly.
14. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Nope, don’t feel obligated. But feel free to post it on your blog if you want to.
15. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? jeans and white nike mules
16. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE ? I am eating sunflower seeds right now. Spitting the shells in my little cup. Ladylike eh?
17. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? A song called "The way I am" by Ingrid Michaelson – nope not Christian music at the moment.
18. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green – since it is my favorite color
19. FAVORITE SMELLS? Fresh bread baking, Baking cookies, Clean laundry, Baby lotion,
Rain, Pizza, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Coconut
20. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Lana Cleverley
21. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I actually stole this off another blog
22. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? I only watch them if my kids are playing on a team. Not so much of a sports girl.
23. HAIR COLOR? brown with blond highlites
24. EYE COLOR?Blue
25. FAVORITE FOOD(S)? Pizza, pasta, chicken, baked goods
26. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Definitely happy endings
27. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? A little bit of Field of Dreams. Man, Kevin C. looked young! Last full movie I watched was Phantom of the Opera. LOVE that movie!
28. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?yellow
29. SUMMER OR WINTER? Spring is my favorite. I am happy that we have all of the seasons though – I do wish winter would go away shortly after Christmas though.
30. HUGS OR KISSES? Both!
31. FAVORITE DESSERT? Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge topping.
32. WHAT BOOK( s) ARE YOU READING NOW? 19 minutes – by Jodi Picoult Wish I could say I was reading something more spiritual, but I am being honest
33. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? My hubby’s business logo (Bonneville Collections)
34. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? I didn’t get to watch any TV. Too much to do.
35. FAVORITE SOUND? My children laughing. I also like the silence when everyone is in bed sleeping.
36. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? I like a few of both bands songs.
37. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Maui, Hawaii
38. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I don’t suppose it is special, but I do like to sing. I also like to play the piano when it is not in front of people and I like to scrapbook although lately I don’t get much done in that area.
Friday, October 12, 2007
¼ Cup Margarine, softened
¾ Cup Sugar
1 ½ Cup Flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Cup Milk
2 Cups peaches, chopped
Cream butter and sugar. Blend in egg. Add dry ingredients and milk. Gently fold in peaches. Can used canned, but drain first. Another option is to used drained canned blueberries. Pour batter into oiled and floured 8x8" pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
½ Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ Cup Margarine, softened
Mix together until resembles coarse crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
If you don't have that much time read these lyrics and ponder which of the suggestions you can take into your life to make your life more meaningful.
Point Of Grace - How You Live
From the album How You Live
Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress, use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
And have what you want, but want what you have
And don't spend your life looking back
Turn up the music Turn it up loud
Take a few chances and let it all out
'Cause you won't regret it
Looking back from where you have been
'Cause it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did It's how you live
So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children, dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth 'cause you can't get away, no
Face it and you'll be okay
Oh, wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
Even when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
And make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end, there's nobody else
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
What can't you live without?
What are some things that I use/need every day and would be a sacrifice for me to do without.
While there are the obvious things like the gospel, family, friends... it is fun to list some of the tangible things that I use everyday. It doesn't take long to see that there are many comforts that I would be sad if I didn't have. Here are a few.
- I LOVE my sleep number bed. Every time I sleep away from home, I am reminded how much I love this bed! Pricey, but worth every penny.
- Some of you have seen me without my hair done, sorry. I feel that my appearance is much improved after styling my hair and I could not do without my large barrel curling iron, Got2be glued styling glue and Freeze It hair spray. Of course a good hair cut by my stylist, Susan Ball, is a must too.
- I am totally lost without a watch on my wrist. If I forget to put one on, I still look at my bare wrist a million times a day.
The case lot sale continues. See last week's blog listing for a sample of the case prices.
$1.69/lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
$2.99/lb. Baby back ribs or pork tenderloin
Lots of buy one get one free offers. I think you have to be careful on this pricing because often the buy one price is high to make up for the free one.
BOGO free Beef round, bottom round steak or rump roast
BOGO free on many other cuts of meat as well
For four days only (wed, thurs, fri and sat)
99 cents/lb. assorted pork loin chops
$2.99/lb. petite sirloin steak
$2.99/24 pack arrowhead spring water (limit 2)
$1.49 bag Nestle fun size candy (limit 2)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
So I went to Michaels and they had so many cute arrangements they had made using the craft pumpkins. Their arrangements were selling for over $50 which I wasn't about to do and so I made my own for under $15. Not quite as professional as theirs, but I like it. I guess mine isn't much like the inspiration idea I got from HomeMadeSimple either but isn't that the way it is with most craft projects Ü
While I am sharing craft stuff, here is a card that I made for a swap. I finished the set of 12 last night and delivered them to the host today. Now I just wait until they all get swapped out and I will get 12 fun new cards back. Ok... don't get used to me being all crafty and such. I want to be, but time doesn't permit much. Have a great day.
