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wfmwsmall.jpgWelcome back everyone.  Oh how happy I am to be back.  But my little tip-o-the-day:

When your soda pop gets too fizzy, put your finger in it and the fizz will go down way fast.

Yea, I know it is probably something most everyone knows.  But a lady at a restaurant actually told me that last week ( i did already know it but I didn’t want to seem like a cave woman in a restaurant) and I thought it was funny.  Plus I am running out of Wednesday and I needed a quick and easy tip…and there it was…at the tip of my brain.  Happy WFMW!  Now go find more tips…there are plenty to go around.

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wfmwsmall.jpgHello everyone.  ok…I love christmas.  I wanted to decorate the house and for little to no money.  My hubby was kind enough to show me and our oldest son how to make snowflakes.  I had a step by step picture I hope I can describe for you as to how to make them.  They are so easy but kind of time consuming.  I did have about 15 different snowflakes to show you but our daughter was kind enough to rip them up…oh well.

  1. Get a regular piece of typing paper.
  2. Fold it in such a way that it goes over itself, meets on one side, and makes a point.
  3. Fold it over again to make a triangle.  You will have some excess on the bottom.
  4. Now cut that excess off.
  5. Fold one of the bottom points over so it meets in the middle.  The top point should still be at a point.  The bottom point should be hanging over, so to speak.
  6. Do the same with the other bottom point.
  7. Now flip it over…and where you see the paper edge…cut the excess bottom points off.
  8. Now you are left with an even smaller, yet thicker, triangle.
  9. Now start cutting….you can cut any design you want….experiment.  I just took a picture of the one I made.
  10. Now you can unfold it and TADA….you have a magical snowflake.
  11. I included pictures of the snowflakes that survived my daughter’s hands.

This is such a great idea.  I think I may actually make it a tradition…now if I can only keep them away from my little kids.  Well, at least she didn’t eat them.  Now go and see what else is working for people.  Happy Hunting!

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wfmwsmall.jpgSo we need to do a “what the heck am I going to do for dinner” post.  Well, with 4 kids, I live that everyday.  Today was no different. 

About noon, I opened my fridge, saw nothing, and freaked out in my head.  There is alway hamburger helper…but…yuck…not today!  Quick and the kids love it but I can only handle it every once in awhile.  But wait…what is that I see…staring up at me….my lifesaver…EGGS! 

Eggs are so yummy.  You can do so much with eggs…eggs, sausage, toast-YUM.  Eggs and hash…LOVE IT.  Egg sandwiches..if you have never had…you are missing out!  But I think tonite I will make it special–Scrambled eggs with salsa and sour cream.  Yea…I said sour cream.  I got that from Paula on the food network.  You HAVE to try it.  You will never go back.  And I think I will toast up some bread with strawberry jam.  yea…mmmmmmmmm…I got the perfect meal.  I think it actually took me longer to write this fantastically funny and witty post than it did to plan that meal. 

Now who is going to do my dishes?

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wfmwsmall.jpgI don’t know if I am solving any world problems, but I have found that just changing how I look at something can make it better and easier.  (funny how the mind plays those tricks on you.)

DIAPER ASSEMBLY LINE–That works for me on wednesday and every other day.  With 3 little ones in diapers, you can assume I Hate Diaper Changing!  I hate buying diapers, changing diapers, poopie diapers, dirty diapers, and even clean diapers.  But I have learned to love a sleeping schedule.  My 3 youngest are on the same sleep schedule.  They nap, go to bed, and wake up at the same time.  And thanks to that, they all do “their dutie (man, i am so funny…dutie…get it…dutie…like poop)” at the same time.  So, to make a long blog post short, this allows me to have a diaper assembly line.  I line ’em up, change ’em, pile up the diapers, and with one dirty handful, take them to the garbage.

Now all I need to do is figure out how to get some sort of wicked discount on garbage bags!

Now go and check out all the other people who are changing the world one problem at a time!


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wfmwsmall.jpgSo this is my very first works for me wednesday so bear with me.

We have 4 kids, including a set of 8 month old twins.  Yea…I know…can you believe it!  Me neither.  But I was scared.  We had only planned on 2 kids…especially no set of twins.  So in the hospital, I was FREAKING OUT to one of the nurses.  She just happened to have a set of her own.  She gave me the best advice I have gotten thus far when it comes to raising a set of twins…or multiple births—KEEP THEM ON THE SAME SCHEDULE–NO MATTER WHAT.  If one is hungry, feed the other one.  If one has a dirty diaper, change the other one anyway.  If one is awake, wake the other one up.  This nurse said that by the time her twins were 1 year old, they were pooping within 5 minutes of each other.  And she is right.  Mine poop within 30 minutes of each other.

This was fantastic advice.  And it prevented me from going crazy.  Because there is nothing worse than a crazy mom with 4 kids.

For more fantastic tips, visit our fearless leader’s blog Rocks In My Dryer.  See ya next week!


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