Jun 29, 2007

How cluttered is your mind?

My Mind is 42% Cluttered
My mind is starting to get cluttered, and as a result, it's a little harder for me to keep focused.
Try to let go of your pettiest worries and concerns. The worrying is worse than the actual problems!


How Cluttered is Your Mind?

Take the TEST!



Jun 28, 2007

Cooking tip

Hello, I just wanted to share some information with you all when cooking dried beans. First I suggest that you soak your dried beans overnight. The next day when you are ready to cook them drain all the water out that the beans were soaking in an fill your pot up with fresh water. Bring your beans to a full boil. It might look a little something like this.

Kind of nasty looking huh? Most people don't realize that if you do not boil the gases out of your beans a couple times you end up eating it! Yuck!! Once all that white sediment comes floating up to the top you can drain your beans off and fill your pot up one more time and bring back to a boil again. It should look like this.

I would say that looks so much better. You might think it is a lengthy process but it really only adds about an extra 10 minutes on your time. Hey, you might have wasted that time doing mindless junk anyway! Beans are so good for you and they are full of fiber and protein, oh yes and very affordable. Enjoy!

Jun 25, 2007

Cool tip

A friend of mine sent me this link: freecycle.org
It's a gifting site where people give things away instead of throwing them away. Each group is local to its own community. Check it out!

Jun 24, 2007

Gift idea

My kids have a birthday party to go to on July 6th for a 10 year old girl. I have bought this sweet child school supplies in the past as a gift. Now most people would think it was a boring gift, but her mom emailed me last night and requested I do the same this year. Moms are very practical (for the most part). I would be overjoyed if people would buy those types of gifts rather than senseless junk. No offense to anyone reading this that might have given my kids gifts in the past! ;o) he he! The best part of giving this type of gift is the cost. Not only are you giving something very useful, you are not spending a fortune. Gee, wonder if I have any coupons...

Jun 23, 2007

Laugh at yourself

Last night I was in Target with my two daughters shopping for some health and beauty products. We got all we needed from the list except one last item, body lotion for daddy. We get on the right aisle and started to look at our choices. It is very important to get the right product when shopping for my husband because he does not like "girlie" lotion. He likes feeling like a manly man so it takes a couple extra minutes to find just the right product. I was torn between two brands so I had to do what the girls in my family do... the sniff test. There was a new version of Vaseline Intensive Care with Cocoa Butter. Now my husband likes that kind of stuff. I reached to the top of the shelf and grabbed one (the price was really good). I flipped the cap open and took a whiff. I could not tell what it smelled like so I gave the bottle a little squeeze. All of a sudden the lotion squirted out all over my face and up my nose! My girls started to laugh uncontrollably and so did I!!!! I laughed til there were tears in my eyes and my stomach was sore. Now think about how awful that looked! The girls kept telling me where to wipe it off and every time I thought it was gone, they would see more. Needless to say, I will know what the lotion smells like for at least a week! I am so glad that I know how to laugh at myself. Looks like my girls will be talking about this one for a couple weeks. Now if the hubby was with me when it happened, he would talk about it for years to come~! Oh, I did end up buying it!

Jun 20, 2007

I've been tagged!

Hello all, this is my first time so I hope I don't screw it up!

The Rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog post with their 7 things as well as these rules. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. Remember to leave a comment for them letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog.

  1. I was born in Georgetown, Guyana (no, I did not know Jim Jones!)
  2. If I had unlimited bank, I would cook and feed anyone that wanted to be fed.
  3. The thing I love most about myself is my open mind. (my hair is not bad either!)
  4. I used to be very stuck up and snobby with no sense of humor. Boring!!
  5. I am a bargain addict! I love coupons and freebies so beware if you get stuck behind me in the grocery checkout line!
  6. I cringe at bad grammar, except when you are playing around. Nobody is perfect, right?
  7. I am a "girlie girl".

I have tagged the following friends:

  1. Tanyetta- Days like these
  2. Paula D- Ghetto Economics
  3. Foodette- Restaraunt Review World
  4. Shelliza- My Masala
  5. Diane- Black Educated Professional
  6. Beenzzz- Stealthybean
  7. msseymore- Gorgeous Puddin'

Jun 19, 2007

What happens when dad is watching the kids

They play with mom's digital camera!!!

They get most of their silliness from their crazy daddy!

Jun 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's day dads!! What would we do without you?! As a tribute to my wonderful husband, I thought I would do something creative this year. I decided to scrap him! You know, make a couple scrapbook pages of him! He loves being a business man and he LOVES himself so that was my starting point. Here are the pages and keep in mind I am not very talented with this kind of stuff so no making fun of me!


