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What to do with the End Piece of Bread
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What to do with the End Piece of Bread

The end piece. Most throw them out. In the Taff house, we eat them. The kids may not know, but they eat them all the time. Here is my little trick so no one can tell. 4 pieces of bread left in the bag. One being the end piece. What’s a mom to do? Turn […]

Cooking On WIC: Salsa Chicken
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Cooking On WIC: Salsa Chicken

WIC Foods Needed: 1 can Black Beans ( drained) 1 can Corn (drained) Tortillas Cheese Other Foods Needed: Chicken Breasts 1 can Salsa of choice 1. Add 2 chicken breasts into crockpot 2. Add Beans, corn, and salsa into crockpot 3. Cook on low for 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through 4. Shred […]

Kids say the darndest things!
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Kids say the darndest things!

Deston, 6 years old. If only I had a nickel for every time someone said to me, ” Your kids could be on that show…” Every time I have watch an episode of that famous t.v. show with Art Linkletter, or the newer version with Bill Cosby, I laughed myself to tears….this often happens in […]

DIY Watering Can
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DIY Watering Can

I am always looking for a way to re-purpose items. Before I throw it out, The thought of ” what can I do with this” always runs through my mind. I have been needing a watering can to use when I feed my plants. I use the water hose daily on my outside plants, but weekly I […]

Talking with your Children about 9/11
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Talking with your Children about 9/11

Recently, we took our kids to New York to see the Statue of Liberty. It was a  perfect opportunity for me to explain to my kids the events of this day. It was a learning experience – even for me. To stand looking out at the New York skyline; a very surreal moment. I try […]

First Day of School Tradition
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First Day of School Tradition

The First day of school. A very momentous occasion for us all. Next to Christmas, it just may be the most photographed day yet. How do you make your photos special? How do you make your photos stand out? This year I have started a new tradition. Signs. Simple, and easy, but so cute! I […]

Trash to Treasure: Mirror Makeover
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Trash to Treasure: Mirror Makeover

I love Goodwill, and thrifty stores in general. Some snub their noses at it, but I seem to have a sixth sense on finding a good deal. Of course it can be hit or miss, I frequent Goodwill, so those that hear me brag about my treasures jump to conclusion that I always find great deals. Wrong. Many times […]

Cooking on WIC: Homemade Onion Rings
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Cooking on WIC: Homemade Onion Rings

WIC foods needed: Onion, Bran cereal, Eggs 1.Cut the ends off onions, peel off outer layers and slice onion into 1/2 inch slices and separate ( the ones in my picture are too thin #FAIL) 2.Grind up your favorite Fiber cereal ( either Bran flakes, or Corn flakes work great) * optional – add your […]

Preparing for a Hurricane with Children
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Preparing for a Hurricane with Children

This weekend Hurricane Irene is expected to hit the shore that I live pretty close to. I am originally from Georgia, where we get the aftermath of hurricanes, usually after it has went through a state or two. So, I am not quite sure what to expect. So far, the base I live on is […]

Organizing Odd Socks
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Organizing Odd Socks

Odd socks. We all have them. I usually have several, with 6 people, laundry is never ending. For a couple of years now, I have been organizing my odd socks with plastic clothes pins. Every house I have lived in has had one of these wire shelves above the washer and dryer. As I fold […]