Friday, December 20, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I decorated my car for Christmas

My daughter kept seeing reindeer cars while we were driving around. So I finally got on Amazon and found that the kit is pretty cheap. So, we are now driving around in a Ruldolph car too!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

http://www.youtube.com/v/9Iyehzud0VM?autohide=1&version=3&feature=share&autoplay=1&autohide=1&attribution_tag=1f-WQq9ajq069o9Jc8hVTg&showinfo=1

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Weddings SCRIP Flyer


So, another thing in my life that takes up a lot of time, is helping with the SCRIP program at my daughter's school. For those not familiar with SCRIP, here's a quick explanation. Our school buys gift cards at a discount, then sells them to the parents and families at full price. I could go on (seriously, I love SCRIP) but I won't bore you. Feel free to ask any questions though.

I am basically the marketing director of our SCRIP program. I make weekly flyers for the school's newsletter, and I sell the gift cards at all our school functions. The weekly reminder has made a HUGE impact on our program, increasing our sales $30,000 in one year. So I thought I'd start sharing my flyers, and maybe inspire some fellow SCRIP programs.

The flyer above is for our last newsletter of the school year. I just wanted to remind the families what we have, especially if they are attending any weddings. We also sell something called a Card Cubby that helps organize gift cards, and wanted them to think of giving that as a gift as well.

I use Illustrator for all my artwork. And while I can create and use the program with ease, I'm not a professional. So, to make life easier, I purchased the bride and groom graphic on VectorStock.com for only $1.00! It also came with the beautiful blue background. However, I did make changes to the colors of the bride and groom. Our newsletter gets printed in black and white, and I didn't think the dress and veil was going to show up on the light blue background. But since I also post this on the schools Facebook page, I needed some color. To find the graphic that I used, go to VectorStock.com and search for vector ID 949134 the artist is Olillia and she has some pretty amazing designs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Picky Eater Breakfast Roll-up

Today is a quick post. I made an omelette with chives and cheese, on top of a tortilla. Then rolled it all up for an easy breakfast. Right now she's eating it and doesn't even realize there are eggs inside. Success!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Let's Give it a Try For my Picky Eater #1-Cheese Salad Flatbread Rollup-


Line up the lettuce, cheese and croutons on one side
This will be the first in my series-Let's Give it a Try for My Picky Eater!
Do you have one of those at home? Mine will not eat hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, or pizza. But I'm actually okay with those. I don't have to go get Happy Meals every time she sees the golden arches. It's just an example of what most kids like, and mine refuses to eat. She loves cheese. She loves bread. But we've tried and tried, and cheese pizza is a firm "NO."
So it's time to get creative and maybe a little tricky. For her lunch today, I used Flatout bread I had found at Costco, spread it with a little mayo, then sprinkled a little Ranch dressing seasoning on that. Next time, I might have some actually dressing made and use that instead. Then on one side of the roll-up I put some cut up romaine lettuce  some thinly sliced cheddar cheese (I use a potato peeler) and some croutons.
Start rolling up the side that your filling is on, then cut in the middle. I told her that she had a cheese salad in a roll-up. She seemed okay with the idea, especially since croutons were involved.  But when I picked her up at noon, she had told the teacher it needed to be heated, then she refused to eat it! I don't blame her, it did not look appetizing after the microwave. Oh well. I do think this will work, as long as it stays a "cold" sandwich. I'l be giving it a try again soon.

The finished Flatout-Looks yummy!
You'll need:
1-Flatout (or any flatbread or tortilla)
Lettuce of your choice
Cheese
Croutons
Mayonnaise or Ranch dressing