Jun 14, 2007

Musical blogs

Don't you just hate it when you visit a person's blog and all of a sudden you start hearing this cheesy music that just won't stop!? Then it turns out to be the day that you computer decides to lock up on you! ERRR! Annoying! My apologies to those of you that have cheesy music on your blog! LOL!

Nosey Folks

Now this is so wrong. The other night there was an accident across the street from my house and my tacky family decided to be nosey. Notice the dog (Milo) on the floor at the bottom left corner. Well he could not stand that he was not in on the action and wanted to see what was going on....

They decided to let poor Milo see and be a part of their nosey neighbors club. Now all of this was going on at midnight. Notice which one of the "responsible" parents was on the floor with the kids! LOL!!! That's my crazy family and I absolutely love 'em!

Jun 13, 2007

Momfiles Contest Winner

Here's Tanyetta out of California showing off her winnings! Happy shopping girl!

Be sure to check her blog out at
To everyone that participated to make our first contest a success, I send you all a warm hearted Thank YOU. Look forward to our next contest coming soon. Maybe, I can convince hubby to up the Prize Package, but don't expect any cruises or new cars!! LOL!!!

Jun 12, 2007

Free Stuff Site

Okay, I am sure most of you think I am a maniac and I need help. Look, free samples are available for a reason so why not partake? Check out this awesome site FreeSnatcher.com . I was led to it from another blog and I am absolutely hooked! I bet you will be too! Warning: Signing up for too many samples in one sitting may cause severe neck and back pain. Pace yourself! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Have fun!!

Jun 11, 2007

Culinary Kids


The Summer months spent away from school is full of fun times and relaxation. In our house it is a bit different. We spend a lot of time teaching our girls a lot of life skills. The latest skill is cooking. I figured if something happened to dear old mom, the family would wither away and sadly dear old dad only knows how to maneuver his way over to the drive-up window! If the girls can get down some simple meals then they would be able to take care of the family if I was down. So far they have learned the art of seasoning and cooking meats, cooking veggies, rice, mac and cheese (from a box! Hey, they are kids!), and lots of prep work (washing, chopping, etc.) They really seem to enjoy it and even more tasting their fantastic dishes they created!




Jun 10, 2007

Man or Dolphin?

Yesterday we were playing a game of impersonations. Hubby decided to be a dolphin, but turned out more like a big inch worm in the water. LOL!!!! My brother-in-law thinks he looks like a big killer whale!

Jun 7, 2007

Jun 5, 2007

Sample Junkie- Another Free Sample

I could not resist sharing this one with all my friends. Walmart.com is offering a free Hallmark card sample! Check it out! I know you will get hooked on freebies (if you already aren't) and we can all gang up on my hubby! By the way, he was very happy to use the free sample bar of antibacterial soap I recently got. He denies he likes samples too! :) Everytime he bites into his morning toast he asks "Is this store bought bread or Free sample bread?" LOL!!!

Jun 4, 2007

Romantic moment

This morning I made a lovely breakfast for the hubby. He was so excited and ready to partake! I even put his OJ in a wine glass. After he ate and took the last sip of his juice, he turned and looked at me so lovingly. He then takes my hand and says, "Girl, that was so wonderful." "I see why I married you, cause you got some serious skills in the kitchen." "Girl, I love you so much" "I love you like...like a fat boy loves cake!" Now this man is a stupid fool! Ha Ha Ha!! ;o) I thought I was going to hear something sweet and that is what I got! I guess I must remember the pledge I took, "for better or worse" LOL!!! Gotta the love the BBCDO Founder and CEO!

Jun 2, 2007

Kids are like bottomless pits!!

School has been officially out for a little over a week now and I am finding myself in the grocery store about 4 times per week! How is it when school is in session my kids eat a good breakfast at home, lunch at school (sometimes cafeteria food or a home lunch), a snack after school, dinner, and then one last snack before bedtime. Now the kids wake up, eat breakfast, then a snack, another snack, lunch, snack again, one more snack, dinner, snack, snack, snack.....HELP!!! They are costing me way more with them being home. They are VERY active and are limited to a minimum amount of TV time so weight or health problems are not an issue. They are always doing something so there is little time for boredom. I may have to take on a part time job to feed them! What is so bad is I am finding myself munching more. The worse part of all is that all the "healthy" foods are so expensive so I am purchasing things that are less costly so that I can maintain some kind of budget. Does anyone have any good ideas for some low cost snacks that are still somewhat healthy?

Jun 1, 2007

Momfiles Contest Winner

And the winner is...





Tanyetta from Days Like These

Congratulations!!!! Please email us (admin@momfiles.com) a photo of yourself (to post on Momfiles contest winner section) as well as your address so we can mail your prize! FREE money is GOOD!




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