Friday, October 31, 2008

Carmel Apples

I thought I would make Carmel Apples with my kids. I am not very good at involving my kids in cooking or doing special projects. I thought this would be a good way to do both.

It did not go well. I cooked the Carmel in the Crock-Pot. I thought it would not get as hot as a pot. It did get very warm. On the first apple, they both hit the sides of their hands on the Crock-Pot and both decided that they would let me do it all.

Do you like how well I fix my daughter's hair? How about the swimming goggles around her neck?

For directions to how we made the apples, check out my other blog.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Great Giveaway

Check out the Stealth Goggles over at Deal Seeking Mom. They look too cool, especially when you have a son that loves everything Army.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Great giveaway

Mercedes, over at Common Sense with Money, has started a new blog. On her new blog she is reviewing different products. To kick off the start of this new blog, she is giving away a Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker.

My daughter would love this!! Actually my son would like it too. I hope I win!! Visit this link to enter too!

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Blog

I have started a new blog call Mom, What is for Dinner? It can be found at

It is going to be a place to keep my recipes and review what we have for dinner each night.


Target opened last week and I finally made it there. I do not know if I can afford to have a Target in our town. I did buy a lot of things that we have been needing, so I was not looking for deals.

I bought shoes for all three kids, birthday present for my nephew, vitamin water, pacifiers and a new pacifier clip, pizza for dinner and I am sure there was more.

I had a gift card and spent $50 after my gift card. I did get a gift card for $5 back for my vitamin water. I am going to have to watch it when I go there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

No More Fruit Flies

I have been having a problem with fruit flies lately. I put all of our fruit in the refrigerator or in Ziploc bags and I thought I had gotten rid of them.

Then I went to make Amish Friendship Bread. To make it you have to leave a bread starter out on your counter top for 10 days. Well the fermenting bread starter attracted fruit flies again. I had read somewhere on the Internet of a solution to get rid of them, but I could not remember where.

I remembered the ingredients, but I could not remember the amounts. The ingredients were white vinegar, dishwashing soap, and water. So I poured a little vinegar in a bowl and added a little dishwashing soap, and some water.

Guess what??!! It worked!! No more fruit flies!! Can you see the little bugs in the bottom of the bowl?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


We went camping this weekend in a cabin! It was a lot of fun. Several families that we are friends with went. It was at MarVal. I had never been there before, but they have camp site and cabins. Several families have campers and they brought those. One family camped in a tent, but with a baby I think the cabin was the best way to go for us.

MarVal was a really neat campground. It was a private campground with a big playground in the middle. They also have a swimming pool and a miniature golf course. For fall they had a hayride. On the hayride you got to plant your magic pumpkin seed and then come back and pick your pumpkin. After you picked your pumpkin you then get to paint it. My kids thought that was great. They do not get to paint very often. While we were waiting to go on the hayride we got two icees to share. Can you tell what color the kids icees were?

Saturday night they go Trick or Treating to all the camp sites. My kids were excited to go Trick or Treating early. Number 1 kept running ahead. He was so excited to get candy. He even left his friend behind.

They also have these tricycles that are very low to the ground and have hand brakes and steering. Number 1 son loved those. Princesses legs were not quite long enough for them.

On Sunday morning we had a mini church service. One of the older boys played his guitar while we sang and then one of the dads gave a short devotional.

It was a great time. My kids did not want to leave!

Russell (Chris's brother) dog sat and house sat for us. I think our dogs probably want us to go out of town more often. Russell fed them a steak!

Where have I Been?

I have been so busy lately that I forgot to blog. What have I been doing?

1. I have been helping to get things ready for a Women's Conference at my church. Angela Thomas is coming to our church to speak. I have not done one of her Bible Studies, but I have heard good things about her.

2. We went camping this weekend. Camping in a cabin! I will blog about that later.

3. I have been trying to implement FlyLady. If you do not know about FlyLady go to her website here. She helps you get rid of CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). So far I am keeping my sink clean and making my bed. Yesterday I tried to do the weekly home blessing hour, but I can not figure out how to vacuum my whole house in 10 min. Then baby got up from his nap and it was all over.

Well that is what I have been doing in addition to keeping up with 3 kids and homeschooling 2!