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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mini Peach Custard Pie



2 15oz cans peaches, discard juice
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Crust
2 cups flour
1 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold water

Directions:

Grind the peaches in the blender until smooth. add eggs, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend together and pour into the mini cupcake pan.

For the pie crust  combine flour and salt. Mix in the butter until it resembles crumbs, then add the water and mix until the dough forms into a ball.  Put the pie crust into each mini pie hole, then pour in peach mixture. Serve warm.
Makes 36 pies

Friday, February 22, 2013

Easy Chicken & Rice Recipe





 
1 1/2 Brown rice
1 small onion chopped  small
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon Shan Biryani Mix
8 chicken thighs and legs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups water

Directions:

Fry chicken in the oil. Add the Shan  biryani mix , and salt. Cook until the chicken is lightly browned.
Add rice, onion, and garlic. Cook until lightly browned. Add water, then cook until rice is soft. Serve with a salad or your favorite vegetable. Enjoy!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Save Money by Making Your Own Waste Baskets

My daughters love boxes, and are always looking for new things to make out of them. So one day my daughter age 5 asked me if she could make a waste basket from this box. Here is what we used.


You will need:
Duo-Finish Kraft Paper Roll, 36" x 1000', White
3 Different Color Paint 
Glue
Sissors
Rectangular box

Cut a peice of paper large enough to cover the whole box. 
Paint a design on the paper and let it dry. 

Then glue the paper to the box. And Tada! You have a waist homemade Waste basket!

What are some ways that you save money by recycling? All comment are welcome!
For more ideas on thing to use for waste baskets visit:  Waste Baskets

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mega Bloks® Barbie Build 'n Style Luxury Mansion Review

I received a huge box of toys from








I had a party on Feb. 10,2013 at my friends house and we had a really nice time. First we set up the food. Then when all the guest arrived, the children decorated  paper crowns with sequins. Then the children played with the Mega Bloks Barbie® Build 'n Style Luxury Mansion. The They had lots on fun building and taking apart the doll house. 

 The Mega Bloks Barbie® Build 'n Style Luxury Mansion has 301  pieces. So this toy will keep your child busy for a long time.
  Then we played a game with balloons, where the person who keeps the balloon in the air with out dropping it wins a prize. After all the games were done the happy children all went home with a Mega Bloks® Barbie Build ‘n Style Fashion Stand, which has 71 pieces.

 These toy are a great way to keep your child busy. They are for children ages 4 and up. My daughter is 5 years old and it took her a while to put together but she had lots of fun.  This toy is great for teaching comprehension and motor skills. For more information on these products visit: http://barbie.megabloks.com/

I received free products as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

FREE Month of Service at Progress Academy

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Progress Academy, a web-based curriculum provider, is offering one free month of access to their program - Kindergarten through 12th Grade. What a great way to try out their program.

You will need to fill out the online enrollment page only (no payment). Under How did you hear about Progress Academy, enter Free Month next to Homeschool.com and click the radio button. Stop right there. Do not create a Payment Account--because it's FREE! Woo hoo!

Sign up here

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: A Rainy Day DVD & CD Review



 I received Rachel & the TreeSchoolers DVD, Episode 1 A Rainy Day to review, from Tomoson.com and it's a lovely DVD! The episode is about how the TreeSchooler's plan to play outside when lighting and thunder scares them. This DVD teaches about weather, problem solving, word rhyming, storytelling, kindness, courage, and sorting. The DVD is 30 minutes long and also came with a music CD, which I thought was nice. The songs on the CD are written by Rachel Coleman and include Rachel and the TreeSchoolers, I Wonder, The Weather Song, What Makes a Cloud?, Lightning and Thunder, Share It, Rhyming Time and Itsy Bitsy Spider (Never Give Up.) Singing helps young children learn and remember new concepts.  I felt the DVD and CD were both excellent for preschool age children and the children seemed to really enjoy both. I feel this is a great beginning to a new preschool curriculum and I would be interested in using other episodes. I actually played the DVD twice back to back per the children's request each time the children watched it.
Have you seen this DvD? What other preschool learning DVDs have you watched?



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free Tangy Jumbo Shrimp at Panda Express on February 13th

Stop at your local Panda Express on February 13th to get a free order of Tangy Jumbo Shrimp. Print the coupon on the following page and redeem in store to get yours. This offer is only valid on 2/13/13.
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Let Children Make Mistakes


Many parents believe that mistakes are bad, that mistakes should not be made, and should be hidden, and if  you make mistakes you are a failure. These beliefs can be very damaging to children. Children who are taught that mistakes are bad, when faced with the possibility of making a mistake, may choose to do nothing and don't even try. Children who are very afraid of making mistakes can become frustrated, discouraged and depressed.

  Parents should teach their children that mistakes are opportunities for learning and are a natural part of life. The way to show children that mistakes are okay, is by allowing them to make choices, good and bad and learn from them. We as parents can encourage our children to try again by not yelling and getting angry when they make mistakes. When we yell and scream at our children for making mistakes they will become wary of choices and responsibility. Sharing your mistakes with your children and talking about what you learned from your experience is a great way to teach them about decision making.  So actually when our children make mistakes it's not a bad thing, it's just another opportunity for them to become wiser.