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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Tip Tuesday

 

 

Tired of your dirty microwave? We’ve got a simple solution for you. Boil water for 5 to 10 minutes in a dirty microwave, and it will all wipe clean. Put slices of lemon, lime or orange in the water to give your microwave a fresh, clean smell.

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Tip Tuesday – Spot Remover

 

Have you ever opened the dryer and pulled out the clothes only to find an entire Chap Stick has melted into your clothing? Do you ever cook bacon and the grease pops right on to your sweater? How about a mystery spot that just won’t go away?? Well we all have, and often times we give up hope on ever making that mystery spot go away.  Before you give up hope, we have a new product you should try.

Grandmas Secret Spot Remover!  You won’t find this in your grocery store. Most times it is found at fabric shops like Hancock fabric and Joann’s.  We found ours at Hobby Lobby. You can also purchase it online at Amazon.  Many items of clothing have been saved with this secret spot remover. It may not remove every spot, but it has worked for some suborn stuff. So give it a try and you might be able to bring back your favorite shirt.

 

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