Wednesday, March 26, 2008
So, after trying many things (including keeping things clean around the kitchen and even using a little spray poison), I finally decided to try out a natural remedy I read about online- vinegar. Sunday night, I cleaned the entire kitchen and sprayed everything down with vinegar- counter tops, cabinet fronts, sink, side of the refrigerator. As of today, I have only seen one or two stray ants over the last couple of days. Best of all, I have gobs of vinegar and didn't have to pay a thing. I really didn't even mind the smell...much. I'm thinking I might start making more use of the cost effective solution!
And that, folks, is what works for me!
Be sure to visit Shannon's site for more tips!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
One of the posts on there recently has come from the inspiration of another blogger who herself has been challenged in the area of being thankful for her children and all the mishaps that go along with parenting. She made a list of things she can't wait for Tricia to experience with Gwyneth, and then invited others to participate. Nate has extended the same invitation. So, here is my list (all of which I have done in the past 24 hours). I can't wait for Tricia to:
- clean up the water from the bathroom floor from the humidifier tank your daughter just broke
- sing silly songs and make silly faces just tyring to coax a few more bites into her stubborn little mouth
- get up at 5AM to lay your suprisingly awake little one back in bed and praying she'll go back to sleep and wake up at a more considerate hour
- soothe your little girl who seems more interested in crying than in taking her morning nap
- help her practice taking steps into your arms
- cheer when you're sure that "ah duh" means "all done" and "doo" means "dog"
- coax her to say "mama" instead of "bahbahbah" and "duhduhduh" all day long
- do everything you can to make her laugh
Motherhood is not without it's challenges, but I love it, and I love my daughter to pieces. Please continue to pray that Tricia will get her new lungs soon and will get to enjoy all the many precious moments with her daughter that life can bring.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
...for 6.73. That's-
1 Venus razor
2 Pantene hair gel
2 Swiffer dry sweeper cloths (large box)
1 Glade flameless candle
2 Glade candles
3 Garnier shampoo/cond.
2 Tresemme shampoo/cond.
1 Tresemme hair gel
5 Colgate toothpaste
2 Oral B toothbrushes
I only have 7 ECBs to roll over on account of the fact that I bought a third bottle of Garnier not realizing that it was limit of 2 on earning ECBs. Not only did I not get any ECBs, I paid for it in ECBs and used one of my coupons. I also had some issues with the toothpaste. Two of the tubes I bought were mentioned in the ad as being on sale with ECBs, but they rang up at a different price and I didn't get the ECBs. I've been contemplating calling Customer Service about it. I used ECBs to pay for them, so I can't get anything back by returning them. Grr...
The Garnier deal is running again this week, and so is the Venus razor deal. Those are probably the only deals I'll do this week, but I might add the Irish Spring deal just because I got a CRT (cash register tape) coupon for Irish Spring which will make the deal even better.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Well, it would be easy for me to blame it on my husband, who is by nature a "pile-er" and not a "file-er," but that wouldn't really be fair. We both contribute to the piles, as some days it is just plain easier to do that than find the proper place for it. I, in turn, let it go because the task appears to be overwhelming for just me (the only one who seems to be bothered by it)!
Today, my transcription workload is light, so I have decided to participate in Crystal's Making Your Home a Haven Monday challenge over at Biblical Womanhood. These are obviously the before pictures of my dining room table and workspace, both of which are in some serious need of organization and de-cluttering. My plan is to tackle this later this afternoon. Won't my husband be surprised when he gets home!
Be sure to visit Crystal's blog at Biblical Womanhood for more on making your home a haven!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
50 free prints at CVS!