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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Food Friday – Easy Shepard’s Pie

Easy Shepard’s Pie recipe:

If you need a quick and easy dinner or you are looking for another dish to freeze, this is a great recipe to have.  Here is what you’ll need:

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1 can tomato soup

1 can corn (can also use peas, green beans etc. use your leftovers)

1 box instant mashed potatoes (can also make from scratch or use leftovers)

¾ up grated cheese (give or take)

Season to taste. (Salt, pepper, garlic salt)

Steps:

  1. Brown ground beef and drain fat
  2. Add can of tomato soup, corn and seasonings
  3. In separate pot, make mashed potatoes according to recipe on box
  4. Pour meat mixture into round casserole dish
  5. Top with mashed potatoes
  6. Cover with cheese
  7. Bake at 350 for 15 mins.

If freezing, just cover with foil and freeze. Move casserole dish to fridge the day of your dinner. Bake at 375 for 50-60 mins. Or until center is hot.

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Saving Money on Groceries

 

 

Everyone is living on a budget these days. The cost of living is high because of steadily growing gas and food prices. Although it’s hard to do anything about gas prices, you can do something to save on your grocery bills. Studies show that Americans throw away nearly half the food they buy. WOW! So before you go grocery shopping, take a look in the cupboards and find items ready to expire.  Try to build your menu around these items to prevent waste and save you some money on items you would have to buy to replace them. Saving money at the store is just half the battle. A lot of our food gets thrown away after preparation. Now I know that not everyone likes leftovers, but here are a few ways to turn your leftovers into new dishes.

  1. Save even the smallest amount of leftover veggies for soups, omelets or shepherds pie.
  2. Save all of your meat juices. Store them in ice cube trays or Ziploc bags in the freezer and you have a great stock for later.
  3. If you have leftover bread or rolls, freeze it!!! A few leftover nights will create enough rolls for a new meal.  Warm and display with oil and balsamic for a great restaurant breadbasket feel.
  4. Slice and save leftover chicken and steak in the freezer.  Make fajitas once you have enough for the family.  (Quesadillas will also work)
  5. Save leftover rice.  You can add and egg and soy sauce for fried rice.  The rice can also be used on soup and shepherds pie

 

You can also visit our previous blog about making a restaurant style dinner out of leftover dishes!

 

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