Thursday, November 29, 2007

Great Show!

I can't believe my sisters haven't posted about this yet. I took my kids to see the movie Enchanted over Thanksgiving - It is super cute! It was funny and really just a fun movie, I recommend you all go see it and take your kids!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

It Works and is SOOOOO Yummy!!

Oh my gosh has it ever been a long time since I last posted on here! Time sure does fly!
Anyway, a few weeks ago I saw Jessica Seinfeld on Oprah talking about her book "Deceptively Delicious". I thought it was such a great idea so I ran out and bought a copy of it! With the craziness of my life I didn't use it even once until this week and let me tell you how great it is! The other night I made Meatloaf (for the record I'm not a meatloaf fan) with mashed potatoes and it was SOOOO good. The Meatloaf had pureed carrots in it and the potatoes had pureed cauliflour. My kids chowed and had no idea I had snuck Vegi's into their meal. My older two do pretty well with eating fruit and vegis but my younger two, especially me five year old, are BRUTAL!! It was so great to see them eating everything I served them and say how good it was.
Tonight I made Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs with pureed pinapple and sweet potates in them. Once again the kids had NO IDEA there was healthy stuff in their food and it tasted fabulous!
So if you have children who give you a hard time with eating the healthy stuff, try this, you'll love it!

PS-there is another book out there that is VERY similar to Jessica's book. Apparently hers was published first and they even tried to get Oprah to do a show about it. Of course because the author wasn't a celebrity, Oprah said no... anyway, you can imagine the issues about that! Anyway, either book is great and helps kids eat healthier!

Monday, November 12, 2007

More Pumpkin!

When a 12 year old boy came to my house last Sunday and I heard him tell Ben that my house smells really good I knew I had something yummy going on. I have The Perfect Autumn Pumpkin Wallflower, from Bath & Body Works, plugged in. My house is delicious. I also got some of the room spray in the same scent and I spray it whenever I want a boost of yumminess. I have had this plugged in for a few weeks already and I remember when I came home from being out of town last week I was loving the smell when I walked in the door. I'm faking myself out that it's fall around here!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hot Dog!

Okay, so I never really publicly admit that I like hot dogs. But I do. I love everything about them. I love corn dogs, regular hot dogs, polish dogs, hot dogs with cheese, smoked sausages, brauts, should I go on? So in my attempt to shrink my waistline, I found these gems. They are smoked turkey sausages with cheddar. They are simply divine and seriously so delicious! They are only 120 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 10 GRAMS OF PROTEIN! Another staple of my diet now. They are super good sliced up with sauteed cabbage and butter. I think I'll have another for lunch today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Christmas Suggestions Anyone??

Who better to ask than WKTGS! Just wanted to ask all the girlfriends on here for any suggestions to different, specialty, boutique Christmas stores, preferably online (if not located in Utah) for Good, Fun, Beautiful Christmas decor and tree ornaments? I've checked out Tai Pan (and the typical Costco & Walmart stuff) but I'm convinced there's got to be more choices out there for Christmas decor....any ideas?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Binki Be Gone!

A few months ago when I took Josh to the Doctor we were discussing when a good time to get rid of the Binki would be. He said that he thinks that around 2 is a good time. At the time I could not agree more and actually still do agree because I am just not prepared to deal with the whole fuss and process. He then suggested a good way to help them kick the habit all by them selves with no fuss. This week while I was at Marilee's she told me she had tried it with Logan and it had worked! So, here is what he told me!

Find a place in the house (Marilee used the rocking chair in Logan's room) where you can send your child to suck on their Binki. They can only use the Binki in that one spot in the house. So if they would like to use it they have to stay there, if they come away from that spot they must leave it. He then said that they will soon realize that they are missing out on a lot of fun, TV, games and playing by sitting in the corner or where ever sucking on their Binki and you will find that they spend less and less time and then leave it all together.

Sounds pretty simple - Marilee said it worked for her. So for all you out there who are dreading the time when you have to get rid of it, give this a whirl!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Hallo WEEN!

Here is a photo from my brother's annual haunted garage. It is fun for the kids of all ages. He was his usual gruesome self, and she made a decapitated Marie Antionette costume. I just put it up so you could see her sewing and artistic genius! There is an article about it in the Des News if you want to follow this link:,5143,695223463,00.html
Anyway, hope you all had a great halloween. Now, can it possibly be NOVEMBER?!