Food Friday – Southwest Chicken

This recipe popped up today and it looked super easy and delicious! We love the video tutorial they provided. It’s like watching a cooking show, but you can pause and rewind when ever you need. If you want the written directions, you can get them below, or click on the “southwest chicken” link right under the video. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Original recipe makes 4 servings

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Brown chicken breasts on both sides. Add tomatoes with green chile peppers, beans and corn. Reduce heat and let simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Add a dash of cumin and serve.

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Tip Tuesday

 

All the tips in the world can’t prepare you for becoming a mother for the first time. The best tip we could give you is to have a good sense of humor. With that in mind, we found this article and thought we would replace our tips with theirs….enjoy!

http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/blogs/mom-blog/funny-tips-for-moms-to-be

 

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Funny Commercial! Must see

 

With breastfeeding numbers on the rise, it’s no surprise that it is becoming more and more popular for companies to address the topic. This Luvs commercial features a breastfeeding mother nursing with her first child, then with her second.  The commercial is humorous and light hearted but still shows some progression in making this topic a little more socially acceptable. We also thought the scene of the mother nursing her first child was pretty accurate! It’s why we invented the BB Nursing Cover. So if you sympathized with the first scene and aren’t quite ready to let it call hang out, pick up your BB Cover today. Enjoy

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Food Friday – Fresh Beef

Moooooo……Are you a red meat eater? If you are we have a suggestion on where to get the highest quality meat at the lowest prices. Don’t buy your beef at your big chain grocer. Who knows where’s its come from, and the prices are outrageous. A pound of extra lean ground beef can run up to $8 per pound! We suggest using your local farmer or butcher. Look for one that has the cattle on site. We found one in our state that has great prices and is delicious. A pound of 95% lean ground beef is only $3.08 and the steaks are to die for. These places aren’t always easy to find so hunt around and compare prices to your other options.

 

If you are in the Utah market, we recommend:

Dale T Smith and Sons. 12450 South Pony Express Road Draper, UT 801-571-3611. They only accept cash or checks.

 

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Thrifty Thursday Valentine’s bonus!

Need a last minute gift for your kids or a friend? We just made these in 30 mins. We used some old vases from some previous floral arrangements, but get creative. You can use big red cups, boxes, buckets, etc.. The candy was purchased at the grocery store on sale and the Valentine balloon is from the party store. If you don’t have time to go to the party store, just use a plain red, white or pink balloon.  Clear cellophane was shoved into the vase with a piece of valentine tissue paper. We used hot glue to attach wooden skewers to the candy bars and shoved them in the vase. The balloon is blown up then hot glued to a skewer as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this same idea for birthday parties too!

 

Have fun!

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Thrifty Thursday – Postage Pay-off

It’s Thrifty Thursday and we have another tip for saving money. Postage seems to be one of those things that continue to go up every year! Even flat rate envelopes were just raised another $.15 this January. We can’t change postal rates but we can give you some tips.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Typically USPS is always the cheapest.
  2. Try to give yourself plenty of time to mail a package. If you use good old ground mail its even cheaper.
  3. Media mail!!! – This is something that most people don’t use and should. You can send approved media through the USPS for a significantly cheaper rate than other items. So what so media? Here’s the list:
    1.  Books (must be at least 8 pages long)
    2. DVD’s
    3. CD’s (any sounds recordings as well)
    4. Printed music
    5. Medical information
    6. Computer read-able media (pretty much covers anything on a disk)

They will not allow you not use this feature for marketing, advertising, or magazines.

So how much is it? Good question. It costs $2.38 to send up to a pound of media and $.39 for each additional pound up to 70 pounds. Now you know why you can buy your book or DVD from Amazon and only pay $3.99 shipping, but those underwear from victoria secret cost $6.99 to ship.

So next time you’re swapping books or send a DVD, use media mail! It will cost you about half of the normal rates!

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Tip Tuesday – Better Safe Than Sorry

Although we all try to keep a close watch on our purses while out shopping, it only takes a quick turn and you could be the victim of a purse snatching. Its good practice to keep your purse on you at all times, but it is very hard to shop carrying your purse the entire time. We suggest a little trick that might keep your purse from disappearing. Next time you are using a cart, loop that buckle through your purse strap.  If someone tries to pick it up and walk away, they will be surprised when the purse stays attached to the cart. If you have a child in the seat, you can still place your purse to the side of them and slide the buckle through the strap of your purse as you secure your little one in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Breastfeeding at Work – Tips for the Working Mother

Breastfeeding has been around since the dawn of time. Long before grocery stores and formula it was the only method for feeding our babies, but times have changed! People, especially women, have evolved! Women take on so many roles in today’s society it’s hard to believe that we are still made to feel uncomfortable doing something so natural. Additionally, many women are working outside of the home and trying to breastfeed their babies. Although juggling work and breastfeeding is hard, we want to encourage mothers to stay positive and offer these few tips that will make it a little easier.

 

  1. Stay positive! A good sense of humor and positive attitude are necessary during this time. There will be embarrassing moments such as leaking, and possibly co-workers whom aren’t supportive. Stay strong and remember that this is all worth it!
  2. Choose wisely – Try to choose a care provider that is both close to your work place and breastfeeding friendly.  Having your provider close or even on-site will allow you to nurse a couple of times and reduce the times you have to pump.
  3. Pump Power – Buy a good breast pump.  Make sure that you choose the best pump for you.  This is not an item to want to be frugal with.  You will be using it daily.
  4. Communicate – Trying to hide your breastfeeding at work will not make things easier.  Let you employer know what your plans are. They can help to adjust lunch and break times around needed pumps and provide a safe and comfortable place to do it.
  5. Stay organized – Having all of your supplies available will make it easier to stay consistent. Running out of the house your first day back is already going to be a stressful time. Make sure that you have already visited and dropped of your baby at your care provider at least once before this day.  Also be sure that you have your car packed with extra supplies just in case you run out. Bring an extra lunch box for the community fridge.  You can store your milk in there and have an easy way to tote it to and from work.

Just remember that your baby’s health is worth the extra trouble you are going through. At first it will be an adjustment, but you will get in the swing of things in no time.

 

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