Friday, August 30, 2013

Spinach and Cheese Smothered Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

I was a little intimidated by this recipe at first. It seemed like a lot was going on at once – but it turned out to be much easier than I had imagined. Not to mention the taste. The spinach and cheese gave the chicken a spinach dip taste. The mushrooms were amazing. So so good. And I managed to do it all in about 30mins.

Chicken Breast

4-5 Boneless Breasts (I use only 3 usually. We use the leftover spinach for a dip)

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon seasoned salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 Cup or 5 slices of Mozzarella Cheese

Ebates - Earn Cash Back Every Time You Shop Online

When I first started using the Ebates site, I wondered; “WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS YEARS AGO??!!” 

Ah well, we live and learn. Ebates is so simple and easy to use. I even taught my mother-in-law how to use it. She tends to be an online shopoholic around the holidays. I finally showed her that she could be getting cash back for all that online spending.

So, walk the easy steps with me. Click here to go to Then click Sign Up in the top left hand corner. They are only asking the basics, no credit card or banking information is required. They pay you, not the other way around…I promise. 

Once you have created an account, go ahead and login. Then click My Account in the top right corner.  Your account section will show you all your information as well as your cash back earnings. To the left you will see a list of things you can do to your account. If you have not selected your cash back payment method yet, go ahead and do that now. And you can always come back and change it at any time.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kids, Schedules...Chaos

People have always emphasized the importance of organization and schedules when it comes to children. This is super great in theory. And even mastered by many. God bless them – I tip my hat to them. Because when you throw together a 1 year old, a 3 year old and a 7 year old – I barely keep my sanity much less a schedule.

Maybe it’s just me. But my girls are all different. They have different temperaments, different likes and dislikes and are on different schedules. My oldest is in bed by 9 and she is gone all day. My 3 year old is full of energy, never wants to eat anything, likes to beat up her baby sister, and doesn’t want to share a toy at all…and so on and so on. The baby likes to do nothing but eat when she can. She is a chunky monkey. She also doesn’t nap well because if she takes even an hour nap, she never wants to go to bed at night. But try to keep a 1 year old awake all day and tell me how that turns out.

Basically my life is blissful chaos. And most days I am okay with this because I know it will all be over in the blink of an eye. And despite sleep deprivation, I know I will miss these days.

Free Kid's Printables

School Express - Free worksheet printables covering reading, writiing, science, math and more. You can also print reward certificates, coloring pages and educational game worksheets.

Activity Village - Free printables, coloring pages, craft cutouts and more. 

The Crafty Crow - Fun craft ideas and printables. Tons of DIY activities, holiday themes and more. - Tons of worksheets for math, reading, writing, science, social studies and many more.

Crayola Coloring Pages - Great coloring pages like School Days, Animals, Holidays and more.

Friday, August 16, 2013

How to Score Make-Up For Cheap and For Free

Natural beauty is just that…beautiful. But we all like to enhance ourselves a little. 

However, I no longer pay retail for any makeup or nail polish. In fact, 99% of the time I get them for free.

How? Simpler than you think actually. It’s all about making your local drugstore work for you. Most of us have a CVS, Walgreens or Rite Aid that we shop at. Each store offers different incentives, coupons, deals and more. 

CVS – Offers Extrabuck rewards every week on different products. 99% percent of the time one of those products is make-up. Extrabucks are like free money to spend in the store. They are used just like coupons. $3 in Extrabucks equals $3 off your purchase.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Earning an Income With eBay

Sell Your Stuff:

I have read articles and eBooks on how to make a living with eBay. It is definitely feasible – but it takes a lot of time and effort. It can be a long road before you are making serious profit. And even then, there are no guarantees with eBay. 

However, while I won’t recommend you and your spouse quit your job today – you can make some cash and make it fairly quickly.

The days of a typical yard sale are behind us it seems. Of course they still occur, and you can definitely have one. But making real money requires you to really sell each item. That is almost impossible to do at a typical yard sale. 

But on eBay you can create ads for each item and truly SELL them to your customers. 

But how?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Childhood Burns - What To Do

So tonight I was going for Worst Mother of the Year - and I won. I had just poured a cup of coffee. I passed my youngest daughter Zoe in the dining room as I went into the living room. I sat my coffee down on and end table and sat down beside it on the couch. In that 10 seconds Zoe came from the dining room to the living room and grabbed the coffee cup.The hot coffee spilled all over her.

Of course she started screaming and we started scrambling. Dustin was pulling her clothes off and I ran into the bathroom and started a cool bath.

Zoe continued to sob as I put her into the cool water - and it broke my heart. I took a moment to examine the burns. Her skin was extremely red - that raw red. It made me hurt just to look at it.

We didn’t have any antibiotic ointment or aloe Vera, so I sent Dustin to the store. I managed to get some Tylenol in Zoe - and then I tried to think of anything to ease her pain.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Inbox Dollars - Get Paid To Read Your Emails

My mom actually turned me on to this site. She told me about it for years, but I never gave it a try until recently.

I don’t like any money makers online that take a whole lot of effort – because the truth is none of us are making big money from these sites. So the easier the better.

Inbox Dollars is pretty simple and straightforward. Click the banner and join for free now.

Signup is simple. Just the basics. Once completed, there are several ways to earn cash right away. Take surveys, download the toolbar, and connect with the site via Facebook.