Verse On The Wall

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him...

2 Chronicles 16:9

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sippy Cup Leashes

Now that the twins can hold bottles and sippy cups on their own it has been making some things much easier. However trying to constantly retrieve 2 cups that are "dropped" (often with huge smile as they are doing it) and keep and eye on Alex is getting old fast. I saw "leashes" in the store but just knew that someone out there knew how to make them. I found Ashely's blog with a great tutorial on how to make them. I made these this afternoon and honestly it probably only took about 20 minutes for 2 of them! I would consider myself a beginner at these type of projects so it could be even faster for some. I will be making more, some for the highchairs and strollers, sippy cups and snack cups...
Ashely's blog as a ton of cute idea and projects, all with great pictures and directions. If only I had more time!! Check out the high chair cover, table fort and project display board for starters. My next project if the grocery bag holder because I have been meaning to make one for some time now.
One downside to the leashes is that they are drastically going to cut down on the number of squats I get in a day.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Verse On The Wall

I have never been good about memorizing scripture but have felt it was important to do. I then heard a lady at church talk about the importance of having our kids also memorize scripture and saw a video of her 5 year old recite an entire chapter! What a great thing I can do for my kids to put the Word of God in their hearts from an early age plus maybe I will finally get on the ball myself and learn some.

I have tried a few different techniques but finally found something that is working well for us. I made a chalkboard and hung it on the wall by the gate that separates the living room from the rest of our house. Every time we pass through the gate we say the verse. We go through it many times a day! I originally had it in the kitchen and then tried the front door.

I had the verse down the 1st day and tonight Alex said it multiple times by himself! I will try and get a video of it with my new Christmas present and post it. It only took about a week and honestly there was a few days that we didn't stick to the plan of saying it when we passed through the gate.

Stay tuned for our new verse on the wall. Any suggestions on what verses we should add? Do you have any techniques, tips or routines?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Baked French Toast

I will be making this for Christmas morning. This French toast is so good and easy, if you like sweet things! Denfinetly not a healthy choice but great for speacial occasions. Enjoy!

Baked French Toast

Serves 8

9 x 13 pan (or 2 8x8 pans)

1 cup Brown Sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 T. Corn syrup

Loaf of french bread or Texas toast

5 eggs

1 1/4 Cup milk

1 t. Vanilla

In saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. When melted together pour into bottom on pan. Slice the bread in 1" slices if not already sliced. Lay the bread in the syrup mixture. Cut or squeeze pieces in if needed. In blender mix the eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour mixture over the bread making sure to cover all the bread. Let sit in fridge overnight before baking.

To Freeze:

Cover pan with foil, seal label and freeze.

Serving Day.

Thaw. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I decide to start a blog for 2 main reasons.

1. To share the great and not so great adventures of my life with the kids and dogs. Like the Vaseline hair painting party last week or the drawer that Luke broke because he keeps pulling it out to sit in. (If you happen to find some one in a Vaseline hair painting party I learned that most people recommend corn starch to get it out or about after a week it goes away)

2. To share recipes, good deals, organizing ideas and other money savers as I come across them. I have organized some Freezer cooking fellowship where a bunch of ladies (with kids) come over and we make meals that we can stick in the freezer. That day is a great example of controlled chaos! Look for another one coming next year.

okay back to the laundry...