- Oct 5 Take a drive in the country. The trees are changing into beautiful shades of fall. It is a great time to enjoy the scenery of Mother Nature.
- Oct 17 Pick one thing in your house that drives you bonkers--overflowing junk drawer, pots are hard to find in the cupboard--and fix it. Enjoy a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage) on your recliner as a treat for your accomplishment.
- Oct 18 Make something with your children whether it is a batch of cookies or a craft project. Get them involved in a project from start to finish.
- Oct 22 Apples are in season and at their peak. Time to make an apple pie, apple crisp, anything apple!
- Oct 26 Upload the digital photographs you have stored on memory cards and show them to your friends and family.
Today I plan to make something crafty to decorate my home with. I found this cute idea. I plan to use the fake craft pumpkins and artificial flowers to make mine so I can use it more than this year. Michael's has the pumpkins 50% off this week and fall floral stems for $1. I'll post my finished project when I get it done. Here is the one I am basing my rendition on. Here is the link http://www.homemadesimple.com/en_US/nbrcontent.do?contentType=op&articleId=ar063 This is a fun site with lots more good ideas.
And here are some ideas on getting ready for Halloween. Gotta start planning now, if you haven't already started. This is from www.ineedmoretime.com
It's that spooky time of year. Try these tips to make it go more smoothly this year:
* Decide how many bags of candy you'll need, and buy them now. Don't wait until Beggar's Night.
* Set a costume deadline. For example, make everyone in your household decide, by October 15th, what they'll be for Halloween.
* List all the Halloween parties and events you and/or your family will attend this year. Make sure you have the necessary supplies.
* Set up a Halloween container in your storage area for decoration and costumes that will be used again in the future.
* Look in your local paper for fun community activities such as pumpkin patches, hayrides and haunted houses.
Last of all. Take a minute to laugh and listen to the MOM song. Just be sure to pause the music box I have on my blog so you can hear this fun song.
Do we really sound like this? Pretty funny. FYI, I do not endorse clicking on the clips that are linked to this one.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The following are 10/$10 after a $5 instant rebate (must by 10 to get the rebate)
Betty C. cake mixes
Betty C. cookie mixes and frostings
Betty C. brownie mixes
Betty C. fruit snacks and roll ups
Betty C. specialty potatoes
Chex mix snacks
Pillsbury quick bread
Pop Secret micro. popcorn
Trix, Golden G., Cin. Toast Crunch and Cheerios cereal
Green Giant frozen vegies
Tortino's pizza or pizza rolls
The following are 10/$15 after a $5 instant rebate (must by 10 to get the rebate)
Multi grain, apple cin., frosted and fruity Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Kix, Honey Nut Chex, Total Honey Clusters, Total Raisin Bran cereals
Yoplait Trix and Go-Gurt tube yogurts
Pillsbury ready to bake cookies
Pillsbury dinner rolls or biscuits, crescent rolls and sweet rolls
Betty C. muffin mix
Jif peanut butter
Nestle and Gherardelli chocolate morsels
$1.79/lb. Fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast and tenders
$1.88/lb. hamburger 85% lean (thurs, fri and sat only)
3/$11 Coke and Pepsi 12 packs (still not a great deal for you Christine)
Smiths has their case lot sale on now
$7.92/(24) case Libby's canned veggies - beans, corn, peas
$2.00/(24) case Top Ramen noodles
$3.43/(24) case Kroger tomato sauce
$11.99/(48) case Kroger Mac n Cheese
$15/(12) case Kroger peanut butter or jams
$10.50/(12) case Betty C. cake mixes
And many more case deals that I am too tired to type in. If you are a case lot shopper check out the ad.
$1/lb red seedless grapes
$1.88/lb. hamburger 85% lean
99cents/lb. split chicken breasts
1.99/lb. chuck roast or steak
99cents/doz. large eggs
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
If you have preschoolers, I thought this job chart was cute.
I LOVED this idea of putting little notes in your kid's lunch box. These are ready to print, clip and slip into the lunch box. FUN!
These school notes and school schedules may even come in handy for those who like to keep a family binder - you organized ladies!
And this is a pretty good babysitter info sheet for your family binder.
Trish has written a book about dinner swapping. I know some of the ladies in our neighborhood have tried it and love it. I think I have too picky of kids - ok... I'm picky too, so we haven't tried it, but if you want to read up on it or check out her site it is www.trishberg.com