Menu Plan Monday-10/4

It is good to be back in the swing of things with our menu planning and I’m pleased to say that last week’s went well.  As did the egg plant parmesan (and I made enough for two, so we have one waiting in the freezer for another week)! Now, on to this week’s short plan: […]

Family-Themed Halloween Costumes…

…mostly “homemade”! Now that we are into October, Halloween planning is definitely on my mind.  For us, part of that means putting together our family-themed costumes.   I was lucky and grew up with a mom and grandmas that are all pretty good seamstresses (one of my next endeavors).  Along with that, came homemade or […]

Zoo Pops!

Wild fun!  My sister found these adorable popsicle molds while out shopping this summer and thought her favorite nephews must have them!  The molds come with a little recipe booklet, but thus far, we’ve just made smoothie pops!  On mornings when we’ve been making smoothies, I add some extra fruit, juice, and ice to increase […]

Kids Handprint Craft – A is for Apple Tree!

Handprint Apple Trees

I watch our friends’ 3 kiddos two days a week, so I thought this apple handprint craft would be a great craft project for one of those days. I got the idea for this cute little activity from a site called “I can teach my child” and her “Family Handprint Apple Tree“. But, I needed […]

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Saving with Bakery Outlets

My little couponing addiction recently led me to yet another great way to save on groceries.  The local saver magazines that come with our “junk mail” recently had a “Buy one, Get one free” coupon for a nearby Oroweat & Entenmman’s bakery outlet store. I’d been there once or twice before a long time ago […]

Got magazines?

If so, then you can make these little cuties! Seriously, this has got to be one of the cutest ways to recycle–ever!  I learned how to make these adorable paper bows at my MOPS meeting today.  I’m sure crafting goddesses have long known about this great little idea, but it was all new to me today. […]

A different kind of heartbeat…

…little heart beat beet cookies! The idea for these comes from a great site for healthy kid food recipes called Weelicious.  A friend came over yesterday armed with a little bunch of organic beets (and her little one).   Her daughter loves these “sweet beet cookies”, so she brought over some beets for us to make some. Aside […]

‘CVSing’

Is there are CVS in your area?  If so, you must start shopping there if you’re not already!  Conveniently, CVS is the closet store to our house.  So, with motivation from other savvy saving/frugal bloggers, I decided to try my couponing hand at CVS. The best thing about CVS is their Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) reward system. […]

Couponing

Couponing has been my one of my newest endeavors. Obviously, coupons are for saving money and I certainly have used them before.  However, I never used to use them like this! Now, I’m totally serious about couponing. Just before little brother was born I stumbled upon a Nightline story about people who use coupons and sometimes […]

Menu Plan Monday-September 27th

After a menu planning hiatus from being out of state visiting family, vacation recovery, and dealing with a sick baby, we are now back in the swing of things with menu planning.   So, here it is: Monday–Eggplant Parmesean* Tuesday–Salad night with chicken & lots of veggies Wednesday–Turkey Kielbasa sausage with potatoes and veggies Thursday–Leftovers […]

Menu Plan Monday-A History

So, I never really thought I would actually be one to menu plan, but between trying to save money & be healthier by eating out less, having LOTS more variety of food from my new-found couponing addiction, and a little motivation from a new blog I discovered, I decided to attempt a plan for the week for […]

This New Endeavor

Welcome to Mom Endeavors!   This blog was created out of the desire to have a place to share about all the everyday mom endeavors I find myself undertaking.  Soon after the birth of my second little guy (almost 6 months ago), I closed the doors to my high school biology classroom, trading in my […]