I had to delete and repost, comment luv was not showing again...So, now onto the post. I was nominated for the Liebster Award
The Liebster Blog Award is given to
bloggers by bloggers. It is a way to acknowledge each other and say
“you’re doing a great job”. It is for blogs with 200 or less followers,
so it’s also a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs and get
them more readers and followers! When you receive the award, you post 11
random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person(s)
who nominated you. You pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you
tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions. You’re not
allowed to nominate the blog(s) who nominated you! (To get the button,
right click the picture on my page and save the picture to your
computer. You can then upload to your blog.)
Random facts about me:
1) I have a younger sister
2) I can handle reading gore but can't watch it
3) I can handle reading gory crime dramas, but can't read about ghosts
4) I love cooked peppers in food, but can't stand them raw.
5) I originally wanted to be a Spanish teacher, but they didn't offer it as a college major anymore
7) I used to regularly camp with hubby, but afraid to take Dinosaur just yet
8) Hubby and I lived a few blocks away from each other, but didn't meet till college
9) I curse way too much, it's a bad habit
10) I often sleep on the couch, because hubby snores too loud
11) Our french bulldog, Balboa was our first baby and still kind of is
What is your favorite food? Oh, that is hard, since I am allergic to
dairy I am very picky. It has to be good pulled pork or my pasta and
What is your dream job? I'd love to just have a job, but my dream job would be at home blog designer/updater.
What did you want to be when you were a little kid? at teacher and a mom
What was your favorite book as a kid? Where the Wild Things Are and the Judy Bloom books.
What is your favorite color? brown, my wardrobe is all based on brown.
What season is your favorite? fall, I love the colors, smells and weather
What is your favorite holiday? hmm, Thanksgiving and Christmas eve, all because of the food.
If you could have one day to do anything, what would it be? spend a day at a spa getting massages
Which chore would you rather do, dust, grocery shop, or laundry? now that we have a washer and dryer in the house, LAUNDRY
How many kids did you think you would have as a child? five, three boys and two girls
What do you look forward to most about fall? used to be going back
to school, now its the cooler weather, apple and pumpkin picking
Questions for my Nominees:
1) What would you do first if you won a million dollars?
2) What is your favorite room in your home?
3) What did you want to be when you were a little kid?
4) What is your favorite book to read to your child(ren)
5) What is your favorite color?
6) Which kid's show do you wish was cancelled?
7) What is your favorite holiday?
8) What is the most expensive gift you have given someone?
9) Are you a good dancer?
10) How many kids did you think you would have as a child?
I really like to make my own chicken strips and nuggets. While buying pre-made is easier, I know what is really in my nuggets. It's really not that hard to make. I made these chicken strips the same way I made my pork nuggets, only I placed them in the oven for a few extra minutes since
they were a thicker cut.
I made a big batch today, because hubby was home for dinner.
Then I decided to try and make breaded squash. I coated them in egg and breaded them, but was in a rush as both hubby and Dinosaur were rushing me with pains of hunger. I didn't coat them evenly, as you can see.
Even though the squash did NOT turn out how I wanted. How did I want them to look? I wanted them completely coated and to look like round chicken nuggets so Dinosaur would eat them. That didn't work out and he refused to even have them on his plate. He DID eat every bit of chicken and asked for more.
Despite the way the squash turned out, hubby LOVED everything. He cleaned his plate and asked for more. Now, that makes a wife feel good, but I must plan ahead and take more time to coat my squash so son will eat a few of them. Hmmmm, maybe I can cook broccoli the same way.
Did any of your meals not turn out the way you wanted, but still rocked?
After a trip to Rite Aide, I got these bags for a great price. They are normally are $4.19 each, but they were on sale 2 for $5.00. Then I had two coupons, they were a dollar off two Ziploc bags. But Rite Aide coupon policy allows you to use both coupons and that is what I did. So I got them for $1.50 each plus tax. HOW GREAT IS THAT????
After a trip to WALGREENS I got
three conditioners and one shampoo for $15 and had a $3 coupon (regular price $4.49 each)
two Aussie gels for $6 and had a $3 a coupon (regular price $4.79 each)
two Arizona iced teas for $5 and had a $1.00 coupon (regular price $2.99 each)
Wonder white bread $2.99 had an amazing $1.00 coupon on bread
Could have paid: $36.51
ACTUALLY PAID: $21.94
THEN... I used a $5 and a $1 Register Reward to get
Desitin and eggs for only .48 cents
Could have paid: $4.79
ACTUALLY PAID: $0.48
Isn't that flipping cool?
Total Savings: $25.76
Did I do good? What do you think?
I don't go crazy like those ladies on TLC, but I won't have to buy conditioner,
shampoo or gel for a long time.
Oh I loved Melissa and Doug board puzzles when my son was younger. He outgrew them now, but is still struggling with regular puzzles, but I keep trying.
Then I found this great Melissa and Doug activity that is perfect for him.
On the back it shows you all the different outfits you can put on Joey. (pirate, construction worker, knight, super hero, fireman, and police man.) Then it lists other activities you can play with the magnetic pieces.
You just have to make sure you don't lose any of the pieces, or your child might turn into a
crazed animal until you find the piece in question.
Dinosaur decides what outfit he wants from the back then I let him find the pieces on his own.
Sometimes we organize the shoes, pants, shirts and hats into different piles.
Or we try to see if different outfits fit together. It's a great way to challenge his mind.
It's Saturday and time for my side of the story again.
I was a SUPER good boy yesterday. We all went out to eat at Chuck's Steakhouse in Danbury, CT. I love that I can look at the fishes swimming around and see pictures of boats in the water. Did mommy get a pic of any of that? NOPE, because SHE is the one who doesn't listen. I was super good at the table. I played nicely with my cars and pretended to pour sugar, salt, and pepper on them. Why? Well, because they love when I do that.
We ordered great food, but did mommy get a picture of any of that? NOPE, she said she did but her phone was being silly. I think she is just old and doesn't know what she is doing. I think if she put her phone in my apple juice it would have worked better.
I did get to take awesome pics with mommy and daddy, not together
though, perhaps one day mommy will think about asking someone to take a
picture of the three of us. Am I the only one who thinks ahead around
I think me being a good boy makes up for me calling mommy mean, telling her I'm mad, and saying I would throw her in the garbage for not giving me a lollipop. Hey, I'm only three and allowed to get super angry. Besides with my awesome smile, I can get away with a lot.
Don't you agree?