Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New PS Food Blog!

The Tuesday gals came up with a great idea to have a blog that we can all post easy recipes on. Check it out at: http://psiloveyourecipes.blogspot.com/

If you'd like to be a contributor, post a comment here or send me an email!

Free Pumpkins!

Free pumpkins... need I say more? :-)

Friday, October 10, 2008


Please bring blankets next week for the girl scout troup blanket drive. Their goal is 100 blankets. The blankets will all go to the Community Action Center before making their way to their new homes. Thanks!

Family Notebook "Recipe/Instructions"

Some of you asked for an outline of the family notebook organizer I use. So, here's the basic format:
Using a standard notebook with front pocket (one that can fit into a diaper bag/is easy to grab-and-go/etc) designate the following areas:

- Pocket:

  • incoming mail and items you need to turn-and-burn that week
  • a couple thank you cards with stamped envelopes
  • notepad/daily list spiral

- Section 1: Monthly calendars (I print mine from my Outlook program every few months -- whatever wasn't scheduled at printing, I simply add with pen/pencil)

- Section 2: Kid Info

  • Copy of Certificate of Live Birth (I need these in my notebook for travel reasons; airlines, etc. request copies for children)
  • A simple Medical Record Table on an 8.5 x 11 Sheet for each of my kids (Date, Height, Weight, Vaccine, Misc.)

- Section 3: Phone Lists with most frequently used lists in the front (I have Mom's Groups, Neighborhood, Preschool, Church, Our official contact list -- Christmas card/Business Peeps, and House -- business cards of anyone who has worked on our house in any capacity stapled to paper, and then just old contact lists that I use infrequently but sometimes still need to reference)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dinner In Minutes Night

So you don't feel like making dinner alone? Tada! Dinner in Minutes Night Out on Tuesday Oct. 14th from 7-9pm.

Please RSVP(amsingho@gmail.com or 509-397-2562) by Sunday the 12th so we can have headcount for Mike at Dinner in Minutes. Amy will try to bring October menus on Thursday or you can view menus at the website dinnerinminutes.net.

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Books

Here are the titles and authors for the books I shared yesterday. Please come chat with me if you ever have any childrens' book questions.

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Halloween by Gail Gibbons (This is the author that writes books on anything from apples to airplanes and tools to toads!)

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London

Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson

Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell

Hoodwinked by Arthur Howard

Angelina's Halloween by Katharine Holabird

It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Julius's Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes (Another great author... I found this one at the bottom of my bag that I forgot to share. I have it in a board book and it's available at amazon.com but not at our local library. It's perfect for the younger ones - so cute!)

Enjoy some fun Halloween books with your kids!