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Valentines Cards and Scrapbook Paper Wreath

Isn’t this wreath cute?!  All we did was wrap a wire wreath form in burlap.  We took 1 x 4 strips of scrapbook paper, looped them in half and stapled the end.  Use a glue gun to attach to your wreath form, and voilah!
 Here is what we are making this Thursday for our monthly class.  Cute, huh?  I love Valentines cards!

 This is a class I’m offering the end of February.  You get to make 2 of each card for $12.
 And here are 2 more of my favorites we’ll make Thursday:
 All of these supplies you can find in the new Stampin Up! Mini catalog.  If you spend $50, you get a free Sale-A-Bration item.  Click here to go to my website and shop! 🙂



Great Deal Websites

I LOVE getting a good deal.  It’s such a great feeling when I know that I’ve saved my family money so we could spend it somewhere else (Hopefully somewhere fun!) 
My favorite deal of 2012 was scored on 12/12/12. I saw on my Facebook wall this killer deal.  I ended up getting my Christmas cards printed out and mailed for .29 cents each! Since stamps are .45 cents each-they clearly lost money on me! Companies do this to gain new customers.  I will happily become their customer for that kind of deal.  
Here are some things I’ve learned about good deals…
Facebook: If you are interested in those deals that you see other friends claiming, You don’t have to click on them to get them.  AND they really aren’t too good to be true.  Google the companies website and you can check out the deal there on their website.  They make you “claim” them so that your wall says it so your friends will click on it, and so on and so on…
Follow these websites for some EXCELLENT deals.  These girls are on top of these deals and are sweet enough to share them with the rest of us!–Follow them on Facebook to get instant updates follow them on Facebook on facebook
Here’s another tip! Printable coupons online are limited to a certain number.  Once they reach their limit, the coupon disappears.  SO, if you want the deal, you need to snatch it! If you snooze you lose!
Happy Shopping.
ALSO! Check out this article.  I loved the “10 Budget Basics Every Parent Should Know”
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Food Nanny to the Rescue!

One of my new years goals is to get better at meal planning AND only going to the grocery store every two weeks. Lately, 4:00 comes around and it becomes a pancake night again…bleh. That’s fine every once in a while, but I like breakfast in the morning 🙂
I got to flip through channels the other night and stopped on this Food Nanny. She is helping people all over the place. The dinner table really is such an important place to build our relationships with our families. I love her show.  Check out this video below. And watch her show on BYU tv.
She has links to her shows that deal with, families with picky eaters, short order eaters, eaters that need more veggies, mixing the meals up a little, cooking on a budget, cooking quick AND healthy, etc.
What your family deals with – She has it!
Here is the website where you can create your own meal calendar with her.  The best part?  It’s FREE!
Happy meal times with your families.
p.s. cute sisters?  let’s share recipes! If you’re interested in my recipes, share your email and I’ll send you some of our family favorites…