April 30, 2014

Reducing Ingredients

A good friend gave me a copy of this chart, with the conversions to reduce ingredients in a recipe, years ago.  I have had it on my fridge ever since.  It comes in so handy! Here it is for you in a free printable version.

http://mimimommyandme.blogspot.com/2014/04/reducing-ingredients.html #freeprintable #printable

The other day Peanut grabbed a corner of it and nearly ripped it right off the fridge.  I panicked at the thought of losing it, so I decided I would type up a copy and save it on my computer, just in case anything ever happened to the original.

I hope this helps you in the kitchen as much as it has helped me!

This chart in a frame for the kitchen would make a great house warming gift or as part of a wedding gift.

Need an idea for a present for a new baby or toddler?  Try this idea!

Do you reduce or increase recipes very often? What are your tricks for altering a recipe without messing it up? Please share, I love learning new tricks!

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April 28, 2014

Laundry Day Oops

I was driving over to a friend's house today and was thinking about my morning.

I was thinking about the load of laundry I did and how I had to use my favorite stain stick on so many dirty knees and sleeves of Peanut's clothes.

April 26, 2014

Resurrection Sunday

A collection of images. 

The common link between them is that they were all taken on Resurrection Sunday.

He is risen! 

What a great time to spend with loved ones in remembrance of the love and sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

April 24, 2014

Diaper Genie (Free!) Bag Option

I have a Diaper Genie and I love the way it locks in the stinkies. Although I don't love the price of the refill bag cartridges.  If you are like me and love to save money while still enjoying little luxuries, like a stink-free living space, then read on to learn how I came up with a free way to use my Diaper Genie, without having to buy refill bags!

Up until now I have been using my Diaper Genie for only the soiled diapers and using a flip top can lined with a plastic grocery bag for the wet diapers.

But summer is on its way and the heat of summer brings out the stinkies, even in the just wet diapers.

So I came up with a plan. I decided that if I could get a plastic grocery bag to work in my Diaper Genie, then I could eliminate the smell altogether and not spend an arm and a leg to do it.

April 17, 2014

Just Between Friends - Kids Consignment Sale

I love going to the Just Between Friends kids consignment sale. The one I go to its held twice a year. The upcoming sale is the last week of April/first week of May.

You can visit the Just Between Friends website here. On it they have their locations, dates and times of all their sales. The admission price is a dollar or two depending on which day of the sale you attend, but I have always found free admission tickets on their website.

Bring reusable shopping bags with you to hold your purchases!  I also bring my stroller to act as a cart and I carry my daughter.  I also bring a friend.  Shopping is more fun with company!

There is a spring sale and a fall sale. The spring sale has warm weather clothing and the fall sale has cold weather clothes.

I look mainly for $2 to $4 bargains while shopping and at the last sale was able to update my daughter's closet for winter pretty nicely for $50.

I quickly took some pictures while at the last sale to show my husband the scale of the event.  They are a bit blurry since I had a squirmy baby in my arms and only had my slow cell phone shutter to rely on!

Almost all of the clothes look new or just slightly used. They are also in style.

April 15, 2014

Flavored Gelatin Squares - Without Artificial Ingredients

When our one-year-old came down with a sore throat, we thought we'd make her some Jell-O, knowing how good it feels on a sore throat.

The only problem was we try our best to avoid artificial ingredients. Knowing how the brightly artificially colored treat is also flavored artificially we set out to find a suitable alternative.

My super-shopper husband came home with a package of Knox Original Gelatine, complete with a recipe on the back of the box for Fruit Juice Knox Blox.

They were pretty simple to make. We chose to use white grape juice and opted to add honey, like the recipe suggested, since honey is good for sore throats.