Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
On one hand the doughnut holes were amazingly delicious on the other hand they are a lot of work. The dough for them was really sticky when I followed the instructions, and I ended up having to add alot of flour to make the dough workable. When I tried to roll the holes with the caramel inside they didn't want to hold together very well.
The recipe as written did make a HUGE amount of doughnut holes, and they were large.
I think for a special occassion this is a great recipe, but for just a nightly snack it's too much.
I am linking this post up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed With Grace.
The kids were on Fall Break on Thursday and Friday of last week. We had planned on Thursday to drive down to visit my grandmother, mom, brothers, and cousins on Thursday but Bubbles broke her glasses Tuesday night. So we made an appointment for her to see the eye doctor early Thursday morning, which we did before heading out on our two hour drive. We spent the entire day at my grandmother's the kids getting to play with cousins, and their uncles who aren't too much older than them. We played cards, laughed, and joked. It was a great day. We left on Thursday night and didn't get home until late.
On Friday it was still rainy and cold so we spent the day at home. The kids playing and just enjoying a non-structured day. Friday was the Friday night sew-in but I spent pretty much the entire day curled up on the couch, crocheting, and watching shows on DVR. I got quite a bit done and was able to make some great items for my Etsy shop. You can view the results of my night here.
Saturday was another lazy day around the house, and on Sunday we visited a new church that is closer to home. We love our church where we are at now, but it's an hour drive. We have tried several churches close to home, and just haven't found the one that works for us but the kids really enjoyed the new church. We are going to give it another try next week.
It was nice to have a lazy weekend after the last few busy weekends, and the busy weekend we have coming up next week.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
So I am one of those bad mommies who allow their kids to have TV's in their rooms but it's not as bad as it sounds. Even with TV's in their rooms there are still regulations, scheduled TV times, only approved TV shows, you get the idea. That being said, my kids have a hard time keeping up with their remotes for the TV. So how did we fix it? I broke out the velcro, and cut a small piece off the roll. I then attached one side of the velcro to the back of the remote and the other piece to the TV. Now the TV remote is velcroed to the TV. We did the same thing with their DVD remotes. We haven't had any problems with the kids losing their remotes since we did this, now if I could just get them to keep their rooms clean we would be golden....
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I ordered the gift certificate and used it to buy Bubbles two rings. One for her birthday and one for Christmas.
Here is the one she got yesterday for her birthday
The party was a blast. We are big University of Louisville fans around here so we had a party centered around our beloved Cardinals.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I have always heard that one of the biggest ways to cut down on your monthly bills is to get rid of your monthly contract cell phone and go with a pre-paid plan instead. This is something that I tucked away in my mind but hadn't really acted on. Well, now our cell phones are out of contract and this is something that I am definitely considering.
I currently have an Android phone that I love, so I really don't want to give it up so finding a pre-paid cell phone provider that offers Android phones is important to me. The power of Android has a spell over me that I just can't break. I don't think I could ever go back to using a normal cell phone now.
Want to know something that sounds silly? I Feel Richer with Android phones. Sort of like this lady.
or this one
Straight Talk offers monthly pre-paid cell phone plans that include Android phones that come with all of the apps and games you need for just $45 a month which includes unlimited calls, text, picture messaging, and web service. Straight Talk also includes 411 calls at no extra charge, plus there are no activation, reactivation or termination fees.
I currently pay $59.95 a month for my basic phone plan which includes 2,000 minutes each month, I have to pay an additional $9.95 for unlimited texts, and $25 a month for unlimited Data. That means my total monthly bill is $94.90 each month and I don't even receive unlimited calls. By switching to Straight Talk I would save right at $50 a month, which means I could pay for two Straight Talk phones what I pay for my one each month.
There are so many phones to choose from it's unbelievable. You can even get reconditioned phones with a camera, MP3 player, web access, and blue tooth capability for just $10. Isn't that crazy?
So how much money do you think you would save if you switched to Straight Talk? Staggering isn't it?